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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Strapped for cash and need some good ideas for a date? Just take a quick look out your window -- the great outdoors offers an unlimited number of spots for fun, romantic dates that won't cost a penny.
By Jill Jaracz
You've been with your girlfriend for a while now, and you're convinced that you're ready to spend the rest of your life with her. Once you've gotten a ring and spoken to her parents, how do you go about popping the question?
By Bambi Turner
There's nothing like a romantic dinner with a new love. In fact, the mere setting could move you to blurt, "I love you." But what if you're met with a "Gee, thanks" or silence, rather than the hoped-for "I love you, too"? Here's what to do next.
By Sarah Grace McCandless
It's the 21st century and old-fashioned rules have gone the way of the corset. So, if you and your guy are the unconventional type, why not ask for his hand in marriage?
By Melissa Sandoval
As you're getting ready to snuggle on the sofa to watch a movie with your boyfriend, he turns to you and suggests dinner with his parents that weekend. No need to a panic, we've got 10 tips to make sure it goes smoothly.
By Shanna Freeman
Meeting your girlfriend's parents is a big deal -- chances are it means you're officially crossing the threshold into long-term expectations. It's often a nerve-racking experience, but if you come prepared, you can make a good first impression.
By Jane McGrath
Although more girls don't expect a guy to look like he just walked out of a glossy magazine ad, it does help to pay attention to your appearance before a date. We've got five tips to keep you looking sharp for the big night.
By Christine Venzon
Football isn't just a competition on the gridiron. It can be a battle between couples, too. But, men, if you take the time to explain the game to your girlfriend, you might end up with a fellow fanatic.
By Jill Becker
Talking to a girl you like can sometimes seem nerve-wracking. What if she rejects you or makes fun of you? On the other hand, what if she likes you and wants to date you too? If you're shy, we've got some tips to improve your chances of making a great first impression.
By Laurie L. Dove
When you're interested in someone, making a good first impression is key, so hold your head high, take a deep breath and follow our tips for approaching that guy who caught your eye. And remember, if you don't ask for what you want, you won't get it.
By Maria Trimarchi
Remember when it was easy to tell when someone was interested in you? But as we get older, the dating scene becomes much trickier. But don't worry. There are ways to let someone know you're checking them out, and flirting is one of them.
By Alison Kim Perry
It's almost time for a big date, but you can't seem to get those butterflies out of your stomach. How can you pump up your confidence level so you're ready to have a good time?
By Carol White
More than 96 million Americans over the age of 18 are single. And there are probably scores of people right now chatting on the phone about crucial first-date decisions like what to wear and what to talk about. But we've got five great ideas for making the most important first date decision: what to do.
By Alison Kim Perry
is like selling or buying a car. So, how do you tell if he's just taking a test drive, if she's in for the long haul or -- worse yet -- you've got a lemon on your hands?
By Victoria Vogt
So you've convinced someone to go on a date with you -- congratulations! Now what are you supposed to talk about? Knowing what to ask can spark good conversation and let you learn more about your potential love interest.
By Caitlin Uttley
Have you been shot with Cupid's arrow, or are you experiencing lust or infatuation? Let's check your symptoms.
By Sara Novak
You finally landed that date you've been waiting for, but unfortunately, it's not turning out exactly how you'd hoped. How can you escape from a dating disaster?
By Kim Williamson
Sweaty palms, shaky limbs, awkward pauses -- it's easy to get a little nervous before a date with a girl you like. But with a few easy tips a little courage, you can come off as confident and sure of yourself.
By Cherise Threewitt
Chances are you and your new partner both have accounts and many friends on Facebook. What etiquette will help you avoid embarrassing yourself on the site as your relationship develops?
By Stephanie Crawford
You've landed a date with someone new, and now you need to make a great first impression. If you want to score that second date, be sure to avoid these 10 dating faux pas!
By Stephanie Watson
A guy can be successful, nice, funny, and still manage to strike out with girls all the time. It's frustrating and demoralizing when you don't know what you're doing wrong. But don't worry -- you can change your technique without changing who you are.
By Jane McGrath
So, there's this girl. You like her a lot, right? And you think there's a pretty good chance she likes you. You decide that it might be time to move things to the next level. The next (nerve-racking) level, of course, is talking to her on the phone.
By Meghan E. Smith
Remember when asking someone on a date was as simple as making a phone call? If you do, you're probably reminiscing about the days before December 1992, the month that dating changed forever. That month marked the birth of the text message -- but should you use it to ask someone out?
By Josh Clark
"You gotta make the money first. Then when you make the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women," says gangster Tony Montana in the 1983 film "Scarface." The line may be iconic, but it's also woefully wrong -- you don't need tons of cash to woo a woman.
By Tristin Hopper
In any romance, there are pivotal firsts -- first kiss, first fight, first vacation as a couple. If everything is on-track, you might be considering another big step: moving in together. Just don't do it to halve your rent.
By Julia Layton