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The latest drama from 'The Bachelor?' It's all about Shawntel.

'The Bachelor' Recap: Should Ben Have Given Shawntel A Chance?

Seriously, ABC, this season's girls of The Bachelor are by far the worst crop ever in the history of the show. That said, these girls bring good ratings because they are completely mad and make great television. All that said, last night's drama all revolved around one woman in particular. It was all about Shawntel.

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My boyfriend just wasted a huge amount of my time. Help.

"We Picked Out An Engagement Ring... Then He Changed His Mind"

I'm a 27-year-old female, and I've been with my 31-year-old boyfriend for over five years now. About a year ago we started talking seriously about getting engaged within the next six months, but by the time fall rolled around, my boyfriend told me that though he loves me and wants nothing more than a future with me, he was just not ready for an engagement yet.

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Get ready for a sexy date night!

5 Tips For Being A Sexy & Confident Date

Confidence is one of the sexiest things about a woman. It shows that she has other character traits that men love — the ability to stand up for herself, empowerment, good looks, and sassiness. Not only that, but confident women embrace their assertiveness over their own sexuality — and they know what they want.

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Have you ever dated someone of a different race?

Love Bytes: What Would MLK Say About Interracial Dating?

What do guys think about interracial dating? Love lessons from the Golden Globes. Single moms like sex too. What to expect when going on your first date at age 23. How to turn confidence into sexiness. Is he really sensitive or just trying to pick you up? He still won't propose after five years. Do you buy anything in bulk after getting dumped? Ladies, have you ever paid on the first date?

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MLK's tenacity teaches us to remain in the dating game despite having been hurt.

MLK Day: 3 Love Lessons From Martin Luther King Jr.

Think it's a far stretch to say that Martin Luther King Jr.'s teachings can land you the man of your dreams? "Come on, YourTango, not everything has a love angle," you say. Well, one of our experts, Shay "Your Date Diva" Williams, wrote an article just in time for MLK Day that will prove you wrong.

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Whether or not to take your husband's last name is a highly personal choice.

Engaged Girl: To Take His Last Name Or Not To Take His Last Name?

As an engaged woman, I was both surprised and appalled when I read an article on The Stir stating that 50% of Americans believe it should be legally required for a woman to take her husband's last name. My first thought was: Who took this survey anyway, a bunch of people from Middle-of-Nowhere America (no offense, really) who've been completely cut off from the modern world?

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Have you ever had an affair?

Do Women Cheat As Much As Men Do?

Thanks to the courageous female pioneers of the past few centuries, women now have the same rights as men (thanks Susan B. & co!). Though the sexes still aren't 100 percent equal, us ladies are certainly working hard to be respected as much as our male counterparts. The latest struggle we've almost won? Infidelity!

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It's MLK day, but how far have we come in terms of racial equality?

5 Reasons Black Women Are Still Uncomfortable Dating White Men

I recently did a survey on a group of black women regarding their reasons for not dating men who are not of color. Through my findings it seems as though black women aren't actually opposed to dating outside of their race. Part of the dilemma lies in women of color thinking that men outside of their race won't be attracted to them.

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It's Friday the 13th.

13 "What Guys Think Links" For Friday The 13th

The perfect first kiss, made easy. He wants her to think it's just a booty call situation, but he has real feelings. How do you know if your guy is settling for you? Will a guy ALWAYS ask out a chick he digs? Do guys like to watch porn solo or with a partner? A product that will make Skype sex WAY more interesting. The practicality of long-distance relationships. Do NOT see Blue Valentine on date night. What to think about the final resting place of male reproductive fluid. Jay-Z is not a role model for your love life.

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Hey, we can't all date birthday boy Liam Hemsworth... lucky Miley Cyrus though!

When It Comes To Dating, Are We Shallower Than We Admit?

Come on, just admit to it: You want to date that guy who all the girls gawk at when he walks into a room; the guy who's so painfully gorgeous that every time you look at him, you think to yourself: "I totally scored on this one." You do, you do — even if you don't realize it.