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5 Biggest First Date Deal Breakers
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5 Biggest First Date Deal Breakers

By Sarah Foulkes, Galtime.com You’ve had plans to meet a "new guy" for a week, you're all dolled up and ready for your first date-- and you can’t wait! He picks you up and you go out for a bite... but there's something about him that stops the romance before it starts... let's call it a deal breaker.

5 Huge Turn Offs
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5 Huge Turn Offs

By Sarah Foulkes for Galtime Dating can be tough-- and worrying about making a good first impression can be stressful. But there are a handful of things... let's call them turnoffs, that can make you want to ditch your date before dinner even starts. Jennifer Purdie of San Diego has dated several guys and had her share of "bad" dates... but some instances stand out more than others.

What To Do If You Always Make Friends, Not Relationships
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What To Do If You Always Make Friends, Not Relationships

QUESTION I am 34 and have been single for way too long. I would love to meet someone, but it seems that every time I do, the person doesn’t like me or ends up being unavailable. I usually have an easy time making friends, so of course, when I am not romantically interested in someone, that person ends up liking me. It’s very frustrating since I have no idea why this is happening. I was wondering, do you think it’s just human nature to want what you cannot have? ANSWER

10 Fun Facts About Online Dating [EXPERT]
Everything you need to know about finding love online.
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10 Fun Facts About Online Dating

The internet can be an effective place to find love. According to a recent Pew Research study, approximately 37% of single people have used some form of internet dating site, and approximately 17% of online daters have found long-term love online. So, what has the mental health community gleaned from this internet love boom? Here's what you need to know.

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If you're newly single, here's the best advice for meeting someone new!
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12 Ways For The Gray Divorcé To Win At Dating

Record numbers of boomer couples are opting out of unsatisfactory marriages and starting over. The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article about the impact of the soaring divorce rate for those over fifty. Unlike those of previous generations who divorced later in life, newly single boomers expect to date, find love, and possibly remarry.

5 Ways To Get Your Partner In The Mood With a Condom
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5 Ways To Get Your Partner In The Mood With a Condom

Every single part of sex should be fun. Yes, even the condom part. Hey, all the more reason to spice things up in the bedroom right? Here are a few of our favorite ways to integrate safe sex into your routine. 1. Role Play: What man doesn’t love a “naughty nurse” night? Dress up in your medical best, and tell him he is due for a “check up”. Make it the grand finale (well, at least to the role playing part), and slip a condom on. Just make sure you are doing it right.

7 Dos & Don'ts Dating Success [EXPERT]
Follow these simple guidelines to land first dates left and right!
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7 Dos & Don'ts For Dating Success

While we all may know one smooth natural at the art of dating, it’s a challenge for the vast majority. I'm well aware of this because I’ve been there myself. The key to dating is learning specific skills and techniques to minimize your stress and ensure your success! Here are a few critical tips.

7 Ways To Meet The Woman Of Your Dreams [EXPERT]
It's never too late to find true love!
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7 Ways To Meet The Woman Of Your Dreams

Sometimes guys get a reputation for always wanting to play the field—even when we're in good company--and who are we to fight biology? That said, the truth is the vast majority of men really do want to find the woman of their dreams, the love of their lives, "the one." It's just that, for some guys, the process of finding her, approaching her and talking with her seems unthinkable. To ease their quest and help guys everywhere get what they want, I've come up with seven sure-fire ways to find her, meet her and talk to her!

3 Places Not To Let Your Guard Down On A First Date
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3 Places Not To Let Your Guard Down On A First Date

Wow! What a wonderful feeling. You've found a connection to someone you've met on an Online Dating site, and you've agreed to a first date. This is such an exciting time in your romantic journey and I'm thrilled for you! Dear Friend, as happy as I know you feel, I'm going to ask you for a personal favor. I care for your safety, and I've been in some first date situations that at best would be described as unnerving. We go to such lengths to protect ourselves before the initial meeting.

3 Things To Do When He's Emotionally Distant
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3 Things To Do When He's Emotionally Distant

Why do we sometimes hold on so tightly to something that isn’t working for us? To someone that isn’t treating us the way we deserve to be treated? Isn’t loving us the way we were meant to be loved? You know the scenario – it starts off with fireworks, an amazing connection, you just can’t get enough of each other.

Value Your "V"
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Value Your "V"

At one point or another we have been in a relationship or in love with a man who wasn’t quite feeling the same way in return. His friends or family would come around only for him to introduce you as his “friend” Tracey or Keisha or what ever your name happens to be. Although you two may be having sex, you never get the title of “girlfriend” no matter how hard you try to win his heart over and prove that you are the perfect girl for him.

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When the time is right, things will fall into place!
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Planting The Seeds Of Love

It would be nice to change overnight, but it just doesn't happen that way. And the truth is that's not how we really grow. It's about baby steps. An increase in awareness. A process. Sometimes three steps forward, two steps back. Some good days, some harder days, but no bad days; all of them lead to progress. Some days we feel like we're finally there, ready to step out and embrace our birthright, and other days we just want to bury ourselves under the covers and cry. The point is, it's our own journey; it's all about what happens every day to our consciousness that causes us to move forward on our life path at a pace that only we know. And no one can do that for us.