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February 15, 2008

Valentine’s Day 2008

Veronica Chater's mother wants to go to a resort in Mexico with a friend. Her father, a former cop with an extravagant sense of security, prepares as if she's headed for a war zone. This, and other stories about couples, that happen decades after the moment their eyes meet.

Prologue

Richard Klein of Cornell University explains that the way we view love really began with love poems in the 13th century—an illusion. (7 minutes)

Istanbul

Ian Brown of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the normal struggle most people experience when they try to stay monogamous. Parts of Ian's story are excerpted from his book, Man Medium Rare. (12 minutes)

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