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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.

He Wants Fun and You Want Commitment: Can It Ever Work?

It can be very hard to let go of someone you have feelings for when you realize your ultimate desires differ. Relationship expert Janet Ong Zimmerman does a brilliant job of breaking this situation down. As usual, she doesn’t mince words and you have to love that!  Written by Janet Ong Zimmerman, YourTango Sure, he’s nice. […]

The Impact of ‘Virtual’ Relationships

We’re all so used to being tied to our iPhones these days, I think it’s important to be aware of the need for actual human connection. Too many of my friends are texting – and never calling anymore. I’m guilty of this as well. This guest blog from FOX News magazine’s Ashley Papa serves as a little […]

4 Things Savvy Daters Do During the Holidays

There’s something about the most wonderful time of the year that brings out the best and worst in single people. One day you’re feeling festive and bright at your colleague’s cookie exchange. Then you’re seized with deep longing as you stroll past the fake Christmas trees at your local big box store. “This year was […]

It’s a Winter Date for Franny Agnes Lee

She’s braved a date in her bathing suit, hung out with an IRS auditor, and those are just two of her milder adventures. Our girl doesn’t quit — and I am convinced that she will absolutely find love. Some day. Maybe not this time out, as she engages in a snowball fight that goes south quickly. […]

How to Put Your Date at Ease (and Remove the Awkward Tension)

In five words, here’s how you make your date feel comfortable: games, compliments, stories, humor, and touch. The key to putting your date at ease is to distract the two of you from thinking too much about what the other is thinking. Try using each one of the elements below and your dating life will […]

New Relationship Jitters: Why It’s Okay to Be Wrong

I once met a couple whose relationship began with a false start. The pair, let’s call them Kate and Jake, went on a first date. Jake said he’d be in touch, and then proceeded to be silent for two weeks. When he finally did reach out, an irritated Kate said, “Let’s just end this before […]

Things Shy People Do When Dating (But Shouldn’t)

Every personality comes with its own strengths and weaknesses. With dating, shy men and women come to the table with a minor disadvantage because dating is a social activity, and shy people have a hard time putting their best foot forward with people brand new to them. The good news is that these behaviors, while […]

I recently had an enlightening discussion with a male friend about a recent video that went viral in which a woman recorded the male attention she received while strolling the streets of New York City. During the 10 straight hours she walked around with a hidden camera, she received a barrage of comments mostly about […]

Why People Settle for So-So Relationships

When you’re single and searching, couples can look like an interesting puzzle. What separates them from you? Are they more desirable? More mature? Just luckier? Possibly. But a new study has identified a less considered factor: Maybe they’re more fearful. In a recent study at the University of Toronto, single female college students evaluated a […]

3 Doomed Relationship Dynamics

While every couple faces the risks associated with new love, there are particular dynamics that will doom a relationship from the very start. If you’re dating and looking for the right partner, understanding a few basic rules will make the scavenger hunt that much easier. Take a look at the three relationship dynamics below that […]

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