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Dating is a part of the human mating process whereby two people meet socially for companionship, beyond the level of friendship, or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or marriage. [1]

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Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo from the womb before it can survive on its own.

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AdolescenceMacmillan Dictionary for Students Macmillan, Pan Ltd.

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Age disparity in sexual relationships

Age disparity in sexual relationships and sexual relationships between individuals of a significant difference in age have been documented for most of recorded history and have been regarded with a wide range of attitudes, from normalized acceptance to taboo.

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Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha

The Akhil Bhāratiya Hindū Mahāsabhā (All-India Hindu Assembly) is a Hindu nationalist political party in India.

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In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a self-contained step-by-step set of operations to be performed.

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Anthropology is the study of humanity.

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Arranged marriage

Arranged marriage is a type of marital union where the bride and groom are selected by a third party rather than by each other.

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Ashton Kutcher

Christopher Ashton Kutcher (born February 7, 1978) is an American actor, producer, investor and former model.

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Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe.

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Avatar (computing)

In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character.

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Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and Spain's second most populated city, with a population of 1.6 million within its administrative limits.

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The Free State of Bavaria (Freistaat Bayern,, Freistaat Bayern, Freistood Boajan/Baijaan, Main-Franconian: Freischdood Bayan; Bavorsko) is a federal state of Germany.

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Beauty is the quality of being pleasing, especially to look at, or someone or something that gives great pleasure, especially when looking at it.

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Beijing, formerly Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world.

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Berlin is the capital of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany.

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Bill Maher

William "Bill" Maher, Jr. (born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host.

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Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.

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Birth control

Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, are methods or devices used to prevent pregnancy.

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Blake Edwards

Blake Edwards (born William Blake Crump; July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010) was an American film director, screenwriter and producer.

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Blind Date (U.S. TV series)

Blind Date is an American dating game show.

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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (Bavarian Motor Works), commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916.

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Board game

A board game is a game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.

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A boyfriend is a regular male companion in a romantic and/or sexual relationship.

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Bride kidnapping

Bride kidnapping, also known as marriage by abduction or marriage by capture, is a practice in which a man abducts the woman he wishes to marry.

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A business, also known as an enterprise or a firm, is an organization involved in the of goods, services, or both to consumers.

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Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.

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A career is an individual's journey through learning, work and other aspects of life.

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Carnival in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

A variety of customs and traditions are associated with Carnival celebrations in the German-speaking countries of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

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Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, non-commensality and hereditary occupations.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States.

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Chaperone (social)

A chaperone is a person who accompanies or supervises a person or group to a social occasion, usually with the specific intent of preventing inappropriate social or sexual interactions or banned activities (e.g. drug use or underage drinking).

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The Chechen Republic (tɕɪˈtɕɛnskəjə rʲɪˈspublʲɪkə; Нохчийн Республика, Noxçiyn Respublika), commonly referred to as Chechnya (p; Нохчийчоь, Noxçiyçö), also spelled Chechnia or Chechenia, sometimes referred to as Ichkeria (lit land of minerals), is a federal subject (a republic) of Russia.

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Biologically, a child (plural: children) is a human between the stages of birth and puberty.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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China Daily

China Daily is an English-language daily newspaper published in the People's Republic of China.

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A civilization (US) or civilisation (UK) is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification, symbolic communication forms (typically, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment.

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Classified advertising

Classified advertising is a form of advertising which is particularly common in newspapers, online and other periodicals which may be sold or distributed free of charge.

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College (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one.

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Comparison of online dating websites

This is a partial, non-exhaustive list of online dating websites.

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Courtship is the period in a couple's relationship which precedes their engagement and marriage, or establishment of an agreed relationship of a more enduring kind.

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Danielle Crittenden

Danielle Ann Crittenden Frum, who writes under the name Danielle Crittenden and Danielle Crittenden Frum (born April 20, 1963), is a Washington, D.C.-based author and journalist.

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Date rape

Date rape is a form of acquaintance rape.

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Dating coach

Dating coaches offer coaching and related products and services to improve their clients' success in dating and relationships.

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Dating game show

Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.

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Debby Herbenick

Debby Herbenick is an American author, research scientist, educator, sex advice columnist, blogger, television personality, professor, and human sexuality expert in the media.

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Demi Moore

Demi Guynes (born November 11, 1962), known professionally as Demi Moore, is an American actress, filmmaker, former songwriter, and model.

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Die Zeit

Die Zeit (literally "The Time") is a German national weekly newspaper.

