Dating

Some signs of toxic relationships are easy to identify. Constant infidelity or domestic abuse, for instance, are signs that your relationship is beyond unhealthy. Other signs of dysfunction, however, are less often acknowledged. Many of these behaviors are dismissed as "normal" relationship problems despite their apparent toxicity.  Are you engaged in a toxic romance? If these warning signs speak to you, it may be time to reconsider your relationship.  1.) You're always walking on eggshells and feeling guilty.  Does your partner blow up at you every time ... more ...
Navigating the dating world is always a challenge. From sorting through potential partners to choosing activities for your outings, planning dates can be stressful. Perhaps the trickiest part of dating, however, is deciding when to reveal personal information to your date. Though some subjects ought to be discussed within the first few dates, other topics may be better suited for later conversations. Whether you tend to keep secrets or habitually overshare, these guidelines will help you determine which touchy subjects you should and shouldn’t discuss when dating someone new. &... more ...
Online dating is very much like regular dating: First impressions are everything. A great first impression can be intriguing enough to make a date want more or send someone fleeing back to Facebook to look up their high school flame. Simple online guidelines can help you make a first impression that will result in a real first date.   Photos and Headlines Count Take care when selecting the image you use to represent yourself on the dating site. It may seem like common sense, but make sure the image is in focus and that you are featured in an appealing pose. Present your best self but d... more ...
Finding yourself single again at this stage of life was not in the plan. Even so, there’s no need to worry too much. There are plenty of other people in the same boat. All you have to do now is find someone who you can date and maybe even build a life with. Since quite a bit has changed since you were last in the dating game, here are some tips that will help you get back into the swing of things.   Taking Stock of Yourself   You’re not the same person that you were in high school and college. Thanks to the places you’ve been, the people you’ve met, and th... more ...
Marriage is a central institution in public and private life, guiding the way we think about love, relationships, and human families. And while many people get married when they are young, it is also true that there are several 50+ couples who are interested in tying the knot. However, some of these individuals hesitate to say "I do" as a result of the financial cons related to getting married after 50. To gain a better understanding of the financial pros and cons that result from marrying after 50, review the short outline provided below:   Financial Pros   One of the ... more ...
As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, everyone is beginning to come out of their homes to embrace the fact that winter is over. With flowers starting to bloom and birds chirping, spring provides the perfect backdrop for falling in love. For singles over 50, the thought of going on a new date can seem daunting. The ease of meeting other singles or new friends in bars and clubs is probably long behind us, and it just seems like more of a hassle to try and meet new people than it is worth. But thankfully, the introduction and popularity of online dating has completely changed the w... more ...
For many baby boomers who went on their last date about thirty years ago, the concept of online dating might seem foreign. But in 2016, online dating is not only acceptable, it’s considered one of the best ways to meet someone especially for older people.   The newcomer to online dating may not even be aware of the practice known as catfishing, which is when someone pretends to be, well, not who they really are. This person has created a false online presence in order to cheat on a spouse, steal your money or get access to personal information. Here are a few simple ways to make s... more ...
Jumping back into the dating pool can be a thrilling experience. Unlike dating during one's teenage years, however, children often play a role in the dating experience as an adult.   Though introducing adult children to your new partner may be easier than presenting a new flame to a preteen, the process still requires thoughtfulness and tact. Following these simple tips will make the introductory process as comfortable as possible.     Keep Your Children "In The Loop"   Communicating with your children is the best way to prepare for a future meeting bet... more ...
At the beginning of a new relationship, most chats tend to be fun and light-hearted. Getting to know each other is the fundamental goal of these conversations.   As your relationship progresses, the conversations between you and your partner should become more meaningful and complex. Rather than discussing your favorite colors, you should be focused on having heart-to-heart conversations. Though many of these conversations are joyful and romantic, other topics can be more challenging to discuss. Despite the discomfort, discussing these topics will help you assess the strength of your re... more ...
Though sometimes stigmatized by society, age gaps are common in many relationships. Twentysomethings tend to date individuals within two to three years of their own age. Mature adults tend to have even larger age gaps in their relationships, averaging roughly seven to eight years. When these averages are exceeded, these relationships are often viewed as age gap pairings.   Like most relationships, age gap romances come with their own unique set of challenges. These handy tips will help you manage the struggles that age gap couples often face.     1.) Reflect on where you ar... more ...