Real Love Is a Choice

My wife and I have known each other since high school, but didn’t date until much later. We had only dated a couple of weeks before we realized that we were madly in love and wanted to get married.

I was all for it! I even suggested a spontaneous, immediate wedding in Vegas. (Seriously.) Kim, however, was a bit more practical about the whole thing. She wanted to take time to plan it all out.

I felt deflated. “We’re so different,” I said. “You like to plan, while I like to be spontaneous.”

Kim’s eyes widened. “I can be spontaneous!” she said, hurriedly. “I can totally be spontaneous. You just have to tell me in advance when you want to be spontaneous, and I will write it down in my planner…”

I gave her a strange look. She was totally serious! Clearly, Kim did not understand the meaning of spontaneity.

Funny as it may se

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Romancing The Screen: Why My Husband And I Write Our #Lovestory

Some people fall in love at first sight. For me, it was first tweet. This wasn’t terribly surprising to my friends, who had been listening to tales of my internet flirtations since I was a pre-teen, but how my husband and I met continues to be something newcomers to our lives gawk over.

“Wait, you can find love on Twitter?” they’d ask. “I thought that was just for reading news.”

When I first saw Thomas, he was simply a tiny avatar on my screen. My mouse hovered over his gorgeous eyes, piercing through the pixels, causing my fingers to hesitate so I could linger another second longer. Most say eyes are the windows to the soul, though his Twitter stream is what really wooed me. He was insightful, witty and a little raw. Even though there was a computer screen and a few hundred miles between us, I felt like I got him, this virtual stranger. After retwee

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‘Doctor Who’ Fan Proposes To Girlfriend With Epic Homemade TARDIS

“Doctor Who” fans ready to pop the question should take cues from Bill Cindrich.

The fan recently proposed to his girlfriend in front of a homemade TARDIS. complete with a “Will You Marry Me?” sign.

We’re sure this Time Lord’s two hearts were pounding with excitement. The good news is she accepted the proposal.

“If she would have said no I was going to have a beautiful blue bonfire that night,” Cindrich wrote in a Reddit thread earlier this week.

Here’s how we imagine the big day going down: The Ood will probably sing the couple’s praises as The Face of Boe pronounces them Time Lord and wife. The pair will then honeymoon on the planet Midnight and tour the cosmos in search of the best anti-gravity restaurant around.

We have a feeling Cindrich won’t be the only Whovian to propose in such epic manner: The groom-to-be just

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10 Things You’ll Hear If You Keep Your Name

Over the past six months, I’ve played 20 questions more than I’ve wanted to about my lack of martial name change. These are the top 10 things married women, who kept their maiden name, are sick of hearing. I’m sharing these with you to start a discussion on how we see people and how we can build each other up. Also, some of the conversations are just made-for-Modern-Family funny.

1.”Do you plan to get divorced?” If I was planning to get divorced, I would not go through the hassle of getting married (a wedding is a pain in the butt). My sarcastic side has started answering “yes” to this question to be entertained by the ensuing social experiment. My husband also didn’t change his name, and somehow he hasn’t been asked this.

2.”Guess you aren’t going to have kids.” My favorite place I heard this one

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Little Girl Gets Real With The ‘Tooth Fairy,’ Crushes Parents’ Souls In The Process

Today’s cute kid note reminds parents that they may not be as stealth as they think.

Title: The Skeptic

Author: Lexi

Age: 9

Triple Whammy: Goodbye to the Tooth Fairy, Santa and the Easter Bunny, all in one note. Really?

Valid Reactions from Mom and Dad: 1. Fine, no money under your pillow; 2. We’ll be crying into our pillows over here.

Just Don’t Tell These Kids: A whole nation of negotiators could be crushed if Lexi’s news gets out.

Little Girl Gets Real With The Tooth Fairy, Crushes Parents Souls In The Process

(Via willsanderson on Reddit; H/T Buzzfeed)

Has your child drawn or written something adorable? Send a photo, along with your child’s name and age, to [email protected] or via Facebook or Twitter — and it may be featured as our Cute Kid Note of the Day.

Next Cute Kid Note of the Day: 6-Year-Old’s Hand-Drawn Dinner Bracket Proves Pizza Is The Perfect Meal

14 Vintage Baby Girl Names That Are Waiting To Be Rediscovered

So many vintage names have been retrieved, polished up and restored to baby use, from Amelia to Zachariah, that it sometimes feel that the attic is empty. Not so. There are still lots of names popular in the past yet still waiting to be rediscovered. The examples here were all given to at least 100 babies in the year 1914 — a century ago — but are still not in the current Top 1,000.

Delphine

14 Vintage Baby Girl Names That Are Waiting To Be Rediscovered
Kathy Bates played Delphine LaLaurie on American Horror Story.

A sleek, sophisticated French name that means ‘dolphin’ and evokes images of the sea, Delphine is found in the fiction of Balzac and Madame de Stael, and recently seen in both “Orphan Black” and “American Horror Story.” But though it may be Number 271 on Nameberry, Delphine was given to fewer than five girls in 2013.

Etta

14 Vintage Baby Girl Names That Are Waiting To Be Rediscovered
Singer Etta James

This originally short form of Henrietta, given to c

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12 Acts Of Betrayal That Are Worse Than Cheating

For many, discovering an affair is the point of no return in a relationship. How can you trust your partner after he or she breaks that bond of intimacy in such a significant way?

But are there acts of betrayal more harmful to a relationship than infidelity? Some Redditors think so. On Thursday, those on the Ask Reddit board shared the one thing their significant other could do that would be more hurtful to them than having an affair. See some of the most interesting responses below.

1. “Giving up on the relationship for no reason. I’d rather he cheat than hear him say, ‘Meh, I don’t love you anymore.’”

2. “Confiding in another man before she came to me would hurt me more than cheating. (The exception would be her father.)”

3. “Ripping me off financially. Cheating (depending on context) just says, ‘I wanted to

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‘Little Mermaid’ Wedding Ideas For Your Disney-Loving Heart

We bet there are a lot of little kids (and quite a few not-so-little ones) who have dreamed about having a “Little Mermaid”-themed wedding.

Online wedding marketplace Your Cloud Parade recently teamed up with singer and designer Traci Hines to bring that childhood dream to life with a fantasy wedding photo shoot inspired by the beloved Disney movie. Hines plays the role of mermaid bride Ariel and model Leo Camacho plays the charming groom, Prince Eric, in the faux wedding.

Now this is a world we would love to be a part of. Check out some of the photos below for a treasure trove of under-the-sea inspiration.

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo
  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart
    Credit: Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo

For more photos from the shoot, check out the slideshow below. Credit on all photos: Mark Brooke Photography and Mathieu Photo

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  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

  • Little Mermaid Wedding Ideas For Your Disney Loving Heart

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