Believe it or not, online dating was once considered a strange and unusual thing. When I started working as a couples therapist back in the early 21st Century, I always asked my couples how they met. My couples would often be embarrassed to tell me they met online. It was like online dating was a dirty little secret that they didn’t want their … [Read more...] about 5 Survival Tips for Online Dating
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If you find yourself single this holiday season, reluctant to do anything except stay home and indulge various vices, take heart: it’s a time of year like any other. It’s just been so co-opted by capitalism that we’re bombarded with holiday images and expectations from early November through the New Year.With media messages that the … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Finding Love This Holiday Season
Tinder, the dating app used by 50 million people worldwide, is kind of a mixed bag. Its algorithm creates potential matches via location, then you choose to accept the match or not by swiping right or left. 10 million people use Tinder every day, so your chances of meeting someone, even on the day you sign up, are good.But your chances of … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Dating on Tinder [Infographic]
What stage of dating are you in? When you start dating someone new, the experience can feel wildly different than the last time you dated. This is especially true if you’ve been away from the field for a while.But humans are predictable and our relationships fall into patterns. There are basically four stages of dating, after which you both … [Read more...] about The 4 Love Stages of Dating
More than ever, relationships are being treated as disposable. Cutting off a relationship, especially a romantic one, is not easy for most people. There are all sorts of ways to put it off or cloud the waters, but these methods make things worse for the dumpee, and, in the long run, the dumper.The less you invest in a relationship, emotionally … [Read more...] about 3 Painful Ways to End a Relationship You’ll Want to Avoid
Are you guilty of listening to this bad dating advice? There is so much bad dating advice—from dating sites, books, magazines, well-meaning friends—it’s hard to know what works anymore. Here’s some of the worst dating advice that I’ve found, and some of what works too. "Use a good pick-up line." Firstly, DON’T use cheesy pick up lines. Never … [Read more...] about The Worst Dating Advice EVER!
In the world of emotional affairs, Facebook is a major facilitator. Facebook can easily set up real word affairs too. If you’re worried your partner is cheating on you through Facebook, there are some tell tale signs. Before you read through them below, consider this finding from a 2014 study of online behaviour: a growing number of divorces cite … [Read more...] about Is Your Partner Cheating On You With Facebook?
Online dating is now mainstream, but are you feeling overwhelmed by choice? Online dating is no longer a fringe activity—people young and old use online dating services and apps to meet up because they are fast, cheap, and easy. Also, online dating has developed over the years from something sketchy to mostly legit. People who post fake photos or … [Read more...] about 4 Quick Tips for Dealing with Dating Overwhelm
Are you on a one-way road to the "friend zone"? You’ve probably heard of the "friend zone", right? It's the ultimate relationship limbo.The friend zone is that place you find yourself in, when the guy or girl you've been interested in has decided that you're friendship material, instead of relationship material.Maybe you’ve never been … [Read more...] about 5 Sad Signs You’re in the Friend Zone
A painful divorce is one of the worst experiences you can go through. Let’s not sugarcoat it - it’s rough. A relationship that was once joyful and reliable splinters apart, and all that’s left is lawyer’s bills and bitterness. But humans are remarkably resilient; we heal, and we move on.Dating again after divorce can be intimidating or seem … [Read more...] about How to Start Dating Again After a Painful Divorce