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  • The Ultimate Guide to Kissing

    Kissing is not only the way we define intimacy in our brain, but it also releases chemicals that make us more relaxed and able to perform - something that builds connection. Chinese medicine actually believes that the mouth and the tongue have a connection to the heart, which means that kissing actually attaches people to each other.
    How to Kiss: The Ultimate GuideHow to Kiss: The Ultimate Guide
    Given the importance of the kiss, we've created a rounded up all of our kissing advice in one neat package. And remember: the best way to become an expert kisser? Practice. Lots and lots of practice. Happy kissing!

    Related: Does Your Date Have an Evil First Name?


    Sometimes it can be hard to tell, we know. Here are a few surefire signs that you should take a deep breath and go in for the kiss.

    1) If you lean in closer and they don't break eye contact.
    Simple and easy to read! If they don't back away the closer you get, they're down with the kissing. If they do, they're…less so.

    2) If they keep looking at your lips/mouth as you talk.
    This is date

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  • Should You Re-Follow Your Ex on Social Media?

    I have a hard and fast rule about ex-boyfriends. If you don't sleep in my bed, then you don't creep in my social media.

    It isn't rocket science for me. I believe in a complete cleanse of the ex after the breakup. It is a hard thing to disconnect all of your digital connections from one another's lives. I like to think of it as the modern day division of the cds, but instead of a battle over who gets retain Pearl Jam Ten, it is who gets to stay friends on Facebook with Molly and Larry, that couple you met on the Appalachian Trail.

    Related: 5 Important Things Women Don't Know About Men

    I routinely unfriend, unfollow and unlike as a courtesy to both of us. There is nothing more unhealthy than watching an ex rebuild their life without you.

    Of course distance from a relationship can make a difference. Celebrity ex-wife Rebecca Romijn, no longer Romijn-Stamos but Romijn-O'Connell, recently tweeted:

    Obviously she is as excited for the Jesse and the Rippers reunion as we are.

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  • Pete Campbell as Mr. Darcy: The Photos. The Reviews

    by Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe

    Pete Campbell as Mr. Darcy: The Photos. The Reviews.Pete Campbell as Mr. Darcy: The Photos. The Reviews.We don't want to turn into the Mr. Darcy blog here, but when something important happens in the world of Darciana (just made that word up!), we figure it's our duty to alert the public.

    Related: There Is a Giant, Inflatable Mr. Darcy in London's Hyde Park

    So, red alert: Minnesota native Vincent Kartheiser, aka Pete Campbell on Mad Men, has stepped into the famed trousers of Austen's most enduring character at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. And he looks….like Pete Campbell in trousers. (Also, not to be mean, but he looks like he's possibly wearing a wig? His hair is just a lot…fuller…than it's been on Mad Men of late. Just noticing.)

    Of course you can't judge a Darcy on his sideburns. Let's see what the reviews have to say:

    Per VitaMN: "Kartheiser acquits himself well, though his performance is in keeping with a production that turns Austen's memorable characters into overblown stereotypes. Kartheiser's Darcy is comically haughty, winning big

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  • What Gay Marriage Looks like Around the World

    This week is a good week for the Royals across the pond. The Queen will sign a law that legalizes gay marriage throughout England and Wales, making the UK among the ranks of countries across the globe to give same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. While this is another step towards equal rights for all couples, following the US and France with their recent decisions, there are still places in the world where these rights are not shared. Here's a look at the breakdown of same-sex laws around the world, and a glimpse at the happiness in the countries where it has been legalized. - Jillian Lucas for HowAboutWe


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  • 6 Reasons You Should Ask Him Out

    6 Reasons You Should Ask Him Out6 Reasons You Should Ask Him OutBy Marla Pachter for HowAboutWe

    There are still a lot of ladies out there who believe it is, well, unladylike to ask out a man. Why is this still a thing? We can be strong and career-driven, but we still have to wait around and hope a man asks us out in order to go on a date? That's just crazy talk. If you've ever wanted to ask out a guy, or you ever do in the future, here are six reasons you should go for it.

    Related: Being Confident Will Get You More Dates Than Being Attractive Will, Says Science

    1. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    So it's a little scary. So you're afraid of rejection. And yes, getting rejected might make you a little sad. But in the end, getting rejected will just make you realize that it's not a big deal. You lived through it, time to move on and ask out some more guys!

    2. Because you want to.
    Unfortunately we can't always get what we want. But you'll never know unless you try. You should always go after the things you want, because they might not realize

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  • 15 Things that Guys Are Insecure About

    15 Things That Guys Are Insecure About15 Things That Guys Are Insecure AboutBy Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe

    We asked a ton of guys - readers, friends, twitter followers, etc., - to divulge what they're insecure about, and their answers were surprisingly forthcoming! Below are fifteen insightful responses which shed light on what men worry about when it comes to dating, from their physical appearance, to whether they measure up to society's ever changing standard of masculinity.

