CandiDates: The Temperature of Love

“Where there is desire, there’s going to be a flame. Where there’s a flame, someone’s bound to get burned,” belts out Pink in her new single “Try”. In life, most people get to experience many different types...

CandiDates: Words of Wisdom, Take Two

The best part about exploring new places together is the fact that you’re venturing out as a couple, trying something foreign to the both of you. Take, for instance, going to a karaoke bar. If that’s new to bot...

CandiDates: Take That, Beach

You’re finally at that point. You have uttered the L-word enough times, it almost comes naturally, you’ve met each other’s friends and families, you’ve even left an item or five at each other’s places. Now, to ...

CandiDates: The Night Before the Big Day

There is one night—before each girl gets married and officially becomes a woman—when she gets to spend one last time bonding with her mom. Some ladies choose to spend this night with not only their mothers, but...

CandiDates: Not Tonight?

It’s only natural for the romance to fizzle out a bit post-honeymoon phase—six months in and dim, candlelit restaurants give way to microwaveable dinners at home, movie theaters lose revenue to Redbox flicks, a...

CandiDates: To Fish or Not to Fish

It’s the end of summer fling season, so now’s the time to make that tough decision: stick it out with the new beau you managed to pick up at a party in early June (the honeymoon phase should still be at its pea...

CandiDates: Don’t Weight It Out

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Even though you criticize your own figure and do not want to see yourself in a swimsuit – let alone in lingerie – he does. Yes, 100 percent of the time. Yes, when you ...

CandiDates: Practice Makes Perfect

Want a kid? Get a pet first. You’ve heard that one before—dip the toes before diving all in. So, unbeknownst to me, my ex presented me with a puppy for Christmas some years ago. We trained the pup, split medica...

CandiDates: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Today’s my birthday, and what do people love more about birthdays than presents? C’mon, it’s true: from the time, as a child, you start to associate your birthday with gift-getting, your birthday becomes a day ...

CandiDates: Summer Swing

It’s the hottest time of the season, and the multitude of events during this scorching weather is keeping up with the heat (303 Magazine’s 5th Annual Pool Party, anyone?) So, what do you do if you’re sort of, k...

CandiDates: Words of War-ning

The most ridiculous fight I ever had with a significant other was when I became furious that he wouldn’t take off a baseball cap to go to a nice dinner. I was dressed up; how could he go in looking like a schmu...

CandiDates: Nesting with the Ex

You really like the guy—how can you not: he has a job, a car, a sense of humor and no kids. Nowadays, the fairer sex wonders what more a girl can ask for. One problem: he also has a past, and it’s still in his ...