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5 Signs Your Date is Playing Games with You

Before we dive into specifics, the most important lesson is to understand what constitutes “game-playing.” At root, game-playing is about saying one thing but doing another. People who play games “talk,” but their “walk” simply doesn’t match. In essence, they can’t really be trusted because their words are often just…

13 Reasons to Date a Zombie

‘Tis the season to run away from zombies — or date them. If you keep an open mind, you might discover that a zombie is who you’ve been looking for all along. (But still be careful. Date at your own risk.) 13 reasons to date a zombie: 1. Are you accident…

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…

How the Emotionally Unavailable Man Can Become More Available

This week, a man I work with made an admission. He told me that he is that “unavailable” guy that so many self-help books and articles are written about. That wasn’t so unique in itself, but what he said next was. He asked me, “How does a guy become more…

Dancing into Love: an Interview with Meghan Flaherty

When I first heard about Meghan Flaherty’s new book, Tango Lessons, I felt a little like I was reading my own story. Meghan unconsciously turns to tango dancing to help her heal from past trauma, and to teach her about fully inhabiting her body. I have also experienced trauma, a near…

10 Personality Traits to Look for in a Boyfriend

It’s exciting to find a man who’s ready to stop playing games and start focusing on what one woman — you — have to offer in relationships, but before you even consider committing to him as “boyfriend and girlfriend”, let alone think seriously about getting married and making him your…

How to Stop Texting Already and Go on a Date

Texting can be a convenient and flirty way to get to know your match during the early phases of dating. It can also be an instrument of torture. The reason: Your match might seem perfectly content to text forever and never get around to asking you on a date. That…

6 Ways to be Less Awkward on a First Date

There’s no denying that first dates can be awkward. Knowing that you are both coming on the date to evaluate your level of attraction and potential interest in each other as partners can lead to pressure and stress, which then in turn may create awkwardness. Unfortunately the more pressure you…