Love and Relationships

Love and relationships are a major part of the human experience, but they mystify many of us. Learn what scientific research has to say about love, and get advice on creating and maintaining relationships.

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Almost every woman's magazine on the grocery store shelf has an article to help women learn the finer points of flirting. But where do men pick up their flirting mojo? Those resources aren't so common, but we can help.

By Emilie Sennebogen

How do you keep the romance in your relationship alive? Good communication will strengthen any relationship, so speak up and make your feelings known -- these five tips will help you stay connected.

By Marie Willsey

For guys who aren't too outspoken and get a little nervous around girls, the dating scene can cause nothing but anxiety. But a few tips can boost your confidence and make finding a connection easier.

By Christine Venzon

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Most people who are in committed relationships are interested in keeping love alive for the duration, and if everyone could afford regular romantic getaways, it might be easier. But what about those of us who can't? How do we hold on to that spark?

By Carol White

Everyone knows relationships are not easy. They take time and commitment to make them succeed. Flip through these relationship tips pictures and learn a few pointers.

The numbers don't lie: People like Valentine's Day. More than 190 million cards are sent each year, and one-third of U.S. consumers order flowers for a beloved. But why limit it to just one day? With a little bit of effort, you can have a romantic night any time of the year.

By Molly Edmonds

Who says a night at home can't be romantic? Not only is it convenient, but it can be affordable, low-pressure and easy to plan. We've got five tips to make your at-home date night a hit.

By Jennifer Sellers

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Relationships aren't easy, and they aren't fun and games all of the time. They require work; if you want yours to last, that is. It's not a one-way street either. Both parties have to make an effort -- and sometimes, a compromise.

By Emilie Sennebogen

There's an old expression that you shouldn't mix business with pleasure. But what happens when you have better luck finding romantic interests in the break room than the grocery store, library or a nearby bar?

By Molly Edmonds

So, you're friends with this girl who sees you as … well, just a friend. How do you change that? We've got five tips designed to get you from friend to boyfriend in no time flat.

By Stephanie Watson

Girls can be hard to read. Just because one is friendly to you doesn't mean she wants to go out with you -- or does it? Look for these 10 telltale signs that a girl is into you.

By Natalie Kilgore & Kevin P. Allen

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If you could just get her to smile, you'd feel confident enough to ask her out. A girl's smile is a clear signal that she's into you -- or at least that she likes what she sees. These no-fail, time-tested tricks will have her grinning.

By Natalie Kilgore

Tonight's been perfect so far. You held hands, laughed, stared into each other eyes and even told her your childhood nickname. Now, the date's over and you have to say good night respectfully -- but how? Don't worry: We've got five cute ways to leave a great last impression.

By Stephanie Watson

It's been said the couple that plays together stays together. If the adage is true, then these athletic options may just be the glue that holds your relationship happily in place.

By Thomas Moore

You hear the phrase "seven-year itch," and might recall the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe. Sure, "The Seven Year Itch" was a popular film, but is there any validity to the notion that a married person gets the urge to cheat or leave the marriage after seven years?

By Molly Edmonds

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Forty-five percent of U.S. adults are unmarried, and most of us face first-date jitters: We worry about what to wear and what to talk about before we even know if the chemistry's there. So how can we calm our nerves and put our best face forward?

By Maria Trimarchi

I love you -- three little words packed with meaning. But if your significant other isn't ready to hear it, those words can send a relationship into an awkward tailspin. So, when should you utter the magic expression?

By Sarah Winkler

Being left at the altar is a humiliating and confusing experience for any bride. If her fleeing groom didn't even give her the courtesy of a reason why, we can help with our list of possible reasons for those cold feet.

By Shanna Freeman

So, you've been seeing each other for a few months now and you think he might be Mr. Right (or at least Mr. Long-Term). Does that mean it's time to introduce him to your parents? How and when should you do it?

By Alison Kim Perry

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You've finally found a guy you really like, and you're ready to spend some quality time getting to know him. So how can you get a date with him?

By Kim Williamson

Passionate relationships take work -- and the energy that you put in is often what you get in return. Here are some fun ways to inject romance into your marriage.

By Sara Novak

Talking on the phone is a necessary step in the adolescent courtship ritual. Sure, there's talking at school, or commenting on Facebook, but bridging the gap between those activities and an actual date usually involves the telephone.

By Meghan E. Smith

"I love you." Those three little words can convey so much -- and uttering them at the wrong time could convey that you're a bit needy. It may not be a dealbreaker, but it is a big red flag.

By Dave Roos

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So, you're dating a new girl and wondering if and when to bring her around your buddies. Should you do it at the next meet-up or wait for your official engagement (if any) to avoid a hassle? We've got the pros and cons.

By Laurie L. Dove

You've got the ring and planned your proposal, but if you're girlfriend and her family are the traditional types, don't forget the next step. What should you know before you ask her father for her hand in marriage?

By Echo Surina