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Display (zoology)

Display is a form of animal behaviour, linked to sexual selection and survival of the species in various ways.

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Divorce (or dissolution of marriage) is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling and/or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country and/or state.

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Divorce party

A divorce party (also known as a divorce ceremony) is a way to have a ceremony that celebrates the end of a marriage or civil union.

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Domestic violence

Domestic violence (also domestic abuse, spousal abuse, intimate partner violence, battering or family violence) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.

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Dopamine is an organic chemical of the catecholamine and phenethylamine families that plays a number of important roles in the human brain and body, as well as elsewhere in biology.

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East Asia

East Asia or Eastern Asia is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or cultural "The East Asian cultural sphere evolves when Japan, Korea, and what is today Vietnam all share adapted elements of Chinese civilization of this period (that of the Tang dynasty), in particular Buddhism, Confucian social and political values, and literary Chinese and its writing system." terms.

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Education is the process of facilitating learning.

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Effects of the car on societies

Over the course of the 20th century, the car rapidly developed from an expensive toy for the rich into the Usual standard for passenger transport in most developed countries.

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eHarmony is an online dating website designed specifically to match single men and women with each other for long-term relationships.

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Electronic mail, most commonly referred to as email or e-mail since around 1993, is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients.

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An engagement, betrothal, or fiancer is a promise to wed, and also the period of time between a marriage proposal and a marriage.

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Equality before the law

Equality before the law, also known as equality under the law, equality in the eyes of the law, or legal equality, is the principle under which all people are subject to the same laws of justice (due process).

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Espionage or, casually, spying involves a spy ring, government and company/firm or individual obtaining information considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information.

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An esplanade or promenade is a long, open, level area, usually next to a river or large body of water, where people may walk.

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Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ), officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.

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In the context of human society, a family (from familia) is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage), or co-residence and/or shared consumption (see Nurture kinship).

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French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family.

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Friend zone

The friend zone, in popular culture, refers to a platonic relationship wherein one person, most commonly a man, wishes to enter into a romantic or sexual relationship, while the other does not.

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Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people.

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Game show

A game show is a type of radio, television, or internet programming genre in which contestants, television personalities or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles usually for money and/or prizes.

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Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson is an American software engineer and inventor notable for his mathematical algorithms to fight spam.

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Geoffrey Gorer

Geoffrey Gorer (1905–1985), was an English anthropologist and author, noted for his application of psychoanalytic techniques to anthropology.

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George W. Crane

George W. Crane (1901 – July 17, 1995) was a psychologist and physician, best known as a conservative syndicated newspaper columnist (Worry Clinic, Test Your Horse Sense) for 60 years (he had previously written campaign speeches for Calvin Coolidge), and published at least three books.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.

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A girlfriend is a female friend, often specifying a regular female companion with whom one is romantically and/or sexually involved.

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Greater China

Greater China or the Greater China Region is a term used to refer to China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as a unity.

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Group dating

Group dating is a modern pattern for dating where a group of single men and a group of single women organise a night out, with the hope of forming romantic partnerships.

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Guangzhou (Mandarin 廣州 Guǎngzhōu, also known as Canton, and less commonly as Kwangchow)"".

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Harald Martenstein

Harald Martenstein (born 9 September 1953 in Mainz) is a German car-monger, journalist and author.

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Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636.

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Helen Fisher (anthropologist)

Helen E. Fisher (born May 31, 1945) is an American anthropologist, human behavior researcher, and self-help author.

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High school

A high school (also secondary school, senior school, secondary college) is a school that provides adolescents with part or all of their secondary education.

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Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.

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Human reproduction

Human reproduction is any form of sexual reproduction resulting in human fertilization, typically involving sexual intercourse between a man and a woman.

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Human sexual activity

Human sexual activity, human sexual practice or human sexual behavior is the manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality.

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Human sexuality

Human sexuality is the capacity of humans to have erotic experiences and responses.

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A hunter-gatherer or early human society is one in which most or all food is obtained from wild plants and animals, in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.

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IAC (company)

IAC/InterActiveCorp (also known as IAC) is an American media and Internet company, with over 150 brands across 100 countries.

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IBM card sorter

An activity in many unit record shops was sorting decks of punched cards into the order necessary for the next processing step as determined by the punches in the cards.

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An idiosyncrasy is an unusual feature of a person (though there are also other uses, see below).

