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.

Do you hide behiind the computer?
May 19, 2015

Stop the Endless Emailing and Go on a Date!

You know the feeling: You anxiously open an email from the guy you’ve been corresponding with over the last few weeks. After quickly scanning the content, you see a series of question marks at the end. Oh, the agony! He’s asking you more questions. This time he wants to know: “What kind of music do […]

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texting relationships
May 14, 2015

Bringing a Text Romance Into the Real World

Dear Sara: In November of last year, I finally put myself out into the online dating scene. I have been divorced for about three years. Feeling nervous, I finally found someone I was interested in. We met for coffee [and have] been out on a couple of movie dates. He admitted to me a few […]

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divorced and dating
May 13, 2015

Divorced and Dating Again: What I Know For Sure

Coming back to the dating world after a marriage fails can be one of two things: depressing or exciting. I hope that you feel it’s more exciting after you’re finished reading this article. There’s no doubt that no one gets married to get divorced, but divorces happen every day. Regardless of why your marriage ended, […]

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happy people arent best support
May 12, 2015

Feeling Discouraged? You Might Want to Avoid Your Happiest Friends

If you’ve had a bad date and need someone to talk to, your most happily married friend is probably not the best choice—even if she thinks she is. A study published in the journal PLOS One found that people who are in a good mood gave themselves higher marks for their empathetic skills than people […]

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when to stop dating other people
May 11, 2015

Do You Like Your Date Enough to Stop Seeing Other People?

Before we get into my specific advice on the subject, I want to make sure it’s understood that dating a few people at the same time is actually a very good practice. Why? Because people are more likely to settle down with someone who’s not a great fit when they only date one person at […]

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A young woman is sitting in a movie theater with a bucket of popcorn
May 1, 2015

People Who Don’t Do Stuff Alone Are Missing Out

Several years ago, I was sitting at a bar with a friend on a Friday night. A few seats down, a woman sat by herself, drinking a glass of wine and reading a magazine. “She’s so brave to go to a bar alone,” my friend said. “I’d never have the guts to do that.” I’m […]

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wait to be facebook friends with date
April 27, 2015

Why You Should Wait to Become Facebook Friends with Your Match

There comes a time during every budding romance when you look up your potential sweetie on Facebook. You admire his or her profile photos and maybe see if you have any friends in common. Then you hover over the “Add Friend” button? “Why not?” you ask yourself. “I’ve told him some of my innermost secrets. […]

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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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