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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    This Simple Test Can Predict The Future of Your Relationship

    Will a couple who paddles a canoe together stay together?


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    14 Mini Essays That Prove the Meaning of Love in 100 Words or Less

    Readers share their most romantic moments in these short, sweet tales of love, both young and old. Have a story...


    What It’s Like to Send Your Wife to Mars

    My wife wants to take a one-way trip to the red planet. Here's why I'm OK with that.


    My Love Story, Before Social Networks

    The tale of a man who traveled across two countries and an ocean to follow the love of his life.


    What I Learned From the Last Meal My Mother Ever Cooked for Me

    Now when I make her beef bourguignonne, I realize how I've moved from fury to forgiveness.


    The Amazing Ways 8 Extraordinary People Said “I Love You”

    Sometimes, the people we love deserve more than chocolate and flowers.


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    Celebrity Love Letters

    Let these smitten scribes, from Johnny Cash to F. Scott Fitzgerald, inspire your own Valentine's note.


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    The Millionaire Matchmaker’s Top Tips to Finding True Love Online

    Last week, Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker host and author, came to New York City to talk about her sake

    The True Story Behind The Vow

    Fall in love with the Reader's Digest original story that inspired the romantic movie starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.


    How to Write (and Read) a Love Letter

    A long time ago, when I was living in my favorite apartment behind a bamboo patch in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, I


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    True Romance: The Luckiest Mistake

    RACHEL: It was January 10, 2007, and you were working at a computer lab in Waco. RUBEN: I got to


    Lines from Love Letters

    We asked our Facebook fans to share the first line of the best love letter they've ever received. Here are...


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    True Romance: Love At Long Last

    PETER: I was at a skating rink one night when I was 16, in 1958, and I saw this young


    True Romance: Love Amid The Mortars

    Joey is currently serving a 12-month tour in Korea. Delora left the Army last February to care for their daughter,...


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    True Romance: The Airport Connection

    LAUREN: I was 35 and living in Richmond, Virginia. Somehow a lifelong partner didn’t seem to be in the cards;


    A Wife Gives her Husband the Gift of Life

    There's no way to top this present.

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    True Love Reunites a Couple Torn Apart by Amnesia

    Amnesia sent him spiraling into oblivion. Love brought him back.


    10 Tips for Finding True Love and Happiness

    In their new book Love for Grown-ups: The Garter Brides’ Guide to Marrying for Life When You’ve Already Got a


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    How to Avoid Online Dating Scams

    Common sense will tell you that sending money to a stranger is a bad idea. Here are more tips to...


    10 Romantic Weekend Ideas

    Unwind with these weekend activities.


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    10 Foods Not to Order on a First Date

    Spaghetti and meatballs: Let’s be honest, the date is not going to turn out like Lady and the Tramp. Instead,

    6 Ways Apples Have Been Used to Predict Love

    Check out these funny ways young ladies used to use apples to discover their future spouse from the book "Superstitions."


    6 Couples Share Their True Love Stories

    Real love stories to inspire.