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25 September 2020, 07:05
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I Got Catfished Online Dating And It Helped Me Fall In Love

While being catfished may make you jaded, sometimes, it's just another reason to give online dating a go.

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24 September 2020, 07:05
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One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without and find that breath is of little consequence.

The best romantic quotes are those we want to share with the person we love because they seem to almost magically express the sweetest things they make us feel.

The beginning of true love, the falling in love part, gives us starry eyes and the feeling of butterflies in our stomachs. Being firmly and securely in love gives us someone who is our best friend — someone to dance and dine with, someone to adventures with.

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And as it grows, love gives us a confidante — that special someone to share our deepest, darkest secrets, highest hopes and wildest dreams with.

Love means always having someone around who understands us, even without having to tell them specifically what's going on in our hearts and minds at any particular moment. Love means having someone who always put you first, even if you yourself don't. And love assures us that we will never be alone.

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It's for these reasons we write or read sonnets and sing love songs. And it's why we rounded up this collection of the best romantic love quotes for him or her from poets, authors, famous figures and lovers around the world.

Best Romantic Love Quotes For Him And Her

1. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” — Victor Hugo

There is nothing greater than being loved.

2. "There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment." ― Sarah Dessen, "The Truth About Forever"

Love is instantaneous and happens when you least expect it.

3. "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." ― Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss romantic love quote

No dream could possibly be better.

4. "'There is no pretending,' Jace said with absolute clarity. 'I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.'” ― Cassandra Clare, "City of Glass"

Love cannot be faked.

5. “You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.” ― Julie de Lespinasse

Love ignites the greatest passion of our lives.

6. "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you." ― Pablo Neruda, "100 Love Sonnets"

Pablo Neruda romantic love quote

There is no other way to love.

7. “Your hand touching mine. This is how galaxies collide.” ― Sanober Khan

Love is astronomical.

8. "Promise me you'll never forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave." ― A.A. Milne, "The Complete Tales Of Winnie-The-Pooh"

Love always remembers.

9. "Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful." ― Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera  romantic love quote

When you're in love, you need nothing and no one else.

10. “I crossed a thousand leagues to come to you, and lost the best part of me along the way. Don't tell me to leave.” ― George R.R. Martin, "A Storm of Swords"

No journey for love is too far.

11. “You can't force love, I realized. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.” ― Richelle Mead, "Frostbite"

There can be no forcing love.

12. "For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home." ― Stephanie Perkins, "Anna And The French Kiss"

Stephanie Perkins romantic love quote

Your love is your home.

13. “But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” ― Nicholas Sparks, "The Wedding"

Love is so much more than those three little words.

14. "Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time." ― Haruki Murakami

Love provides your missing pieces.

15. "Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it." ― Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom romantic love quote

True love never ends.

16. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” ― Oscar Wilde

Love is the great unknown.

17. “Attraction is not an option.” ― Neil Strauss

When you love someone, attraction is a given.

18. "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." ― Sophocles

Sophocles romantic love quote

The true meaning of freedom is love.

19. “Love is a friendship set to music.” — Joseph Campbell

So, let's dance.

20. "So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." ― Paulo Coehlo

Destiny makes love happen.

21. "They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don't think it's possible for you to miss me as much as I'm missing you right now." ― Edna St. Vincent

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24 September 2020, 07:05
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The Odd Pattern I Discovered After 10 Failed Relationships

The reason you have so many failed relationships may be due to your behavior holding you back from true happiness in love and life.

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21 September 2020, 07:05
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Chances Of Marriage: 3 Ways Your Hometown Predicts Your Shot At Marriage

A study found that where you grew up determines your chances of marriage. Here's how.

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20 September 2020, 07:05
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If you're tired of the same-old kissing routine, kick things up a notch with these hot kissing techniques and tips for on how to be a good kisser, all written by an expert.

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19 September 2020, 07:05
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How I Lost Myself To The Idea Of Love: A Cautionary Tale

"Tell me about your sister," I said.

"She's short," he replied.

Travis sat on the adjacent barstool, bright-eyed, amused by the lightness of our rapport. "That's how you describe your sister?" I asked in mock reprimand. "There has to be more."

"She lives in San Francisco," he added. "And...I don’t know. She's short. She really is." We both laughed at the ridiculousness of it. I talked about my own sibling, a brother I love who's brilliant, creative and looks just like me.

I'd met Travis online. Though his profile was blank, there was something in his face that captured my fascination. An intense gaze. An earnest countenance. A wisdom that radiated.

The very next day, by some fateful coincidence, I'd stumble upon a random insight into Travis. Sitting at my laptop, I received a Facebook message from my friend Ian.

I clicked over to his profile, as one does, to see what he'd been up to. Five photos in, I saw a man. The man was Travis. It had to be. I switched over to Travis' online dating profile, examined the photos side by side like an FBI detective. Could it be?

