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Posts Tagged ‘Dating’
Sue Sanders over at Your Tango has posted an interesting story about a dating experience as a single mom, an experience that addresses so many concerns and worries you may have as well. When is the right time to introduce your children to a date or boyfriend/girlfriend? In Sue’s case, life is much less complicated than she anticipated.
Sue describes how she believed she had agreed way too early to introduce her date to her young daughter, just after three dates. She was worried that she was about to make a mistake, but the situation turned out to be everything what anyone of us could wish for.
If you spend time learning about your date’s inner ideal secrets, you are likely to end up in a happy relationship down the road. If we believe new research released by scientists at Northwestern University, Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, and the University of London, then the “Michelangelo effect”, a scenario in which partners try to “chisel, carve and polish away flaws in a partner to reveal the ideal form” is much more important than previously thought.
Common sense suggests that good looks are always a helpful asset when you are looking to connect with other people. But new research suggests that this may not always be the case and whether you need to be attractive to be able create social ties highly depends on where you live.
I don’t like surprises. Not in my job and especially not in my private life. At least not those surprises. I like planned things, even if they rarely turn out the way I expect them to. It gives you a sense of safety and stress relief.
When I was ready to date again, more than 13 years after my last date, it was sort of obvious to me that I would have to learn a thing or two, especially since I have never dated in this country and believe that first dates here should not be called dates. Hey, they are dinners! Not dates! Calling some of those dinners dates is a bit too optimistic for my taste.
I was married before the ripe-old age of 24.
Before that, I was one of those girls who always had a boyfriend. Always.
And I liked it that way. Safe. Knowable. Predictable. Easy. Neat. Comfort Zone.
So now, here I am at the age of 38. Newly-single. Grabbing and enjoying life in new and amazing ways. And constantly [...]
Recently released research suggests that guys indeed want to use a nice-guy-strategy when looking for a date. While nice guys tend to be out-performed by “jerks” when competing over one female, the nice guy seems to have a definite advantage within a group of females, researchers at Binghamton University and the University of Arizona found. But before you adjust your dating strategy, be warned that there is a catch and this research result may have a rather limited value.
A picture can be worth a thousand words, they say, and this saying may be especially true when it comes to online dating. Researchers found that pictures posted on social networking sites as well as other destinations that allow personal photographs contain information that can be quickly captured by the viewer. In photos with a natural expression, we may be able to detect nine out of ten key traits, new research published by psychologists Laura Naumann of Sonoma State University and Sam Gosling of The University of Texas at Austin suggests.
Alright all you single parents out there. Pay attention! This is what you have all been waiting for. This is the answer to the question that has been eating at you since you became a single parent. “What do I do when I first start dating again?” I bet you would like to know? I bet you would like to hear that all the rules are the same and that it is just like it was in high school. Oh, that’s right; high school for some of us was 20 years ago. If you think technology has changed in the last 20 years, I’ve got some news for ya…..so have the rules for dating.
Relax. This is a funny one. Hermancipation, a “lifestyle management firm for men in transition” has published a guide for men during divorce. But don’t be fooled, there is a serious background and if you need some illustration – there is a vivid real life example how to break virtually all of those “commandments”: Jon Gosselin.
There is nothing worse than being a single parent at a family wedding. First, you have your mother who is trying to set you up with the single maid of honor. Which doesn’t sound like a bad thing, except you try to explain to your mother that you actually baby sat the maid of honor and your niece (the bride) when they were younger. Despite the fact that the maid of honor was hot, I still couldn’t get the picture out of my head of when she was nine and playing with my niece in my sister’s back yard.
Isn’t it nice when you are married so that you don’t have to follow any dating rules? You go to dinner with your wife and … open the door? Don’t open the door. Does it really matter? I mean she has to go home with you, right? So there you are, at the movies with your wife. There is no wondering if she will grab your hand, or wondering if you should put your hands on her leg? Either way, she is going home with you.
Then there is that first kiss. When you are married and you go out, you probably don’t even care about a kiss as you are so excited that you actually got a free night to go out away from the kids. Then there is sex. As a husband, you know you are going to get it at least once a week, depending on how good you close the deal, or how many credits you earn for your weekly sex quota.
That was then……this is now! Wake up people, you are single again!