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Find Love- Keep Love : Romance News : September 2006

Need a good laugh? Read these actual headlines from 2005...
September 1, 2006 07:46

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
[No, really?]

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
[ That oughta stop 'em ]

Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus?
[Not if I wipe thoroughly!]

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
[What a guy!! ]

Miners Refuse to Work after Death
[Good-for-nothing lazy so-and-so's!]

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
[See if that works any better than a fair trial!]

War Dims Hopes for Peace
[I can see where it might have that effect!]

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
[Do You think?]

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
[Who would have thought!]

Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

[They may be on to something there!]

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges!
[You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?]

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
[That's what he gets for eating those beans!]

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
[Taste like chicken?]

Local High School Dropouts Cut In Half
[Texas Chainsaw Massacre all over again!]

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
[Boy, are they ever tall!]

And the winner is....

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead


A love poem to reflect on
September 5, 2006 12:13

      
From Adam Bede
What greater thing is there for two human souls,
than to feel that they are joined for life-
to strengthen each other in all labor,
to rest on each other in all sorrow,
to minister to each other in all pain,
to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
-George Eliot

For more great love poems, visit our website at: Love Poems


Where to find good men...
September 6, 2006 12:14

Lonely, girl? Been out in the dating scene for a while? Haven't found your soul mate yet?

Meeting the right person is a numbers game. You must meet as many single men as possible. Your soulmate is out there. You just have to cross paths with him. And I guarantee he won't just plop down on your doorstep while you're inside watching X-Files reruns.

So...get out there! Go get your appointment calendar right now. Mark three unbreakable dates per week. Either real live dates with a guy or just going out...either alone or with one girlfriend. (Never travel in herds).

Stick to these dates no matter what...then, go about your business. Do things you enjoy. Start conversations with people who also enjoy these activities. Have a good time! You're out and about. You might or might not meet datable men tonight...but you're going to enjoy the evening, anyway, right?

But where are the good men hiding? Read on... visit our Tip on Flirting for finding true love.


You Might Be a Redneck if...
September 7, 2006 15:51

Your doghouse looks like this... (The Rest of the Story...)


Down on yourself lately? Read this...
September 8, 2006 15:07

Are you trying to get ahead in the dating game? Then prepare first, go ahead, get yourself in shape, improve your appearance, get rid of some nasty habits. Educate yourself on dating etiquette. Ready? Then, relax. Take time out to enjoy the new, improved model. It's time now for you to come to the point where you honestly, sincerely don't care if you get a date or not.

This may not be easy, but you must gain peaceful acceptance of yourself, and where you are in your life. You must learn to love yourself first. Only then will true love come into your life. And it will happen when you least expect it to... when you're not looking for it.

Easy for us to say, huh? But how do you do this? Learn to love yourself? We each had different ways of saying it, so we figured that if each of us told our story, and how we came to peace, you might find your own path to happiness, too... read our most excellent
Self Esteem Article


You Too Can Find True Love Using Adult Dating Sites
September 10, 2006 11:36

      
'Hi'. It's a simple word sure enough, and it can be quite an ice breaker too, but if you're out of practice of simply saying hello to strangers, then fear not, as the explosion of the adult dating sites has opened up a whole new medium for meeting other like minded singles. You see, dating in the real world has evolved into somewhat of a daunting task. Chatting to a potential mate has become more like an interview as potential daters attempt to suss each others worthiness out before committing to that first rendezvous together.

When I first head about adult dating sites, I though such methods of hooking up were for losers or perhaps weirdoes who simply lived in a virtual world with virtual partners. Oh how wrong was I! There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lonely folks out there in the real world who have found themselves in a singles quandary after coming out of a marriage or long term relationship. If you're out of practice and don't fancy the idea of skulking around the bars and night clubs, then adult dating sites could be just what you need to find your next soul mate.

Many of these adult dating sites work like this; you create a profile of yourself by filling in a questionnaire. Most require that you add a short description of yourself outlining your likes and dislikes. Finally, and this is important, you get the option of including a photo or two of your best mug shot. You don't have to but think how many ads you would consider if they were simply text based? Most singles filter their searches to find only those profiles with pictures, so it really is recommended it you are serious about finding a date.

Most adult dating sites will give you a free membership but it usually has restrictions. You will be allowed to view all the singles on the site, but if you want to correspond with any of them, you will have to become a paid member in most cases. This is a great way to find the adult dating sites that interest you without that financial commitment. Only when you find a site or two that you like, do you need to get the ole credit card out, but don't worry, most of these memberships are very reasonable.

Not all adult dating sites are for careful profile searchers though and some have services which have special categories such as speed dating forums, or special search functions for fetishes, or other bizarre preferences.

