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And the Survey Says...

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

As some of you have picked up on, either from my Twitter updates, or the quick mentions in my comments sections of past stories, I met someone a few months ago, and I want to see where it could go.

Stuck Between a Rock and a (Not So Hard) Place

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

Why is it that men always think that women want more than they do? Women are very capable of having friends with benefits and nothing more.

Carrie Underwood, Rules Success Story?

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider sent Carrie Underwood a copy of their book, The Rules. Practically overnight, it seemed like someone flipped a switch.

Bossy Bethenny, But Rulesy Bride

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Bethenny Getting Married? star Bethenny Frankel knows how to pursue her dreams. But when this high-powered entrepreneur met Jason Hoppy, she let HIM pursue HER.

Don't Be Like Kate! He Forgets You? Forget Him!

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

No one could be more unforgettably gorgeous and stylish than starlet Kate Hudson -- so why do her boyfriends keep forgetting about her?

Trips Make Men Go Backwards

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

I know it's tempting -- summer's around the corner and what could possibly sound better than a vacation with the man you love? How about: A destination wedding - and honeymoon.

5 Topics You Must Never Discuss on a First Date

Julie Spira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

Dating is a numbers game and you always need to put your best foot forward when making a first impression. It's important to prepare for your date em...

Married Carrie: Still Breaking Rules

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

As a Rules coach, watching Carrie's oblivious and seemingly compulsive rule-breaking definitely detracts from the overall experience and credibility of the plot.

Date Night : Movie Has Real Life Lessons for Marriage

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Date Night inspired me to take my own date nights up a notch with my husband and to be more supportive of his plans and ideas.

So He Takes You For Granted? 5 Easy Fixes

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

When we feel taken advantage of we feel like a victim, but we won't fix the problem simply playing the blame game. Changing the dynamic requires more than words -- it requires actions, and here are five simple ways to shake things up.

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

If your husband cheats -- even once -- should you take him back? And if he cheats -- like Jesse James did to Sandra Bullock -- over and over, heedless of both decency and disease, could you?

You Like Him? Don't Text Him!

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Plenty of women would prefer a phone call over a text from guys they're dating, yet they don't realize a very simple method exists to getting less texts and more calls: Don't text him back.

Filling the Love Void: Why Oprah Eats and Tom Cruise Can't "Complete" You

Paige Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paige Parker

It is my wish for you today that you focus more of your precious love and energy on nurturing the one, lifelong relationship that matters most: the one with yourself.

Eight Tips for Your Romantic Weekend Getaway

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Bring new lingerie, with tags still on. You are this fabulous present that he gets to open and enjoy - so don't use recycled wrapping paper, if you know what I mean.

Megan Fox's TMI: Why Blabbermouth Beauties Need the Rules

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jag Carrao

On some level, Megan Fox knows she has a problem. Yet this awareness isn't enough to restrain her ongoing, seemingly compulsive need to divulge personal details and other psychological issues.

Natural Beauty Superfoods

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Science has now identified a few whole-food nutrients with targeted beauty benefits. Based on this research, here are a few beauty superfoods I recommend you include in your diet.

Why His Valentine's Gift Matters

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

I have more hope for the girl whose boyfriend writes her a poem or buys her a $5 pair of earrings than for the one dating a big spender who gifts his gal with a pricey blender or iPad.

5 Lies Women Tell Themselves

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

The lies single women tell themselves may feel comfy, but by insulating us from sometimes unpleasant realities, they undermine our ability to make rational decisions based on complete information, thus sabotaging our long-term romantic goals.

The Rules Redux: Five Dating Mistakes Women Make...And How You Can Avoid/Undo Them

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Most often, dating doozies result from failure to recognize -- or simply accept -- the different ways men and women approach relationships.

The Rules Redux: How To Be Engaged By Christmas

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

What does the girl who’s been happily dating her boyfriend for several months really want for Christmas this year?   An engagement ring. &n...

Holiday Dating Do's and Don'ts

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Other than staking out her territory under the mistletoe, what can the single woman do to leverage the holidays to her advantage?

The Rules Redux: Language Barrier Love And The Surprising Advantages of Dating Someone You Can't Understand

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Is communication the key to long-lasting relationships? Not according to Sean Connery. Though no paragon of husbandly virtues, Connery may be on to something.

Anti-Aging Perfume

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Since ancient times, women have used scent to enhance their seductive allure. Now though, modern science is drawing connections between olfactory stimuli and male perception and desire.

The Rules Redux: 4 Mind Games Men Play

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Men are masters of game playing in relationships. Here are the four most frequent ones I see.

Should I have Sex with My Ex?

Tamsen Fadal and Matt Titus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tamsen Fadal and Matt Titus

You don't have to play hard to get. You are both past that, and you are there for one purpose and one purpose only. Just get to it.