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'American Hustle' is the top date night movie, according to a Match.com survey.
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We're All Con Artists: 5 Love Lessons From 'American Hustle'

'American Hustle' — nominated for 10 Academy Awards and voted the #1 date movie of all this year's Best Picture nominees — is also a fascinating study in love and relationships. Here are four profound things this film brought to light about love, life and what we all do to get by.

time marriage app: TIME's Offensive New Marriage App Is A Blessing In Disguise
You're probably more upset with yourself than the actual app.
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Why You Should Thank TIME's New Marriage App For Trolling You

Last week, a new Time magazine Facebook app sent women into an uproar by daring to suggest when they "should" be getting married. The app purports to mine the Facebook data of you and your friends and plug that information into handy graph that tells you, meddling mom-style, when you should get (or should have gotten) married. But like any good wake-up call—even an intrusive app that is trying to troll single women and scare them into submission—will make sure you're spending your time wisely.

couples massage
One tip? Heat things up with a warming lubricant.
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How To Stimulate All Five Senses Through Couples' Massage

We asked three prominent massage practitioners to spill the beans on what it takes to stage an at-home environment so serene, so sexy, it borders on sensory overload. So grab your significant other and your best massage oils, and read on: You're about to get a crash course in the practice of pleasure.

law of attraction
It's gonna take a little more effort than that, honey.
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'The Secret' To The Law Of Attraction? It's A Bunch Of B.S.

It's been seven years since the publication of the wildly popular self-help book 'The Secret'. The principle at the book's core—the Law of Attraction—still holds many under its Vulcan mind-meld grip. I can see why: Who wouldn't want to believe that all you have to do is think the right thoughts and the love of your dreams will find you? But key premises of the Law of Attraction can do you more harm than good in the search for love and partnership. Here's why.

marriage isn't for you
What if it was the bride, not the groom, who wrote this article?
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'Marriage Isn't For You' Guy Earns Praise For Not Being A Jerk

The post is called 'Marriage Isn't For You', and it's gotten 24 million views and counting. Basically, a dude says, "Look what I did! I realized I'm not the center of the world!" and he's catapulted to internet stardom and met with instant, widespread praise. But this isn't really about love; it's about control.

300 Sandwiches To Get Married: We're Missing The Point
That's a lot of sandwiches...
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300 Sandwiches To Get Engaged: Why We're All Missing The Point

So now we know that Stephanie Smith — who told the world she's a mere 124 sandwiches away from an engagement ring — is actually embarrassed by the whole incident. She went on the Today Show and basically said, "Geez guys, it was a joke." And I'm saddened by that, because she backed down and surrendered her power. Here's why that sends the wrong message to her detractors — and why her 300 sandwiches ploy wasn't the disgrace to feminism that everyone's making it out to be.

not married couple
He likes it but he didn't put a ring on it.
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Broken? Not Quite. What It Really Means If You're Not Married

If you're a single woman like me, I'm sure you've heard this refrain more than once: "But you're so smart/pretty/fun/great. Why aren't you married?" I have to admit I've puzzled over this for a while myself. At a certain age, odds are you're tempted to think it means there's something wrong with you. Well, it's time to put the pity party to an end and look at the facts. Love is a wonderful thing. But marriage isn't for everyone, and that's more than okay. Here's why.