Love Lessons from MTV

By Margot Carmichael Lester

It’s hard to
believe that MTV celebrated its 29th birthday this year! The cable
channel changed the television and recording industries forever once it
hit the air on August 1, 1981. Back then, it was all music videos, all
the time. But today, the flagship channel of MTV’s empire is more
focused on showcasing the lives of real young people and their
than promoting flashy rock stars and controversial music videos.

honor of the seminal channel’s birthday this month, we asked folks to
tell us what they’ve learned about love and relationships from some of
MTV’s influential reality shows, both past and present. Read 'em here!