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
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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!
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
Thinking of getting back with an ex? Ask yourself these questions first... After a breakup, even a bad one, it’s impossible not to think about your ex. It’s even hard not to see their face, if you use any kind of social media, live in the same neighbourhood, or, worse yet, work in the same building.But if after some time you find yourself … [Read more...] about 7 Questions to Ask Before Getting Back with an Ex
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
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
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
Are you drowning in pain because of a holiday breakup? You never thought it would happen, but suddenly your relationship ends, and it’s a week before the holidays. There’s lots of things worse than being alone during the holidays, but it’s hard to realise this when you’re drowning in pain.The good news is you can survive a holiday breakup, find a … [Read more...] about How to Survive a Holiday Breakup