How to Overcome 3 Dating Deal Breakers: Bad Breath, Bad Kissing, and Bad Style

If you take away one little nugget from this article, let it be this: Never, ever let a good egg go because of bad breath, style or kissing. These problems are fixable – and ultimately bearable, so making any of these annoyances an actual deal breaker would be an impulsive mistake. True, dealing with these issues […]

6 Things a Good Man Does to Keep You

In Melissa McCarthy’s film “Tammy,” actress Kathy Bates has a small part in which she talks some sense into a down-on-her-luck McCarthy. In her monologue, Bates explains succinctly that, as people, “We aren’t all that mysterious.” Her character is right! This truism relates to dating in that finding a good man isn’t that mysterious either. […]

First Dates: Who Should Pay…and Why

This topic always stirs up great conversation (and surprising controversy!). Relationship expert Dave Elliott believes it is the men who should take care of the check, and below are his reasons why. Enjoy his guest blog! Written by Dave Elliott, YourTango.com relationship expert Recently, the advertising agency, Leo Burnett, conducted an exhaustive study on the […]

How to Navigate the Road to Love and Happiness

Today’s guest blog is from author and relationship expert David Wygant, who reminds us all to get out of our heads and let our hearts lead once in awhile. I couldn’t agree more! Written by David Wygant, YourTango.com Today I want to share something very personal to me, and it’s a lesson I think all of […]

How to Win with First-Date Conversations: What’s Your Headline?

We all know the rules of first-date conversations. You’re not supposed to talk about sex, exes or politics. As a friend once told me, “You’re one dumb outburst away from never seeing this person again.” Sounds easy, right? Some people say first dates might even be fun. Not so fast. You have bigger responsibilities than […]

La Toya Jackson: How I Found Love, Trust, and a Life on Top

The fascinating La Toya Jackson has been through a lot in her life, and I am happy to say, is truly emerging on top. The pop culture icon reveals all for the cameras in “Life with La Toya,” which airs Saturday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. I didn’t know what to expect as I got set to […]

Patti Stanger, TV’s “Millionaire Matchmaker,” has reached astronomical heights as the world’s most successful matchmaker. As I follow her on Twitter, I read her tweets and figured it would be valuable to analyze her dating advice from the perspective of a clinical psychologist and relationship expert. Is Stanger’s advice good, or does it need a […]

To Be a Good Catch, You Need to…

I really loved today’s guest blog from author Elizabeth Stone, who reiterates some advice I have heard many times. Everyone from Deepak Chopra to Wayne Dyer have told me about this law of attraction = be what you want to attract. Written by Elizabeth Stone, YourTango.com I firmly believe that there is someone (likely more […]

Could Mom or Dad be Haunting Your Adult Romantic Relationships?

Long after you’ve grown up and left mom and dad’s house, your parents mentally stay with you wherever you go. They take the form of the little voices we hear inside our heads, the running inner dialogue that helps determine how we think and feel about ourselves. If both of your parents were present in […]

Think You Know How to Flirt? New Research Says You Don’t

You thought you were being so obvious with your jokey comments and playful arm-punches. After all, you don’t brush lint off anyone’s jacket. You don’t gently tease everyone when they take an extra-large helping of mashed potatoes. We flirt with the people we think are cute and might want to date. And yet, so often […]

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