Romancing the Bloke – Part Two

I asked a number of male friends about their experiences of romance and what they found romantic themselves. These Romancing the Bloke posts are the result. Read Romancing the Bloke Part One Romance and sex aren’t unrelated, of course – physical intimacy is part of the expression of love after all, as martial artist and horror writer Alan Baxter notes […]

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Romancing the Bloke – Part One

It’s Valentine’s Day this week – a day with a mysterious history. As a saint’s day, it honoured several martyred saints with similar names, and there are also suggestions the day was created by the Christians to overwrite Lupercalia, a pagan holiday. It was in the 18th Century that Valentine’s Day became a big thing, with cards, flowers and confectionary. […]

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