I was 14 years old, and to be honest, back then I was more concerned with my grades at school and the newest Justin Timberlake CD than boys. He was in the same class as me and a typical awkward teen boy: shy, had braces, but cute in that dorky sort of way. Growing up in the same neighborhood, Alex and I used to walk the same route home from school every day. After he sheepishly asked me out one day, I reluctantly said okay.
Few human instincts are as compelling as the desire for sexual connection. Throughout time, the moment our basic survival needs—food, shelter, protection from large, furry animals—have been met, we've sought sexual union, both for procreation and pleasure. And universal though it may be, sex is still the most enduring enigma.
I knew my one-and-a-half year relationship was "for real" when alcohol stopped being a regular part of our dates. The first few dates are always a little awkward, so there's no harm in a glass of wine or two — plus, it gives you some ready-made conversation topics...
Since we often think of celebration as synonymous with splurging, celebrating a special occasion without spending a ton of money can be a challenge. Here are nine ideas to help you plan a romantic date night that doesn't break the bank.
It's 9 p.m. on a Sunday. What does your boyfriend usually do on Sunday nights? Play video games? Catch up on work? Pick the lint out of his belly button? Mine is checking the oven right now to see how crispy his chicken pot pie is.
What could be more romantic than a candlelit dinner for two? Forget about meeting your date at the fancy downtown restaurant: Hosting an at-home dinner date is a great idea whether you and your date are just getting acquainted or you're looking to rekindle the romance with a longtime lover.
It all began when I was in New York City killing time before a business meeting. Having always loved dining out, I was happy to stumble upon an enticing-looking restaurant called the Banc Café. I walked in and requested a table for one — I was freshly out of a relationship, so this seemed like a bold move at the time.
Finally, the best recipes to cook as a couple are all under one roof. We've collected recipes from our staff, bloggers and website partners to compile a comprehensive list of recipes that lend themselves particularly well to a couple in the kitchen. From sweet to savory, these recipes are best enjoyed as a pair.
It's not rocket science that incoporating healthy foods intp family meals will result in a child with better eating habits. As far as I see it, pretty soon my husband will either have to shape up his diet, or start eating drive-thru fare in his car.
When I went on my first date at 15, I had already been a vegetarian for a few years. But I never thought I'd have a problem with dating a meat eater.
Want to spice up your life? Well, Chris Ginder (or 'Gindo,' as his friends call him) knows how! The LA mixologist and home chef created Gindo’s Spice of Life, a special hot sauce made famous by a 'Top Chef' winner! Gindo is dishing out all his spicy secrets on cooking, love & his favorite date hot-spots.
Oct. 17 is National Edge Day, an under-the-radar holiday founded by those who refer to themselves as "straight edge." In honor of this day—and because my boyfriend is straight edge, while I love myself a good bottle of wine (yes, bottle!)—I thought it was important to share just how easy it really is, as one who drinks, to date and fall in love with a non-drinker.