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Marriage is obsolete -- except among white, educated people, says a recent study.
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Is Marriage The New Status Symbol?

Uh-oh, someone alert the Traditional Values Coalition, because marriage is on the decline. The percentage of married individuals in the U.S. is at a record low, with only 51% of adults 18 and over currently being hitched, according to a Pew Research Center study that came out today. This percentage is not only a drastic decline from the 72% of married adults in 1960, but it has also dropped a significant 5% between 2009 and 2010.

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Yesterday we found out Katie Couric has broken up with her boyfriend Brooks Perlin.
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Katie Couric Breakup: Is 2011 The End Of Cougars?

I was worried when Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher split. But it got worse: Yesterday we found out Katie Couric has broken up with Brooks Perlin, the boyfriend who is young enough to be her son. These aren't even the only celebrity cougar couples that broke up recently — there's been more.

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Young Couples Today Prefer "Stayovers" To Cohabitation

A new study suggest that "adult sleepovers" without cohabitation are on the rise. According to the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, an increasing number of coupled twenty-somethings have struck the perfect balance between casual dating and cohabitation. The "stayover trend" involves spending three to seven nights per week together while maintaining separate homes

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Has Sex And The City Decreased Sex In The Home?

Why is being sexless so trendy? Oh, let's blame Samantha. The Observer blamed the rise of Facebook and the fact that we live in public on the fact that young people are no longer terribly interested in sex, Erica Jong claims that young women place more emphasis on monogamy and motherhood.

Rise Of The Unmarrieds: A Look at Happily Unwed Couples
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Rise Of The Unmarrieds: A Look at Happily Unwed Couples

Kate Hudson, who just gave birth to a son with her musician fiancé Matt Bellamy, is in no rush to head down the aisle, saying her previous divorce showed her that marriage is "not the golden ticket." Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have been together nearly 15 years and have two kids together—but have never tied the knot. Then there's KISS frontman Gene Simmons and his partner of 28 years who have a reality show on VH1, Happily Unmarried dedicated to following their (somewhat) happily unmarried life together. So why are so many young men and women delaying marriage—or even taking it off the table altogether?

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The 10 Spring Fashion Dos And Don'ts For Date Night

Some trendy pieces seem like they come with "Runway Only" signs plastered across the fronts. Or at least completely covered in WARNING tape. They're tricky. And scary. Basically, they're intimidating to the point where no matter how pretty you think they are, you tend to throw them back on the shelf at the store and walk away feeling like you dodged a bullet: Phew! I almost wasted money on that thing I'd never wear! Well, no more, ladies. You can wear trendy items. You just need to learn how to avoid a few pitfalls along the way. We're about to get you so hooked on the spring season's hottest looks, you'll want to take them for a whirl the next time you have a date. We apologize to your wallet in advance, since you'll now be plucking new clothes off shelves like mad.

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What Men Secretly Think About Bright Lipstick

Bold lips were all over the spring runways. Red, orange, fuchsia, watermelon—you name it, that lipstick color was probably present. In fact, it was one of my favorite looks for the season. Now, I may not be taking the bright-orange lipstick leap, but I'm also not necessarily opposed to injecting a little bit of high fashion into my beauty routine. It's fun to work a smoldering red pout or statement deep pink now and then, right? Well, I think so, but I wondered if guys would be quite as crazy about this bold beauty trend. So, I asked a few.

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Parenthood More Important Than Marriage For Millennials

The kids of the Millennial Generation are far more keen on the titles of Mom and Dad than Husband and Wife. According to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 52 percent of Millennials cited being a good parent as "one of the most important things in life." Only 30 percent thought the same about having a successful marriage—a glaring 22 percent gap among the 18-to-29-year-old set.

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The Top 10 Relationship Trends Of 2010

Between sex robots, vajazzling and inappropriate love affairs, love in 2010 was larger than life. There's no question about this: love changed in 2010. It got bigger. It became more dramatic. It went viral. Here, we've rounded up the top 10 relationship trends of 2010.

5 Weird And Notable Engagement Rings
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5 Weird And Notable Engagement Rings

After auctioneers at Sotheby's announced the upcoming sale of a rare 25-carat pink diamond, we couldn't help but briefly fantasize about wearing that $38 million rock. While we firmly hope that the size of an engagement ring won't make or break a proposal, would a woman complain if presented with the magnificently-named Fancy Intense Pink Diamond? This got us thinking about some other engagement rings, both real and hypothetical, which—for better or for worse—have grabbed our attention.