10 Reasons Young Guys Avoid Relationships

September 9, 2016
10 Reasons Young Guys Avoid Relationships

In my last blog post How to Know If a Man Is the Marrying Kind, I discussed the male “Age of Commitment,” which doesn’t kick in until around age 26 for college grads. Here are the top ten reasons guys are often reluctant to get into long-term relationships before then. 1. They dread having to change their […]

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An Opportunity to Weigh In on Dating

September 9, 2016
An Opportunity to Weigh In on Dating

Longtime reader and journalist Jenna Birch has a book deal! I plan to participate as an expert source, and you have the opportunity to add your voice to Jenna’s research as well: Everyone in your life thinks you’re a catch, and can’t understand why you remain eternally single. Or end up in a slew of […]

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How to Know If a Man Is the Marrying Kind

September 7, 2016
How to Know If a Man Is the Marrying Kind

The most common explanation for a guy’s being unwilling to commit is “He’s just not that into you.” Fair enough. It’s maddening, but many of us have had the experience of being told a guy doesn’t want a relationship, only to watch as he commits to someone new within weeks. But let’s face it, there […]

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Relationship Benchmark #10: You Admire and Respect Your Partner

September 2, 2016
Relationship Benchmark #10: You Admire and Respect Your Partner

There’s a kind of attraction that’s very important in choosing a life partner, and it often gets lost in all the talk about sexual attraction and how to maintain it over time. Attraction to another person based on their character, dreams, choices, and even the way they inspire others generates admiration and respect. The initial intense […]

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Relationship Benchmark #9: You Share the Same Values and Life Priorities

August 31, 2016
Relationship Benchmark #9: You Share the Same Values and Life Priorities

One of the most distinct changes in dating patterns in the last fifty years is the sharp increase in assortative mating – that is, marriage between very similar individuals. As that trend has increased, divorce has decreased, an apparent confirmation that while opposites attract they don’t stay together. Successful relationships happen when couples share the […]

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