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.

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May 31, 2016

Can You Tame a ‘Bad Boy’ to Settle Down?

Picture it: You’ve met a great guy but you can tell that he’s someone who isn’t yet settled and doesn’t seem to want settle down anytime soon. The problem? You want him to settle down with you! Is there something you can do to make him settle down? Keep reading and you’ll find that the […]

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May 26, 2016

When Dating Yields Unexpected Benefits

In an earlier post, I discussed how research on professional networking can sometimes apply to the search for a romantic partner. An additional finding in that piece said that successful networkers had a higher sense of purpose—for example, they saw their efforts as being on behalf of their firm or clients. I left that insight […]

dating someone with money
May 23, 2016

Dating Someone with Money

It sounds great on paper – dating someone with money – but there are special considerations to take if you decide to pursue or date someone who has a lot more money than you. Yes, dating someone with money has a lot of advantages in that he or she offers the prospect of having a […]

men who love dogs
May 23, 2016

Women Love Men Who Love Dogs

In the summer of 2007, a handsome 20-year-old man was instructed to approach young women in a French pedestrian zone and say this: “Hello. My name’s Antoine. I just want to say that I think you’re really pretty. I have to go to work this afternoon, but I was wondering if you would give me […]

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May 17, 2016

After a Traumatic Event: Starting to Date Again

More men and women than you know are seated on the sidelines of dating because they have suffered some sort of traumatic event, and they are dealing with the psychological aftermath. People experience major traumas every single day and there are all types of trauma. Direct Trauma First, there are traumas in which a person is […]

relationship needs
May 16, 2016

Need a Relationship? You’re Not Needy. You’re Normal.

If there was ever a piece of bad relationship advice that won’t die, it’s this: Be super careful not to appear too needy to your romantic interests. Otherwise, you’ll turn them off. You’re supposed to show them that you’re independent and perfectly happy making your own coffee on Sunday mornings. Of course, there’s a fine […]

cheap date ideas
May 12, 2016

Cheap Date Ideas: Dr. Seth’s Top 5 Suggestions

If you think you need to spend a Kardashian-style wad of cash to pull off a great date, you are falling hook, line, and sinker for everything movies and TV tell us about dating. I worked with one young man years ago who sent a limousine to pick up a woman for their first date, […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]