Holiday Dating Tips

As the holidays get into full swing, the atmosphere, the people around us, and the situations we’re involved in often become highly charged. Shopping, multiple social engagements and family gatherings on top of our already hectic lives can cause us to be overextended and somewhat stressed. But no matter how stressed we are, one lovely […]

Holiday Stress Busters

Being single during the holiday definitely has its advantages. You don’t have to deal with anyone else’s family dysfunction, you can come and go as you please, and you can dedicate more time to your close relationships. As much as being single can relieve some of those holiday pressures though, the season is still fraught […]

The Pros & Cons of Rebound Relationships

Rebound relationships are one of those things most of us have gone through, but we often don’t recognize that’s what it was until after the fact. When we experience the breakup of a significant relationship, it can often be jarring. Not only are we mourning the loss of an important person in our lives, but […]

5 Ways to Hurt A Relationship

There are many effective ways to meet people these days; through friends, on internet dating sites, through clubs/sports teams, and of course through speed dating. The sheer ease and practicality of speed dating probably makes it one of the most effective – the success stories are proof of that. But what happens after you meet […]

Are You Too Picky?

We’ve written a lot of articles about how important it is to be aware of what we’re looking for in a mate, in order to avoid miscommunication and false expectations. But what about when we live on the other end of the spectrum, when we’re too picky? In such a disposable and “me” centered culture, […]

Singles vs. Couples

Looking for reasons to dust off your dating skills and come out to one of our events? According to Waite and Gallagher, being married not only usually betters your financial picture but more importantly, it extends your life as well.  Amazingly, single men have a 250% higher mortality rate than married men, whereas single women […]

How To Completely Ruin A First Date

It’s a tricky business isn’t it, the first date? It would be great if we could all be zen about it, live in the moment, whatever happens, happens – but this isn’t always easy; we’re human and we do live in a world where our expectations can often be quite different from reality. While optimism […]

The Dating Games We Play

Does it ever seem like the Dating world is a world completely unto its own, with its own rules, players, and most namely – games? When venturing into this hard-to-navigate, constantly changing terrain, we seem to enter into an agreement to play these games with each other, at least during the courting phase, and often […]

Diplomatic Communication

Communication, as we all know (or should know), involves a balance of give and take, talk and listen, expression and validation. But how many times have we found ourselves in the midst of a communication gone wrong, where in retrospect we regret not having represented ourselves positively, or wish we’d treated the other person more […]