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love interest

How to Introduce a New Love Interest to Your Kids

Finding a new love interest who you deem worthy to meet your children is an exciting event, but also very worrisome when it comes to your children. Will your children like your partner? How will they take the news? Will they be accepting? These are all common questions that we’ve taken into consideration for this article. To learn the answers, read below for “How to Introduce a New Love Interest to Your Kids.”

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5 Things You Should Never Bring Up On a First Date

We talk a lot about first dates here – because the first meeting can be a complex and scary situation and we like to give you as much help as possible in navigating this very uncertain territory.
When embarking on a first date, relax and let the fact that you know almost nothing about each other guide the conversation, there are so many topics to choose from! But the following five are ones you should try to avoid:

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Bad Date

4 Ways to End a Bad Date… Without Feeling Guilty

Getting stuck on a bad date is probably every dater’s worst nightmare. What will you talk about? What if you can’t stand the way they pick their teeth? There are a number of ways you can prevent getting stuck with a bad date. But, sometimes it just so happens that you need to find a way to get out of it once you’re in it. Here are 4 ways to end a bad date without feeling totally guilty… and to steer the situation ’til you reach a point where you can gracefully exit.

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WhatYoureSaying

What You’re Saying VS. What He’s Hearing in Your Relationship

We’re all familiar with the old adage “men are from Mars and women are from Venus,” and it has become the cultural red herring for explaining the differences between genders. But how often does this idea actually make its way into our relationships? Well, perhaps more often that you think. Sometimes we think our significant other is hard of hearing, severely confused, and maybe sometimes just silly. Always remember however that communication is a two way street and when you’re saying something but they are hearing something different, there’s always a way to find common ground.

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Dontsaythistowomen

6 Things you Should Never Say to a Single Woman

Being single can definitely have its perks, you have time to devote to your friends and passions, you can be sexually adventurous, you can explore and get to know yourself… but that’s a post unto itself. Right now we’re talking about the downside of being single aka the sad pats on the arm from relatives, the bold declarations from friends that your true love is right around the corner and the self-doubt that can sneak into the psyche of even the most confident of lassies. How can you help, dear reader/friend/family member of this solo member of society? Well, you can start by enforcing these 6 things you should never say to a single woman.

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How to Ditch a Fizzling Online Dating Match

You signed up for online dating (hopefully Lavalife!) and came across a profile that catches your eye. After exchanging some messages and going back-and-forth, you’ve now decided that the spark just isn’t there. But, you’re not sure how to ditch your fizzling online dating match without causing hurt feelings. Well, friend, here’s how to get out of the situation. It comes down to being upfront, honest and confident in your approach.

Depending on how long you’ve been in communication, and exactly how far your communication has gone, you’ll probably want to write more (or less) in your departing message. Since you met online and have been exchanging messages online (presumably, at least) it’s completely fine to end the relationship in the same fashion. If you’ve met offline or have been talking on the phone, however, your match might be deserving of a slightly more thorough explanation than a quick IM.

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The Phases of an Online Dating Relationship

What’s different about a relationship that starts online versus IRL? Turns out the biggest differences come before you’ve even had your first date! Believe it or not, these differences might also set up your new relationship for success. Of course every relationship is different, but we’ve outlined the three most common phases of an online dating relationship. What phase are you in?

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How to Date if You Don’t Want Kids

More and more people, and couples for that matter, are opting to not have children. There are many reasons why someone may not wish to have children. Perhaps they simply don’t like children. Maybe they have other plans for their future – they want to devote themselves to career, travel, social causes, etc. At the end of the day, it’s a completely personal choice and needs to be respected. When dating, it also needs to be text-decoration: underline;”>communicated. This, friend, is how to date if you don’t want kids.

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How to Know if a Girl Likes You

When wondering aloud if a girl is interested, it’s not uncommon to be met with the phrase, “Trust me, when a girl likes you – you’ll know.” Well, how frustrating! And not very helpful.

In this age of fast internet, fast food, and sometimes, fast dating, how do you know if the girl you’re vibe-ing is sending signals back? Here are a few tell-tale signs to decipher if that cute smile of hers is par for the course – or being reserved for you.

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