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How To Take Date Night From 'Meh' To Mind-Blowing

Inspired by the romantic date night tradition set by First Lady and President Obama, Washington DC has appointed Dr Ruth Westheimer honorary secretary of the Department of Love and Relationships. Michelle and Barack Obama's practice of making time to connect one on one while preferring local restaurants and businesses over schmoozing with K Street lawyers or political hostesses has set an example that is both pro-relationship and good for local economies.

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10 Phrases Your Boyfriend Doesn't Want To Hear

You pride yourself on your open, honest relationship. But that doesn't mean you should blurt out any old thought that comes to mind. Sometimes, a comment that seems perfectly harmless to you might be hurtful, awkward or just plain irritating to your boyfriend.

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The Pointlessness Of Relationship Anniversaries

Guys often forget relationship anniversaries, according to every bad comedian's jokes since about 1965, and various magazines and TV shows since then. It can seem inconsiderate on the surface, and men get a lot of heat for not taking relationship anniversaries seriously. We've got a pretty good excuse to cover for our mistakes: we don't care, because anniversaries are stupid.

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Just Got Dumped? Read These Books.

So, you got dumped. It happens to the best of us. We want to help you break the cycle of Sara Lee and "Hoarders" reruns, so we've come up with a list of (gasp!) books to occupy your time and keep your mind off the man that got away better than any Kate Hudson movie ever could.

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Would You Sleep With A Male Prostitute?

We read the news today that Nevada County legalized male prostitution and in response the Shady Lady Ranch brothel hired an earnest young man. Our first thought: What woman in her right mind would pay for sex?

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Love Bytes: Awkward Engagement Photos

10 must-click love and relationship links: awkward engagement photos, poker and body language, the 7 types of love, lowering teen pregnancy rates, rejecting drinks at a bar, save marriage with snoring device, and healthy alternatives to single gal comfort foods.

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5 Ways To Get Psyched For Valentine's Day

Now that the Christmas trees and Menorahs are packed away, it's obviously time to start preparing for Valentine's Day. The festive among us have already put up red heart-shaped lights, and we're still not sure how to compete. It shouldn't be this hard. Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and, well, we love love! For some reason, however, the thought of celebrating this Hallmark holiday has some of us feeling homicidal. How to get in the mood?

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What Should We Call Male 'Cougars'?

Ever since fortysomething Demi Moore started dating then-twentysomething Ashton Kutcher in 2003, the term "cougar" has grown to become one of the most popular reference points, and punchlines, in popular culture. But... you may ask yourself, what about the MEN?! It's time they get animal nicknames, too.