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What 'Love Story' Taught Us About Love

In light of the recent death of Erich Segal, the former Yale classics professor who wrote both the novel and screenplay of "Love Story," we compiled the love lessons we took from the 1970 film. "Love means never having to say you're sorry" and more.

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4 Reasons Women Should Only Date Online

Some people still think online dating is only for freaks, geeks and ugly people. Case in point: a recent Business Insider article arguing that online dating is for old and desperate people, namely women over the age of 30 with no relationship prospects. The article's 23-year-old writer claims that women in their twenties don't need online dating, suggesting that instead of lurking behind the computer screen, they should go outside and meet people "the old-fashioned way." We at YourTango are not convinced. Why take on and dedicate time to additional activities and responsibilities if you can simply log on, fill out a profile, and start browsing matches in a matter of minutes?

Love Bytes: The Hidden Meaning Of Hugs

Love Bytes: The Hidden Meaning Of Hugs

10 must-click love and relationship links: hug decoder, 9 ways to compliment a man, 10 child stars who got hot, profile picture myths debunked, favorite classic rom-coms, unemployed men cheat?, separate bedrooms may improve a marriage.

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5 Crazy Things Women Do To The Hair Down There

The other day, Jennifer Love Hewitt appeared on "Lopez Tonight" to plug her new dating book, The Day I Shot Cupid. During the course of the show, she revealed that one of the tips in her book—practiced by a friend of hers—was to glue Swarovski crystals to one's pubic area. Now, we're all for bedazzling ... T-shirts ... but we're a little worried that some women are taking the personal landscaping a little too far. Here, five crazy beauty rituals that we women perform below the belt.

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IDUMP4U Does The Breaking Up For You

If you've mentally moved on from a current relationship and don't want to be bothered with the details (i.e. taking the energy to tell them) then let the guys over at IDUMP4U gently break the news.

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Valentine's Day Traditions Around The World

If there's one holiday that's become a worldwide hit, it's Valentine's Day. What can we say, love is a universal theme, but not everyone chooses to celebrate it with roses and boxes of chocolate. After doing a little research, we found plenty of traditions that we wish we could import into our own Valentine's Day practices. See, love—not Hallmark—really does make the world go 'round!

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How To Sweet Talk Like A Pro

Gifts are nice but, baby, the best things in life are free. Especially when it comes to your special lady, compliments can go a long way, even longer than giving her a fancy pair of diamond earrings! OK, maybe not that far ... But seriously, making a woman feel wanted, appreciated, and totally friggin' gorgeous will make her the kind of happy money just can't buy. So, save your dough and try some of this sweet talk.

Which 'Jersey Shore' Character Are You?

Which 'Jersey Shore' Character Are You?

Remember when everyone was a Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, or Samantha? Well, now that the first season of scandal-fest reality TV Jersey Shore is over, it's high time to see where you would fit in in Guidette World. Maybe you don't wear hair extensions and Ed Hardy makes you hurl, but haven't we all brought home a few grenades? Read on to see whether you're most like Snooki, Sammi, J-WOWW, or Angelina "Jolie."

Are Whipped Men The New Bad Boys?

Are Whipped Men The New Bad Boys?

Inspired by a recent post on Hollywoodlife.com we've been thinking about the possible sea change that is occurring with celebrity couples and possibly with society as a whole. Whereas 2009 seemed full of bad boys (John Mayer, Peter Orszag, Jude Law, Tony Romo, Jon Gosselin, Nas, Mel Gibson and of course Chris Brown) perhaps we're seeing a return to good old-fashioned chivalry and goddess-worship.