    Related: 11 Ridiculous Sexts Guys Actually Like

    1. "My arms. Pale, too thin. Arms are something you can work on, and the fact that I haven't after 28 years is like….sad."

    2. "Previous boyfriends. If it's getting more serious, I worry about how I stack up compared to the ex in a lot of ways."

    3. "I have a friend who's extremely insecure even when he's dating casually, he likes a girl to have, like, almost no sexual history. Which I think is really weird and misogynistic. He likes to be the only one."

    4. "Skills in bed, and having sex with someone new for the first time. It's easy to be

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  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Date a Younger Man

    By Terri Trespicio for HowAboutWe

    You want to date someone who appreciates you. Someone with his shit together. Someone mature, evolved. Ready to take you seriously. The problem is, you think that person has to be older than you. But you're wrong. Just as chronological age doesn't always "cure" one of immaturity, a man can be all of these things and still be 24, 28, 30 (depending on what you consider young). You just need to give him a chance. 7 Reasons Why You Should Date a Younger Man7 Reasons Why You Should Date a Younger Man

    Related: The Ideal Age Gap in a Relationship Is…

    You've told yourself you don't really want a younger man. You use it as a reason to blow them off, pare back your options, and fuel embittered stories about how It's So Hard to Meet Good Men. But that's not a power position, and it does you no favors. Common reasons people wave off dating younger:

    You don't believe that a younger man would want you. You've been taught that past a certain age, you're over the hill, undesirable. And you've swallowed it whole.

    You cling to stereotypical ideas

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  • 8 Reasons to Date Someone in the Food Industry

    by Marla Pachter from HowAboutWe

    It takes a certain kind of person to work in the food industry. Turns out that kind of person is a very datable one. Don't believe me? Just check out these top 8 reasons...8 Reasons to Date Someone In The Food Industry8 Reasons to Date Someone In The Food Industry

    1. Discounts on Food, duh.
    Whether you're paying or they're paying, indulge in that extra dessert cause it might be 50% off or it might even be on the house.

    2. They like people!
    They will probably (definitely) tell you they hate people, because the service industry will do that to you, but really what makes them good at their job is their ability to talk to anyone, so they'll be great when it's time to meet your friends, and even greater when it's time to meet your parents.

    Related: The Secret to Getting Him to Commit

    3. They're attentive. Servers, hostesses, even restaurant managers all have their part in taking care of the customer and making sure they have the best experience that can. This basically includes waiting on them hand and foot, getting them whatever they need,

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  • 9 Signs You Can Handle an Office Romance

    9 Signs You Can Handle An Office Romance9 Signs You Can Handle An Office RomanceBy Jillian Lucas for HowAboutWe

    Before you launch into a full-fledged office romance with the cutie from payroll, take a look at this checklist to see if you've really got the chops to date someone you work with:

    Related: Can You Be Friends With Benefits? A Flowchart

    1.) Your partner isn't your manager. (Seriously.)

    2.) You know that furtive eye-contact, texts, and occasional flirting when no one is around is okay, but blatant giggling/hanging out at each other's desks all day is not.

    3.) You can differentiate between treating them like a coworker during the day, and a date at night.

    4.) You're discreet in the beginning, but fully ready to disclose the relationship to your coworkers once it becomes serious.(Don't try to keep it a secret. They'll find out. They always find out.)

    5.) You don't use the office email system for daytime sexting. (That's what your cellphone is for.)

    6.) You have a break-up contingency plan for how you guys will deal if things happen to turn sour.

    7.) You

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  • The Smart Dating Strategy that Worked for Katy Perry

    By Jo Piazza for HowAboutWe

    When it comes to relationships, games and BS are exactly that, BS! But there is a tried and true trick that can actually end up working in someone's favor in a relationship: Playing hard to get.

    Don't believe me? Ask Katy Perry.

    Back in March, after dating the gentleman who once described Jessica Simpson as sexual napalm for seven months, Katy Perry called it quits with singer John Mayer.

    Related: A Look Inside the Highly Orchestrated World of Celebrity Breakups

    The pair had begun dating shortly after Perry's divorce from a similarly unavailable man, Russell Brand. They briefly split and then went strong for more than half the year. They were so serious they even spent time with one another's families. Katy and John kept their reasons for the split close to the vest, but insiders speculated that Katy wanted something more serious and she wanted John to be a willing participant in that.

    So how did Katy get what she wanted? Distance. Fast forward three

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