The XX's Four-Part Guide to Modern Romance

Modern musical romance is tough.

We've got Taylor Swift dating the whole world and putting their faults on blast. We've got Katy Perry and Ke$ha teaching us the ways of meaningless, drunken sex. Then we've got Drake and Lil Wayne blabbing all about having a kept woman, perpetually sprawled out on the bed in some paid-for penthouse apartment.

But what about those last remaining soft-souled individuals who've been holding out for real love, even when the only thing that they've ever known is heartbreak? Well, they listen to the XX for lessons in love.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.