Love Bytes: 10 Pickup Lines That Actually Work (Really!)

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Plus, awkward (but hilarious) hookup confessions.

Everyone says that pickup lines never work. They're too cheesy, right? Not these one-liners. They'll ease the tension and even make the cute stranger at the bar smile. (AskMen)

Is it possible for love to be sweeter than this? Stay at home dad Chris Illuminati shows that guys have a nurturing side too by leaving post-its for his wife and permanent roommate to find. Bring on the tears. (The Chive)

A 19-year-old in England got high on drugs and chopped off a very intimate body part. (So much for his sex life ... ouch.) (Huffington Post Weird News)

Who knew that being honest could improve your chances at finding love online? If you've been wondering how to make your page stand out from the crowd, get ready to be inspired by this story. (The Gloss)

After going through or initiating a breakup, the best thing to do is take a step back and remember to love yourself. Check out this sound love advice on how to deal with the feelings of guilt and regret that you may be battling. There's no shame in wanting to dust yourself off and dive back in. (College Candy)

Attention, all brides-to-be! These are the hottest wedding trends of 2014! (SheFinds)

Brrrr, it's cold outside! Warm up together by sharing a cup of this. (HiConsumption)

7 inventors who were killed by their inventions. We think that you should support your partner in the pursuit of their dreams ... but maybe if these entrepreneurs had toned it down a notch, they would still be alive. (Guyism)

How can you help him get over his relationship issues? A guy weighs in. (A New Mode)

Ladies, if you're worried that your online dating profile isn't good enough, we are here to reassure you that this profile just may take the cake. Nothing we say can prepare you for what you're about to see. (TruTV)

Could these animals be any more adorable? Once you see these cute faces, it'll be hard for you to not fall in love. (Ranker)

We spend so much time worrying about whether we'll find love that we end up putting up shields around ourselves and stopping it from coming naturally. These tips on accepting love will bring you closer to getting the happy ending that you deserve. (Madame Noir)

Getting divorced can be one of the hardest decisions a couple can make. And when you have kids? That just complicates the equation. Here's how to make it a little easier for everyone in your (now separated) family. (Cupids Pulse)

Why fumble through countless awkward hookups when someone could teach you once and for all? (Gurl)

As we move into the new year, it's only fitting to look back at some of the most memorable couples we loved in 2013. (Cupids Pulse)

It's a new year — reinvent yourself! (A New Mode)

Ugh, please stop being that couple. (You know what we mean.) (The Gloss)

Here's some celebrity inspiration to keep you motivated in the gym. (SheFinds)

7 inventors who were killed by their own inventions. We don't advise drinking one of these on a date. (Guyism)

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