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The past years have seen a wealth of new books published idealising the lives of French women. While elegant, sexy French women and their glamorous, sexy lifestyles have long populated the pages of novels and the screens of art house cinemas, the new wave of books about French women is focused on non-fiction, self help and the lessons women all over the world can learn from their French sisters.

Not that long ago, the first steps in the dating game went something like this: meeting, (usually the guy) getting a phone number, (usually the girl) waiting for the phone call, first date, waiting for another phone call, second date, etc. Waiting for that first phone call could be torture.

We’ve already debated whether you should change your relationship status on Facebook at all . If you’ve decided you want to share your good news with the world (well, at least the part of the world you’ve befriended on Facebook), then timing is everything

Let’s face it, nowadays a lot of your communication with friends takes place through facebook. In previous (pre-digital) times, you might have confided in a handful of good friends when you met someone new, then kept them updated as things progressed and announced it to them when the relationship became official.

meet-women-onlineOnline dating has virtually replaced so-called “real-world dating” as the first option men and women choose these days when they want to meet someone special. Or even if they just want to hook up on a casual basis.

The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival , which is the oldest and most famous matchmaking festival in the world, with a long standing tradition and a reputation for bringing together lonely singles, is giving that tradition a twist this year. Originally dedicated to finding suitable wives for young farmers, the festival long ago ceased to be exclusively devoted to fostering marriages.

Fighting online dating scam is one of our top priorities. At be2, an entire team is dedicated to collecting information about online dating scams and devising onlune dating scamstrategies to eliminate them, or at least minimise their effects. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts and those of others dedicated to fighting online dating scam, malicious individuals still manage to pull off online dating scams successfully.

We’ve all wondered about the truth in gender stereotypes, so let’s just recap what we know: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus; the two genders have their differences, but none of the common clichés and stereotypes are very helpful. Instead, we decided to take a look at the relationship facts behind the stupid jokes and silly rumours. Maybe our relationship facts can shed some light on the truth in gender stereotypes. See the infographic below for a fun and colourful depiction of gender stereotypes, men vs. women.

We love a good flowchart, so when we came one that explains how to tell if a guy likes you, we just had to share it with our single readers. Simply start with the first question (Do you like him?) and follow the arrows that line up with your answer. Easy! If it turns out that the flowchart thinks he does like you, however, you’ll have to figure out the next step by yourself…

Whether single or in a relationship, Valentine’s day is all about love for most people. About 1 Billion romantic cards are sent and over 50 Million roses are given for Valentine’s day all over the world every year and 53% of women will dump their boyfriends if they don’t give them anything to mark the occasion. But sex on Valentine’s dayhave you ever considered whether what is supposed to be a romantic occasion is also necessarily an intimate one?