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Boyfriend: My Top 5 Dream Men (That Aren't Actually Human)
Who doesn't love a musician?

My Top 5 Dream Men (That Aren't Actually Human)

I've never had an "ideal boyfriend list." On one particular night of consumption and reflection, however, I came up with a list of men who, if combined, might create the perfect man. They aren't human men, though, and I'm not sure they're all even really male, but they possess traits that rock my world regardless of gender. If given the chance, I'd totally date them, for a while at least. I'd also have to break up with them eventually because dating made up dudes who only exist on TV would make me a legit psycho.

Win Everything You Need For A Simple, Scrumptious DIY Dinner Date
Love is sweet ... and so is this giveaway.

Win Everything You Need For A Simple, Scrumptious DIY Dinner Date

YourTango is giving away five DIY dinner kits complete with everything you need to make a delicious ethnic meal, chocolate fondue for dessert and hot chocolate as an after-dinner snack. Just answer our question in the comments and you'll automatically be entered to win!

real love
Don't crowdsource your love life. Trust your gut.

I Found Real Love...Once I Stopped Listening To My Friends

We live in a culture of crowdsourcing. I rarely buy a shirt without sending a pic to my stylish BFF and asking what she thinks. But putting back a piece of clothing because she reminds me that it's not my color is different from tossing aside a perfectly lovely guy, one I might really have something special with, based solely on a friend's commentary. For too long, when I considered whether to date someone, my inner voice said something like: "Well, I'm into him. But how will everyone else feel?"

invisible woman, aging, sex appeal
Still sexy after all these years.

Embracing The 'Invisible Woman': How I Learned To Age & Stay Sexy

Recently, a younger woman expressed to me the idea of the 'invisible woman.' She said it was already starting to happen to her; that her 'grand entrances' weren't causing the same kind of splash. The truth is, youth — no matter what it looks like — is perceived as beautiful...especially to men. When you stop turning heads, it hurts so intensely that you try to fight the inevitable. But having lived through it all and survived to tell the tale, I can assure you: it won't feel this way forever. Here's why.

The Biggest Sacrifice I Made For Love
Would you be willing to uproot your life to live with the man you love like one woman did?

The Biggest Sacrifice I Made For Love

From moving far from home to your taking better control of your health, we've rounded up three accounts from real women about what they gave up for amour.

Want The Confidence In Dating To Find Your Dream Man? Freeze Your Eggs!
Egg-freezing: Free yourself of your biological clock and all that dating pressure.

Want The Confidence To Find Your Dream Man? Freeze Your Eggs

After suffering a crushing breakup at age 34, Suzanne worried that she might not meet someone else in time to have kids. Though she never mentioned wanting to have a family with her dates, she couldn't help sizing up every man for his fatherhood potential. If she felt under that much pressure, she reasoned, her dates could sense it too. But as soon as she stashed away 31 eggs in the freezer to give herself more time to find a partner, she felt her anxiety float away.

Summer love
With long days & sultry nights, even adults can't resist that "school's out" feeling.

7 Ways To Turn A Summer Crush Into A Serious Relationship

Summertime and the flirting is easy. With long days and sultry nights, even adults can't resist that carefree "school's out" feeling. In Susan Andersen's "Some Like It Hot", the second book in her Razor Bay series, summer brings new girl Harper Summerville to the idyllic town of Razor Bay, Washington for a seasonal job. But work quickly becomes pleasure when Harper meets Max Bradshaw, the town's sexy deputy sheriff.

single woman
All the single ladies!

How Love & Heartbreak Led Me To Be (Happily) Single By Choice

As a woman who's been madly, desperately in love before, who has felt like a complete person while giving and receiving love -- and who's been pulverized by love as well -- I got to a place where I thought, "Hey, whoa...do I really want more of this love stuff?" Regardless of the answer, one thing's for sure: Right now, I'm single on purpose, and that's not always a 'condition' that needs to be cured.

feminism
Can you be a feminist and still be feminine?

'The War On Men': One Feminist's Unlikely Stance

Yesterday, an op-ed on FoxNews.com — a publication I do not make a habit of reading — sent the internet into a tailspin. Its conservative author, Susanne Venker, is a woman with whom I’m certain I have next to nothing in common. Venker’s essay was pummeled by Jezebel, Refinery29 and The Awl – three sites I respect thoroughly and read on the regular. When I finally followed the trail back to Venker’s original piece, I fully expected my head to explode from rage. Instead, something worse happened. Something that caused me much distress.

no shave november
Hair, there and everywhere.

"No-Shave November? We Wear Body Hair All Year Long!"

Imagine never having to think about maintaining your bikini area — ever. Believe it or not, hairy legs, fuzzy pits, and 'no hair down there' are a way of life for plenty of women. That means skipping directly over the pre-date deforestation process and straight to outfit selection. We asked two women who live the no-shave lifestyle (and not just in November) to reveal what it's really like to live and love in a follicle-phobic society.

nervous woman in bed
My dry cleaner is not going to be happy.

Dating Disaster: An Untimely Visit From Aunt Flo

Tom was English, an army vet and dirty in a way that made me think he would be good in bed. I was somewhat mistaken. Things went from blah to worse when I realized that we went to bed at the exact wrong time in my menstrual cycle. Too bad about my comforter...

eating octopus
"Fear of the new and different hadn't only limited my diet."

How Dating A Foodie Changed My Life

We've all heard the expression "The quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach." But for John and me, food was the quickest way to our first argument. He said I didn't eat enough of it, and he didn't mean portion size.