The internet and the smartphone have vastly changed how people meet. The number of heterosexual and same-sex couples who meet through online dating has increased significantly. In fact, online dating is the most common way heterosexual couples are meeting now. It used to be that the most common way to meet someone was through friends of friends. … [Read more...] about How Online Dating Has Become the New Normal
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To understand how to build a casual relationship that fits your wants and needs, you first need to understand what a casual relationship is; the word casual can mean different things to different people. What is a casual relationship? A casual relationship is an emotional and physical relationship between two people that may include sex and might … [Read more...] about A Beginners Guide to Casual Relationships
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
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 world affairs too. If you’re worried your partner is cheating on you through Facebook, there are some telltale 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