love!Both online and off, love is most definitely in the air. So far, my wife and I have been to no fewer than six weddings this spring and summer. Which got me thinking - Mrs. McKirdy and I have now been happily married nearly 12 years. What’s the secret? I decided to put that question to our Q&A Community. Love, trust and honesty came up several times, along with shared experiences of a few personal growth opportunities in the marriage department. Lots of great conversation in the comments, too! You can check out all the answers (and add your own) here.

And it seems love is not limited to just married adults in the Ask.com community. Younger folks are also feeling the effects of Cupid’s arrow, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by the community as a whole. Recently, I received this note from a Q&A Community member:

Dear Ask.com,

I can’t help noticing all the teen crush questions, like “does he like me?” or “which girl should I go out with?”  They’re everywhere! I thought these weren’t allowed at Ask.com, so why are they here? What can be done about this? I really come to Ask.com to ask and answer questions about politics and business/finance, and I’d really rather not have to deal with the kid stuff.

Christina S.

While we want to make sure to offer all of our users a place where they can get their questions answered, we also hear loud and clear that some folks would prefer not to see certain types of questions. And now, they don’t have to! We recently rolled out a new feature in the Q&A Community called Category Filtering. Just select the categories you don’t want to see, and questions in those categories will never be displayed to you in the All Recent questions. To enable category filtering, do the following:

1.       Log in to your account at www.ask.com

2.       Click “Settings” in the upper right corner, and then on the “Personal Set.” Tab

3.       Place a checkmark in the box of each category you’d rather not see, and then be sure to click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the category list

That’s it! By the way, you can always go back and change your mind later if you decide you want to help figure out if stolen glances on the playground really mean true love, or if you come up with foolproof answers regarding how to choose between two different guys who want to take you to prom.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, it looks like it’s time to go buy a couple more blenders.

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Eric McKirdy is Ask.com’s Corporate Brand Ambassador and Customer Support guru. If you have a question you’d like to see answered here on the blog, send it to him at customersupport (at) ask.com; if your question is used, he’ll even send you an Ask.com t-shirt.