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Do Looks Matter?

Looks. It's one of the most interesting and controversial topics related to relationships. You have those individuals who say looks are very important and you have those who say looks aren't important because "it's what is on the inside that matters." So, who is right? If I have to pick, I'm going to side with those who say that looks are important. But before you start calling me a chauvinistic pig who only cares about how hot a woman is, hear me out.

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Make Yourself Comfortable

Jennifers Story: Jennifer took a few years after her divorce to work up the nerve to start dating again. When she did, her first dates were complete disasters. And they only got worse from there. Dating over 40 was nothing like dating at 20. She was so keenly aware of her inexperience with men that she started every date almost too nervous to speak.

How to Size Someone Up For the Long Run
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How to Size Someone Up For the Long Run

When we meet someone new, we immediately form a tentative picture of his or her personality. We generate this first impression in a matter of seconds, because we need it to guide our initial give and take. Our amazing ability to rapidly size people up works so well that we continue to rely on it as we get to know the person better. In doing so, we keep building a more elaborate intuitive impression—an impression that we rarely bother to consciously examine.

10 Tips for Dating Your Friend’s Sister
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10 Tips for Dating Your Friend’s Sister

It’s not uncommon for guys to become attracted to sisters of their friends. When the attraction is mutual and a dating relationship develops, there are some guidelines that should be followed in order to keep the original friendship intact. Here are ten tips to avoid issues when you’re dating your friend’s sister:

10 Restaurant Ideas to Help Your Relationship Grow Stronger
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10 Restaurant Ideas to Help Your Relationship Grow Stronger

You’ve heard it before: “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” While men all over the world ”eat up” this saying, what they forget is that food is a major way into a woman’s heart, too. More to the point, couples who share a mutual love of food form stronger bonds with each other. Statistics show that 75% of Americans eat out at least once a week, so why not spend that meal with your special someone? Here’s a list of restaurant genres that should be on every couple’s food forecast:

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Need Affair Advice Now? Ask A YourTango Expert On Dr. Drew

YourTango Expert and author of The Problem With Women...Is Men, Charles Orlando, is looking for a couple to accompany him on the new CW show, Dr. Drew's Lifechangers (premieres Sept. 19). Interested couples should contact Charles Orlando at charlesjorlando@gmail.com by noon Eastern time tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 13).

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5 Tips For A Smooth Split

You know the time has come. He just isn't the one for you and you know you're going to break his heart. He's been swooning over you for months and as much as you like hanging out with him, in the end, he simply doesn't rock your boat. The excitement you felt when you first starting going out left some time ago. He's been pressuring you for more time and more commitment but you simply resist. It's gotten to the point when you start to avoid his phone calls and are easily annoyed with his anxious requests.

When Is It Time to Break up
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When Is It Time to Break up

It might be one of the hardest and most important questions of a lifetime. When is it time to call it quits on a relationship? I get asked that question regularly and most of the time, by the time that question is on the table, a break up is imminent. However, with break ups and in life, timing is everything and getting that timing right is the difference between feeling good about what you did or lamenting the “could have beens” for years to come.

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Kim Kardashian, I'm Worried About You

Dear Kim, You don't know me and I don't know you, but I felt compelled to write you this letter. I am a marriage therapist, and though you haven't asked for my input, I'd like to give it to you as a wedding gift. There's been a lot of buzz about your wedding. Kudos to you on both counts, by the way: one, from the glimpses I got flipping through the channels past ET and walking my cart through the grocery store, it looked beautiful. Of course with several million dollars worth of wedding contributions, it would be hard to screw that up!

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Why Can't He Perform? Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Picture this: You're in the middle of a fierce makeout session and reach down to grab what you expect will be a hard, throbbing erection. Instead, your hand is met with a disappointingly soft penis. Or maybe he's got an erection now, but loses it before you can actually get busy. Sure, what goes up must—eventually—come down, but so soon? Your first thought is probably, "Why can't he get it up? Isn't he attracted to me?"

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Help! I Have A Boring Sex Life

Has your marriage gone flat in the sack? Looking for ways to add spice back into your relationship? YourTango Expert and sex coach Dr. Dorree Lynn explains how to "renegotiate" your love life. Maybe a little Thursday night hotel sex? Find out more!

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3 Ways To Avoid Being A Booty Call

No one wants to be considered as a "sex buddy" or be placed in a friend with benefits category without their permission. Being treated like a "sex buddy" can have a demeaning and emotional effect on someone's image or self worth. You think it is love, but you are still unsure about your partner's position? How can you determine if it is true love or just sex?

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Is Your Body Image Hurting Your Love Life? 3 Ways To Change

Your body is the guardian of your heart, mind and soul. The physical may not be the most important part of our true essence, but until science fact catches up to science fiction, it’s the only vessel available for experience and expression. Our YourTango experts recently weighed in with tips on how your body image can bring more love into your life.