Don’t Worry, Being Married and Having a Crush on Someone Else Is Actually Totally Normal

You had the wedding of your dreams, your partner is your best friend, and you’ve finally found your groove with this whole marriage thing. Then, that sparkly feeling of being recently hitched starts to fade. You start realizing that your coworker is actually attractive and super interesting to talk to. Or that your friend’s friend…read more

Read ‘Em and Weep! 101 Tattoos Inspired by Famous Books

The things we read in the books we love often stay with us for a long time, but for some, they stay forever – literally. Tattoos based on books are a beautiful way of keeping our favorite literary memories, characters, and quotes alive even after we’ve turned the last page. We’ve rounded up some artistic…read more

This 95-Year-Old Grandma and Her Amazing Birthday Bash Prove You’re Only as Old as You Feel

Age is truly a blessing, and the older you get, the more family you have to celebrate your birthday with. Photographer Melissa Fe Chapman wanted to do something big to celebrate her grandma’s 95th birthday. Melissa first threw her grandma a surprise birthday party, which was full of friends and family. However, Melissa wanted to…read more

50 Ways to Turn Up the Heat in Your Long-Term Relationship

For anyone who has been in a long-term relationship, there is no single answer on how to keep the spark alive. When you first start dating someone, there is a mixed bag of emotions including butterflies, excitement, and a sense of mystery. As time goes on, your relationship transitions to long-term status, and the initial…read more

This Married Couple’s Steamy Canyon Photo Shoot May Cause You to Sweat Profusely – It’s THAT Hot

There are many ways to celebrate your love for your spouse after the wedding, and this couple decided to express their devotion to each other with a passionate photo shoot. Andrea and Logan’s shoot was even more dramatic thanks to a stunning canyon setting in Page, AZ. Andrea wore a white plunging bodysuit with a…read more

100 Mother-Daughter Tattoo Ideas to Show Mom How Much You Care

Your mom is one of your very best friends – sure, you got in little squabbles over SOs and eye makeup when you were 13, but years later, you couldn’t be closer. You’re so thankful for the lady who brought you into this world, and nothing compares to the bond you have with her. To…read more

This Married Couple Brought the Heat and High Drama to Their Breathtaking Photo Shoot

There is something so romantic about running away with your lover and getting married in secret. If you find elopements irresistibly sexy, then you will absolutely love this themed photo shoot. Even though Nancy and Enoch are already married, they channeled eloping lovers for this canyon shoot in Page, AZ, and we have to say…read more

This Married Couple Brought the Heat and High Drama to Their Breathtaking Photo Shoot

There is something so romantic about running away with your lover and getting married in secret. If you find elopements irresistibly sexy, then you will absolutely love this themed photo shoot. Even though Nancy and Enoch are already married, they channeled eloping lovers for this canyon shoot in Page, AZ, and we have to say…read more

MeUndies Sells Matching Underwear For You and Your "Significant Otter," and We Need These

In today’s edition of “Unnecessary Items That I’m Still Very Into,” MeUndies is selling “significant otter” underwear for couples, so if anyone out there is looking for a person to be a little extra with, I’m now accepting applications. The underwear in question features a print of two very cute otters adorably hugging and holding…read more

Here's What to Do If You Don't Like Your Engagement Ring

Your partner just proposed and you’re super excited (naturally), but there’s just one teeny, tiny problem: you can’t stand your engagement ring. Being stressed is totally normal, as you don’t want to insult the person you love or appear difficult, but you also really don’t want to have to live with that ring on your…read more

A Romance Novel Editor Tells All!

Abby Zidle is the Editor-in-Chief of XOXO After Dark and a senior editor at Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. She edits a variety of commercial fiction and nonfiction, but her first love will always be romance. Find out what she had to say about her job editing romance novels in this interview….read more

Stop It! 10 Text Habits From Guys We Are SO Over

Twins Karen and Kristy Ambrose, also known as The Ambrose Girls, list off the 10 most annoying habits guys have while texting and NEED to put an end to. Let’s air out the truth here, guys . . . We are in an age that is balls deep in its reliance on text message conversations….read more

40+ Gifts For Millennials That Are SO Fetch

These days, we hear a lot of “’90s kids this” and “’90s kids that” – but what about the 20-somethings who grew up after Saved by the Bell had its heyday? Those of us who were born in the early ’90s feel a deep connection to early-2000s Disney Channel Original Movies, and have a special…read more

8 Simple Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Spouse

“Love is a complex emotion, and in marriage, feeling appreciated is one frequently overlooked aspect that is extremely important.” Those are the wise words of a commenter on a Reddit thread that discusses a new UGA study that links gratitude to positive marital outcomes. It sounds simple enough, right? Kindness and appreciation are crucial aspects…read more

Fall Under the Spell of These 13 Bewitching Books About Witches

Witch, please! Get in touch with your bad side with these bewitching books rounded up by Off the Shelf, a daily blog that connects great books with great readers. Nothing says Halloween like pointed hats, black cats, and broomsticks. The thrill and mystery of witchcraft make for the perfect read. So don your robes, grab…read more

Get Major Inspiration From the 5 Most Searched Couples Costumes

Couples costumes can be adorable, but there are about a million out there to choose from. If you still can’t quite nail down the perfect outfits for you and your significant other this Halloween, then get some inspiration from what people are searching for the most on Google. There are so many ways to make…read more

Intimate Inspiration For Boudoir Photos

Want to give the best gift EVER? Why not show your sexy side to your significant other with a boudoir session? Lingerie, dim lighting, and sex kitten beauty prep make for an ultrasultry surprise for that special person in your life. An album full of the sensual shots can make an intimate present for your…read more

What This Dad Did to Walk His Daughter Down the Aisle Will Make You Weep

Feel like crying today? Awesome, you’re in luck! Just take two minutes to watch this video of a handicapped father rising out of his wheelchair to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. According to the description, he underwent months of grueling physical therapy in order to participate in the special act. It’s…read more