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Don't have your New Year's kiss planned? It may be time for a road trip.

By Kristin Wong Dec 31, 2012 8:24PM

Good news for those ringing in the New Year in Las Vegas, Orlando or New York—these cities have been named the best "New Year's Eve Kiss Destinations."

Photo: Ed Norton/Getty ImagesThe folks at dating site MissTravel.com have compiled a list of the top destinations for swapping spit on New Year's Eve. From Nevada to Texas, some of the results may surprise you—other destinations seem about right.

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Almost half a century of accidental shacking up.

By Kristin Wong Dec 28, 2012 6:07PM
For those who believe that marriage is just a piece of paper, this could be a good argument.
Just two years short of their golden anniversary, Norma and Bob Clark discovered their marriage was never legally recognized.
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Thanks to our readers, we're the best new dating blog of the year.

By Kristin Wong Dec 27, 2012 5:14PM

The Heart Beat will be ringing in the New Year with quite an honor.

MSN's The Heart Beat wins best newcomer in the Great Dating Blog Awards 2012GreatDatingBlogs.com has announced the winners of their Great Dating Blog Awards 2012 contest, and The Heart Beat earned a first-place spot. We're excited that we've been named Best Newcomer.

Readers, we couldn't have done it without your support! Thank you for voting and making The Heart Beat the best new dating blog of 2012. We'll continue to bring you the most interesting topics and stories in the world of dating and relationships.

Happy New Year!

 

What does it take for couples to call it quits?

By Kristin Wong Dec 27, 2012 5:13PM
January has been dubbed 'divorce month' due to the surge in divorce cases after the holidays. As the new year approaches, many couples will be dealing with the stress of a split.
Ending a marriage is a heartbreaking experience, so divorce isn't a decision that's made lightly. But what exactly does it take for couples to go from "I do" to "I quit?" Find out in our list of the 8 most common reasons for divorce.
 

One woman's tragedy turned into a lifetime of happiness.

By Kristin Wong Dec 26, 2012 5:57PM

The Heart Beat is excited to introduce our new weekly feature, "True love stories." Each week, a couple with a truly amazing love story will be profiled. If you know a couple with a story worth sharing, please email us at msnlivingmail@micros​oft.com for a chance to be featured.

Sixteen years ago, Caryn McAllister was dealt a tragic blow. After suffering from severe headaches for three days straight, she made a doctor's appointment only to discover she had a brain tumor. Caryn's life would be forever changed, but thanks to an unexpected twist of fate, it was actually changed for the better.

Photo: Courtesy of Caryn McAllister

 

And that's on just two sites.

By Kristin Wong Dec 21, 2012 5:42PM

Since 1996, Internet users have spent a staggering amount of time watching porn: 1.2 million years' worth, to be exact.

Adult search engine PornWatchers.com released some interesting statistics regarding our porn viewing habits. And while the numbers may surprise you, what's even more astounding is that the details come from just two adult sites.

Photo: Artur Marciniec/Alamy

 

Has technology caught up with libido?

By Kristin Wong Dec 20, 2012 3:59PM

Ready or not, virtual reality sex is on its way in 2013. Sinful Robot is a new, California-based company that's close to unveiling "the world's most immersive virtual reality erotic encounters."

Image: Courtesy of Sinful RobotThe Heart Beat talked to Jeroen Van den Bosch, the man behind the technology. His company will produce a game that pairs with a virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, to bring lonely, libido-driven or just plain curious users a personal, interactive experience. But in this game, it's not so much about the competition.

"The encounters are not about scoring points or completing levels," Van den Bosch told us. "We are putting you in a VR sexual world, where you can live out your fantasies."
 

Just a few more days to make 'The Heart Beat' the best new dating blog of 2012.

By Kristin Wong Dec 20, 2012 3:47PM
Readers, if you have a moment, please head over to the Great Dating Blog Awards 2012 and vote for MSN's The Heart Beat.
It's easy! Just click on this link, scroll down to the very bottom of the page, and look for MSN Living's The Heart Beat blog for Best Newcomer. You have until midnight (GMT) on Dec. 24 to vote. We work hard to bring you relevant, engaging content, and The Great Dating Blogs 2012 awards the most interesting dating blogs of the year.
MSN Living's 'The Heart Beat' blog for Best Newcomer in the Great Dating Blog awards 2012
 
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