Whoever you would like to meet, be it a fellow Christian or Jew, Asian or Caucasian, tall slender, young or old, then the world is your oyster with the ever growing popularity of the adult dating sites. Take it easy, be patient and persistent in your search for that certain somebody, and you will surely trek down that road of happy relationship in no time. Good luck!

Mike South is a proficient writer and webmaster for Dates Allowed dot com where he writes on such issues as The Free Online Dating Agency and Finding the Perfect Match. He also has many other dating & relationship related pieces on the site.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com

For some really great online dating tips and personals writing guidelines, visit:
Online Dating Tips.


911...
September 11, 2006 08:08

Prayers for those who died so horribly.
Memories of a scary day in U.S. history.
Hope for a future free of the scourge of terrorism.


Fan of Brad Pitt? Check this out...
September 12, 2006 13:17

Hey, we recently bought a great boxed DVD set and wanted to tell you about it. What a great selection of excellent films! The set is called "Star Power Pack", and although he is in each movie, each is a treat anyway, not just a shallow showcase for hunky Brad Pitt.

Included are:
A River Runs Through It-- A coming of age classic also starring Tom Skerrit, this beautiful and entertaining movie was directed by Robert Redford.

Legends of the Fall-- We love this enthralling love triangle set in the remote wilderness of 1900s America.

The Devil's Own-- Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt star in this thriller about an IRA gunman who draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. Highly entertaining!

For more movie reviews and recommendations, visit Love Flicks


Between the Sheets? Don't talk about this!
September 13, 2006 11:35

      

There you are, all cozy and comfortable with your honey. You two are able to confess your kinkiest desires, your most secret fantasies. But there are some topics that are definitely off limits while you are in bed:

1. Never say "I love you"
-- Why not? Sex, like alcohol, leads to loose lips. Be careful what you say in the heat of passion, especially this double-barreled phrase. Plenty of time for that when you are upright (and sober).

2. Never name the penis "Oscar"
--Or anything else, for that matter. Might be cute during cuddly love play, but you'll have to live up to what you did later.

3. Never say "My Ex and I used to..." or I've done that before..."
No good can come of any sentence that starts with "my ex". Actually, any reference to past sexual relationships can be hard on your current lover's ego. Men especially need to heed this advice. He may think relating details of past exploits makes him seem experienced and worldly. Well, guess what? She really doesn't want to hear about it! And girls, spare him the details of your "afternoon delight" with the refrigerator repairman. Every guy likes to think of himself as your "first and best". Let the past lie silent, and good riddance.

4. "So I was at the doctor's the other day..."
Not that a serious conversation about your sexual health isn't a good thing; it is. It's important to come clean about your sexual history, but it shouldn't be done when you're naked and horizontal already. Have that chat about carnal responsibility before you hit the sack.

Some excerpts by Laura Snyder, Copyright, Fun Online Corporation

Tomorrow, tune in for: what you SHOULD say in bed!


Pillow Talk! Talk about this...
September 14, 2006 08:11

     

Shy in bed? Learn to loosen up! Talking about sex is a great way to discover your partner's secret fantasies, limits and desires. The more you both open up and share your intimate thoughts, the more satisfying and interesting things will become. And heed these simple pointers... talk about:

"You"
Consider the difference between "that feels so good," and "you make me feel so good." Subtle distinction, sure, but it makes a big difference in sentiment - you're referring to your lover as opposed to the sex itself... good ego booster!

"I'm going to..."
Don't ask if it's alright. Simply stating what you're about to do creates a sense of urgency and certainty that feels sexy. As in, "I'm going to jump your bones"...

"Ooh, yes..."
Positive verbal feedback helps your partner know when to keep on keeping on, and silence tends to discourage whatever is happening. You gotta let 'em know!

"Next time, I'm gonna..."
Anticipation is the spice of life!

Some excerpts By Laura Snyder, Copyright, Fun Online Corporation.

For more great advice on your love life, visit... The Sensuous Woman


Tarot for guidance?
September 15, 2006 07:36

     

The tarot is a set of cards used in fortune-telling. A few years ago, tarot cards would have conjured up images of Gypsies, who first began using tarot cards in the 20th century. Today, the cards are popular among occultists and New Agers in all walks of life, for fun, entertainment, and perspective into the inner self. According to Grillot de Givry (1971):

"The tarot is one of the most wonderful of human inventions. Despite all the outcries of philosophers, this pack of pictures, in which destiny is reflected as in a mirror with multiple facets, remains so vital and exercises so irresistible an attraction on imaginative minds that it is hardly possible that austere critics who speak in the name of an exact but uninteresting logic should ever succeed in abolishing its employment."

Visit our informative Tarot page at Romance Tarot


Feng Shui for Romance?
September 18, 2006 08:22

     

So, What the heck is Feng Shui, anyway?

