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Aktham Abulhusn rides the subway on his way to Berlin Alexanderplatz. He came from Syria to Germany in early 2015 on a student visa and now lives there on a refugee visa. Now that his German language skills are improving, he is trying to find a girlfriend. Jacobia Dahm for NPR hide caption

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Hundreds of pro-EU supporters gather on Whitehall on the first anniversary of the Brexit referendum to protest against the process of Britain leaving the European Union. Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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In Britain, New Dating Apps Let Brexit Opponents 'Remain' With Each Other

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John and Carol Matlock met more than 50 years ago using what was then a fairly new dating technique. Photo courtesy Carol Matlock hide caption

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Computer Love: Their 1960s-Era Dating Strategy? Modern Technology!

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It's almost Valentine's Day, but this week we're not talking about love. Instead, we explore the other forces that drive our romantic relationships. Image Source/Getty Images hide caption

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Why You'll Never Buy the Perfect Ring (and Other Valentine's Day Stories)

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Carlos Romero and girlfriend Kate Rowe sit down for a meal they cooked together. Two years ago, Carlos Romero weighed 437 pounds. Mike Kane for NPR hide caption

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For The Formerly Obese, Stigma Remains After Weight Is Lost

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If men and women aspire to operate as equals, does a man still pay the bill on a date? Should he hold open a door? Pull out his date's chair? iStockphoto hide caption

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How To Be A 21st Century 'Gentleman'

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Hey man, that's sensitive: Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox pulls teammate Jonny Gomes' beard after hitting a three-run homer in Game 4 of the 2013 World Series in St. Louis. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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A bride and groom exchange rings during a traditional Indian wedding ceremony. Although most marriages in India are still arranged, a growing number of women are taking matters of the heart into their own hands, using social networking clubs and matrimonial websites. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In India, More Women Are Playing Matchmaker For Themselves

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