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     Turning the Tables on Speed Dating
Earlier this year, we found an article on the internet called "Which Sex is Pickier", detailing a "speed dating":http://www.25dates.com study at Northwestern University. If you've tried "speed dating":http://www.25dates.com with 25dates.com or any other company for that matter, you'll know that traditionally we have the men rotating from table to table while the women stay seated. The Northwestern study, in which 350 undergrads participated, had women seated for 8 events, and men seated for the remaining 7 events. What they found was very interesting. Regardless of gender, whomever was rotating experienced more confidence and romantic desire (as indicated by their responses)… more
 
     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":http://www.25dates.com. The sheer ease and practicality of "speed dating":http://www.25dates.com probably makes it one of the most effective - the success stories are proof of that. But what happens after you meet someone? As a disposable culture obsessed with the fairy tale endings we see in movies, we often believe a successful relationship is more about finding "the one" and everything clicking into place from that moment on. We feel that once we meet that one person,… more
 
     Are You Romantic?
Some say romance is dead, and in our hectic world, for some, this may unfortunately be true. Like anything worth its salt though, romance, after the initial "honeymoon" stage of a relationship, takes effort, thought, and consideration to keep it fresh and alive. So what is Romance exactly and why do we need it? Romance is an expression and celebration of two peoples' feelings towards one another, it's the identity of your love. Doing romantic things for your partner shows them what they mean to you. What often ends up happening, is once we're in a committed relationship, we stop… more
 
     Dating During a Recession
It's true times are scary right now economically. Many of us have had to make adjustments to our budgets and lifestyles to accommodate the changes in the economy. When there are feelings of uncertainty in our lives, it's a natural response to not want to go through it alone; our desire to date and look for love can be even stronger than usual. But contrary to this emotional desire, our "intellectual" side may be telling us to put our dating life on hold while there's a recession going on. At the end of the day however, wouldn't we all agree… more
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     Online Dating Pros and Cons
It's not a secret anymore - "online dating":http://www.25dates.com/admin/dating_tips_articles/edit/39 has become part of our daily landscape. From online personal ads to matchmaking sites with banks of profiles, to companies incorporating the online world with their in-person events like "speed dating":http://www.25dates.com, more and more singles use "online dating":http://www.25dates.com/admin/dating_tips_articles/edit/39 to help them find their mate. It used to be that people were embarrassed to mention they met their mate online; now, "We met online!" is a common answer when couples are asked, "How did you meet?". Some people swear by it and have had much success; others have tried it once and decided… more
 
     10 Inexpensive Ways to Look and Feel Better!
Let's face it, there is an astronomical amount of media hype surrounding our appearances these days. The number of ways we're told we can "change ourselves" is infinite, and as the price of these procedures and regimens goes up, so can our feeling that we're not good enough. On the flipside, there are many healthy ways we can look and feel younger, which is something we all want, but it's certainly not necessary to spend oodles of cash on doing just this. 1. Get enough sleep. This may seem obvious or next to impossible, but not getting enough rest puts… more
 
     How To Help Your Friend Through A Breakup
Most of us have been through difficult break-ups. Getting over the ending of a relationship is a process that can't be rushed - we all mourn in our own way in our own time. And while it's one thing to be in the middle of it ourselves, what about when we have to watch a good friend go through the pain and turmoil while we feel helpless on the sidelines? At times you feel bad for them, at times you want them to snap out of it so you can have your fun-loving friend back. It's a real testament to… more
 
     Food - or Aphrodisiac?
The word "aphrodisiac" comes from Greek mythology's goddess of love Aphrodite. The definition of the word is "a substance that arouses sexual desire", and although the scientific world is not convinced as to whether or not there are such things as natural aphrodisiacs, the general population has believed it to be true for centuries. Aphrodisiacs have been used throughout history to help infertility, spice up one's sex life, aid in seduction, and increase potency. In ancient times, nutrition was very much linked to a person's sex drive because food was not as readily available as it is now. It is… more
 
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