Sexes: Saying What You Mean

The language of love has always been a series of coded signals, sometimes hard to read, sometimes easy, often deceptive, always changing. Here is a sampling of what lovers are saying and what their words seem to mean:

Caring. Complimentary term meaning affectionate but not too demanding. A man who has a dog is a caring person. Commitment. The ultimate goal: he is ready to live with her, if she can put up with the dog, and vice versa. If one still wants to flirt, one is "not ready to make a commitment." Communicate. To speak earnestly about various aspects of the...

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