Despite the slack economy, people still spent their time and money on entertainment this year, and it wasn't always worth it. Need proof? Check out these low moments of on-screen sexuality. From the silver screen to live television, here are 2009's worst offenders of tasteless, icky or just plain unsexy sex scenes.
No matter what stage you're break-up is in, a good song helps. Whether you're swollen from crying or red with rage, it's comforting to know that someone else has felt the same anger, regret and pain that you're feeling. Here are some of 2009's best songs for drowning (out) your sorrows.
Breaking up is hard to do no matter what, but it sure does help to have a wordy companion during your time of need. Whether it's advice on healing, tips on creating a new life or just stories from people who have been there, a good breakup deserves a good read. Here are this year's best breakup books.
You know those songs that come on the radio when you're with your girlfriends and you just let loose and sing along to it? They're songs that you may be embarrassed to love, but darn it, they make you feel good. In the spirit of strong, unattached ladies everywhere, here are 2009's top 10 single-but-ready-to-jingle tunes. Come on, we know you like 'em too…
2009 was rife with chick lit. How to choose the best tales of dating, love and lust? From Stephanie Meyer to Candace Bushnell, we've selected the best books by women for women. Check out YourTango's top five chick lit picks from the year and let us know what we missed.
The year's best date movies. We had to see them in theaters. Now, as these movies are slated to start appearing on DVD, we're itching to watch them again, this time cozied up on the couch with our best guy or gal. Check out our list and tell us what films we may have missed.
Buzzfeed posted a great list from Tiny Cartridge of "Boyfriend Criteria," including the usual "smart," "cute," "funny," and the more unusual like "did not pick Charmander as first Pokémon." There's also a list of pluses ("glasses," "good shoes," "good tattoo") and minuses ("annoying," "too tight pants," "think you're sooo smart"). Since I'm getting married in three days (!!!), the list got me thinking about my "husband criteria" and how well my fiancé fits my list. After the jump, see how he does.
Ever sent a sexy text to your boyfriend... and then realized it was to your boss? Do you know your partner's email passwords? Are you constantly checking your Blackberry—even when you're on a date? Even if you've never experienced these tech troubles, it's likely that you've encountered the intersection of technology and relationships—and maybe you've wondered what to do. Below, 22 dos and don'ts. Let us know yours in the comments.
The beginning of a relationship can be a tricky course to navigate. Guys (like me) aren't so good at guessing what women think or want, and our stupidity can lead to otherwise easily avoidable arguments. Setting some basic rules with your new flame may help you get past the small stuff and start enjoying your lives together. Here are ten guidelines to help smooth the road with your new beau. Some of these tips might seem like common sense but everyone has different expectations.
What's your favorite romantic movie—Gone With The Wind? West Side Story? The Notebook? Yawn. Sure, those are great, heart-swelling films, but you've probably seen them. If you're looking for something a little different, check out our list of love stories that the Academy, in its infinite wisdom, somehow missed. Below are twenty-five gems—some you'll have heard of and some will be brand new, but all of them will leave you enchanted—and maybe a bit teary.