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Secluded hotel experiences for sexy sex and romance and nature

Where in North America are the most secluded (meaning very private rooms or separate cabins) and romantic resorts and hotels, with gorgeous atmosphere? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Aug 10, 2016 - 24 answers

Relationship anxiety-- Unable to express my true feelings to my friend

I know it;s normal to be nervous, but my level of anxiety is too much and I need help [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Jun 20, 2016 - 10 answers

Where should I propose in Rome?

Next week I will be in Rome with my girlfriend and I plan to propose, but I've never been so I have no idea where to try and make this happen. Looking for ideas! Some criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on May 7, 2016 - 16 answers

London! Wine us, dine us... er, we'll take care of the rest.

Romantic evening in London in mid-May. I'd like some recommendations on classy restaurants. [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on May 1, 2016 - 8 answers

You're just ok. Don't like me anymore? NOW I love you

I've got a bad romantic ailment. I have a hard time bridging the gap between reality and fantasy, and I have a big romantic ego. I have a tendency to build infatuation mansions, when reality perhaps only calls for a modest log cabin. Excuse the length of the navel gazing essay below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2016 - 7 answers

Romance and uncertainty part two

I have clarified some of my feelings and done some self-work on this relationship, but I'm having trouble trusting myself and my insights. [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Jan 18, 2016 - 10 answers

Wait, you like me? Why?

I have developed a sort of uncertain romantic situation with a girl at my college. It's really the first time that I've been close to anyone in this way, or at all, and I am afraid that my self-hatred and self-absorption is getting in the way of a proper human relationship, as friends or otherwise. [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Jan 9, 2016 - 13 answers

Winter weekend adventures/essentials in Portland

I'm looking for fun excursions, eateries, etc to undertake during MLK weekend in Portland OR with my wife. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by miltthetank on Jan 4, 2016 - 8 answers

she's too busy skulking and building machines

In popular media, what are some examples of the "romantic tortured loner genius inventor" archetype who are women? [more inside]
posted by glass origami robot on Nov 21, 2015 - 26 answers

Resources for trans-adjacent folks?

I'm transgender and taking steps towards starting hormones (T) in the new year. A cisgender romantic partner is fully supportive, but nervous about the future. Hope us find resources (blogs, first-person essays, podcasts) created by and for cis partners of trans people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2015 - 8 answers

Don't be a stranger

Recently I've gone on several dates where we got along really well online and talked for hours in person. However, they ended with a hug and silence afterward, which I'm disappointed about. How can I figure out if we both want to go past one-shot platonic meetings, and how do we get to where we want to go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2015 - 14 answers

Hotel recommendations in SF for a romantic getaway?

My ladyfriend and I are going to San Francisco for a romantic getaway, and I'm trying to find the perfect hotel. Looking for something in the four star range, more or less. I can't seem to find any consistency in the hotel reviews except for the five-star hotels. Any recommendations? Views aren't necessary and I'm flexible with location, but a clean and comfortable (luxurious?) room is a must. Right now I'm looking at the Palace Hotel and the Argonaut, any thoughts on those?
posted by entropicamericana on Jun 25, 2015 - 20 answers

Is my partner a narcissist? Or are we not compatible?

I'm very confused about my partner. Let's call him Robert. I'm not sure if my partner is illustrating narcissistic traits or if it is something else? Robert rarely asks about my interests, hobbies, opinions. I think he may lack listening skills and empathy skills to some degree. I think he shows care and love through action instead. He may suspect he might have Aspergers as well. I feel like Robert is always nitpicking my flaws, my goal motives, my personality, and my beliefs. Robert always seems to monopolize the conversation, making it difficult to elaborate and share my points and thoughts on the matter. [more inside]
posted by RearWindow on May 28, 2015 - 37 answers

Snow-Themed Movies

As we await Boston's snowy apocalypse, I'd like to queue up some movies prominently featuring snow, to get us through those hours when "travel will be virtually impossible and potentially life-threatening." [more inside]
posted by alms on Feb 14, 2015 - 34 answers

Italy on short notice

Going to Italy this weekend on short notice for a surprise romantic getaway. In last-minute planning mode, need the wisdom of the traveled Hive Mind - where should we go? [more inside]
posted by hot soup on Feb 8, 2015 - 20 answers

romantic, simple and cheap recipes

I'd like to make a special Valentine's Day dinner, but need to keep it super simple. [more inside]
posted by deadcrow on Feb 5, 2015 - 17 answers

Wise or silly risk: Reconnect or let go?

What is the message in this set of mixed messages? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2015 - 21 answers

What are some other songs like the Nutcracker's 'Pas De Deux'?

