The 5 Covert Sexists You Meet Online

Any online dating profile containing the word “feminist” is bound to elicit some unsettling reactions, some merely misinformed – “I’m not a feminist; I believe in equality” – and some outright adversarial – “I guess you don’t want a man with balls” (that’s an actual OKCupid message). You probably won’t give these people* a second glance. But some are less upfront about their sexism. They may even make it through a few dates before you come face-to-face with their covert but insidious beliefs.1. Mr. Nice Guy...more
So whose left?  I'm Mr.Crawl into your chequing book. You can't resist.more

Online Dating 101

There’s a conversation topic that keeps coming up lately no matter where I am or who I’m with.  I’ve had it with friends, I’ve had it with family, and I’ve had it A LOT with coworkers; especially the youngins who know WAY more about this topic than I do.So what is this topic I can’t seem to escape from, you ask?Online. Dating....more

The Hysteric's Guide to Valentine's Day

The Hysteric's Guide to Valentine's Day...more

12 Things I've Learned From Interracial Dating

I find people completely fascinating—basically, I would love to sit everyone down and hear their life story. This has led to me date a wide variety of people—from a guy with a neck tattoo and a carpet cleaning business, to a high-strung finance bro, to an awkward computer programmer. I am also an equal opportunity dater: about half of the people I’ve dated are not white (and a number of those who are come from other countries). I don’t have any kind of specific preference or actively seek out multicultural people, it’s just what has arisen from my experiences in our diverse world....more
I agree with all these points, especially the first point - 1. The vast majority of the time, ...more

Ask Yourself These 4 Questions Before You Turn Down A Second Date

Have you ever gone on a date that went well enough, but you weren’t sure if you should go on a second date?It happens to the best of us. We met someone, had a decent date, but there was no spark. Nothing bad happened on the date so there are no major complaints or red flags, but the lack of spark left you undecided about a second date.When we romanticize love, we think about that first moment when you meet someone and your heart skips a beat. You feel the butterflies in your stomach and you automatically just know. As great as love at first sight seems, it isn’t real....more
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Passion vs Parenting - the single parent's rite of passion

After the stress of divorce, you desere to have some fun. You also deserve to love and be loved and to experience an adult relationship that meets your needs. Finding the balance between adult needs, parental obligations and your child's feelings is a single parent's rite of passage.Read our tips for managing being a single parent and falling (back) in love.With love,Rachel & Trisha, Co-Creators, SteppingThrough...more

When Your Heart Says Its Final "Goodbye"

I broke up with Nick two weeks after we signed a lease for a new apartment. We had dated for four years, and lived together for five. He was very dear to me, probably much more so than I’d ever admit to. He was my first long-term boyfriend. The first boyfriend I lived with. The first to introduce me to his parents, to go on vacation with me, to tell me he wanted to marry me someday....more
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10 Dating Mistakes We Need To Stop Making

Every so often, I like to lament on the challenges of dating as a twenty-something.For women and men alike, finding a partner is difficult. Historically for me, the most taxing part of dating has been putting myself out there again and again, only to be disappointed. As a woman in her late twenties, finding someone who is on the same page as me has been frustratingly elusive. Either they want absolutely nothing to do with commitment, or they want the wedding planned by June....more

Our First Date

Four years ago… today.I can remember the day like it was yesterday.It was a Thursday. I could barely concentrate during the day, thinking about what I would wear and how the night would pan out.I remember racing home, jumping in the shower, blow-drying my hair and carefully setting my outfit out for very our first date....more