Assortative Mating is Here to Stay

January 5, 2016
Assortative Mating is Here to Stay

There’s been a great deal of talk in the media recently about the rise in assortative mating, which is the voluntary pairing off of very similar individuals. Assortative Mating By Education/Income ♥ The marriage rate between people with the same level of education is higher than at any point since the early 20th century. Educational homogamy […]

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How to Let Go Of An Emotionally Repressed Man

December 22, 2015
How to Let Go Of An Emotionally Repressed Man

Welcome to the last post of 2015! I wish all of you wonderful holidays and lots of love in the new year. You all know I receive a lot of emails. I can’t possibly answer all of them, and I usually zero in on the ones that contain all the information I need to make a […]

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The Importance of Financial Compatibility In a Relationship

December 16, 2015
The Importance of Financial Compatibility In a Relationship

Recently I gave an interview for a conference focused on financial planning for women. I originally demurred, suggesting that’s not really my area of expertise, but it turned out the interview was about financial compatibility in dating. What a great idea! It makes a lot of sense to select a partner who shares your values about […]

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Strategic Phone Etiquette in Dating

December 11, 2015
Strategic Phone Etiquette in Dating

I’ve been wanting to write a post on phone etiquette in dating for a while. I see a lot of behavior that I consider rude, frankly. But I hate the idea of being Miss Manners for dating or anything else. Then I realized there was a much more useful way of thinking about the role of […]

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Is “Just Friends” Ever Worth It?

December 9, 2015
Is “Just Friends” Ever Worth It?

Hi Susan, I have been dating a really great guy for the past two months. I think initially we both were interested in pursuing a romantic relationship but something happened in his life that has made him really struggle emotionally (he failed out of college). Over time he’s realized that right now he’s not ready […]

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