Initial Signs of Chemistry During a Date

We all know how important compatibility is in growing relationships; some might even argue it’s the most important factor in building a successful partnership. But how many times have we heard things like, “They’re really nice, but there was no chemistry…” The chemistry between two people is impossible to measure, hard to define, but can […]

Negative Thought Patterns In Relationships

The mind is a powerful thing. By just thinking, dreaming, and imagining, we can begin to shape our worlds into anything we desire. Similarly, even when we feel like we have little control over what happens to us, we’re often subconsciously pulling things into our lives. And by focusing on our fears and perpetuating negative […]

Tips To Break Bad Dating Habits

Life has an uncanny way of showing us what we need, regardless of whether we’re paying attention or not. From an early age, we learn patterns of behaviour by trial and error, by our personal perceptions of our unique situation, and by watching and imitating the adults in our lives. We don’t always have the […]

6 Ways to Make Cohabiting Easy

Here’s the scenario: You and your significant other spend a lot of time together, which means one or both of you are commuting across town every day to see each other. And you’re both paying rent. Moving in together is now a subject you’re both thinking about; after all, it is the logical step in […]

4 Coping Tips When Your Ex Moves On

So you’ve been out of your last relationship for awhile. You’re finally getting to be in a good place; you’ve started (or have starting thinking about) dating again, and you’ve gained perspective and are proud of all the emotional growth you’ve accomplished. But then something unexpected happens completely throwing you off – you find out […]

Tips To Overcome Dating Shyness

Being shy isn’t the end of the world, but it certainly doesn’t make life any easier. Usually tied to low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence, situations which can seem quite “normal” for the average person, like going on a job interview or speaking in front of people, can seem daunting, even terrifying to the shy […]

First Impression Enhancers

Meeting someone for the first time and making a good first impression can seem challenging at the best of times. Humans being can be very judgemental, judging each others’ appearances, career choices, financial status, social graces, intelligence, humour – the list goes on and on. Add in circumstance, mood and location, and it seems like […]

5 Definable Boundaries in Relationships

As we get older, we tend to realize that our idea of “normal” doesn’t really exist. Most of us grew up around some sort of familial dysfunction – whether it be divorce, family secrets, emotional abandonment – the list goes on. And while none of these issues are certainly the fault of, or controllable by […]

Deal Breaker or Second Date?

First dates get all the glory. Our anticipation, worry, excitement and fears can all culminate into this highly-charged situation we experience with a veritable stranger. But after all is said and done, (and the date’s over), the decision to go on a second date isn’t always as cut and dry as we’d like it to […]