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Looking for help with your love life? Need advice on how to get a date, or how to keep on dating the person you love? Get answers to your questions about crushes, breaking up and everything in between. Find out the meaning of love, have a perfect first date, or just learn a thing or two about romance.

The Guide to Teen Love
Everything you need to know about teen love, from where to find it to what to do once you've got it.

10 Cheap, Fun Date Ideas for Teenagers
Who says you have to be rich to plan a perfect night out with your sweetie? The next time you're feeling romantic, pick from one of these cheap and fun date ideas. You'll only need a little bit of cash (and maybe a little bit of love) to have a great time.

10 Easy Flirt Tips
Flirting's a language - and just like with any other language, no one's born a fluent flirt. If you want to know how to flirt like a pro, you've got to learn the signs. Follow these flirt tips and practice till you're an expert flirt.

A Guide to the Different Types of Kisses
Want some new ideas for how to kiss your sweetie? Get some fun ideas from this guide to the different ways to kiss. You're guaranteed to learn a new kissing style!

How to Get a Guy to Notice You
How do you get a guy to notice you? Get flirting advice!

Is Love at First Sight a Real Thing?
Listen to enough pop songs and watch enough romantic movies, and you're bound to start believing that love at first sight happens all the time. But does love at first sight really exist?

How to Say "I Love You"
Dropping the L-bomb on someone can be a scary thing. What's the best way to say "I love you" - or is saying "I love you" even the right move for you? Get "I love you" advice for every scenario, whether it's your first time saying it or your ten millionth time.

My First Kiss
What was your first kiss like? Come share the story of your first kiss, and read other people's first time kiss stories! See submissions

My First Love
True love stories about teenage love, as told by teens who found their first love. See submissions

Help! I'm in Love with My Best Friend!
If you've developed feelings for one of your best friends, you know how scary it can be. Should you tell your friend you're in love with them? What happens if they don't love you back - will you lose their friendship? Get the answers to these questions and more. (The only answer I don't have is whether or not they like you back. You'll have to find that one out on your own.)

What to Expect for Your First Kiss
Don't want to wait to find out what your first kiss will be like? OK, I'll spoil the surprise. Here are 5 things to expect from your first kiss.

10 Tips on How to Kiss
Wanna perfect your French kissing technique, or just want the basics on how to kiss for the first time? Follow these kissing tips the next time you're ready to smooch.

7 Signs Your Crush Likes You Back
Since people don't always use actual i words /i to express their feelings, you often have to resort on looking for unconscious signs that your crush likes you. If 3 or more of the below signs are true, there's a good chance your crush likes you back. A warning, though: just 'cause someone likes you, it doesn't mean that he or she looking for a serious relationship. If that's the case, then don't

The Different Kinds of Kisses - What's Your Favorite Way to Kiss?
Want some ideas for how to kiss? See the different types of kisses that Teen Advice readers love to give. Then, if you want, leave your own message about your favorite ways to kiss.

6 Signs that Someone Wants to Kiss You
If you're alone with someone you like, how can you tell if they want to kiss you? Assuming that they don't come right out and say, "Kiss me, you fool!", you've got to look for nonverbal signs that they're ready for that first kiss. If 2 or more of these signs are true, then you can feel pretty confident about leaning in for a smooch.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hickeys
Hickeys - a.k.a. love bites - are mysterious little creatures. Where do they come from, what makes them stick around and what can you do to banish them back from whence they came? Get the facts on giving them, removing them and everything in between.

8 Reasons to Break Up
Stuck in a relationship that you're not sure was meant to last? Here's how to tell if it's time to break up or not. See if any of these reasons for breaking up apply to your situation, and if they do, start thinking about taking some action.

What to Talk About with Your Boyfriend
Get advice for how to start a conversation with your boyfriend, what to talk about with your boyfriend, and sweet things to say to your boyfriend.

What to Talk About with Your Boyfriend - Ideas for Things to Say to Y…
What are your favorite things to talk about with your boyfriend? Come share your sweet, cute things to say to your boyfriend!

