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Dating Apps: Reframing How and Why You Use Them

July 15, 2018
Dating Apps: Reframing How and Why You Use Them

Five or six years ago, when I was first venturing out into the dating world as an adult, dating apps were not a thing, but I still met potential partners with relative ease. Whether it was through my friends, out at a bar, in a coffee shop or whatever, connecting was not that difficult. Of […]

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Did You Feel the “Spark” When You First Met Your Partner?

June 27, 2018
Did You Feel the “Spark” When You First Met Your Partner?

People talk a lot about the “spark.” What is the “spark,” to be exact? Do you need to feel the spark for something to take off? Does it constantly change, morphing into a slightly different feeling of chemistry with each new partner? Or will you only ever feel it once? Will you never feel it […]

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Are Dating Apps Facilitating Bad Behavior?

June 24, 2018
Are Dating Apps Facilitating Bad Behavior?

This past week could have been nicknamed “The Week of Bad Behavior.” The more I talk to women, the more dating app problems come to light. One of my friends met a man on an app last year, and she wound up discovering post-breakup that he had a girlfriend in another city the entire time […]

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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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Relationship Benchmark #8: You Never Need to Apologize For Your Partner

August 25, 2016
Relationship Benchmark #8: You Never Need to Apologize For Your Partner

All of us have made excuses at one time or another for the bad behavior of someone close to us. Because we care about them and are loyal to them, we defend their actions, usually by attempting to explain circumstances that excuse it. “I’m sorry Charlie is so late, he’s under a ton of pressure […]

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