Introducing the Best Dating App for Connection: Plum

September 17, 2018
Introducing the Best Dating App for Connection: Plum

You may have noticed my disappearance from Hooking Up Smart. But I swear — there’s a good reason for it. For all my readers who’ve asked what’s the best dating app for finding a real relationship, I’ve been hard at work on the answer. I’ve always been committed to helping daters find love, and online […]

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Do You Know Your Attachment Style?

July 28, 2018
Do You Know Your Attachment Style?

If I could advocate that frustrated daters do just one single thing before committing to their next partner, it’s figure out your attachment style. What is an attachment style? I’ll summarize quickly: In the 1950s and 1960s, psychologists uncovered a few primary attachment styles in infants: secure, anxious and avoidant. Later on, disorganized attachment was […]

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Dating Apps: Reframing How and Why You Use Them

July 15, 2018
Dating Apps: Reframing How and Why You Use Them

Five or six years ago, when I was first venturing out into the dating world as an adult, dating apps were not a thing, but I still met potential partners with relative ease. Whether it was through my friends, out at a bar, in a coffee shop or whatever, connecting was not that difficult. Of […]

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Did You Feel the “Spark” When You First Met Your Partner?

June 27, 2018
Did You Feel the “Spark” When You First Met Your Partner?

People talk a lot about the “spark.” What is the “spark,” to be exact? Do you need to feel the spark for something to take off? Does it constantly change, morphing into a slightly different feeling of chemistry with each new partner? Or will you only ever feel it once? Will you never feel it […]

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Are Dating Apps Facilitating Bad Behavior?

June 24, 2018
Are Dating Apps Facilitating Bad Behavior?

This past week could have been nicknamed “The Week of Bad Behavior.” The more I talk to women, the more dating app problems come to light. One of my friends met a man on an app last year, and she wound up discovering post-breakup that he had a girlfriend in another city the entire time […]

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