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What’s It’s Like To – Date in America After Living Abroad

Meet Coral Sisk. I’m 33, originally from Seattle, but just relocated to San Francisco after living in Florence, Italy since 2012. I started a food tour company while I was in Florence that I now manage alongside freelance writing and events. What are some of the main differences you’ve found…

Why the “How Long Has It Been?” Question is Irrelevant

Several years ago I spoke with a woman who had recently moved to a new town and had joined a fitness group in the community. The woman was single but everyone else in the group was married. Shortly after she introduced herself she mentioned that she had just ended a…

Looks Matter to Women, But Kindness Matters More

I frequently receive emails from men repeating a familiar complaint. Why do women always fall for jerks? Why do they always overlook nice guys, like me? “Nice guys finish last” is a saying so deeply embedded in our culture that many of us accept it without question. But when it…

On Saying Thanks

There is a book I love by Lauren Winner. It’s called Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, and is about the ways she drifted from faith and found it again, slowly and differently, in the year after her mother died and her married ended. When I think about being single…

Getting Over the Fantasy of Dating Someone

There’s plenty of advice out there on how to get over a breakup, but what about those situations in which you have to let go of someone you were interested in and barely know? Maybe you developed feelings for someone who you chatted with online for a couple of weeks,…

What’s it’s Like to Date as a Divorced Parent

Meet Jaimie Seaton. She’s a writer and editor who’s been published in The Washington Post, Oprah’s O Magazine, and Marie Claire. She’s also a divorced mother of two teenagers navigating the dating world. We caught up with her to find out what it’s like dating as a divorced parent. Tell…

Is Dating the ‘Life of the Party’ a Bad Idea?

After reading the title of this article, you instantly know who I’m talking about. The so-called life of the party exists in every town and city across the globe, and a few characteristics neatly define them. The life of the party: always looks fun, upbeat and happy; is gregarious and…

Relationship Advice: Have the Courage to Be Needy

Recently, my social media feed was filled with a light-blue line drawing of a woman riding a crane over the ocean, as readers across the globe heaped praise on an essay by novelist CJ Hauser.“I finished reading this and realized I’d had my hand over my heart almost the whole…

No One Tells You This: Being Single with Author Glynnis MacNicol

It can be hard to find stories about women who are single and don’t have children. There are now so many more people delaying marriage and family, but it can be hard to find them. It might be tempting to think that they don’t exist.Glynnis MacNicol’s wonderful book No One…

6 Strategies to Increase Vulnerability While Dating

Often the walls used for protection are the same walls that hinder the development of intimacy. You may genuinely want to find a loving relationship, but your fear gets in the way. This trouble occurs if your fear leads you to date with your guard up. This is why learning…