Relationships - Dating

Dating is a confusing, emotional, messy business. We certainly don’t have all the answers, but we can provide earnest, “Reader’s Digest version” dating advice for people looking for romance—yes, including for people who are out of their 20s and 30s.

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    February 14 is all about showering yourself with love, fun, pampering, and the very best chocolate (of course).


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    Your mother was right: Looks really aren't everything. Attraction is more about chemistry than cosmetics.


    Here’s How to Self-Isolate if You Live With Your Family

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    This Is How Much a Date Night Cost 100 Years Ago

    Dates in the 1920s were so much fun for so little money.

    The 10 Most Romantic Couples Resorts Around the World

    Leave the kids at home and book a stay at one of these dreamy getaways.


    My Boyfriend Has Proposed 16 Times—Why I Have Yet to Say Yes

    Love doesn't always have to equal marriage.


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    Romantic islands perfect for a couple's getaway, a special celebration, or even a wedding ceremony are closer than you think....


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    Pack your bags. These small towns are the perfect place for a romantic getaway.

    13 Most Romantic European Cruises for Couples

    There's no better way to rekindle your romance then taking in spectacular sights on these European cruises.


    30 Amazing Valentine’s Day Gifts You Can Buy at the Drugstore

    Forgot to order flowers and now they're all sold out? Whomever you're spoiling this Valentine's Day, it turns out your...


    14 Things to Stop Saying to Single People

    Love your single friends? Here's what you should never, ever say to them.


    I’ve Been Single for 13 Years—Here’s Why I Love Valentine’s Day

    Romantic relationships don't have a monopoly on true love.


    19 Valentine’s Day Ideas Long-Time Couples Swear By

    Same old, same old? Not this year! Here's how to spice things up this Valentine's Day, according to long-term couples...

    15 Signs You May Have a Love Addiction

    The idea of being addicted to love, an emotion we all feel and want others to feel for us, may...


    13 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas that Don’t Require a Babysitter

    Romance gets top billing on Valentine's Day, but it can be fun for the whole family, too —as any pair...


    20 Things You Should Never Do to Get Over a Breakup

    Whether you're the one who was left heartbroken or the one who ended the relationship, breaking up is hard to...


    Why Is Cupid the Symbol of Valentine’s Day?

    Cupid is forever linked to Valentine's Day, but how much do you know about this chubby little mythical matchmaker?


    The 15 Most Romantic Quotes from Books

    When in love, let your actions speak for themselves—and let the world's most romantic authors and poets help you say...


    14 Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around the World

    It's not all just flowers and chocolate.


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    Years of singledom teach us more than what we want in a partner—they also teach us how to be a...


    13 Dreamiest Valentine’s Day Adventures for Couples

    Thrill-seeking pairs are always on the hunt for the next adventure, while still wanting a little romance thrown in there...

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    11 Signs You Can Totally Trust Your Partner

    While part of trust is simply taking your partner's word, these little indicators make it easier to know you're in...


    This Veteran Found His Long-Lost Love After 75 Years

    Grab a tissue. This romance between a World War II veteran and his long-lost love spans decades and proves that...


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    17 Ridiculous Dating Etiquette Rules from the 1950s

    Here’s a look back at some dos and don’ts that show why spending a Saturday night with your sweetheart during...


    The Surprising Day Princess Diana Called the “Worst in Her Life”

    Hint: It wasn't Prince Charles' favorite day either.


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    Get ready to reminisce about that deliciously awkward moment when your lips first touched someone else's.