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.

valentines day
February 3, 2015

Don’t Let Valentine’s Day Break Your Heart — or Your Bank

Many centuries ago, a Catholic priest named Valentine was sentenced to death for illegally marrying young couples. While imprisoned, he fell in love with his jailer’s daughter and just before his Feb. 14 execution passed her a note that said “from your Valentine.” This is the first—and possibly one of the last—times Valentine’s Day was […]

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36 questions
January 28, 2015

Can 36 Questions Make You Fall in Love?

Can you make a decision to fall in love? Writer Mandy Len Catron wanted to find out. As Catron writes in a wildly popular New York Times Modern Love column, she told an acquaintance about a technique, developed by psychologist Arthur Aron, in which two strangers ask each other 36 questions of increasing intimacy and […]

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how to approach someone
January 16, 2015

How to Approach Someone New (Without Being Cheesy!)

This subject doesn’t need much of an introduction because we all know how awkward it is to approach someone new, as well as how cheesy so many well-intentioned efforts can be. Yet mastering the art of an introduction is actually much easier than you may think. Ask for permission. Walking over to talk to someone […]

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dating makes you strong
January 13, 2015

How Dating Can Make You Strong

In her memoir, Bossypants, comedian Tina Fey explains how performing improvisational comedy made her a stronger person: “What I learned about ‘bombing’ as an improviser at Second City was that it doesn’t kill you. No matter how badly an improv set goes, you will still be physically alive when it’s over,” Fey writes. This is […]

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being single and what you learn
January 12, 2015

The Most Important Thing to Remember in Dating (Which You Likely Forget!)

In today’s guest post, the amazing Lindsay Tigar returns with an inspiring new blog about how she shifted her focus inward, and has found some real happiness. You will love this one! Enjoy — and congrats to Lindsay. Can’t wait to see where life takes you next. Written by Lindsay Tigar My ex and I broke […]

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when he is texting the ex
January 12, 2015

Help: My Boyfriend Keeps Talking to His Ex!

It’s inevitable, an ex is bound to pop up in almost every relationship. It can either cause your relationship to fail, or make you stronger. It’s all in the approach of how it’s dealt with. Although I believe it’s possible, I don’t believe it’s common for “friendships” with ex’s to work out well for anyone in […]

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desperate and dating can people tell
January 9, 2015

Feeling Desperate? Don’t Worry. No One Can Tell.

Singles have to navigate a razor-thin line. You have to show people that you’re happily single, but you can’t be too happy—otherwise people worry that you’re not “making room” for love. On the other hand, if you admit that you aren’t satisfied with your solo life—that you really, really want to meet someone—then the diagnosis […]

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dating is making me angry
January 8, 2015

Romance Roadblocks: When Dating is Making You Angry

People get angry when they don’t get something that they really, really want. If you’re one of those people who’s been duking it out in the dating world – date after date, trying to find someone who sticks – you can reach a point where you start getting angry. Getting angry makes perfect sense, too. […]

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first date tips
January 5, 2015

How to Score More First Dates

You might think that planning a first date is a pretty routine affair these days. That’s because if you’re doing online dating, you’re going to go on a lot of them. Here’s how it should go down: Guy chats with girl. He suggests meeting. They settle on a place and time. They go on the […]

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dating resolutions 2015
January 5, 2015

3 Crazy-Important Dating Resolutions

Okay, here’s my take on new year’s resolutions: I recommend them as long as they are realistic and sensible. I also find that coming up with two or three resolutions makes a lot more sense than, say, five or ten. When it comes to dating, you can never be too good at it because it […]

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