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Articles tagged with 'romance'


The Forum: A guys' guide to getting a second date

Published Dec. 28, 2016

Almost two decades into the 21st century, public attitudes toward marriage have changed - and the world of modern day dating has along the way, as well. As someone who has been on his fair share of outings, here are a few tips.


"100 Things" list brings adventure, romance

Published July 26, 2014

Four years ago, Jamie Rand read's "100 Things To Do in Milwaukee" article. Inspired, Rand decided she would complete all of the items on the list and, in doing so, found Brew City places she never knew existed. She also found the love of her life.


"About Time" is a sweet time travel treat

Published Nov. 8, 2013

"About Time" is a mix of "Groundhog Day" and a Nicholas Sparks adaptation that's not as inventively manic as the former and far from as insipid as the latter. Shudder at the thought of that second option. In Sparks' hands, the intertwined worlds of love and time travel could've ended up saccharine, trite and gimmicky. Here, in the hands of writer-director Richard Curtis ("Love Actually"), it's actually quite lovely.


100 worst Milwaukee pick-up lines, 2012

Published Feb. 14, 2012

We really do not suggest you try these at home. Or in a bar. Or anywhere. Ever. But we do hope you'll get a chuckle or a groan from this updated-for-2012 list of awful Milwaukee pick-up lines. Happy Valentine's Day, Milwaukee.


The sexy side of winter

Published Dec. 4, 2010

It's easy to be single during summer. It's a hot, sexy time of year and it feels like singles come out of the woodwork during the warm months in the Midwest. But during winter, we prefer to hibernate and spend cold nights warming our feet under the covers with someone and a salad bowl full of mistletoe.


An inside look at the world of online dating

Published May 8, 2010

Like just about everything else in life, dating has gone cyber. It takes little more than a click of the mouse to meet potential friends or maybe a future spouse.


Laws of attraction

Published April 29, 2010

Trenni Kusnierek has often wondered just how important a part physical attraction plays in a healthy relationship


The grey area of "friends with benefits"

Published April 3, 2010

If you're unfamiliar with the term, friends with benefits is when two people come to an agreement, either spoken or silent, that they will be bed buddies, but nothing more. In other words, sleeping together, but not relationship bound.


Valentine's Day survival guide

Published Feb. 13, 2010

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, which can be pretty rough if you have nobody with whom you can exchange candy hearts with subliminal messages. You don't have to spend it at home, drinking cheap wine and watching sappy romantic comedies, though.


Romance 101: Tips for adding sizzle to your dates

Published Oct. 10, 2009

Dinner and a movie is traditional and pleasant. But, it can be boring. Looking for a way to add some zip to your dating life or rekindle the romance in your relationship? Sometimes, it pays to be creative. With a little planning, you can have memorable, romantic and game-changing dates.


Let's show a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T for R-O-M-A-N-C-E

Published Oct. 3, 2009

Whether you're just starting something new or are years into it, romance is interconnected with many of the other aspects in a relationship: passion, sex, love, spontaneity, desire and longevity. Even when we feel like we know someone still wants us and thinks about us, it's always nice to be reassured. Romance happens, you don't need to plan it or pay for it, but don't ignore it. When the moment strikes, you need to take full advantage.


Milwaukee's best make-out spots

Published March 14, 2009 isn't suggesting you and your sweetheart get spunky in public. However, it's Sex Week, the perfect time to spontaneously -- or not so spontaneously -- sneak away for a smooch or two.


Dumped before we even meet?

Published March 1, 2008

In this week's column, Anjl and Marilynn respond to a reader who met a great girl online -- but she canceled their date before they even had a chance to meet.