Don't be surprised to find dating advice on a wedding website; after all, we know a lot about love, and dating is the means to getting there. If you're ready to give up on casual relationships for something more serious, we'll tell you the things that should never be dating deal breakers, just in case you need to hear it. We even asked couples in successful relationships—some dating, some married—to weigh in with their personal words of advice on relationship issues.
5 First-Date Rules to Throw Out the Window
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Amy Schumer and Boyfriend Ben Hanisch's Kiss Cam Reaction Is Priceless
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4 Couples Who Fell In Love from a Dating AppThink dating apps are just for hook ups? Think again. These four couples swiped right to find the love of their lives.
5 Things That Should Never Be Dating Deal BreakersKnow what matters so you can let the chemistry develop without a list.
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7 Signs You've Found "The One"We asked matchmakers to reveal how to tell if you're dating the person you'll eventually marry.
Should You Live Together Before You Get Married?To live together, or not to live together, that is the question. As your relationship grows, so does your time and commitment to each other, which brings up the topic of whether you should pack your Ikea furniture and move in together (you spend most of the week under one roof anyway). Cohabitating before marriage is pretty common these days, but it's not always the ideal next step for every couple. We checked in with a slew of experts—from a psychologist to a financial advisor—to weigh in on the pros and cons of living together before you walk down the aisle.
27 Relationship Secrets from Married CelebritiesHappily married actors, musicians, and stars reveal relationship advice that works, from kissing to communication.
A Single Girl's Guide to Surviving Wedding SeasonYou've got almost a dozen weddings to go to in the next year and no plus-one in sight. Stop dreading the season(s) of love—we're here with a plan that'll not only make going to weddings bearable but fun too. Yes, it's possible!
All of Your Friends Are Getting Engaged: 5 (Normal) Emotions and How to DealYour news feed is flooded with "I'm Engaged" updates and you're not sure what to make of this influx of commitment. You're happy for your friends, yes, but then there are these other, not so bubbly feelings that surface up. According to Bela Gandhi, relationship expert for personal consulting firm Smart Dating Academy, this is perfectly normal. Gandhi analyzed some of the most common responses from real women—both single and in serious relationships—to demonstrate that you're not alone in how you feel when it comes to seeing other people's plans to get hitched.
How Long Is Too Long to Wait to Get Engaged?The truth of the matter is that there is no right or wrong length of time to wait to get engaged. Some couples wait six years before making it official, while others date for just six months—it all depends on your unique circumstances. (Though, if you're one of those people who wants to put a number on it, one study showed that most couples decide to marry after about 2.8 years of being together.) Here, Amy Van Arsdale, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist in Washington, D.C., gives her cheat sheet on when to move forward and when to take a moment to reevaluate your relationship.
5 Common Engagement Status Updates—And What Your Facebook Friends Really Think of ThemSocial media posts after you get engaged trump documenting what you had for brunch. Having said that, your pre-wedding status updates are way more complex than pancake pics because they can be interpreted a dozen different ways. We decided to do a bit of social media deciphering to give you an idea about what your social media followers think. You're going to "like" this.
13 Best Books to Read on Love Before You Get MarriedTake a break from your planning guides and curl up with these timeless—and unexpected—classics.
13 Real-Life Love Stories That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet
10 Conversations You Need to Have Before You Get MarriedMake sure you and your fiancé are on the same page before you walk down the aisle.
7 Ways Your Friendships Will Change After You Get MarriedYou and your bestie go way back, but now that your guy is in the picture full-time, it's going to get trickier to hang out like you did in your single days. While a bud might not get why you're brunching with in-laws (again!) instead of her, it's important to figure out a balance. Bottom line: your priorities change once you're married and it's up to you to make time for old (and new) friendships.
