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How to Celebrate the Holidays Without Losing Your Mind

Under the best circumstances, the holidays can make a person crazy. There are so many expectations—those other people have—and those you have. In a lot of places, it’s cold and dark, which really doesn’t help. What’s a person, especially a single person, to do? Here are some ideas for moving…

6 ways to Handle Anxiety During Dating

You may know that online dating is a valuable platform for meeting new people, but you may find yourself anxious and uncomfortable with the process and all of the uncertainty that comes with it. From being ghosted or rejected to getting your hopes up prior to meeting in person only…

Family, the Holidays, and Those Endless Dating Questions

As if straight out of a Hollywood movie, you may soon get asked some very personal questions in front of your extended family this holiday season. “Have you found that special someone?” you can practically hear your grandmother ask, or perhaps it’s your dad or uncle or brother who casts…

5 Reasons to be Grateful to Your Single Self

The holiday season can be a mixed bag for single people. Although it’s a festive time of year with lots of opportunities to meet other single people, it also can be a stark reminder that you’re unattached. Colder weather makes you crave a cuddle partner. Family dinners are full of…

A Reflection on ‘What If This Were Enough’

When I first heard that Heather Havrilesky’s newest book was called What If This Were Enough? I knew I needed to get my hands on it. Heather writes the advice column “Ask Polly” for The Cut and has written another book I enjoyed, mostly made up of those columns: How…

4 Things to Address Before Your Next Relationship

When you’re single, you know it’s entirely your decision when you decide to start a new relationship. You choose when you start the next one, yet the kind of relationship you have –the quality of it –depends largely on you. My point is simple. You can start a relationship any…

15 Amazing Things About October

October has to be among the most beloved months of the year. The changing leaves, the little goblins and ghouls knocking at your door, the mulled wine…. Here are 15 amazing things about October: 1. Sweater weather. Fall is fashion’s New Year. No more fretting over skimpy clothing and feeling sweaty.…

Dating Advice We Give to Women We’d Never Give to Men

Recently I asked friends on Facebook and Twitter for dating advice they’ve heard given to women that likely wouldn’t be given to men. As I read through comments about safety (bring mace, schedule a safety call, send a picture of him and your location to someone you trust), and finding…

5 Ways to Tackle Dating Discouragement

Most people who are dating feel discouraged at some point in the process. In fact, it’s normal to deal with feelings of discouragement as it takes time to find a compatible partner and dating can certainly be a challenge. It’s natural to experience a wide range of emotions while dating,…