Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Ever

There are movies which make you cry, make you feel like you are in love all over again, the passion is so much in it that you get teary eyes and emotional atmosphere all over . You fantasize about that movie in your real life; you want things to happen and relationships to be like that in real life.
So here we have the list of Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Ever...

10. Pretty Woman

Pretty woman Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

This movie was released in 1990 and the actors were Julia Roberts, Richard Gere and many more. This is such a cute movie with a young, rich and sophisticated man meets a local social circle and fall in love. That one is really nice.

9. Amélie

amelie Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

This one was nominated for 5 academy awards and the director is Jean-Pierre. This is about a Paris woman who finds love in strange and mysterious ways.

8. A Walk to Remember

a walk to remember Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

This one was released in 2002 and starred Mandy Moore, Shane west and Directed by Adam Shankman. This one is movie about a popular handsome guy who fell for a girl who had cancer.

7. Message In a Bottle

message in a bottle Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

This was released in 1999 and was based on Nicolas Sparks novel. People starring in it were Kevin Costner, Robin Wright and many more.

6. An Affair to Remember

an affair to remember Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

This was released in 1957 and the people starred in it were Cary Grant , Debora Kerr and many more. This movie was nominated for four academy awards.

5. Gone With the Wind

 Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

This one was released in 1941 by Victor Fleming starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and many more.

4. Dirty Dancing

dirty dancing Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

Released in 1987 and directed by Emile Ardolino, it starred Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and many more.

3. 10 Things I Hate About You

10 things i hate about you Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

This movie was released in 1999 by director Gil Junger and starred Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and many more.

2. Titanic

titanic Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

This was released in 1997 by Hanes Cameron and starred Kate Winslet and Leonardo di Caprio.

1. The Notebook

notebook Top 10 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

This movie is so cute, the love and passion are all so shown in the movie; The director is Nick Cassavetes and starred Ryan Gosling and many more.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Does love at first sight exist?

If you haven’t experienced it for yourself, you probably don’t believe that Love at First Sight is real. There are plenty of skeptics who chalk it all up to lust or infatuation and refuse to believe that you can really fall in love with someone the first moment you see them.

Love At First Sight

Throughout human history, however, the concept of Love at First Sight has been lauded in countless stories, plays, books, films and oral traditions. Poets and romantics regard Love at First Sight as an unquestionable truth, and millions of lonely people around the world pray every day that it will happen to them.

So, how do you know if you’ve experienced Love at First Sight? Well, if you have to ask, you probably haven’t. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know the signs so you’re better prepared in case it does happen to you.

The following are three undeniable ways to know you’ve experienced Love at First Sight, and that your feelings for this new person in your life may be more than just simple infatuation. And before you roll your eyes and underestimate the power of romance, be careful . . . Love at First Sight can happen to skeptics, too!

Top Three Ways to Know it’s Love at First Sight

1. You don’t want to rush things

This is an unmistakable indication that the feelings you have aren’t just “Lust at First Sight.” If the first thought in your mind is getting physical, then it probably isn’t love. But if you have an overwhelming urge to get to know the person and take things slowly so they work out, you may be dealing with something much deeper.

2. You see things in them that other people don’t

A person’s attractive physical qualities are something that anyone can see and appreciate, but falling in love with someone means noticing qualities in them that no one else can see. If you find yourself noticing attractive qualities of a new person that your friends are blind to, you may be experiencing Love at First Sight.

3. You want to learn everything you can about them

This is a tricky indicator, because it’s also present in pure infatuation, too . . . so be careful. But if the two previous indicators are present, then this one makes it undoubted that you’ve experienced Love at First Sight.

Falling in love with someone means wanting to know about everything that makes them tick, from their likes and dislikes to their life experiences. Just be willing to learn about them slowly, be understanding, and let Love at First Sight develop into a lifelong romance!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Top 5 Books About Love

1. Beneath a Marble Sky' by John Shors

'Beneath a Marble Sky' by John ShorsPenguin
Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors is a fictional story surrounding the building of the Taj Mahal. While historians agree that the Taj Mahal was built by an emperor in the seventeenth century who was grieving the loss of his wife, the true details surrounding this story have been lost. Shors imagines them in Beneath a Marble Sky, bringing to life a story of love, war, beauty and tragedy.

