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Does Online Dating Make People Picky?
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Does Online Dating Make People Picky?

In his book “The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less,” American psychologist Barry Schwartz argues that eliminating consumer choices can greatly reduce anxiety for shoppers. From too many television channels to a dozen kinds of designer jeans, Schwartz says having a lot of choices actually paralyzes us as individuals. But is the same true when it comes to dating?

How To Avoid "The Friend Zone"
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How To Avoid "The Friend Zone"

You wanted to take things slow and keep things casual with your new love-interest, but now things are so casual that you fear that you’ve missed your chance to add romance into the mix. It’s so easy to accidentally end up in the friend zone instead of getting romantic with someone new.but there are 2 big things you can do to help avoid just being friends. Two BIG Ways To Avoid The Friend Zone

How Facbook's Graph Search Affects Online Dating
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How Facbook's Graph Search Affects Online Dating

According to Facebook’s website, their new Graph Search feature let’s you “find people who share your interests,” “explore your world through photos” and “discover restaurants, music and more.” In essence, it’s a tool that will let you search the Facebook community (your friends and connections) using simple, specific phrases such as “likes cycling and is from Brooklyn,” which would probably garner about 2 million hi

3 Tips for Dating Confidence
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3 Tips for Dating Confidence

Out there in the big world of dating, every single wants supreme confidence – confidence in themselves, confidence in who they want to attract, confidence in how to act on the first few nerve wracking dates, confidence that they will have fun no matter what, confidence enough to be happy without being in a relationship. How do we get to this point of supreme dating confidence? Well, I’ve put together three essential tips to help you:

Online Dating and STDs
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Online Dating and STDs

As someone who has been lucky (and careful) enough to never contract a sexually transmitted disease, I can’t begin to imagine the difficulty of having the “STD” talk with a potential partner. That’s why it would seem niche online dating sites for people with STDs would be a welcoming breath of fresh air.

Why Women Should Wear Red in Their Profile Picture
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Why Women Should Wear Red in Their Profile Picture

Author and motivational lecturer Dr. Tae Yun Kim wrote of the color red in her book “The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy.” “Red stimulates and excites your nerves, pulse rate and blood circulation and lends energy to your entire system," she said. "When you are fatigued, lethargic or sluggish for any reason, red has an energizing influence.”

How To Get That First Kiss
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How To Get That First Kiss

So there you are, the date is coming to a close, you're in the car or walking her back to her house from Muni. Heart is pounding. Sweat breaks out across your brow even though it's a characteristic 52 degrees in San Francisco. You've planned out the perfect kiss but are still nervous as hell as to whether she's going to be down and reciprocate. The moment comes, you close your eyes and against better judgement lean in...

How To Google Your Date
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How To Google Your Date

First off, I must admit I have Googled a date. I used the conscious excuse that I’m a writer and I do research for a living. But to be honest, I wanted to know the guy I was about to go to the dog park with wasn’t a complete psychopath. Here’s my journey of Googling a date — let’s call him Fred. Fred lived in my neighborhood. I knew this because after I met him at Target, I saw him riding his bike past my house.

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Here's how to finally find your match!
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Gay Men: Top 10 Dating Tips

Unfortunately, the gay dating pool is viciously competitive. So, instead of fighting over the newest man meat on Grindr, I recommend these practical tips for gay men.

Dating 101: What I Learned in High School
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Dating 101: What I Learned in High School

High school was an absolute blast. I grew up in a 300-year-old community situated at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and an hour outside of Manhattan. Ridgefield, Conn., a town of roughly 25,000, was a fantastic place to grow up and an interesting place to learn about love. Since online dating wasn't as prevelant back then as it is today, there isn’t much to report on that front until my freshman year. Here's a year-by-year rundown of what high school taught me about dating.

Passion Test-Should You Give Or Trade Love?
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Passion Test-Should You Give Or Trade Love?

Earlier in our series, you discovered how to transcend divorce baggage that blocks love, take 3 steps to a passionate life, fall in love and sustain passion with your partner.  Now, find out how giving or trading love affects a relationship in Part 4 highlights of my conversation for A Lasting Love with Janet Bray Attwood. Janet is co-author of NY Times bestselling book, The Passion Test-Discovering Your Effortless Path To Your Destiny.  She’s helped millions find the best path to the life you love. 

6 Tips for Drinking and Dating
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6 Tips for Drinking and Dating

Compared to most dating coaches, I have relatively few rules. However, of the rules that I do have in my book, Spin Your Web: How to Brand Yourself for Successful Online Dating, there is one that’s key to follow if you have any hope of your first date turning into something long term. Set a drinking limit BEFORE you head out on a date. It’s easy to feel a connection with someone after a few gin and tonics, but you also have to have a connection in the sobering light of day if you really want a successful relationship.

Humor & Hope
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Humor & Hope

She was an Italian immigrant in New Jersey, a hard-working, frugal, Catholic single mother who lost her husband in WWII. She spent most days of her life as a “spooler” in a thread factory, retiring just before her job was automated. Her English was good, but she didn’t always catch the finer points. She sang Italian opera arias just for pleasure.