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15 Reasons You Should Date a Kayaker

Few scenes are as serene as watching a kayaker glide across a lake. And few scenes are as exhilarating as watching a kayaker navigate roaring rapids. Along with the passion and skill kayakers bring to their sport, they have many qualities that carry over...

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relationship-equal

Here's How to Know If Your Relationship is Equal - And What To Do

Consider your relationship (or your most recent one): have you ever stopped to ask yourself if your relationship is equal? And if it’s not, how much that matters to you? Though there are many layers to the fabric of emotional intimacy, when two partners...

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Run Away Now: How to Spot a Self-Centered Man, Instantly

Near the top of everyone’s list of turn-offs in a prospective partner —or even a casual date—is excessive self-absorption. No one enjoys feeling their only role is to smile and nod in amazement at someone else’s incredible life, or to constantly...

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love advice

Finding Love: 15 Thoughts and Behaviors to Help Guide You There

Your ability to stay aligned with your goal of a healthy relationship is bound to be put to the test as you navigate the highs and lows of dating. There are times when you may feel the urge to give up, crawl up on your sofa, and never date again. You could...

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what you need to know about love

Looking for Love? 5 Things You Need to Know

What does it mean to be in love? Here are 5 things you need to know: Love is a responsibility, not a right. A long-lasting relationship works like two people carrying one of those egg baby projects from high school. Remember that experiment where...

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9 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Dating Life

If you’re not thrilled about your dating prospects lately, it’s easy to blame everyone and everything else: You’re not meeting enough people. Or the people you’re meeting are liars, losers, and flakes. Or perhaps you’re disgusted with the state...

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You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

Lately I’ve been on a bravery kick. I’ve been taking myself on dates—going to dinner or lunch by myself, or taking myself to the movies alone. Sometimes, I’ll wander around an antique store, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Farmer’s Market....

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3 Signs Your Date is too Intense (to Start a Good Relationship Now, at Least)

There is a definite spectrum of normal behavior when it comes to dating. If you get lucky, you will find yourself on a date with someone who is polite, reliable, and overall good company. It's the other end of the spectrum that you have to worry about....

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‘When Looking For a Partner, Should I Make a List?’

Dear Sara: I have a checkbox of things I would really like in a partner. College-educated, maybe a white-collar job. Am I being too picky? -- T Dear T: I don’t think there is anything wrong with a making list, though I do have a few basic guidelines. 1....

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Guys: If You’re Short, Say it in Your Dating Profile

In an ideal world, people would naturally get along and no one would care too much about appearance or fitting in. One of the realities about dating that will never change is that physical appearance matters. While we all agree that appearance matters...

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