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6 Strategies to Increase Vulnerability While Dating

Often the walls used for protection are the same walls that hinder the development of intimacy. You may genuinely want to find a loving relationship, but your fear gets in the way. This trouble occurs if your fear leads you to date with your guard up. This is why learning…

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What to Do When You’re Ghosted: A One-Week Plan

Ghosting, a term that came into popularity in the last decade, is a perfect term. When someone you were matched with suddenly disappears, that individual suddenly seems like a real-life ghost. You may have any of the following thoughts when you experience a ghosting: Did we have an actual connection…

Does Your Date Ask You Enough Questions?

Dating alert: Whether your date does or doesn’t ask you questions about yourself and your overall life means a lot. This issue is one of those you may not think about often, but taking a moment to reflect on it is important. When we think about whether your date asks…

8 Signs You are Being Strung Along Online

The beginning of online messaging with someone new can be incredibly exciting and fun. You may wonder who is behind the computer or phone, and if you will actually meet this person in real life. You may read into the messaging exchange as you look for signals of interest, chemistry,…

Got Dating Anxiety? So Do Most of Us

You tell yourself that dating is no big deal. Yet it’s still natural to get stressed out about it from time to time. Dating anxiety is actually a good thing! It’s a sign that we care so much about finding a partner that we let ourselves get wound up. Of…

Dating Advice We Give to Women We’d Never Give to Men

Recently I asked friends on Facebook and Twitter for dating advice they’ve heard given to women that likely wouldn’t be given to men. As I read through comments about safety (bring mace, schedule a safety call, send a picture of him and your location to someone you trust), and finding…

Signs You’re ‘Social Media Stalking’ Your Dates

Social media today isn’t what it was, say, 10 years ago. In the past, there was still a large group of adults who didn’t participate in social media platforms. Today, put simply, they do. According to recent Pew Data, as many as 88 percent of American adults between the ages…

4 Toxic Personalities You Should Steer Clear of

We all relish a good love story about the couple who “just knew” within minutes of meeting each other that they were meant to be together. They moved in and got married quickly. Years later, they’re still holding hands and eating off each other’s plates. But most of us also…