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What's With The 09.09.09 Wedding Madness?

For some soon-to-be-married people, the most important thing about choosing the wedding date is the weather. For others, it's the availability of loved ones. But for those who place a special value on numbers, it's something a bit more straight-forward: the auspiciousness or memorability of the date itself. And for those particular couples, it doesn't get much better than today: September 9, 2009 (or 9.9.09).

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Using Hitler To Ensure Safe Sex

The media is a all a bustle about a German safe sex advertisement depicting a woman getting banged by Adolf Hitler. The minute-long advertisement starts with two lustful things ripping each others clothes off and after a few passionate thrusts the man lifts his head and reveals a Hitler face. The ominous German phrase: Aids Ist Ein Massenmorder (translation: AIDS is a mass murderer) is then splashed across the screen. Will Hitler's face make you wear condoms?

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How Saying 'No' Will Help You Find Love

You are in a state. "Pangs of love," you say as you roll over on the couch, pantomiming stab motions to the heart. Your roommate looks bemused. It's the third or fourth date, and lately you've been struggling to hold off sending those late-night, inappropriate text messages. "Head. Heels. You. Me." (send--no wait, delete.) Instead, you're on your knees, head in hands, summoning the forces of the universe to carry your love cry out to the one you desire. Does he hear? Maybe. Will it be returned? The silence of everything you feel and everything that has not been communicated is deafening. Surely he feels it, too? Why do you not pick up the phone and call? Why did you cancel on Friday? Why are you still not Facebook friends? Why? Because Beth Wareham says so.

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Do Relationships Kill Women's Sex Drives?

Clinical psychologist Cindy M. Meston and evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss set out to find the blunt answers to female sexuality in their new book, Why Women Have Sex: Understanding Sexual Motivation—From Adventure to Revenge (And Everything in Between). Turns out women have sex for presents and to alleviate boredom quite a bit.

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Scientific Study Finds Men Like Looking At Breasts

A new scientific study has just "proven" what every female on the planet already knows: men like looking at breasts. What's more, men don't just like looking at breasts, but nearly half of them (forty-seven percent) will look at a woman's breasts before he looks at her face, and will look at them longer than any other body part.

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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."