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New Study Finds 3 Surprising Ways Facebook Helps Relationships

New Study Finds 3 Surprising Ways Facebook Helps Relationships

You may think spending too much time on Facebook and Twitter is a bad thing—it eats at your time, it's a tool for procrastination, you've become a stalker—but new researcher may have you thinking twice before attempting a social networking sabbatical, especially if you're in a relationship. It turns out Facebook can be good for you.

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Statutory Rape? Politician Weds High School Girl

This week in totally disturbing nuptials news, a staffer on John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign met his bride-to-be while on a tour stop on behalf of the Republican candidate. The only problem? Oh, she was 17, and he was visiting her high school. There are so many gross gems from the romance of 29-year-old Christopher Cox and his now 21-year-old bride Andrea Catsimatidis, featured in the New York Times Vows section this weekend.

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Link Love: Do We Love Rich Guys?

Finally, comfortable condoms or are they? Would you marry an unemployed guy? Sometimes rich guys are just aggravating. What cars do good husbands drive? Would you care if your friends bump into your ex? Ladies and gents think differently about the aftermath of breakups. Wanna survive colon cancer? Get married.

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97 Days Is The Norm For 'I Love You'

According to researchers at M.I.T. (fancy!) men are the first to say "I love you" in a relationship 61% of the time, but are happier when the woman beats them to the punch. The research also suggests that a man considers saying those three little words a full 6 weeks earlier than the woman does. Hmm. Can how soon a many says he loves you determine if he just wants to get in your pants? The study also finds that men starting thinking about saying "I love you" 97 days, or about three and a half months, into a relationship. That time frame seems about right to me. It takes a while to get to know someone and fall in love, and after 90 days you probably have a good idea about your feelings. So if a guy tells a girl earlier than that 97 day mark, what are his intentions? Sex, of course.

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75% Of Women Would Not Marry Someone Who Was Unemployed

Would you marry someone who was unemployed? What if you yourself were unemployed—would you feel comfortable getting married if you didn't have a steady income? If you answered "no" to those questions, you're not alone. Seventy-five percent of women wouldn't hitch themselves to someone who was unemployed, and 65% wouldn't tie the knot if they were unemployed, according to a recent survey by YourTango and ForbesWoman.


Has Online Dating Messed Up Our Beauty Standards?

It's no secret that an attractive picture can boost the success of your online dating profile. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words and so users more often than not will post the pictures they look best in. But are our best pictures just overstating ourselves? According to Marina Adshade, Economics professor and "Dollars and Sex" blogger, they are.