A Checklist for Getting to “I Love You”

March 23, 2017
A Checklist for Getting to “I Love You”

We talk a lot about paying attention to potential red flags here. It is important to DQ people who are bound to break your heart and waste your time. But how do you know when you’ve got something really good starting? What signs suggest your new relationship is heading for “I love you?” In their recent annual […]

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What Dating Advice Annoys You the Most?

March 14, 2017
What Dating Advice Annoys You the Most?

In their 2017 survey of Singles in America, Match asked respondents what dating advice they’re sick and tired of hearing. As someone who doles out dating advice from time to time, I wonder what you think. Here are the top answers, in order: “You’ve got to put yourself out there.” “Don’t be so picky.” “It […]

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The Loneliness of Hookup Culture

March 9, 2017
The Loneliness of Hookup Culture

Here’s an email that I just received from longtime reader Sarah. She describes her loneliness and frustration with hookup culture on her college campus. It’s a story I’ve heard many times over the years. Hi Susan, I’ve been reading your blog since I was 16 and most of what I’ve learned about relationships has been from you, […]

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The Best Places to Flirt and Score a Date

March 3, 2017
The Best Places to Flirt and Score a Date

This is the second post in a series about Match’s 2016 Annual Singles Survey. You can find the first post here.  One interesting part of the Match survey is not highlighted in their summary presentation. They asked respondents where they were most likely to flirt, and which of those locations actually led to dating someone. Have […]

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Match’s 2017 Singles in America Survey – Part 1

February 28, 2017
Match’s 2017 Singles in America Survey – Part 1

Match’s 2017 annual Singles in America Survey is up – see it here. It’s a summary look and contains some pretty interesting factoids. But I like wading into the weeds with social science research, and Match was kind enough to share their source data with me. In the next few posts, I’ll tease out some of […]

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