Relationship Strategies

What Rules Govern Exclusivity in Dating?

June 23, 2016
What Rules Govern Exclusivity in Dating?

During a recent coaching session a client asked if it was weird that a guy wanted to be exclusive with her after six dates. (She thought that was fast.) I was somewhat taken aback, as my own bias suggests that if a guy isn’t willing to be exclusive after six dates, it’s time to move […]

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Which Dating Apps Are Right For You?

June 21, 2016
Which Dating Apps Are Right For You?

Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher likes to point out that dating apps are not really about dating. “The bottom line is these are not dating sites, they’re introducing sites.” For introductions, dating apps are hard to beat in terms of sheer numbers. Fisher compares the swiping process to locking eyes across a crowded room with someone. Looking […]

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Millennials Are Marrying Their Exes

June 16, 2016
Millennials Are Marrying Their Exes

Millennials are increasingly marrying their exes. So says Jenna Birch in a new article at Elle magazine. I contributed to the article, check it out: Generation Breakup Then Makeup: Millennials Are Marrying Their Exes I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic. Please head over to Elle to read the article, then let’s discuss! […]

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Personality Traits Predict Sexual Satisfaction

June 14, 2016
Personality Traits Predict Sexual Satisfaction

Personality traits – both yours and your partner’s – predict a lot about satisfaction in sexual relationships. Until recently, no research on the link between our personality traits and our sex lives had ever been published. A new study Who is having more and better sex? The Big Five as predictors of sex in marriage (Meltzer & McNulty, 2016), […]

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Is Marrying the Wrong Person Inevitable?

June 7, 2016
Is Marrying the Wrong Person Inevitable?

“Compatibility is an achievement of love; it must not be its precondition.” Alain de Botton Alain de Botton’s recent article Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person in the NYXs is undoubtedly meant to promote his new novel The Course of Love, but has generated a lot of interest for its premise. (Hat tip to J 2.0 […]

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