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15 Reasons To Date a Gardener

Gardens add so much to our daily lives—color, fragrance, spice, sustenance, and creative inspiration. Whether a tiny container garden or a vast plot of intricate designs, these spaces bring joy to those who pause to look and enjoy. Of course, it takes dedicated people to make gardens and orchards thrive . . . and the […]

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Dating Advice, Mind, Body And Spirit
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5 Clear Signs He’s in Love With You

Love is a small word with huge implications. When it’s a healthy kind of love, it can help you become your best possible self and enrich your life with a new kind of happiness and meaning. When it’s unhealthy—or just not the right match—it can literally gut you, leaving you feeling broken and devastated. The beginning […]

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Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
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10 Reasons Your Breakup Just Made Your Life (So Much) Better

  They say you never know a good thing till it’s gone. But when it comes to breakups, there’s another phrase that rings true: hindsight is 20/20. In the aftermath of a messy split, it can be hard to have clarity. So if you need a reminder, here are 10 reasons why your last breakup […]

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Being Single, Dating Advice, Relationships
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Is It Love… Or Just Sex? Here’s How to Know

  Here’s a common scenario: You meet someone new, and one look is all it takes to light the fuse of sexual fireworks. You can barely keep your hands off each other — and the excitement of it all feels like falling in love. But is it really? Can simple lust masquerade as something more? […]

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Dating, Dating Advice, Dating Tips
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5 Tips for Dating as an Introvert

Most people describe dating as a mixed emotional experience filled with excitement and hope, and heightened nerves and insecurities. If you consider dating to be draining and rough, you are far from alone. If you identify as an introvert, you may be prone to increased dating fatigue, dread, panic, and over-thinking. You may experience the […]

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Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Expert Advice
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Why Every Woman Needs a Weekend to Herself

Unlike most college-aged kiddos, my sights were never set on studying abroad. I never dabbled with the idea of taking time off to backpack around Europe or do a gap year in Asia to find my zen. Instead, I was that overly high-strung type-A personality that began saving to move to New York from North […]

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About You, Dating Tips, Dating Tips For Women
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First Date: Planning For Success

Somewhere between deciding that I want to go out with someone and our first date, there is a question that I dread. “So, what do you want to do?” Occasionally, I’ve gone out with guys who had it all planned, who invited me into a narrative they’d already created, but for the most part, the […]

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Dating Tips, First Dates
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A Mindfulness Survival Guide to Online Dating: 10 Tips

Can mindfulness and online dating coexist? Let’s be honest – browsing the wilderness of online dating can feel like sending your ego straight into a land mine field. Not only does online dating encourage a judgmental attitude – it requires it. We find ourselves making snap decisions based on superficial criteria, and ourselves being evaluated […]

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Dating Tips, Online Date Tips
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9 Bad Pieces of Dating Advice to Quit Now

My single friends and I often joke about the advice we’re constantly given by our parents, our coupled-up friends and basically, anyone who hears yes, we’re ‘still single’ and yes, ‘still looking.’ The words of wisdom are never delivered with any malicious intent and really, are meant to raise our spirits and ensure we don’t […]

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Being Single, Dating Advice, Dating Issues
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Spending Valentine’s Day With Someone I Love: Me

  Even though I’ve been unwillingly single for most of mine, I’ve never hated Valentine’s Day. I’m pretty sure it’s because my birthday is the next week, and I’ve never tried to reverse the childhood idea that all of the flowers, balloons, and chocolates are to celebrate me. But as I got older, I realized […]

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About You, Being Single