A daily round-up of the hottest news, trends and advice about love, sex, relationships and dating.
Christopher Hitchens
Writer Christopher Hitchens died yesterday, Dec. 15, after battling esophageal cancer.

Christopher Hitchens On Porn, Cheating & Women

Christopher Hitchens's most valuable asset was his scathing wit. From his famous digs at religion to his humiliating takedown of Sarah Palin — and even some snippy comments aimed at cats — read the brilliant writer's most incendiary jabs.

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One in five women has been raped in her life, says a new survey.

5 Shocking New Facts About Rape

A survey that came out yesterday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents some haunting statistics about rape, stalking and domestic violence. Over the course of a year, more than 12 million men and women are victims of these crimes, usually committed by an intimate partner, and more than 1 million women report being raped each year.

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2011: Tech-enhanced flirting! A royal wedding! Elderly roommates!

12 Major Ways Love & Relationships Changed In 2011

As 2011 winds down, we're taking a look back at the relationship-related news, trends and research that emerged over the course of the year. (Tech-enhanced flirting! A royal wedding! Elderly roommates!) Should old acquaintance be forgot, at least you'll remember these fun facts!

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Marriage is obsolete -- except among white, educated people, says a recent study.

Is Marriage The New Status Symbol?

Uh-oh, someone alert the Traditional Values Coalition, because marriage is on the decline. The percentage of married individuals in the U.S. is at a record low, with only 51% of adults 18 and over currently being hitched, according to a Pew Research Center study that came out today. This percentage is not only a drastic decline from the 72% of married adults in 1960, but it has also dropped a significant 5% between 2009 and 2010.

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"It's my holiday party, I'll invite who I want to..."

Love Bytes: 8 Reasons Why Being Single For The Holidays Rocks

Finding love in an airport. 8 reasons being single during the holidays rocks. Finding a girlfriend for a gay penguin. 10 annoying things that happen in the infant stages of a relationship. What are THE biggest deal-breakers? Getting married when you're financially insecure is not romantic. Wedding porn is ruining your engagement. Can you ask your guy never to contact his exes? Annoying Facebook statuses. And, Viagra-lined condoms.

Katie Couric
Yesterday we found out Katie Couric has broken up with her boyfriend Brooks Perlin.

Katie Couric Breakup: Is 2011 The End Of Cougars?

I was worried when Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher split. But it got worse: Yesterday we found out Katie Couric has broken up with Brooks Perlin, the boyfriend who is young enough to be her son. These aren't even the only celebrity cougar couples that broke up recently — there's been more.

Real Housewives Of Atlanta
Did you miss Real Housewives Of Atlanta last night? Here's the recap.

'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Recap: Kandi's Sex Toys & More

Last night we got a bonus episode of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' because ... I have no idea why. There was no major event or any big drama, it was just an extra hour filled with a bunch of random plots.