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Self-love 101: What It Really Means to ‘love Yourself’
January 28, 2015

Self-love 101: What It Really Means to ‘love Yourself’

If you’re looking for romantic love, you’ve probably heard the advice that the key to getting someone to love you is to love yourself first. Yet the phrase is thrown around so casually, it’s assumed we should all know what it means. However, the “how to” isn’t always obvious. At a basic level, it involves […]

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How Dating Can Make You Strong
January 13, 2015

How Dating Can Make You Strong

In her memoir, Bossypants, comedian Tina Fey explains how performing improvisational comedy made her a stronger person: “What I learned about ‘bombing’ as an improviser at Second City was that it doesn’t kill you. No matter how badly an improv set goes, you will still be physically alive when it’s over,” Fey writes. This is […]

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Feeling Desperate? Don’t Worry. No One Can Tell.
January 9, 2015

Feeling Desperate? Don’t Worry. No One Can Tell.

Singles have to navigate a razor-thin line. You have to show people that you’re happily single, but you can’t be too happy—otherwise people worry that you’re not “making room” for love. On the other hand, if you admit that you aren’t satisfied with your solo life—that you really, really want to meet someone—then the diagnosis […]

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3 Crazy-Important Dating Resolutions
January 5, 2015

3 Crazy-Important Dating Resolutions

Okay, here’s my take on new year’s resolutions: I recommend them as long as they are realistic and sensible. I also find that coming up with two or three resolutions makes a lot more sense than, say, five or ten. When it comes to dating, you can never be too good at it because it […]

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Looking for Love During the Holidays? You’re Not Alone.
December 26, 2014

Looking for Love During the Holidays? You’re Not Alone.

Recently, I asked readers to tell me how they experienced the holidays, and I received a wide range of answers. Many wrote about the fun they had spending time with friends and family, or just lounging around in their pajamas watching movies and doing jigsaw puzzles. But many singles also said they feel very lonely […]

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Thoughts on Spending the Holidays Alone
December 9, 2014

Thoughts on Spending the Holidays Alone

“I am 30 years old, and I’ve spent every holiday as
 a single person. Being single is difficult anytime, but it feels worse 
during the holidays. All of my friends are married with children, so it’s 
difficult to socialize with them in general, because people usually spend
 more time with their partners and children. It […]

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Things Shy People Do When Dating (But Shouldn’t)
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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Are You Sabotaging Your Chance at Love with This Destructive Habit?
November 12, 2014

Are You Sabotaging Your Chance at Love with This Destructive Habit?

When it comes to protecting yourself from loving the wrong person, you can forget solely relying on your list of deal-breakers. It turns out that our thoughts about ourselves are way more influential than we realize in determining the quality of person we connect with. I’m talking about the “not enough” greatest hits that haunt even […]

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Playing Hard to Get: How to Attract Drama and Broken-Winged Birds
November 5, 2014

Playing Hard to Get: How to Attract Drama and Broken-Winged Birds

Playing hard to get is bad for so many reasons, yet the main reason has to do with wasting time. The idea behind playing hard to get is that someone will want you more if you don’t always reciprocate the interest. Breaking News: If you are someone who plays hard to get, I’m not sure […]

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Life Advice: Throw Out the Scorecard
October 14, 2014

Life Advice: Throw Out the Scorecard

I recently attended a party where a man delivered a long, fairly hostile monologue about his wife’s poor driving skills, giving everyone in the room blow-by-blows of each fender bender and exacting details about how much her snafus had raised their car insurance premiums. His wife, a beautiful and good-natured doctor, didn’t seem to mind. […]

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