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8 Reasons Your Online Messages Aren’t Resulting in Dates

There is no denying that it takes true effort to turn online dating messages into face-to-face dates. This process involves opening up, keeping a conversation going (and interesting), asking solid, engaging questions, and having the courage to ask someone out (or say yes). Most importantly, though, getting a date means…

Surprise Me: An Interview with Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella writes funny, engaging heroines, some single, some married, but all with a lot of heart. I’ve found them to be lovely companions on my journey as a single person. They make me laugh, occasionally cry, and often give me something to think about (plus, since Sophie is British,…

3 Beliefs You Need to Have About Yourself to Find a Good Relationship

Though a complex psychological subject, we can decipher it in simple terms. Every boy and girl, man and child carries basic, fundamental beliefs about themselves. Similarly, they carry basic, fundamental beliefs about others and what to expect from the world overall. The subject is important because these beliefs have everything…

The Valentine’s Gift Guide for Everyone

Like it or not, Valentine’s Day will be here in about 3 minutes, so if you haven’t gotten your partner anything yet, we’ve got you covered in the ideas department. If you are single and enjoy the holiday: Celebrate the love that is in your life. That could mean just…

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…

8 Tactics For Catching a Liar On a First Date

The world would be a far better place if we all just agreed to tell the truth all of the time. But let’s not hold our breath about that happening anytime soon.  Which brings us to you and your dating life. When you go out with someone, you don’t need…

6 Common Dating Behaviors that Annoy Both Men and Women

You probably know which behaviors turn you off the most in another person. What is interesting and important to think about is which behaviors of yours could annoy another person. Everyone gets triggered by different behaviors, and it can take a while to figure out which ones irk that new…

What the French Can Teach Us About Love

For many, impressions of French people are formed by watching popular movies like “Amelie” or “Amour.” Or spending a few weeks in Paris. Or reading articles about French culture. Some of the impressions may be accurate and some not. One thing is for sure: French people have a well-deserved reputation…

3 Best and Worst Things About These Popular Date Spots

I know a happily married couple who had a disastrous first date. The wife suggested miniature golf because that’s what she and her ex liked to do. The husband had never played any sort of golf but went along because he wanted to seem open and agreeable. He hated it—the…

How to Keep Your Friend From Making a Big Mistake

You’ve heard the ad that says, “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.” Let’s expand that principle to say, “True friends don’t let friends make a big mistake—of any kind.” It might be that your friend is in a dating relationship that’s getting serious, even moving toward marriage, and you see…