My wife and I love The Nutcracker's Pas De Deux (yt), particularly the section that features unison strings playing a descending scale on top of the brass playing slow chord progressions. Can you recommend some other symphonies or works that have this same swelling, somber, almost gut-wrenching feel? [more inside]
posted by JohnFredra on Dec 23, 2014 - 7 answers

Alternatives to Woody Allen

A friend wants to get that witty romantic 70s NY film fix without the obvious choice of Woody Allen. What are other films in that same genre?
posted by kittensofthenight on Dec 12, 2014 - 27 answers

Name this Russian mail-order bride movie. (No mobsters or Nicole Kidman)

Okay, help me AskMe, you're my only hope. Everybody gets at least one, and now it's my turn to be stuck on the name of a movie I once saw and loved. It is basically about a Russian mail-order bride, but it is definitely not Birthday Girl, despite certain keyword similarities. It's a little indie movie with no name stars. There are also no mobsters. It's not a thriller at all. It's very sweet. Basic plot summary inside. [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Dec 10, 2014 - 2 answers

Nice quiet places to eat in Montreal

My girlfriend and I have an anniversary coming up and are looking for a nice, new to us, quiet place to have dinner. [more inside]
posted by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand on Oct 20, 2014 - 10 answers

Labour-intensive dinner?

I have a lot of time on my hands, a love of cooking, and a girlfriend I would like to impress! Any ideas for a home-cooked romantic dinner, given that I have a LOT of time? [more inside]
posted by one of these days on Jul 31, 2014 - 25 answers

Recent quirky romantic comedies?

Just saw and really liked The Lunchbox. What are some other quirky, intelligent, modern romantic comedies? International titles appreciated, but not at all necessary.
posted by progosk on Jun 25, 2014 - 27 answers

Marriage in trouble, wife refuses relationship counseling. What next?

My wife Jane and I are in our 40s and have been together for eight years. We got along well for the first few years, but things have been steadily going south since then. In theory, we both want to improve our marriage, but we are not making much progress on our own. I could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2014 - 48 answers

looking for romantic songs in funny movies

For our 10th anniversary, I'd like to present movie buff Gnik Nus with a list of sweet songs sung by the actors in modern (say, the last 30ish years) comedy movies. So far I've come up with "Tonight You Belong To Me" from The Jerk, "I Was Born To Love You" by Chevy Chase in Caddyshack, and "I Wanna Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler, and Steve Buscemi singing 'This Much Is True" in The Wedding Singer. Bonus points for sweet moments and then something funny happens, like when Bernadette Peters pulls out the trombone while they're softly singing on the beach.
posted by Neeuq Nus on Jun 17, 2014 - 20 answers

Quiet, romantic spot to propose in NYC.

I'd like your help in figuring out a quiet, private and romantic spot to propose to my girlfriend while we're on a 2-day trip in Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Mar 17, 2014 - 49 answers

Romantic restaurant in Paris for less than 100 euros (give or take)?

We'll be in Paris on March 13th and 14th. We're staying very close to the Musée d'Orsay but we're willing to travel off the beaten path. Currently we've found Les Climats which seems highly regarded and right up our alley in terms of menu. However... [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Mar 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Romantic / English Dinner Ideas?

Seeking ideas for plannning a multi-course, romantic, home-cooked meal for two that is also thoroughly, completely English. The more traditional the better. Looking for dishes in season, no seafood, ideally with a focus on lamb as a centerpiece and easy on the potato/bread. Other then that, assume a high level of cooking skill, endless time for fiddly bits, and acess to pretty much anything and a well stocked UK grocery importer store nearby. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Feb 14, 2014 - 27 answers

Why do I keep running into this type of guy?

I like nerdy, introverted men but they don't seem to (often) like nerdy, introverted women like me. Most of the guys who ask me out and stick around have nothing in common with me. Why? [more inside]
posted by caseofyou on Feb 3, 2014 - 30 answers

Ideas for fifth wedding anniversary

What amazing fun thing can we arrange for our fifth wedding anniversary when we have 6 months to plan? Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by Librarypt on Sep 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me find the best love quotes from Broadway musicals

My partner is a huge, huge theater buff, particularly musicals, and he is going away to work for the next three months directing shows at a performing arts camp. Last summer, before he left, he hid little love notes for me to discover in the apartment, and it was just the sweetest gesture ever. I want to return the favor to him this year, and sneak my own notes into his luggage before he leaves and in his cabin when I visit. I decided that it would be perfect to use romantic quotes from show tunes - but I really don't know anything about theater other than what I've picked up from osmosis. I could google for Broadway quotes, but they wouldn't have any significance to me. So I'm hoping that if I give some ideas of what he likes and dislikes, the hivemind could make some thoughtful suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on May 29, 2013 - 33 answers

