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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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81 Flirty Texts to Send to That Special Someone

Crafting the perfect flirty text is an art form—but we’ve made it easy for you with these ideas guaranteed to strike just the right note.

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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...

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...


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...


Over 40? Whatever You Do, Avoid These 9 Dating Mistakes

If you want to have fun, save time, and find a great mate, here's what not to do, from the...


16 Explanations You Don’t Owe Anyone — Really

The choices we make define us, so we deserve to be confident in those decisions—No justification necessary. These are the...


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13 Surprising Marriage Laws You Might Be Breaking Right Now

Who knew: there are towns where marriage laws hold that you can't sleep naked next to your spouse, where mistreating...

20 Love Poems for Every Mood

Fumbling for words of love? Let the great poets speak your heart on all occasions.


10 Signs You Should Say “Yes” to a Second Date

Is this date a total dud or do they deserve another chance? Why you should go on that second date...


10 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

According to recent statistics, nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute. If that's not startling...


7 Clear Signs You’re In a Rebound Relationship

If your Facebook page still says you're "in a relationship," but now it's with someone new, it may be a...


10 Online Dating Terms You Need to Know Now

From the onset of "cuffing season" to "the zombie's return," this is the lingo you need to know about dating,...


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There Are 4 Types of People—and These Two Types Are the Most Compatible

Zodiac signs and Myers-Briggs types have nothing on this test.


Science Just Proved That Online Dating Is a Waste of Your Time—Here’s Why

Relationship science has a long way to go before it figures out an algorithm for true love.


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Here’s How Long You Should Wait for a Response to That First Text Message

At what point do you stop staring at your phone and realize that you probably won't be hearing back? It...


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10 Simple, Fun Ways to Make New Couple Friends

What's even harder than finding your perfect other half? Finding another couple of like-minded, fun people to hang out with....


Advice from a Dating Expert: 8 Ways to Meet and Attract New People

Kimberly Seltzer, a therapist, dating, and makeover expert, explains how to take a more active role in finding romance.