In dating and marriage personality type determines who makes a good match, says Helen Fisher.
Anthropologist Helen Fisher, author of Why Him? Why Her?: Finding Real Love by Understanding Your Personality Type, says that understanding your personality type can help you navigate the dating waters. Using genetics and neurochemistry Fisher identified four types: about Explorer, Builder, Negotiator and Director. Which are you?
Dating weary? Dr. Diana Kirschner offers advice for finding love—and fast.
The 90 Days program is a four-pronged approach. The first thing you do is identify and break your "Deadly Dating" patterns. Then you go on what I call a "Dating Program of Three," where you date three guys—no sex with any of them. Number three—you do the inner work where you work on your self-sabotaging ideas, your beliefs, like "I'm too old," "I'm too fat" or "There are no good men out there." You also cultivate what I call your "Diamond Self," which really helps you bust through shyness. The last thing that you do is you get yourself a "Love Mentor." Now this is somebody who is like a fairy godmother, who gives you the most profound support and really helps you find "the one." And all of these things work together and help you succeed in creating the love you really want.
Online dating profile writers may threaten the integrity of online dating.
If you’ve ever logged in to an online dating site, you’ve probably come across the profile of a laid-back guy looking for a girl who is outgoing, smart and funny. This guy likes to spend time with his friends and family. He’s always up for going out but also likes to stay in with a bottle of wine and a movie. His profile picture includes at least one animal or old person.
We know you’ve come across this perfectly inoffensive, but obscenely boring guy, because there’s not just one of them. Rather, there are thousands of men with nearly identical profiles on any given site–be it CasualKiss or Plenty Of Fish.
Low-cost weddings redefined when crafty young couple gets hitched in fast food chain.
To save money and "stress," a couple of lovebirds in Illinois decided to marry in their local Taco Bell. The unique location was "appropriate" for the couple's "offbeat relationship," according to the groom, Paul Brooks, 30. Not only did the pair already share a last name, Paul and his Australian-born bride Caragh Brooks, 21, lived on different continents when they met on an online dating site and began a nine-month long distance courtship, according to the Daily Mail.
It's time that social media starts following the real life rules of common courtesy.
Facebook has existed as the Wild West for far too long. It's time that someone codify what is and is not OK to do with your fellow human beings on Mark Zuckerberg's creation (collaboration). Social media needs to follow rules in the same way that society needs to follow certain protocols of etiquette, otherwise it's going to be friggin' anarchy. Here are those rules.
Online dating can be unpredictable, but you don't need a private eye to tell you that.
At what point in the dating process should you start looking into your crush's criminal record, professional history, and offshore investments? Is there any right time? And what will you find out if you choose to start poking around? The New York Times has some answers, and so do we.
How does someone end up not having sex for 15 years? By accident, swears writer Kit Naylor on Salon.com.
We've all had dry spells, but man, 15 years is one hell of a dry spell!
Naylor is a middleaged woman, a self-described recluse with two cats and no kids. She calls herself "a spinster long past my sell-by date." Spinster! We think that's a sexist way to refer to herself, but nevertheless, we admire how she got that way: she wants to be in love to make love. It seems that by eschewing casual sex and being committed to personal integrity, she's condemning herself to accidental celibacy.
There is literally nothing to lose by logging onto PlentyofFish.com, a 100%-free, online dating site that draws plenty (78,250 on a Friday afternoon, to be exact) of fish. It takes less that ten minutes to set up a profile, which is appropriately string-bare–after all, no one said quality comes free!
What does come for free is access to thousands upon thousands of singles people, including instant message and e-mail privileges. Users can sift through profiles using basic search options. Users can exclude members they've already viewed and still get a large pool of eligible profiles. For match-making help, users can take a Chemistry Predictor quiz comprised of 48 seemingly-minute questions about self-confidence, family orientation, self-control, openness and easygoingness. PlentyofFish uses the results–which are pretty general so don't expect any real breakthroughs–to make matches on your behalf. There is also a 100-question Relationship Needs Assessment Test, which can't hurt if you've got the time!
eHarmony settles case out of court; agrees to launch gay-friendly dating service.
Conservative dating site eHarmony will launch an offshoot dating service catered to gays called Compatible Partners, the company announced today. According to the settlement of a New Jersey discrimination lawsuit, the site must launch by March 31 of next year and be marketed in gay and lesbian media outlets. In addition to a large dose of pride from gay supporters, the man who filed the suit, Eric Mckinley, will receive $5,000 in damages. He filed a formal discrimination complaint against the site in 2005; a similar case against the company is underway in California. Whether or not the New Jersey ruling will affect the California suit is still to be determined.