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Love Bytes: Is Dating Costing You As Much As Rent?

Love Bytes: Is Dating Costing You As Much As Rent?

Love Bytes: 10 must-click love and relationship links. How much dating will cost you in a year, what you can learn about your date by how he treats the waiter, and the questions to really ask on that first date. Faking a hotter body for Valentine's Day, buying him gifts he really wants, and the 50 best cities for love in the US.

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Can Birth Order Determine The Success Of Your Relationship?

Blaming yourself for your last painful breakup? Don't. It might be your birth order's fault. A new book from psychologist Linda Blair, Birth Order: What Your Position In The Family Really Tells You About Your Character, says that many relationships fail or succeed based on what order both mates were born.

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Must We Share EVERYTHING To Have A Good Relationship?

Being in a relationship means openly sharing a part of yourself with another person. There's a fine line between intimacy and privacy, so the question is, do you and your partner know where to draw the line? AOL Love and Sex Coaches Dr. Bethany Marshall and Elina Furman weigh in on bathroom etiquette, sorting laundry, masturbation and more. Some couples share everything, including bathroom activity, but what's best for a relationship?

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30 Speed Dating Dos And Don'ts

Speed dating is a strange concept--no question there. Meeting strangers for three-minute increments, trying to decipher chemistry and compatibility before the bell rings, and then starting the get-to-know-you conversation all over again... Strange as it may be, it can be a lot of fun and, judging by its staying power, it's a decent way to meet someone. Before you give speed dating a try, check out some dos and don'ts from YourTango's Experts.

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8 Things You Should Know Before Starting An Office Romance

These days, those of us working at an office are there so much, it's likely we'll develop a crush on a coworker. While falling in love feels great, concealing your relationship or wrestling with guilt can put a damper on the process. If you're trying to decide whether go for it or shut it down, look no further than career intelligence website Vault.com's office romance survey, which may reflect the types of things coworkers are saying behind your back. Here's what you need to know before making your decision:

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Only 1 Out Of 11 People Has Written A Love Letter

Everyone likes romance, and writing a love letter is one of the most romantic ways of showing affection. Suffice to say, we were a little disheartened to read in the Telegraph this week that only one in 11 people surveyed have penned a handwritten love note.

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Casual Sex? I'm Worth More Than That

Sunday morning, at 2:30 AM, I was jostled from my deep slumber by the obnoxious trill of my cellphone alerting me to a new text message. I knew it had to be one of two people. Anyone else who would text at such a late hour would be being rude, but a booty call is just playing by the rules.

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Can A Virgin Ever Find Love?

The best thing I can say is this: those who pressure you for something you clearly don't want to do are not acting out of affection for you. Negative influences like those needed to be confronted and told to chill the f**k out and let them worry about their own sex lives instead of yours.

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Survey: As We Age, Marriage Seems Less Important

A new Match.com/MarketTools survey conducted on nearly 5,200 unmarried men and women reveals that the older single people get, the less they desire marriage and that young men are more eager to settle down and start a family than young women. Men want commitment, women want independence, and the older we get the less we want to marry.

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4 Tips For Women Who Want To Make The First Move

With the kind of dating history Kim Kardashian has, one would never expect her to be shy when it comes to men, but this isn’t what we saw on Sunday’s E! premiere of Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Yes, the Kardashian sisters are back and they’re taking over New York City with a second opening of their Dash boutique. And Kim, fresh out of a relationship with football player Miles Austin, is single for the show and ready to mingle. But, like many of us, she believes in the traditional idea that the guy is supposed to ask the girl out. Here are 4 tips for women who want to make the first move. Kim, take notes!