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5 Steps For “The Year Of You” Celebration

5 Steps For “The Year Of You” Celebration

Another New Year and here you are alone - again. Who kissed you at midnight? Oh, that’s right … Uncle Charlie was running around kissing all of the single ladies at that dreaded party. And all you were thinking was Can’t wait - hope he uses mouthwash this year. And here we are in 2012, and you are still alone.

Romance Novels: A Manual For Happily Ever After?

Romance Novels: A Manual For Happily Ever After?

By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com It seems you can't read an article about a romance novel without the author joking about bodice ripping and Fabio. And then, of course, there are the ones that straight-out condemn books as women's porn, with no redeemable qualities whatsoever, saying the books offer readers unrealistic fantasies about their love lives.

7 Places to Meet Your Boyfriend or Husband This Year

7 Places to Meet Your Boyfriend or Husband This Year

Ever wonder where all the great men are? After 10 years living internationally, I discovered 7 great places to meet quality men. I met the love of my life at number 6! It’s time to get up and go-go-go! #7: Specialty Dating Sites & Interest Groups Specialty dating sites are a great place to meet successful, high-caliber men. I’ve met investors, actors, entrepreneurs and diplomats through them. They work if you know what you are doing and how to write a profile that peaks their interest.

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What do you do when the spark loses fire?

Ending Relationships Gracefully

"How do I end a relationship without hurting someone's feelings?" Whether it's a romantic relationship or a friendship, ending it gracefully is generally a challenge.

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Extend a helping hand. Your friend will never forget your love and support!

How To Help A Friend Cope With Divorce

For many people, separating from a life-partner is the single most tragic and painful event of their lives. Recovering from such a blow is rarely an easy or pleasant process. Watching a close friend go through the divorce process presents its own set of problems. You want to help, but it can be extremely difficult to approach your friend—an individual with whom you are accustomed to sharing considerably happier times—in this period of profound anger, sorrow, and/or uncertainty.

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You don’t have to wait for a countdown or midnight kiss to prepare for your best year yet.

Jumpstart Your Love Life This New Year

It may feel too soon for the crazy Target lady commercials and sea of sequins at parties. But the holidays are here and it’s time to say goodbye to 2011! You don’t have to wait for a countdown or midnight kiss to prepare for your best year yet. Get a running start to a year full of love and life with these five tips.

You, Him, and the Not-Quite-Ex-Wife

You, Him, and the Not-Quite-Ex-Wife

When it comes to seriously dating a nearly divorced man, there is usually a third person in your relationship – his not-quite-ex-wife. It feels like he’s the one for you, but the strong emotions he feels for his wife are a challenge. You have been loving, generous, and available. She was a bitch.  And yet he seems to be grieving the loss of her! Huh? How can you combat your feelings of insecurity and work through this challenging time?

10 Tips for Meeting Your Match at the Gym

10 Tips for Meeting Your Match at the Gym

The New Year is upon us and with it comes New Years resolutions. More people frequent the gym in January than during any other month. Here are 10 tips for singles who will be hitting the gym in January: 1. Don’t wear earphones. If you tune in to music on your ipod or watch TV while on the elliptical, you’re tuning out everyone around you. People who wear earphones are not approachable. Take them off!

3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Relationships with Men

3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Relationships with Men

Men are everywhere in our lives. Whether you’re currently in a romantic relationship with a man, or you want to be, the fact of the matter is that we’re in relationships with men everywhere in our lives anyway: at work, at play, in our families, in our communities. Relating to them effectively improves the quality of our lives immeasurably (and of course, relating to them poorly has a negative impact on the quality of our lives). Having said that, our focus will be on romantic relationships. That’s why you’re reading this, I’ll bet!