Archive for June, 2014

Can You Really Be Friends With an Ex?

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When a long-term relationship ends, you not only lose a partner, you also lose one of your best friends. It’s no wonder why many couples try to stay friends post-breakup. But is it really possible to stay friends with an ex? Every relationship is different. What comes naturally to some may be very painful for others. Consider the following questions when you’re decided whether to save the friendship or walk away.

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Why You Should Try Online Dating…and Tell Your Friends

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Gone are the days during which people were nervous or ashamed to tell their friends and family they were signing up for an online dating site. It’s 2014, people! Why should anyone ever be ashamed of wanting to have love in their life?

These days, online dating and mobile dating apps are cool. They’re trendy, in-style and the go-to choice for millions of people around the world who are seeking their next relationship.

To celebrate the widespread acceptance, and embracing, of online dating, we’re sharing our top 4 reasons why you should try online dating and why you should shout it from the rooftops. Or, just tell your friends and family – it’s totally up to you.

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How to Write a Good Online Dating Profile… Without Stretching The Truth

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When writing your online dating profile, it can be all too tempting to stretch the truth. Heck, it can be tempting to create your dream alter ego – why not, right? The thing about stretching the truth in online dating is that the end goal of online dating is to eventually take the relationship offline. Don’t you think it’s going to be awkward when your date notices you aren’t the 5 foot 8 glamazon with a permanent tan and elbow-length tresses that you claimed to be?

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How Long Does it Take to Find a Date Online?

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A lot of people sign up for online dating expecting to connect with their perfect match immediately. While this could happen, it’s much more likely that – just like in the offline world – it will take a bit of time. If you have a set criteria you’re using to narrow down your search, and don’t want to waste time on meeting people you’re really not interested in, then you’ll need to understand that it’s normal for it to take anywhere from 3 weeks to a couple of months to find a match you really hit it off with.

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Should You Meet Up With Someone You’ve Met Online? Here’s How to Know.

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So, you’ve been chatting with someone online for a while now and you’re at the point where you need to make a decision: do you meet up with them offline or not? Taking the relationship from the online world to the offline world, especially if it’s your first offline meet up, can be intimidating. We get that, but we also know that hundreds of people do it every single day – so we’ve gathered a few ways to help yourself figure out whether it’s time to take that step or not.

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How to Take a Great Profile Picture… for Online Dating, Social Media or Anywhere Else!

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Ah, the art of the profile picture! It’s an art some have mastered, and yet others struggle to understand. From blurry, out-of-focus snapshots to the awkward bathroom mirror picture – we’ve seen it all. And, dear friend, we’re here to help you. Read on to learn how to take a great profile picture – for your online dating profile, social media account or just about anywhere else.

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How to Handle Lots of Responses to Your Online Dating Profile

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With so many people opting for online dating to meet new people, it’s no wonder that you’re experiencing higher than normal call volume… or, message volume! Instead of sending out a copy-and-paste response or flat out ignoring your entire inbox, this post aims to show you how to handle lots of responses to your online dating profile – while keeping your sanity in check.

It’s funny to think that a lot of people fear they won’t get enough responses through online dating, when in fact many people get so many they’re not sure how to handle it! Such is the case with many Lavalife users, and users of other online dating sites. Not to worry, though, there’s an easy way to manage your popularity without missing a great connection.

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How the “Selfie” is Affecting Self-Esteem

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Never has the dictionary caused more controversy than when the word “selfie” was dubbed 2013’s “word of the year.” Selfies may be seen as silly, harmless fun, but they can also trigger serious self-esteem issues, especially for women.

Why We Love the Selfie

Let’s face it – nothing gives you a quick self-esteem boost quite like taking the perfect selfie. Your eyes are sparkling, your skin is glowing, and you know you look good. When you post it on social media and watch the positive comments roll in…that feels even better.

The selfie has become the digital version of the artist’s self-portrait. But while not everyone has the artistic skills to paint a great self-portrait, everyone can take a great selfie. It’s our way of showing who we are, of asserting ourselves and our individuality to the world. What could be more powerful?

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Why Online Dating is So Popular

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There was a time, not so long ago, when very few people would admit to online dating. Thankfully that time is in the past. These days, over a third of newlyweds meet online, and they report being happier than their offline counterparts. The stigma of online dating is behind us, and it couldn’t come at a better time – with our crazy, busy, exhausting lives, we need online dating more than ever! Here are just a few reasons why online dating is so popular today.

1. More work means less time to meet people

Are you wondering why it feels like you’re always working? It’s probably because you are, at least compared to earlier generations. Even when we’re not behind the desk, we’re commuting to and from the office (this can take nearly an hour off your day if you live in a major urban centre), responding to work emails at home, and getting to bed early so we’re ready to do it all over again the next day.

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