Romantic Seoul: Help me find a date spot in the Special City

I'm somewhat new to Korea and don't know much about the landscape of Seoul, but I'm taking a native Seoulite out to dinner on Tuesday night. What's a good date place in Seoul for a quiet dinner? The cuisine can be from any corner of the world, though I'd prefer if it were in the Hongdae or Sinchon corners of Seoul. That said, anything interesting would be appreciated. Thanks.
posted by charlemangy on May 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Rom-Com Advice Giver

I'm looking for the name of a (late-'80s?) romantic comedy based on my memory of a particular scene. The lead male (either Billy Crystal or a Billy Crystal-type) attempts to give advice to the lead female. She says that she wants to leave town and go somewhere, and he says, "So go." She counters with the reasons she has to stay; he deadpans, "So don't go." This goes back and forth two or three times. [more inside]
posted by EmGeeJay on Apr 23, 2013 - 16 answers

Birthday delivery ideas beyond flowers?

For work reasons, I'm spending this week far from home, which means I'm going to miss my girlfriend's birthday tomorrow. Boo! We're going to make up for it when I get home, but I still want to mark the occasion by having something delivered to her at work. The obvious choice is flowers, of course. But can you suggest something else romantic and sweet that would be less obvious? Something I can arrange remotely and have delivered to an office in Herndon, Va. tomorrow?
posted by Naberius on Feb 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Rom coms where the love interest is introduced later?

The standard format for a romantic comedy has both key characters introduced very early in the script/movie -- say, in the first ten pages/minutes. I'm looking for examples of romantic comedies where one of the romantic leads is introduced later in the movie. [more inside]
posted by allnamesaretaken on Jan 22, 2013 - 38 answers

Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly beans, boom!

I'm looking for romantic end-of-the-world themed activities. Movies to cuddle during, food to make and eat, music to dance to, alcohol to drink. [more inside]
posted by lesli212 on Dec 3, 2012 - 21 answers

Looking for romance on Netflix streaming

Seeking quirky romantic movies that are on Netflix streaming. [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Nov 7, 2012 - 44 answers

A first dance is not unreasonable!

A problem that isn't one but still is: my partner and I are planning on getting married next fall. YAAAY! But I feel like I'm getting made fun of constantly by my sister for it... [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 11, 2012 - 45 answers

A Nice Night Out Near Augusta, Maine?

Recommend me a nice/ special occasioin restaurant within an hour's drive of Augusta, ME? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 17, 2012 - 8 answers

behold my contradiction! We're picky foodies!

Montreal Dining Filter: My partner and I are having a HELL of a time deciding on a restaurant for a romantic dinner out in Monteal in a few weeks time. We're picky eaters that really enjoy good gourmet food... A contradiction but true. AU SECOURS! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Aug 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Romantic getaway hotels near Bay Area?

Cheap wine county hotels/motels/ B&B's? I am planning a romantic getaway in August. We want to check out an area 1-2 hours away from San Francisco, and preferably in Napa or Sonoma. But, if you know of other romantic weekend getaways, we are open to exploring! We have been to hot springs that were also amazing. We are on a budget, but sifting through Kayak and hotels.com is a chore and not always accurate, so we would love your recommendations. Thanks so much!
posted by tessalations999 on Jul 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Eroguro nonsense

Recommend me smart films that celebrate abnormal romance. [more inside]
posted by shii on Apr 29, 2012 - 57 answers

How do I stick to my guns and break up?

I've determined that I need to get out of my current live-in romantic relationship. How do I stick to my guns and break up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2012 - 28 answers

how to tell if a shy guy likes you?

how can you tell if a sort of shy guy is into you? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Mar 18, 2012 - 30 answers

It's been a while...

Romantic date ideas in SF for next Friday (3/9)? Is this even a good idea or am I jumping the gun? [more inside]
posted by StrictlyVague on Feb 27, 2012 - 11 answers

What is Real Life, non-Hollywood romance?

Please explain romance to an asexual aromantic who's wobbling on the romantic identification. What's the difference between romance and friendship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 - 17 answers

Half way to Atlanta in December?

Looking for a long weekend vacation spot to road-trip to [in the middle/end of December-January] that's about equidistant for driving from Washington, DC AND Atlanta. [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Nov 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Please help me plan something fun & romantic & gay (in both senses of the word) in NYC this Saturday.

Please help me plan something fun & romantic & gay (in both senses of the word) in NYC this Saturday. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Am I expecting too much?

Reasonable Interaction Wishes: Okay out there, help me either adjust my expectations or hold out for communication/relational interaction I'm wanting. Am I expecting too much? [more inside]
posted by sleeping beauty on Nov 9, 2011 - 26 answers

Romantic bars in Chicago?

Anyone know of a romantic bar in Chicago to go for after-dinner drinks on a Friday night? [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Sep 4, 2011 - 8 answers

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