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‘Women Tell Me There’s No Chemistry. So How Do I Get Some?’

Dear Sara: I’m a 49-year-old guy from Germany. I’ve done online dating now for about a year. In my case, the reason I most often hear from women for cancelling after the first or second date have been the sentences, “Sorry, I don’t feel anything for you” or “There are…

Dating Secret: Find Someone Who’s Nicer Than You Are

Having poured through hundreds of textbooks and journal articles on relationship issues over the course of my training and career, I’ve gained some great knowledge about the way relationships work. Yet what is most inspiring to me is the way my own clients and everyday individuals have shared their own…

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…

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…

9 Things to Never Do in the First Month of Dating

The first month of dating is an exciting one. And in that excitement, it’s easy to jump ahead and make some big dating mistakes. Here are nine things to avoid doing in the first month of dating: 1. Make plans for the distant future. Here’s a rule you can steal…

15 Ways to Improve Your Dating Life ASAP

Being single can be extremely fun and extremely frustrating—sometimes on the same day. So what words would you use to describe your dating life right now? Delighted? Discouraged? The fact is, everyone can use some fresh ideas and fresh inspiration to reinvigorate the dating process. Start with these: Reach out…

7 Ways to Have a Healthy Relationship with Stepchildren

Few literary characters elicit more fear and loathing than the wicked stepmother or the cruel stepfather. Stepchildren are no picnic either, judging from the stories we tell ourselves. So if you’ve embarked on a relationship with someone who has children, you may be feeling anxious about what comes next. Never…

“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.…