2. 'Memoirs of a Geisha' by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenVintage
Memoirs of a Geisha is a wonderful book, full of beautiful descriptions and a page turning story. Memoirs takes place in Japan before and during World War II. It is written as if it is a true story, and the voice is very believable. For those who enjoy love stories, it is a must read.

3. 'The Time Traveler's Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerHarcourt Trade
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger has characters you will love, a plot like none other and a love story that is timeless. It is intelligent and touching.

4. 'Water for Elephants' by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants by Sara GruenAlgonquin Books
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen opens with a day of disaster at the circus and Jacob Jankowski admitting he kept a secret from that day for over 70 years. The novel then moves to the ninety-something year old Jacob in a nursing home. As the older Jacob fights to survive the indignities of old age he recounts the story of his life with the "Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth" and his love for the star performer, Marlena.

5. 'Stardust' by Neil Gaiman

'Stardust' by Neil GaimanHarperCollins

Neil Gaiman, one of the finest fantasy storytellers of modern times, wrote Stardust to honor the simpler fairy tales and fantasies of times past, where a town was akin to a place magical and a person could wonder without restraint if he or she so choosed. What Gaiman accomplishes with this storytelling endeavor is as imaginative as Tinkerbell’s pixie dust in transporting the reader through a tale of love, danger and adventure.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Three Beautiful Love Poems

A Special World
by Sheelagh Lennon

A special world for you and me
A special bond one cannot see
It wraps us up in its cocoon
And holds us fiercely in its womb.

Its fingers spread like fine spun gold
Gently nestling us to the fold
Like silken thread it holds us fast
Bonds like this are meant to last.

And though at times a thread may break
A new one forms in its wake
To bind us closer and keep us strong
In a special world, where we belong.

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What I Love About You
by Crystal Jansen

I love the way you look at me,
Your eyes so bright and blue.
I love the way you kiss me,
Your lips so soft and smooth.

I love the way you make me so happy,
And the ways you show you care.
I love the way you say, "I Love You,"
And the way you're always there.

I love the way you touch me,
Always sending chills down my spine.
I love that you are with me,
And glad that you are mine.

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My Love
by Tasha Shores

My love is like an ocean
It goes down so deep
My love is like a rose
Whose beauty you want to keep.

My love is like a river
That will never end
My love is like a dove
With a beautiful message to send.

My love is like a song
That goes on and on forever
My love is like a prisoner
It's to you that I surrender.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Say "I Love You" in Many Languages

Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief
Albanian - Te dua
Arabic - Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic - Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian - Yes kez sirumen
Bambara - M'bi fe
Bangla - Aamee tuma ke bhalo baashi
Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu
Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo
Bosnian - Volim te
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Cambodian - Bung Srorlagn Oun (to female)
Oun Srorlagn Bung (to male)
Cantonese/Chinese Ngo oiy ney a
Catalan - T'estimo
Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse
Chichewa - Ndimakukonda
Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
Creol - Mi aime jou
Croatian - Volim te
Czech - Miluji te
Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Elmer Fudd - I wove you
English - I love you
Esperanto - Mi amas vin
Estonian - Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian - Ewedishalehu : male/female to female
Ewedihalehu: male/female to male.
Faroese - Eg elski teg
Farsi - Doset daram
Filipino - Mahal kita
Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
French - Je t'aime, Je t'adore
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
Georgian - Mikvarhar
German - Ich liebe dich
Greek - S'agapo
Gujarati - Hu tumney prem karu chu
Hiligaynon - Palangga ko ikaw
Hawaiian - Aloha wau ia oi
Hebrew - Ani ohev otah (to female)
Hebrew - Ani ohev et otha (to male)
Hiligaynon - Guina higugma ko ikaw
Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hai
Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
Hopi - Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian - Szeretlek
Icelandic - Ég elska þig
Ilonggo - Palangga ko ikaw
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Inuit - Negligevapse
Irish - Taim i' ngra leat
Italian - Ti amo
Japanese - Aishiteru
Kannada - Naa ninna preetisuve
Kapampangan - Kaluguran daka
Kikongo - Muke zolaka nge
Kiswahili - Nakupenda
Konkani - Tu magel moga cho
Korean - Sarang Heyo
Latin - Te amo
Latvian - Es tevi miilu
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lingala - Nalingi yo
Lithuanian - Tave myliu
Macedonian Te Sakam
Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
Malayalam - Njan Ninne Premikunnu
Maltese - Inhobbok
Mandarin Chinese - Wo ai ni
Marathi - Me tula prem karto
Mohawk - Kanbhik
Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
Nahuatl - Ni mits neki
Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
Nepali - Ma Timilai Maya Garchhu
Norwegian - Jeg Elsker Deg
Pandacan - Syota na kita!!
Pangasinan - Inaru Taka
Papiamento - Mi ta stimabo
Persian - Doo-set daaram
Pig Latin - Iay ovlay ouyay
Polish - Kocham Cie
Portuguese - Amo-te
Romanian - TE IUBESC
Roman Numerals - 333
Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
Rwanda - Ndagukunda
Scot Gaelic - Tha gra\dh agam ort
Serbian - Volim te
Setswana - Ke a go rata
Sign Language - ,\,,/ (represents position of fingers when signing 'I Love You'
Sindhi - Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
Sioux - Techihhila
Slovak - Lu`bim ta
Slovenian - Ljubim te
Spanish - Te quiero / Te amo
Surinam- Mi lobi joe
Swahili - Ninapenda wewe
Swedish - Jag alskar dig
Swiss-German - Ig liebe di
Tajik Man turo Dust Doram
Tagalog - Mahal kita
Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Tamil - Naan unnai kathalikiraen
Telugu - Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai - Chan rak khun (to male)
Thai - Phom rak khun (to female)
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian - Ya tebe kahayu
Urdu - mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
Vietnamese - Anh ye^u em (to female)
Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh (to male)
Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu
Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba - Mo ni fe
Zimbabwe - Ndinokuda

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Famous Love Stories in History and Literature

1. Romeo and Juliet

This is probably the most famous lovers ever. This couple has become a synonym for lovelove story is very tragic. The tale of two teenagers from two feuding families who fall in love at first sight and then marry, become true lovers and then risk it all for their love. To take your own life for your husband or wife is definitely a sign of true love. Their "untimely deaths" ultimately unite their feuding households. itself. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Their

2. Cleopatra and Mark Antony

The true love story of Antony and Cleopatra is one of the most memorable, intriguing and moving of all times. The story of these two historical characters had later been dramatized by William Shakespeare and is still staged all over the world. The relationship of Antony and Cleopatra is a true test of love. They fell in love at first sight. The relationship between these two powerful people put the country of Egypt in a powerful position. But their love affair outraged the Romans who were wary of the growing powers of the Egyptians. Despite all the threats, Anthony and Cleopatra got married. It is said that while fighting a battle against Romans, Antony got false news of Cleopatra's death. Shattered, he fell on his sword. When Cleopatra learned about Antony 's death, she was shocked. And she took her own life. Great love demands great sacrifices.

3. Lancelot and Guinevere

The tragic love story of Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere is probably one of the best-known stories of Arthurian Legend. Lancelot fall in love with Queen Guinevere, King Arthur's wife. Their love grew slowly, as Guinevere kept Lancelot away from her. Eventually, however, her love and passion overpowered her and the pair became lovers. One night, Sir Agravain and Sir Modred, King Arthur's nephew, led a band of 12 knights to Guinevere's chamber where they burst in upon the lovers. Discovered, Sir Lancelot made a fighting escape, but poor Guinevere was not so lucky. She was seized and condemned to burn to death for her adultery. Fear not. Sir Lancelot returned several days later to rescue his beloved Guinevere from the fire. This whole sad affair divided the Knights of the Round Table and weakened Arthur's kingdom. Poor Lancelot ended his days as a lowly hermit and Guinevere became a nun at Amesbury where she died.

