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Elizabeth and David visited each other four times for a total of 54 days, and on their most recent visit, David proposed and then bought a house for them in Wales. Courtesy of Elizabeth Schunck hide caption

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Hear Elizabeth and David tell their love story

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Ari Curtis, author of Least Desirable, a blog about dating as a black woman. Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption

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'Least Desirable'? How Racial Discrimination Plays Out In Online Dating

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In the lingo of online dating, submarining begins when someone with whom you have romantic involvement ghosts — or disappears from your life without notice — only to resurface with no apology. Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption

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Late December through Valentine's Day is the busiest time of the year for dating apps and sites, according to Match.com. Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption

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What Makes Us Click: How Online Dating Shapes Our Relationships

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Feel In Danger On A Date? These Apps Could Help You Stay Safe

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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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A growing number of smartphone apps use internal GPS to help singles locate potential mates nearby. While men are enthusiastic about the apps, women have been slower to adopt them. Sean Locke/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Smartphone Apps Help More Singles Find The Boy (Or Girl) Next Door

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