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.

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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looking for love
February 8, 2016

How to Lead Someone On (and Why You Shouldn’t)

When was the last time you led someone on? Odds are that you, like most people, have led someone on without even knowing it. The motivation for this behavior – leading someone on – stems from the desire to be liked and to feel attractive. Accordingly, when you have been guilty of leading someone on, […]

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A picture of a man giving flowers to his lover on a winter day
February 3, 2016

4 Rules: The First 14 Days of Dating

I know, I know! You’ve met someone who you’re va-va-voom attracted to, so what happens next? If you’re like most of us, you’ve been out with several people but it didn’t quite work out. When you meet someone with whom you’re potentially a good fit, be very careful in the first two weeks of dating. Rushing […]

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beautiful couple sitting in the cafe and having fun
February 1, 2016

5 Terrible First Date Questions (You Should Wait to Ask Until Later!)

When you first meet someone you’re interested in, it is perfectly normal to want to know everything about this new person. There are usually some pretty loaded questions you’d like to ask, so the key is to know when and how to ask them. Take a look at the list below and you’ll quickly see why […]

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