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A Complex Equation for Love

She’s fallen for a scientist with a specialty in absences, and how to navigate the choppy post-divorce waters when it comes to friends.

Keeping Your Panties On and Your Priorities Straight

Critical steps to creating — and maintaining — a fulfilling relationship are keeping your panties on and priorities straight.

The Wrong Kind of Doggy Style

Dating advice for a guy whose girlfriend’s dog gets a little too close to the action, and Blane gets dogged by a reader.

Another Dimension in Dating

Better ways to get your groove back in your ’30s, and triumphs in post-breakup ex-sightings.

Misadventures Down Under

How not to be foul about your girlfriend’s odor, and a recipe for turning wings into a hot pocket.

Video Killed the Softball Star

What to do when cell phone snooping reveals a friend’s naughtiest exploits, and reevaluating taking the plunge with a guy who socializes like a dictator.

Assuming Responsibility (of Someone Else's Kids)

Balancing possibility and reality when dating a single parent, and a gender-uniting translation of an age-old euphemism.

Text Message Break-Ups 101

Deciphering an out-of-the-blue text message break-up and a yardstick guide for when it’s time to have “The Talk.”

Valentine's Day Cheat Sheet

Whether you’re a lover or a hater, don’t be boring on Valentine’s Day. Fearlessly skip the roses and pre-fixe dinners this year and opt for inventive resourcefulness instead, or pass on the Whitman’s sampler crowd altogether and beckon Saint Valentine for a good verbal lashing via Ouija board.

One Seriously Hot Mess

Living with yourself after a stupid mistake, and living with a roommate who should be bunking up at the Bunny Ranch.