Dating Dos and Don’ts

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

social
April 17, 2017

The Case for Pausing Social Media Early in Dating

Social media has become one of those facts of life, like Mondays being hard and chicken soup soothing the soul. Everyone from grade schoolers to the elderly have social media accounts, which begs the question of whether that’s a good thing. Most men and women I talk to have settled into a sort of rhythm […]

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phones on dates
April 13, 2017

Phone Etiquette on Dates: 6 Tips

Typically, I’m not someone who thinks a lot about etiquette. For instance, you’ll never find me reading a copy of Emily Post’s famous book. While I believe it is important to be polite and kind, I personally don’t care whether I’m using, say, the right fork when I’m having a fancy dinner. At the same […]

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online dating profile tips
April 10, 2017

Creating the Perfect Online Dating Profile: What Would Your Friends Say?

Most people who write their personal statement for their online dating profile do it entirely on their own, without ever asking for help from friends or family. The truth, however, is that asking for feedback from those who know you best is the best way to create a good dating profile. When it comes to […]

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dating types
April 3, 2017

Are You Dating the Wrong Physical Type or the Wrong Emotional Type?

If you have found that your dates aren’t turning into full-blown relationships, the problem may relate to the kinds of people you’re seeking out. Specifically, I’m talking about your “type.” There are two different ways that you could be looking for the wrong types. You could either be going for the wrong physical type or […]

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dating and harry potter
March 28, 2017

Sorting Your Significant Other: Dating for Your Harry Potter House

Not long ago, my roommate and I were talking about dating when we struck upon another topic we both enjoy: Harry Potter. Beyond the obvious question: who in the wizarding world would you like to date? (For me, it’s between Sirius Black and Oliver Wood), there is another, more real world question: what house is […]

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dating a narscisisst
March 24, 2017

Which is The Most Difficult Personality Type to Date?

Most people encounter a difficult person and call them “crazy” or “awful,” but there are actually clinical terms that therapists use to describe them. If a person demonstrates a pattern of difficult, frustrating behavior over time, there is a good chance that the individual in question has what therapists call a “personality disorder.” Common personality […]

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yoga is like dating
March 23, 2017

Namaste: Dating Lessons From Yoga

When I first started taking yoga classes, I was nervous. I wasn’t sure what to wear, or whether I’d be good at it. But I’d heard good things about yoga. I’d heard that I could take the lessons of mindfulness and apply them to other areas of my life. My friends told me that it […]

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March 21, 2017

How to Approach Dating Like a Financial Planner: A Winning Formula

One of the best ways to find a successful relationship is to approach dating like a financial planner. I’ll explain the idea in a moment, but the rule of thumb is simple: Don’t be more careful with your money than you are with your feelings. Far too often, men and women are more careful and […]

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Man relaxing in his chair and enjoying the view from office window
March 15, 2017

Men Who Withhold Feelings or Affection: Should Women Boycott Dating Them?

I was at a lunch recently with some friends, where one guy ended up sharing about his dating life. First, he told us he’d never told his girlfriend of five years that he loved her. Then, he said point-blank, “I don’t really show my feelings in a relationship.” It was interesting that he made these […]

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Woman at the library, she is searching books on the bookshelf and taking a textbook on the shelf, hand close up
March 7, 2017

Learning to Date Again

It had been a long time since I’d been on a date that January evening, a couple of years ago. I’d told myself, my friends, and my therapist, that it wasn’t a big deal, but I wasn’t being honest with myself. The truth was, I was scared. I didn’t want to get hurt again. As […]

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