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.

Escaping The Friend Zone: How We Both Climbed Out Together

Knowing you’re in the friend zone can be a harsh reality. However, escaping the friend zone can be an impossible endeavor. Pulling that task off with your best friend may give you a fighting chance, if you’re lucky. My fiancé...

/ January 29, 2019

How to Spot An Orbiter (And What to Do About It)

Orbiter: the guy who cycles in and out of your life, usually for a need (physical, emotional, or mental), attention, or an ego boost. He gets his fill and then departs until he returns to ‘orbit.’ The preceding formal definition...

/ January 22, 2019

9 Reasons There May Not Be A Second Date

Congratulations! You finally got up the nerve to go on a date with that guy/girl you've been messaging for weeks. But what about the second date? Not happening? Certainly, getting to the second date has a lot to do with...

/ January 3, 2019

Why You Should Let Hip-Hop Get You Over Heartache.

“Sometimes a little ice cream helps when you are down in the dumps… But you know what? Music is a mood changer. If I am sad and I listen to something sad, a love song or whatever, I am going...

/ December 31, 2018

5 Barriers that are Ruining your Sex Life and how to Get over Them

If you are married, no doubt you want to have an amazing sex life with your partner. You want to, but it just doesn't seem to be happening. You've been getting along great, you feel loved and supported in your...

/ December 18, 2018
Perks and Perils Of Modern Dating

Perks and Perils of Modern Dating

In the sea of online dating and nightlife establishment options, you have access to a number of singles. The world of modern dating is confusing-it can be stressful to put yourself out there and begin new relationships. You need to...

/ December 13, 2018

Red Flags & Self Sabotage

I have been single and dating for almost three years. I have truly seen it all, heard it all and been through it all at this point. Unfortunately, 85% of my experiences have been……not so wonderful. I have grown used...

/ December 11, 2018

What It Really Means When He Says “I don’t want a relationship”

Most of us have heard this unfortunate excuse at least once in our dating experiences. It typically leaves us feeling confused and with a bit of a bruised ego. Asking ourselves, “What does that even mean”? The short answer…I don't...

/ December 9, 2018