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First Dates: 4 Simple Steps to Feel More Confident

Confidence is one of the most sought after qualities in a mate, but most of us walk into dates lacking it. Fear is often the culprit for your lack of confidence. You fear being rejected or not liked and in turn, are awkward. How does one overcome their fear of…

5 Bad Habits that Tank First Dates

If you find yourself tanking first dates too often, then try to avoid these habits that can derail the first-date train before it even gets going. …

5 Keys to Creating Relationship Respect

If there is one common theme in almost every female singer’s repertoire it is a ballad or anthem about being treated with respect. We are empowered by the music and the passion of the words, we are determined to be that woman who has equality at home. But do we…

5 First Date Conversation Rules You Should Totally Break

We’ve all heard of first date rules. They forbid talk of taboo subjects like religion or politics, they instruct you to be polite, and to play it cool because god forbid we actually talk about what we want out of life and our relationships. Most of these rules were designed…

Reducing the Pressure of the First Date

Whether you’re 25 and fancy free or 65 with grown children, first dates for the majority of people are pressure moments—a situation in which you have something at stake and the outcome is dependent on your performance. When pressure is your chaperone, you become overly self-conscious, anxious, a poor listener,…

15 Ways to Send Positive Signals to a Potential Partner

You’ve finally met someone you’re interested in. But maybe you’re feeling shy. Maybe you are reluctant to make a move. Maybe you’re concerned about coming on too strong. Not to worry. Here are subtle yet strategic ways to convey your interest. Read this list before your next date, just as a little reminder!…

Undecided After the First Date? 5 Things to Consider

You met someone for coffee. Your date didn’t make you run screaming from The Coffee Bean, but he or she didn’t totally wow you, either. Perhaps you spent the evening a bit bored. Or put off by the way she laughed. Or you couldn’t stop wondering if he’d look better without…

4 Date Ideas That Give Back

December is usually the busiest time of year for young professionals — from work holiday parties to traveling to see family, it can be hard to squeeze in time for dating, too. While it might not seem like the ideal time to start a new relationship, it is a great…

Your Biggest First Date Worries…Solved

Virtually everyone gets nervous before dates. Especially if you’re shy or tend to be anxious, those nerves can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it’s too…