Relationship Strategies

Designing Your New Approach to Dating

October 31, 2017
Designing Your New Approach to Dating

In my last post I discussed the value of a fresh start in dating. Many people find it helpful to take a pause, especially after a disappointing romantic experience. They feel discouraged and even hopeless that they’ll ever find someone to love. That’s the best time for a new approach. In dating we can’t control […]

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Give Yourself a Dating Makeover!

October 14, 2017
Give Yourself a Dating Makeover!

In my view, there are few things more compelling than a set of Before and After photos. I’m really into design and lifestyle blogs – they’re full of great ideas for decorating, organizing your space, and DIY projects. My favorite is Apartment Therapy, which features a lot of readers’ renovation projects. Naturally, Before and After shots […]

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What About YOUR Wants and Needs?

October 4, 2017
What About YOUR Wants and Needs?

J 2.0, a longtime friend and wise counselor at Hooking Up Smart, recently shared this invaluable advice: “If I had my youth to do over, I’d be far more forthcoming with men about my wants and needs and just let the chips fall where they may. That’s not to say I’d be demanding or clingy […]

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Three-Date Rule? Make That Eight.

September 30, 2017
Three-Date Rule? Make That Eight.

A new study by Groupon of 2,000 singles has found that both women and men prefer to delay sex much longer than previously assumed. No doubt you’ve heard about the three-date rule – the number of dates before both parties expect to have sex. If you’re a woman, you’ve probably had guys inform you of […]

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Online Dating is Only Good For Swiping

September 21, 2017
Online Dating is Only Good For Swiping

New research (Joel, Eastwick, and Finkel, 2017) makes it clear – the most useful application of online dating is the right swipe. Matchmaking algorithms at online dating sites like Chemistry.com, eHarmony and OKCupid do not work. They may or may not predict long-term compatibility, but they definitely do not predict attraction. In our time, that’s a […]

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