The Heart Beat

Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

getting married nowadays
July 15, 2015

Was Finding Love Easier For Your Grandparents?

In his new book, Modern Romance, comedian Aziz Ansari describes texting a woman named Tanya and asking her for a date. A few minutes later, the software shows she read it. Then he sees the little dots that indicate she’s typing a reply. Then the dots vanish. Several hours pass and no word. A day […]

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dating advice three
July 9, 2015

Dating at 25 Versus 35: Advantages and Disadvantages

The experiences of dating at 25 versus 35 are light years apart. Though ten years’ difference may not seem so long relative to the overall lifespan, ten years makes an enormous difference at this critical juncture of adulthood. In one’s 20s, men and women are dating and getting established professionally; by their 30s, many men […]

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June 18, 2015

Franny Agnes Lee: ‘No Dice, Grandpa’

Franny Agnes Lee has many chapters in her dating diary. Her latest outing turns out to be a shocker of the senior kind. I am sure some of you can relate! See More Franny Dates!

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feeling left out
June 17, 2015

Feeling Left Out? You’re Probably More Likable

“Am I the only single person left?” That’s a question that often strikes unattached people, especially during wedding season. While the bridal showers and bachelor weekends are often fun, watching close pals disappear into relationships can leave many singles feeling left out. But a study recently published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology finds a […]

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once a cheater always a cheater
June 3, 2015

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

You’ve probably heard someone say it before: “If he cheated once, he’ll do it again.” Everyone loves a good generalization, don’t they? If someone cheats once, will that person usually cheat again? In a nutshell, people who cheat will usually cheat again unless they suffer a major consequence for their behavior. Cheaters who experienced a […]

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marital advice
May 28, 2015

Rule #7: Be on the Same Team

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” ~ Babe Ruth Those of you have been following this series know that it began when I read an […]

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rules of marriage
May 18, 2015

Rule #6: Know That You Won’t Always Be Happy

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” ~ Helen Keller I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end […]

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falling in love feels scary
May 18, 2015

Why Falling in Love Feels So Terrifying

If falling in love is supposed to be so wonderful, why does it feel so awful sometimes? On one hand, colors seem so much brighter, and you just seem to float throughout your day. However, you can’t eat. You can’t focus. You can’t stop thinking about him or her. And you’re suddenly saddled with uncertainty […]

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illusion of perfection
May 13, 2015

Rule #5: Don’t Expect Perfection

“Life is better when you stop criticizing the faults, instead look for the beauty in the flaws.” I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married person wouldn’t continue to […]

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May 7, 2015

Franny Agnes Lee’s Toughest Date Yet

If you think some of sweet single gal Franny Agnes Lee’s dates have been harsh, you haven’t met her no-nonsense mama! Of course Mrs. Lee has only the best intentions for her daughter, and just wants to see Franny married off. I am sure you can relate, on some level, to this lunch meeting. Happy Mother’s Day!

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