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.

holidays as a single advice
December 12, 2014

4 Things Savvy Daters Do During the Holidays

There’s something about the most wonderful time of the year that brings out the best and worst in single people. One day you’re feeling festive and bright at your colleague’s cookie exchange. Then you’re seized with deep longing as you stroll past the fake Christmas trees at your local big box store. “This year was […]

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December 11, 2014

It’s a Winter Date for Franny Agnes Lee

She’s braved a date in her bathing suit, hung out with an IRS auditor, and those are just two of her milder adventures. Our girl doesn’t quit — and I am convinced that she will absolutely find love. Some day. Maybe not this time out, as she engages in a snowball fight that goes south quickly. […]

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first date tips
December 8, 2014

How to Put Your Date at Ease (and Remove the Awkward Tension)

In five words, here’s how you make your date feel comfortable: games, compliments, stories, humor, and touch. The key to putting your date at ease is to distract the two of you from thinking too much about what the other is thinking. Try using each one of the elements below and your dating life will […]

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relationship advice
December 4, 2014

New Relationship Jitters: Why It’s Okay to Be Wrong

I once met a couple whose relationship began with a false start. The pair, let’s call them Kate and Jake, went on a first date. Jake said he’d be in touch, and then proceeded to be silent for two weeks. When he finally did reach out, an irritated Kate said, “Let’s just end this before […]

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shy people dating tips
December 3, 2014

Things Shy People Do When Dating (But Shouldn’t)

Every personality comes with its own strengths and weaknesses. With dating, shy men and women come to the table with a minor disadvantage because dating is a social activity, and shy people have a hard time putting their best foot forward with people brand new to them. The good news is that these behaviors, while […]

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November 20, 2014

A Word about ‘Sexy Talk': Treading the Line Between Flirtatious and Creepy

I recently had an enlightening discussion with a male friend about a recent video that went viral in which a woman recorded the male attention she received while strolling the streets of New York City. During the 10 straight hours she walked around with a hidden camera, she received a barrage of comments mostly about […]

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mediocre relationship
November 17, 2014

Why People Settle for So-So Relationships

When you’re single and searching, couples can look like an interesting puzzle. What separates them from you? Are they more desirable? More mature? Just luckier? Possibly. But a new study has identified a less considered factor: Maybe they’re more fearful. In a recent study at the University of Toronto, single female college students evaluated a […]

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doomed relationships
November 17, 2014

3 Doomed Relationship Dynamics

While every couple faces the risks associated with new love, there are particular dynamics that will doom a relationship from the very start. If you’re dating and looking for the right partner, understanding a few basic rules will make the scavenger hunt that much easier. Take a look at the three relationship dynamics below that […]

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traits to look for in a partner
November 14, 2014

5 Critical Things to Look for in a New Love Interest

I loved this blog from dating expert Ravid Yosef. It’s so important to actually look beyond the infatuated haze in the beginning of a relationship to see if there is real opportunity for a healthy, long-term partnership. Below, she details how she tackled looking for the right guy. Enjoy! Written by Ravid Yosef, YourTango I was up against a […]

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how to get over rejection
November 13, 2014

What to Do When You’re Rejected

Rejection in dating is a lot like rain in that it’s bound to happen sooner or later. The silver lining, however, is that being rejected doesn’t have to sting so badly as long as you learn to avoid taking the rejection too personally. Remember, you have control over how you feel and how much you […]

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