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Cheers to friendship!

Why You Should Be Friends First, Scientifically Speaking

It's February, the month of love! In an article published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, researchers found that couples who value their friendship over other aspects of their relationships report greater romance and sexual satisfaction over couples who look to their partners mostly for sexual gratification.

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Don't state the obvious.

5 Mistakes In Your Online Dating Profile

If you are frustrated with your online dating results, you may be making one of several, classic mistakes, so revising your profile could be the solution. When clients come to me as a dating coach asking for help with their profiles, these are the mistakes I tell them to watch out for.

3 Ways to Be the Red-Hot Hero

3 Ways to Be the Red-Hot Hero

You’ve heard the variations on St. Valentine’s story with soldiers, weddings, prisons, daughters, secret notes, and even death. Although the facts behind the legend are murky, the stories all emphasize Valentine’s compassion, romance and heroism. Be the hero to your Valentine this year:

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Follow your nose.

How Your Nose Affects Your Love Life

A recent study published in Biological Psychology examined the importance of smell in human attraction and relationships. Unlike some studies examining pheromones, an area not well understood in the human animal, this study focuses on the regular, run-of-the-mill sense of smell.

Do You Struggle With Your Finances?

Do You Struggle With Your Finances?

Is this YOU? How much sleep do you lose worrying about money? How much stress do you carry every day about your debts, current expenses and future stability? Is money the elephant in the living room for you and your spouse?

6 Ways to Keep Love Strong This Valentine's Day & Beyond

The to-do list associated with Valentine's Day typically involves flower orders, dinner reservations, and chocolate deliveries. All of these can be lovely gestures of fondness and appreciation, but all of them are fleeting symbols whose pleasures fade come Feb. 15. The greatest and most lasting gift we can give a loved one is to be open to evolving as a person and improving our relationship. So why not use a holiday that celebrates love as an opportunity to think about how we can make ours stronger?

Getting Over A Break Up? Why You Need To Finally Move On

Getting Over A Break Up? Why You Need To Finally Move On

You knew it would be hard getting over him, but you never realized just how hard this was going to be. Whether he ended it, or you, the reality is you didn't want it to end. All you ever wanted was it to work out, but in the end, you realized it would take more than just you making that happen. So here you are, trying to accept the reality of what is and move on, but that deep sadness and longing for what could have been lingers on, leaving you wondering if you'll ever get over him.

Dating on the Rebound

Dating on the Rebound

In basketball, a rebound is a successful act of a team gaining control of the ball after a missed shot. However, in dating, a rebound can often be an unsuccessful attempt to date someone who recently came out of a relationship. If you are dating someone on the rebound, it's important to have a clear understanding of where they are emotionally before fully committing yourself. Although some rebound relationships turn into lifelong loves, it's best to look at the big picture before planning your happily ever after.