Archive for the Dating Category

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 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 Be Thankful for Your Ex’s

Posted in Break Ups, Dating, Relationships with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2008 by thedifferencenow

You may cringe when you think of some of the people you’ve gone out with, but there are a few reasons to be grateful.

If you’ve dated for a few years and still haven’t had a successful relationship, you may think you have been wasting your time in going from one person to another. But thank each and every one of your ex’s! By dating the wrong people, you’ve have gained some valuable experience which will actually help you figure out when you finally meet the right one for you.

How to Tell If Sloppiness is Hurting Your Love Live

Posted in Dating, Relationships with tags , , , , , , , on March 4, 2008 by thedifferencenow

Can’t seem to hold on to a relationship, and you don’t know why? Maybe a few disorganized habits are to blame.

Messy areas of your life can give the impression that you just don’t care about things. And if you don’t care – why should anyone else?

Why put someone off before they’ve even had a chance to meet you? Instead, see if one of the following describe your messy trouble area and learn how you can clean it up.

How to Tell if Your Partner is Hooked on an Ex

Posted in Break Ups, Dating, Relationships on March 4, 2008 by thedifferencenow

Sometimes it’s a subtle feeling… sometimes it’s more. How to spot when your partner’s ex is a threat and not a friend.

When it comes to remaining friends with their ex’s, some singles think it’s a great idea while others cringe at the very thought. The ability to stay friends with someone you once dated is possible, but it takes a special effort and a realistic point of view.

There are times, however, when people fail to move on from their ex emotionally or sexually after a break up. They stay in touch with their former flame and call it friendship, but in reality they hold on to a part of an ideal they wanted the relationship to be. The danger in this behavior is that they hang in a kind of “love limbo” – not seeing their past clearly and not able to truly move on with someone new.

If you’re dating someone you suspect is still tied to their ex, what should you do? Here are some common issues and how to deal with them.