Over on Huffington Post, dating and relationship coach Jag Carrao has written a very interesting dating-related article called "5 Lies Women Tell Themselves." Carrao says the the dating myths women tell themselves "may feel comfy, but [are] insulating us from sometimes unpleasant realities, they undermine our ability to make rational decisions based on complete information, thus sabotaging our long-term romantic goals." So, are you sabotaging your dating experiences? Might these "lies" actually be true? After the jump, let's take a look at the five myths Carrao says women tell themselves and see.
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When Elizabeth Gilbert's foreign-born lover was threatened with permanent exile from the United States, she vowed to marry him so that he could attain U.S. citizenship, and so that they could spend the rest of their lives together. But first, she had to come to terms with the institution of marriage itself, an arrangement that had failed her in the past, leaving her loath to ever marry again. Over the course of writing "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage," the author of "Eat, Pray, Love" finds that there are many reasons to fly in the face of present-day, negative divorce statistics and commit...and none of them have to do with shared health benefits, joint tax returns or life insurance payout.
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In this modern age of dating, casual sex and hooking up, many of us remain friendly with people we've seen naked long after the ugly-bumping has come to an end. That said, there are still plenty of rules that must be followed if you actually want to maintain some semblance of a friendship. After the jump, 20 dos and don'ts of having a post-hookup friendship.