Romance
See Who Won Our “Adore Me” Contest!

photo via flickr You guys! We loved reading your submissions to our “Adore Me” contest. And we really, really struggled to pick a winner. It just feels so wrong to decide whose couple story is the cutest of all (it gives us bad flashbacks to high school yearbook superlatives). But we ended up going with […]

Top 10 Worst Lines in Rom Com History

Maybe you think that nominating specific lines in romantic comedy as bad is kind of superfluous. But that’s probably because you’re thinking only of Kate Hudson’s oeuvre — and forgetting about, say, ANNIE HALL or MOONSTRUCK. Remember when Nicolas Cage told Cher: “Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I […]

Wise Guys: Is the Way to a Man’s Heart Really Through His Stomach?

photo by Julie via WikiCommons Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Is the way to a man’s heart through his stomach? And if not, what’s the way?” Married Bisexual Guy (Bryan Sebeck): In a word, yes.  Several peer-reviewed scientific studies have shown that men are most attracted to scents that are both […]

Sexy Poem of the Day: “Romeo + Juliet Poem”

Our poet-friend Mark Bibbins is the author of “The Dance of No Hard Feelings“, a prof in the graduate writing programs at The New School and Columbia, and the poetry editor of The Awl (“Be Less Stupid”), where he features one or two pieces by a poet each week. His latest selection — “Romeo + […]

Wise Guys: Does Valentine’s Day Have Any Appeal to Men?

photo via Flickr Advice from three of EM & LO‘s guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “Does Valentines day have any appeal for guys or is it just for the ladies?” Gay Single Guy (Justin Huang): I personally observe Singles Awareness Day on February 14th (during which I eat a lot of chocolate and […]

Occupy Valentine’s Day

photo via Flickr Hate Valentine’s Day and its corporate overlords? Have we got a site for you: Occupy Valentine’s Day (“Down with Couple-talism!” Get it? Capitalism/Coupletalism?). The tumblr was created by Samhita Mukhopadhyay, author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life and Executive Editor of Feministing.com. Here’s its raison d’etre: Read the rest of this post on SUNfiltered

Comment of the Week: Privacy Fosters Romance in Long-Term Relationships

photo via Flickr Ella, responding to the Question of the Week, “When do you leave the bathroom door open?”: I’ll never leave the bathroom door open (when using the loo), because my boyfriend thinks that this kills the sex appeal in a partnership. He thinks that one should have certain “secrets” to still perceive the […]

Wise Guys: Why Do Men Get in Touch with Past Flames?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks,”Why do guys get back in touch with old flames? Booty call? Rekindle the romance? To prove they’re over the woman? Just to say hi? Just got dumped and need an ego boost?” Straight Married Guy (James Glazebrook): At the risk of talking […]

Wise Guys: How Can I Get My Man to Cuddle More?

photo by Leeni Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “How can I get a guy to cuddle more?” Straight Married Guy (Ben): Two ways really. One — I find I’m at my cuddliest immediately post-orgasm, especially if it’s a really big one that comes from an especially intense […]

New York City Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Ariel Sabar’s new book, Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York, follows couples from the 1940s to the present whose matchmaker was New York City. We chatted with him about location-location-location — and what it means for love. EM & LO: What got you first interested […]