Online dating has become such a social norm it seems like meeting a mate by chance in a bar is now the exception. Online dating does work—many successful marriages have started that way—but there is a degree of uncertainty to it. The Internet allows anyone to fabricate a gender, age, location, and appearance. So how do you enter into this realm … [Read more...] about 5 Online Dating Rules to Keep Yourself Safe
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There’s a new term floating around the modern dating scene, kind of a revamping of the phrase “stringing along.” The word is “breadcrumbing,” and it means sporadically sending someone flirtatious yet noncommittal text messages or random social media “likes” (i.e., "breadcrumbs") to keep the person’s dating expectations of a possible relationship … [Read more...] about Have You Heard of the New Dating Phenomenon Called ‘Breadcrumbing’?
Social media usage is a double-edged sword. While it may strengthen social connections between friends and deepen a romantic relationship through continued interaction despite physical distance, constant social media use makes depression worse and harms your overall wellbeing. On Twitter this often plays out as aggression because the accounts are … [Read more...] about Why You Need to Stop Stalking Your Ex on Facebook
Researchers from the University of North Texas have discovered some interesting findings in one of the first studies of the hugely popular dating app Tinder.They found that men who use the app are most at risk for lowered self-esteem. The research findings seem to contradict past research, which has shown that women’s self-perceptions tend to … [Read more...] about Is Tinder Destroying the Self-Esteem of Men?
I was recently interviewed by the well-known online dating site eHarmony. They asked me the question, “how do you know if you’re in the right relationship?”This got me thinking, what is the ‘right’ relationship and is there such a thing? And even if there is, how can you tell if you're in one? What is the ‘right’ relationship? The ‘right’ … [Read more...] about The 3 Signs You’re in the Right Relationship
If you’ve been doing online dating for a while, you've probably experienced dating fatigue. Dating fatigue sets in when you start to feel dread about your next date or you lack excitement and energy about meeting new people. On the more severe end of the spectrum you might be feeling completely hopeless about meeting someone you can build a … [Read more...] about How To Develop A Fresh Dating Mindset
What are your relationship dealbreakers? When you’re asked about what you’re looking for in a relationship, you probably tend to list the qualities you’re looking for instead of the traits you’re hoping to avoid.While it’s good to pay attention to common dealmakers, dealbreakers should garner the same interest as well. If you’re looking for … [Read more...] about Relationship Dealbreakers: Study Reveals the Most Common
Have you heard of the website Meetup.com? I love the whole philosophy behind Meetup and their website has taken the world by storm.On their website they describe themselves like this: Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up … [Read more...] about If You’re Single, Here Are 5 Reasons You Need to Try Meetup.com
Are you a young person struggling with love? It's not every day I get called a "love expert", but when SBS PopAsia Radio wanted to speak to me to give some relationship advice and love tips to young people for Valentine's Day, I was glad to help out.When it comes to relationships, young people often experience lots of challenges and struggles … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day: Advice for Young Lovers [Audio]
Lots of dating studies were done in 2014, and this infographic sums up some of the more fascinating ones.You might be surprised by some of the statistics below including:Over 50% of people have had rebound or revenge sex to cope with a breakup. Only 1 in 5 women can accurately detect when someone of the opposite sex is flirting with … [Read more...] about The 10 Most Interesting Dating Studies of 2014 [Infographic]