Jerry Seinfeld wisely observed that breaking up with someone was like trying to tip over a soda machine. You can’t do it in one push. You have to get it rocking. Once it is moving and unstable, only then you can push it over. Or in other words: breaking up IS hard to do. It […]Continue reading "Should You Really “Stay Friends” After Break Up?"
When Justin and I first started dating, we asked each other a myriad of questions in an effort to really get to know each other. Some were serious. Some were funny. Some were simply asked out of curiosity. Books or movies? Coffee or tea? Cook-in or eat-out? Quinoa or fries? Water ski or snow ski? […]Continue reading "10 Questions to Ask When It Starts to Get Serious"
Congratulations! You have found someone with whom you want to share your time, your feelings, your love; your life. You have been given a precious gift. A loving relationship is something to treasure, to nurture and cultivate. Your connection should deepen with time and allow you to evolve as a couple as well as individually. While there are many ways to foster […]Continue reading "Six Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Partner"
For many people hoping and seeking lasting love, trying to crack the code of “compatibility” is just as likely to create confusion as clarity. That’s because, for all the tidy checklists and online quizzes meant to gauge a couple’s compatibility, in reality, it’s a complex interplay between psychology, biology, and a host of intangibles that resist […]Continue reading "6 Signs You’re Truly Compatible (And Why That Matters)"
You’ve been seeing someone special for a while. All of the pieces match up, the chemistry is off-the-charts, you value their opinion and you enjoy their company. The signs of true love are there, but how do you know if you’re in love? The general consensus around these parts is that falling in love happens gradually, […]Continue reading "Are You in Love? 8 Ways to Tell You’re Head Over Heels"
It’s finally happening: you met a man you’re compatible with, you really like him, and the feeling is mutual. He’s showering you with attention, making plans to see you, making time to call you, and generally letting you know that he’s so happy to have found you. How does a man act when he’s falling in […]Continue reading "3 Steps To Stop A Man From Withdrawing"
Truth: There’s no such thing as loving someone too much. Also true though: There is such a thing, though, as too much smothering. And smothering can definitely scare someone away. Whether you like to put yourself in the category of ‘women who love too much’ or not, the hardest pill to swallow is when you give […]Continue reading "Smothering – Can You Love Too Much?"
The first month of dating is an exciting one. And in that excitement, it’s easy to jump ahead and make some big dating mistakes. Here are nine things to avoid doing in the first month of dating: 1. Make plans for the distant future. Here’s a rule you can steal from “How I Met Your […]Continue reading "9 Things to Never Do in the First Month of Dating"
We all relish a good love story about the couple who “just knew” within minutes of meeting each other that they were meant to be together. They moved in and got married quickly. Years later, they’re still holding hands and eating off each other’s plates. But most of us also know that’s not how love usually shows […]Continue reading "4 Toxic Personalities You Should Steer Clear of"
Okay, we all know – deep breath – that “perfect” doesn’t exist, except maybe in cases of certain cheesecakes, ocean views, and island vacations. Though you will never encounter the perfect man or woman, you can find someone who comes pretty close. If you were to develop a checklist of traits and behaviors that you want […]Continue reading "The Perfect Romantic Partner in 4 Adjectives"
When you hit it off with someone new, it is incredibly tempting to move at a fast pace. It’s natural to want more and more time together, while needing to consciously remind yourself to slow down your roll a bit! The question of when to become sexually involved becomes important to answer as sexual behavior […]Continue reading "How Having Sex Changes the Dating Dynamic"
While picking out a restaurant or a bar for a first date is stressful enough, understanding how women kiss and how they want to be kissed provides is enough to raise your heart rate. From how to know when she’s ready to understand how women kissing are different than men locking lips, the best first kiss advice […]Continue reading "Study Reveals What Men & Women Want from a Kiss"