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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10 Springtime Date Ideas

If you want to invest in your relationship, you need to invest time spent with that person, and that means planning rewarding and meaningful dates. There is no better time to do this than during the spring season! March 20th, 2017 will mark the first official day of spring, so let's start planning!

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Rejection Is A Good Thing – Here’s Why

We were taught from an early age to make friends, to be likable, and to be nice toward others and accept them as they are. What we are not taught, however, is that we won’t be accepted by everyone, and we will not accept everyone, and we will not become friends with everyone. 

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Improve Your Relationship Through Self-Awareness and Insight

An important ingredient for a successful relationship is self-confidence, and an important ingredient in self-confidence is self-awareness — often defined as “the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.”

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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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"Hell Yes Or No"

The dating world is a continually unfolding set of possibilities and opportunities. You have the ability to meet new singles on a never-ending basis. However, when you meet someone worth pursuing, will you do just that? Will you make a choice to pursue this one person and exit the dating pool?

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5 Unexpected Benefits Of Marriage

When Americans decide to get married, it seems that love is the number one motive, with making a lifetime commitment, companionship, having children, and financial stability following. However, there are more reasons to marry, and possibly with even greater benefits than the aforementioned. Younger generations in particular need to understand tangible benefits that come with a strong marriage. If you are on the fence about marriage, keep reading…

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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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5 Ways To Rekindle Your Relationship: And Why You Shouldn’t Follow Conventional Wisdom

What if everything we know about sexual passion in long-term relationships is wrong? 

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7 Signs You're Dating The Wrong Person

“If you’re always with Mr. Wrong, you’ll never meet Mr. Right,” a friend once advised me after draping my relationship malaise all over her. Rather than letting this cliche breeze past me, I pondered it. I realized there was more to it than just if you’re with person A, you can’t meet person B. It meant you must free yourself of the emotional angst tied to the wrong person in order to be emotionally prepared to meet the right person.

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5 Ways To A Thriving Relationship

Maintaining a healthy relationship is challenging. It takes time, effort and in the midst of a chaotic, busy life it can be easy to lose sight of healthy habits, such as open communication, respecting one another, maintaining trust, spending quality time together, and listening. I have gained vital insight from looking back at my own relationships and those of my friends and family. These reflections have allowed myself to grasp key elements of how to build and maintain a healthy (and thriving!) relationship. Here I outline five methods you can implement into your relationship now. 

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Online Dating Is Controlling Societal Norms Without Our Noticing

The air in Santa Cruz was warm and still as I sat among perfect roses in the backyard of the bride’s parents. At the key moment of this nontraditional Jewish wedding, the friend presiding over the ceremony took a moment to explain the Hebrew word kadosh. It’s translated as “holy,” or “the holy one,” but it also connotes the act of setting apart or elevating one thing above all other things of a type. Marriage is holy because each partner says, “You are the one person I choose out of all the people in the world.”

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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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