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There Are No Grown Ups: An Interview with Pamela Druckerman

In 2014, I read a column called “What You Learn in Your 40s” in the New York Times. Though I’m not yet in my 40s, I found the piece compelling. It felt like a collection of field notes from the future. Certain phrases especially made it into my thoughts often:…

How Having Sex Changes the Dating Dynamic

When you hit it off with someone new, it is incredibly tempting to move at a fast pace. It’s natural to want more and more time together, while needing to consciously remind yourself to slow down your roll a bit! The question of when to become sexually involved becomes important…

The Perfect Romantic Partner in 4 Adjectives

Okay, we all know – deep breath – that “perfect” doesn’t exist, except maybe in cases of certain cheesecakes, ocean views, and island vacations. Though you will never encounter the perfect man or woman, you can find someone who comes pretty close. If you were to develop a checklist of…

The Biggest Dating Dos and Don’ts from Our Favorite Horror Films

If you’re prepping for a first date this Friday the 13th, keep in mind the dating wisdom offered by these classic horror movies. 1. Dating Do: Behave yourself. It’s a general rule that good girls survive. Act accordingly. 2. Dating Don’t: Get drunk. Drunk characters end up playing the fools and victims…

The 5 Worst Pieces of Dating Advice We’ve Ever Heard

If you’re single, you’ve likely heard it all: every bad piece of dating advice out there. Here’s my list of the worst advice. Sadly, it’s also pretty common dating advice. Use at your own peril. 1. Play hard to get. Related: Don’t be too available; keep her waiting; never accept a last-minute…

How Dating is Like Dog-Sitting

A few years ago, I said goodbye to my childhood dog. She’d been my faithful companion for the majority of my life, always there when I needed her. It was hard to let go. At that time, I was living in a rental house with two other girls and no…

What’s the Most Underrated Romantic Trait?

How nurturing a person is probably isn’t something you spend a lot of time thinking about. But when it comes to finding a romantic partner, this trait is extremely important. A nurturing person engages in several different types of behaviors that make those around them feel valued and secure. The…

When Dating Nerves Take Over: 15 Ways to Decompress

If you find yourself drained, burnt out, or overwhelmed by the normal nerves associated with online dating, it’s time to develop a proactive plan to manage your stress. While it’s very common to experience jitters, worry about first impressions, have a desire for things to go well, and question if…