How to Avoid an Inappropriate Relationship

Posted in Dating, Relationships with tags , , on April 15, 2008 by thedifferencenow

Have you fallen for someone and now wonder if you may be crossing a line by seeing him or her romantically? Not every person you have feelings for is the right one to date.

Here are some people to avoid when it comes to the question of starting a relationship.



How to Buy in Bulk

Posted in Thrifty Ideas with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2008 by thedifferencenow

If you think your family won’t benefit from purchasing grocery and paper goods in large quantity, think again. You may be able to save hundreds per year, simply by changing the way you shop. Be warned, however, as not every purchase at places like Sam’s or Costco is a great deal.

Here are a few tips to help you shop bulk item stores with success.


How to Spot an Internet Dating Scam

Posted in Online Dating with tags , , , on April 15, 2008 by thedifferencenow

Internet dating has gained in popularity over the last several years, but for every success there seems to be an equal number of stories where a well-meaning single person was taken advantage of, or worse.

Many of the common online dating scams involve money and trust, while others are physically dangerous. Regardless of the motive, there are some common aspects that many Internet dating scams seem to share. Here are a few signs to look for.


How to End a First Date

Posted in Dating, First Dates with tags , , , , on April 15, 2008 by thedifferencenow

Many daters wonder how to tell a date you’re packing it in for the night gracefully. Do you abruptly get up? Look at your watch? Linger until the other person leaves?

Whether you’ve had a great time or not, sooner or later things need to draw to a close when you’re on a date. Ending an evening can be tricky, but here are a few guidelines to help you out.


How to Start Up a Conversation

Posted in Dating with tags , , , , , , , on March 18, 2008 by thedifferencenow

Even with all the great methods in which to meet new singles, there are still times when approaching someone you’ve only just met is best way to get a date.

Talking to a person you don’t yet know can be an intimidating prospect. Here are some tips to help you spark a new conversation with a stranger.

How to Spot Abuse in Dating

Posted in Dating with tags , , , , , , on March 18, 2008 by thedifferencenow

Are you in an abusive partnership? Would you know if you were?

Romantic relationships should be about love, kindness, and respect. In short, you should feel good about yourself when you are with your mate. If you don’t, there could be a problem.

How to Have Fun With a Date on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted in Date Ideas, St. Patrick's Day with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2008 by thedifferencenow

Who says Valentine’s Day is the most romantic of the year? St. Patrick’s Day is rich with tradition and a sense of lighthearted fun. It’s the perfect day to get to know someone new or just enjoy a cheerful night out with your partner. And don’t worry if you’re not Irish! Everyone can claim a little Irish heritage on March 17th.

If you need some ideas on how to make your celebration a special one, read on.