How to Deal with Jealousy in Relationships
Bothered by the attention that your boyfriend or girlfriend gets from other people? Can't stand it when your sweetie's exes are around? You've got a classic case of a jealous streak! If you do something foolish about it - like blame your boyfriend or girlfriend, or lash out at the exes - you're going to drive your sweetie away. Here are 4 ways to ward off those jealous thoughts.

How Can I Tell My Boyfriend I Don't Love Him Back?
How to tell your boyfriend you don't love him back, if he already said he loves you.

What's Your Favorite Date Spot?
Got some great ideas for cheap, fun dates? Share your #1 date spot. (Don't worry, we'll try not to show up at the same time.)

10 Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship
Abusive relationships aren't always as obvious as bruises and beatings. That's why it's so important that you learn the signs of dating abuse as soon as you start dating. If any of these signs are true for your relationship, get out of it now.

Tips for Writing Great Love Letters

Want to send your sweetie a love letter to express your feelings?  If you want to be a total cornball, copy a letter word-for-word from a silly website.  But if you want to give your boyfriend or girlfriend something that'll actually be treasured, your love letter's got to come from the heart.

How to Plan the Perfect Summer Date
Looking for fun things to do in the summer with your boyfriend or girlfriend? Get tips for teenagers on how to plan a summer date.

Why Do I Still Miss My Ex?
Is your ex still on your mind, weeks or months after everyone told you you should have gotten over it already?? Here's everything you need to know about how to get over someone for good (or at least snap out of it already).

The Best Way to Break Up with Someone
What's the best way to break up with someone? Get advice for how to break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend, based on the reason why you want to break up.

What a Girl Wants
Recently I got an email in my inbox from Jessilyn, a 16-year old girl. The email was full of some really great advice for guys her age - guys who are interested in finding out what all the girls around them i really /i think about the opposite sex. If you're one of those guys, read on to find out what a girl wants from you for real. (And...

My First Breakup
Share your break up story and give everyone your breakup advice for how to survive a breakup. See submissions

7 Signs Your Ex Wants You Back
Missing your ex and wondering if he or she feels the same way? Share your feelings with them - but before you do, keep an eye out for these 7 signs your ex wants you back. If 3 or more of them are true, then there's a very good chance that he or she is willing to try things out with you again. And if none of them are true, then you're better off holding your tongue and looking for someone new.

Getting Over a Breakup - What's the Best Way to Get Over a Breakup?
Having trouble getting over a breakup? Share your advice about how to get over it for good.

7 Steps for Getting Over a Breakup
Whether you just got dumped or you did the dumping, breaking up always hurts a whole lot. There's no quick fix to make the pain go away, but if you follow some key rules, things won't hurt so bad.

Why Am I Only Attracted Pervy Jerks?
Advice if you only seem to be attracted to bad boys and jerks.

Share Your Opinion - Does Love at First Sight Really Exist?
Now it's your turn to weigh in: does love at first sight really exist, or is it just something in fairy tales and pop songs?

7 Things to Do on Valentine's Day if You're Single
If you don't have a date this Valentine's Day, don't stay at home and pout. This holiday can be just as fun for singles as it is for couples. On February 14th, pick one of these teenage Valentine ideas and make some memories!

She Flirted with Someone Else! Is It Over for Good?
If your girlfriend flirts with another guy, does it mean the relationship is over? Get some relationship advice!

10 Creative Ways to Ask Someone to Prom
We've all heard about those totally over-the-top ways to ask someone to prom - hiring a skywriter, having your principal announce it over the loudspeaker and that sort of thing. Those make for cute stories, but they're not very realistic. And besides, they might cause your crush more embarrassment than anything else. Here are 10 creative ways to ask someone to prom that might actually work.

How to Know if You Have a Crush on Somebody
Everybody talks about having teen crushes, but have you had one? More importantly, how do you know when you have a crush on someone? Here are some tips on how to figure it out.

How to Cope With Unrequited Love
Sometimes the person you're in love with doesn't love you back. Believe it or not, it happens to almost everybody. In any case, unrequited love is painful: It can even feel like torture. Find out how to make the best of it with these tips.

