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.

Young Asian woman in white sweater drinking coffee and looking away.
May 24, 2017

A Simple Trick to Boost Your Attractiveness

You probably experienced this phenomenon of human nature at school or work: There were certain people you weren’t sweet on at first, but as you got to know them, they became more and more physically appealing over time. The reason is that you came to appreciate the qualities that made them likeable – their sense […]

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May 22, 2017

Dating a High-Maintenance Man: Prepared for the Challenge?

Quick word association game: Picture someone high-maintenance. Got it? When many people conjure thoughts of someone who fits this definition, they often picture a woman. Specifically, they picture a Kim Kardashian-type who demands the finest materialistic possessions and who treats herself like a total queen. And while such women do exist, don’t think for a […]

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how to talk politics on a date
May 19, 2017

How to Talk Politics Without Scaring Off Your Date

We all know never to discuss politics on the first date. The reason is a good one: It’s hard to find that soft spot in your heart when you feel you have to defend your basic beliefs about who you are and how you see the world. Of course, the advice is even more relevant […]

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issues in dating
May 18, 2017

3 Signs You Are in Denial About Your “Issues” (and How it Impacts Dating)

The genesis of this article came from my watching the recent Casey Anthony three-episode special on television (HLN), in which Ms. Anthony – someone I have not evaluated myself – sounds like a woman who was desperately in denial. Entitled, self-absorbed, and perhaps even psychopathic, she was someone who personified denial. After watching, I started […]

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fast food
May 15, 2017

When Your Date Eats Horribly (and Why You Should Care)

It’s fair to say that a person doesn’t need to be an all-out fitness nut or organic eater to have a good romantic relationship. At the same time, it means something — something negative — if a man or woman has consistently horrible eating habits. When you start dating someone, there is value in thinking […]

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lust after someone
May 9, 2017

Feeling Too Much Lust for Someone: 4 Warning Signs

It goes without saying that sexual attraction is a part of what draws two people together in romantic relationships, but sometimes the lust that you feel for someone is too much. Put simply, sometimes the lust you feel for someone is unhealthy and will lead you to heartbreak if you’re not careful. Lusting after someone […]

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May 3, 2017

How to Become More Self-Confident: 4 Principles

In order to date successfully and find a good relationship, you have to feel good (enough) about yourself. While everyone has insecurities or flaws they wish they could change, you have to feel okay about yourself from the start for it to be a positive, lasting relationship. Of course, many men and women don’t feel […]

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women dating online
May 2, 2017

A Letter to All the Women Dating Online

Hi there, I don’t know your story, or what has led you to choose dating online. Maybe you’re freshly single after a long relationship. Maybe you haven’t dated much at all. Maybe, like I once was, you’re just tired of people asking you if you’ve ever tried dating online and you want to be able […]

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letter to guys online dating
April 27, 2017

A Letter to All the Men Dating Online

Hi there, I’m Cara. At many points over the last few years, I’ve been one of those thumbnail pictures you might click on if I catch your eye. Just like you, I’m looking for love, for connection. I’m trying to put myself out there in all the ways I know how. I’m not sure why […]

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last single friend
April 26, 2017

‘I’m the Last Single One Standing!’

Dear Sara: It happened: The last “single” girl in my friend group got engaged tonight. She and her fiancé had been together for more than two years and live together, so I was expecting it. The other couples in the group all got engaged within the past year (including one ex, for whom I long […]

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