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How to Leave the Past Behind and Be Present for Love

The past can have a major impact on your current dating life. From early childhood wounds to bad breakups with ex’s, the past can shape who you are and influence how you see yourself, others, and the world. Without evening realizing it, your past can affect the way you approach…

Tips for Introducing Your Date at Holiday Family Gatherings

When the winter holidays come, they hit hard. The expectations and demands can be intense. So much so that a recent survey from Healthline found that 62% of adult respondents reported a “very” or “somewhat” elevated stress level during the holidays. However, the holidays may also be the perfect time…

What’s It’s Like To – Date in America After Living Abroad

Meet Coral Sisk. I’m 33, originally from Seattle, but just relocated to San Francisco after living in Florence, Italy since 2012. I started a food tour company while I was in Florence that I now manage alongside freelance writing and events. What are some of the main differences you’ve found…

Are You Trustworthy and Kind? That’s Hot

In my last post, I described clinical studies upending the myth that nice men are at a disadvantage when dating. Research finds that women value kindness in men even more than good looks—though they do appreciate a handsome face. Do men share these values when seeking female partners? Research indicates…

Why the “How Long Has It Been?” Question is Irrelevant

Several years ago I spoke with a woman who had recently moved to a new town and had joined a fitness group in the community. The woman was single but everyone else in the group was married. Shortly after she introduced herself she mentioned that she had just ended a…

Looks Matter to Women, But Kindness Matters More

I frequently receive emails from men repeating a familiar complaint. Why do women always fall for jerks? Why do they always overlook nice guys, like me? “Nice guys finish last” is a saying so deeply embedded in our culture that many of us accept it without question. But when it…

On Saying Thanks

There is a book I love by Lauren Winner. It’s called Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, and is about the ways she drifted from faith and found it again, slowly and differently, in the year after her mother died and her married ended. When I think about being single…

Getting Over the Fantasy of Dating Someone

There’s plenty of advice out there on how to get over a breakup, but what about those situations in which you have to let go of someone you were interested in and barely know? Maybe you developed feelings for someone who you chatted with online for a couple of weeks,…

What’s it’s Like to Date as a Divorced Parent

Meet Jaimie Seaton. She’s a writer and editor who’s been published in The Washington Post, Oprah’s O Magazine, and Marie Claire. She’s also a divorced mother of two teenagers navigating the dating world. We caught up with her to find out what it’s like dating as a divorced parent. Tell…