• Review: Dakota Johnson looks incredibly liberated in 'Fifty Shades Freed'
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    Review: Dakota Johnson looks incredibly liberated in 'Fifty Shades Freed'

    Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a completely different person from the character who appears in “Fifty Shades Freed”. Instead, it looks like she’s slightly smirking in her scenes, as if she’s fully aware of the unbelievable situations she finds herself in in “Fifty Shades Freed”. The movie is the final instalment in the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, based on the book of the same name.

  • Singapore love stories: She matchmade him for a year before they married each other
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    Singapore love stories: She matchmade him for a year before they married each other

    Kan tried to set Chiew up with her friends before they confessed their feelings to each other . This Valentine’s Day, we bring you a series about love stories of people living in Singapore. Carolyn Kan and Chiew Huan Chong’s story is one of chance encounters and lessons in love.

  • Singapore love stories: These lovebirds couldn't stand each other throughout primary school
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    Singapore love stories: These lovebirds couldn't stand each other throughout primary school

    Kate and Joel were never invited to each other’s birthday parties when they were classmates. On her first day of Primary 1 at Tao Nan School, Kate Tan was told by her form teacher to hold hands with one Joel Yang, who would remain her “class partner” until they were in Primary 6. It was “yucky”, laughs Kate, now 30 and an e-commerce strategist with Publicis Media.

  • From blue-ticking to benching: A dictionary for modern dating
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    From blue-ticking to benching: A dictionary for modern dating

    Navigating dating in the digital day and age comes with its own set of rules, and even a new vocabulary. We reach out to some 20-somethings for a little help in deciphering some of the latest social-media dating courtship lingo, and get their expert take on what to do when you get blue-ticked or benched.

  • Singapore love stories: 'Love at first sight', but they dated in secret for years
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    Singapore love stories: 'Love at first sight', but they dated in secret for years

    Rohim (left) and Alifa had to date on the sly because of her conservative parents. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we bring you a series about love stories of people living in Singapore. Unknown to the “very conservative” family within, Abdul Rohim Sarip, then a second-year law student at the National University of Singapore, had more than charity on his mind.

  • Singapore love stories: Mr Right was a 'right swipe' away
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    Singapore love stories: Mr Right was a 'right swipe' away

    Pia swiped right on Nathan – the rest is history. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we bring you a series about love stories of people living in Singapore. The pictures on Nathan Masters’ Tinder profile were… obscure, to say the least.

  • Singapore love stories: If music be the food of love, play on
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    Singapore love stories: If music be the food of love, play on

    When Simon Yong walked into the Prince of Wales Pub one night in 2006, his eye was immediately drawn to the stage. The virtuoso guitarist had gone to the Little India pub to check out a friend's band, and was an instant fan - at least of one band member.

  • Dating in Singapore: Then and now
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    Dating in Singapore: Then and now

    Older Singaporean couples often reminisce about how they used to take their partners dancing at Studio M at The Plaza Hotel, or how their relationships reached new heights on a cable car ride to Sentosa. Today, you get things rolling over a game of cosmic bowling, and hit new relationship #goals in the comfort of Gold Class.

  • Singapore love stories: She thought he was gay, but they still ended up together
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    Singapore love stories: She thought he was gay, but they still ended up together

    Elvina got to know Luca through a Facebook friend request. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we bring you a series about love stories of people living in Singapore. When fashion photographer Elvina Farkas received a friend request from one “Luca Milone” on Facebook, she was surprised.

  • Singapore love stories: Okay, Cupid, give me what you've got
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    Singapore love stories: Okay, Cupid, give me what you've got

    June and Ben first met on a 30-minute coffee date in the middle of the work day. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we bring you a series about love stories of people living in Singapore. The OkCupid match came up at 98 per cent, suggesting that Singaporean e-commerce entrepreneur June Fong should hook up with one Ben Attard.

  • Singapore love stories: Winning at more than online gaming
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    Singapore love stories: Winning at more than online gaming

    Since 2013, private tutor Ashley Wong has, by night, retreated into the world of the Defense of the Ancients - or Dota 2.

  • Singapore love stories: First came marriage, then came love
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    Singapore love stories: First came marriage, then came love

    It took under 15 minutes at India Emporium, his father's electronics store on High Street. She said hello, he said hello, and Kishin and Alka Ramchand's Happily Ever After was under way.

  • How Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman Fell In Love
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    How Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman Fell In Love

    Here's why the Today host kept their romance secret for years.

  • Review: 'Narratage' is a horrifying glamorisation of student-teacher relationships
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    Review: 'Narratage' is a horrifying glamorisation of student-teacher relationships

    It’s amazing how “Narratage” managed to get by censors with just a PG13 rating. Did they actually watch the film? Granted, it’s a hefty 140 minutes long, but it’s a troubling thought that they would award this film a mere PG13 rating, when the plot and subject matter are so disturbing.

  • Review: 'Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?' is a deceptively complex romance
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    Review: 'Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?' is a deceptively complex romance

    The ostensibly simple premise for Japanese romantic anime “Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?” later evolves into a surprisingly deeper and more complex story that requires a fair level of thinking and processing from audiences. It uses a combination of traditional 2D hand-drawn animation and 3D animation for vehicles and mechanical objects. Story-wise, main character Nazuna (Suzu Hirose) is revealed to be more than a pretty face.

