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1 in 3 members of this online dating site have fibbed about fatherhood.

By Kristin Wong Jun 10, 2013 4:38PM

Let's preface this by letting you know this is a not-very-scientific poll from dating site WhatsYourPrice.com. It certainly doesn’t represent all the great single dads out there.

Photo: Dad with son / kali9/Getty Images

 

Well, this should get the message across.

By Kristin Wong Jun 10, 2013 4:32PM

The Huffington Post found this little gem of a photo on Reddit last week, which appears to feature a welcome banner for an alleged cheating spouse. It reads: 

“WELCOME HOME CHEATER.”

Photo: Cheater sign / farthoven via Imgur.com, http://aka.ms/cheater

 

It’s like the piña colada song but with a really creepy ending.

By Kristin Wong Jun 7, 2013 6:54PM

Don’t you hate it when you meet the man of your dreams, only to realize he’s your crazy, stalker ex-husband?

An unidentified Minnesota woman met a nice man through an online dating site, and the two eventually established a relationship. The couple began communicating extensively, and she felt comfortable sharing intimate details about her personal life. 

Photo: Woman finds out boyfriend is her ex / Lisa Valder/Getty Images

 

Sharing a bed is a beautiful thing. Until you wake up with cookie stuck to your face.

By Kristin Wong Jun 7, 2013 4:54PM

If you’re getting married this summer, there are probably lots of things on your to-do list. Find a caterer. Hire a band. Get your partner to stop cuddling with a stuffed animal in bed. Woah — what?

Photo: Annoying bedroom habits of spouses / Justin Horrocks/Getty Images

 

Mushy status updates: Annoying for us, good for them.

By Kristin Wong Jun 7, 2013 4:46PM

New research has found that couples who post about their relationship on Facebook might just be happier in their marriage than those who don’t.

Photo: Couple poses for Facebook post / Ciaran Griffin/Getty Images

 

Most women would not be BFFs with Samantha Jones, according to science.

By Glamour Magazine Jun 7, 2013 4:10PM

By Gena Kaufman

I doubt any of you would be surprised to hear that women with more sexual partners are judged more harshly by the general population. But to hear that women with more sexual partners still harshly judge other women with more sexual partners? Yeah, we're surprised. So surprised, in fact, that one anonymous Glamour team member exclaimed, "I'm shocked I had friends in college."

According to a study from Cornell University, ladies really hate being friends with other ladies they consider to be promiscuous. When 751 young men and women were asked to rate a description of a man or woman for traits like likability, morality and emotional stability, guess what affected their opinions? Yep, the number of reported sex partners.

Photo: Women shun promiscuous peers / Kristian Sekulic/Getty Images

 

In case you still have lingering doubts about online dating, here's yet another reason to get over it.

By Glamour Magazine Jun 7, 2013 3:58PM

A study of 19,131 American couples who married between 2005 and 2012 found that more than a third of them met online, and those couples tend to be happier in their relationships. And lest you think they're just overcompensating to prove meeting online totally works, you guys, I swear, not only did couples who met on the Internet report higher rates of satisfaction, they also were actually less likely to separate or divorce.

Photo: Happy couple / Hero Images/Getty Images A few interesting tidbits:

 

Professional engagement and wedding photographers the Youngrens share their tips for taking amazing engagement photos.

By HerCampus.com Jun 6, 2013 7:16PM
Erin and Jeff Youngren are a husband-and-wife team based out of San Diego, Calif., that photographs weddings and engagements all over the country. Jeff shot his first wedding back in 2005 when he was working as a scientist doing cancer research in the biotech industry (yes, he wore a lab coat and everything!), and he immediately fell in love with weddings.
Erin picked up a camera shortly after the two got married in 2006, and not long after, they knew that photography was what they wanted to do with their lives.

Photo: Engagement photo / Courtesy of HerCampus

 
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