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9 love songs, explained in charts

Love is a tricky thing.

It's unspeakable, serious, and sometimes even uncharitable. But maybe we could better navigate love — or at least love songs — with some charts. Fortunately, we've got just the thing right here. Taylor Swift will guide you through a love story in flowchart form, and Rihanna will help you find love in a hopeless place.

Here are nine charts that explain great love songs:

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Or take a look at our very own special Vox Valentine, just for you.

Happy Valentine's Day!

A version of this article originally ran on February 14, 2015.

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