How to Ask Someone Out
Maybe you just met the guy or girl you want to ask out or maybe you've had a crush on them for a while. Either way, you'll never get together if one of you doesn't make the first move. Here are a few tips on how to ask that special someone on a date.

Should I Ditch Her on Prom Night?
Get prom night advice - read someone's prom advice question and then leave your own prom question!

If I Learn to Play Guitar, Will Girls Like Me?
If you learn how to play guitar, will more girls think you're attractive? Before you pick up your guitar, get some flirting advice.

Is It Worth Starting a Relationship Senior Year of High School?

Everything You Need to Know About Summer Flings
What is summer love, why does it happen and where can you find a summer love of your own? Explore the mysteries of summer love & summer flings.

How to Know if You're Really in Love
It is a very common question, "How can I tell I'm in love?", but it is not an easy question to answer. What feels like love to one person may be nothing more than attraction to another.

Is My Long Distance Relationship Fading Away?
How to tell if your long distance relationship might be nearing its end.

Advice on Teen Crushes and Getting a Date
Having crushes, asking people out on dates, and going on first dates are a huge adrenaline rush. They're also things that can produce a lot of anxiety for teens. Learn how to feel more comfortable around your crush and how to get the courage to make a first date happen with these teen dating tips.

How to Know If Someone Likes You
When you have a crush on somebody, it's often hard to tell if they like you in a romantic way, a just-friends way, or not at all. Here are some ways to know if that special somebody likes you in a romantic way.

How to Make a Good First Impression
When you go on that first date with someone -- even if you've known them for a while -- you want to sweep them off their feet with your charm, class, and charisma. Find out how it's done with these tips on how to make a great first impression.

Dating Safely: 7 Tips for Staying Safe While Having Fun
It's easy to get so caught up in chasing your crush that you don't look out for your safety. Learn how to protect yourself from date rape, relationship violence, and other unsafe dating situations with these tips.

How to Make Your Summer Love Last
Steps for making your summer fling last longer than just the summer.

My Boyfriend Won't Let Me Talk to Other Guys!
What to do if your boyfriend won't let you talk to other guys, even though he talks to other girls.

Signs Your Crush Likes You - Share Your Answers
What signs are a dead giveaway that someone likes you? Share what you think.

What should I do if my girlfriend wants to keep our relations…
What should you do if your girlfriend only wants to stay your secret girlfriend?

7 Signs of a Cheating Boyfriend
Think your boyfriend might be cheating? First of all, don't get all paranoid for no good reason. Obsessively checking his phone and Facebook profile are signs of a crazy girlfriend, not a cheating boyfriend. But what if your gut's telling you he's being unfaithful? If three or more of the following are true, there's a good chance he's a cheater.

5 Bad Reasons to Break Up With Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend
I've already told you all the good reasons to break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend , which pretty much includes everything. But there are...

Do You Have Tips on How to Keep a Boyfriend?
Want tips on how to keep a boyfriend or girlfriend, and to keep your boyfriend interested and happy?

How to Keep a Boyfriend or Girlfriend - Share Your Tips on How to Keep a...
Share your tips on how to keep a boyfriend or girlfriend, and to keep your boyfriend interested and happy.

The Rules for How to Text Your Crush

Want to text the guy or girl you like, but not sure whether to pick up the phone or play hard-to-get?  Play it safe and follow these rules for how to text your crush the right way.

6 Signs That Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend is Using You
Every time you get a new boyfriend or girlfriend, it's a good idea to step back and ask yourself: "Am I sure that they're dating me for the right reasons?" More often than not, they will be...but if you're too blinded by love, it's easy to miss the fact that your new boyfriend or girlfriend is using you for something other than fun ...

What a Girl Wants - What Do You Think Girls Want from Guys?
Guys: get advice from a girl about what women want in a relationship, and what makes a girl want a guy.

How to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship With Someone in College

How to Act When You're Not Officially Dating Someone
Having a thing with someone can be complicated-- you're not officially with them, but you're not with anyone else either. Where do you draw the line?

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