Dating

Many of us would like to believe that we live in a world where looks don’t matter. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case! Though you may consider yourself a person who doesn’t judge books by their covers, when it comes to dating, you’re probably interested in knowing what a potential partner looks like before entering into a more serious relationship. Why, then, are so many of us using online dating profiles without taking the time to select and upload profile pictures?! In this day and age, there’s no excuse for not having a profile picture! Here are just ... more ...
Mental illness is quickly becoming the most pressing health crisis of the 21st century. Ever-increasing numbers of individuals both young and old are being diagnosed with conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to ADHD and addiction. Our isolated, success-oriented culture appears to be triggering or worsening mental health conditions for many, too.  If you’re in a relationship with someone who is struggling with mental illness, you and your partner may sometimes find it difficult to cope. Though maintaining a happy and healthy relationship in spite of serious mental heal... more ...
Many of us were brought up to believe that we should only have sex after getting to know someone well. Casual sex was often frowned upon. For women in particular, the notion of having sex right away has often been associated with a host of negative beliefs. Being “easy” might leave men with nothing left to “work” for. A woman who felt comfortable having sex on the first date might be seen as one who was more prone to cheat or sleep with others. Though most men haven’t endured quite the same judgments and stigmas, both genders may be left feeling uncertain regardin... more ...
If you’ve dated for a number of years and have reflected on your past relationships, you may have realized that certain patterns continue repeating themselves. Perhaps you’ve often found yourself in relationships with emotionally distant men or women who were clingy. Maybe you find yourself pushing others away, or, in contrast, desperately begging for others’ attention.  Why do we fall into these patterns? Why do these relationship dynamics seem to play out time and time again? A psychological model known as Attachment Theory explains why many of us tend to encounte... more ...
In 1995, a self-help book entitled The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right hit the market. The book promoted more than 30 rules women should follow in order to attract the men of their dreams. This advice was controversial at the time, sparking many debates about gender roles and courtship patterns. Nearly 25 years later, the book continues to be read by women around the globe.  The world, and our approach to dating, has changed significantly over the past two decades. Do “The Rules” work, or are they a sexist and antiquated approach to dating?... more ...
Though most of us are currently single or dating, at some point, it is likely that we will be in committed relationships again. Though some of these bonds will last a lifetime, many will ultimately be tested, leading us to question whether we are willing to stay together or not. When it comes to relationship problems, many of us tend to view things in black and white. Either we stay together or split up; there aren’t any other options, are there?In reality, there are many “shades of grey” when it comes to working on, or transitioning out of, serious romantic relationship... more ...
A few weeks ago DatingNews.com -  a site dedicated to cover about everything going on in the dating world  - approached us and asked if we would share our story.Check out the article on 50plus-Club "How a German Dating Site Built an International Community of Senior Singles" and find out why 50plus-Club is more than a dating site. The origins of 50plus-Club go back to 2005...... more ...
Sex is a difficult subject for many couples to discuss. Cultural shame and negative past experiences have made many of us feel as though we should be embarrassed by our bodies and ashamed of our sexual desires. As a result, many of us find ourselves unsatisfied in the ways in which we and our partners connect sexually.  A study of couples from more than 20 countries found that couples with great sex lives prioritize sex and communicate their desires to one another. By changing your communication techniques you, too, can improve your sex life, allowing you to foster a richer physical,... more ...
According to studies, it has been estimated that nearly 70% of relationship conflicts amongst married couples remain unresolved. Amongst couples who are dating, recurrent arguments are often a problem, too. In our previous article, we highlighted a few of the most common sources of conflict in intimate relationships. Many partners, for instance, find it difficult to discuss sex and intimacy. Issues surrounding commitment, priorities, and time spent together also tend to cause feelings of hurt and jealousy. Finances may trigger fights, and bickering over chores is common. Family may come b... more ...
In romantic relationships, two distinct individuals must strive to make decisions not just for themselves, but for the health of their shared relationship. Some of the most beautiful aspects of romance are intertwined with this sense of unity and oneness; the most difficult parts of maintaining healthy relationships, however, also have to do with the conflicts that arise when partners disagree. In this two-part article, we first explore the most common sources of contention between romantic partners. Are any of these topics causing strain in your current relationship? Have these issues ca... more ...