Feng shui (pronounced "fung shway") is the ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement of space to achieve harmony with the environment. The literal translation is "wind and water".

Feng shui is not a decorating style. Rather, it is a discipline whose guidelines are compatible with many different decorating styles. The source of the term is purported to come from the poem "The winds are wild/The sun is warm/The water is clear/The trees are lush".

Feng shui is a discrete Chinese belief system involving a mix of geographical, religious, philosophical, mathematical, aesthetic, and astrological ideas. For a place to have "good feng shui" is for it to be in harmony with Nature, to have "bad feng shui" is to be incongruous with Nature.

People aren't usually described as having good or bad feng shui themselves. It is believed that certain people by force of personality or visual appearance are able to add or subtract from the feng shui of their surroundings.---From Wikipedia

How can Feng shui help your love life? Visit our compact and concise Feng Shui Guide to Romance and find out!


Feed that man! (The best apple pie in the world)...
September 19, 2006 07:36

They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Well, we think the best route is actually a little further south than that... but food helps!

     

Try this out on your sweetie:

PAPER BAG APPLE PIE

INGREDIENTS:
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell (scratch or frozen)
6 cups, 4-5 large tart apples, like granny smith
½ cup sugar
2 tblsp. flour
½ tsp. cinnamon
dash nutmeg
1 tblsp. lemon juice

TOPPING:
½ cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ cup softened butter

DIRECTIONS:
Thaw pie shell, use fork to indent the edges (looks homemade).
Peel, core and cut apples into thinly sliced pieces (6 cups), place in large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine ½ cup sugar, 2 tblsp flour, and 2 spices.
Sprinkle dry mixture over apples, and toss to coat pieces well.
Spoon into pie shell.
Sprinkle lemon juice over the pie.

Now make topping: combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over apples. May need a fork to smear it on evenly.
Slip pie into a large brown paper bag, fold open end over twice and fasten with metal paper clips or staples.
Place on cookie sheet in 425° pre-heated oven.
Bake for 50 minutes, remove and let cool on wire rack.

Sweet, succulent, a hint of tartness, perfectly spiced. Nirvana!
Don't expect leftovers.

Hey, for more great pointers on cooking man-pleasing foods, visit Feed that man!



What'll we do tonight? How 'bout a movie...
September 20, 2006 07:47

     

Currently playing at theaters:

THE LAST KISS
Stars: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett
Years of cohabitation and a wandering heart cause Michael to question his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend, Jenna. A coming-of-age drama influenced by an unwise affair.

CONFETTI
Stars: Martin Freeman, Jessica Stevenson
Three couples battle it out to win the honor of having the "Most Original Wedding of the Year." Can we all agree that Martin Freeman is the dreamiest?

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear
A dysfunctional family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a trip from New Mexico to California in their VW bus. A feel-good dark comedy with plenty of laughs and an upbeat ending despite a story that includes drug addiction, a suicide attempt, and a death. A possible sleeper hit.

THE ILLUSIONIST
Set in early 20th century Vienna, a stage magician uses his magic to win back the great love of his life from a brutal enemy, her fiance, who is also the powerful crowned prince of Austria. An infectious mix of romance, mystery, and magic.

See also our list of great old classics, chick flicks and romantic favorites at Love Flicks

Please note: this blog going on vacation til next week! See you then...


NEOLOGISMS!
September 27, 2006 07:48

Back from vacation!

     

Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. The winners are:

1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have
gained.
3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly
answer the door in your nightgown.
7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run
over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by
proctologists.
13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with
Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that,
when you die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by
Jewish men.


NEOLOGISMS, PART 2
September 28, 2006 14:39

Okay, so these technically aren't neologisms... but they are great fun, anyway!

The Washington Post's Style Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's winners:
1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
2. Foreploy (v): Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
3. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house,which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
4. Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
5. Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
6. Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
7. Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.
8. Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
9. Karmageddon (n): its like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer, Dude.
10 Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
11. Glibido (v): All talk and no action.
12. Dopeler effect (n): The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
13. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
14. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
15. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:
16. Ignoranus (n): A person who's both stupid and an asshole.


YOUR LOVE HOROSCOPE FOR OCTOBER
September 30, 2006 12:08

     

LIBRA! Here is your romance horoscope for the month. Not a Libra? Click here for your free love horoscope

Take care with your appearance this month, highlight your best features to make yourself as attractive as possible. The 5th of the month will mark the beginning of an excellent time to listen to the needs of your partner and share what you want from the relationship, too. You will feel more safe and secure in a familiar, quiet, intimate atmosphere from the 20th on. Stay home and make some changes in your environment to make it more serene and homey. Good time for a thorough housecleaning, especially the bedroom!


 

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