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texting and dating

2 Things to Know About Texting and Dating

It is no secret that much of the communication between potential or new partners occurs behind the computer screen or through text messaging. By definition, online dating begins on the Internet, however, growing trends suggest that new relationships continue...

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dating and staying positive

Staying Positive After a Few Bad Dates...

You’ve committed to finding the one and have been out with a bunch of new prospects. Only problem is, you’ve had one bad date after another and now you’re questioning if sitting at home is actually more fun than going out with the most recent date...

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chemistry

Chemistry: You Know You Want It, but What Is It?

Chemistry is definitely a requirement for a fulfilling relationship, but it doesn’t always transpire in the way we would like to think. Most of us have visions of being swept off of our feet by Mr./Ms. Right. We imagine there will be that initial,...

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Why You Must Explore Vulnerability to Succeed at Love

The idea of being vulnerable isn’t one we like to think of. Ask most people what they believe vulnerable means and they’ll associate more negative events than positive ones with the term. For some reason, vulnerability is seen as a weakness. Even...

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jealousy issues

What Jealousy is Really About

JEALOUSY! This is a big relationship issue that often does (but doesn't have to) ruin your relationship. Jealousy is the green, fire-breathing monster lying in wait to devour relationships. Jealousy is within you. It has nothing to do with your partner....

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Should Smoking Be a Deal Breaker?

For many men and women, smoking is a deal breaker in any potential date. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 18 percent of adults smoke cigarettes. If you rule out people who don’t smoke, the reality is that you are ruling...

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Planning a First Trip Together? Here’s How to Make Sure There’s a Second

Travel can bring a couple closer, but it can also stress out a new relationship and make you wonder if you’re really compatible in the long run. With every couple sunset selfie and delightful discovery of some amazing café that makes the best Nutella...

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Taking the Panic Out of the Search for Love

Last year I sat on a panel at a prestigious university with an author who’d published a book telling female students that if they wanted to avoid lifetime spinsterhood, they needed to find a husband while they were in college. “Double down,”...

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‘How Can I Stop Intimidating Men?’

Recently a reader wrote to me after a man she’d been dating for ten weeks broke up with her. She said that the breakup was mature and honest, but was dismayed that the man gave her the same reason she’d heard many times before. “They say ‘I deserve...

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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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