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How to Feel Good About Dating

Let’s pause for a moment, and think about how you would describe your experience of dating. What’s the emotion that the word “dating” brings up for you? What experiences, past or present do you think about? Each person brings a different perspective to dating. Yours is based on what you’ve…

15 Ways to Get Along with Nearly Anyone

Much of success in life hinges upon the ability to relate well to others. In preschool, we were told to “Play nice … share … treat others as you want to be treated.” Those basic people skills apply to grown-ups just as much, whether dealing with neighbors, clients, coworkers, or…

First Date Affection: How Much is Too Much?

The proper limit of physical affection on a first date is an important thing to really think about. How much is too much? Is it possible to display too little? Let’s shed some light on the subject by answering the question as succinctly as possible: How much first-date affection is…

10 First Date Questions You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

You’re on a first date. Whether you’ve already run through the list of standard first-date questions — What do you do for a living? What do you do for fun? Where do you hope to see yourself in five years? — or are just looking to shake things up, conversation-wise, here…

15 Ways to Get Your Date to Open Up

Here’s how the dating progression is supposed to go: (1) You meet someone you find intriguing and (2) you get to know each other. Step number one usually feels like the hard part, while getting acquainted comes more naturally. But not always. For some people, dropping their guard long enough to…

15 Ways to Reduce First-Date Nerves

Nearly everyone feels some nervousness when going on a first date. Your anxiety might be mild or it might be massive. A few—or many–butterflies are bound to appear when you’ll be spending time with someone you don’t know well. Whatever the case for you, here are 15 ways to ease…

How to Be Yourself on a First Date

First dates symbolize new beginnings, excitement and potential for great love and friendship, although they can also be attached to a variety of fears, anxieties and insecurities. Many people experience challenges in dating, like getting involved with a potential partner too quickly, not knowing what they are looking for, lowering their standards or…

Seven First Dates Dos — and Definite Don’ts

So you are embarking on a first date, maybe even contemplating re-partnering. Perhaps you have been flying solo for some time and want to finally settle down…you are filled with optimism about the prospect of a new beginning. But dating isn’t as easy as you had hoped. You know what they say:…