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Relationship Cliché

Your Beloved Need Not Be Your Bestie Too Lately, I have come to notice a certain shared impulse by coupled-up friends, acquaintances and post-Bachelor influencers in the way they talk about their beloved. It shows up all year, but really crops up around Valentine’s Day. You have
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Are You Mad at Me?

1 Thing You Should Never Ask Your Partner Anyone who has been in love should know by now that occasional relationship discord is inevitable. Smush two people together, add romantic chemistry, time and external forces like job stress or family tensions, and there is bound to be
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App-y New Year

Why Dating App Flings Tend to Fade Quickly “What really matters is what you like, not what you are like. Books, records, films — these things matter. Call me shallow; it’s the fucking truth,” John Cusack told the camera in High Fidelity, the 2000 film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s
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