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.

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February 3, 2016

4 Rules: The First 14 Days of Dating

I know, I know! You’ve met someone who you’re va-va-voom attracted to, so what happens next? If you’re like most of us, you’ve been out with several people but it didn’t quite work out. When you meet someone with whom you’re potentially a good fit, be very careful in the first two weeks of dating. Rushing […]

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February 1, 2016

5 Terrible First Date Questions (You Should Wait to Ask Until Later!)

When you first meet someone you’re interested in, it is perfectly normal to want to know everything about this new person. There are usually some pretty loaded questions you’d like to ask, so the key is to know when and how to ask them. Take a look at the list below and you’ll quickly see why […]

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onlinedatingstigma
January 22, 2016

Not Sure About Online Dating? Keep it to Yourself!

If you’re new to online dating, you might have wrestled with the decision to join a site before you actually got up the nerve to post a profile. You might have wondered whether it would help you meet quality people. Even if you’re already chatting with matches, you still might be feeling ambivalent about whether […]

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January 22, 2016

A Cure for the ‘Pick Me’ Blues

If you’ve recently created a dating profile for yourself, you’re not alone. This is the busiest time of year for online dating sites like this one. Along with your height, eye color, and favorite films, you’ve probably attempted to include language that informs the reader that you’re worth a look. You want to distinguish yourself […]

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single shame
January 6, 2016

5 Ways People ‘Single-Shame’ Singles!

There is no way around the following truth: The world expects all adults to be in a relationship. Actually, I must clarify that: The world expects all “normal” people to couple up, while simultaneously sending the message that something is wrong with you if you are single. Self-disclosure alert: This type of thinking disgusts me, and I know […]

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January 5, 2016

5 Dating Resolutions I am Going to Keep in 2016

“Tomorrow is the first blank page in a 365-page book. Write a good one.” Happy New Year! You rang in the new year and resolved that this will be the year that your dating life changes … for the better! Now what!? Here are 5 resolutions you may want to consider as you look ahead […]

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once a cheater always a cheater
January 4, 2016

5 Reasons People Lie (and What to Do About It)

You’ve probably heard the term “little white lie” a thousand times, a term used to describe the kind of harmless fib that men and women tell every day. It’s true that not all lies are devious or harmful, but the point is that you have to be clear about the purpose of the lie, regardless of […]

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holidays being single
December 21, 2015

A Field Guide to Awkward Holiday Situations

“Why are you still single?” “When are you going to settle down?” “What’s the deal with you, anyway?” During the holidays, singles often brace themselves for a lot of annoying questions and comments from relatives, family friends, high school acquaintances. And during this time, writers like me offer snappy retorts to such irritating queries—and sometimes […]

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great new years resolutions
December 21, 2015

Hate New Year’s Eve? Find a Better Reason for the Season

It’s not you. It’s the holiday. Many people aren’t a fan of the evening’s overpriced dinners and silver glittery parties. Yet being single on the most scripted of nights brings a special kind of agony. At midnight, when sweethearts start smooching, it can feel as if the DJ just announced, “Hands up if you do […]

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nosy relatives
December 15, 2015

Annoyed by Nosy Relatives? Here’s How to Take Back Your Holiday

What’s worse than random strangers at a holiday party grilling you about your love life? It’s your family inquiring: “Are you dating anyone?” Never mind that these are presumably some of the most important people in your life who genuinely care about you. Even the most secure singles can feel as if they’re attending an […]

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