4. Tristan and Isolde

The tragic love story of Tristan and Isolde has been told and retold through various stories and manuscripts. It takes place during medieval times during the reign of King Arthur. Isolde of Ireland was the daughter of the King of Ireland. She was betrothed to King Mark of Cornwall. King Mark sent his nephew, Tristan, to Ireland to escort Isolde back to Cornwall. During the voyage, Isolde and Tristan fell forever in love. Isolde did marry Mark of Cornwall, but could not help but love Tristan. The love affair continued after the marriage. When King Mark finally learned of the affair, he forgave Isolde, but Tristan was banned from Cornwall. Tristan went to Brittany. There he met Iseult of Brittany. He was attracted to her because of the similarity of her name to his true love. He married her, but did not consummate the marriage because of his love for the "true" Isolde. After falling ill, he sent for Isolde in hopes that she would be able to cure him. If she agreed to come, the returning ship's sails would be white, or the sails would be black if she did not agree. Iseult, seeing the white sails, lied to Tristan and told him that the sails were black. He died of grief before Isolde could reach him. Isolde died soon after of a broken heart.

5. Paris and Helena

Recounted in Homer's Iliad, the story of Helen of Troy and the Trojan War is a Greek heroic legend, combining fact and fiction. Helen of Troy is considered one the most beautiful women in all literature. She was married to Menelaus, king of Sparta. Paris, son of King Priam of Troy, fell in love with Helen and abducted her, taking her back to Troy. The Greeks assembled a great army, led by Menelaus's brother, Agamemnon, to retrieve Helen. Troy was destroyed. Helen returned safely to Sparta, where she lived happily with Menelaus for the rest of her life.

6. Orpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus and Eurydice story is an ancient greek tale of desperate love. Orpheus fell deeply in love with and married Eurydice, a beautiful nymph. They were very much in love and very happy together. Aristaeus, a Greek god of the land and agriculture, became quite fond of Eurydice, and actively pursued her. While fleeing from Aristaeus, Eurydice ran into a nest of snakes which bit her fatally on her legs. Distraught, Orpheus played such sad songs and sang so mournfully that all the nymphs and gods wept. On their advice, Orpheus traveled to the underworld and by his music softened the hearts of Hades and Persephone (he was the only person ever to do so), who agreed to allow Eurydice to return with him to earth on one condition: he should walk in front of her and not look back until they both had reached the upper world. In his anxiety he forgot that both needed to be in the upper world, and he turned to look at her, and she vanished for the second time, but now forever.

7. Napoleon and Josephine

A marriage of convenience, at age 26 Napoleon took a fancy to Josephine. An older, prominent, and most importantly wealthy woman. As time drew on, Napoleon fell deeply in love with Josephine, and she with him, but that didn't deter the adultery on both sides-their mutual respect for one another kept them together, and their burning passion between them didn't falter, and was genuine. They eventually split, as Napoleon deeply required something Josephine could not give him, an heir. Sadly they parted ways, both bearing the love and passion in their hearts, for all eternity.

8. Odysseus and Penelope

Few couples understand sacrifice quite like this Greek pair. After being torn apart, they wait twenty long years to be reunited. War takes Odysseus away shortly after his marriage to Penelope. Although she has little hope of his return, she resists the 108 suitors who are anxious to replace her husband. Odysseus is equally devoted, refusing a beautiful sorceress's offer of everlasting love and eternal youth, so that he might return home to his wife and son. This Valentine's Day, take a cue from Homer, and remember that true love is worth waiting for.

9. Paolo and Francesca

Paolo and Francesca are made famous by the Dante's masterpiece "Divine Comedy". It is a true story: Francesca is married with Gianciotto Malatesta an awful person, but she has Gianciotto's brother, Paolo, as lover. The love between them grows when they read together a book (according to Dante) about Lancelot and Guinevere. When the two lovers are discovered they are killed by Gianciotto.

10. Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler

"Gone with the wind" can be identified as one of the immortal pieces of literary works in this world. Margaret Mitchell's famous work has chronicled the love and hate relationship between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. Proving that timing is everything, Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler never seem to be quite in synch. Throughout the epic story, this tempestuous twosome experience passion but not permanence, and their stormy marriage reflects the surrounding Civil War battles. The flirtatious, promiscuous, and perpetually pursued Scarlett can't make up her mind between her many suitors. When she finally decides to settle on being happy with Rhett, her fickle nature has already driven him away. Hope springs eternal in our devious heroine, however, and the novel ends with Scarlett proclaiming, "Tomorrow is another day."