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10 Tips for a Successful First Date

10 Tips for a Successful First Date

Question I go out on many first dates and often get turned down. I wish I would at least be given a second chance. Am I doing something wrong? I know first impressions are important, but are they the only thing that matters? What could I be doing to improve my overall...

10 Tips to Make Dating Events Work for You

10 Tips to Make Dating Events Work for You

I recall the overwhelming feeling of walking into, yes, yet another singles event.  Here we go again!!! The nerves, the anxiety, the anticipation, who will be there? How do I look? Will HE finally be here? Will this just be another one of those events where I put...

5 Ways to Guarantee a Shidduch Date Gone Bad

5 Ways to Guarantee a Shidduch Date Gone Bad

While nobody goes out intending to act out a shidduch date gone bad skit, people do it all the time. Like every day!Why? Why self sabotage like that?   Typically people are clueless about how they come across on dates. All they know is that the shadchan calls...

How to Overcome Flaws in a Relationship

How to Overcome Flaws in a Relationship

Ever find yourself looking at someone from afar and putting them and their life on a grand pedestal, wishing you could have their life, and their relationships - that you could somehow be more like them? You then look at your own life and see problems. You look at...

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

People have varied opinions about double dating, or what I’ll call more broadly multiple dating. Some think it’s cruel, dishonest, inappropriate, and rude. Others believe it’s a time saver and that it helps the dating process move more quickly by providing the ability...

Second Chances

Second Chances

It is with great sensitivity and humility that I write about the topic of dating after divorce. There are never any judgments made on what another has gone through. What is most important is not where you came but where you are headed. We may even have to be willing...

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No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

He's Ready for Engagement, I Have No Clarity. What Do I Do? I’ve been dating a quality guy for the past two months. From my perspective, things are going well. We have a great connection and share life goals. When it comes to engagement though, he is way ahead of me....

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

Question As I watch family members and friends marry off children, I wonder if there’s anything I can do to prepare my children for this complex and often daunting stage of life. What values, ideas, and viewpoints can I instill in them now to better prepare them for...

Expectations in a Relationship: What is Healthy?

Expectations in a Relationship: What is Healthy?

Expectations in a Relationship: Am I Demanding Too Much of My Shidduch Date I’ve been blessed to grow up in a very warm, loving, and healthy home. My parents are unique and special people. They provided the paradigm of marriage that I aspire to emulate. My image of...

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