Archive for May, 2012

When You Meet a Match Offline

woman looking backOnline dating has created a unique situation.

It’s now just as easy to fall for someone two cities away or across the globe as it is to fall for the guy or girl next door.

But meeting an online date out of town and in person poses some special dating and safety concerns. What’s the protocol when that fantastic guy or woman you met online lives four states or provinces away?

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Boost Your Dating Odds with Psychology

dating research keyboard smallSometimes even the most confident single needs help achieving dating success.

Isn’t it nice to know that when your good looks, charm and flattery fail you, you can always count on psychology to help you get your man or woman?

Scientists from around the world are spending their hard-earned grant money researching the Tao of dating and the rules of attraction. And now you, humble dating specimen, can reap the benefits just by reading on. Who said all’s fair in love?

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The Single Mom Conundrum

Childrens ToysI’m a single mom and my child is the first thing on my mind at all times. But I don’t want to be defined by my single-mom status.

I am so much more than that and besides, the label has such depressing connotations — desperation, loneliness, sadness. Yet I am none of those things. So when it comes to online dating, when is the ideal time to reveal your single-parent status?

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Change Your Attitude, Have Better Dates

Woman working out smilingIt’s natural for us to fall into routines with our daily life.

Wake up, drink coffee, walk the dog, flirt with the stranger on the bus, go to work, pretend to work, go home, walk the dog again, order in food, watch re-runs of The Simpsons, then go to bed.

It’s easy to see the routine in our daily lives because it happens, well…daily. But, what would happen if you were to change your attitude? Would you have better dates?

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Does Dating Karma Exist?

Dating KarmaWhether you take your spiritual guidance from the Dalai Lama or Wheel of Fortune, most of us are familiar with the concept of karma: what goes around comes around.

You reap what you sow. What you do comes back to you. Date like a jerk and you’ll be stuck dating jerks. It’s called dating karma.

There was a time a few years back when I worried that I might have used up my nice guy quota back in college when I was still torturing boyfriends for sport. I’ll admit it, I was practically evil. Some part of me just assumed that no matter how petulant, bitchy or just plain mean I was to the boys who adored me, the sweetest guys on the planet would continue to be delivered to my doorstep like some boyfriend-of-the-month club.

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Should We Date Carbon Copies of Ourselves?

girl smiling at boy smallConventional wisdom holds that opposites attract. But do they really? What about the many experts that say we’re commonly attracted to people who share characteristics similar to our own?

Let’s examine whether or not we should really be dating carbon copies of ourselves. After all, dating psychology has a lot to do with relationship success.

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11 Great Places to Meet Women

girl at laundromat smallGuys, does this scenario sound familiar?

You’re at a bar, and you see someone you’re attracted to that’s not the waitress. So you think, “I’m gonna go over and say hi just as soon as I finish this beer. And this Jager shot. And this other beer.”

Then, before you can act, Joe Computer Game Designer comes along and starts chatting up your love of the evening.

If this situation is too close to home, it might be time to consider an alternative.

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Rekindle the Relationship or Move On?

man raising eyebrow smallSometimes it takes losing each other in a breakup to realize just how much the relationship really meant to you both.

But how do you know if it’s worth trying to recapture that passion or if it’s better to cut your losses and move forward flying solo? Should you try to rekindle the relationship or move on?

What’s the best way to deliver the news of a relationship rebirth with skeptical family and friends?

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