Romance
Pop Culture
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 […]

News
Supermoon This Saturday, Expect Amore

photo via Flickr When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! So brace yourself for love this Saturday night (March 19th) when, according to Space.com, “the moon will swing around Earth more closely than it has in the past 18 years, lighting up the night sky from just 221,567 miles […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: How Can I Get Him to Be More Romantic?

Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “How can I get him to be more romantic?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (Irad Eyal): The secret I’m about to reveal is guaranteed to make a guy more romantic. It also works if you […]

Movies
Can Best Friends Be Sex Friends?

You gotta love a movie trailer with lots swear words, nudity, sex scenes and menstruation references. We don’t think we’ve looked forward to an Ashton Kucher vehicle since “Dude, Where’s My Car,” but the “restricted” trailer (NOT one of the many sanitized-for-tv versions) for his next flick, “No Strings Attached,””co-starring the ever-present Natalie Portman (fingers […]

Vids
Geekiest Marriage Proposal Ever

Warning: only hardcore nerds — or those with a soft spot for hardcore nerds — will find this YouTube footage (below) touching. Game designer Anders Howard, with the help of his friends, designed a video game to propose to his girlfriend Steffany; he got friends and family together for a launch event of the game […]

Books
How Not to Kiss Like a Zombie and Other Helpful Kissing Tips

photo by pedrosimoes7 Violet Blue has written about a zillion books on the subject of sex, but finally there’s one you can discuss with your grandmother: Seal It with a Kiss: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Delivering the Knockout Kiss. Seeing as the national smooch holiday is almost upon us, we thought we’d check in […]

Pop Culture
The Puma Hardchorus

Our reader IC brought our attention to Puma’s genius ad campaign, The Puma Hardchorus, with the tag line “They want to be in your arms. You want to be in the stands. What do you do when Valentine’s Day falls on game day?” The site allows hardcore soccer fans to dedicate and send a video […]

How To
How to Write a Love List

photo by erin MC hammer Writing a love letter can be a daunting endeavor, especially when you’re not sure where to start. Should you put it in verse, use flowery language, get erotic? As with almost anything in life, the simpler you keep it, the easier (and often better) it will be. It doesn’t sound […]

Wise Guys
What Do Men Really Think about Valentine’s Day?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What’s the male consensus on Valentine’s Day?” Gay Single Guy (Daniel): I honestly don’t think there is a male “consensus” of thought on the issue of Valentine’s Day. Men can be either true romantics who love this kind of thing, who wouldn’t forget it […]

Celebrities
Twilight, Take Me Away!: Teen Vampires & Moms Who Love Them

photo by Paige Gabert Click here to read our article for New York magazine this week on area moms who take a bite out of the big Twilight apple. You can also read our “director’s cut” of the piece, which includes more quotes and info, after the jump:

Pop Culture
Al Franken’s Love Letter from Washington

How novel is this? A politician sends out an email to his supporters and doesn’t ask for money…he doesn’t ask you to write letters about policy…or to volunteer your time to some campaign. He simply asks you to “remember a funny story about someone you love, smile, and be thankful.” We heart Al Franken. Thank goodness he’s […]

Personal Essays
Confession: Romance, Schromance

Our contributor Abby Spector, who is double-majoring in English and Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, has a confession to make: I lost my virginity beside a pool with a guy whose age was less than the number of people he had slept with. Before penetration he said, “I don’t want anything serious, okay?” I nodded. […]