Dating Issues

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Unsure if You’ve Met ‘The One?’ Six Key Things to Consider

Compatibility is king when it comes to establishing a long-term and satisfying relationship. But even the most well-matched couples are sure to have differences, and some of these may not matter very much. If a guy prefers country music and his girlfriend likes classical, that’s a difference that may cause irritation but can probably be negotiated. If […]

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How to Stop Repeating Past Mistakes in Love

While many of your difficulties in love are not really your fault (poor role models, dysfunctional patterns in your family growing up, etc.), it is your responsibility to move beyond them. The good news is that you can absolutely get past those old patterns in love and attract someone who will meet you on even […]

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Eight Signs They’re Not over Their Ex

Your new squeeze recently got out of a relationship. Here are eight signs your date is not over his/her ex. 1. He talks about his ex too much. Every time you see him, he mentions his ex a handful of times. Whether he’s waxing poetic about the good times, bashing her character or just dropping casual […]

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Ten Reasons You Can’t Be Friends when the Relationship is Over

“Let’s be friends.” It’s an easy line to drop during a break up, as it intends to ease the pain of a breaking heart. But should you be friends with your ex? Here are 10 reasons why you can’t be friends when the relationship is over: 1. It’s torture. You’re hanging out “as friends.” He does […]

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Ten Signs You Are With a Narcissist

Are you falling in love with someone who is too in love with themselves to love you back? Here are 10 signs you’re with a narcissist: 1. He exaggerates his achievements. Sure, we all want tend to upsell our accomplishments from time to time. But if your date can’t talk about his life without dropping plenty […]

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Ten Things to Never Text to Your Ex

Maybe you need to ask your ex something. Maybe she still has your stuff. Maybe his dad is ill and you want to check in. Before you text an ex, try to honor a month-long “no contact rule” first. When you do send that first text, accept that you may not get a response – or […]

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Dating Don’ts for the Single Parent

Hoping your new love interest gets along with your cat is one thing. But for single parents looking to blend not just lives (and pets) but entire families, dating takes on an entirely new level of complexity. You have more than your own current and future well-being to think about; you have the current and […]

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What ‘I Don’t Know What I Want’ Really Means!

Your date just said “I don’t know what I want” during a heart-to-heart over dinner. If you’re not sure what he/she meant by that, considering the following common definitions for the phrase. Be warned: It’s rarely a good thing for the relationship. Defined: I don’t want you — now or ever. This is probably the […]

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Going Dutch on a Date: Good Idea?

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been asking my friends (both men and women) who paid and who should pay for first dates. Almost everyone said men in their experience paid for first dates, although most of my women friends added that they reached for the wallet and offered to chip in. The one person […]

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Freeing Your Heart from Anxiety: How to Overcome Dating Worries

How does one even think about going on a date if they suffer from anxiety? We took this question (and some others!) to Dr. Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., author of the new book Freeing Yourself from Anxiety, for her advice about this difficult issue.  eH: First dates can rattle anyones nerves, but if one suffers from anxiety it […]

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