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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.

After the Breakup: ‘How Did I Miss the Signs?’

I just emerged from a two-month relationship that ended very unkindly. The guy suddenly went missing in action for days, appeared later with some very dodgy-sounding excuses, and then proceeded to break up with me via e-mail, after insinuating that my behavior prompted such a reaction from him. All too often, married and coupled-up friends […]

10 Simple Mistakes Men (and Women) Make in Online Dating

Sometimes the best advice is really simple. Easy does it. Take a deep breath. Don’t worry, be happy. I think you get my point. Clever comedian and writer Carolyn Castiglia has come up with ten mistakes men are making during the online dating process — I would say these mishaps are extremely common. And, many women are […]

The 4 Conversations You Should Never Have On a First Date

Popular blogger Lindsay Tigar returns with valuable information for your next first date. If you are thinking about revealing all about the ex, or dishing about your finances, you better read this one! Written by Lindsay Tigar If you’ve been single for a while, you’re probably used to the first date dance by now: he […]

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. […]

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