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Hooking up is a snack, not a meal.

Hook-Up Sex: How Empty Relationships Leave You 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.

Love: 10 Secrets Of Successful Couples
One secret to lasting love? The 60/40 rule.

Top 10 Secrets Of Highly Successful Couples

Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the "secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship." Kevin's response wasn't short, it wasn't simple, but it rang true. So what do happy, long-lasting couples like Kevin and his wife know about long-term love that many of us don't? These 10 secrets of highly successful couples.

A Couple's Sex Life
Is it time to refresh that sex education class?

Are Any Of Us Actually Happy With Our Sex Lives?

When it comes to our sex lives, we’re not exactly dissatisfied—but almost all of us would like to make some improvements, according to a recent study from adultshop.com.

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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.

Technology: Is Modern Dating Destroying Love?
We're living in an increasingly disconnected world when it comes to emotions.

Modern Dating Is Destroying Relationships, Says A Former 'Player'

We seem to have lost patience with everything. We don't read books like we used to. We channel surf. We move on if a web page takes more than five seconds to download. A major problem we face as a society is that relationships — the bedrock of our society — are being treated with the same impatience as everything else.

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Grace Bonney's DesignSponge has been dubbed "Martha Stewart for the Millennials."

Exclusive! DesignSponge Founder Grace Bonney On Coming Out As Gay

This month, Grace Bonney — founder of the uber popular decor & DIY blog DesignSponge — became one of the internet's most unlikely LGBT celebrities. On June 10, Bonney announced that her high-profile marriage to her husband, Aaron Coles, had come to an end. She also came out as a lesbian. YourTango had the opportunity to talk with Grace about the the liberation (and anxiety) of coming out and the unexpected reaction to her surprising public announcement.

New Survey Reveals The Path To Satisfaction Is Through Your Heart
Great sex comes from a great emotional connection.

New Survey Reveals The Path To Satisfaction Is Through Your Heart

A new survey from Durex and YourTango.com, the digital leader in love and relationships, shatters common misperceptions on what engenders sexual satisfaction. The survey reveals that the heart is what matters most when it comes to great sex.

Nufree: Healthy waxing for beach days
Stay happy, smooth and natural this summer!

Should You Go Natural For Your Next Hair Removal Session?

It's finally here: bathing suit season! Trips to the beach and a whole lot of sun are in store for your summer. But what about waxing? The bumps, the pain, the redness — none of it is exactly conducive to a sexy day at the beach. This season, try a hair removal method that not only does its job, it also leaves little-to-no indication behind that it was ever there!

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I was catfished, hook, line and sinker.

Gone Catfishin': How I Was Lured By An Online Dating Con Artist

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.

slut
Why is another woman's sex life ours to judge anyway?

Is It Time For Women To Reclaim The Word 'Slut'?

Controversies about 'sluttiness' have been raging for years, and there's no sign they're slowing down anytime soon. The word 'slut' packs a pretty powerful and damning punch. Is it time we reclaim the word and prevent it from being used as a weapon against female sexuality? It's a tough and complicated call.

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How many sex partners have you had, ma'am? Want three more?

Why Are People Still Lying About Their Number Of Sex Partners?

My favorite gender double standard is probably the one where a guy who's "allergic" to condoms is a liar and a chick with the same terrible latex malady is a keeper. The rest of y'all seem to be hung up on the "number" game. But maybe your "number," ladies, really isn't going to be a big deal much longer.

'Dating In The Digital Age' Survey Reveals All
Internet daters are looking to hook their love for life.

'Dating In The Digital Age' Survey Reveals All

New York, NY (June 12, 2013) Think Internet dating is mostly for hooking-up? Think again. In a survey recently released by YourTango.com – the leader in love and relationships – 63% of people who use dating sites are seeking something serious. Surprisingly, most people looking for love are not willing to pay for it! 60% surveyed say they wouldn't use a dating site that charges a fee. While less than 5% report seeking casual sex from dating sites, 43% report sexting their dates and a shocking one-third send nude digital photos. Where besides dating sites are people seeking potential paramours? A whopping 95% have used Facebook to land dates, but only 13% claim a social media connection has led to love.

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Do you take your marriage for granted?

A Message From My Husband That Shook Me To The Core

My husband came home from work one day and handed me a book about improving our marriage. "Am I really that bad?" I asked, looking down at the book as my lips began to quiver and mascara ran down my cheeks. Without hesitation, he replied, "Yes." I realized that passing the book to me was his cry for help. Maybe the last one he'd deliver. I suddenly felt sad, scared and very, very sorry.