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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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12 of the Most Ridiculous Dating Tips from the 1930s

My, how times have changed! Some 80 years ago, anything from having your mom send you flowers to playing bridge might have helped you land Mr. Right.

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60 Punny Food Pickup Lines Your Sweetheart Will Eat Up

These one-liners are so cheesy—or is it corny?—you'll laugh out loud!


10 Silent Signs You Have Intimacy Issues

Fear of intimacy is understandable—and common—but the inability to overcome that fear will wreck your relationships. First, you need to...


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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...


11 Surprising Signs Your Partner is a Keeper

Here's how to know if you're in it for the long haul.

10 Beautiful Words That Should Make a Comeback

Listen up, language lovers. Increase your vocabulary with these pretty words that roll off the tongue.


8 Outrageous Marriage Proposals You Have to Read to Believe

Some grooms to be are really willing to go the extra mile to surprise their potential brides, so much so...


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29 Tips for Finding Love in Your 40s

Ah, love. It's wonderful and terrifying no matter when you find it. But looking for love after 40 comes with...


10 Aphrodisiacs That Actually Work, According to Science

Since the beginning of recorded time, people have been seeking the secret to sexual satisfaction. Wherever you look, there's an...


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Every Royal Wedding Bouquet Must Include This One Special Flower

Royal brides have been following the tradition since 1840.


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...


11 Daily Habits of Couples in Healthy Relationships

Do you expect your partner to take out the trash every week without ever being thanked? Can you recall the...


10 Signs Your Partner Is Not “The One”

The desire to find the right partner can lead you to overlook red flags, label erratic behavior as typical ups...


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.


These Are the Photos Your Dating Profile Absolutely Must Have, According to Matchmakers

Save the selfies and group photos with your squad for Instagram.


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.


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.


When Your Spouse Doesn’t Like Your BFFs, It’s the Marriage That Suffers, Says Science

A new study finds that our taste in friends may hold the key to a happy marriage, or actually destroy...



The Centuries-Old Reason Why Brides Carry Bouquets

They're more than just good-looking decorations.


9 Ways to Keep Paranoia from Destroying Your Relationships

When trust issues in a relationship are fueled by paranoia or self-sabotaging thoughts, these doubts may be even more of...


“Netflix Cheating” Is On the Rise—and Chances Are You’ve Been Cheated on Already

When watching a few extra episodes has far greater consequences than you might think.