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10 Things Men Say They LOVE About Us

So what do men love about women, really? We asked a handful of men what elicits lust, love and everything in between. What we received was an eclectic mixture of women charms—some we knew, some we didn't—that cause even the most rugged of men to utter "I Love You."

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9 Surprising Truths About Women From Editing 'Maxim'

9 Crazy Things I Learned About Women As A 'Maxim' Editor

I edited Maxim for four years, and let me tell you, we knew everything there was to know about guys. Like this: All guys really care about is girls. Our sex and relationship pieces tried to break down the great female mystery, and they were consistently the highest-rated articles in the magazine aside from, well, the pictorials. And we learned a lot ourselves. Here are nine interesting nuggets of wisdom I gleaned from my job presenting women to men.

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Nothin' but a good time...

Sex Addiction Is A Myth (From A Guy Who's Been There)

Over a period of five years following my divorce, I slept with a few hundred women. I was promiscuous, so I was called a sex addict. But is this label even valid — especially since there’s a view among some experts that sex addiction isn’t even a diagnosable condition? It’s very easy to scandalize behavior that deviates from the norm. Was I in need of help, or was I just loose?

10 Scents That Drive Men Wild
Did your fragrance make the list?

10 Scents That Drive Men Wild

Curious as to what types of scents turn men on? We polled ten men and got the scoop on the perfumes and fragrances that make a woman absolutely irresistible. Keep reading to find out.

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Being A Single Parent Has Made Me A Better (Future) Husband

Being a single, black father is an odd ball of wax. On one hand, women go crazy for responsible dads with adorable children. But it's not always peaches and cream, not only do I have to be ultra-careful who she meets but I have to set an example of how she should let herself be treated. On top of that, my ex and I are trying to do the co-parent thing for our little girl's sake. Yep, being a single father is an odd ball of wax.

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I Told Him He Had A Small Penis

"I told him he had a tiny penis. He would later tell me that on top of frantically Googling and Wiki-ing average member sizes, he carried the uncertainty of his manhood into his next relationship. But how could the most alpha dog, self-assured, cocky male be completely emasculated by any hint that his junk wasn't up to snuff? Why are men so sensitive about penis size?"

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Male Take: Why Men Love Breasts

Most women don't realize that our borderline mania isn't very complicated: we simply like boobs—a lot. And we like them in pretty much all shapes and sizes.

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"Hey .. is this a date?"

Male Take: How To Tell If A Guy Likes You

Last week I suggested some places to meet men if you're looking for a keeper. This week I'm going to tell you how to tell if a guy likes you.

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Male Take: Where To Meet Good Men

Where do you go to meet decent guys? The answer, of course, is not bars. Going to bars works for drunken hook-ups (and, hey, sometimes that might be what the Dr. ordered), but for something more promising, you need to be sober and talking to someone who isn't just out for a wasted romp. Here are five tried-and-true places to meet guys more likely to be good relationship material.

Work Vs Love: A Man's Case For Putting Work First

Work Vs Love: A Man's Case For Putting Work First

Women aren't the only ones who struggle with "having it all." Men are faced with the touch choice between growing their personal fulfillment in a career or settling down with Ms. Right. An accomplished author chose work over love, delaying romance in order to pursue his dream career. He writes: "I'm 45 now. I've written for the New Yorker, the New York Times magazine, GQ, and lots of others. But I'm not married." Read the rest of his story.

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Male Take: Best Valentine's Day Idea For Couples

For many men, Valentine's Day is an absolute nightmare. This should come as no surprise. There's a lot of pressure for us to do things we typically aren't that good at: being sweet and thoughtful, acting lovey-dovey, and making it seem like we're sensitive. Many of us resent that it's a trumped-up holiday, and that restaurants and florists jack up their prices since they know they've got us over a barrel. Plus we're always hearing about some other guy who took his girlfriend horseback riding on the beach in Aruba, so we always feel crappy if we're the Average Joe who only brought home a last-minute box of bon bons. But, like most things in life, Valentine's Day can have some good among all the crud. You just have to go about it right.

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He Said, She Said: Is Your Man Romantic Enough?

I've said this a thousand times: Romance is actually the number one issue in relationships where women feel dissatisfied. Sure, that's a sweeping generalization, but I'm pretty sure if you give me fifteen minutes alone with any woman, I could get her all riled up about romance. "What? He never makes you breakfast in bed? What? It was a decade ago since you've gotten flowers? What? He can spend twenty minutes rubbing the dog's belly, but never yours?" As a woman, I want more romance. It happens in movies. Why can't it happen in real life?