Category Archives: Relationships

If you like piña coladas

gay couple, gay romanceIt was the first thing that came to mind when I stumbled upon this romantic photo. If you don’t get the reference, then I suppose it might not make as much sense but it remains a beautiful photograph.

Here’s to hoping that you end your day with an unexpected embrace and kiss.

Love at first sight

Love at first sightA few years ago I posted this Youtube video entitled, Love At First Sight.  I forgot about it until my brother asked for it again. The nearly three minute voice message left by an intoxicated and overly excited woman convinced she has just met her soulmate is filled with cringe-worthy comments like:

“Call me, email me, IM me, fax me, page me…”
“And we both have the same interest in yo-yo’s.”
“I know you said you had to leave urgently. I hope that everything’s okay.”

Boston’s Love Locks

Source: welovebeantown.com

Source: welovebeantown.com

Back in 2013, in honor of the death of DOMA, three small heart shaped locks were shackled to the ugly chain link fence over the Massachusetts Turnpike on Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay.

Since the summer of 2013, many more locks have been added and now the chain link fence is covered by several hundred padlocks; each presumably to symbolize and commemorate relationships here in Boston. Some of the locks have names, dates, or quotes written on them, which you can read if you look closely.  Boston Love Locks

Relationships

Making the case for Valentine's DayI have a number of friends who are very happy that they are single. I also know a few (not many) people who I suspect might be happier if they were single. This post isn’t for either of you, although I do believe you deserve to be loved too.

This post is for a third group of friends who are single and looking to meet someone they can share their life with through the good and bad. Valentine’s Day can be frustrating for this group, reminding them of their most recent awkward date or maybe lack of dates. I hope you find someone who you fall madly in love with and in the interim you find comfort knowing your friends and family love you and think you’re fabulous – regardless of your dating status.

Looking for Love on Tinder

chadwick moore love in the time of tinderChadwick Moore’s article Love in the time of Tinder: What I Learned From a Month of Dates in Out Magazine’s “Love Issue” caught my eye.  With Valentine’s Day two weeks away I thought the article might be a downer for those hopeless romantics looking for love in the age of phone apps, but it made me laugh reading through his 21 Tinder dates in New York City.

Maybe the German word schniedrefreude applies here but for those who may be looking for love Moore’s article is certain to make you feel better, knowing all those awkward / painful dates are more the norm and less to do with you. 

Daddyhunt: The Serial (all episodes)

Daddyhunt: The SerialAre you a Daddy or do you have Daddy-issues? The gay dating app, Daddyhunt has a web series that includes seven one and a half minute episodes combined into one video. The video follows a budding romance between two neighbors that starts after a case of mistaken identity.

The Daddyhunt video campaign is sexy and a great way to help build their brand through viral marketing. If you have 10 minutes, check it out. You can learn more about the Daddyhunt app here.

Sweethearts candy features Jack & George

Valentine's DayAs part of their 150th anniversary celebration of the popular Valentine’s Day candy, Sweethearts, has featured gay couple, Jack & George, who have been together since they first met in 1961.

Hats off to the parent company of Sweethearts, NECCO, for featuring Jack & George and letting them share their story as par of their 150th anniversary celebration contest for people to share their “sweet stories”.  You can enter the contest by visiting their website, shareyoursweetstory.com.