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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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Time Management and Online Dating

October 24, 2016
Time Management and Online Dating

I’m back! Thanks for all the kind words and good thoughts while I’ve been away. The support has meant a great deal to me as I grieve my father’s passing.  Online dating is a real opportunity to be “introduced” to a wide range of people you wouldn’t otherwise meet. One of the most common complaints I […]

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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 #3: There Is a Strong Mutual Physical Attraction

July 21, 2016
Relationship Benchmark #3: There Is a Strong Mutual Physical Attraction

A note from Susan: I’m moving next week! After nearly 20 years, we’re leaving our big, old Victorian for a new adventure. It’s too big, it’s too old, and I feel like Tom on Downton Abbey. Our kids are well settled in their own lives, so we’re returning to Cambridge, where we started out in the […]

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Sexes Share the Same Relationship Dealbreakers

January 27, 2016
Sexes Share the Same Relationship Dealbreakers

Superstars in the relationship science field recently published new research on the importance of dealbreakers in romantic relationships. Relationship Dealbreakers: Traits People Avoid in Potential Mates by Jonason, Garcia, Webster, Li and Fisher (2015) revealed that dealbreakers vary minimally between sexes, and much more between short-term vs. long-term mating strategies. The research comprises six studies and over […]

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