Our desire to connect and participate in deep relationships is instinctual. We have an innate drive to bond with others and form attachments. We crave security, belonging, nurturance, love, and
Briallen Hopper’s beautiful new book Hard To Love is a collection of essays about the relationships we often overlook as we focus on romantic love. She writes about the connections
Some say that you can’t control your own attraction. The notion is that we are all wired to be attracted to the types we are attracted to, and we simply
Kayleen Schaefer’s wonderful book Text Me When You Get Home: the Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship is a love letter to friendships between women. She writes about real
If you are on dating autopilot, your energy may be solely focused on getting dates and finding a relationship. You may be neglecting the part of the equation in which
Dating alert: Whether your date does or doesn’t ask you questions about yourself and your overall life means a lot. This issue is one of those you may not think
I know very few readers, especially women, who don’t have a special place in their heart for Jane Austen’s work. Perhaps few authors can develop the kind of cult following
New year, new you? Making simple changes and committing to mindful action often transforms everything. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are ten intentions to bring to your
At this time of year, we’re surrounded by images and suggestions for gifts. A flat screen TV is a gift. So is a box of assorted chocolates. It’s understandable to
Under the best circumstances, the holidays can make a person crazy. There are so many expectations—those other people have—and those you have. In a lot of places, it’s cold and
You may know that online dating is a valuable platform for meeting new people, but you may find yourself anxious and uncomfortable with the process and all of the uncertainty
As if straight out of a Hollywood movie, you may soon get asked some very personal questions in front of your extended family this holiday season. “Have you found that
The holiday season can be a mixed bag for single people. Although it’s a festive time of year with lots of opportunities to meet other single people, it also can
When I was younger, I remember spending a lot of time thinking about dating—what would it be like? I started stashing away ideas for cute dates I read about or
Breaking up right before the holidays… A few years ago, I was traveling home after the Thanksgiving holiday when I met a guy who looked exhausted. “Families, right?” I said.
The more time I’ve spent around men, the more I’ve noticed a common thread—many of them are worried about being judged by the women they want to date. This isn’t
The beginning of online messaging with someone new can be incredibly exciting and fun. You may wonder who is behind the computer or phone, and if you will actually meet
Here’s a common scenario: You meet someone new, and one look is all it takes to light the fuse of sexual fireworks. You can barely keep your hands off each
When I first heard that Heather Havrilesky’s newest book was called What If This Were Enough? I knew I needed to get my hands on it. Heather writes the advice
Everyone loves to complain about flakes in dating. You’ll probably come across someone who doesn’t return texts or goes MIA just as you were gaining momentum. That’s definitely disappointing. The
Most, if not all of the time, we want to make mistakes on our own. Perhaps people warn us or give us incredibly accurate advice that could save us from
Before we dive into specifics, the most important lesson is to understand what constitutes “game-playing.” At root, game-playing is about saying one thing but doing another. People who play games
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When you’re single, you know it’s entirely your decision when you decide to start a new relationship. You choose when you start the next one, yet the kind of relationship
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