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# Love

All time
'Some parents sadly believe that no one is good enough for their darling daughter or son'
It’s natural to want your kids to choose wisely and above all that they be happy and treated well. However, it’s also important for parents to stand back and let their children make their own choices, Bernadette Ryan.
'Making that difficult decision to cut off contact with an ex is a wise one'
Material promoting to help get your ex back only prolongs the heartache, as those who have been dumped emotionally invest themselves in the deployment of ‘tactics’ that at their best can only work in the short-term.
Should you be friends with your ex?
Similar to the age old question, can men and women really be friends, the answer is, of course, yes. But, only if there are literally ZERO romantic feelings on either part.
# Take a Break
This gorilla and a kitten becoming best friends is beyond adorable
Let's be honest: It secretly sucks when your BFF gets a boyfriend
I’ve been ditched by my best friend because of her new boyfriend. Maybe you think I’m jealous or I’m chasing after someone who has no interest in hanging out anymore, but this is my best friend, writes Christine Allen.
# damn youths
11 things kids today will never understand about romance
It was a tough, but lovely, time.
# blind date
Blindfolded strangers were asked to kiss for the first time, and it was super cringe
Stop the lights.
# Interview
'I kill a man and most forgive me... I love a man and many say this makes me an evil person'
Author and journalist Donald McRae chats to The42 about his new book on the life of legendary boxer Emile Griffith.
# love love love
13 reasons to fall in love with a Dubliner
# True Love
Facebook has fallen in love with this elderly man waiting at the airport
Absolute relationship goals.
# All You Need Is Love
12 romantic gestures that prove love is real
Who says romance is dead?
# Mammy's boy
This guy analysed a year of texts to his Mam - and we totally recognise the patterns
Love and sorry? Who said them more?
'I fear the lack of confidence I possessed as a girl will hold back my little girl in our masculine culture'
Mother Ethna Quirke describes her worries for her daughter’s future.
The stages of breaking up and the five steps you need to take to move on
Whether you are the dumper or the dumpee, breaking up is hard to do because most of us fear change, Rena Maycock has this advice.
# Call Me
Dumping someone via text is The Worst, here's why
You deserve more.
# All You Need Is Love
12 wonderful facts about love that will make you feel all fuzzy
All you need is love.
# swipe right
'Fancy a ride?': People tell us why and how they use Tinder
Our readers talk hooking up, finding love and REALLY bad dates.
# Inspirational
This 40-stone man is biking across America to lose weight and win back his wife
Eric Hites says he “has to show her and the world” what he can do.
# sketchy
These couples described each other to a sketch artist and the results were brilliant
A tough task.
# sad news
Imelda May reveals marital split on Facebook to "dispel any bad rumours"
She said that “the papers are running with it soon”.
How to get that elusive second date
Are you putting yourself out there on the dating scene but getting nothing back? These are the top ten things people do wrong on first dates…
# Love
After 54 years together, this gay couple in their 80s have finally tied the knot
“We didn’t know if we’d live long enough, but here we are. Do we get a senior discount? Best $90 we ever spent.”
# love wins
14 of the best reactions to the US marriage equality decision
Same-sex marriage is now legal across the whole of the US.
# breaking hearts
You may have thought it would last forever, but your Paris love lock is probably now gone
Don’t cry though, they’re going to be ‘recycled’.
"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."
The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.
# Uh oh
A website that helps people find affairs has been hacked - along with personal information
Bad news if you’re cheating on your spouse.
# music obsessive
This man's collection of 40,000 records is going under the hammer
It spans the last 60 years.
# All You Need Is Love
Council won't fine man who wrote "love" thousands of times in chalk on footpaths of Belfast
Christoff Gillen had been issued a Fixed Penalty Notice for his art performance “A Thousand and One Kisses”.
# aromatherapy
Woman sets up company to bottle the scent of lost loved ones
You might be able to, soon…
# everlasting love
Prepare to sniffle: Couple of 73 years die just five minutes apart
If you don’t love this, you are a robot.
'I met the woman of my dreams but then backed off... why?'
I had viewed myself as a hopeless romantic – more than ready for a serious relationship – but the truth was more complex.
# Street Art
A massive same-sex marriage mural appeared overnight in Dublin city
It was inspired by the painting Meeting on the Turret Stairs.
Need to reboot your relationship? Here's how.
Don’t take your loved ones for granted – every relationship needs attention and nurturing.
# Take a Break
'She gives the best kisses': Temple Street kids tell us why they love their mums
The feels.
# playing house
10 struggles of living between your house and your boyfriend's
Using your partner’s deodorant, for one.
# love has no labels
This heartwarming video uses an X-ray machine to get its message across
Love is love <3
# no labels
This heartwarming video uses an X-ray machine to get its message across
Get out the tissues…
# sacre coeur
This ad for an extra-marital affairs website is too sexy for the French
The website claims to be the first such site designed by women.
# loved and lost
These older Dublin women were asked about love. Their answers are hilarious and heart-melting.
# Quiz
QUIZ: Is Pizza Your One True Valentine?
*Heart eyes emoji*