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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…

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…

10 Intentions to Set for Your Love Life Now

New year, new you? Making simple changes and committing to mindful action often transforms everything. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are ten intentions to bring to your love life in 2019. 1. I will bring positive energy to dating. I will not be negative or unload any…

Singleness Isn’t a Gift (and maybe a partner isn’t either)

At this time of year, we’re surrounded by images and suggestions for gifts. A flat screen TV is a gift. So is a box of assorted chocolates. It’s understandable to have presents on the brain. But it’s not just stuff that’s a gift, especially around the holidays. People often talk…

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…