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.

should i take someone back and give a second chance
April 23, 2015

‘Should I Take Her Back?’

Dear Sara, I was involved with my ex-companion from 2007 to 2014. I loved her whole-heartedly the entire time. (She had acknowledged by telling me a few years back that she was lucky to have me). In June 2013 she wanted to end our relationship (not that she has someone else, nor had I cheated […]

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humble is attractive in dating
April 14, 2015

Humble People Are More Desirable, Study Finds

Singles are often told that if they want to be successful daters, then they had better love what they see in the mirror. The way to win at dating is to appraise yourself very highly and then let every stranger you meet for burritos know you’re a hot commodity. There are a couple of problems […]

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dating advice
April 13, 2015

You’re Probably Dating All Wrong, and That’s Okay

“I have no idea what I’m doing.” That’s what a guy told me after he sat down across from me at a wine bar on a date several years ago. “I’ve just started dating after my divorce. So please bear with me,” he said. I don’t remember much about the conversation or even the guy. […]

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unreliabledate
April 8, 2015

How to Spot the Unreliable Date from Day One

Because consistency and reliability are the cornerstone of a relationship, it’s important to figure out who someone is – reliable or unreliable –before you start to develop serious feelings for a person. Once you’re hooked, after all, it can be awfully hard to tear yourself away from someone. I will review the basic warning signs […]

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how to meet a stranger
April 2, 2015

When Your Date is Rude to You: How to Respond

It’s one thing if your best friend says something that bothers you, but it’s quite another when you’re on a first or second date with someone you don’t know. When you’re out with someone new, it can be shocking if he or she makes an insulting remark. How do you respond? I’ll share a few […]

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baddates
March 25, 2015

Some Good News about Bad Dates

A man five years your senior informs you that you’re not getting any younger. The woman you’ve gone on three great dates with confesses that she’s married. Your new love suddenly ceases all communication. Dating can be an extremely emotionally raw experience, yet it’s frequently treated like fun and games. “Enjoy it!” your married friends […]

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online dating advice
March 24, 2015

Dating Got You Down? How to Get Out of A Mini-Slump

Did you have high hopes of finding love at the beginning of the year and now are less than impressed with your online options? Perhaps you told yourself, “This is going to be my year!” and dared to dream that you would have fallen madly in love by now. But alas, it’s the end of […]

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warning signs not to get married
March 18, 2015

8 Major Signs You Should NOT Marry Him

Unfortunately, there aren’t classes in school teaching us how to choose a great romantic partner. Some people score and find a healthy relationship, but many of us stumble along the way. I really liked the straight talk from Dr. Charles & Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz about warning signs women should look out for in a man. Written by Dr. […]

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ep_13
March 18, 2015

Franny Agnes Lee Returns with a ‘Bargain Date’

Our brave gal Franny Agnes Lee will often take time off to recover from dating fatigue. As smart as she is, she doesn’t always make the best decisions when it comes to matters of the heart — like in this latest foray with a bargain dating website. More Franny: See Franny’s summer date gone awry! […]

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talking about the ex on dates
March 16, 2015

The Ex Test: How You Talk about Your Ex Says a Lot about You

You probably agree that it’s a bad idea to bash your ex on a first date. It makes sense that you’re not going to impress your prospective new sweetie with lurid tales of your former boyfriend’s affairs, your ex-wife’s rages or your custody battles during your first hour of face time. But you’re eventually going […]

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