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.

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts

Last-minute Valentine’s Day Gifts Ideas

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, family, and friendship. Some of the ways to express how we feel for people on this day is to gift them. The process of looking for Valentine’s gifts last minute may be...

/ February 8, 2021
Dating and personal finances

Money Matters in Dating

In the beginning stages of a dating relationship, there tends to be a great deal of dining out and other planned activities. While this is a fun time, it's all too easy for money (payment for activities) to create awkwardness....

/ January 5, 2021

Eating, Food, and Dating

I love food, I love to eat, and food is an important part of my social interactions. When I ventured back into the world of dating after many years of marriage, I realized how people’s perspectives on food can interfere...

/ December 24, 2020

How to Be a True Gentleman on a First Date

It doesn’t matter if you’ve known your date your entire life or you connected over dating apps, you always want to leave a good impression on a first date. So, what steps should you take to be a true gentleman?...

/ December 3, 2020

You Broke Up with Someone Great

You broke up with someone great. Moving on isn’t about being enraptured by any intense emotion. It isn’t being petty. It isn’t being vindictive. Not yearning, nostalgic, or even joyful. It’s…calm…and content. Think about it. Saying “I broke up with...

/ August 31, 2020

On Healing: Rejection and a Broken Heart

Although I struggled to admit it, I was in lust with Noah Peterson*, and I had been for six years. We were juniors in high school at the time of the incident, but my crush on Noah dated back to...

/ August 11, 2020

How to Rescue Your Dating Life in Your Late 20s

Looking for a restart or a jump start in your dating life in your later twenties due to a long term relationship break up or purely ignoring this aspect of your life for career pursuits? It's a common problem. Hence,...

/ July 21, 2020
woman lying on sand in front of man during daytime

Fit and in Love-14 Reasons to work out as a couple

Working out can be a very fun and beneficial activity for couples to do together. There are many great aspects of these joint exercises that will simply make your relationship bloom. These 14 reasons for joint couples' exercises, will most...

/ June 7, 2020