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.

love concept, a book and a paper heart
May 12, 2016

Dating Lessons from The Harvard Business Review

Single people are often told to “get out there,” a phrase that can instill both anxiety and guilt. Of course, we all know it’s true—if you want to find a romantic partner, you’ll have to leave the house. But if the prospect of subjecting yourself to the scrutiny of others—while simultaneously evaluating them—makes you queasy, […]

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beautiful couple sitting in the cafe and having fun
May 11, 2016

A Couple’s First Fight: Don’t Overreact or Panic

Arguments are inevitable in relationships. I have found that the happiest long-term couples have occasional fights and they can return to normal pretty quickly. The key for any couple is to keep some perspective and to avoid getting too emotional when arguing. When you meet someone new, of course, the relationship starts with all sorts […]

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angry people
May 5, 2016

5 Signs You’ve Become ‘That Angry Person’

It’s true that some people are angrier than others, stuck in an emotional gear that negatively impacts so many areas of life. At the farthest end of the angry spectrum, picture someone like the character Jack Nicholson plays in ‘The Shining.’ Let’s all agree that this was one angry man! I have to wonder how […]

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giving compliments
May 3, 2016

8 Compliments Your Date Will Love (and Why)

Let’s be real for a minute. Who doesn’t love a compliment? Actually, let me be more specific: Who doesn’t love a really good, personalized compliment? A heartfelt compliment can light each one of us up like a Christmas tree as long as we trust that the words are genuine and truly specific to us. To begin, let […]

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dating and stayingpositive
May 2, 2016

How to Stay Positive When Your Friends Are Hating on Dating

Your friends can be a great source of inspiration and consolation when you’re looking for love. They’ll laugh with you about a dud date or help you decode a baffling text. (Not sure what to write back? The smiley face emoji always works!) They’ll dust you off when a promising romance fizzles or simply remind […]

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dating and not losing faith
April 28, 2016

How to Not Lose Heart

“All my relationships have failed.” “There must be something wrong with me.” “As I get older, it’s going to be harder for me to date.” For some reason, we human beings have a bad habit of letting upsetting thoughts take over our brains. We fret and churn, convinced that this is somehow productive. Most of […]

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controlling personalities
April 25, 2016

The 3 Most Controlling Types of People

Can we all agree that being controlling is one of the most frustrating traits a person can have, especially when it comes to dating and relationships? In all likelihood, you have dealt with at least one seriously controlling individual, whether it was a parent, friend, boss, or romantic partner. Controlling types can actually be appealing […]

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Woman by a mirror
April 19, 2016

What is your “So What Now?”

“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” ~ John Baptiste Moliere I saw a cartoon the other day that said, “Divorce is like algebra. You look at your X and ask Y.” When I ask people going through a divorce what they might […]

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sunday single person
April 15, 2016

Why Sundays Are the Loneliest Day of the Week

It’s a myth that date-less Saturday nights feel the most depressing when you’re unattached. I’ve heard many daters claim those long stretches of Sunday solitude are worse. That’s especially the case if you’re newly single and your former Sunday Fun Days suddenly have big gaping holes in them. Maybe you and your ex used to […]

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joy of cooking as a single person
April 15, 2016

The Joy of Cooking For One (or Two)

When author Klancy Miller was attending culinary school in Paris, she came down with a bad cold and yearned for a bowl of old-fashioned chicken noodle soup. A single woman who lived alone, she realized she’d need to make it for herself. The incident set Miller on a path that ultimately led to her first […]

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