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.

dating fake people
April 13, 2016

How to Spot Someone Who’s Fake (and Avoid Dating Them!)

One of the most confusing and frustrating traits in another person is fakeness. Part of what makes dealing with fake people so difficult is that it sometimes takes a little while to discover who someone really is. Because fake people excel at pretending, it makes sizing him or her up even more confusing. You can […]

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Woman with her dog tender scene
April 11, 2016

If I Want a Relationship, I Should Get a Dog?

If you’ve decided you’re looking for a serious, long-term partner, one of the best ways to get ready for a relationship is to get a pet. You could get a cat, dog, or any other pet, but getting a dog is going to be the best, savviest route to achieving your goal. You’ll understand why […]

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starting to online date
April 6, 2016

Can’t Get Started? How to Ease Into Online Dating

A woman I’ll call Amanda had an inbox full of matches who were interested in getting to know her. Every few weeks, an email would bait her with this message: “eHarmony Icebreaker received: Jeff can’t stop smiling.” But Amanda was perfectly content to let him keep on smiling. She wouldn’t even log on to her […]

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dating advice
April 4, 2016

When You Should Keep Dating Someone You’re Not Attracted To

For most people, it is normal and healthy to only date people to whom they’re truly sexually attracted. However, there is another large group of men and women who actually should date people they’re not immediately attracted to, and I will tell you why! If you came from a chaotic home as a child or […]

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thoughtful or asking us to shut up and make some silence this blonde woman has big beautiful eyes and an intense look
March 31, 2016

The Important Role of Doubt

“Doubt is the pinprick in the life raft.” Library of Souls, Ransom Riggs When doubt enters into a relationship, it’s like the pinprick in the life raft, and if left unattended, it slowly sucks the air out completely leaving nothing but a saggy, soggy remnant of what once was. Doubt! I’ve spoken with many people […]

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online dating and being nice
March 25, 2016

Online Dating: 6 Ways We Can All Be Nicer to Each Other

Most people don’t intend to be jerks when they start online dating. But in a whirlwind of elusive communication, evasive e-mails and dropped texts, we unknowingly might be leaving behind a trail of bruised or miffed feelings – or just unnecessary unpleasantness that doesn’t help a process that’s already hard on the heart. The slights […]

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dating a fitness nut
March 15, 2016

How to Date a Fitness and Health Nut (When You’re Not One)

As a therapist who has worked with hundreds of couples on relationship problems, I can tell you that the issue of fitness and health actually causes more friction than you’d probably guess. The trouble starts when one member of a couple starts taking working out and eating healthfully to another level – a somewhat intense level. […]

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dating when shy
March 11, 2016

The Difference Between Shy Men and Shy Women

Shyness is one of the biggest challenges people face in dating. Simply put, many men and women don’t have the kind of personality that makes them want to strike up a conversation with a random stranger, and there is nothing wrong with that. As a psychologist, I find that neither the bubbly nor shy personality […]

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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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