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Read about Marie Claire's dating blogger's experience with men, sex, and relationships.

Why We Stand By Our Bad Boys ... Even in Shakespeare
    How the Bard's "problem plays" portray women willing to take back womanizers and jerks.

How Gay Marriage Is Good for Straight Women
    Will it help ensure that more of us can find "a marriage of equals?"

The Most Famous Gun Molls in History
    A mobster on the FBI's Most Wanted List is caught, after 16 years on the run with the woman who helped him hide.

Let Us Now Objectify Presidential Men
    Who is the hottest wanna-be leader of the free world?

Pushing Back Against Literal Weiner Pics
    Should we pipe up the next time someone on a dating site sends us an unwanted picture?

Is Bill Clinton a Hypocrite?

Do We Fall in Love with Flaws?
    Are a person's shortcomings or imperfections what make us fall for him?

Weinergate: When Is It Cheating?
    What Weiner did was gross, but it wasn't technically cheating, was it?

Anthony Weiner's Wife Didn't Stand By Her Man
    Unlike many political wives, she was noticeably absent during the press conference at which he admitted to his transgressions.

Do Nearly Half of Us Suffer Female Sexual Dysfunction?
    The documentary "Orgasm Inc." will get you riled up about the people trying to cash in on an "epidemic" that isn't.

Is a Bad Vacation a Relationship Dealbreaker?
    If he drives you crazy during your romantic getaway, is it time to write him off?

Should You Date Someone Who Scorns Your Dreams?
    "Midnight in Paris" got me thinking about boyfriends who are dismissive when you talk of changing careers.

Is Prostitution Inherently Problematic?
    In Cambodia, some say it's the better option compared to demoralizing factory work.

The Strange Case of the "Rape Cops"
    Two members of the NYPD who were accused of raping a drunk woman were found not guilty.

Do Powerful Men Often Become Sexual Predators?
    When they are in powerful positions, do they think they can get away with anything? Or that every woman in the world must be hot for them?

4 Myths about Comforting Friends
    Should you say "I'm here if you need me?" Or is there more you can do to help?

Do's and Don'ts for Comforting a Friend Post-Breakup
    Here's what to say when a pal is dealing with a painful split.

Would You Date a Man Wearing These Boots?
    Or is the pointy-toed genie shoe craze crazy?

Government's Place in the Gay Marriage War
    Does the federal government have any business meddling in marriage?

What Not to Do If You Get Left at the Alter
    I teared up after reading about this jilted bride's attempt at suicide.

Why Did She Stand By Her Man?
    Maria Shriver may not have known about the love child. But how could she ignore all of her husband's other misogynistic offenses?

The Absolute Best Way to Give a Girl Flowers
    How an international playboy woos a world-famous model.

The Real Reason Maria Shriver Moved Out
    Arnold Schwarzenegger's announcement of a 10-year-old love child was the real catalyst for the couple's split.

How Do You Help a Friend Who's Grieving?
    It's tough to know how to comfort someone after a breakup.

Do You Hide Your True Self When Dating?
    Do you feel like you always have to be on your best behavior? If so, you could be a "gifted child."

Have You Heard of SlutWalk Yet?

Getting Remarried ... to Your First Husband
    Marie Osmond ties the knot with the same man for a second time.

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger Split
    Was the former governor a womanizer?

Something Borrowed's John Krasinski on Love at First Sight
    Are real-life romances that start with "love at first sight" destined for happily ever after?

Do You Have a Jealousy Problem?
    Think you're a jealous freak? As it turns out, most of us are. And it's not so bad.

Oldest Couple Ever Gets Married
    Rose and Forrest prove there's hope for us all.

What's Wrong With the Hollywood Nerd-Girl Trend
    Are today's starlets allowed to pretend they're nerds?

5 Ways to Get Any Guy to Dress Better
    Sage advice from "The Style Guy" — the author of a new book.

6 Things You Can Tell about a Guy Who Reads Jane Austen
    If he loves the popular author, is that a good sign?

Should This Woman Get Off for Murdering Her Husband?
    She admits she did it — but only in self-defense after nearly two decades of living in fear of his terrifying, violent rages.

The Hottest Royal Wedding Guests
    Prince William has some cute friends who are invited to the big day.

Yet Another Fascinating Royal Couple
    Look back at one far more scandalous than Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Should You Avoid PDA at Family Gatherings?
    Do your parents freak out when you give your boyfriend a kiss on the lips?

If You Could Have Sex With Any Historical Figure...
    Wouldn't it be a certain rock star?

Ayn Rand: A Relationship Dealbreaker?
    You either love her, or you hate those who do.

The Reason Behind's New Sex Offender Policy
    A Hollywood exec thinks should be doing more to protect women like her, after she was allegedly raped by a sex offender she met on the site.

Whatever Happened to "in Sickness and in Health?"
    Women who suffer a serious illness are seven times as likely to become separated or divorced as men with similar health problems.

Does He Have a Habit That's Driving You Nuts?
    Whether it's being finicky about food or drinking his coffee off-kilter, there might be more to your frustration.

Ashley Judd's Memoir: Why Relationships Can Make Women Depressed
    In a new memoir, Ashley Judd discusses her depression -- a problem twice as many women suffer from as men.

Should We Blame Ourselves When Dates Go Bad?
    Women seem to take it too personally when things go wrong.

Status Quo Bias: Why Breaking Up Can Be So Hard to Do
    The reason you may be stalling ending your relationship is because you are comfortable with the way things are.

Why We Hate Losing Arguments So Much
    And why going to bed angry -- or, at least, without having resolved the argument -- can be a good idea.

Should Love Be So Much Effort?
    Must we work hard at our relationships, or should they come a little more easily?

Is Truth in Breakups Overrated?
    "I'm just trying to be honest" is no excuse for being a jerk.

New Study: Sex Depresses 10 Percent of Women
    Immediately afterward, they feel bummed out. And it's not because they feel disconnected from their partners.

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