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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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10 Ways to Create Emotional Intimacy Early in Your Relationship

February 3, 2017
10 Ways to Create Emotional Intimacy Early in Your Relationship

We often think of emotional intimacy as a reward for commitment. One of the great benefits of being in a committed relationship is the certainty you have about your partner’s feelings. But emotional intimacy should be nurtured early because it makes commitment much more likely to develop. When it doesn’t, you’re able to recognize a mismatch […]

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Relationships Promote Career Success

January 10, 2017
Relationships Promote Career Success

Has anyone ever told you they don’t want a relationship because they’re focusing on their career? Or working really hard at their job? Many young professionals cite a focus on career success as the reason they don’t want a relationship. But a wealth of research shows that claim isn’t legit – coupled up young professionals enjoy numerous career […]

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10 Signs Your Romance Is Going to End Badly

December 9, 2016
10  Signs Your Romance Is Going to End Badly

I get a lot of wacky emails from readers. By which I mean they make me want to bang my head against the desk. For example, one woman wrote to say she’s crazy about her boyfriend, and how can she get over his having had sex with her best friend while she was out of […]

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What Makes a Man Creepy?

September 22, 2016
What Makes a Man Creepy?

Evolutionary psychology researchers Francis McAndrew and Sara Koehnke had heard a lot about “creepiness,” but rather than describing what characteristics creeps display, most people describe how someone makes them feel, i.e. “He creeps me out.” They were surprised to learn that the concept of creepiness in social interactions had never been empirically studied, and they set […]

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