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If You Are the One (game show)

Fei Cheng Wu Rao (known in English as If You Are the One) is a Chinese dating game show hosted by Meng Fei.

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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Indian subcontinent

The Indian subcontinent or the subcontinent is a southern region of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean from the Himalayas.

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Information and communications technology

Information and communications technology (ICT) is often used as an extended synonym or as an umbrella term for information technology (IT), but is a more specific term (i.e. more broad in scope) that stresses the role of unified communications.

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Intelligence has been defined in many different ways such as in terms of one's capacity for logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, emotional knowledge, memory, planning, creativity and problem solving.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link billions of devices worldwide.

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Interpersonal relationship

An interpersonal relationship is a strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring.

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Intimate relationship

An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy.

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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

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Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

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Joachim Heinrich Campe

Joachim Heinrich Campe (June 29, 1746 – October 22, 1818) was a German writer, linguist, educator and publisher.

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Julie Andrews

Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews, DBE, (née Wells; born 1 October 1935) is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer.

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Julie Spira

Julie Spira is an author and media personality on the subjects of online dating, social media, mobile dating, and netiquette.

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The Jungfernstieg is an urban promenade in Hamburg, Germany.

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Karen people

The Karen, Kayin, Kariang or Yang people (Per Ploan Poe or Ploan in Poe Karen and Pwa Ka Nyaw or Kanyaw in Sgaw Karen;; กะเหรี่ยง or ยาง) refer to a number of Sino-Tibetan language speaking ethnic groups which reside primarily in Karen State, southern and southeastern Myanmar.

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Kira Cochrane

Kira Cochrane (born 1977) is a British journalist.

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Laura Dundovic

Laura Dundovic (born 16 September 1987, in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Universe Australia 2008 and represented Australia in the Miss Universe 2008 competition, in which she placed in the top 10.

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A lesbian is a female homosexual: a female who experiences romantic love or sexual attraction to other females.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

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Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection ("I love my mother") to pleasure ("I loved that meal").

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Love marriage

Love marriage a term used primarily in South Asia, especially in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, to describe a marriage which deviates from an arranged marriage, which is considered the norm.

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A man is a male human.

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Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws.

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Mary Poppins (film)

Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers.

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Match.com is an online dating service with web sites serving 25 countries in more than eight languages.

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Matchmaking is the process of matching two or more people together, usually for the purpose of marriage, but the word is also used in the context of sporting events such as boxing, in business, in online video games and in pairing organ donors.

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Mating (human)

Human mating is the process whereby an individual seeks out another individual with the intention of forming a long-term intimate relationship, marriage, casual relationship, or friendship.

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Maureen Dowd

Maureen Bridgid Dowd (born January 14, 1952) is an American columnist for The New York Times and best-selling author.

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or is a Japanese traditional custom in which unattached individuals are introduced to each other to consider the possibility of marriage.

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Middle Ages

In European history, the Middle Ages or Medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Middle East

The Middle EastArabic: الشرق الأوسط,; Armenian: Միջին Արևելք, Merdzavor Arevelk’; Azerbaijani: Orta Şərq; French: Moyen-Orient; Georgian: ახლო აღმოსავლეთი, akhlo aghmosavleti; Greek: Μέση Ανατολή, Mési Anatolí; Hebrew: המזרח התיכון, Ha'Mizrah Ha'Tihon; Kurdish: Rojhilata Navîn; Persian: خاورمیانه, khāvar-miyāneh; Somali: Bariga Dhexe; Soranî Kurdish: ڕۆژھەڵاتی ناوین, rrojhellatî nayn; Turkish: Orta Doğu; Urdu: مشرق وسطی, hashrq vsty (also called the Mid East) is a eurocentric description of a region centered on Western Asia and Egypt.

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Milton Bradley Company

The Milton Bradley Company is an American board game company established by Milton Bradley in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1860.

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Miss Australia

Miss Australia was the title for the winner of the Miss Australia Quest or the Miss Australia Awards, which ran from 1954 until 2000, when the last Miss Australia was named.

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Missionary dating

Missionary dating is the act of a person of one religious faith, commonly Christianity, dating a person with differing beliefs for the purpose of changing that person's beliefs or religion.

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Mobile dating

Mobile dating services, also known as cell dating, cellular dating, or cell phone dating, allow individuals to chat, flirt, meet, and possibly become romantically involved by means of text messaging, mobile chatting, and the mobile web.

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A Muslim, sometimes spelled Moslem, relates to a person who follows the religion of Islam, a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the Quran.

