Tag: love

Bachelorette Recap: The Right Reasons

As connoisseurs (and -seuses) of all things romantic, we here at XOXO After Dark are naturally watching The Bachelorette. Come back every week to see the latest recap of every fight, every tear–and of course, every rose. Welcome, Bachelorette fans or hate-watchers! I skipped recapping the first ep, but the short version is that Desiree, […]

When True Love Isn’t True, or Why I Love the Bachelorette

This site is about books, of course, but even a healthy diet of romance novels needs a little variety. Is it really such a big step to romance of the reality TV sort? That’s why I can’t wait for the new season of “The Bachelorette,” which airs on May 31. We’ll watch Desiree (good romance […]

World’s First Love Competition

Valentine’s Day might be over, but love is everlasting! Or at least good for 48 hours.  In fact, scientists at the Stanford Medical School’s Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging started wondering about love, and how it’s processed in the brain.  They concentrated on a particular region where the pathways for dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin meet, and […]

Guest Blog: Linda Yellin, author of The Last Blind Date

Hello, XOXO-ers! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we sat down with Linda Yellin, author of THE LAST BLIND DATE. This memoir is Linda’s real life love story: She is a Midwesterner hurt by marriage. He is a newly separated Manhattan dad. What did they have in common?  A guest bed in the home of a mutual friend…until […]

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