Short film: R2-D2 adorably falls in love with a blue mailbox

Say it with me: awwwww. In a story that's a little like the first hour of Wall-E, this short film, Artoo In Love by Evan Atherton, tells a cute love story of R2-D2 and a blue mailbox. R2 starts holding picnics with it, zaps away people who want to mail things and holds an umbrella over its head when it rains. » 3/31/15 10:33pm 3/31/15 10:33pm

25 of the Most Desirable Objects Ever Made

We're surrounded by scores of gadgets so well-designed it's almost impossible not to fall in love with some of them. I wanted to share some of my personal favorites. The following set of images serves as a confession for me; call me crazy, but I adore these objects so much, that simply to touch and hold them causes a… » 2/16/15 2:45pm 2/16/15 2:45pm

9 Sad Valentine's Gifts for Very Lonely People

Valentine's Day is finally here. And in keeping with tradition, the lonely hearts amongst us will spend the evening partaking in a sacred ritual known as "human Cathy comic." But it doesn't have to be this way! There's an entire world of products out there designed for the express purpose of helping you lie to… » 2/14/15 6:32pm 2/14/15 6:32pm

These Are the Songs You Have Sex to, According to Spotify

Music for the bedroom is no longer a case of slipping Barry White onto your vinyl player and leaning in to your loved on. More likely, it means firing up a cloud-based playlist and routing it through your Bluetooth speaker. So, perhaps, unsurprisingly, Spotify knows exactly what you're listening to when you do the… » 2/13/15 5:47am 2/13/15 5:47am

This App Builds You a Fake Girlfriend or Boyfriend, Voicemails and All

Invisible Girlfriend and Invisible Boyfriend aren't the first apps that promise to be your virtual partner. But they might be the best apps that promise to trick your friends into thinking you're in a relationship when really you're just sad and lonely and watching too many of the Netflix and eating all the pizza. The… » 1/20/15 1:58pm 1/20/15 1:58pm

Cute love story animated completely with latte art

Latte art is great for making you feel a little bit special in the beginning of the day and absolutely necessary for any hashtag coffee Instagram post but it turns out, latte art also makes for a cute way to tell a stop motion animation love story too. Follow along this spot that uses 1,000 cups of latte to show love. » 12/27/14 12:58am 12/27/14 12:58am

Excellent short film about losing everything you love and starting again

Sploid readers Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson—part of the California-based production group Lucky Treehouse—sent this excellent short about lost love and new beginnings, which they defined as "one part Moonrise Kingdom and two parts Raising Arizona." The Moped Diaries is the title—and it's excellent. » 12/03/14 6:41pm 12/03/14 6:41pm

This couple's wedding may have been the geekiest wedding ever

Meet Kristin and Zachary. They're a geeky couple who love each other and geeky things so it was fitting that they decided to have the geekiest wedding ever. How geeky? How about Nintendo cartridge invitations. Doctor Who shoes. A Star Wars guestbook. A Lego cake. Butterbeer. An Xbox achievement for the first kiss. And… » 5/29/14 11:40pm 5/29/14 11:40pm

This Love Machine Was the OKCupid of 1955

Twentieth century science was particularly obsessed with finding new ways to approach love — or in some cases, lust. During the 1920s, technology magazines insisted that you'd be able to find the perfect partner through a series of highly scientific tests. By the 1950s, mechanical computers and love-automats were the… » 5/20/14 5:48pm 5/20/14 5:48pm

Meanest wife ever forces husband to sell his 661-lb Lego collection

The Local reports that a Swedish Lego enthusiast recently put up an advertisement selling his entire 300 kg Lego collection for $11,500. He claims he's selling his massive cache of bricks to save his marriage. Allegedly his "old bag" of a wife gave him an ultimatum: "Get this shit out" or it's over. » 5/16/14 9:23pm 5/16/14 9:23pm

Science explains how romantic attraction is just about sex

When you see somebody for the first time, your brain fires off so many synapses and your senses process so much information in an instant that you basically know whether you're attracted to somebody in just seconds. Ted-Ed explains the science behind this and it all boils down to which mate has better reproductive… » 5/09/14 12:12am 5/09/14 12:12am

Woman has 'love' written with a blood vessel in her eye

She's got love in her eyes. Literally. A Redditor says that her mom has a blood vessel that spells love in her eye. Supposedly it's not some crazy wacky tattoo either, the blood vessel is just more pronounced than usual and shaped in a way that we would recognize. At least it doesn't say something awful! » 5/05/14 10:42pm 5/05/14 10:42pm

Watching complete strangers kiss for the first time is really beautiful

Um, wow. I don't know if it's the song selection or because it's in black and white or the fact that everybody in this video is so attractive, but what started out as incredibly awkward—seeing two strangers meet each other and kiss—turned into something pretty damn beautiful. The premise of the video, called First Kiss » 3/10/14 9:50pm 3/10/14 9:50pm