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Myanmar (or (also with the stress on first syllable)), officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.

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Mystery Date (game)

Mystery Date is a board game from the Milton Bradley Company released in 1965, designed by Marvin Glass.

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Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system.

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New York City

New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Newark, New Jersey

Newark (or also locally) is the largest city (by population) in the U.S. state of New Jersey, and the county seat of Essex County.

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Nikah mut‘ah

(نكاح المتعة, literally "pleasure marriage")," is a type of marriage used in Twelver Shia Islam, where the duration of the marriage and the dowry must be specified and agreed upon in advance.

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North Africa

North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of Africa.

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North America

North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.

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Nyangatom people

The Nyangatom also known as Donyiro and pejoratively as Bumé are Nilotic agro-pastoralists inhabiting the border of southwestern Ethiopia and southeastern South Sudan and in the Ilemi Triangle with populations residing in both countries.

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OkCupid is an American-based international operating free online dating, friendship, and social networking website that features member-created quizzes and multiple-choice questions.

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Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair).

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Online dating service

Online dating or Internet dating is a personal introductory system whereby individuals can find and contact each other over the Internet to arrange a date, usually with the objective of developing a personal, romantic, or sexual relationship.

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Operation Match

Operation Match was the first computer dating service in the United States, begun in 1965.

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Pair bond

In biology, a pair bond is the strong affinity that develops in some species between a pair consisting of a male and female, or in some cases as a same-sex pairing, potentially leading to producing offspring and/or a lifelong bond.

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Pakistan (or; پاكستان ALA-LC), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاكستان ALA-LC), is a sovereign country in South Asia.

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Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.

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Phone sex

Phone sex is a conversation between two or more people on the phone where one or more of the individuals is describing the act of sex.

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Physical attractiveness

Physical attractiveness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing or beautiful.

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Pink Chaddi Campaign

The Pink Chaddi Campaign (or Pink Underwear Campaign) is a nonviolent protest movement launched by Consortium of Pub-Going, Loose and Forward Women in February 2009 in response to notable incidences of violent conservative and right-wing activism against perceived violations of Indian culture, when a group of women were attacked in a pub in Mangalore.

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Politics (from πολιτικός politikos, definition "of, for, or relating to citizens") is the practice and theory of influencing other people.

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Popular culture

Popular culture or pop culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century.

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Preadolescence is a stage of human development following early childhood and preceding adolescence.

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Premarital sex

Premarital sex is sexual activity practiced by people who are unmarried.

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Private investigator

A private investigator (often abbreviated to PI and informally called a private eye), a private detective or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law services.

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In the United States, and increasingly in the United Kingdom and Canada, prom (short for promenade) is a semi-formal (black tie) dance or gathering of high school students.

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Psychology is the study of mind and behavior.

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Psychology Today

Psychology Today is a magazine published every two months in the United States.

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Ramzan Kadyrov

Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov (p, Къадар АхIмат-кIант Ръамазан; born 5 October 1976) is the Head of the Chechen Republic and a former Chechen rebel.

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Reality television

Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents ostensibly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast.

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A religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence.

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Robert Sapolsky

Robert Maurice Sapolsky (born 1957) is an American neuroendocrinologist, professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University, researcher and author.

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Roman Empire

The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum; Ancient and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων Basileia tōn Rhōmaiōn) was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Romance (love)

Romance is the expressive and pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction towards another person associated with sexual attraction.

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Russia (Ru-Россия.ogg), also officially known as the Russian Federation (a), is a country in northern Eurasia.

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Secondary school

A secondary school is a school which provides secondary education, between the ages of 11 and 16 or 11 and 19, after primary school and before higher education.

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Secret dating

Terms like secret dating, private dating or secret romance refer to the concept of dating or romance between people who keep it private from others they might normally inform.

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Organisms of many species are specialized into male and female varieties, each known as a sex.

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Sexual intercourse

Sexual intercourse, or coitus or copulation, is principally the insertion and thrusting of a male's penis, usually when erect, into a female's vagina for the purposes of sexual pleasure, reproduction, or both.

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Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population, p. 395.

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Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, Inc., a division of CBS Corporation, is a publisher founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln ("Max") Schuster.

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the ''Lion City'', the ''Garden City'', and the ''Red Dot'', is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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Single person

In legal definitions for interpersonal status, a single person is someone who is not in a relationship or is "unmarried".

