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Got Dating Anxiety? So Do Most of Us

You tell yourself that dating is no big deal. Yet it’s still natural to get stressed out about it from time to time. Dating anxiety is actually a good thing! It’s a sign that we care so much about finding a partner that we let ourselves get wound up. Of…

6 Ways to be Less Awkward on a First Date

There’s no denying that first dates can be awkward. Knowing that you are both coming on the date to evaluate your level of attraction and potential interest in each other as partners can lead to pressure and stress, which then in turn may create awkwardness. Unfortunately the more pressure you…

9 Things to Never Do in the First Month of Dating

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…

When Dating Nerves Take Over: 15 Ways to Decompress

If you find yourself drained, burnt out, or overwhelmed by the normal nerves associated with online dating, it’s time to develop a proactive plan to manage your stress. While it’s very common to experience jitters, worry about first impressions, have a desire for things to go well, and question if…

8 Tactics For Catching a Liar On a First Date

The world would be a far better place if we all just agreed to tell the truth all of the time. But let’s not hold our breath about that happening anytime soon.  Which brings us to you and your dating life. When you go out with someone, you don’t need…

6 Common Dating Behaviors that Annoy Both Men and Women

You probably know which behaviors turn you off the most in another person. What is interesting and important to think about is which behaviors of yours could annoy another person. Everyone gets triggered by different behaviors, and it can take a while to figure out which ones irk that new…

First Date: Planning For Success

Somewhere between deciding that I want to go out with someone and our first date, there is a question that I dread. “So, what do you want to do?” Occasionally, I’ve gone out with guys who had it all planned, who invited me into a narrative they’d already created, but…

6 Ways to Become a Successful Flirt

Men and women flirt differently, for both different reasons and expected outcomes. Flirting is an art that requires confidence without being over the top. Some of the same things that work in real life, also apply to online flirting. Let’s face it, someone has to break the ice, and all…

Best Date Night Restaurants in NYC

So you live in New York or are visiting soon and you want to know the best date night restaurants? No matter how long you’ve been together, what you’re celebrating or what you’re doing, Manhattan has a big array of dining options to make whatever evening you’re looking to have…