Love Bytes: Do You Get Past The First Date?


Dating tips, plus do women care about bad sex and is 30 the new 25 in terms of marriage?

Don't miss these 14 must-read love and relationship links from our friends around the Web.

First dates can be tough; second dates can be even tougher. Here are five reasons why. [Huffington Post Living]

Dear Em & Lo, my boyfriend and I are just out of the honeymoon phase and are starting to fight more than we ever have... Are we doomed? [em & lo]

A new study has found that teens in committed relationships do no better or worse in school than those who aren't having sex. For teens who "hook up," researchers found that those who have casual sex get lower grades and have more school related problems—compared to those who abstain. [Aol Health]

In the old days, way before telephones and texting, people in love wrote letters to their beloveds. Here are a few we wouldn't mind finding in our mailbox. [Glo]

It's been a while since you've had a boyfriend. Do you have a "single backup plan"? [The Frisky]

Is 30 the new 25 in terms of getting married? [lemondrop]

Getting dumped sucks. College Candy gives us tips on how to know what's coming when it happens. [College Candy]

Newsflash! Biebs and Selena are sittin' in a tree (bleachers), K-I-S-S-I-N-G (...actually they were just hanging out—maaaaaybe dating...). Are they "going out"? (And don't you miss high school vernacular?) [Celebuzz]

Ever wonder why some women, sadly, stay with abusive men...? [Double X]

According to this guy, apparently "many" women don't care about bad sex. [Asylum]