Posted by You+Dallas | January 16th, 2014 at 2:14 pm
Mixed marriages do work in the State of Texas, and if any person from one of those other schools can marry a Longhorn, all the better. In this video from YouTube, Texas Tech University alumni Justin Snasel surprised University of Texas alumni Amanda Roberts with this video proposal at the Social House in Addison, TX.
Posted by Samantha Alexander | September 6th, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Fred’s story almost doesn’t seem real; it seems like something you’d only see in movies. But the fact that it is real makes it even more amazing and touching than it already is. Fred’s story is mainly about love, the love he had for his wife Lorraine, who he wrote a song for her soon after she passed away. In a simple moment of calm reflection on their life together he was inspired to write her a song entitled Sweet Lorraine, and then on a whim decided to enter it into a song-writing contest despite the fact he wasn’t a musician of any sort.
Posted by Samantha Alexander | August 23rd, 2013 at 1:37 pm
For many of us dating is an inescapable part of establishing romantic relationships. Some of us love it some of us loathe it, either way we’ve all got to figure out a way to put ourselves out there. These days there is no shortage of ways to meet people. You can either go out and meet in bars or use the Internet, and believe it or not video dating is still an option.
When it comes to video dating most of us probably think of something like this, leaving us laughing our heads off and unable to take it seriously. So when we first see the title of this short film, The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray age 33 ¾ , we chuckle a little to ourselves anticipating the amusing and painful awkwardness we think we are about to witness.
It’s true, Desmondo Ray does display some amusing and painful awkwardness but the film throws us for a loop as we watch Desmondo Ray not only talk about his interests and hobbies but also as he bears his soul. Desmondo is not an attractive looking character and his likes and dislikes are off putting to say the least, but the filming of his dating tape becomes almost like a confessional as he talks about the loneliness of his father and confesses his own need for love. I like the director’s choice here to take the concept of a dating video, a chance most people use to showcase their eligibility as a potential partner, and turn it around with Desmondo as he shares all the information you would normally hide.
Posted by Samantha Alexander | July 10th, 2013 at 2:55 pm
From the time we are children we hear how characters in stories get married and live happily ever after. As we get older and start living out our own romances we find out that the whole “happily ever after” thing isn’t quite what we imagined. But there is a time in relationships when the thought of happily ever after seems possible in all the ways you imagined it to be.
That is where this charming animated film begins, with a young couple moving into a new place together, full of enthusiasm and looking forward to the future. The film takes us through this optimistic time that’s full of romantic adventures and eventually marriage. Soon after the wedding though, things take a turn for the less ideal and the honeymoon abruptly ends.
Posted by You+Dallas | May 29th, 2013 at 12:51 pm
What is that one thing about men that women simply do not understand? The short film by Jason Headley entitled Its Not about the Nail, captures the moment with this line in the short video: “Don’t try to fix it. I just need you to listen.”
YouPlus Dallas conducted its own survey of men and women of Dallas and asked the same question. What is the one thing about men that women simply do not understand? Take a look.
Posted by You+Dallas | April 22nd, 2013 at 3:02 pm
Intense, depicting pain of love and relationships with great acting by older actors on a universal topic. Haunting.
Posted by Samantha Alexander | March 7th, 2013 at 2:02 pm
There are many ways in which you can narrate a story. Here director Brian McAllister made the unique decision to use rhyming poetry to narrate his story about a young boys summer job and his encounter with a kindly old man.
Posted by Samantha Alexander | January 2nd, 2013 at 2:24 pm
There’s no doubt that the emergence of technology has changed the way in which we interact with each other, especially in the realm of dating and relationships. With the internet we have the the ability establish and maintain romantic connections with people on the other side of the world. The downside to this great opportunity is the fact that even though you can chat and share pictures you are never really sure how being with that individual in person will be so you create fantasies to fill in the gaps.