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Learning to Trust Again by Using Your Intuition

Trust is the foundation of any relationship — the concrete layer that keeps everything else from toppling. Without it, a relationship can not grow or prosper or do much of anything but cause heartache. But learning how to trust in a relationship isn’t just about learning how to trust the…

‘No One Has Time For a Relationship’

Dear Sara: I’m a 63-year-old gentleman, retired from health care and living alone in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. Sadly, my last real long-term relationship ended over a year ago, and it seems virtually impossible to meet a quality woman near both my age and home location. My friends reassure…

A New Year’s Reflection

Even though I can find it disappointing not to have someone for the holidays, honestly, by the time New Year’s rolls around I’m usually thinking about what’s next, not stressing about what isn’t, in the past year. There’s always something a little exciting about starting over, isn’t there? I know…

New Year’s Resolutions for the Newly Single

If you’re joining a dating site for the first time or after a long hiatus, you’re not alone. This is the busiest online-dating week of the year—and the high traffic will continue until Valentine’s Day. It’s not just that many people decide to make “find a partner” an item on…

How to Handle Flakes and the Plans They Make

Everyone loves to complain about flakes in dating. You’ll probably come across someone who doesn’t return texts or goes MIA just as you were gaining momentum. That’s definitely disappointing. The bigger grievance? When they attempt to make plans with you. Under no circumstances is not showing up on a date…

7 Self-Inflicted Barriers to Finding Love

Whether you live in a sprawling metropolis or a small town, you know what it’s like to drive down the road and get stuck at a roadblock. Road construction, a washout, or an accident stops you cold and keeps you stuck where you are. It isn’t only on streets and highways…

The Anxious Person’s Guide to Holiday Parties

“It’s only a party!” “Just talk to him!” “It’s not going to kill you!” For the socially anxious, the exasperated pleas of well-meaning friends and family who want you to “put yourself out there” are hard to hear. On one level, you know they’re right—even if that attractive person turns…

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…

10 Comebacks to the ‘Why Are You Still Single?’ Question

Don’t let nosy questions about your singleness catch you off-guard. While it’s none of your great-aunt’s business as to why you’re still single, she’s still likely to inquire. Here are 10 great comebacks to the “Why are you still single?” question: 1. Because you haven’t proposed yet. 2. Just lucky, I guess.…

Single During the Holidays: A Guide to Maintaining Your Dignity

Lately I’ve received several letters from readers who are feeling deeply ambivalent about the upcoming holiday season. They’re planning trips to have Thanksgiving dinner at the homes of parents or siblings, and they’re feeling slightly apprehensive about showing up without a spouse or children in tow. Some are worried about…