Dating

The holiday season often evokes a multitude of strong emotions. Though many of us feel jolly and content during the winter months, being single can put a damper on the joy of the season. Nearly 50% of singles say they dread facing the loneliness they feel at Christmastime. Being single during the holidays, however, doesn't have to be a miserable experience. By avoiding the pitfalls that lead to isolation, you can have a wonderful and fulfilling holiday season.   Maintain an Attitude of Gratitude   One of the biggest factors contributing to our loneliness during the holidays ... more ...
Almost every couple combats jealousy during the course of their relationship. Though an occasional twinge of jealousy is only natural, chronic feelings of anger and distrust can quickly become a toxic problem. Though it takes time and effort, it is almost always possible to reduce the amount of jealousy you are feeling. By reflecting on your emotions and modifying your behaviors, you can escape the clutches of bitterness and insecurity.       Replace Imagination with Reality   In most cases, jealousy is triggered by our imagined perception of a scenario. We may find o... more ...
Though online dating can be challenging, recent studies have proven that it is one of the best ways to find a long-term, compatible partner. Research has found that couples who marry after meeting online are 25% more likely to stay married than their counterparts who met through traditional sources.   Much of this success is attributed to the shared values and beliefs of those who meet online. Instead of falling prey to a relationship based primarily on physical attraction, online partners generally connect on multiple levels before entering into relationships. Online dating has result... more ...
Whether you've been in a relationship for a few weeks or a number of years, infidelity is a devastating blow. The cheating partner often feels deep remorse and shame. The cheated-on individual almost always struggles with feelings of sorrow, anger, and betrayal. Though many leave their cheating partners, others stay and try to rebuild their relationships. Regardless of whether you stay together or separate, understanding and processing the affair will help you move on to a better and more faithful future.   Step Away from the Cheater(s)   If you've just found out about... more ...
Everyone is familiar with the concept of falling in love. Few, however, have heard of the term "limerence." Though you may not be familiar with the concept, it is possible that you have experienced limerence before.   What is Limerence?   The term "limerence" was coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov in the 1970s. After researching how individuals experience romantic love, Tennov realized that some individuals experienced a particularly intense form of unrequited love. Unlike a crush or casual infatuation, this experience also involved obsessive and intrusive... more ...
Adults of all ages often find it difficult to strike the right balance between independence and intimacy. With age, it can be increasingly hard to find the right ways to connect with those you're dating. Fortunately, initiating and restoring intimacy in relationships is easier than it sounds! By opening up both emotionally and physically, you can generate genuine closeness and passion at any age. Are you looking to instill more passion and intimacy into your relationship? Follow these easy tips for boosting connectivity between you and your date.   1.) Hold hands with your partner... more ...
Relationships almost always begin with two people making commitments to each other. Over time, however, problems can arise and feelings can change, leading many couples to break up. Despite the inevitable struggles, some of the strongest relationships endure the test of time. Are you wondering whether or not you can book a two-person vacation months in advance? Check out these ten reliable signs that your partner is truly in it for the long haul.     1.) He's discussed his future goals and plans with you. Are you discussing your careers, retirement plans, and goals with one a... more ...
Divorce can be a difficult and emotionally draining experience. Though it often takes time for the wounds to heal, most of us eventually choose to re-enter the dating world. Dating after divorce can be challenging. For many newly-divorced adults, it has been years since they've been a part of the "dating scene." It takes some time to adjust to being single and dating casually, particularly after years of marriage. Whether you're going through a divorce or have already begun dating again, these tips will aid you in navigating the complex world of divorcée dating. &nb... more ...
Going on a first date always evokes a myriad of emotions, regardless of your age. The dating scene can be stressful and overwhelming, particularly if you haven't dated for a number of years. By choosing a fun and low-stress activity for your first date, you can focus on getting to know your date and enjoying their company. Consider choosing one of these tried-and-true date ideas the next time you encounter a potential partner. If all goes well, this first date certainly won't be your last!   1.) Visit a local museum. Taking a trip to a local museum is a great way to enjoy a re... more ...
In nearly every relationship, partners sometimes question their long-term compatibility. Though you might argue over which movie you'll see or what restaurant you'll go to, you and your beau can still make it if you're truly well-matched. Are you and your love interest cut out for a lifetime of love together? If your date possesses these key traits, he or she just might be "the one" for you!       1.) He has an attitude of gratitude Complaints and unhappiness can damage even the best relationships. Constant sighing, grumbling, and complaining will onl... more ...