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Move Beyond Casual Dating: 3 Tips for Choosing a Partner You Can Grow With

You met at the right time and everything just fell into place. You’ve dated plenty of other people but it has never felt this right. You’re ready to move past casual dating and take the next step. A big, scary, exciting step. When you find someone you’re ready to take…

15 Ways to Recover from a Bad Date

We all go on dates with high hopes and good intentions. You expect the encounter to be fun, exciting, and maybe even a step toward something bigger down the line. But not all dates are created equal, and some don’t meet expectations. Maybe you and the other person just didn’t click. Maybe…

5 Reasons to Choose Love over Fear

There are really only two human emotions: love and fear. All other emotions stem from those two basic emotions. Love is unconditional acceptance and the willingness to go beyond oneself for our own benefit (self-love) or the benefit of another. Fear is the absence of love, just as judgment is…

15 Reasons to Date a Political Junkie

Some people just can’t get enough of politics. They watch the Sunday morning interview shows. They monitor the latest polls. They’re fascinated by all the machinations and maneuvering. Whether you love politics or have little interest, you should take an interest in dating a political junkie. Here’s why: 1. You’ll never…

15 Ways to Make Wise Dating Choices

The most wonderful relationships are the sum of many good decisions made over months, years, and decades. In Nicholas Sparks’ latest romantic cinematic journey, ‘The Choice’ (in theaters Feb.5), these issues are explored as a young couple deals with some heart wrenching decisions, and must face the question: How far…

15 Ways to Make Sure You Are ‘Relationship Material’

Perhaps you’ve heard it said that the best way to attract a fabulous partner is to BE a fabulous partner. To take that principle a step further, if you want to attract someone who is magnificent “marriage material,” make sure that YOU are magnificent marriage material. Here’s how to know if this…

4 Ways to Handle Loneliness This Time of Year

While this time of year brings excitement and joy, it also typically brews sadness, loneliness, jealousy, disappointment, and anxiety. These feelings can become especially overwhelming as you reflect on your life circumstances and come to terms with being single. So, why does this season bring up difficult emotions, particularly loneliness? Holidays breed high…

15 Ways to Deal with the Grinches in Your Life

In 1957, the incomparable Dr. Seuss unleashed one of his most memorable characters, the scowling, green-hued Grinch. This, of course, is the cranky guy who seeks to ruin Christmas and rob others of holiday joy. The term “grinch” went on to be applied not only to the Seussian character, but to…

How to Survive Holiday Dating

Baby it’s cold outside! The holidays are here and the desire to couple up now is at an all-time high. After all it’s ‘cuffing’ season. As one who coaches singles on finding love online and as the proud dating coach of this adorable couple who just got married (who met…

15 Ways to Overcome Hang-ups that Impede Lasting Love

Let’s start by agreeing that every person on earth has a hang-up or two. These are issues the dictionary defines as “a preoccupation, fixation, or psychological block; an impediment.” That last word should concern anyone who is single, since hang-ups can impede your search for love. These issues tend to…