In general, I still find the stories clichéd, but the magazine has improved a lot since I read the first issue. The point of view is stronger and the stories approach ideas around relationship on many levels, from the practical (advice for first dates, first-date outfits, and diets that boost your sex drive) to the spiritual. In fact, this particular issue focuses a lot on the spiritual. Author Thomas Moore has a piece about the connection between sex and spirituality in which he offer his ten erotic commandments, and a newly dating single mom goes to a feng shui master in order to make her apartment more focused on having a relationship. There also is a funny feature on what every couple knows could destroy their relationship: house renovation.
"West Wing" star Kristin Chenoweth is on the cover in a story called "The Single Life," in which she completes the Tango relationship questionnaire and says, "My mother always told me never to rely on a man... I don't know if that's good advice or bad advice." My favorite relationship story is an excerpt from the book Advice to a Young Wife from an Old Mistress, in which we learn the two are not as different you might think. "Being in love does not require mental censorship, but it does require pruning of one's thoughts." Now that's good advice to live by.