Category: Dating & Relationships

the Urban Dater often examines the intricacies of dating and relationships. Dating is hard enough and then relationships often cast another layer of difficulty into the mix. Hopefully, the stories our contributors share will help you in your own relationships or dating experiences.

Falling Out of Love Feels Good

It’s funny. Ironic. How things pan out. Questions spiral in your mind. And the thoughts. The feelings. They crash into you and then they flee. Ghosts. Fragments. Pieces of what was. Pieces of what could never longer be. I’m talking about...

/ April 11, 2017

Moving on From Dating to Marriage

How to Protect Your Assets When You are Ready to Pop the Question It’s finally happening! You are about to propose to the love of your life, or your significant other is proposing to you. You are finally going to...

/ March 29, 2017

Triangular Theory of Love: Passion, Intimacy, and Commitment

The “Triangle of Courtesy” Hiking Sign Has a New Friend Yale psychologist Robert Sternberg described consummate love or “true love” as a perfect triad of the following three components- passion, intimacy, and commitment. And any partial components result in different...

/ March 23, 2017

The Art of Rebounding: Warm-ups, Skills, and Moves.

Like any sport, rebounding requires warm-ups, skills, and moves. Here I will highlight one example of a routine with the wins, mishaps, and the machinery involved. Intro Understand the basic terminology: Merriam Webster- to spring back on or as if...

/ February 23, 2017

Is It Bliss or Did You Settle?

Is it Bliss or Did You Settle? This question has perplexed me for a very long time. This weekend has brought it to the forefront of my mind, and that's why we are discussing it. Somehow this past weekend, before...

/ February 21, 2017

3 Questions To Ask Yourself After 3 Months of Dating

Dating a special someone new can make you feel like you're in a lucid dream. You feel desired, you can't stop smiling, and you can't control your subtle smugness when you tell your friends that you're hitched. When you’re at...

/ January 27, 2017

The End of Brangelina – Is it Wrong to Laugh at the Other Women’s Misery?

So just last week we saw the demise of yet another Hollywood couple, Brangelina. Divorce doesn't come as much of a shock these days. It seems that in actual fact we aren't all that interested in what went down between...

/ October 25, 2016

10 Life Lessons From Dating in My 20s.

Dating is difficult so as I stand at the cusp of turning thirty I thought why not engage in a little social experiment for the benefit of all twenty-something single girls venturing out into this dangerous dating world. Despite my fair...

/ September 30, 2016