Dating Issues

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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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Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Important Questions
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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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Breaking Up, Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Relationship Advice, Relationships
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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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Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Important Questions, Relationship Problems
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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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Dating Advice, Dating Issues
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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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Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Dating Tips, Expert Advice
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Life After Divorce: Avoiding a Huge Mistake

Making a good adjustment to life after divorce sounds simple: (1) Create and use a good support network to help you release the emotional impact of your divorce, (2) redefine yourself with a new life purpose, (3) set and start pursuing new goals for your health, wealth, love, and self-expression, and, if you have kids, […]

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Dating Advice, Dating Issues
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Bad Dating Habits to Break…Right About Now

If you find yourself reflecting on a series of dates-gone-nowhere, consider evaluating your dating habits. Here are seven common dating habits you should consider breaking (right about now!): Bad Dating Habit #1: Being too available (every single night!). You meet. He calls. You go out that very same night — and then the next night too!  While showing […]

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Dating Issues, Dating Tips
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The Six Best ‘Reasons’ to Back Out of a Date

You said yes — and now you want to say no. If you’re having second thoughts about the plans-for-two you just agreed to, here are a few of the best excuses/reasons for backing out of a date. You double-booked yourself. The “double-booked” excuse is one of the few that let’s you use “honoring a commitment” […]

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Date Tips, Dating Issues, Dating Tips