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.

online dating and being nice
March 25, 2016

Online Dating: 6 Ways We Can All Be Nicer to Each Other

Most people don’t intend to be jerks when they start online dating. But in a whirlwind of elusive communication, evasive e-mails and dropped texts, we unknowingly might be leaving behind a trail of bruised or miffed feelings – or just unnecessary unpleasantness that doesn’t help a process that’s already hard on the heart. The slights […]

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dating a fitness nut
March 15, 2016

How to Date a Fitness and Health Nut (When You’re Not One)

As a therapist who has worked with hundreds of couples on relationship problems, I can tell you that the issue of fitness and health actually causes more friction than you’d probably guess. The trouble starts when one member of a couple starts taking working out and eating healthfully to another level – a somewhat intense level. […]

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dating when shy
March 11, 2016

The Difference Between Shy Men and Shy Women

Shyness is one of the biggest challenges people face in dating. Simply put, many men and women don’t have the kind of personality that makes them want to strike up a conversation with a random stranger, and there is nothing wrong with that. As a psychologist, I find that neither the bubbly nor shy personality […]

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getting in the mood for a date
March 2, 2016

Don’t Cancel the Date: 5 Steps to Get in the Mood

Every single person hits a stretch where they don’t really feel like dating, and that’s completely understandable considering that most people work, balance a social life, and everything else on their to-do list. If you really can’t stomach the idea of having dinner with someone new, take a few weeks off and revisit the issue […]

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angry dater or person in relationship
March 2, 2016

Is Your Anger Hurting Your Dating Life?

Anger is a necessary but complex emotion. We can feel angry for multiple reasons, and our angry feelings can last either a few minutes or an entire lifetime. Do you know anyone whom you would say has a bona fide chip on their shoulder? When people use that expression, they’re talking about anger, and they are […]

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signs of a psychopath
February 25, 2016

Dating a Psychopath: 5 Clues and Signs

Have you ever been on a date with a psychopath? It would be hard to answer this question accurately because psychopaths are experts in disguise, and it can take a long time – months or even years – to see the full extent of the individual’s pathology. Psychopaths can be male or female, though research […]

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heart open to love
February 24, 2016

Is Your Heart Open to Love?

There’s been a lot of chatter lately about how being vulnerable can help you connect with someone. Sociologist Brené Brown’s TEDx speech “The Power of Vulnerability” is one of the most watched talks ever, and psychologist Arthur Aron also received a lot of attention with his claim that you could quickly fall in love with […]

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dating tips over 40
February 10, 2016

Over 40: Dating Tips

Let’s get real for a moment: Once you’ve been huffing and puffing for 40-plus years, you’ve earned some serious stripes. By now, you’ve probably survived everything from bad relationships to bad jobs, and crazy friends to complex family relationships. In other words, you’ve earned wisdom that you didn’t have when you were younger. For this […]

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dating advice
February 10, 2016

Don’t Feel Confident? You May Make a Better Impression

If you’re hoping to fall in love in 2016, you may have resolved to be more confident. Confidence, singles are repeatedly told, is sexy. The common belief is that if you look in the mirror and see a gorgeous, brilliant, and wildly popular person, others will view you that way, too. The prescriptions for raising […]

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Plan target on grunge background
February 9, 2016

5 Steps to Creating Your Dating Marketing Plan

“Bring the best of your authentic self to every opportunity.” ~ John Jantsch, Author of Duct Tape Marketing An evening meeting with a professional colleague (let’s call her Susan) turned a little punchy last week. We were talking about our business marketing strategy … which led to an economics discussion on supply and demand … […]

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