Relationships, Love & Marriage

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How 9 people told their partner they wanted an open relationship

Telling someone you're interested in polyamory isn't always an easy ride.<p>Making a polyamorous relationship work doesn't have to be difficult, but there's no denying it can be demanding in terms of the amount of communication and negotiation required to sustain it. But, once you know you want to …

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The Secret Thing Men Want More Than Love

Shares 13K<p>—<br>If you’re a woman and you don’t understand how men think or what they’re “about”, then you might be forgiven for thinking that all men …

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There's a new dating trend called 'freckling,' and you're not going to like it

It seems as though there's a specially reserved, made-up name for pretty much every recent trend you can think of, making them all seem a lot trendier than they actually are.<p>The dating world in particular is no exception. There's one after another: "friend-zoning," "ghosting," "benching," …

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How to put the spark back in your marriage, according to a dating coach

Relationship need a boost? Matthew Hussey says the biggest mistake you can make is to think: 'I've got my person now. I did it. I won.'<p>Matthew Hussey says his professional mission is to help you find love. Though his books and YouTube channel tend to focus on the affairs of the heart of millennial …

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I Gave Up Dating To Travel The World And It Changed My Life

“You should really think about having a baby soon. I just think it’s something you should consider at your age,” he stated matter-of-factly, without …

I'm a serial 'ghoster' in dating — here's why I do it

Dating in your mid-30s isn't easy. Many of your friends are either married or in serious relationships, and work or raising children has pushed them into the suburbs. It was hard enough meeting the friends I have, never mind making new ones.<p>When my last serious relationship ended, I was slow to …

The Space Between Courting and Hooking Up

I have often reflected on how and why dating has become so difficult in the 20 years since it was of any real concern to me. At least, when speaking …

10 Lovely Ways to Make A Guy’s Heart Melt

When a woman is in love, she will do whatever it takes to make her boyfriend feel secure and loved. There may be a chance that you are thinking of …

Women with this surprising quality have more orgasms, a new study says

When it comes to having the *most* fun between the sheets, the sense of touch feels like it would reign supreme. But there’s new scientific evidence …

13 red flags to look out for on a first date that could indicate someone is wrong for you — or even toxic

First dates are always a risk. You might not fancy the person when they show up, or you might end up getting ghosted — or worse— afterwards.<p>But taking the chance is necessary if you ever want to find a meaningful relationship. Nobody wants to text back and forth forever, and eventually you'll have …

‘Love Stories of Tumblr’: How the Entire Internet Became a Dating Site

Platforms for networking and blogging do double duty as matchmakers; ‘I do feel better about saying I met him through Instagram’<p>Musician Jacoby Jennings doesn’t like online dating sites. Yet he found love over the internet anyway—through the music-streaming service Spotify.<p>A playlist he created, …

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A scientist who's worked at Tinder and Bumble says too many people make the same mistake in their dating profile photo

Models are sexy. Models generally don't smile in magazine photos. You want to look sexy. So you shouldn't smile in your dating profile photos.<p>Brilliant logic, except that it isn't. Why? No offense to you, dear reader, but you probably don't have the model thing down yet. If you want to appeal to …

A scientist who's worked at Tinder and Bumble explains how to navigate one of the awkwardest parts of online dating

- After working at Tinder and now at Bumble, sociologist Dr. Jess Carbino knows how disappointing it can be when a promising conversation peters out …

You can soon buy a sex robot equipped with artificial intelligence for about $20,000

A scientist who's worked at Tinder and Bumble explains how to navigate one of the awkwardest parts of online dating

There are few heartbreaks more embarrassing than the heartbreak you feel when someone fails to respond to your last message on a dating app.<p>It's not like you guys were dating — actually, you'd never met the person IRL — but the banter was so witty, so flirtatious, so <i>promising</i>!<p>And now they've …

Science Says Women Aren’t Interested in Flashy Men

This perception has its roots in evolutionary science, which maintains that men seek out women for their looks, in order to choose the most optimal …

More than half of Canadians think couples don’t need to marry to spend their lives together: new poll

Fewer than half of Canadians think it is important for couples who plan to spend their lives together to be married, according to a new poll.That is …

May 6,2018 How to be Married and Not Lose Your mind

Facebook's dating app has one important feature that its industry-leading rivals don't

Facebook is launching a dating feature inside its core app for users who are single — and it looks like the service will feature at least one main …

A quarter of millennials are looking to date someone significantly older than them

Everyone's heard the rule that you can only date someone younger than you if they are "half your age plus seven."<p>If the results of a recent survey are anything to go by, this rule has been well and truly thrown in the garbage.<p>According to research from the world's largest dating app Badoo, many …

The Pros and Cons of Dating Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Look, I’m not here to tell you who to date.<p>Attraction is an incredibly subjective matter. What entices one person bores another. What repulses you …

Couples Who Have Sex Outside The Bedroom Are Happier And More Satisfied, Survey Finds

When it comes to the best places to have sex, it often helps to expand your mind and think outside the bedroom. And it's not just because there's an …

Facebook to play cupid in online dating debut

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is entering the dating game, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, planning a dating service to matchmake millions of people on the world's largest online social network and nudge them into spending more time there.<p>The service, which Facebook had …

You could be flirting on dating apps with paid impersonators

Every morning I wake up to the same routine. I log into the Tinder account of a 45-year-old man from Texas—a client. I flirt with every woman in his queue for 10 minutes, sending their photos and locations to a central database of potential “Opportunities.” For every phone number I get, I make …

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Dating in the Age of Twitter, or How I Met Mr. Big

I had a 48-hour first date in Las Vegas with a man I met on Twitter.<p>If this column had a subtitle, it would be “A Twitter Fly-Out Story That Doesn’t …

This is the most wanted trait in dating, according to singles (and it’s not looks)

Everyone has a wish list of the traits they want their future partner to have. (Expert guacamole makers, get at me.) Ever wonder what requests top …

7 signs you're dating a narcissist, according to a clinical psychologist

Your significant other brags seemingly 24/7, always knows the 'best' way to do everything, and can't handle criticism. Sound familiar? You may be dating a narcissist.<p>About 6% of the population has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), which affects more men than women— 7.7% vs 4.8%, according to …

9 Differences Between Loving Your Partner And Being In Love With Them, According To Experts

We've all heard the classic line — either in real life or in movies — that goes a little something like "I love you, but I'm not <i>in love</i> with you." It …

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