Just ‘In Like’? How to Know When to Cut Bait

I don’t know why bad dates get all the attention because there’s another kind of date that’s almost as frustrating: the lukewarm date. The guy was nice. The evening was pleasant. The conversation was mildly entertaining. And of course, he wants to see you again. You start to say to yourself, “No thanks! I’m not […]

Reality Check: If He Wanted to Be with You, He Would

Relationship expert Virginia Clark doesn’t usually mince words. Today’s guest blog is no exception. If her story below resonates with you, it might be time to cut some ties and find someone who is actually available — and worthy of your energy. Written by Virginia Clark, YourTango It’s a simple idea, right? Even an obvious one, but […]

How to Stop Passive-Aggressive Behavior: No, You’re Not Crazy

One of my faults is that I can sometimes be impulsive, but I’ll put that impulsiveness to good use here by giving you the punch line first: Passive-aggressive people know that they’re passive-aggressive, so all you need to do is point it out to them when it happens! With so many problems, telling someone they […]

Paul Potts: How Taking ‘One Chance’ Changed His Life Forever

The inspirational story of opera singer Paul Potts contains everything I love — humor, perseverance, heart, romance, beautiful music, and courage. Little did Potts know when he walked onto the stage of “Britain’s Got Talent” that he would end up winning the show — and that some day a movie would be made about his amazing life. […]

After the Breakup: ‘How Did I Miss the Signs?’

I just emerged from a two-month relationship that ended very unkindly. The guy suddenly went missing in action for days, appeared later with some very dodgy-sounding excuses, and then proceeded to break up with me via e-mail, after insinuating that my behavior prompted such a reaction from him. All too often, married and coupled-up friends […]

10 Simple Mistakes Men (and Women) Make in Online Dating

Sometimes the best advice is really simple. Easy does it. Take a deep breath. Don’t worry, be happy. I think you get my point. Clever comedian and writer Carolyn Castiglia has come up with ten mistakes men are making during the online dating process — I would say these mishaps are extremely common. And, many women are […]

Singles Are Now the Majority of Americans—and That’s Good for Everyone

The message is delivered in many different formats—wedding invitations, baby announcements, Facebook feeds documenting domestic bliss in excruciating detail. And although no one ever says it aloud, it can make a single person feel out of step, like a lonely outlier in a couples’ world. So here’s some interesting news that won’t come in a […]

When Someone You Love is Depressed: How to Cope (and Avoid Getting Depressed, Too)

No matter how psychologically healthy – heck, perfect – you want to believe you are, there’s a little part of you that wants to be your partner’s hero in a relationship. When he falls into a slump, you want to believe that you have the magic to pull him out of it and make him […]

The 4 Conversations You Should Never Have On a First Date

Popular blogger Lindsay Tigar returns with valuable information for your next first date. If you are thinking about revealing all about the ex, or dishing about your finances, you better read this one! Written by Lindsay Tigar If you’ve been single for a while, you’re probably used to the first date dance by now: he […]

The Common Denominator is … ME?

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation. But your thoughts about it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle I highlighted my hair blonde hoping it would make me happy; it didn’t. I guess blondes don’t have more fun! I dated a man for six months hoping he would make me happy; he didn’t. What a useless […]

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