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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…

4 Tips for Men to Overcome Fear of Dating Rejection

If you’re a guy who suffers from a nagging fear of rejection during dating, there is plenty of hope for you. In this article, I’ll share several tips you can follow to deal with the issue head-on. First, let’s address some background information about what your fear means and how…

I Just Haven’t Met You Yet: An Interview with Author Tracy Strauss

I Just Haven’t Met You Yet marries a memoir of childhood sexual abuse, family relationships, and finding healing from trauma with a search for romantic love and hope for the future. Tracy writes letters to her future life partner and writes about her adventures and challenges in dating, while also…

On ‘Long Shot’, Leagues, and Who We’re Allowed to Date

The premise of Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen’s new movie Long Shot is a simple one: the beautiful, successful person is romantically out of reach for the average, less than polished person who does not look like he has a personal stylist. Or is he? You’ll have to watch the…

Accessing Your True Desire for Love

Our desire to connect and participate in deep relationships is instinctual. We have an innate drive to bond with others and form attachments. We crave security, belonging, nurturance, love, and connection. As children and adolescents, we seek bonding experiences from our primary caregivers. While our reliance on our families changes…

Hard to Love: An Interview with Author Briallen Hopper

Briallen Hopper’s beautiful new book Hard To Love is a collection of essays about the relationships we often overlook as we focus on romantic love. She writes about the connections that aren’t always legally recognized (or even our first choice) like friends and roommates, siblings and caregivers. Through it all,…

Text Me When You Get Home: An Interview with author Kayleen Schaefer

Kayleen Schaefer’s wonderful book Text Me When You Get Home: the Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship is a love letter to friendships between women. She writes about real life friendship, both in her own life and in the lives of a variety of women across locations and circumstances,…

How to Choose the Best Partner for You

If you are on dating autopilot, your energy may be solely focused on getting dates and finding a relationship. You may be neglecting the part of the equation in which you hone in on what you are actually looking for. You may be so heavily invested in having potential partners…