Posts tagged Featured

November 14, 2017

The Practice of Thankfulness

For many of us, Thanksgiving kicks off a season of celebration which doesn’t really seem to stop until sometime in January. I probably don’t have to tell you that large gatherings of people, festive parties, and times when everyone is supposed to be part of a happy family can be especially hard if you’re single […]

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October 9, 2017

5 Signs of Good Self-Esteem (and Why You Should Date These People)

What is self-esteem? Your self-esteem reflects the core beliefs you have about yourself. In dating, the smartest thing you can do is to find a partner who has good self-esteem. That individual likes himself; she isn’t too critical of herself; and he accepts himself as-is and works on the parts of his personality or his […]

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June 29, 2017

Just Not Feeling it: The Importance of Chemistry

Several years ago, I was in a situation that felt meant to be. After abruptly abandoning the online dating account I’d opened in the wake of a breakup, I was invited to dinner with a couple I knew. Little did I know, it was a set-up. Dinner ended up being at the home of a […]

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June 16, 2017

11 Signs You Have Nothing in Common with Your Date

What first comes to mind as I write about this issue is the old trope about yin and yang, or the expression that opposes attract. While there is some truth to these concepts – because none of us wants to be with someone exactly like us in every way – two people will need to […]

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June 2, 2017

Text Your Way to More Dates: 7 Tips

No matter if you love or hate texting, it’s hard to escape the “texting phase” in a budding relationship. In the best case, it’s an exchange of witty one-liners and fascinating reveals that create a slow build of anticipation to chatting on the phone and finally meeting. In the worst, it’s a painful and seemingly […]

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May 24, 2017

A Simple Trick to Boost Your Attractiveness

You probably experienced this phenomenon of human nature at school or work: There were certain people you weren’t sweet on at first, but as you got to know them, they became more and more physically appealing over time. The reason is that you came to appreciate the qualities that made them likeable – their sense […]

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April 25, 2017

Dating Someone More or Less Intellectual Than You: Can it Work?

While your mom or dad may have lectured you about the birds and the bees, they may not have given you such a clear directive on the types of emotional or personality characteristics to look for as you try to find a partner. Among the traits that matter most are the degree to which a […]

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April 10, 2017

Creating the Perfect Online Dating Profile: What Would Your Friends Say?

Most people who write their personal statement for their online dating profile do it entirely on their own, without ever asking for help from friends or family. The truth, however, is that asking for feedback from those who know you best is the best way to create a good dating profile. When it comes to […]

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March 21, 2017

How to Approach Dating Like a Financial Planner: A Winning Formula

One of the best ways to find a successful relationship is to approach dating like a financial planner. I’ll explain the idea in a moment, but the rule of thumb is simple: Don’t be more careful with your money than you are with your feelings. Far too often, men and women are more careful and […]

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January 9, 2017

‘How Do I Re-Enter the Dating World?’

Dear Sara: I just read your article about conquering the fear of rejection and continuing to put oneself out there. My question: How do I know whether my status is a stigma against putting myself ‘out there’? Why is a female widow viewed as unavailable? I am a widow, and almost every [time] I get […]

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