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The dating arena can be scary. Here’s a little direction to get you through those “Should I” or “Shouldn’t I” moments.

The Reveal: When Do You Tell Your Date … That Thing?

At a bookstore cafe in Boston, a woman in the audience had a question for me, the evening’s designated dating guru. There was something she didn’t want the men she dated to know about her. How long should she hide it? I sat on a high stool in front of the room, microphone in hand, […]

Ladies: Don’t Believe These 10 Lies About Love

Today’s guest blog is from YourTango relationship expert Ronnie Ann Ryan, who disputes some popular yet false beliefs of single women. I have heard many of these comments made by girlfriends and acquaintances over the years. While Ryan focuses this on women over 40 — I feel women under 40 should also read this one. If you are […]

Love isn’t perfect. It isn’t a fairy tale or a storybook, and it doesn’t always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. Love is work, but most of all, love is realizing that every hour, every minute, every second of it was worth it […]

Your Ideal Man Wish List – Is It Working for You?

Today’s guest blog comes from award-winning author Kelly Seal, who makes some very important observations and a crucial point — that the image you have of your ideal partner may be greatly limiting your chances at finding love! Read on for her smart observations… When you visualize your ideal man – the romantic prize after enduring all […]

If it Quacks Like a Duck …

“If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” Speaking of ducks. It would have been good to be a duck in Atlanta this morning. The morning commute in Atlanta is usually bad; when it rains, the traffic gets worse. When it storms, […]

Could You be Oversharing on Your Dates? Insights from Sarah, the eH+ Matchmaker

Today’s blog is from Sarah, the matchmaker for eHarmony’s new service, eH+.  The new service gives you the benefit of a personal matchmaker who picks your matches and guides you to success. It’s eHarmony’s matching + premium professional matchmaking. We’ve all found ourselves on dates where the other person is talking incessantly about themselves while we’re strategizing […]

Dating Rules: Selling Yourself vs. Being Yourself

Dating guides frequently give strict rules about how to behave around prospective partners. There are dictates about who should pick the restaurant and pay the check, how far in advance the date should be requested, and how long to wait before sending the follow-up text. We’re advised to be open, but also mysterious. To wear […]

Are You Dating a Narcissist?

Dating a narcissist is, sadly, a fairly common occurrence for men and women, and knowing how to identify one is necessary for your sanity and self-esteem. Before we get to the signs to watch out for, understand that no one is a fool for dating a narcissist. In fact, these individuals often have a lot […]

4 Questions You Should Never Ask Your Partner

Today’s blog comes from the wise duo Susie and Otto Collins, who warn us all about asking questions that can lead to more serious issues in our relationships. I am sure I am guilty of asking at least one of these in the past! Oops… If you’ve ever asked yourself the question: “Was it something I […]

How to Convey Confidence – Even When You Don’t Feel It

Therapists often talk about the importance of being “authentic,” or true to yourself and how you really feel. As a psychologist who specializes in relationships, I completely agree – except when we’re talking about confidence. If you’re not a confident person by circumstance or nature, there are simple behaviors you can practice to become more […]

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