Dating

At the beginning of new relationships, we invest lots of time and effort into getting to know our partners. Over time, however, the distractions and pressures of daily life gradually begin to deteriorate our romantic bonds. If both partners are engaged in full-time work outside of the household, it can be particularly difficult to find time to reconnect on a daily basis. Studies show that many busy couples end up spending less than 10% of their time alone together!Falling in love is easy; maintaining a loving, romantic relationship for years is much more difficult! Creating a love that lasts r... more ...
Though all of us would love to have conflict-free relationships, the truth of the matter is that all relationships, no matter how strong, involve disputes and arguments. The way in which we discuss our differences of opinion, however, can make or break the bond we have with our partner. Whether you’re currently in a relationship or are just starting the dating process, it is important to learn how to best express your discontent to your partner. Are you able to voice a complaint in a way that doesn’t hurt your partner’s feelings, or do you tend to speak in a more critica... more ...
Studies suggest that couples in serious relationships fight about money more than anything else. In regards to married couples, money problems are cited as the second leading cause of divorce, topped only by infidelity.  Whether you’ve just begun seeing someone new or are already in a more committed relationship, it is important to reach common ground with your love interest regarding your financial habits and plans for the future.  Keep your relationship healthy and strong! Use the following tips and techniques to help you navigate financial conflicts in your current... more ...
Long-distance relationships are often challenging. If you meet a future partner online, there’s a good chance that you’ll be in a long-distance relationship, at least for a certain period of time.  Between messaging apps and video chatting, being in a long-distance relationship is easier than ever before. Gone are the days of waiting for a message to arrive in your mailbox, or waiting by the phone for a long-distance call. Though technology has made communication faster and simpler than ever before, maintaining a healthy relationship remains as difficult as ever.Do you lo... more ...
Everyone loves receiving genuine compliments. Did you know that giving compliments can make you feel just as good? Research has shown that demonstrating kindness towards others releases oxytocin in the brain, a “feel-good” hormone that leads to deeper feelings of social bonding.  Compliments are one of the simplest ways to make others feel appreciated and “seen.” Whether you’re trying to woo a potential love interest or simply want to spread positivity amongst your friends and colleagues, compliments are one of the best tools for igniting joy in yourself... more ...
Since the earliest days of the internet, the web has been used by nefarious individuals to entangle online users in various cons and scams. Misleading job postings, false lottery and inheritance claims, advance-fee “Nigerian prince” emails, and romance cons are just a few of the most common online scams. As with most online scams, romance scammers are usually after one thing: your money.  Though scammers will continue to seek out new targets, most scam artists behave in predictable ways. You don’t have to fall prey to a romance scammer! The #1 rule of stay... more ...
To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, lockdown measures have been enacted in countries around the globe. All of us should be practicing social distancing and remaining at home whenever possible.It can be challenging not to be overwhelmed by stress and anxiety at the present time. If you’re looking to get your mind off of things, close out the news websites and open up your online dating profile instead. Though the current crisis feels all-encompassing, this, too, shall pass. Use this time to connect with others online.Are you tired of being stuck at home? Here are a few reminde... more ...
There are quite a few things to consider before moving in together that help make the move a lasting and beneficial choice. For older couples and senior citizens, while the economic factor may be the main motivation, it is important to know the specific status of the relationship before coming to this significant decision.An honest and open discussion of each individual's reason for their desire to move in together should be done before moving day. A frank conversation of the couple's expectations of what a move would achieve is also an important topic for pre-move discussion. 1. ... more ...
Whether you’re dating, in a new relationship, or are already in a committed partnership, physical intimacy probably plays a significant role in your romance. Unless you or your partner are asexual, intimate sexual touch is likely something you and your love interest engage in on a regular basis. With age, and over time, however, many of us neglect the physical sides of our romantic relationships. Erotic desire often waxes and wanes as a result of many complex factors, ranging from stress to hormonal changes.Remaining physically connected with your partner, however, is important. Sexual b... more ...
If you’ve been on the dating scene for years, you've likely had to endure multiple breakups. Though some of us are able to bounce back quickly, most of us struggle to process breakups, particularly when long-term relationships and serious feelings are involved.Before diving into a new relationship, it’s important to deal with the complicated emotions surrounding your last breakup. Are you feeling bitter about being single? Do you find yourself still reminiscing about your ex? Though, as Neil Sedaka once said, “Breakin’ up is hard to do,” processing the end of ... more ...