"Ian, I have a weird question," I wrote. "Who is the guy standing next to you in this photo?"

"Oh, he was dating my friend Jennifer, the girl to his left." Stomach plummet. "When did they break up?"

"Just a couple of weeks ago. She was very upset."

"Oh," I wrote, "well I’m kind of probably going out with him soon. I met him online."

"That’s great," said the ever upbeat Ian. "Did she have anything to say about him?" I probed.

"I don’t know. But he broke up with her, so I don’t think she has a very high opinion of him."

"Oh," I typed again. Thud, went the other shoe. How could he move on so fast? I momentarily worried. Then I thought, tabula rasa. We all deserve a clean slate.

Plus, Travis' correspondence was charming in a way that felt right.

I was becoming charmed by the idea of love.

Despite my newfound knowledge, my intuition said "yes." Travis and I resumed our chat and made a date.

He'd picked a quiet, dimly lit wine bar in the West Village. I arrived early; he'd arrived earlier. He flashed a smile of recognition and stood up to greet me with a warm embrace. I felt completely at ease; not an ounce of hesitation. He had no problem with eye contact. He had the confidence of a man who'd never had trouble getting women.

We bonded over our creative pursuits, a fondness for Louis CK and Woody Allen, our New York stories, our similar upbringings. He'd asked me what my best first date was. This one, I'd answer later. But instead I told the story of being escorted to the VIP section of a swanky, celeb-riddled nightclub and coming face to face with Vince from Entourage, who was my date's acquaintance (and my raging crush at the time).

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Mind you, I didn't for one second think, he is going to be my next boyfriend. I was drawn to Travis in every way but physically. Slight in build and effeminate in demeanor, he wasn't the alpha male I was ordinarily drawn to. These qualities —among many more—I would come to adore one day, in the familiar way that a loved one's quirks and gross habits grow sexy and endearing.

Bouncing down the subway stairs, I pivoted coyly to see him watching me, grinning. I was running on pure adrenalin — and zero common sense. We had discussed his serial monogamist past, the trauma he'd endured when a woman broke his heart by packing up and moving out on him one day without warning. We discussed his most recent relationship — the one I was privy to — and how it ended. I didn't want to freak him out, so I hadn't mentioned the coincidence. But his story checked out. I trusted him. I wanted to see this man again. I was sure.

Our next few dates consisted of dinners out, kind gestures, heart-to-hearts, belly laughs, undeniable, dopamine-flooding chemistry.

I finally told him the story of Ian, and the photo of himself and his most recent ex in Ian's Facebook profile. Travis was not as shaken as I'd feared. Instead, he was intrigued. When something happened — good, bad or neutral — he always wanted to know, "What can I learn from this?" That inspired me. Travis inspired me.

For my February birthday, we braved a snowstorm to enjoy a seafood feast, and for Valentine's Day, we eschewed tradition and crashed at home after a long day of work. "I'm getting home a little later tonight and I'm worried I won't be able to make the dinner I'd planned," I fretted via text.

"I don’t care if we drink Coke and eat Cracker Jacks. I just want to see you," he actually said.

As much as we were bonding, though, I could feel we were keeping each other at arm's length. Painful experiences, coupled by personal hang-ups, can lead to walls built so stealthily that even you yourself are oblivious to the distance they create. Regardless, I thought, we're getting to know each other. This is normal.

Part of the package with Travis was that he traveled for work much of the time. To my surprise (and joy), I was not only comfortable with the situation, but genuinely excited for his experiences: a weekend in Chicago here, a week in Paris there, five nights under the gleaming stars of Austin — all expenses paid. Sometimes he'd be gone for several weeks at a time.

It was no secret that the relationship was on his terms, although I justified that dynamic.

His travel schedule didn't give us much of a choice; I had to understand — or I had to walk away. I chose to stay. Besides, I have a busy life too, and the time apart allowed me to focus

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18 September 2020, 07:05
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5 Reasons You Should Date My Ex-Husband (Seriously!)

The divorce may be over, but you can still go to bat for your ex-husband when it comes to dating. Here's why you should date my ex-husband.

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18 September 2020, 07:05
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Does Negging Work? I "Negged" Men At The Bar To See If This Controversial Tactic Works

Does negging work? In case you haven't heard of the latest thing men are doing to get women interested in them, allow me to explain what negging is and why I tried to use the controversial tactic to see if it attracted men.

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18 September 2020, 07:05
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We Just Got Divorced And We're Dating ... Each Other

One couple is divorced ... and dating each other again.

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17 September 2020, 07:05
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My Dating Profile Is Brutally Honest And Nobody Will Date Me

In the search for love, having a brutally honest dating profile can sometimes work against you.

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