The tragic tale of a crab’s lost love


KC Green of Gunshow Comics offers a heartbreaking crustacean love story: Read the rest

A fan's tribute to the muse behind Linklater's 'Before Sunrise'


Jeff Rowan loves Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise. When he decided to look into the young woman who inspired the trilogy of films, he discovered a remarkably moving story that's worth the 20 minutes if you love those films. Read the rest

Elderly man kills wife because they couldn't afford her medicine


William J. Hager of Port St. Lucie, Florida is a 86 year old man who confessed to shooting his 76 year old wife, Carolyn Hager, in her sleep, because the couple could no longer afford her medications, leaving her in pain and wanting to die. Read the rest

Something New: frank, comedic, romantic memoir of a wedding in comic form

Lucy Knisley is a favorite around these parts, a comics creator whose funny, insightful, acerbic and disarmingly frank memoirs in graphic novel form have won her accolades and admiration from across the field. With her latest book, Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride, Knisley invites us into her wedding, her love life, her relationship with her mother, and an adventure that's one part Martha Stewart, one part French farce comedy.

Guy who was hounded from work by homophobic "Valentine" gets a love-note from Justin Trudeau


Last month, an anonymous work-colleague at Alberta's Party City sent's Degas Sikorski a homophobic "Valentine" that he posted last week. Read the rest

Morbid and risque Valentines of yesteryear


These feel like the winners of a photoshopping contest, but if they are, I can't find the source. Read the rest

Romance Novels from Scarfolk, the English horror town trapped in the 1970s


Scarfolk, you will recall, is a Wyndhamesque horror-town in the English countryside, trapped in a continuous loop from 1970-1980, whose strange artifacts slowly leak into our world. Read the rest

Celebrate V-Day like an early feminist with these Suffragist Valentines


Dating from 1915 to the 1920s, these suffragist Valentines cards are collected by the League of Women Voters, who worked tirelessly to win the vote for women. Read the rest

Nerdy Valentines to print and love


Evil Mad Scientist Labs have released their latest set of nerdy Valentines ready for you to print, glue on cardstock, and use to win your true love's heart. Read the rest

Love Picking: Locksport meets love locks


All over the world, couples have caught a memetic virus that causes them to festoon fences, trees, railings and other objects with padlocks that represent the love between them. Read the rest

Gauzy literary scarves: Poe, Holmes, Romeo and Juliet, Alice in Wonderland and more


Fresh Comfy is a Thai scarf-seller whose gauzy chiffon scarves come screened with motifs from literary classics, in a variety of finishes (grey, black, off-white, full color): Anne of Green Gables cover; Harry Potter Marauders' Map; Map of Middle Earth; Pride and Prejudice cover; the Cheshire Cat; Romeo and Juliet title-page; Sherlock Holmes engravings; Alice in Wonderland interior page; Poe's The Raven and many more. Read the rest

My Tinder date with ‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli


Jacklyn Collier was dubious that the man claiming to be Martin Shkreli really was Martin Shkreli. He convinced her by showing photos of his identification. Curious about the notorious HIV drug price-gouger, she went on a date with him and wrote about it for the Washington Post.

The waitress came over and made a few recommendations. Martin asked, “Is there a vegetarian menu? My assistant said there was a vegetarian menu. There’s a vegetarian menu, right?” He wasn’t being a jerk; it was more of an “I’m stressed because my date doesn’t put raw fish in her mouth” kind of comment. The waitress assured us that there was a vegetarian menu. We ordered a drink and Martin told me that he was a lightweight, something I’d never heard a man admit on a date (or ever).

The waitress also pointed out the list of Japanese teas on the menu. Most of the teas were priced between $8 to $13, but there was a “Gold Medal Sencha” for $120 a cup. Apparently it’s extremely rare and won an important tea competition in Japan. After the waitress left, we joked about paying $120 for a cup of tea. I thought about making a price-gouging joke, but couldn’t think fast enough.

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How a romance-scam victim laundered $1.1M worth of other victims' money


Audrey Elaine Elrod was divorced, depressed and broke when a romance-scammer targeted her on Facebook, posing as a widowed Scottish oil-rig worker who admired her photo and sympathized with her plight. Read the rest

Ashley Madison's founding CTO claimed he hacked competing dating site

Raja Bhatia was the original CTO of Avid Media, Ashley Madison's parent company; in an email to Avid CEO Noel Biderman in the latest Ashley Madison dump, he hacked the back-end of Nerve, a competing dating site. Read the rest

A romance game that feels like playing a Jane Austen novel

If you've ever wanted to experience the romance, gossip, and tragic social misunderstandings of an Austen heroine, Regency Love is a visual novel made just for you.

The phenomenon of the Breakup Explanation status update

The personal is public, and don't you know it.

Try gay orc dating with Tusks: The Orc Dating Simulator


If you have ever thought of being a male orc adventuring, traveling and bonding with all kinds of other male orcs, this enchanting, refreshing and lovingly-made romance game is for you.

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