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How To Avoid An Abusive Relationship

The first thing anyone asks a battered woman is: "Why did you put up with that?" Author Judy McGuire, herself a domestic violence survivor, discusses the warning signs to watch for in your relationship.

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The 5 Styles Of Flirting

Researchers at the University of Kansas have been busy interviewing a ton of people about their flirting styles and their dating histories, and they've managed to pretty much solve some of the mysteries of dating.

Love Bytes: Do You Get Past The First Date?

Love Bytes: Do You Get Past The First Date?

Love Bytes: Getting past first dates, fighting too much, the ills of high school casual sex, love letters, being-single backup plan, getting married later in life, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, women's thoughts on bad sex, spanking parents mean dysfunctional marriages, Charlie Sheen porn star date's secret past, soul mates, and boyfriend used to get around...? Don't miss these 14 must-read love and relationship links from our friends around the Web.

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I Stopped Falling For Jerks And So Can You

I liked assholes. No, I loved them, but now, looking back, I realize it wasn't just that. For the most part, every man who failed to call me was capable of calling someone else, and at a certain point, I had to face the fact that it wasn't just them, it was me. I begged for men to be unaccountable. I allowed them to be untrustworthy. And I expected them to leave.

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8 Ways FedEx Can Improve Your Love Life

There is something implicitly romantic about paper mail. Go ahead and call us old fogies, but we've been reminiscing about the days when we used wall calendars instead of Google calendars, and when love letters were scrawled on personalized stationary instead of typed over email. Anything other than email and Facebook Events sound old-fashioned nowadays, but sometimes you just want to hold something in your hands. In the spirit of paper over pixels we were recently surfing the FedEx website, and came across all these services that could help you make a classic romantic gesture—FedEx, we had no idea! Here are a few things you can do.

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Pornography: Dirty Pastime Or Evolution's Tool?

The next time you have to endure a lecture about the booming porn industry and society's consequent moral decline, you might want to bring up something that people always seem to forget: pornography is ancient. In other words, there has never been a golden age of porn-free sexual integrity. In between digging for lost civilizations and ancient relics, archaeologists have also found plenty of (potentially) suggestive depictions. Archaeologists believe that visual stimuli evolved as a means of reproduction over the years. Modern society knows how many "tries" it can take for a woman to become pregnant, and sometimes one or both partners needs an extra boost to help him or her get in the mood.

The Project Runway Wedding Trend: Design Your Own

The Project Runway Wedding Trend: Design Your Own

Although weddings may seem timelessly romantic, every wedding season ushers in a series of new trends: doggie attendants, YouTube invitations, dry receptions. Now, it seems that Project Runway-channeling brides are adopting "design it yourself" wedding and engagement gear as the latest in wedding trends. Are you into this trend?