Category: romance

Americans are now most likely to have met their romantic partners online, which was of course impossible just a few decades ago. They are also taking longer to move in together, and to marry, than ever before.

Couple find and recreate their Woodstock photo 50 years after the iconic music festival.

Hop pickers working at Goudhurst in Kent escape from the farm to a quiet spot and find time for a little romance, 1949. Photographed by Charles Hewitt.

Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, the couple featured on the iconic Woodstock album cover, pose together at the site where the photo was taken 50 years ago, in Bethel, New York. (Burk Uzzle/Reuters/Dan Fastenberg)

Read more of their fascinating love story here.

Love that dare not speak its name: The love of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas.

Comedy’s original power couple: 18 romantic photos of Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder in the 1980s.

In 1965, Harvard students used a dating questionnaire and an IBM 1401—an early version of the computer—to match co-eds seeking love. Students would fill out a questionnaire. It would be copied onto punch cards, and fed into the computer, and within seconds 5 potential partners would be spit out. Workers would then mail the results back to the student.

The service was called “Operation Match,” and it cost about $3 per person (or about $22 today).

22 candid photographs of Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley, one of the hottest couples in the 1990s

WWII G.I waiting at bus stop with his girlfriend to go off to fight the war. According to his granddaughter, he returned home.

20 vintage photos of Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr., one of the hottest couples in the 1980s.