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9 Real Life Romance Stories We’re Sure Would Be Box Office Winners

January 27th, 2015 - By Candace Smith
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The first date of Barack and Michelle Obama is reported to make its way in movie theaters, with actress Tika Sumpter (“The Haves and The Have Nots”, “Sparkle”) attached to portray FLOTUS, and a search for a fictionalized POTUS currently ongoing. With this in mind, we started to think about all of the other famous Black couples whose relationships we would love to see realized on the silver screen through a singular moment or from courtship onwards. We’re convinced these would win at the box office. Here are a handful of our top selections of which we can envision moviegoers and television bingers flocking towards.

Just Call Me Lyndell Locke: Celebrities Who Regret The One That Got Away

January 9th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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“Wait, what?”

Watching Jimmy Fallon lose it when he realized he missed his one-and-only chance with Nicole Kidman was one of the funniest moments on TV this week. But Jimmy’s not the only celebrity who lost his big chance. Check out our list of celebrities who regret the one who got away.

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: What His First Date Body Language Is Telling You

November 4th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Does he think you’re the one? Or is he just waiting for the check? Learn these clues to what his first date body language is telling you and you’ll never have to wonder again.

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You Locked Eyes

We’ll start with the good stuff: eye contact for more than three seconds? You’re officially looking deep into each other’s eyes. Time to break the gaze and smile or go ahead and lean in for a kiss.

Love Files: The Biggest Relationship Mistakes Women Make

October 14th, 2014 - By Rich
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Getting a man is hard enough as it is, but sometimes, keeping him can be even harder. If you want to hold onto your guy — and we’re assuming you do — try to avoid these common relationship mistakes that turn men away. Whether it’s checking his cell to just not giving a simple “Thank you,” find out if you’re  making a few mistakes of your own.

Love Files: The 8 Biggest Relationship Mistakes Women Make

Set The Mood: Sexy Music Playlist

September 11th, 2014 - By Kweli Wright
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Looking to have a romantic night with your special someone? Setting the scene isn’t just on him — it’s up to you too. Take control of the evening by creating a playlist guaranteed to keep the vibe on pleasure. Once you upload this sexy music playlist the only buttons he’ll be focused on pressing will be yours. Get it, mama!

Set The Mood: Sexy Music Playlist

11 Essential Books: The Mom’s Guilty Pleasure Reading List

July 28th, 2014 - By Rich
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When I need to decompress, I’ve found that few things provide solace more than curling up with a good romance novel (or three). Some are old and some are new, but they all tell a good story that is sure to keep you wanting more after you’ve turned the very last page. These books may range from contemporary romance and erotica to urban lit, but one things is for sure, they’re all guilty pleasures that I don’t mind confessing to. Share one with your man for a steamy story time or enjoy them by yourself.

11 Essential Books: The Mom’s Guilty Pleasure Reading List

Turn It Up: 10 Ideas To Keep Romance Alive

July 24th, 2014 - By Kweli Wright
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Who doesn’t want special treats from their love? But the truth is after you’ve gone out for a fancy meal, had a drink or three, and seen that Kevin Hart movie, only one thing remains: the memories. So, in addition to your date night wish list, here’s a cool rundown of action items to request from, or give to, your partner any day of the year. Don’t let the romance die after date night is long gone…

Turn It Up: 10 Ideas To Keep Romance Alive

Do Romance Movies Ruin Relationships?

June 28th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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By Tabitha Blaisdell, For YourTango

New research gives you an excuse to lure your partner into seeing that rom-com with you.

Fall 2014 brings the release of yet another Nicholas Sparks novel-turned movie, “The Best Of Me”. While chick flick lovers are rejoicing, rom-com haters are simultaneously sighing. I’ve heard complaints many times from my girl and guy friends alike. “These movies are so unrealistic; they skew our idea of love”. It is easy to think that romance movies create false expectations in relationships. As much as we may envy or despise the characters and storylines of romance movies, do they really have a negative effect on our relationships?

According to research, the answer is no. An April 2013 study conducted by the University of Illinois found that romantic comedies are not to blame for causing unrealistic expectations on love and relationships as a whole. According to Science daily, this study which examined the perspective of over 300 undergraduate students in the Midwest and found no correlation between watching romantic comedies and believing in soulmates, falling in love at first sight or finding the one. In our society, it is a common conception that the romance genre majorly influences certain beliefs and expectations about love among women; conversely, this study proves that to be false. No differences in answers were actually observed between men and women.

So now that we know rom-coms aren’t to blame for unrealistic expectations, read more on how they can actually help on Your Tango.

‘To Be In Love:’ Kenya Moore Debuts Mystery Man

May 26th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kenya Moore debuts mystery man on social media.

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For those of you who needed proof that Kenya Moore does, in fact, have a man and doesn’t spend her nights snuggled up next to Casper The Friendly Ghost, look no further. Over the holiday weekend, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star shared an intimate photo of herself with her beau and revealed to followers just how in love she is.

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kenya Moore debuts mystery man on social media.

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“That moment when you think about closing your eyes or getting hot grits,” she captioned the photo. “#tobeinlove #tobesafe #toletyourguarddown #toforgive #toloveunconditionally #topickyourbattles #tobeprotected #toletshitgo #tofightfair #tobecommitted Love is a choice, to trust is a choice. You choose your fate. You can’t let other people and the past dictate how you treat others. #timetoheal.”

She followed up with a photo of her shirtless beau browsing her website.

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kenya Moore debuts mystery man on social media.

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“LOL I’m his motivation #obsessed have a blessed day #behappy #stophating #myfamily note to all the haters: I’m unbothered find someone else to hate stalk,” she captioned the image.

The identity of Kenya’s newfound lover remains a mystery, but at least now folks can stop saying that he’s a figment of her imagination. And best of all, he appears to be an upgrade from Walter Jackson.

Love And Affection: 10 Signs He’s In Love With You

April 21st, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From YourTango 

If you’ve met a guy online, swiped right on Tinder for a mutual match, or met through friends IRL, there’s nothing more exciting than the beginning of a new relationship.

With the abundance of dates and new fresh faces in his inbox daily, how do you know if you’re guy is really into you and if you’re heading in the right direction? One thing I know for sure, if he wants you to become his girlfriend, he’ll do whatever it takes to let you know.

Here are 10 signs that your new guy is hoping that he found his one in 40 million and that he might be ready to retire his online dating profile.

  1. He sends a daily good morning and good night text. If you’re guy sends you a good morning text for you to see when you wake up without him, chances are he’s excited about you and your new relationship. Starting and ending the day with you in mind, means you’re the distraction that will make him smile while at work and all through the night.
  2. He calls and says, “It’s me.” When your relationship starts to develop a comfortable routine, chances are he’ll call you and say, “Hi, it’s me.” When this happens, he’s sending a message through verbal intimacy that your relationship is going in the right direction and he’s feeling warm and fuzzy about you.
  3. He tells his therapist about you. Let’s face it. His shrink knows more about him than you might ever, but if he’s letting the therapist know he’s got a new girl on his mind, he’s thinking long-term and not a booty call. He’s sending the message that he doesn’t want to mess it up.
  4. He wants to introduce you to his friends. If his weekly routine includes hanging out with his buddies on Saturday morning, he’s probably told them about his date with you from Friday night. If he’s suggesting that you join him one weekend, he’s letting you know that he wants you to be a part of his life, in and out of the bedroom.
  5. He talks about the future. While the conversation might not include ring shopping, if he’s suggesting things he wants to do in the future, such as a weekend away, going with him to a concert that he has tickets for, or even discussing relationship goals, he’s a guy that sees you by his side.

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