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How to tell if your partner's cheating on you

I think we can all agree that cheating is just absolutely the worst. Anyone who's been deceived by a partner will know what a devastating effect it …

Self-help

How to Be Friends with Guys

Are you a girl looking to expand your social circle to include some boys? It’s normal if you don’t already have some platonic (that is, non-romantic) …

Relationships

After 20 Years of Traumatic Ups and Downs, Wife Feels 'Old' & 'Fat.' That's Not What Her Husband Sees...

Their story began when they married on April 12, 1997. Imgur user Fishwhispersandgiggles was 21 and her husband was 23. They said their vows and …

Doctor Who’s First Queer Companion Echoes My Own Gay Journey Through Space and Time

Ten years ago, Doctor Who was the first show to let me see myself, and to feel seen; when I felt entirely alone, it showed me a universe waiting for …

Lesbian

Personal Boundaries That You Should Never Allow Your Ex to Cross

IMAGE A Love To Last/ABS-CBN Entertainment<p>There’s a reason why you made your ex <i>your ex</i>, and no matter how good or amicable your breakup was, the fact …

How Sicily Cemented an Unlikely Friendship

<i>For our first-ever Love issue, we asked four authors to recount times when love and travel intersected in their lives: Alexander Chee writes about a possible betrayal in Spain</i><i>. Jami Attenberg recalls how a friendship deepened in Sicily (below)</i><i>. Sarah Hepola remembers a road trip — and an uncertain</i> …

Italy

“Haunting” Is the Horrific New Dating Trend That’s Even Worse Than Ghosting

This is something you've definitely encountered and it's terrifying.<p>The end of our third date is when I knew. This dude and I had <i>zero</i> chemistry, and there was no point in going on any more dates. He must've sensed it too, because when I left his apartment that night, we didn't so much as exchange</i> …

Relationships

Kelly Diane Howland responds to postpartum body-shaming at Target - TODAY.com

Just a few weeks after giving birth, Kelly Diane Howland was shopping at Target with her newborn daughter in tow.<p>A woman starting chatting with her and, at first, shared some standard small talk about the baby. But then, the woman asked Howland if she’d ever heard of It Works, a skin care and …

Pregnancy

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Scott Pilgrim:” Getting It Together

At its core, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Scott Pilgrim” is a romance comic. For all its video game-fueled fight scenes and manga homages, the foundation of …

Positive Thinking

Love potions could exist soon, claims scientist

Well, they do say love is a drug...<p>It's like something out of a bad movie, but scientists believe that love potions could actually exist within the …

How Some of Taylor Swift's Exes Feel About Being Photographed on Dates With Her

If you're dating <b>Taylor Swift</b> , chances are you're going to be photographed from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep.<p>She probably wishes it …

'Pretty Little Liars': Ranking the best, worst and grossest relationships

Danger — life-threatening, and sometimes life-ending — was always the key plot point on <i>Pretty Little Liars</i>. But even while running for their lives …

Relationships

11 Relationship "Pink Flags" to Watch Out For

Not dramatic enough to be a red flag ... yet.<p>Everyone's heard of relationship red flags, but much overlooked are relationship <i>pink flags</i>, where something weird you've picked up on coooould be a big deal, or might be completely fine, based on specific context. Here are some maybe-deal breakers, …

Relationships

7 Things Other Than Sex Women Count As Cheating

You may be crossing a line without even knowing it​<p>Are you cheating without even realizing it? There’s a chance you might be crossing some blurred lines, a new survey commissioned by <i>Deseret News</i> reveals.<p>YouGov—a market research firm—surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 Americans …

Online Dating

Having a pet name for your partner could mean great things for your relationship

Don't be ashamed, honey bun.<p>Inventing pet names for the person we're banging has got to be one of the most embarrassing things we do as human beings. If anyone overhears you using them, you will never <i>ever</i> live it down. It's one of those things your best pals will absolutely rinse you for <i>forever.</i> …

Relationships

Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Split: Why She Dumped Him After Nearly 2 Years — Report

It’s over for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, according to a new report. The pair’s different lifestyles have reportedly caught up to them, ending …

This girl told her crush she liked him through an amazing Spotify playlist

<b>When wanting to tell your crush how you feel about them, most people stick to a text or a message on Facebook.</b><p>But one girl wanted to reveal her …

How You Want Your Ex To Feel After A Breakup, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Whether you hope they die in a fire or wish for their eventual decline into eternal loneliness, everyone has some idea of what they hope will happen …

Relationships

Student emails her crush a PowerPoint presentation of reasons he should date her

Ensnaring the love of your life can be a difficult and lengthy process.<p>How to catch their eye? How to engage them in flirtatious conversation? How to …

16 women reveal the little things men do that make them more attractive

*Instant lady boner*.<p>We all have weird little things that attract us to others, maybe it's big hands, long eyelashes or a really well-fitting pair of jeans. These things are hard to come by, sure. But real women on secret-sharing app Whisper have anonymously revealed the little things men can do to …

43 Cute Little Things Female Friends Do For Each Other

Gently tuck the tags of their friends' shirts back in if they notice them sticking out.<p>1. Compliment really specific things when they know their friends have made an effort with them, like when their friends have got a nice new nail polish and applied it really carefully.<p><b>2. Comment really</b> …

Résumés

People Share Stories Of Their Strangest Dates In Hilarious Reddit Thread

Reddit congregated for its ever-amusing Ask Reddit poll for a topic to which all of us can likely relate: strange dates.<p>Getting a date nowadays is …

33 First Times Every Woman Has Experienced

Do you remember your first kiss? How about the first time someone catcalled you while you were walking down the street?<p>2. Or the butterflies in your stomach you experienced when you saw your first crush.<p>3. How did you feel the first time you got your period? You can probably describe it as if it …

These Are The Strangest Dates Anyone’s Ever Been On

Listen, we’ve all had some bad dates. Whether it’s the guy who wears a football jersey to a nice restaurant and talking about the improvements he’s making to his parent’s basement (where he lives, natch) or the girl who is clearly just there to get a free meal, some “love connections” are just not …

Relationships

If you trust your friends to pick dates for you, there’s an app for that

Wingman is a new dating app that gives friends control of your love life. Where most apps start by asking users to set up a profile and swipe their way to romance, Wingman lets friends weigh in on your best qualities. Think of it as a digital matchmaker where other people get to talk you up, then …

Relationships

How to Become an Optimist

There are countless legitimate reasons to feel hopeless in the face of a challenge—world affairs, or your personal health, career or relationship …

Rescuing Yourself From Rescuing Relationships (5): Examining Your Beliefs and Convictions

The beliefs and convictions you developed from your early experiences with caregivers play a part in what you later believe you deserve. Those …

Psychology

7 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Know | Inc.com

Mentally strong leaders think big, act courageous, and feel confident. Whether they're faced with criticism and crisis, or praise and good fortune, they lead with fierce determination.<p>So what separates mentally strong leaders from the rest? They have certain core beliefs about themselves, other …

Self-help

Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities in 5 Deceptively Simple Steps

We all have insecurities. No one is perfect.<p>Some people hide them, while others show them in full display. Many of us can be overwhelmed and worried …

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You | Inc.com

No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, polite, kind... in short, to people who are genuinely likable.<p>How do people …

Self-improvement