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Is Dating the ‘Life of the Party’ a Bad Idea?

After reading the title of this article, you instantly know who I’m talking about. The so-called life of the party exists in every town and city across the globe, and a few characteristics neatly define them. The life of the party: always looks fun, upbeat and happy; is gregarious and…

Relationship Advice: Have the Courage to Be Needy

Recently, my social media feed was filled with a light-blue line drawing of a woman riding a crane over the ocean, as readers across the globe heaped praise on an essay by novelist CJ Hauser.“I finished reading this and realized I’d had my hand over my heart almost the whole…

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…

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…