All Articles Tagged "romance"

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.

Read more about love at YourTango.com 

The Surprise Reason Why You Still Stalk Your Ex

April 16th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From YourTango 

Let’s be honest: when it comes to stalking your ex, your detective level is on expert. From creeping his latest pictures with his new girlfriend to going through his statuses just because they’re readily available, you hardly notice when your digital stalking becomes a full-blown habit. Why is that? Even though you swear that you’ve moved on, there’s a small part of you that can’t help but wonder how he’s coping without you.

Is it possible that there’s more to this than curiosity or jealousy?

Intrigued by human behavior, University of Missouri School of Journalism’s Kevin Wise set forth to crack this code through the use of facial EMG sensors which, when connected to the eye muscles, detect the levels of positive reaction stemming from visual stimuli. In his study, the assisstant professor of strategic communication closely documented the facebook activity of over 30 subjects.

In the results of his social experiment, he found that most of the participants used facebook to search through the pages of both friends and former partners; he believes that his findings show that people often experience an instant “emotional gratification” from connecting to fellow users through their personal pages. While Wise sees facebook “social searching” as a form of emotional bonding, other critics aren’t as ready to accept this conclusion.

Read more about stalking at YourTango.com 

#Sprung: Anthony Mackie Has Been Dating The Same Girl Since He Was 7 Years Old

April 11th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From Black Voices 

Anthony Mackie’s latest role as “Sam ‘Falcon’ Wilson” in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” resulted in the superhero franchise soaring to the top of the box office last weekend setting a domestic record as April’s biggest release ever by grossing $96.2 million.

Beating out the previous record, set by “Fast Five” in 2011, isn’t the only thing that Mackie is attempting to outpace. Apparently the New Orleans-native is also vying to maintain one of the longest running romantic relationships with his girlfriend.

During an appearance on the April 11 episode of the “Queen Latifah Show,” Mackie revealed that he and his “Falconette” have been dating “off and on” since they were 7-years-old.

Read more about Anthony Mackie’s relationship at BlackVoices.com 

“He Doesn’t Even Touch Me!” I Think My Fiancé Masturbates Too Much And I Am Insulted!

April 1st, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From Essence 

Dear Abiola,

I have a masturbation problem, not mine but my man’s. I don’t feel that it’s normal for anyone in a long-term relationship to have the need to masturbate. But at least 3 times a week I would find my fiancé having a solo session in the bathroom. We have different sex drives. I am a once-a-weeker and he’s an every-dayer, but I feel like he should respect me enough to wait until I’m in the mood. Otherwise what’s the point of us being in love?

Every time I catch him, I freak out and we have a big fight. I find it very disrespectful and shameful. I know it sounds kind of crazy to think of it as cheating but I do feel sometimes like he’s cheating on my with himself. I have never touched myself and certainly would never feel the need to do so while I am in a relationship with someone else!

About four months ago we had a huge blowup about it because he doesn’t see what the big deal is. He even had the nerve to say that at least he wasn’t cheating. Since that time, any time I try to initiate anything with us it’s now an erectile dysfunction situation. But he’s still able to do his thing in the bathroom!!? I suggested Viagra but he said he doesn’t need that.

I am annoyed and insulted. I’m a sexy, hot woman. So you can’t get it going for me but you can for yourself? At this point I think he’s just sick and I’m really questioning the whole engagement. It’s not about the sex for me it’s the principle of the thing.

What should I do?

Signed,

He’s Not Touching Me

Read Abiola’s response at Essence.com 

“Do All Men Cheat?” June Ambrose And Yung Joc Tackle This Age Old Question

March 25th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From HelloBeautiful 

Ask a random guy, ‘why men cheat?’ and he’s likely to say ‘because he can!’

There are many reasons someone might cheat on their significant other, but these days the popular consensus is that men cheat more easily and more frequently than women. We spend so much time in our office arguing with the opposite sex about the motivations behind their gender, we thought we should get some opinions from the stars. Check out what style maven, June Ambrose and rapper, Yung Joc (odd couple, we know) about why men cheat. You’ll be surprised with what they had to say!

Read June Ambrose and Yung Joc’s response at HelloBeautiful.com