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letter to future children

Dear Future Children: Here’s What You Need to Know about Dating

Dear Future Children, We haven’t met yet, but I’ve thought about you…my whole life. When I was flying back from Europe for the first time (with your grandma), I wrote you a letter about why I hope you travel, and that you take more advantage of your passport than I did in college. There’s so […]

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About You, Being Single, Dating Advice
can i be friends with an ex

How to Tell If You Are Really Ready to Be Friends with the Ex

Ever broken up, only to realize you really missed the friendship you and your ex shared? A common reaction is to try to maintain the friendship during or right after the breakup. As ‘Vanessa’ wrote, “I ended it with the guy I was seeing. I did it because I started thinking about what you said about […]

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About You, Being Single, Communication, Dating Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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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About You, Date Tips, Dating Advice, Seasonal
dating with teenagers

Modeling Dating for Teens: 5 Things You Should Know

Oh, yes, they’re watching! Teens may not always seem interested in what their parents are doing but when it comes to dating and love, they are watching every move. Here are some tips on how you can model healthy dating and help the next generation steer clear of some tough situations in their own relationships. […]

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30 and Single, 40 and Single, 50 and Single, Date Tips, Dating, Dating Advice
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
15reasonstodateamiddlechild

15 Reasons to Date a Middle Child

When it comes to the topic of birth order, our stereotypes of the middle-born child are validated by TV shows like “The Brady Brunch”. A “mid kid” seems to get overlooked and compared unfavorably to their overachieving older siblings and their cute younger siblings. (Think “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!!“) But before you let any preconceived notions color your […]

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Dating Advice, Dating Tips, Seasonal
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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About You, Being Single, Date Tips, Dating Advice
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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About You, Being Single, Dating Advice
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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About You, Being Single, Date Tips, Dating Advice
Try to be “just friends.”

8 First Date Questions You Just Gotta Ask

The best first dates are relaxed and real, as you get acquainted with someone new. No one wants a first time out to be filled with anxiety. I’ve heard plenty of people complain, “The date felt like a job interview!” Or, “I got the feeling I was being interrogated.” It’s true also that one of the primary goals of […]

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Dating Advice, Dating Tips, First Date Questions