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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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How People Around the World Talk About Crushes

Admitting you have a crush on someone is no easy task, but at least it's comforting to know you're not...

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The Beautiful Girl Next Door Absolutely Refused Go on a Date with Me. Now She’s My Wife.

This persistent man started calling her the "No" Girl because of all her rejections. One rainy day, she finally said...

“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.

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10 Surprising Things That Change When You Get Married

For better or for worse, tying the knot can shift how you think, what you do, and how you feel...

10 Secrets Matchmakers Won’t Tell You for Free

The right matchmaker may hold the elusive key to your happily ever after, but she has secrets she's not sharing...

These Hilarious First Kiss Stories Will Make You So Glad You’re Not a Teenager

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

8 Solutions to Get Rid of Awkward Silence on a First Date

First dates are exciting but also nerve-wracking. Follow these steps to avoid awkward silences, and you'll be killing the dating...

This World War II Veteran Had the Best Homecoming Ever: Love at First Sight

He met his soon-to-be bride right outside FJ&G Railroad where he worked.

10 Date Night Ideas that Are Better than a Netflix Binge

It's so easy to get in pajamas, order in, and collapse on the sofa with a plan to watch a...

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11 Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Words

The three little words “I love you” can bring joy and happiness in an instant. But as the old adage...

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This Woman Destroyed Her Wedding Dress—and Turned It Into Something Amazing.

Twenty-four people have used the gown since she redesigned it. Who will be next?

Can Long Distance Relationships Really Work? What the Surprising Science Says

Building a relationship takes a lot of work, and trying to maintain one over long distance is pretty much setting

Do Opposites Really Attract? What the Fascinating Science Says

Like a lot of things in relationships, the answer is complicated.

These 4 Online Dating Opening Lines Will Get You The Date—And These 4 Will Get You Ghosted

No matter what your dating app of choice, coming up with a cool, creative, can-we-just-get-to-the-actual-date-part opener can be a challenge....

I Nearly Drowned On the Way to Meet My School Crush. 32 Years Later, I Told Her Why.

A dangerous river didn't stop this fellow from chasing the girl of his dreams.

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I Was Engaged to Be Married. Nine Days Later, I Wed a Different Man. Here’s Why.

When this couple first met, he insisted he was going to marry her.

11 Creative Outdoor Date Ideas to Use This Summer

Enjoy the summer weather with your partner by taking date night outside.

I Was Afraid to Tell My Grandmother I Was Gay. Her Reaction Left Me Speechless.

For years, I lived in fear that my conservative grandmother would discover I was gay. Once she did, the reality...

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A $300,000 Mistake: How Amy Fell for an Online Dating Scam

She gave him her heart—and he took $300,000 from her. A terrifying account of a real-life romance scam.

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Marriage Advice for Newlyweds That Every Couple Should Read

A good marriage doesn’t just happen. Experts, real-life newlyweds, and seasoned married couples share 10 surprising secrets to create a...

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27 Classic Children’s Book Quotes Every Adult Needs To Hear

"All grown-ups were once children... but only a few of them remember it."

Upgrade a Supermarket Bouquet: 9 Tricks to Make Cheap Flowers Look Expensive

Procrastinated again? Here, how to quickly turn a last-minute flower gift into a beautiful arrangement.

“If You Find This Letter, Then It’s For You”: What It’s Like to Write Love L...

Hannah Brencher left a note on the subway for a stranger. What came next was an abundance of love.