Monthly Archives: October 2013

Burned out on Dating? How to Take a Break While ‘On the Clock’

taking a break from dating 300x182 Burned out on Dating? How to Take a Break While On the ClockWe all know the feeling. You cringe when your date asks if you have brothers or sisters. You take three days to answer your dating emails. You honestly don’t know why you lost interest in that cute guy you brought to your friend’s dinner party.

I knew I had reached my breaking point when I once got ready for a date by pulling on a sweater over my workout clothes, gathering my hair in a ponytail and smearing on lip gloss. Applying any more makeup felt like too much effort. And I was on my way to meet a really nice guy I’d been corresponding with for several weeks. Continue Reading

Think You’re Being Nice by Slowly Fading Away? You’re Not.

First, let me just say that daters who gradually extricate themselves from a romantic interest’s life by doing what’s known as the “Slow Fade” get a bad rap. They’re often called selfish insensitive jerks, but more often than not, they hate disappointing people and don’t realize they’re being cowardly and confusing. Rather, they think they’re… Continue Reading

Dating Someone Older: Criteria for a Successful Relationship

I’ve heard so many different rules about dating someone older, and they all boil down to a magic number: “Don’t date anyone more than ten years older,” or “Marriages never work if there’s more than fifteen years’ difference.” People love rules, telling themselves that abiding by them will cause them to get hurt less. The… Continue Reading

Connecting Through Social Media: Things to Consider

As social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter become less of a novelty and completely ingrained into our daily lives, it’s becoming increasingly common for singles to meet through social media. As easy as it all sounds, however, issues such as privacy, safety, fear of coming on too strong, and the sheer volume of people using these sites… Continue Reading

Dating Pet Peeve: When He’s Too Afraid to Take the Relationship to the Next Level

What’s that sound in the distance? It might be your friends shouting, “Yeah, right!” I’m talking about what people really think about the relationship put-off that’s as old as the hills: “I’m too afraid/nervous/scared to take the relationship to the next level.” Decoded, what does this statement really mean? And is it a pure put-off,… Continue Reading