Here at YourTango, there are certain holidays we like to celebrate the heck out of: Valentine's Day; Mother's Day; World Nutella Day. Today is Star Wars Day, and we're super excited to have a legitimate outlet for our general geekery. And because we also tend to have love on the brain, we decided to look at one of our favorite movie franchises through heart-shaped lenses, and share with you what Star Wars taught us about love.
Sports and love, as evidenced by Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xu's gold medal in pairs figure skating last night, are closely related. The discipline, dedication, and disappointments athletes experience for the love of a sport can easily apply to how they love another person. That being said, check out what these Olympians have to say about sports—you might never learn how to speed skate ordo the skeleton bob, but you might learn a thing or two about love:
Speed dating isn't a new concept for me. I've tried it once before, and it was a surprisingly painless experience. Hey, I even got a nice, legit second date out of it. But they'd always been relatively small, low-key deals where I'd meet 10 or 12 guys by the end of the night. Not so at the Find Your Luvah speed-dating event held over the weekend in Hoboken, N.J., which organizers hoped would break the world record for number of microdates. I was one of 350 people simultaneously speed-dating, which made it the largest event of its kind in history. With so many people talking in one room and the potential to meet so many guys, I wasn't really nervous. I was, however, overwhelmed by the sheer number of people.
Beyond smoke monsters and the Dharma Initiative, Lost is really about the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 and the bonds between them (OK, and Sawyer's abs). Here are five love lessons we've learned from Lost; thankfully you don't have to be stranded on a tropical island to take advantage of these relationship tips.
The first run of Saved By The Bell only went 5 seasons (plus one season of college and two two-hour movies) but it left us with many, many pop-culture references. And, more importantly, it taught an entire generation of young people about love and relationships.
A relationship, much like rush-hour traffic on the interstate on a Friday evening, requires no small amounts of patience, determination and smart maneuvering. Some of us were born good drivers, others manage by the skin of our bumpers. For those of us in need of a defensive driving course or two, here are five pieces of advice for the road that work just as well as on the rollercoaster of love:
We all remember growing up to Growing Pains, and Family Ties, but so much has changed since the '80s and '90s. We were in need of a family sitcom that portrays life as we know it today. Modern Family, which recently premiered on ABC, does just that. In the end though, what all of these characters have in common is the love that binds them.
Good love advice can come from unlikely sources, such as your local grocery store. We Love Buzzers don't exactly have cold hard correlations, but it sure is interesting to think that a study about consumerism can speak volumes about human relationships. Here are three consumer food studies that translate well into love lessons.
In honor of the 140th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth, we've culled together 4 ways to practice, in your love life, what he preached throughout his life. As Indians take a national holiday to celebrate the anniversary of the politician and spiritual leader's birth, we examine several quotes for which he's best known. Turns out, they serve as good relationship advice, too.
Saturday Night Live has been cranking out sketch comedy platinum, gold, pewter and sometimes poo for 34 years. The Lorne Michaels creation has launched countless entertainment careers and from the Not Ready For Primetime Players through the Digital Shorts provided us with plenty to talk about Monday mornings. But can these 3 – 5 minute comedy segments really teach us anything about love? They can… isn't that special?
HBO's smash hit Entourage is an illustration of many things: a celeb-obsessed culture, boys-will-be-boys Peter Pan-ism, conspicuous consumption, a consequence-free hook-up atmosphere and me-too voyeurism… but it is also a few lessons to be learned. The show, loosely based on Mark Wahlberg's rise to fame in Hollywood, isn't all fast cars, fellatio and fart jokes. The bromance between Vince, Eric, Johnny Drama, Turtle and Ari provides the show's spine but romance pokes its head in there a time for two as well.
Love is a battlefield—perhaps even more so when your spouse is in the military. Milspouses have to deal with long-term separations, constant moves, not to mention the anxiety of possibly losing their loved one in the line of duty. Thus, when Lifetime created Army Wives (based on a book of the same name), the channel unearthed a treasure trove of built-in drama. The show, which follows the lives of five fictional couples dealing with military life, has earned the channel's largest viewing numbers ever. With the third season in full swing, the show is brimming with love lessons that are applicable beyond the army base. Hoo-rah. 1. Never let your significant other hear about your infidelities from someone else.