Posts tagged dating
Romantic Chemistry Explained

There has been numerous attempts to explain what causes this type of romantic chemistry to occur. Researchers say a combination of factors are needed, including physical attraction, similarity, non-judgement, feeling understood, mutual trust, communication, and mystery. Let's dive into each of these factors separately. 

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Compatibility and Chemistry: You Can't Have One Without the Other

Many people use the words compatibility and chemistry interchangeably. However, these terms, when referencing romance and relationships, should never be confused. To muddle these two ideas together can be detrimental to the success of your relationship. 

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How To Master Dating With Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is a squirrelly bedfellow. We all want it, we’re desperate for it. In America, we tend to worship self-confidence. In fact, I’ll go one step further - most of us in the Western world believe that high self-confidence is an actual birthright. Dare to admit your low self-confidence issues and watch as people have a shaming field day with you, no doubt plummeting your self-confidence even further.  

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Can Your Dateability Be Written All Over Your Face?

Hormones are one clear link between appearance and personality. Two sex hormones specifically influence facial development – testosterone and estrogen – while two neurohormones impact facial expression and emotion – dopamine and serotonin.

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Dating Without A Mask

Dating in our teens and 20s was challenging. Dating in our middle adult years, with significant ex’s, children, pets, mortgages, careers, and a boatload of emotional, physical and perhaps even financial baggage may seem impossible. I’ve single parented my son since he was very young, and didn’t have much time to date amidst parenting, working, continuing my education, doing dishes, mowing the lawn, and attending a sundry of various kid-related activities. So when my son left for college, I decided that there was no better time to start dating again.

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How To Be Vulnerable In Relationships

In the exciting but sometimes disastrous world of dating, I often ask myself why it’s so hard to be vulnerable in a relationship. I imagine most of you have asked yourself this same question too. Sharing our vulnerabilities isn’t always easy to do, especially at the point when you and your partner decide to take casual dating to the next level. I imagine most of you have asked yourself this same question too.

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My Boyfriend Turned Squatter

He was boyishly handsome. Boyish to the point where I snuck a peak at his driver’s license to make sure he was of age. He insisted his soft skin and rosy cheeks were due to all of the raw, organic sprouted grains his ‘mum’ fed him. He was awkwardly mature in his persona and he tried to offset this fact by wearing a ridiculous red backwards hat at all times. I hated this hat. One time he left the hat in my house. I “accidentally misplaced it."

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A Phenomenology of First Loves

The phrase, “You never forget your first love” has become commonplace for a reason. People attach a stronger emotional memory to their first love than other relationships. It makes sense. Being in love for the first time has to be one of the most overwhelming, all-consuming human emotions ever felt. Consequently, your first heartbreak is the most emotional devastating event that may happen in your former years.

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Dating in the Age of Distraction

Back when things were simpler and you were either introduced to or naturally met someone, it was a more memorable event. You had been in one place at one time and so had this other specific person that you had been so lucky to meet. It had a more serendipitous aurora to it all. You would continue to see this person for as long as you held these strong feelings for him or her. Flash forward to today. Singles are easily accessible and disposable. There wasn’t any unanticipated encounter. It had been greatly anticipated with the knowledge that if this date went sour, there was a plethora of options waiting for you on your phone. Our dating world is becoming much less romanticized.

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How To Handle Doubt In A Relationship

What if doubt is present in your relationship, however, there hasn’t been adequate time to determine whether to leave or stay? Doubt can be a horrible feeling, especially for individuals who are ready to settle down with a partner. However, doubt can be a helpful emotion in surprising ways.

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