Dating Dos and Don’ts

The dating arena can be scary. Here’s a little direction to get you through those “Should I” or “Shouldn’t I” moments.

lack of relationship history
September 15, 2017

‘How Do I Explain My (Lack of) Relationship History?

Dear Sara: When I’m dating, I really struggle with how to answer questions about my (lack of) relationship history. Within a few dates, the question about past relationships inevitably comes up, and I never know how to answer this. I want to be honest, but as someone in my 30s with little relationship history, I […]

Read more >>
dating advice yelp for people
September 11, 2017

Wishing For a Yelp for People

Sometimes I wish that there was a site, kind of like Yelp, where I could check out a guy’s rating before I went out with him, or, let’s be honest, write my own. I think I’d start with my college ex boyfriend, the one who told me we needed to talk and took me down […]

Read more >>
bad dates
September 8, 2017

How to Prevent Bad Dates

Everyone has a story about a “worst date ever.” Occasionally, you’ll hear a real doozy. But in most cases these supposed online dating horror stories tend to fall into two categories: The person doesn’t look or sound anything like what you had expected. Or they say or do something that falls outside of the realm […]

Read more >>
dating advice
September 8, 2017

The 8 Most Common Dating Questions: Answers from Dr. Seth

Despite the vast individual differences between the millions of men and women currently dating and looking for a partner, most people have the basic same questions about dating. Take a look at the list below and hopefully the straight-shooting answers will be helpful. Store them in your memory and remind yourself of these answers the […]

Read more >>
awkward dating moments
August 2, 2017

3 Super Awkward Dating Moments (and How to Handle Them!)

Awkward moments aren’t so awkward if you expect them, or decide in advance how to handle them. Life is all about being prepared! There are a few situations you may incur in dating that can make for extremely uncomfortable moments. First, however, let’s discuss the reasons why awkward moments are so awkward. Awkward situations in […]

Read more >>
attractiveness
July 26, 2017

Checklist: Appearance Aside, How Attractive Are You?

When you hear the word “attractive,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is physical attractiveness. While how a person looks is important to some, it is not the most important characteristics for many others. Having counseled countless couples and single men and women over the years, I have created a list of characteristics […]

Read more >>
sabotage dates
July 24, 2017

9 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Dating Life

If you’re not thrilled about your dating prospects lately, it’s easy to blame everyone and everything else: You’re not meeting enough people. Or the people you’re meeting are liars, losers, and flakes. Or perhaps you’re disgusted with the state of modern dating. Or maybe it’s the Internet’s fault. The good news is that you might […]

Read more >>
intense person
July 20, 2017

3 Signs Your Date is too Intense (to Start a Good Relationship Now, at Least)

There is a definite spectrum of normal behavior when it comes to dating. If you get lucky, you will find yourself on a date with someone who is polite, reliable, and overall good company. It’s the other end of the spectrum that you have to worry about. One of the patterns of behaviors that is […]

Read more >>
dating check off list
July 13, 2017

‘When Looking For a Partner, Should I Make a List?’

Dear Sara: I have a checkbox of things I would really like in a partner. College-educated, maybe a white-collar job. Am I being too picky? — T Dear T: I don’t think there is anything wrong with a making list, though I do have a few basic guidelines. 1. Keep it short. When you buy […]

Read more >>
short men and dating
July 7, 2017

Guys: If You’re Short, Say it in Your Dating Profile

In an ideal world, people would naturally get along and no one would care too much about appearance or fitting in. One of the realities about dating that will never change is that physical appearance matters. While we all agree that appearance matters more than it should – and that people should look for romantic […]

Read more >>