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catfished
I was catfished, hook, line and sinker.

I Was Catfished—And That Sleazy Con Artist Is Still Out There

Thanks to sensational programs like MTV's Catfish, we can now — as a society — sit back on our comfy couches and make fun of people who fall prey to online romance schemes. But when you are lied to, stolen from and emotionally ripped off by a stranger at a time in your life when you're most vulnerable, it's far from entertainment.

blowing flowers
You're not afraid to soar down this road alone, baby!

7 Secrets Of Blissfully Single People You MUST Know

Producers of shows such as The Bachelor don't want you to know this. Peddlers of dating guides try to keep it a secret. Some of my fellow scholars pretend it's not true. But it is true. Plenty of single people are leading happy and successful lives. I've been studying singles for well over a decade, and I'm happy to let you in on the seven habits of highly successful singles.

married couple
"You just never know until you know."

He's Not My Type—But I Married Him Anyway

Upon their first meeting, Leslie Bennetts was convinced that her husband of 18 years was totally wrong for her. Years later, she marvels at how little she knew back then. Here's the surprising reason why she married him even though he wasn't her type.

smoking bedside
Hooking up is a snack, not a meal.

Why Casual Hookups Are Leaving You Completely Malnourished

Kate Taylor's piece in the New York Times, "Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game Too", caused quite a stir by putting a sexy new slant on hook-up culture: It's women in control, not men, who are driving the trend. But hooking up cannot replace or come close to fulfilling the human need for real connection. It doesn't make us smarter, stronger or more in control to avoid connection and intimacy. It doesn't set us up to be better or happier than the women who came before us. It just sets us up to be disappointed in a different way.

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How To Love The Man Who Has A Foot Fetish

Your Man Has A Thing For Your Feet? How To Spice It Up In Bed

I guess I'm what you'd call a foot fetishist, although this designation is more complex than you probably think. Most foot fetishists are not perverts, sexual deviants, or anything to be afraid of. Here's what you need to know about being in a relationship with someone like me.

superhero men
"Like Peter Pan, or Superman, you will come to save me." - Aimee Mann

Feminist Or Not, Why Every Woman Wants To Sleep With A Superhero

It's pretty clear why men fantasize about being superheroes: they're strong, powerful and revered. It wasn’t until I allowed myself to be open, to be vulnerable, that I found I could enjoy the very thing a man wants to be—strong, masculine, confident. My hero. That to allow a man be what he strives to be doesn't take away from who I am or what I can do. And I know I'm not alone in this.

road trip
Will a week-long road trip with a stranger end in romance or disaster?

We Met On Twitter — And Our First Date Was A Week-Long Road Trip

"I am not going on this trip as some sort of half-baked internet blind date and I know you're not going on it to get into my pants." Thus spoke my road trip companion in a last-minute attempt to calm my nerves over what I was increasingly realizing sounded like a hare-brained plan—spend a week driving across the country with a man I knew only through social media.

healthy recipes for two
This is a powerhouse of a meal!

Dinner For Two: 4 Recipes That Prove Healthy Is The New Sexy

We're serving up a mouthwatering array of dishes that are sure to impress your date — all of which are sneakily flavored with aphrodisiac ingredients. In honor of Women's National Health Week, this week's menu features a guilt-free twist: a bountiful quinoa bowl, a fresh antioxidant salad and a chia seed pudding topped with berries, plus a watermelon cocktail recipe!

marriage
Just put a ring on it.

Marry First, Love Second: The Case For DIY Arranged Marriage

Matchmaker Hellen Chen may have found the secret to marriage: Imagine if the good stuff wasn't the appetizer, but the main meal. Think of how differently your romantic life would be if you could enjoy all the sexy fun of dating without wondering "where this is going" — because you're already there.

Pan-Seared Scallops With Chimichurri
Oysters aren't the ONLY undersea aphrodisiac.

Dinner For Two: A Scallops Recipe That Would Make Aphrodite Blush

This week for our Dinner For Two series, we're serving up a mouthwatering menu to celebrate the coming of spring, featuring a recipe for pan-seared scallops with chimichurri by Cooking Channel's Kelsey Nixon, a fresh lettuce appetizer sprinkled with edible spring blossoms, a green chartreuse cocktail (made with 130 herbs, plants and flowers), and citrusy lemon-rosemary custards.

Guinness mac and cheese
A date night dish chock-full of cheese AND beer? Count us in.

Dinner For Two: A Lucky Beer Mac 'N' Cheese For St. Patrick's Day

This week for our Dinner For Two series, we're serving up a mouthwatering menu to celebrate St. Patrick's Day next week featuring cabbage-topped corned beef sliders and an ooey-gooey Guinness mac and cheese. Add a bread pudding with Bailey's chocolate ganache and a creamy Irish coffee martini, and you've got yourselves one sexy meal!