The Only Dating Site You Need If You Believe In Ghosts And UFOs

So you're on a date, and the conversation turns to ghosts and UFOs, and the other person flatly declares he or she doesn't believe in that woo-woo crap. Awkward! But fear not — now there's The Amazing Kreskin's Supernatural Dating Society, aimed at making love matches 'twixt paranormal enthusiasts. » 3/26/15 6:00pm Thursday 6:00pm

A Monstrous Problem Complicates A Sweet Italian Romance In Spring

Indie horror filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead had the buzziest segment in last year's V/H/S: Viral (skaters vs. skeletons brawl "Bonestorm"). Next up: monster romance Spring, about an American drifter who meets the woman of his dreams ... or nightmares? ... while backpacking through Italy. » 2/15/15 3:30pm 2/15/15 3:30pm

The Secrets Of Keeping Your Relationship Fresh, According To Science

Is there science behind keeping the spark alive in long-term relationships? A psychology researcher from the University of British Columbia says yes ... and she's got tips on how to keep love alive once the initial lust and sparkle dust starts to fade. » 2/14/15 2:35pm 2/14/15 2:35pm

Send Your Favorite Stargazer A Space-Themed Love Letter

Yesterday, we invited you to pitch woo at your beloved using geeky, pop culture-inspired Valentines. If those cards weren't quite what you had in mind, check out the space-tastic array offered up by the European Space Agency, complete with captions both sincere and cheeky. » 2/14/15 9:30am 2/14/15 9:30am

Brief But Eye-Popping Video Shows Cuttlefish Getting Their Freak On

Giant cuttlefish have some unusual mating rituals. But once they find a suitable partner, the act of knocking boots (er, tentacles?) is kind of incredible to watch. » 2/12/15 4:00pm 2/12/15 4:00pm

Watch The Wonderfully Odd Trailer For Post-Apocalyptic Romance Crumbs

Here's hoping Crumbs, a scifi romance shot in an Ethiopian ghost town by Spanish writer-director Miguel Llanso, gets wider exposure after its Rotterdam Film Festival debut last week. Check out the trailer; there's a UFO, a haunted bowling alley, a crazy Santa Claus, and space junk. For starters. » 2/11/15 6:00pm 2/11/15 6:00pm

How Two 18th Century Women Fell in Love and Invented Modern Romance

Romance hasn't always been the stuff of bodice rippers and bad vampire movies. Back in the 18th century, the word "romantic" meant something akin to "foolish" or "fanciful." But then a bunch of hipster sentimentalists changed everything — and invented the idea of love as we know it today. » 1/05/15 2:40pm 1/05/15 2:40pm

In Elysium, Two People's Love Lasts Forever... But The Details Are Gone

Is love universal, or are there different types of love depending on the sort of people involved? Is brother-sister love different than mother-daughter love, or romantic love? Those are the sort of questions that come up in Jennifer Marie Brissett's ambitious new novel Elysium. Minor spoilers ahead... » 12/15/14 4:00pm 12/15/14 4:00pm

Lesbian Lizard Kiss from Doctor Who Will Not Face Censors' Wrath

After the premiere of the new Doctor Who, featuring a same-sex kiss between a humanoid lizard woman and her human wife, a handful of people complained to the UK's communications regulator. The regulator's reply, basically: Yeah, no one cares. » 8/28/14 10:40am 8/28/14 10:40am

The REAL Reason Why Superhero Romances Are Always Doomed

Everybody knows that superheroes can't have successful love lives. If a costumed hero does get married to his or her long-term love interest, then the multiverse winds up breaking (or Satan intervenes) to thwart it. Is this because happy relationships are boring? Or is there a more insidious reason? » 8/13/14 4:29pm 8/13/14 4:29pm

The Absolute Worst Trope In Science Fiction Romance Novels

There's a lot to celebrate about science fiction romance novels — apart from anything else, they're one of the fastest-growing areas of the genre, and they're getting a lot of people reading science fiction. But there's one trope in the genre that writer C.E. Kilgore finds really repulsive: "dubious consent." » 5/08/14 11:14am 5/08/14 11:14am

First Three Minutes of Joss Whedon's In Your Eyes Will Hook You

We've been waiting for our first glimpse of Joss Whedon's tiny movie In Your Eyes for ages, and now here's a whole three minutes. The film, written by Whedon but directed by Won't Back Down writer Brin Hill, premieres this Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch the opening scene now! » 4/18/14 10:10am 4/18/14 10:10am

A Dystopian Romance Where Single People Become Animals

The Lobster, the dystopian romance movie where single people risk being turned into wild animals, just got a lot more interesting. John C. Reilly joined the cast of this English-language film from Oscar-winning Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. » 3/31/14 3:39pm 3/31/14 3:39pm

The Best Science Fiction Romance Novels You've Probably Never Heard Of

Over at USA Today, there's a new column about science fiction romance books, called Sci-Fi Encounters — and for the first installment, Veronica Scott is interviewing author S.E. Smith. And more importantly, compiling a reading list of great SF romances. Including clones, breeder slaves and time travelers. » 2/27/14 1:53pm 2/27/14 1:53pm

Romance Fail: The Worst Fictional Pairings, and Why They Happen

Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad… » 2/14/14 12:00pm 2/14/14 12:00pm

Peter Pan proposes to Wendy on stage while creepy giant Nana watches

Instead of giving Wendy a thimble, the grown up Peter Pan got down on one knee and made this fairy tale romance come true. Watch as Wendy and Peter Pan get engaged, while a gigantic puppet version of the Nana dog watches menacingly in the background. » 1/15/14 7:00pm 1/15/14 7:00pm

Our 12 Favorite First-Date Movies

The best romances begin by taking a step into the dark together. So the best first date often involves watching a really great science fiction or fantasy movie — one that contains not just romance, but boundless possibility. Here are our 12 favorite "first date" movies. » 12/30/13 10:41am 12/30/13 10:41am

Amazon is making it harder to sell Bigfoot porn ebooks

Erotica featuring Sasquatch, minotaurs, aliens, and boar gods may not fit everyone's tastes, but some authors have made a killing selling monster sex ebooks. But some ebook retailers, notably Amazon, have been cracking down on cryptozoological smut, making it harder for writers to sell their books to readers who are… » 12/22/13 10:00am 12/22/13 10:00am

What's the best series to give someone who's just had a messy breakup?

When you've broken up with your longtime sweetie, you need to lose yourself in a long, long story. But you don't want too much romance, to remind you what you just lost. So which book, movie, TV or comics series provides the best distraction for someone with a broken heart? » 12/06/13 2:42pm 12/06/13 2:42pm

Scientists Develop an Online Dating Engine That Measures Your Hotness

In addition to being the worst, online dating is literally the fucking worst. Unless you have a thing for a very specific type of vulnerability, it's not so much a romance and fulfillment machine as it is a hybrid anxiety generator/saltlick for creeps. I have several close friends who ended up marrying people they met… » 11/19/13 1:40pm 11/19/13 1:40pm