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 […]

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 […]

Signs You May Be in Relationship Denial

Have you ever noticed how a brand new relationship can make you feel excited, but can also be nerve-racking? Meeting someone new that you could potentially fall in love with can bring with it hopes, fears, expectations, surprises and that wonderful warm and fuzzy feeling. But with all those emotions swirling around, we might also […]

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 […]

Signs You are Being Walked Over

All relationships we engage in have a certain power dynamic, whether obvious or subtle. Between two people, there’s often a leader and a follower, one passive and one more aggressive, and these roles can be constant, or we can alternate between the two. When it comes to romantic relationships, the stakes are higher, and the […]

Exercises for Singles

We all know it takes experience and practice to be good at something – and dating is no exception. Being single is not always the most comfortable state to be in, and there’s certainly an unnecessary social stigma attached to it. We’re often at our most vulnerable after coming out of a relationship, but being […]

Tips for Letting Go

Relationships, as we all know, are a tricky business. Even though the way they’re portrayed in the media is rarely the way we experience them in real life, most of us still hope and wish to find that special fairy tale romance – it’s what keeps us going through our dating years. People often say […]