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“Check, Please!” The Big 5 Dating Deal Breakers

During the first few weeks of the year, online dating sites like this one see their highest levels of traffic, as many single people resolve to start or resume their search for a partner. So in terms of sheer numbers, it’s an optimal time to dive into the dating pool.…

When Your Date Acts Like Someone Else with Their Friends

In your dating history, you may have seen someone briefly who acted like a totally different person around their friends, or you could be with that person now. The point is that this is a fairly common problem, which means that most people will brush up against this in the…

7 Reasons You’re Attracted to Jerks

Your parents taught you not to call people names, like “jerk.” But let’s be honest, some people have earned this label for good reason. If you’ve had bad luck in relationships, you might feel like a jerk magnet. Somehow, they keep finding you. But there’s a more plausible explanation—YOU are…

How Dating is Like a Spy Thriller

Picture this: there’s a full moon on a dark night, you arrive at the scheduled meeting place with little more than a picture and a few pertinent facts about the person you’re meeting. When you enter, you scan, looking for signs of recognition, looking for someone who is also looking…

What You Need to Know If Your Date is Abusing Opioids

  Alarm bells have finally begun to ring over widespread and dangerous opioid drug use across the United States — including prescription pain medication and heroin. These days, healthcare and law enforcement officials don’t hesitate to call it a “crisis” demanding urgent attention. But that’s not news to anyone who…

8 Dumb Things Daters Do

Who hasn’t tossed and turned in bed the night before a big date trying to account for all the things that could go wrong? Your usually reliable car might refuse to start, you might hit traffic and miss your dinner reservations, or you might not notice the mustard stain on…

5 Tips for Dating as an Introvert

Most people describe dating as a mixed emotional experience filled with excitement and hope, and heightened nerves and insecurities. If you consider dating to be draining and rough, you are far from alone. If you identify as an introvert, you may be prone to increased dating fatigue, dread, panic, and…

9 Bad Pieces of Dating Advice to Quit Now

My single friends and I often joke about the advice we’re constantly given by our parents, our coupled-up friends and basically, anyone who hears yes, we’re ‘still single’ and yes, ‘still looking.’ The words of wisdom are never delivered with any malicious intent and really, are meant to raise our…

12 Signs of a Passive-Aggressive Person

How do you know if you’re passive-aggressive? Well, do people think you’re difficult to be around? Do they not trust you or respect you the way you wish they would? Truth is you that you may be exhibiting passive-aggressive behaviors that totally confuse people — and turn them off to you.…