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Will A Romance Novel Publisher Successfully Patent The Kiss?

Harlequin, one of the largest romance novel publishers, thinks they've got a shot at locking down a patent for the "essential romantic kiss." We figured this timeless tradition was far past patentable, but they're certainly making a case for it. The Canadian company is looking to patent a specific brand of lip-locking. According to a press release, it's a way for "two people (to) reciprocate their romantic feelings toward one another in a manner that deepens attachment, provides pleasure and promotes physical and emotional well-being—the essential romantic kiss."

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Men Spend $150 On Average For Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine's Day is supposed to be all about showing your significant other how much you care, and in America we do that by spending lots of money on gifts. For every homemade card create or heart-shaped cookie baked, infinitely more men and women coughing up a different kind of dough on overpriced roses and greeting cards. According to a study by the National Retail Foundation, we are expected to spend a whopping $15.7 billion expressing our love on Valentine's Day.

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10 Fashion & Beauty Trends That Will Wow Your Valentine

We know men aren't always on board with the fashion and beauty items women love. (Yeah, we thought those harem pants were cool and trendy too. Our guys weren't quite as sure.) But there are a few looks that are guaranteed to blow him away, and Valentine's Day is the perfect chance to show them off. Here are ten gorgeous ideas for the big occasion.

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How To Say No To Your Boyfriend's Parents

Once you're sure you and your boyfriend are on the same page, let your boyfriend give his parents a list of items you've agreed to keep and a list you'd like for his parents to get rid of before you move in. For your part, you can send them a thank you note a month or so before you move in sincerely thanking them for the items you and your boyfriend have decided to keep.

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How To Date After A Divorce

Imagine Cupid woke up one morning and realized a computer is a much more effective way to bring people together than a bow and arrow. And that, then, we wouldn't have all those nasty medical liability issues.

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AskMen's Top 99 Women List Shows Men Want Late-20s Brunettes

This blistery February day marks the unveiling of askmen.com's annual Top 99 Most Desirable Women poll results. 2011's results come with a twist, however. This year marks the 10-year-anniversary of askmen.com's Top 99, which makes for some interesting cocktail party statistics about the changeable and universal appeal of celebrities.

Love Bytes: "I Lost My Vibrator In The Breakup"

Love Bytes: "I Lost My Vibrator In The Breakup"

Love Bytes: 12 must-click love and relationship links. What guys wish you knew about the Super Bowl, along with 5 things you wish he knew about how to please you. Why famous women are so desirable (yes, we really had to explain it), why looks may matter more than you think, and why holding grudges may be such a bad thing. These stories, along with Valentine's Day sex tips and the cutest way to hook a man we ever did see.

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Is February 13th Unofficially "Mistress Day"?

For restaurants and florists, the day before Valentine's Day is becoming just as popular as the actual holiday o' love. Why? Because February 13th is unofficially Mistress Day, the day when men pamper the women they're cheating with.