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How Love—and a Little Luck—Helped This Man Find the Perfect Diamond for His Fiancée

The odds of finding the perfect gem for a custom engagement ring were slim. But on he went, fueled by a big dream and plenty of love.

How David Lee Roth of Van Halen Almost Ruined My Marriage

I thought the man I’d married was a 
rock star. That turned out to be closer 
to the truth than...


40 Years After Falling for a Girl, He Finally Got to Be with Her

A lovesick teenager gets the girl—
40 years later.


This Veteran Found His Long-Lost Love After 75 Years

Grab a tissue. This romance between a World War II veteran and his long-lost love spans decades and proves that...


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10 Sweet Love Stories About How Presidents Met Their First Ladies

We often think of presidents and First Ladies as stodgy old men and women. But they too were once young,...

Men and Women Share the Sweetest Thing Their Partner Has Ever Said to Them

It may feel like romance can get lost in the shuffle of everyday life, but these couples remind us that...


8 Outrageous Marriage Proposals You Have to Read to Believe

Some grooms to be are really willing to go the extra mile to surprise their potential brides, so much so...


8 Stories of First Loves That Will Touch Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

From stories of playground crushes to smooth-talking bad boys, members of the Reader's Digest contributor network tell us all about...

28 Real Couples Reveal How They Knew They Found “The One”

Was it that shy glance, the clever line—or an offer to fix a clogged sink? As our readers’ stories attest,...


24 Summer Love Stories That Will Make You Swoon

According to these truly epic tales of romance, one way to find a love that lasts in summer is to...


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Why Forgetting Their Anniversary Was the Best Thing This Couple Ever Did

This couple's "every-other-year" anniversary rule is the best idea ever.


“If You Find This Letter, Then It’s For You”: What It’s Like to Write Love L...

Hannah Brencher left a note on the subway for a stranger. What came next was an abundance of love.


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The Stranger Who Changed My Life: A Short Love Story

In this true short love story, a party girl meets her match as she passes through Montana with a traveling...


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14 Mini Essays That Prove the Meaning of Love in 100 Words or Less

Readers share their most romantic moments in these short, sweet tales of love, both young and old. Have a story...