For our second annual Love Issue
, we asked some of our regular contributors and/or staffers to bare their souls, or at least their most awkward moments, to help us put together a picture of romantic pursuits 'round these parts. The result was hilarious and sad and thoughtful and surprisingly informative: What happens to the dog
when people split? Who knew what winning $54,000
could do to a relationship? Who knew that a man and woman could really be just friends
? Who knew a relationship could survive
a community service sentence in orange vests? Who knew lesbian dating in East Nashville was so comical
? Who knew Jenna's Toybox sells Romanian-language Hustlers for $3.99 each
Not only did we find out, but the best part is that we've saved you the trouble of having to go through it yourself — you can thank us later.