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Why You Should Take A Break From Dating This Summer

To many people, the warm weather months can feel like an exciting time to pursue a summer romance or fling. For others, it may just feel like the perfect time for a new start in general—like anything is possible. Essence encourages you to aim for the latter but ditch the first. That’s right; they break down the reasons why you should take a break from the dating scene. My favorite benefit of this “dating sabbatical,” as they call it, is one they compare to the time break you give yourself to check over a paper or presentation. You complete it, then go back to it later and often see all these things (like mistakes) you never noticed before. They say taking a break from dating for a while can also help make things like red flags become easier to see.

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Link Love: What To Do When She's Way Out Of His League

8 Facts about sex rehab. Should you stand by your man if he's a selfish nutbag? What if your friend is totally out of her boyfriend's league? The heart may be the window to the soul but the lips are the window to the libido. Can a lady date a shorter man, seriously? Glamour's 2011 Woman of the Year nomination.

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Poll: Would You Ever Date A Guy Who's Slept With A Prostitute?

Would you ever date a man who'd slept with a prostitute? Or could you even? It's a question of morals and values, or maybe only what we can overlook in a relationship and what just simply can't. It's different for everyone. When The Gloss recently surveyed a handful of women on the topic, they got a wide variety of answers.

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'No Strings Attached' And 'Friends With Benefits:' Same Movie?

Are 'No Strings Attached' and 'Friends With Benefits' the same movie? I know, I know—your first reaction is probably the one that I had. "This is old news! We already know these movies are dealing with the same best-friends-sleep-together-then-fall-in-love story." But neither of us is as awesome as The Blind Film Critic, who mashed up the two trailers to show that even the perspective shots are the exact same. (OK, so he probably didn't make it himself, but he had someone combine the trailers to show the truth.)

Will Machines Marry Us In The Future?

Will Machines Marry Us In The Future?

Is it just us, or do weddings get more creative every year? We've read about ceremonies in McDonald's, ceremonies held in funeral homes, and festivities featuring groomsmen dressed like Storm Troopers. Not that creativity necessarily entails pomp and circumstance. Those who favor a more understated brand of outrageousness can now try AutoWed, a new vending machine that will marry couples for just a dollar.

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Link Love: Sleeping Style

What your sleeping style says. Quit waffling in your relationship. The nine kinds of pre-exclusive relationships. Men and women are converging in the cheating department. A lesbian couple is working on their fifth marriage. Women in a Colombian town aren't taking the crumbling municipal roads on their backs.

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Complete This Sentence: I'm Single Because...

Wedding season might be in full bloom, but that's nothing to fret over if you're unattached. Wedding receptions are a hotbed for people on the prowl, which brings us to our real question: why are you single? In the interest of polling, we'd like to know whether you're single by choice, single because of where you live, or single because you're trying to recover from the end of a relationship. Complete this sentence: I'm single because...