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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
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15 Reasons to Date a Cowboy

  Tired of dating city slickers? Maybe it’s time for some fresh country air. Here are 15 reasons to date a cowboy: 1. Not a vegan? Neither is he. 2. You can finally justify buying those cowboy boots. 3. “Save a horse, ride a cowboy.” Country music fan? You’ll be living the dream. 4. Cowboys have that sexy rugged […]

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Dating Tips, Seasonal
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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About You, Date Tips, Dating Tips
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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About You, Dating Tips, Dating Tips For Men, Dating Tips For Women
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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About You, Dating Tips
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
15 reasons to date a surfer

15 Reasons to Date a Surfer

No doubt surfers have a certain mystique. They have a laid-back vibe and a hang-loose approach to life. Plus they look super hip carrying their surfboard down to the water and paddling out to ride the next set of waves. If you date a surfer, you’ll find many more cool qualities besides a casual, carefree […]

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why women like bad boys

Why Women Love Jerks, & Why You Should Be a Nice Guy Anyway

Do women truly prefer jerks — men who treat them rudely, who act like they could take ‘em or leave ‘em, or who actually do take them…then leave them? If it weren’t for the stories and letters, I’d have to wonder; I myself prefer good, true, honest, loving, kind, faithful men—most especially the nice guy […]

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Dating Tips, Dating Tips For Men
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15 Ways to Send Positive Signals to a Potential Partner

You’ve finally met someone you’re interested in. But maybe you’re feeling shy. Maybe you are reluctant to make a move. Maybe you’re concerned about coming on too strong. Not to worry. Here are subtle yet strategic ways to convey your interest. Read this list before your next date, just as a little reminder! 1. Smile. It sounds so […]

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About You, Dating Tips, First Dates
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Love’s Crystal Ball: How to Keep Their Past from Ruining Your Future

A central task each of us faces when choosing a partner is loving ourselves. And as science would have it, a crucial aspect of loving ourselves is setting boundaries for whom we’ll let in our lives — and who gets shut out. A big shut-out?  Anyone whose past might ruin your future. I have lost track […]

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