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

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 watch a zombie […]

Websites
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 The tumblr was created by Samhita Mukhopadhyay, author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life and Executive Editor of Feministing.com.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

Confessions
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
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
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 […]

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 […]