Even if you’re notorious for ditching parties or high-pressure dating situations, you can learn to not only own a room but captivate nearly everyone in it, says Tonya Reiman, author of The Body Language of Dating: Read His Signals, Send Your Own, and Get the Guy.
Sometimes, the best Valentine’s Day gift is one you pick out yourself. But we’re giving you a chance to win a prize pack that you would definitely love to NOT buy for yourself: A $500 Agent Provocateur gift card (ooh la la), $200 Bliss Spa gift set, and a 32G iPod Touch chock full of our favorite steamy reads from Simon Audio.
Guys like to feel special on V-Day, too, say authors Maxwell Billieon and Ray J. Here are eight ways to make your day together unforgettable, from their book, Death of the Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know about Men Who Stray.
Focusing on the positive in your online profile will help that first impression be a lasting one. Read on for ideas to keep in mind by Laurie Davis, author of Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating.
Should we help him feel like a “conqueror”? Allowing men to take the lead sometimes helps men stay committed to the relationship, say Maxwell Billieon and Ray J, authors of Death of the Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know about Men Who Stray.
His posture, gestures, other body-language expressions act as subconscious clues that he’s interested. Here’s how to recognize them. From The Body Language of Dating: Read His Signals, Send Your Own, and Get the Guy by Tonya Reiman.
By Maura Kelly
Co-author of Much Ado About Loving
Jane Austen seems to be everybody’s favorite writer—men I’ve dated have spent entire evenings singing her praises, and the ladies love her, too. I was vehemently anti-Austen. There were just so many society girls, so obsessed with marriage! What could I ever learn from reading about such people? Once I got over my initial pride and prejudices, I learned valuable love lessons.
By Jillian Stone
Author of An Affair with Mr. Kennedy
As a writer of historical romance I am constantly doing research, with a special interest in the courting rituals of the late 19th century, which often take place in the ballroom. There, beneath blazing chandeliers and within the confines of the rules of Victorian society, introductions were made, dance cards were filled out, and a good deal of flirtation was had.
By Jessica Massa
Author of The Gaggle
As a single woman, there are many ways to approach Valentine’s Day. Here’s the good news: You don’t have to overplan, underplan, glorify, or ignore Valentine’s Day just because you don’t have a significant other, or even a date. You can actually enjoy the holiday! Or at the very least, you can refuse to let it turn you into a bitter and lonely hater of all things red and fragrant.
During the few days that precede your monthly ovulation, your desire for sex is higher than usual; this can cause plenty of romantic and reproductive confusion. Follow these tips for navigating your hormonal cloud from The Body Language of Dating author Tonya Reiman.
By Deborah Goldstein
You probably already know the answer to this. But what’s blatantly obvious to others is sometimes hard to reconcile. Maybe you have great physical chemistry, or he’s everything you wanted “on paper.” Or maybe you’re just over being single. No one’s perfect—he’s not, and you’re not—but if you recognize one of the following red flags in your guy, it might be time to consider moving on.