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Food Allergies And Dating: Recipe For Disaster?

A woman with a wheat allergy explains what it's like dating someone who just doesn't get it. "Men of the world, in case you missed the memo detailing all of the things you should understand about women, let me give you a refresher on item # 503: Food is just as important, if not more important, to [most of] us as love. Acknowledge me, acknowledge my food allergies. Really want to find out what makes me tick? Share a meal with me."

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5 Tips For Beating First-Date Nerves

It's natural to be a nervous before meeting a guy you're really excited about. Check out my five proven tips for transforming stomach-churning fear into tummy-tickling butterflies of excitement and joy.

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Cheap Date Idea: Cook From Scratch (You Can Do It)

The way to his heart is through his stomach. Short on funds? Ten tips for cooking on the cheap. "When it became necessary to cut back on my expenses, I was already cooking a few basic dinners a week. Now I take lunch to work, do takeout even less and watch my ingredient costs. Right now a lot of people are considering cooking to save money, and I'm pretty sure many are in the same boat as I was: starting from scratch skills-wise and cursed with a rarefied palate from so much eating out. Here are ten tips I learned along the way."

How I Became 'Just A Piece Of Meat'

How I Became 'Just A Piece Of Meat'

Snapshot:  I was three months pregnant with my first child. I was on my knees in front of the toilet bowl, having just thrown up for the sixth time that day. Suddenly, movement at the bathroom door caught my eye. He was standing there. Naked. Touching himself. "Are you done yet?" he asked impatiently. "C'mon baby—let's get it on." Read: Having A Baby Improved My Sex Life My stomach lurched. Tears filled my eyes. "I'll be there in second," I replied looking down. I pulled myself up off the floor, brushed my teeth and proceeded to our bedroom to fulfill my 'wifely duty.'

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13 Reasons Women Turn Down A Second Date

While cell phone shenanigans, a lack of physical attraction, talking too much about yourself, and blatant pre-date lies definitely apply to both genders, there are some specific reasons for why a gal won't give a guy the time of day again. Don't get grabby, have manners, make eye contact and 10 other first-date tips from women.

First Miss Cougar USA Title Is Awarded

First Miss Cougar USA Title Is Awarded

The nation's finest, self-professed cougars gathered in California recently to compete in the first annual Miss Cougar USA pageant. According to Limelife.com, 42-year-old Gloria Navarro beat out 200 other contestants to take home that honorable (?) title.

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Best of YourTango: Back To School

It's September. And you know what that means? Yup, back to school. Or, in this case, the school of love. This week's best of YourTango brings you back to school-yard days: secret confessions, board games for adults, tiny breasts, and journeys of self-discovery.

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Is Sex Without Orgasms Better?

Marnia Robinson, author of Cupid's Poisoned Arrow: From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships, thinks sex with orgasms lead to a dip in dopamine and thus depression, anxiety and uneasiness. She instead suggests angelic dual cultivation, orgasm-less sex.