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It's easy to fall in love. It's harder to stay in it.
Love Buzz

The Secret To Falling In Love — And Staying In Love

Isaiah Washington's character, Savon, from 'Love Jones' had a particular line that stuck with me from the very first viewing: "You guys are always hoppin' and fallin' in love. Love ain't what it is. It's easy to fall in love, but will someone, please, tell me how to stay there?" It initially struck me because my naive self couldn't understand it, then later struck me for its truth once I was a bit older and wiser. Where I once thought that falling in love was the difficulty, I now see Savon's point — standing and staying in it is where the real work lies.

'12 Years A Slave' Oscars 2014 Best Picture
'12 Years a Slave' took home several richly deserved Oscars, including Best Picture.
Celebrity Love

Oscar Winner '12 Years A Slave' Is A Powerful Love Story

The film, based on true events, picked up the Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay trophies at this year's Academy Awards — along with a Best Supporting Actress score for ingenue Lupita Nyong'o. The movie was filled with important lessons about love and life, especially from the resilient Solomon Northup. Here are just a few that we took away.

'The Longest Date'
Chupack lets readers know, "I have literally made every mistake in the book."
Love Buzz

'Sex And The City' Creator Dishes Marriage Advice In New Book

Cindy Chupack, award-winning screenwriter and producer of the hit series 'Sex and the City', has a new book you're not going to want to miss! From the creator of sassy Carrie Bradshaw, comes a book of marriage advice, insight, and personal experience.

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"There are several kinds of love", says John Steinbeck.
Love Buzz

Read John Steinbeck's Adorably Heartfelt Love Advice To His Son

"First — if you are in love — that's a good thing — that's about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don't let anyone make it small or light to you." While fans of John Steinbeck don't often consider him love icon, a letter that he wrote to his son speaks volumes about what was really going on inside the heart of one of America's most revered authors.

Life Coach: Embrace The Power Of Love
You deserve to feel this good. All the time.
Experts Blog

Hey, You: Love Is Your Birthright

Here's some amazing news: No matter what you've been told or what your past experience is, you deserve love. Yes, you! YourTango Expert Debra Smouse is here with the best virtual hug, ever. Read on for a jolt of insta-warm fuzzy.

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You're having a great time, but are you just hanging out?
Love Buzz

12 Signs You're Not On A Date

Almost 70 percent of people have been unsure whether they're on a date at one point or another, according to a recent survey. Need a little help figuring it out? We reached out to (and mined our own twisted minds) to come up with some telltale signs that you are not, in fact, on a date.

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Self-esteem should be the first bullet point on your checklist for love.
Love Buzz

Get Rid Of That Checklist: Find Love By Finding Yourself First

When finding a mate, men and women generally have a checklist that a potential lover has to meet. For some that standard can be mostly superficial, being more concerned with physical appearance or financial appeal, while some care more about how that person may treat others and themselves.

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"I just love kissing you."
Love Buzz

16 Little Ways He Says 'I Love You'

Dear Ladies Who Are On The Fence About Whether Or Not to Dump The Guy Who's Taking You For Granted: here's what you should be hearing from the guy who's worthy of your time. Maybe not right away, but within, say, 3-6 months. Otherwise, hit the "next" button. For the sake of both you and all the guys out there who are waiting for you to be single again.

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Don't wallow in your sadness.
Love Buzz

Rejected? 4 Steps To Moving On

It's easy to feel pretty let down when someone you like doesn't like you back, but it's not the end of the world, we promise. And there are little things you can do to make it a bit easier on yourself.