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15 reasons to date a trekkie

15 Reasons to Date a Trekkie

September 8, 1966, marked the beginning of a major cultural shift in the U.S. and around the world. That’s when the first episode of the original Star Trek television series aired. Featuring Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Scotty, and Uhura, the original incarnation struggled to gain ratings, but it grew into a wildly popular worldwide phenomenon. […]

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worst dating advice

The 5 Worst Pieces of Dating Advice We’ve Ever Heard

If you’re single, you’ve likely heard it all: every bad piece of dating advice out there. Here’s my list of the worst advice. Sadly, it’s also pretty common dating advice. Use at your own peril. 1. Play hard to get. Related: Don’t be too available; keep her waiting; never accept a last-minute date; and play mind games […]

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About You, Being Single, Dating Advice
fairytales about prince charming

Why I’ve Given up on the Fairytale

My sophomore year of college, I walked into the newspaper office where I served as an editor, and my phone lit up with a call. Those were the days when we made our ringtones songs, and in the 19-year-old naivety that thought frat boys could turn into gentlemen, I selected ‘Someday My Prince Will Come’ […]

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About You, Being Single
sabotage love life

15 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Love Life

Dating is complicated enough without encountering an unexpected complication: You! On the road to love, some people put obstacles in their own way, usually without knowing it. Psychologists define self-sabotaging behavior as anything that creates problems or interferes with long-standing goals. These actions or attitudes may seem helpful in the moment, but ultimately undermine you, especially when […]

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15 reasons to date a tennis player

15 Reasons to Date a Tennis Player

A popular T-shirt worn by tennis players says, “You’ve Met Your Match.” This is definitely true, as this particular athlete could be a great fit for you. That’s because they have certain skills and qualities that make for exceptional romantic partners. 1. Tennis players know it takes both skills and passion to win. That’s a winning combination for romance. […]

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ways to be desirable

15 Ways to Be the Kind of Person Other People Want to Date

You may want more dates … or you may want better dates. You probably want dates with people who have the potential to be the love of your life. Whatever the case, it’s wise to pause and ask if you’re doing all you can to attract the best. To be sure you’re the kind of person other […]

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how to have luck in love

5 Ways to Bring More Luck to Your Love Life

You’ve been there: after a not-so-great date, you’re venting to one of your coupled-up friends, expressing your frustration and practically begging for an answer to when your luck in love will turn around. After some calm words of reassurance and promises of a happily-ever-after that’s frankly a little difficult for you to imagine, you snap […]

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15 reasons to date an irish person

15 Reasons to Date An Irish Person

Ah, the luck of the Irish! Contrary to popular belief, they do not all have red hair, fiery tempers, consume gallons of ale, and believe in leprechauns. Yet Irish men and women do have distinctive traits and qualities to be admired. To know why you should consider dating an Irish person, start with these reasons: 1. They’re […]

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15 reasons to date a firstborn

15 Reasons to Date a Firstborn

The study of how birth order affects personality began with the pioneering psychologist Alfred Adler (1870-1937), who theorized that a person’s temperament and tendencies are significantly shaped by his place in the sibling group. Research over the past century has confirmed just how much birth order influences education, career choice, earning potential, and many other […]

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protecting your heart

Protecting Your Heart: Balancing Control with Surrender

There are many things in our lives over which we have no control. We can try to protect ourselves all day long, but in the end we are still powerless to prevent the setbacks we all suffer as a part of life. So we must learn to surrender to that which is bigger than us. […]

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