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Why Netflix Can Actually Be Good for Your Relationship

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Why Netflix Can Actually Be Good for Your Relationship
It’s no relationship secret that having friends in common can improve a couple’s bond. But what if your social circles don’t overlap? Not to worry, says a team of psychologists from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada: Sharing Frank and Claire Underwood (or Ross and Rachel, or Jim and Pam) may work just as well. Continue Reading


Clinton, Trump, or a Breakup? How to Debate Politics While Dating

Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 9:07 AM

Clinton, Trump, or a Breakup? How to Debate Politics While Dating
Your parents probably told you never to bring up religion or politics at the dinner table. They probably told you that doing so could illicit ideologies from the guests that, when spoken aloud, might inspire vocalized riots in between courses. They probably also told you that these topics, above any others, should absolutely never, under any circumstances, be raised while on a first or second, maybe even third, date. Your parents have most likely changed their minds this year—the year of the Hillary Clinton–Donald Trump 2016 presidential election. Continue Reading


Tinder Users Have Lower Self-Esteem: Study

Monday, August 08, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Tinder Users Have Lower Self-Esteem: Study
People on Tinder are more likely to think of themselves as sex objects than people who don't use the app. Put yourself on Tinder, and you might end up with a date—or a crippling case of negative thoughts about yourself. Continue Reading


Researchers have figured out the one thing not to do in your online dating profile

Friday, August 05, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Researchers have figured out the one thing not to do in your online dating profile
The other day I was sitting on a train with a friend as she flicked through profiles on Bumble, an online dating service in which women have to reach out to men first. I watched her swipe left to reject a professional football team's worth of New York-area hipsters, jocks and nerds. Some were disqualified for being basic-looking bros with too-big arm muscles, and some for trying too hard to be hip, whether emphasizing their DJ gigs or having super hipster photos. Continue Reading


‘Benching’ Is the New Ghosting

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 5:20 PM

‘Benching’ Is the New Ghosting
Oh hey. Remember when the world finally came up with the term ‘ghosting’, and we finally had a way to describe all the dates that had disappeared from our lives? It was great. We had a shorthand for our anguish. What a wonderful time to be alive, we said, sobbing into a plate of nachos after another failed relationship. Continue Reading


Sensitive people more vulnerable to online dating scams

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Sensitive people more vulnerable to online dating scams
Sensitive and less emotionally intelligent people are more likely to be vulnerable to online dating scams says a study presented today at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference in Nottingham. Lead author Dr Martin Graff of the University of South Wales said: “Perpetrators of da... Continue Reading


6 Ways To Protect Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life

Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 4:35 PM

6 Ways To Protect Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life
Narcissistic behaviors are often inflexible, self-centered, vain, and egotistical. No matter how nice or caring some narcissists may appear, it is important to understand that this facade is likely to fade if you challenge these narcissists, go contrary to them, or do not give them what they want wh... Continue Reading


What I've Learned Returning to the Dating Pool in My 30s

Friday, April 01, 2016 - 10:25 AM

What I've Learned Returning to the Dating Pool in My 30s
Dating has always been an odd experience. There are rules, but nobody knows them. There are special codes, but nobody has a cipher. Yet, somehow, unless you're in your 20s, things are weirder than they've ever been. I've always felt dating was a weird experience in general, but somehow, coming b... Continue Reading


To Catch Someone On Tinder, Stretch Your Arms Wide

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 8:44 AM

To Catch Someone On Tinder, Stretch Your Arms Wide
If you're young and single, chances are you're rejecting potential dates left and right on apps like Tinder, Bumble and OkCupid. It's a brutal virtual world. Hundreds of people are whittled down to a few in minutes. In the seconds you lingered on one person's profile, four pictures and an ambiguo... Continue Reading


Math Says This Is the Perfect Age to Get Married

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Math Says This Is the Perfect Age to Get Married
A new study suggests that people should get married between the ages of 28 and 32 if they don’t want to get divorced, at least in the first five years. Before we proceed to the explanation: Don’t shoot me if you’re older than that and not married yet. These are just statistics a... Continue Reading


How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:19 PM

How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You
  When researchers asked people to tell the stories of how they fell in love, what were the eleven most common factors? Via Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose: Variables That Influence Falling in Love 1. Similarity in attitudes, background, personality traits 2. Geog... Continue Reading


Honesty Is the Best Policy

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Honesty Is the Best Policy
New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by professors of business administration at Harvard University, Leslie K. John, Kate Barasz, and Michael I. Norton suggests that it is better to tell the truth than to avoid the question or provide a non-ans... Continue Reading


The Most Important Question of Your Life

Thursday, January 07, 2016 - 9:19 AM

The Most Important Question of Your Life
Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you wal... Continue Reading


7 Resolutions for You & Your SO to Make 2016 the Best Year Yet

Monday, January 04, 2016 - 10:39 AM

7 Resolutions for You & Your SO to Make 2016 the Best Year Yet
There are countless ways to improve the relationships we have with our partners, but sometimes, the simplest actions can have the biggest impact. Before you sit down to set huge, long-term goals for you and your significant other, think about what you can do now, together, to ensure a fresh (and ... Continue Reading


Breaking Up Isn't Hard to Do

Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 8:21 AM

Breaking Up Isn't Hard to Do
The N.Y. Times was kind enough to report today on a new niche in the online dating industry, digital breakups. Well, it's official people, the hookup culture has come full circle. Considering today is the day couples are least likely to break up (according to Facebook) I thought I'd opine for a bit ... Continue Reading


23 Things You Shouldn't Do In Your Online Dating Profile

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 7:41 AM

23 Things You Shouldn't Do In Your Online Dating Profile
Warner Bros. In her new book You Probably Shouldn't Write That: Tips and Tricks for Creating an Online Dating Profile That Doesn't Suck, Lisa Hoehn of ProfilePolish.com outlines the mistakes you don't even realize you're making and offers step-by-step guidance to crafting a digital dating presenc... Continue Reading


Online Matchmaking, but With Dogs as Dates

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 6:55 AM

Online Matchmaking, but With Dogs as Dates
Jennifer Jolly and her daughter, Jeneva Toolajian, take Pickles, an 8 month old French Bulldog, on a walk near their home in Oakland, Calif. Credit Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times I want a dog, but my landlady is a cat person. I’ve whined, begged and offered a hefty securit... Continue Reading


10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:14 AM

10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship
Originally posted on Huffingtonpost.com: Unfortunately, for many of us, we've been exposed to so many unhealthy relationships in our lives that we don't know what a truly healthy relationship even looks and feels like. So here are 10 characteristics of a healthy relationship: 1. Both partners ... Continue Reading


9 Signs Your Phone is Ruining Your Relationship

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 9:51 AM

9 Signs Your Phone is Ruining Your Relationship
This is a great article pulled from Bustle.com, originally written by Teresa Newsome. Technology has been an integral part of our lives, from checking our email on the computer to tweeting your favorite celebrity on your phone, and it's not going to slow down as it takes over almost every minute of ... Continue Reading


Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”
Photograph by Justin Bishop, Vanity Fair. There is a great article in the September issue of Vanity Fair written by Nancy Jo Sales, and below are the two most important excerpts.  As the polar ice caps melt and the earth churns through the Sixth Extinction, another unprecedented phenomen... Continue Reading

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