valentines day

7 Ways To Resist On Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day can be a pretty superfluous holiday, but in the era of Donald Trump, nobody has time to mess around. Even on this day, you can choose to put a political spin on your actions and work towards a greater good, rather than just supporting…
By Cate Carrejo

Jane Austen Quotes To Share With Your Valentine

Is there any novelist more romantic than our dear Jane Austen? There's certainly no novelist quite so witty and sentimental all at once. That's why romantic quotes from Jane Austen are the best place to turn for Valentine's greetings for the one who'…
By Emma Oulton

14 Romantic Quotes For Your Valentine's Card

So you've chosen a Valentine's Day gift, you've bought a new lipstick, and you've booked a table at your loved one's favorite restaurant — but the hard part is yet to come. What on earth are you supposed to write in the card? How are you supposed to …
By Emma Oulton

7 Ridiculous Romantic Traditions From History You…

In case you haven't noticed the masses of heart-shaped balloons and overpriced single roses for sale in the supermarket, today is Valentine's Day, our annual celebration of love, romance, and not being able to get a dinner reservation to save your li…
By JR Thorpe

9 Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorials For Black Souls

Valentine's Day: Sometimes, it feels like you can't walk a foot without slamming into a passionate PDA and a red lip. But if you like your lipstick as black as your soul, forget about all of that and feast your vengeful eyes upon these nine Valentine…
By Kim Carpluk

4 DIY Valentine’s Day Traditions From Real-Life…

Let’s be real: though eating chocolate and going out for dinner are inarguably fun activities, celebrating Valentine’s Day can be stressful. If you’re riding solo, there’s often pressure to immediately hunt down a semi-decent suitor and/or a nearby G…
By Mekita Rivas

Unusual TV Shows To Watch This Valentine's Day

This Feb. 14, you can turn on some sappy romance like Titanic, Shakespeare In Love, or (god forbid) even Garry Marshall's sappy holiday-themed ensemble rom-com Valentine's Day. Or you can take a road less traveled, and stream something from this list…
By Jefferson Grubbs

IS '50 Shades' To Blame For Rise In Sex Accidents?

Don't try this at home, folks. There are couples in need of rescue after reading Fifty Shades of Grey inspired them to try out a variety of sex toys they weren't quite ready for, including penis rings and handcuffs. The rash of incidents is so seriou…
By Kristian Wilson

36 Valentine's Day Episodes On Netflix

If I'm being honest, Valentine's Day hasn't cracked my list of favorite holidays since elementary school. This has little to do with my relationship status and more to do with my love of excuses to throw silly parties, which adults don't tend to do a…
By Leah Thomas

Fiercely Feminist Valentines For 2017

Valentine's Day isn't just the perfect time to let that ~special someone~ in your life know that you care, but to reach out to everyone in your circle and spread the love — and no time has that been more necessary than the turbulent year that has bee…
By Emma Lord

This Galentines Day Gift Is Super Adorable

Have you heard of BloomThat? They're an online flower service that also happens to have pretty rad gift boxes. This year, BloomThat has a feminist Galentine's Day box that's a definite must-have — for you (and/or your BFF, if you're feeling especiall…
By Rosie Narasaki

Your Fave '90s Sidekicks As Your Valentine

If Valentine's Day snuck up on you this year, you're not alone — time moves fast while you're busy doing other things (read: waiting in line for Chipotle, hitting snooze three times every morning, and trying to ignore the crippling existential weight…
By Emma Lord

Single's Awareness Day Memes For 2017

February 14th goes by two names: Valentine's Day and Single's Awareness Day. If you prefer to call it by the latter, then chances are that these 12 Single's Awareness Day memes for 2017 might come in handy for you. The fact of the matter is that ever…
By Chelsey Grasso

What '90s Kids Wanted For Valentine's Day

The '90s were a magical and simpler time. Probably a huge reason I feel that way is because I was a child in the '90s, so I just didn't have any real problems to worry about. However, one source of stress that felt very real at the time was Valentine…
By Sara Levine

How To Meet Someone On Valentine's Day

For many singles, there's perhaps no day of the year more dreaded than Valentine's Day. Logically, we all know that the holiday doesn't really mean anything — but that doesn't make being single on Valentine's Day any easier. Who wants to watch happy …
By Laken Howard

11 Galentine’s Day Quotes On Friendships

There’s nothing more precious in life then a friend you can count on, and this Galentine’s Day is only a small bit of proof that your best friends in life are worth celebrating. So this year, let your friends know how much they mean to you by sharing…
By Kiersten Hickman

Kaitlyn Bristowe Teases Some Wedding Details

I think I must be in love with Kaitlyn Bristowe, because the things I like best about her are also the things that drive me the craziest. Like, say, her refusal to set a wedding date with Shawn Booth. But when Kaitlyn shares details about her ideal w…
By Alexis Rhiannon

17 Unconventional Valentine's Day Cards To Send In…

Valentine's Day can be a pretty cheesy holiday if you wait until the last minute and rely on drugstore cards and gas station chocolates. But the holiday of love doesn't need to be half-assed or overly-cliche. There are plenty of ways to infuse some w…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

13 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Treat Recipes

Despite the fact that drugstores try to get us to stock up on Valentine's Day essentials all the way back in December, it seems like we're still somehow unprepared once February 14 rolls around. We go from thinking "too soon, too soon" to "crap, it's…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Cheap V-Day Trips That Are Still Romantic

A Valentine's Day getaway can be incredibly costly and complicated, and the last thing you want to do is create a stressful situation between you and your loved one when your goal is really just to relax go somewhere to celebrate how much you like ea…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

17 Valentine's Day Movies On Netflix Right Now

Valentine's Day, the holiday you either love or love to hate, is just around the corner. And, contrary to many people's desires, the holiday is coming whether you're in a romantic relationship or not. For some (i.e. single people), Valentine's Day ca…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong