Posts in category "Romance"

Five songs about love and life to add to your playlists

Five songs about love and life to add to your playlists
While I’m all about finding words for everything (and sometimes have too many of them), I’ll admit that I’ve always turned to music to poetically articulate my feelings. And over the years, I’ve come across some amazing songs that in under five minutes get to the heart of it and maybe even a little more.... Read more »

Why holding hands should make you feel special

Why holding hands should make you feel special
When you’re dating someone, there are many moments that can feel absolutely amazing and special. especially those moments that seem so very grand! For me, though, there’s nothing that makes me feel more special than one tiny, innocent gesture: holding hands. There’s an innocence, yet deep desire and affection all tied into that gesture and... Read more »

Dating habits to break: Kissing the metaphorical frogs

Dating habits to break: Kissing the metaphorical frogs
It’s good to be optimistic, some would say. You know, for reasons of positive energy, glass half full, that kind of stuff. Generally speaking, I agree… However, I’d argue that too much of it can be a dangerous situation in relationships. At least, I would say I have “suffered from” too much optimism when it... Read more »
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Is it ever fine to lie to your first love? Well, maybe.

Is it ever fine to lie to your first love? Well, maybe.
So not to sound like a goody-goody, but I really, really hate telling lies. It’s not to say I haven’t told one. I just really hate them. I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it’s the Catholic guilt, or growing up with loving but strict grandparents… But something about being caught has scared me into... Read more »

Four Truths About Long-Term Relationships (And One Resolution)

Four Truths About Long-Term Relationships (And One Resolution)
So I took a little vacation lately from my story-telling life.¬†Something happens when you get out of the 20s, work intensely in your day job and… This may be a good time to let you into a little tidbit that I’ve been trying to keep fairly quiet for quite some time now. Not hiding it,... Read more »

Why the Manti Te'o Fake Girlfriend Story Can Go Either Way

When it comes to the recent Manti Te’o story, some people want to feel very bad for him… Others can’t help but be convinced he was a part of it because in this day and age, it’s TOO unbelievable that he wouldn’t have done more digging to verify how real she was. (Although there IS... Read more »
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Three Grown Up Holiday Situations In A Relationship

Three Grown Up Holiday Situations In A Relationship
So, the last few months have been a whirlwind and with good reason. Mainly because of turning the big 30 (you read right), finding amazing opportunities in my professional “grown up” life and taking real milestones as one half of a relationship. Essentially, I realize that I’m really and truly an adult. And when it... Read more »

Exes don't always stay in the past, says new study

Exes don't always stay in the past, says new study
Those darn exes! If you didn’t think you had reason to worry about your main squeeze being captivated by an ex, then it may be a good idea to think again, according to¬†a new Canadian study. Apparently, an ex can affect your current relationship more than you may realize. And, it works a couple of... Read more »

Don't Forget The Love After Valentine's Day

Don't Forget The Love After Valentine's Day
I was 13 when I had my first “real” Valentine. He was 14, my friend’s older brother and a freshman in high school. And, although we’d only met once, as it goes, we were smitten with each other. So, by the end of the call, we’d decided we’d be each other’s Valentines, even though it... Read more »
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Dear Chicago Men: Bring Sensitive Back in 2012

Dear Chicago Men: Bring Sensitive Back in 2012
Dear Men/Guys of Chicago (Regardless of Status*): I recently came across a study published by Chemistry.com that made me sigh a little. It called out the top 10 cities to find the Most Sensitive Men. And lo and behold… Chicago wasn’t on it! I won’t say this surprised me, exactly. After all, this isn’t the... Read more »