15 Things MSN Messenger Taught You About Relationships

The best education you ever received.

A whole generation owes so much to MSN Messenger. It’s where we learnt how to type at speed…

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And where we (eventually) realised that was not an appropriate email address.

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But more than anything, it taught us how to find love.

Or not, as the case may be. With the help of Twitter account MSN Memories we take a look at MSN’s relationship lessons that will stick with us for life.

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1. You have to put the hours in.

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2. It’s all about standing out from the crowd.

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3. Knowing how to properly express your emotions is key.

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4. It’s important to keep an air of mystery at all times.

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5. And do everything you can to attract their attention.

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6. It’s easy to over-analyse everything your other half says or does.

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7. But you have to play it cool.

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8. Be patient, and it’ll all work out in the end.

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9. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the odd white lie.

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10. You’re only doing it because you care.

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11. And often it’s all about avoiding conflict.

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12. But no healthy relationship works without the ability to compromise.

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13. If it’s not going well, you have to know when to back off.

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14. Trusting other people can be tough.

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15. But when you know it’s not right, you’ve got to make tough decisions and move on.

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So thank you, Bill Gates. We owe you more than you could ever know.

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Robin Edds is special projects editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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