A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

Relationships - Dating

Dating is a confusing, emotional, messy business. We certainly don’t have all the answers, but we can provide earnest, “Reader’s Digest version” dating advice for people looking for romance—yes, including for people who are out of their 20s and 30s.

Add Filter

81 Flirty Texts to Send to That Special Someone

Crafting the perfect flirty text is an art form—but we’ve made it easy for you with these ideas guaranteed to strike just the right note.

35 Valentine’s Day Ideas That Are Better Than an Overpriced Dinner

Go beyond dinner and flowers with these fresh, fun Valentine's Day ideas for couples.


Zodiac Compatibility: Signs That Should and Shouldn’t Date

Are your stars crossed or in perfect alignment?


Tout icon

The Real Reasons You’re Attractive, According to Science

Your mother was right: Looks really aren't everything. Attraction is more about chemistry than cosmetics.


Here’s How to Self-Isolate if You Live With Your Family

You're stuck in your home with the same group of people day in and day out for weeks on end....


This Is How Much a Date Night Cost 100 Years Ago

Dates in the 1920s were so much fun for so little money.

The 10 Most Romantic Couples Resorts Around the World

Leave the kids at home and book a stay at one of these dreamy getaways.


6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent

Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English.


My Boyfriend Has Proposed 16 Times—Why I Have Yet to Say Yes

Love doesn't always have to equal marriage.


The 10 Most Romantic Island Destinations in the United States

Romantic islands perfect for a couple's getaway, a special celebration, or even a wedding ceremony are closer than you think....

The 13 Most Romantic Small Towns in the United States

Pack your bags. These small towns are the perfect place for a romantic getaway.


13 Most Romantic European Cruises for Couples

There's no better way to rekindle your romance then taking in spectacular sights on these European cruises.


15 Signs You May Have a Love Addiction

The idea of being addicted to love, an emotion we all feel and want others to feel for us, may...


20 Things You Should Never Do to Get Over a Breakup

Whether you're the one who was left heartbroken or the one who ended the relationship, breaking up is hard to...


The 15 Most Romantic Quotes from Books

When in love, let your actions speak for themselves—and let the world's most romantic authors and poets help you say...

How Being Single for Years Made Me a Better Partner

Years of singledom teach us more than what we want in a partner—they also teach us how to be a...


11 Signs You Can Totally Trust Your Partner

While part of trust is simply taking your partner's word, these little indicators make it easier to know you're in...


This Veteran Found His Long-Lost Love After 75 Years

Grab a tissue. This romance between a World War II veteran and his long-lost love spans decades and proves that...


Tout icon

17 Ridiculous Dating Etiquette Rules from the 1950s

Here’s a look back at some dos and don’ts that show why spending a Saturday night with your sweetheart during...


The Surprising Day Princess Diana Called the “Worst in Her Life”

Hint: It wasn't Prince Charles' favorite day either.


Over 40? Whatever You Do, Avoid These 9 Dating Mistakes

If you want to have fun, save time, and find a great mate, here's what not to do, from the...


9 Hilarious First Kiss Stories That Will Make You So Glad You’re Not a Teenager

Get ready to reminisce about that deliciously awkward moment when your lips first touched someone else's.


75 Percent of People Think This One Trait Makes You More Attractive

6,000 singles from 11 countries were asked what trait they found most attractive. Their results were rather surprising.

Magazine Cover

Subscribe & SAVE

Save Up To 84%!

16 Explanations You Don’t Owe Anyone — Really

The choices we make define us, so we deserve to be confident in those decisions—No justification necessary. These are the...


12 of the Most Ridiculous Dating Tips from the 1930s

My, how times have changed! Some 80 years ago, anything from having your mom send you flowers to playing bridge...


60 Punny Food Pickup Lines Your Sweetheart Will Eat Up

These one-liners are so cheesy—or is it corny?—you'll laugh out loud!


10 Silent Signs You Have Intimacy Issues

Fear of intimacy is understandable—and common—but the inability to overcome that fear will wreck your relationships. First, you need to...


Tout icon

13 Surprising Marriage Laws You Might Be Breaking Right Now

Who knew: there are towns where marriage laws hold that you can't sleep naked next to your spouse, where mistreating...


20 Love Poems for Every Mood

Fumbling for words of love? Let the great poets speak your heart on all occasions.