• 7 Takeaways from the New Mathematical "Formula for Love" (Your Relationship Outlook May Depend on It)

By: Dennis Tang

GettyEven though the absolutely worst thing for love is math, the fine folks of MSN have just released the results from a survey of 2,000 men and women about what makes relationships last as long as they do (or don't). They then condensed all that data into one very long equation, giving us a bona-fide multivariable formula of love. But how does it stand up to analytical scrutiny? We dusted off our ninth-grade textbooks and got to work.

The equation is:

L = 8 + .5Y - .2P + .9Hm + .3Mf + J - .3G - .5(Sm - Sf)2 + I + 1.5C

Where:

• L = the predicted length in years of the relationship
• Y = the number of years the two people knew each other before the relationship became serious
• P = the number of previous partners of both people added together
• Hm = the importance the male partner attaches to honesty in the relationship
• Mf = the importance the female attaches to money in the relationship
• J = the importance both attach to humor (added

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• 6 Texts You Should Never Send Him

by Markham Heid for SHAPE.com

6 texts you should NEVER send a guy When it comes to text messages, it's horrifyingly easy to send your man the wrong message-literally and figuratively. And considering texting has only been around for a decade or so, the art of the perfect SMS has yet to be mastered. And while you probably know that important conversations-whether you're pissed at him or ready to talk about your future-should never happen via text, there are other iMessages you should never send his way. 1. "Looking forward to more nights with you like that."Alluding to a shared future-however benign your comment may seem-is a serious no-no at the start of a new relationship, says Laurie Davis, founder of eFlirtexpert.com and author of Love at First Click. Sometimes women get ahead of themselves and build up elaborate fantasies involving a future with their new man, but guys usually aren't so quick to move that way, she explains. And any hints of serious commitment could frighten him-or anyone: Wouldn't you be wary if a Read More »from 6 Texts You Should Never Send Him
• The New Science of Love

Love Sense by Dr. Sue Johnson

The new book Love Sense by clinical psychologist Dr. Sue Johnson tries to take some of the mystery out of that big emotion. While that may not sound very romantic, Johnson is dedicated to the scientific exploration of love so that we may have better, more-fulfilling, more intimate long-term relationships - especially in a world where independence, isolation and non-monogamy are growing more common. Her book offers real-life examples and practical exercises, based on the Emotionally Focused Therapy she developed in her own practice. Last week we featured the first part of Chapter 1 on the history of love; below is the next section, which lists the recent findings in the latest scientific research on love.

"Love Sense" by Dr. Sue Johnson

from Chapter 1: Revolution

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines revolution as "a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something: a change of paradigm." And that is exactly what has happened to adult

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• 7 Questions We Have for Stacy Keibler’s Husband Regarding His Top Hat

By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com

Steve Erle

When pictures of Stacy Keibler and Jared Pobre's secret beach wedding were released, we immediately loved the photo of Stacy in her custom-made Monique Lhuillier lace wedding dress. However, the other photo where Jared is wearing a top hat on the beach (and Stacy is carrying one) made us wonder if he's trying to get top hats to make a comeback - plus some other serious questions that we want answers to ASAP.
Here are our pressing concerns:
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• These Details Could Be at Mary-Kate Olsen and Elizabeth Olsen’s Weddings (Sister Vs Sister!)

By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com

Pop Sugar; The Vintage IndependentSince Mary-Kate Olsen and her younger sister Elizabeth Olsen got engaged within two weeks of each other, we're seriously excited for what could be a double wedding!
And if it's not, we're thinking that Mary-Kate's wedding style (on the left) will be simple and boho-chic, while Elizabeth's (on the right) will take more of an elegant, vintage approach with these cakes, invitations, dresses and bouquets.

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• Elizabeth Olsen is Engaged to Boyd Holbrook!

By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com

Women's Wear Daily

We've always dreamed of an Olsen sister double wedding, and it looks like we might actually get it! On Wednesday, Us Weekly reported that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen, is engaged to her actor boyfriend Boyd Holbrook!

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The happy news comes less than two weeks after Mary-Kate's engagement to Olivier Sarkozy was announced, giving the Olsen family lots to celebrate.

Elizabeth and Boyd have been dating since 2012 and reportedly took a trip to Paris together recently. They also moved into an apartment in Brooklyn a few months ago. "They've been by each other for awhile, taking a lot of couple time," the outlet states.

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While we haven't seen Elizabeth's engagement ring yet, we do know one thing's for certain: Ashley Olsen is going to be seriously busy helping plan two bachelorette parties!

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• 5 Dos and Don’ts for Dating an Introvert

5 Dos and Don'ts for Dating an Introvert

We often hear that "opposites attract," but when personalities are different, dating and relationships can get a little more complicated. My husband and I have a lot in common -- like being very driven when it comes to work and learning, the happiness of our family, and the basic morality regarding what's wrong and what's right.

Where we differ a lot, though, is in our personalities -- he is what I'd consider to be more of an extrovert. He likes to be around people and seems to be able to work a crowd, no matter who is there. He gains energy and happiness being around other people and being the center of attention.

However, I am the opposite and consider myself an introvert. I find being the center of attention my own form of torture (yes, even for my wedding day) and find it to be very draining when I'm around too many people. I'd much rather be around only a few people at a time. These are pretty typical characteristics of an introvert, and some other characteristics can

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• Change of Plans! Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson Won't Marry in Italy

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

Arrivederci, Italia! Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson have reportedly changed their minds about hosting their wedding in Capri, opting instead to hold the celebration closer to home in Los Angeles.

Although Capri is a meaningful spot for the couple - it was one of the first trips they took together - they realized it'd be "too much" to ask friends and family to fly to Europe for their wedding. A source revealed to Us Weekly that the couple decided a wedding in California will be "easier to plan" and "less expensive."

We're sure plenty of brides-to-be can relate; although there's something so romantic about whisking away to a foreign country to exchange vows, it can become a logistical nightmare if you don't have the right resources - there's a whole separate wedding-planning timeline to follow and so many more details you need to worry about. Planning from afar can feel downright impossible when you can't jet off to the country any time you want to meet with wedding

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• Astrology.Com Daily Love Tarot - Friday March 14, 2014

The Six of Chalices card suggests that if left to your own devices, you will continue to build up a shield of romantic defenses over time. Unresolved emotional issues could now be influencing the romantic choices or the roles you play in your relationship. Watch for a tendency to idealize or cling to past illusions or to allow your desires to be suppressed, belittled or patronized, all in the name of love. Before you fall for it again, know your own motives and limits. Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily Love Tarot - Friday March 14, 2014
• You'll Never Guess the Wedding Theme Perrie Edwards & Zayn Malik Are Considering

by Lauren Frankfort

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
It is the most magical place on earth after all! Little Mix's Perrie Edwards and One Direction's Zayn Malik recently revealed they might have a Disney-inspired wedding. "I do love Disney so [a themed wedding] would be amazing," the engaged British girl group member tells Us Weekly. "I'm a big child. We are both big kids!" (Edwards and Malik recently visited Disneyland Paris, perhaps they were doing some planning?)

Though the former X-Factor UK contestant is keeping tight-lipped about any other big day details. "Everything is so busy. Hopefully we will one day be able to sit down together and start making plans," Perrie says of her and her One Direction fiancé, who proposed last August. "No date at all in mind yet."

And we actually have reason to believe her: Both she and Malik are on tour, so we're sure that leaves little time for

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