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  1. The 'Good Enough' Marriage

    Forty-one-year-old single mother and journalist Lori Gottlieb has written candidly of spurning "good enough" men in search of the perfect romantic mate. But in her provocative new essay for the Atlantic, Gottlieb advises singles -- especially women -- to consider settling when it comes to a love rel

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  2. Top 5 Reasons for Skipping Sex

    Feb. 10, 2009 -- Being tired or needing sleep are the top reasons for skipping sex, a new poll shows. The national poll, conducted by phone in January by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, included 1,000 adults 18-75. Women made up 52% of the group. Most participants, 57%, were married o

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  3. Timeline of a Love Affair

    Being in love is a powerful experience unlike anything else. It's an altered state in which people think and act very differently than usual. Some people never get to experience it, but many of us do at least once in a lifetime. Those who have experienced it also know that the powerful rush doesn't

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  4. Modern Love Glossary

    Stumped by all the relationship slang and instant and text messaging shorthand flying around these days? Confused by terms such as BF, GF, ILY, man crushes, and starter marriages? Don't be. Here's a quick guide to give you the 411: All about, into, all over: Very interested in (I'm all about him, he

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  5. Love on the Brain

    He's analytical, driven, not very verbal, and not always compassionate. She's gregarious, intuitive, whimsical, warm, and compassionate. Before you say "not a chance," hear another view. It's probably a good match, says Helen Fisher, PhD, a cultural anthropologist from Rutgers University and a leadi

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  6. Love in the Time of Caller ID

    Just as FedEx, UPS, and DHL can send a package across the country overnight, CrazyBlindDate.com can set you up with a stranger in just a few hours -- when you absolutely, positively have to be with someone right now. Hey, if you can get a suit dry-cleaned in three hours, why not a first date? Using

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  7. 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Love

    “I need somebody to love,” sang the Beatles, and they got it right. Love and health are intertwined in surprising ways. Humans are wired for connection, and when we cultivate good relationships, the rewards are immense. But we’re not necessarily talking about spine-tingling romance. “There’s no evid

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  8. Sleep Is Sweet for Happily Married Women

    Jan. 28, 2009 -- Having a happy marriage doesn't just make it easier to get through the day. It might also help women sleep better at night. That's according to a new study that shows happily married women sleep more soundly than women who report less happy marriages. Wendy Troxel, PhD, from the dep

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  9. He's Just Not That Into You!

    If Jennifer Aniston can't get her guy to commit, is there hope for the rest of us? Men who won't commit. Men who won't call. They'll all be players in He's Just Not That Into You, a star-studded new movie based on the popular book of the same name. The movie, which features Aniston, Ben Affleck, Dre

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  10. The Science Behind Romance

    When we’re looking for love, we often look for specific characteristics: a sense of humor, perhaps, or financial solvency and kindness. But sometimes we fall in love “at first sight.” Take the case of Lila Sumin, who figured out she’d met her future husband after only a few hours. “I came home from

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