From skydiving and swimming with dolphins to kissing at the top of the Eiffel Tower, there's something for every couple's taste.
Tuesday evening, The Quintessential Gentlemen was invited to attend the extravagant launch party for the new multi-purpose dating app HOO!
We've all met those types and suffered at their perfectly manicured hands—the women who smile to your face and stab you in the back to get a man, a job.
In it's female power across the generations that prevents the killing spree of rage.
But it's the abandoned baby, Perdita, in whom Shakespeare offers a different model of love.
When we meet her again, grown-up, unaware of her own story, but courted by a prince who has no idea that she is a princess, Perdita isn't out of her depth or out of her league.
Think of all your girlfriends who've considered having a baby to save a doomed marriage, or getting married to save a doomed fling. And when he gets jittery about committing murder, Lady Macbeth sees to it that he gets the job done. Shakespeare is always warning women about getting tangled up with men beneath their pay grade.
Or the ones who devise wily plots to turn up at the same place at the same time as a man who isn't the least bit interested. Look what happens to Portia in She's rich, beautiful, and smart, and she does everything she can to help her playboy husband, Bassanio, get his friend Antonio off the hook for debts he owes. By giving away his wedding ring—the one thing she made him swear never to do.
She's Hillary Clinton, who won't be bullied out of her feminism.
If you want to be the heroine of your own life, try Shakespeare.
His women find themselves in situations that challenge us all—here and now—and whether they live or die, thrive or flounder, their stories are still our stories. It's a tragedy of feuding families, the threat of forced marriage, elopement, and death. But if you are a modern young woman looking for her Romeo, the lesson is clear: Don't ruin your life for a guy you barely know—no matter how sexy he is. He's an excitable toy boy who'd believe anything he reads on Web MD—and when he thinks Juliet is actually dead, he panics and kills himself. Helena wins the odious Bertram in a bed trick (the professional philanderer thought he was sleeping with someone else), but do we really believe her long-suffering love—and, let's face it, desperate methods—will bring her any happiness? Her ambitions—all the companies she didn't run, all the promotions she didn't get—are projected onto him.
Editor’s note – Warning, this post may be best read away from your office computer (NSFW).
Emoji may be universal, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to understand. And when it comes to dirty talk, getting your aubergines, melons and peaches muddled, could easily lead to an unexpected (or worse, undesired) encounter.
It's said that there are no happy marriages in Shakespeare—because the woman ends up with a man who doesn't deserve her. And he gives it to the "young lawyer" who turns out to be Portia in disguise. Be the glory that you are." When Cordelia is killed at the head of her own army, she's a role model.