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more Stray It Forward There are many people who cross ethical lines at work, but most of them just do it by taking home Post-its or a stapler...

more Tender Bender It's hot to have a husband who's kind of an animal in bed -- except if that animal is Hello Kitty...

Sadly, dressing your itsy-bitsy boyfriend in a sailor shirt and sunglasses and tossing him in your handbag has yet to catch on...

more Crazy Cad Lady Aww, and there he is whispering sweet nothings in your ear: "Just leave your coat on. more Meet Joe Blackboard When somebody at a cocktail party asks the guy "What do you do?

more The Shrining Endlessly replaying the memories of how perfect your ex was is a great idea -- if you're looking to grow old with a tube sock and a vat of lotion.

more The Eager Has Landed Consider the fine-French-restaurant approach.

Wow, so that's your real weight on your driver's license? Yes, "people can be different and still be together." In one case, headphones made this possible -- for a sweet guy who cheers up by listening to death metal but fell in love with a woman whose favorite music video scene has the von Trapp children skipping around the Swiss Alps in drapes...

more The Gift Of Blab Being compatible with somebody doesn't mean you're like them in all ways.

more Tour Of Doody When men say they "love surprises," they mean the sort involving an impromptu striptease, not where you wait till the sixth date to tell them that, no, that child seat actually isn't for your terrier...

more Burt And Urnie It's always exciting to see a man rebound after a serious setback -- except when you're the new guy in his widow's life and the setback is that he was cremated three years ago.

Knight Shift Suddenly, he's shoving you out of the way to get to the lifeboat -- yelling back, "Babe, you'll be fine! " more Make Vroom For Daddy Your expectations about how easy it should be to find new love aren't just unrealistic; they're unrealistic by fairy-tale standards.

It's "Someday, my prince will come," not "Get crowd control over here pronto for the mob of handsome, fabulous royals who will soon be gathering on my front lawn..." more Mothership Of Fools Strange how nobody ever manages to shoot video when there's an alien spaceship in the vicinity -- perhaps because they're too busy recording that guy, two traffic lanes over, who's picking his nose...

I'm an extrovert, which is to say I see a dead car battery as an opportunity to learn about some tow truck driver's childhood in Guatemala.