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Jack the Balancing Dog used his talents to help his owner pop the question.

By Kristin Wong Aug 28, 2013 3:30PM

doigoid via Imgur Jack the dog can balance many things on his head: an egg, a frying pan, oranges. His talents are showcased on his personal website: StackonJack.com. But this past weekend, Jack perhaps stacked the most important item on his famed snout: his owner's engagement ring.

 

After a decade, some brides still hold grudges.

By Kristin Wong Aug 27, 2013 3:46PM

The New York Times recently profiled a series of women who, 10 years after their weddings, can't forget the gifts they didn't get. Etiquette expert Jodi R.R. Smith told the paper:

“You could talk to a 98-year-old woman and she won’t be able to tell you what song she danced to at her wedding, but she can tell you who didn’t give her a gift."

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Harold and Ruth Knapke died days before their 66th anniversary.

By Associated_Press Aug 27, 2013 2:43PM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.

Harold and Ruth Knapke pose for a photo on their wedding day in St. Henry, Ohio, Aug. 20, 1947. (AP Photo/Knapke Family)Photo: Harold and Ruth Knapke on their wedding day in St. Henry, Ohio, Aug. 20, 1947. (AP Photo/Knapke Family)

Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The Dayton Daily News reported. He was 91, she was 89.

 

Hit the road for one last summer vacation!

By YourTango Aug 26, 2013 7:03PM

Looking to head out for one awesome end-of-summer hurrah but not sure where to go? We did the planning for you. So grab your beau — and go!

Couple sitting on a bluff above the ocean - Santa Barbara, California (Macduff Everton/Getty Images)1. Santa Barbara, Calif.
Imagine a world with no traffic and no overcrowded streets. Add in great food, unbelievably delicious wine, endless miles of beach and plenty of breathtaking views. Welcome to the American Riviera, folks. With so much to do, see and eat (duh!), you'll spend the weekend feeling like you're in a romantic foreign country.

Take in a concert, a film or, hell, just spend the night soaking up all that wine.

For some extra special alone time, book a stay at the Secret Garden Inn & Cottages, where you can escape to your own little hideaway.

 

Billy Tedeski and Patty Kulwicki married at an annual clown festival.

By Associated_Press Aug 26, 2013 2:59PM

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — If the key to a long marriage is laughter, these clowns are set.

Patty Kulwicki & Billy Tedeski at their wedding (PennLive, http://aka.ms/ClownWedding) Billy Tedeski and Patty Kulwicki tied the knot Friday at an annual clown festival in central Pennsylvania.

 

You really, really never know where you’ll meet 'the one.'

By Kristin Wong Aug 23, 2013 6:53PM

Anna Curtis with a letter from William Speer at her home on August 6 in London, England (Ruaridh Connellan/Barcroft Media /Landov)

After exchanging letters with him for nearly a year, a woman is prepared to marry the overseas pen pal she has fallen in love with. Which would be all very romantic, if not for the fact that her beloved is on death row for a 1991 murder.

Gallery: Wedding songs of the famous

 

Think you have to be Zooey Deschanel to be quirky-cute? Think again!

By HerCampus.com Aug 22, 2013 4:00PM

As every girl who’s ever envied Zooey Deschanel knows, quirkiness is the cutest trait in a collegiette. The dating scene is full of awesome, attractive girls, so if you want to catch a guy’s attention in the middle of the crowd, you have to celebrate what makes you different from those thousands of others!

Troels Graugaard/Getty Images Not convinced you’ve got a good quirk? Don’t be so sure. While some quirks may send men running for the hills (think creepy doll collections or nasty hygiene habits), others can be totally endearing. You may be insecure about your tendency to snort when you laugh, but some boys will love you all the more for it — it’s what makes you unique, and it reminds them that you’re a one-of-a-kind catch! Find out which quirks drive the guys wild and how to use them to your advantage!

 

Looking for a date? Try penny pinching.

By Kristin Wong Aug 21, 2013 7:03PM

Man and woman cycling // Sam Edwards/Getty Images Good news for frugal singles: A new study finds that savers have sex appeal.

The study comes from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In a paper titled, “A Penny Saved Is a Partner Earned: The Romantic Appeal of Savers," researchers explain that savers are perceived as having more self-control and discipline. The theory is that self-control also implies commitment and loyalty.

 
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