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Why The New iPhone Is The New wePhone

Yesterday, Apple premiered the latest incarnation of its smart phone line, the iPhone 3G S. Featuring a faster processor, more space and a bevy of new capabilities, the public is already buzzing about the June 19 release date. However, if you're still hesitant on whether or not to take the technological leap, here are five ways having a new iPhone may even improve your love life.

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Technology: The New Compatibility Test

Compatibility was already complicated enough. She's an only-child; he's from a family of 12. He's a meticulous planner; she's fly-by-her-seat spontaneous. She's all urban; he's a rustic nature lover. But technology is fast adding an entirely new layer of compatibility for would-be couples. And it can suss out the potential for a relationship in a matter of dates, reports Monica Hesse for Washington Post Styles.

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Is Technology Ruining Your Relationship?

Remember when dating simply meant a guy asking out a girl? Maybe he would call her up, maybe he'd do it face to face. Either way, the options were limited, the results easy to decipher. Even with this simplicity guys and gals everywhere still managed to lose at the game of dating a fair amount. Now with email, instant message, text, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and their brethren at our disposal, we have found plenty of new ways to communicate and even more ways to mess it up. Where there's a new technology, there's a potential relationship dissolving because of its (mis)use.

Poll: Are Long Distance Relationships Worth the Effort?

Poll: Are Long Distance Relationships Worth the Effort?

Poll: Are Long Distance Relationships Worth the Effort?: Absolutely. If the relationship is solid, the distance shouldn't matter. It depends on how long we've been together and how much I love him. No way! Too much effort, and it would never last. I would stay in touch but keep dating others. He's probably doing the same thing anyway.

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I Could Have Been A World Of Warcraft Widow

If I were single, I'd never play any kind of online game. Let's face it, I'm a 48-year-old woman who likes sewing and shopping and playing with my pets. But since both my husband and my son have multiple characters on the online role-playing game World of Warcraft, I put on my boots and bracers and entered their realm.

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7% In U.S. Have Rekindled Love Using The Internet

Seven percent of people in the United States have rekindled a romantic relationship with the help of the internet, according to a new study. But the United States doesn't stand out when it comes to rehabilitating hook-ups from the past. The world-wide average was 14%. The country with the most internet-inspired love renewals? India. A full 37% of Indians say the web has helped them renew a past love. These numbers come from the 2009 Norton Online Living Report, which came out on March 17.

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Type This For A Healthy Relationship

Good with your hands? Your agility may reap beyond-the-bedroom benefits for your relationship–especially if you're using your fingertips for typing. A new study caught up with the ordinary communication between couples by looking at 10 days worth of instant-message conversations of almost 70 United States couples who had been dating for about a year and a half. The couples also completed relationship satisfaction questionnaires at the time of the study and again six months later, when 40 percent of the couples were no longer dating.

Urtak Answers Your Questions
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Urtak Answers Your Questions

Wondering what your friends think of Sarah Palin or if people think marriage is going out of style? Answer your questions at Urtak, a new website that lets you create polls and answer questions. Urtak calls itself "the world's first experiment in collaborative public opinion." It's new and its users are self-selecting, so we can't say with certainty that 11% of people would pay $40,000 for a date with Scarlett Johansson (although now that she's married, they probably wouldn't get their money's worth). We can say that Urtak is an interesting alternative to traditional polls like Gallup and Zogby.

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Please Don't Google Me

Online dating threw me an unexpected curveball: my career. As a professional writer, I gave men an easy topic to make conversation about in their initial flirtacious emails: "Where do you work? What do you write about?" The problem is, these men already knew my first name was Jessica; I knew that as soon as I gave them any other clue about my work, they'd be off and Googling. That's certainly what I did to a fellow JDating journalist who worked at a major entertainment magazine told me he once interviewed Blake Lively: it took three seconds to figure out his real identity.

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Secret To A Good Relationship?

Coming in second only to the cell phone, a recent survey of 1,000 DVR owners revealed that the television recording device is an item people increasingly can't live without. The survey suggests DVRs are becoming to households what the microwave once was: a source of liberation and harmony. DVR not only gets you to work on time (by recording morning Saved by the Bell reruns you might otherwise be tempted to watch, duh), it's also saving relationships. Men's website Asylum reports that nearly 80 percent of survey respondents said the technology has "improved relations with their significant other." While the company collecting this data is a DVR manufacturer, thereby knocking off a touch of legitimacy, there is true logic behind the results.

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A Woman's Right to Shoes

In regions of the country where prostitution is legal, the Aphrodite Project Platforms are causing quite a stir. These shoes - of which a concept pair are on display at the Museum of Sex in New York City - look like the stereotypical "hooker heels" but are decked out with a panic button and a GPS system.

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Top 10 Ways to Find Love in 2008

No one ever said it was easy to find love. But with the help of technology, office romance, chemistry, the internet, and meditation, might just find romance yet. And while you're at it, feel free to throw out all the rules.