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    1. What is the site about?
    2. Who are you guys?
    3. Who writes the titles for these stories?
    4. I submitted a story, when will I see it?
    5. My story got published, but it’s slightly different! How come?
    6. Are your stories real?
    7. Is this site suitable for children?
    8. How do I contact you guys?
    9. What is the meaning of life?

    1. What is the site about?
    We’ve all heard of “hopeless romantics”, but is love always romantic? Not Always Romantic is a website that tells the other side of the story with funny, unusual, and occasionally touching stories about love, dating, romance, and relationships.

    2. Who are you guys?
    The Not Always Romantic editing team comes with years of experience editing its sister humor site, Not Always Right.

    3. Who writes the titles for these stories?
    The vast majority of the titles are cleverly conceived by our team of editors. Our own readers also welcome to include a suggested title when submitting a story.

    4. I submitted a story. When will I see it?
    While we receive many submissions, only a few can make it on to the site. That said, if your submission is genuinely funny and unusual, you should see it soon. If you really feel your submission is worthy of publishing then submit it again! It is entirely possible we just missed it the first time around.

    5. My story got published, but it’s slightly different! How come?
    Sometimes we will need to edit a story slightly to make it suitable for publication. Scene-setting is great, but extraneous detail may need to be cut down a little. Your submission might explain that this didn’t happen to you but to your friend/sister/uncle, but the audience doesn’t need to know that.

    If it isn’t important to the punch-line we’ll also remove reference to brand names, overly strong language and overly long sentences.

    Don’t worry, we still aim to keep the spirit of the story alive and ensure it remains as hilarious as ever!

    6. Are your stories real?
    We endeavor to ensure stories are based on actual, real events. Submissions that are copied from literature, well-known jokes, or other pop culture sources are summarily rejected.

    That said, we admit that some inappropriate stories do occasionally make it through. If you know of a story that is not based on actual events, and have clear evidence to prove it, let us know!

    7. Is this site suitable for children?
    No. Some situations are not suitable for younger audiences. We do our best to censor profanity and other explicit content, but there are some topics that are best discussed only amongst adults and away from the prying eyes (and ears) of children.

    8. How do I contact you guys?
    Very easily! Just fill out our contact form. We can’t promise to reply to every one but we try our best!

    9. What is the meaning of life?
    Other than 42, the meaning of life was best said by a group of four very wise men, long ago: “All you need is love.”

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    Not Always Romantic: Romantic Comedy Website Launched By Acclaimed Customer-Ridiculing Website, Not Always Right (January 17, 2012)