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How To Handle His Mood Swings

It's a nice feeling when your boyfriend expresses interest in seeing you often and is disappointed when you can't get together. It's most certainly not a nice feeling to sit and watch in horror as a grown 36-year-old man gets red in the face, curls his lips into an exaggerated pout, stamps his feet, and makes whining sounds. Was Chris just passionate, or was I dating a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

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7 Questions To Ask Before Trusting A New Partner

Last week, NPR featured a story on people who have Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that makes it biologically impossible to distrust others. That is, they suffer an imbalance of oxytocin, a hormone that the brain generates after perceiving a non-threatening situation. Learning To Trust Again Although the story focused primarily on children's trust in strangers and on society's trust in the government, it inspired the question of how we perceive the trustworthiness of desirable strangers. When we're meeting new guys, especially at bars or parties, how do we gauge their trustworthiness? How do we even know that our "trust radar" is functioning properly?

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Dating Tip: 6 Ways To Avoid An Awkward Setup

Unfortunately, well-meaning friends are not top-notch matchmakers, as nuanced matchmaking requires either supreme intuition, practical training or serious practice on willing subjects. At some point during your season of being single, a friend (or your mom) will probably shove you toward some stranger at a party. Yeah, it's a little awkward, but rather than waste time feeling uncomfortable or shy, why not seize the opportunity to get to know someone new? Here are 6 steps to overcoming an awkward setup.

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How An Unhappy Marriage Can Damage Your Health

The long-standing theory is that there are major health benefits for the marrieds of the world—they tend to live longer, healthier lives. But new research is showing that this “marriage benefit” does not extend to those that are unhappily married, divorced, or widowed.

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7 Things All Single Women Need

A list of 7 essential items every single lady should have. From a Romance Pro/Con notepad to a great no-holds-barred dating guide, every single woman wading in the dating pool should keep these 7 things on hand.

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Get Inspired: 10 Famous Love Quotes

Sometimes we take the most fundamental things for granted: The taste of a strawberry milkshake on a hot day, finding out you have the day off when you thought you didn't, seeing a man hold a baby. All of these experiences are a teensy bit cliche, but they have something in common: They make you feel good. You might think some of these famous love quotes are cliche, too, but stop and think about their meaning for a minute. There's nothing stale about universal truths and good advice. So read on for some nuggets of time-tested wisdom from the most famous people in history.

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How To Handle A Rude Date

Even if your date is rude, there's no need for you to feed the beast and follow suit. Instead, you need to know how to comport yourself with class when confronted with a brute who is abusive to waitstaff, bartenders, valets or whatever other poor, unfortunate "help" may fall in his crosshairs on this particular evening.??