  • Review: 'Tornado Girl' is funny if you're fine with abusive relationships
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    Review: 'Tornado Girl' is funny if you're fine with abusive relationships

    “Tornado Girl” is a Japanese romantic comedy that’s an adaptation of the manga “A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy”. The film revolves around the main character’s efforts to woo the eponymous “Tornado Girl”, who seems irresistible to all men. “Tornado Girl” is directed by Hitoshi One.

  • The small edit that could've fixed Passengers in a big way
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    The small edit that could've fixed Passengers in a big way

    ‘Passengers’ could’ve been improved by a single edit in the film’s storyline. Despite Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and man of the moment Chris Pratt starring, it didn’t set the box office alight nor did it get particularly favourably feedback for audiences. While Jim (Pratt) had been awake from hypersleep for a year before falling into a depressive, lonely state, we perhaps learn about his motives to awaken Aurora (Lawrence) too early on and in not the best order.

  • Review: 'Siew Lup' feels like an explicit Chinese TV melodrama
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    Review: 'Siew Lup' feels like an explicit Chinese TV melodrama

    “Siew Lup (烧腊)” is a Singaporean erotic romance thriller that’s in English and Mandarin. “Siew Lup (烧腊)” is directed and written by Sam Loh. It stars Sunny Pang (Guan), Louis Wu (Wu), Rebecca Chen (Mia), Melody Low (Xuan), Alan Tan (Gao), and Rayve Tay (Ang Mo Beng).

  • Selena Gomez Supports The Weeknd at Amsterdam Concert
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    Selena Gomez Supports The Weeknd at Amsterdam Concert

    The 24-year-old singer even shared a snap from the show to her Instagram story.

  • Review: 'Your Name' shows us the beauty of everyday existence
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    Review: 'Your Name' shows us the beauty of everyday existence

    It shows how both characters learn to cope with the switches, even though they cannot remember each other’s name after the switch. It features the voice talents of Ryunosuke Kamiki (Taki Tachibana), Mone Kamishiraishi (Mitsuha Miyamizu), Masami Nagasawa (Miki Okudera), Etsuko Ichihara (Hitoha Miyamizu). It concentrates on two characters and their ordinary lives - if they can’t achieve their goals, the world would not suffer for it.

  • 6 Reasons ‘Before Sunrise’ Is the Best Romantic Movie of All Time
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    6 Reasons ‘Before Sunrise’ Is the Best Romantic Movie of All Time

    American college kid Jesse (Ethan Hawke) is on his way to Vienna, Austria to fly back to the States after his trip to visit his now-ex girlfriend in Madrid goes awry. French Celine (Julie Delpy) is heading to France to see her grandmother.

  • 5 Ways Smart, Empowered Women Date Differently
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    5 Ways Smart, Empowered Women Date Differently

    Relationships are different with confident women.

  • Hal Rubenstein’s New Book Is a Delicious Read for Pop Culture Fiends & Hopeless Romantics
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    Hal Rubenstein’s New Book Is a Delicious Read for Pop Culture Fiends & Hopeless Romantics

    If you’re a fashion and pop culture junkie, or a cinematic daydreamer who often relates real life experiences to those witnessed on film, you’ll love this dreamy new tome by fashion industry icon Hal Rubenstein. The Looks of Love: 50 Moments in Fashion That Inspired Romance, is like VH1′s Pop Up Video in book form, providing little known details and the author’s first hand insights behind everything from Courtney Love’s initial wardrobe choices (she handmade all of those baby doll dresses, btw) to Dior’s elaborate haute couture shows in Paris to how to replicate that iconic gray off-the-shoulder sweatshirt worn by Jennifer Beale in Flashdance.  “I don’t think the idea was never not with me,” Rubenstein tells Yahoo Style upon explaining the impetus behind the book. “I have always been fascinated by how powerfully certain pop-cultural images insinuate themselves into our emotional behavior.” Enlisting pals such as Calvin Klein, Debra Messing, John Galliano, and Michael Kors to chime into the conversation, Rubenstein offers a enlightening and gossipy read, a touchstone for anyone who lived through these moments (or wishes that they had).  As for his favorite moments? “I won’t ever forget the hysteria of John Galliano freaking everyone out at Versailles with his Amazonian warrior collection for Dior inspired by The Matrix,” he says. “I had the pleasure of introducing my friend Versace to South Beach.

  • A Sex Researcher Explains the Fate of Friends With Benefits
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    A Sex Researcher Explains the Fate of Friends With Benefits

    (Photo: Sony Pictures) What happens to the friendship part of a friends-with-benefits situation once the benefits are no longer in play? Sex researcher Justin Lehmiller recently answered this question on his site, Sex and Psychology, looking to the research to give the reader who posed the question some good news: The friendship isn’t necessarily doomed, he writes.  Related: The Way You Understand Your Sex Drive Is Wrong One study, for example, found that about half of the 308 participants said they were either less close with their former FWB pal, or that they were no longer friends at all. But this also, of course, means that about half did manage to stay friends — and about one in seven people told the researchers that their friendships were even better than they’d been before they started hooking up.

  • How to Always be Prepared for the Perfect Kiss
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    Noël Duan

    How to Always be Prepared for the Perfect Kiss

    We spoke with the experts for the best ways to prepare yourself for kissing — and why there’s actually no such thing as a bad kisser.