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 […]

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 […]

Are You On The Rebound?

One of the hardest things to get used to after a break-up is the loneliness. Even if you know your relationship ended for a good reason, getting used to being alone again can be a very difficult process. The feelings of loss and emptiness can be overwhelming, and wanting to fill that void can become […]

Talking Money in the Dating Phase

It’s certainly no secret that money is important. And money and money issues matter a lot in any kind of relationship, especially romantic ones. Did you know that money is often cited as a major reason for break-ups and divorces? A 2015 survey concluded that money is the leading cause of stress in relationships; and […]

Reminders For Staying Open-Minded

The term “open-minded” has been used a lot in the last several decades. As we (hopefully) become further enlightened as a society, and move from tolerance to some form of acceptance of peoples’ differences, being open-minded seems to follow the natural order of things. But how open-minded are we really, or is it just one […]

What is Healthy Communication?

Proper communication is one of the corner-stones of a healthy relationship. Like many of the fundamentals, it’s a skill we tend to learn by osmosis as children, the level of that skill having a lot to do with who we grew up around. Children usually model themselves after their same-sex parent, and adopt many of […]

Why Do Opposites Attract?

Have you ever had an inexplicable attraction to someone? Someone who, on paper, doesn’t seem to make much sense but yet you’re strongly drawn to them? The notion that opposites attract has been a hotly debated topic for years, but if we really dissect it, it might not be such a mystery after all… Relationships, […]