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Mask Of The Rose Is A Romantic Visual Novel Set In, Uh, Fallen London

Failbetter Games introduced players to the Fallen London universe, in which the English capital has been transported underground by mysterious forces, through an eponymous browser game and gothic survival sequels Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies. But the studio’s next project aims to be a more intimate take on the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Dos and Don’ts of Texting Someone You Want to Date

Scoring the phone number of someone you’re interested in feels like a major victory, and it is. But it’s also just the beginning. Once you’ve got that number in hand, you have to figure out what to actually text the person, and when, and how often. So no pressure, but your entire romantic future here […]

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Finding Self-Love Through Queer Romance and Video Games

That night was my turn to host. We hiked all over, taking in the island’s natural beauty and snacking on peaches. We visited Lucky’s house, chatting with my doggy neighbor and rolling around in his log bed. We even managed to get into a K.K. Slider show, for which I’d bought us matching Able Sisters-brand […]

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Finding Self-Love Through Queer Romance and Video Games

That night was my turn to host. We hiked all over, taking in the island’s natural beauty and snacking on peaches. We visited Lucky’s house, chatting with my doggy neighbor and rolling around in his log bed. We even managed to get into a K.K. Slider show, for which I’d bought us matching Able Sisters-brand […]

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Inside the Spectacular Implosion at the Romance Writers of America

The Romance Writers of America, one of the country’s largest writers associations, is in chaos. In late December, the RWA board made the perplexing and instantly controversial decision to censure, suspend, and ban author Courtney Milan from ever holding national office in the organization again—essentially, because…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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You’re Probably Handling Rejection Wrong

Every now and then some asshole guy (or occasionally asshole girl) gets rejected online by a romantic prospect, goes apeshit over text, and then goes viral after his victim posts the conversation online. It’s a good reminder that this shit is happening all the time, mostly to women, because some people never learned…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Use Social Engineering—But Not in an Evil Way

If you want to win friends and influence people, well, there’s a whole book on how to do that. But how do you do social engineering the right way—to make life better for everyone, not just to manipulate people into doing what you want?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Haven Is A Sci-Fi RPG About Being In A Long-Term Relationship

Usually, video game romances are about hot and heavy beginnings or fiery ends. Even visual novels often focus on the new and novel, rather than relationships that are doing their best to withstand the test of time. Haven, set to release next year, is different. It’s a game about a long-term relationship—ups, downs,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Practice Breaking Up With Someone Using This Chatbot

If you’ve ever broken up with someone—and been on the receiving end of an angry series of texts or phone calls—you might recoil at the idea of ending a relationship when it isn’t working. To save yourself from having the talk altogether, you might even ghost dates instead.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Set Your Friends Up On a Date

So it’s finally happened. You’ve met someone great. They’re smart, they’re attractive, they have a job—and they’re perfect for your needlessly picky friend. We’ve all been there, you have one friend who’d be great for another and you’re positive they’d hit it off. But setting them up is easier said than done, unlike a…Read more… […]

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Keep Your Relationship Going Strong With a Daily Maintenance Text

There’s no magic bullet or divine secret to maintaining a romantic relationship—every couple is different. But if there’s one thing that’s almost always guaranteed to help, it’s more communication. And yes, even the silly, superfluous kind will do.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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