What do you consider to be a measure of success in dating? Is it finding joy in your dating life? Finding a partner (or partners)? Maybe it’s a bit more substantial to you, like getting married, settling down, and having children.
Occasionally I get emails from folk who want advice about what should or shouldn’t be on their dating profile. Truth be told, I can’t always find time to respond to each person though I wish I could. Rather than not respond to everyone, or burn … Read moreDo you have a good dating profile? Let’s find out!
After 5 years of writing dating and relationship advice, I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two. As with any lessons I’ve learned, I’m here to share them with you.
Here’s a question for you, and you don’t have to give me your answer: How do you feel about dating single parents? I won’t judge you for your answer, just keep it in mind. Here’s how I feel about it, or have felt about it, … Read moreHow do you feel about dating single parents?
norm27 asks: So I met a guy online and our first date went well, he said that he had a good time with me . He wanted to make plans do something else so we did. It turns out that I had been with one … Read moreIs this a sign they’re not interested?
What does it take to determine if you like someone? I mean, really like someone romantically, and not just tolerate a decent person. Sometimes, we can get stuck dating people who are good for us on paper, easy to tolerate, and generally, not a bad … Read moreShould you date someone you’re not sure you like?
A new year brings a great opportunity to make a change. Resolutions come with a lot of baggage, so instead of making this a list of resolutions for you to make, I wanted to instead propose an improvement plan for your dating and love life. … Read moreYour 2018 Love Life Improvement Plan
Lets take a break from taking about romantic love, and talk about some things I loved this year. If you want to feel like it’s tied to dating or relationships in some way, consider these things to share with someone you love, even if that … Read moreSome things I loved that I think you’ll love
GingerMiss asks: I’ve been single for over 2.5 years. My last relationship is the only real one I’ve had. Everything about it fell into place so easily. I signed up for online dating, met him three days in, and even though I was basically mute … Read moreHow do I put shyness aside and make a good impression on a date?
I’ve been asked a lot of different variations of the question “How do you turn a fling into a relationship”. Sometimes people wonder how to turn casual dating into a relationship, a friends with benefits into a relationship, a one night stand, and so on. … Read moreHow do you turn a fling into a relationship?
I received a great reader email, which I’ve edited for length and clarity that I wanted to share and answer. The basics of the email are: Colleagues meet, both go through breakups, bond, flirt, she rebuffs him but is interested in him, and wants him … Read moreHow do I get him to chase me after turning down sex?
Hey it’s me, your boyfriend. I know that with the holiday’s right around the corner, you might be feeling a bit of anxiety about getting me something. Truth be told, I’m happy with just about anything you get me because you’re the greatest gift ever. … Read moreHoliday gift ideas for me, your boyfriend
I saw an awesome and simple question on a dating forum that I thought would make a great topic to discuss. Here’s the question: Do men really care about a woman’s weight/body shape? Do men really prefer skinny women or do thighs, hips and ass … Read moreDo men really care about a woman’s body shape?
Have you ever found yourself dating someone who never seemed to give you the same message. Whether it’s a conflict in what they say, or in their actions, there seems to be a pattern of mixed messages. They say they want one thing, but their … Read moreShould you call someone out for sending mixed messages?
How can you tell if someone is emotionally available? To answer the question of how you can tell if someone is emotionally available, let’s first come up with a definition. This definition might not be the most accurate or comprehensive, but for the sake of … Read moreHow can you tell if someone is emotionally available?
The year is wrapping up and, for the blog and for me personally, it’s been a very good year. I’ll spare you the boring details but, more views, more clicks, more features, new relationship, new day job. But enough about me, let’s talk about you, … Read moreThe state of dating in 2017, according to my readers
What is the difference between someone being polite, and being flirty? Should you hit on someone in the service industry? To get the answers to these questions, I wanted to find a good jumping off point, and I think I’ve found it in the question … Read moreIf it seems like your server is flirting, should you ask them out?
I found a great question that, while not complex, makes for a great jumping off point when it comes to the question of who should ask who out in dating:
Recently, I saw a question on a dating advice forum that I wanted to share and answer. It’s not an original dating dilemma, but it’s one that touches on a lot of common themes. Two people want two different things in a relationship, but can’t … Read moreWhat should you do when you’re stuck in relationship limbo?
Hey all, long time no see. Hope you enjoyed your holiday if you celebrated. I took the week off to be with family, introduce my girlfriend to everyone over Thanksgiving, and most importantly, introduce her to soul-food style greens. All in all, a successful holiday … Read moreWhy is it so easy to be wrong about someone you’re dating?
I really, really, don’t like to call myself a “dating expert”. That’s not to say that I disagree with the idea that there are experts when it comes to dating, relationships, sex, and anything else that falls broadly into how humans partner with people, I … Read moreDating mistakes I’ve made so you don’t have to
Good conversation can be a great indicator of chemistry. If the conversation flows, you tend to be more comfortable with a person. Stilted conversation has the opposite effect. So what can you do to get more comfortable having conversations? How do you keep conversations flowing? … Read moreHow do you keep conversations flowing?
I believe that all relationships take work. Even the most amenable couples in the world have some work they put into their relationships. Some relationships need work with communication, getting over past mistakes, getting on the same page about finances, and so on. All relationships … Read moreWhen is a relationship worth fighting for?
What happens when the person you’ve built up in your head lets you down? You’ve met someone, and they seem amazing. They’re perfect, they’re incredible, they’re everything you’ve ever wanted. Now they’re gone. Now you’re sitting there wondering how you could be so wrong. How … Read moreWhat happens when the person you’ve built up in your head lets you down?
Yesterday, I tweeted this out in reference to the announcement that Birdman married Toni Braxton… If you ever feel like someone is "out of your league", look at this photo and feel emboldened https://t.co/KjtsBRTVEM — Demetrius (@DemetriusSays) October 17, 2017 ..and I got back an … Read moreOut of your league? Probably Not.