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Study: Americans Are Still Puritanical About Sex

Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow said that stuff about Americans being immature, conservative and work-obsessed? Well, a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology finds that there may be some truth to these observations when it comes to Americans' attitudes toward sex.

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Here's How To Get A New Year's Eve Date On Short Notice

When I walked into my local Brooklyn Starbucks one mid-December morning, I wasn't expecting to get a New Year's Eve date. But as a recently minted 33-year-old with chronic No Boyfriend Disease, I did have a goal. Not only to get caffeinated, but also to test out a few pick-up tricks from the dating how-to guide I was reading.

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11 Myths And Facts About Cheating

Not everyone cheats, but a lot of us do. According to a 2006 report on sexual behavior by the National Opinion Research Center, nearly a quarter of married men and 13% of married women have had an affair. But there's more to infidelity than you think. The truth may surprise you.

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How To Repair Your Relationship With His Parents

If you want a future with your boyfriend, you need to get over yourself and start being the girlfriend his parents want to see their son with. Start showing them some respect and appreciation. Let your boyfriend know you want his help to facilitate a warm—or at least cordial!—relationship between you and them.

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The Weight Debate: Does Size Matter In Dating?

Physical appearance will always be a hot topic. It's the first thing we notice when evaluating a potential match, or anyone for that matter. We all know that these days the somewhat stereotypical ideal body type is that of a super-slim celeb. We snap up gym memberships, try tons of fad diets and take weight loss supplements to obtain that amazing physique. It's pretty indisputable; for most of us, appearance is important. At least to a certain extent. We had to wonder, though. Exactly how much does weight matter in the dating game? We took to our Facebook page to ask YourTango users their thoughts on this question: "When it comes to dating, does weight matter?"

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New Trend: Newlyweds Put The Volunteer In Honeymoon

There's a new trend for newlywed couples that's changing the way they honeymoon. Instead of celebrating their nuptials with an international or Carribean getaway, they're doing that plus volunteering in whichever community they visit. It's called honeyteering, or volunmooning, if you prefer.

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From The Makers Of 'Little Fockers': How To Be A Good Family Man

Were you among the many who trekked over the river and through the woods this past holiday weekend to catch Little Fockers on the big screen? The third movie in the very profitable Meet the Parents franchise brings back together a star-studded cast to let you in on what happened with the Focker's happily ever after. For Ben Stiller's character it's the usual story: Children. Job. Responsibilities. Of course there is the snooping father-in-law (Robert De Niro), his wife's ex-boyfriend (Owen Wilson), and a sexy prescription drug rep (Jessica Alba) to keep the story moving along. What your dear author found most interesting in the storyline was the how-to-be-a-man rubric handed down from De Niro to Stiller in preparation for the patriarchal power transfer. Are you ready to be the GodFocker? he asked. The man, as the head of the family, had three responsibilities: To provide 1) a home for his family, 2) an education for his children, 3) and to have "his financial house in order."