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Why Bad Men Happen to Good Women

If you’re convinced you’re a jerk-magnet, think again. It can be easy to come to that conclusion if you’ve repeatedly found yourself in dead-end relationships with men who are all wrong for you. Yet there are reasons you keep finding yourself there, and those reasons can be addressed and eliminated.…

What 30 Rock Has Taught Us About Love

Everyone loves Liz Lemon. Everyone does not, however, want to follow in her love-gone-awry footsteps. Learn from Liz’s mistakes — and never opt for “given up” mode, evidenced by a cat named Emily Dickinson and a wardrobe of fanny packs and baggy sweaters. Here are some love lessons from ’30…

‘Would I Want to Date Me?’

Give Your Love Life a Boost with Some Honest Self-Appraisal. “Know thyself.” Nobody knows for sure which ancient Greek philosopher first uttered this famous phrase. But whoever he was—Socrates, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, or a list of others you’ve never heard of—he has the honor of authoring one of the most widely quoted…

The Art of Woo: Six Ways to Win Over a Partner

Let’s face it—dating someone new is tricky enough even when the tug of attraction is entirely mutual. Under the best of circumstances, the early stages of romance can feel like playing a game without knowing all the rules. That is doubly true if you have become genuinely interested while your…

15 Reasons to Date a Chef

Everyone has a favorite chef, whether it’s a Food Network hosts, a local cook, or the Swedish Chef. If you love food and can respect the work that goes into making it great, a chef might be your perfect match. Here are 15 reasons to date a chef: 1. If the…

What ‘Modern Family’ Has Taught Us About Love

Modern Family does more than just make us laugh every week. The quick-witted comedy is a reflection of our own relationships, functional and dysfunctional alike. Here’s what Modern Family has taught us about love: Love isn’t one-size-fits-all. Love (on TV) has come a long way since the days of Leave…

Can Men Really Just Be Friends With Women?

The debate continues, as real men and women were asked this exact question. Staffers at Shape.com talked to 13 men and women of all ages and backgrounds to get their take on whether guys can really have a relationship with a girl, that doesn’t involve sex. Here’s what these folks had to…

15 Reasons to Date an Animator

If an animator asks you out, say yes. Here’s why. 15 reasons to date an animator: 1. Animators are creative, always thinking outside of that proverbial box. 2. Expect love letters that are unique and (often) adorable. 3. Animators are adaptable, always adjusting to accommodate the specific design styles of each project. 4. Animators…

What Mad Men Has Taught Us About Love

Mad Men may not seem to be the most obvious show when it comes to gleaning love lessons from television, but it certainly has a few negative object lessons for us to take to heart. Don Draper may be the coolest man on TV — Ask Men named him the most…

15 Reasons to Date a Nurse

Your crush is a nurse. We say stop nursing that crush — pardon the pun — and ask him/her out! Here are 15 reasons to date a nurse: 1. Nurses are compassionate and patient, and are often great listeners. 2. Nurses are super-smart. If you’re into both brains and beauty, your date…