Dating in Your 20s vs. Your 30s: How It's Different According to Bethenny FrankelWhen you are single and dating, there is nothing like girl talk to help make sure you have your head on straight. So we tapped New York City's very own Skinnygirl and dating veteran, Bethenny Frankel, who just wrote the book I Suck At Relationships So You Don't Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After. Read on for the Real Housewives star's take on what changes between your 20s and 30s when it comes to dating.Post
Sofia Vergara Initially Thought Joe Manganiello Was "Too Hot" to Date
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How Freddie Prinze Jr. Knew Sarah Michelle Gellar Was "The One"
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12 Times Celebrity Couples Proved Courtside Dates Are the Best Dates
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Avoid These Major Mistakes When Online Dating
Make sure you're equipped for Internet dating success.Post
What It's Really Like to Be the Last of Your Friends to Get Married
For anyone who really wonders what it's like to be the last of your friends to get hitched, here is the uncensored truth.Gallery
Registry Items You'll Actually Use Together
Optimize your gift registry with things you both enjoy.Post
Bachelor Ben Higgins Confirms He's Engaged!
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7 Signs She's The One
How to know you're with the woman you'll marry.Post
8 Winter Date Night Ideas
So you've decided to take a little time off from wedding planning this winter to date your fiancé? Read on for date ideas that will keep your romance nice and toasty when cold weather hits.Post
8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Invite Him Home for the Holidays
Whether you've been dating for six weeks, or six months, extending family holiday invites can be dicey in a new relationship. Good thing we have Gilda Carle, a relationship expert and author of Don't Bet on the Prince! to help you navigate the holiday season. Below are a few questions to ask before asking him fly cross country.Post
9 Signs He's About to Propose
You've been dating your guy for ages. You know his quirks down to the precise way he leaves his towel strewn on the back of the toilet seat after a shower so that one end graciously hangs in the garbage. But then, overnight, something changes. Those predictable habits you've mostly grown to love aren't so predictable anymore, and his behavior becomes, well, in a word, strange. Maybe it's an over-emotive bout or a sudden tendency to talk to himself—whatever the case, there can be only one reason for the shift. Drumroll please: He's about to propose. So you don't run for the hills should any of the following happen, here, the nine telltale signs he's going to pop the question.Post
THIS Is What Happens When Your Best Friend Gets Married
She's been your partner in crime since The Spice Girls ruled the Billboard charts and raisin-colored lipstick reigned supreme. Your adventures were epic, and it was always the two of you taking on the world together one pair of too-tight jeans at a time. Through the good, the bad, the ugly, if all else failed you'd share a house together in Boca Del Vista Golden Girls style. But then, something happened: your best friend got married, and while you couldn't be happier for her (because you're not that kind of person) the following have become the new norm.Post
5 Ways to Extend the Honeymoon Phase
Honeymoons are probably the greatest invention, maybe ever—who wouldn't want to bask under the sun to celebrate your love for each other with an umbrella drink in hand? While ignoring the rest of the world has to come to an end when you get home (bah!), you can extend that awesome feeling of togetherness well into your first year, and beyond. Here's how:Post
This Crazy-Romantic Gum Commercial Will Make You Ugly-Cry
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The Money Talk: 10 Things You Must Discuss Before You Get Married
You're not just saying "I do" to spending your life with your significant other when you get married—you're also saying yes to combine households, and all the gritty financial details that it entails. While sorting out grocery and utility bills is not rocket science, delving deeper into your financial lives (and finding common ground) is vital for a successful marriage. Here, Nicole Lapin, personal finance expert and author, shares the 10 things you need to talk about before you walk down the aisle.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
Yes, It's Possible to Find True Love on a Dating App: Here's How
If you're sick of swiping left, read these tips to find the type of person that actually wants a relationship.Post
11 Most Romantic Love Letters of All Time
E-mail, text, or post your phrases of affection for your sweetheart. Or go a less ephemeral route and pen a love letter. As these famous heartfelt missives show, the written word is everlasting—just as you hope your relationship will be.Gallery
8 Relationship Resolutions to Help Start Off the New Year More Deeply in Love
Kick off the next twelve months with ambitions to make you and your sweetheart come closer together.Gallery
15 Dos and Don’ts for an Unforgettable Marriage Proposal
Get expert tips for smoothly asking your sweetie to marry you.See More