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What we talk about when we talk about love.

What is love?

Is it a constant release of oxytocins or a woeful struggle to become the best version of yourself? Is it a cheaper substitute for cocaine? An attitude that lands you a starring role in every Bollywood blockbuster? Most importantly, is it the premise of every Beatles song?

Love is a lot of things.

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day with my refrigerator full of wine, I spoke to six different LGBT couples about romance and its sweeping presence in their lives – as a day, as a feeling, or as a constant state of being that doesn’t make them want to kill their significant other. Through text, long distance phone calls and two really hot cups of coffee, here’s what we talked about when we talked about love:

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Guysexual Recommends: ‘Why Not Me?’ by Mindy Kaling.

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The What?

‘Why Not Me?’ by Mindy Kaling.

In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.

The Why?

Do juice cleanses really help? ( A bit.)  Is Bradley Cooper a great conversationalist? (Not really.) What is ‘a soul mate who isn’t’ called? (A soup snake.) Mindy Kaling answers these and many more questions in her second book, a book so ridiculously charming and funny that you wish you could marry it (I already tried.)

Also, the woman knows that her target audience is ‘women and gay men who buy it as a gift for their even gayer friends ‘- there’s so much truth in that line that Al Gore can make a movie about it.

The Where?

Buy the book at the Amazon store right here.You can thank us later!

 

Guymate Of The Week: Kaushik Vaideeswaran, Scientist.

 

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Our Guymate of the week!

Name: Kaushik Vaideeswaran

 

This is how young I am (your age): 26

 

The ‘What-Do-You-Do’: Pretend to be intelligent, and be a scientist.

 

The ‘Why-Do-You-Do’: Because people buy it!

 

Where did that ‘Big Idea’ come from? : Self-denial, and a smart brain.

 

My Favorite fashion mantra: Go with your instincts. But if your instincts suck, that’s not my fault.

 

My favourite life mantra: Everything happens for a reason. Even heartburn.

 

My Hogwarts House/ Game Of Thrones family: Gryffindor. Where else would a peacock like me fit in?

Am I reading something now? :
Ralf Koenig’s The Killer Condom

 

Am I doing someone now? : Always!
On a Friday night, you’ll see me at: Your place? Or mine?

 

On a Sunday afternoon, you’d see me at: Brunch with sunglasses on because the sun hurts my eyes.

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