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The dating arena can be scary. Here’s a little direction to get you through those “Should I” or “Shouldn’t I” moments.

The Difference Between People Who Like Dating – and Those Who Hate It

Disclaimer alert: You might not like what I’m about to say if you’re someone who is, um, e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y uncomfortable with the whole dating process. The truth, however, is that disliking or even hating dating is a sign that you have some sort of mental block that is getting in the way of you having a […]

What Your Profile Picture Says (and Doesn’t Say) About You

You know the basics. No pictures of exes with heads cut out. No shots of you ten years younger or twenty pounds thinner. And guys, please keep your shirts on. But two recent studies published in the journal Psychological Science shows that the act of choosing the right profile picture isn’t always so intuitive. A […]

Think Your Last Relationship was a ‘Waste of Time’?

There are fewer heartwarming phrases found in online dating profiles than this gem: “Don’t waste my time!” It’s about as effective for warding off romantic disappointment as writing “Don’t lose interest in me” or “Don’t hurt my feelings” or “Don’t pretend to like football and then play on your phone when we watch games.” Wouldn’t […]

Worrying about things we can’t control is fruitless. We all know that. But it’s pretty tough not to get concerned about some areas — like matters of the heart. I really like today’s guest post from Dr. Karin Anderson — as she brings a great perspective to those feeling badly about their single status. Written by […]

Want to Impress Someone? Don’t Try

Many years ago, I was talking to a woman at a party about relationships and mentioned that I hadn’t been in one for ages. She told me this wasn’t a problem for her. She always had a boyfriend—her current beau was a biologist at an elite university—and before him there were plenty of others. “Men […]

How Much Should You Google Your Date?

It’s an important stage in any budding romance. You know that moment — when you learn just enough about your date to look up him or her online. Perhaps you heard her last name in a voicemail greeting or when he checked in with a restaurant hostess. Or you discovered that you have a mutual […]

Signs You Move Too Fast in Dating – and Why

Is moving too fast in dating a problem for you? Do you get your hopes up only to have them dashed – no, obliterated – soon after? If you move too fast, you’re certainly not alone. Moving too quickly early in dating is one of the most widespread dating problems for men and women alike. […]

Guys Dish on What That Text Message Actually Means

As if communication between men and women isn’t hard enough…now we all get to contend with the added mysteries that go along with texting. Our favorite guest blogger Lindsay Tigar is back to break it all down for us. Thank you Lindsay! Written by Lindsay Tigar Admit it: When you like a guy and you’ve […]

Dating Tips for Shy People: Techniques to Learn and Use

The most important point for shy men and women dating is to get them out of their heads and into the moment as much as possible. If you’re a shy person, you probably know too well that you have a tendency to think, think, think when you’re thrust into new social situations. I actually find […]

Should You Encourage Friends to Try Online Dating?

The conversation usually goes something like this: Friend: “I’m sick of being single. I gotta make dating more of a priority.” Me: “Why aren’t you trying online dating?” Friend: “I know, I know. Will you help me with my profile?” Me: “Sure. Send me a draft next week.” A couple months later, it starts again. “I […]

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