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Singles event

A singles event is an activity or program made available specifically to the romantically unattached, often with the underlying or explicit purpose of fostering dating or relationships among attendees.

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Social Development Network

The Social Development Network (SDN), formerly known as "Social Development Unit" (SDU), is a governmental body under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports of Singapore (now the Ministry of Social and Family Development), which works closely with the community and commercial sectors to foster opportunities for singles to interact in social settings in Singapore.

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Socialization, also spelled socialisation, is a term used by sociologists, social psychologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and educationalists to refer to the lifelong process of inheriting and disseminating norms, customs, and ideologies, providing an individual with the skills and habits necessary for participating within their own society.

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Sociology is the scientific study of social behavior, including its origins, development, organization, and institutions.

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South Asia

South Asia or Southern Asia is a term used to represent the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan SAARC countries and, for some authorities, adjoining countries to the west and east.

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Speed dating

Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.

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Sri Ram Sena

The Sri Ram Sena (literally, "The Army of Lord Rama"), or Sri Ram Sene, is a right-wing Hindu group founded in the late 1960s by Kalki Maharaj.

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Switzerland (Schweiz;Swiss Standard German spelling and pronunciation. The Swiss German name is sometimes spelled as Schwyz or Schwiiz. Schwyz is also the standard German (and international) name of one of the Swiss cantons. Suisse; Svizzera; Svizra or),The latter is the common Sursilvan pronunciation.

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Sylvia Ann Hewlett (born 1946) is an economist, consultant, lecturer, and expert on gender and workplace issues.

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Taiwan (see below), officially the Republic of China (ROC) is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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Technology (from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.

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Teen dating violence

Teen dating violence is the physical, sexual, or psychological / emotional abuse (or violence) within a dating relationship among adolescents.

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Tehran (also Romanized as Tehrān) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province.

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A telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly.

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Text messaging

Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending brief, electronic messages between two or more mobile phones, or fixed or portable devices over a phone network.

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Thailand (or; ประเทศไทย), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย), formerly known as Siam (สยาม), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

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The 5th Wheel

The 5th Wheel is an American dating reality series that aired in syndication from 2001 to 2004.

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The Bachelor (U.S. TV series)

The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show which debuted on March 25, 2002, on ABC.

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The Dating Game

The Dating Game is an ABC television show.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The Millionaire Matchmaker

The Millionaire Matchmaker is an American reality television series on Bravo that premiered on January 22, 2008, and is hosted by Patti Stanger.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Rules

The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr.

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The Sound of Music (film)

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

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Tough Love (TV series)

Tough Love is an American reality television series that airs on VH1 and premiered on March 15, 2009.

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Travelling funfair

A travelling funfair, often simply called a fair, is a small to medium-sized travelling show primarily composed of stalls and other amusements.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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A university (universitas, "a whole") is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which grants academic degrees in various subjects and typically provides undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

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University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, California or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California.

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University of Michigan

The University of Michigan (U-M, UM, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to simply as Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

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US Airways Flight 1549

On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 (AWE1549), an Airbus A320 piloted by Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles, made an unpowered emergency water landing in the Hudson River after multiple bird strikes caused both jet engines to fail.

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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February 14 each year.

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Value (personal and cultural)

A personal value is an individual's absolute or relative and ethical value, the assumption of which can be the basis for ethical action.

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The Video Home System (VHS) is a standard for consumer-level use of analog recording on videotape cassettes.

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Vienna Opera Ball

The Vienna Opera Ball (Wiener Opernball in German) is an annual Austrian society event which takes place in the building of the Vienna State Opera in Vienna, Austria (Wien, Österreich) on the Thursday preceding Ash Wednesday (a religious holiday).

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Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation", although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power" in its definition expands on the conventional meaning of the word.

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Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.

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Voluntary association

A voluntary group or union (also sometimes called a voluntary organization, unincorporated association, common-interest association,Prins HEL et al. (2010).. Cengage Learning. or just an association) is a group of individuals who enter into an agreement as volunteers to form a body (or organization) to accomplish a purpose.

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Wikipedia is a free-access, free-content Internet encyclopedia, supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.

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A woman is a female human.

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The workforce or labour force (also labor force in the United States) is the labour pool in employment.

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Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, People's Republic of China, and is the most populous city in Central China.

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Youth is the time of life when one is young, but often means the time between childhood and adulthood (maturity).

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Zoosk is an online dating service available in 25 languages and in more than 80 countries.

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