This Couple's Costco Wedding Shoot Involved Pizza Slices and a Mountain of Mac 'N' Cheese

Jessica Ayala Brown met her husband Brandon at their local Costco, so it only made sense to snap their wedding photos there a few years later – and they turned out to be “cheesy” in the best way possible. During a shopping trip to her local Costco in Waipahu, HA, a few years back, Jessica…read more

Call Me Cheesy, but I'm Pasta-tively in Love With This Couple's Olive Garden Engagement Shoot

Some couples take their engagement photos on a beach, in a field of flowers, or at a local monument. But Samantha Roberts and Jeff Gilleland, on the other hand, recently celebrated their future wedding with a photo shoot at Olive Garden – and yes, the results are pasta-tively glorious. Olive Garden has been a huge…read more

The 1 Thing My Partner and I Did That Instantly Improved Our Sex Life

A popular adage says the bedroom should be for two things: sleep and sex. I think you can argue that it should also include self-care, as some of the most gratifying “me” nights of my life have been spent in the throws of my comfy sheets – reading, writing, meditating, et al. My fiancé is…read more

The Most Important Thing You Can Do For a Friend? Just Show Up

It was the middle of a New York City Winter, and I remember the thick snow pounding my face as I navigated my way to one of my favorite wine bars on the Upper East Side. There was already at least six inches of snow on the ground, but my two best girlfriends and I…read more

Here's What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self About Having a Serious Boyfriend in College

I look back on my college years with absolutely no regrets. I attended a state school, and I definitely basked in the experience. I studied in libraries while sipping on lattes, went to a kegger or two (or three), lived with three roommates who I absolutely loved, and traveled during the Summers (as much as…read more

I Was a Virgin All Through College, and This Is How I Feel About It Now

Warning: some things discussed in this personal essay may be triggering to survivors of sexual assault. Most people are still surprised that I voluntarily stayed a virgin throughout college. Given some of the less forgiving stigmas and stereotypes about abstinence, I can definitely understand why. I’m not religious in any sense of the word, nor…read more

8 Perks of Having a Friend With Benefits

If there’s one thing millennials complain about the most, it’s dating. We live in an age where app culture is like glorified online shopping. We can be too quick to swipe left after seeing one picture and too quick to ghost after one date. Just like ordering Postmates, it’s easy to log onto the apps…read more

This Couple Got Married by Candlelight During the NYC Blackout, and It Looked SO Romantic

I’ve got a great story from the Great New York City Blackout of 2019.This couple was getting married at The Plaza. The lights went out during the wedding. They said their vows in the dark. No food; just candles.But they made the best of the situation and danced the night away. pic.twitter.com/0jT0MGJ6Mf – Emma G….read more

30 Hot Ideas For the Single Girl’s Summer Bucket List

There’s no better time to be a single gal than in the Summer – am I right? Just think of all the people waiting to be met and all the fun to be had. And forget needing a partner to enjoy the season – you can have the best time ever with friends or even…read more

This Photographer Transforms Photos of Couples Into Sexy and Surreal Works of Art

The Fourth festivities may be over, but these steamy photos bring the fireworks! Photographer Joan Carol is talented at capturing stunning, romantic moments on camera and transforming them into magical shots. He has a particular knack for showcasing the raw passion between couples in intimate moments, and his underwater and beach-set photos are truly spectacular…read more

Relationship Wisdom From Someone Who Loves Being Divorced

Louis C.K. loves being divorced, so he’d probably make the world’s worst marriage counselor. Then again, the comedian’s stand-up performances are loaded with relationship wisdom – on marriage, sex, the differences between the sexes, and why dating is a display of true courage. Below, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite (tough) love quotes from…read more

10 Seriously Hot Romances Not For the Faint of Heart

XOXO After Dark shares 10 books that rank off the sexy scale charts. So if you’re looking for a seriously steamy read, better have a “do not disturb” sign ready. And for even more great – and free! – books to read, visit the site here. We love getting book recommendations, especially when they’re as…read more

Yes, You Can Be a Disney Princess – Here’s How!

Have you always wanted to be a Disney princess? Well, now’s your chance! Halloween is the perfect holiday for going girlie with a costume inspired by royal ladies Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, and Elsa. If you’re flying solo, paired up with a partner or BFF, or…read more

Yes, You Can Be a Disney Princess – Here's How!

Have you always wanted to be a Disney princess? Well, now’s your chance! Halloween is the perfect holiday for going girlie with a costume inspired by royal ladies Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, and Elsa. If you’re flying solo, paired up with a partner or BFF, or…read more

These 26 Guys Drinking Coffee Are Hotter Than Your Morning Joe

Coffee gives us a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Hot guys are a pretty good reason, too. Put them together and you’ve got the perfect recipe, and that’s just what the men and coffee Instagram account has done for us. We’ve already been blessed with the hot guys reading Instagram, so…read more

Feel the Love Tonight With This Romantic Disney Playlist

They may be “for kids,” but listening to our favorite love songs from the animated Disney movies of our childhood (and newer ones like Frozen) as adults, we realize they actually have very grown-up romantic themes and lyrics. Classic Disney princess films like Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and The Little Mermaid feature songs about…read more

According to This Weather Forecast, It's Cloudy With a Chance of D*ck

It’s looking like a long, hard Summer for the American Northeast. When a New Jersey news site published their daily Accuweather report on Tuesday, readers couldn’t help noticing something sensual about their daily forecast. Spoiler alert: it looked like a giant d*ck. With a storm front moving in to penetrate the region, the phallic forecast…read more

Real Women Dish About Their First Times

Source: CBS Films Growing up, there is so much hype built up about how your first time should be. You’re told to either wait until marriage or to wait until it’s with someone you love. However, that’s not always the case, and whether you like it or not, losing your virginity is a memory that…read more

These 16 Disney Princess Mermaid GIFs Are So Mesmerizing

What if Belle’s sidekick was Flounder? How would Cinderella’s story be different if she had a tail instead of feet? Well, now we get to see all our favorite Disney princesses – including Pocahontas, Jasmine, and Aurora – as mermaids, thanks to one creative, talented artist. Tumblr user TheNamelessDoll, an artist from Sweden, is about to blow…read more