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How Technology is Changing Dating

The adoption of technology has changed the way we connect and converse with others in our society and dating is no exception. The prevalence of smart phones mean we are always contactable, social media allows others to get to know us before we have even met, and dating apps give us an abundance of choice in… Read more »

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The Appeal of Online Dating and Suggestions for Success

After an unexpected end to a two-year relationship last September, I was confident in my ability to move on fairly quickly, yet felt out of touch with the mid-twenties dating world.  Things had changed since the days of college flings and meaningless encounters.  I finally felt like an adult and was trying to figure out… Read more »

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What to Look For in a Partner

The question “what are you looking for in a relationship partner?” may seem like an easy one to answer. Common attributes that come to mind include intelligence, kindness, sense of humor, attractiveness, or reliability. No matter what we think we’re looking for in a partner, the people we wind up choosing don’t necessarily match our… Read more »

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A.R.E. You There?

What is the secret ingredient that makes a relationship thrive? Dr. Sue Johnson, who founded EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), the most researched couples therapy model (1), has studied this question extensively. She has been able to distill the answer to this key question down to its bare essentials: What truly makes a relationship thrive and provides… Read more »

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Relationship Compatibility

Psychologist and author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships, Dr. Lisa Firestone answers some fundamental questions about relationship compatibility. How would you define relationship compatibility? Relationship compatibility exists, first and foremost, when a couple relates with equality and respect. It’s important for couples to have fun together and really enjoy the time they spend… Read more »

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Keeping the Romance Alive in a Long Distance Relationship

          It can be hard to keep romance alive when you are miles away from the person you love. It is difficult for many couples to keep the spark ignited even when they live in close proximity or in the same household together. However, for long distance relationships, it can be… Read more »

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Online Dating Profiles: Fact or Fiction

          By Lindsay Larson Aaah the internet…that magical land where group Facebook pictures and event invites seem to wipe away all insecurities. People can present themselves however they see fit, or so it would seem. However, according to a recent study about managing impressions online, individuals on online dating sites don’t… Read more »

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Dating Resolutions: 7 Characteristics of an Ideal Partner

Dec. 31 may be all about the New Year’s kiss, but by New Year’s Day, most people are thinking about what comes after the kiss. This can be a good metaphor for our dating habits in general. The person we look to for instant passion, an immediate spark or even a New Year’s kiss is… Read more »

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Seven Qualities of an Ideal Partner

Learn the qualities that make a person an ideal partner – They may not be what you expected. While the reasons we fall in love are often a mystery, the reasons we stay in love are far less elusive. There may be no such thing as the perfect partner, but an ideal partner can be… Read more »

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