Tag: love

The Pedestal Problem of Love

She answers the door wearing knee-high socks, booty shorts, and a tank top. I can feel myself smirking. As we walk into the living room, she says, “what’s the box you’re carrying?” “I got something for you!” She sits down...

/ November 4, 2015

Taking The Power Back

Image courtesy of themarkeworeworld.com When my twelve-year toxic relationship ended I was devastated. All that time, energy, and love seemed wasted. I wasn’t bitter or angry, despite having plenty of reasons to be. I was simply heartbroken. It would be...

/ October 15, 2015

Why Criticism is Keeping You From Having A Long Term Relationship

When I was a teenager, I criticized a girlfriend about her appearance. She didn't talk to me for a few days. I won her friendship back with a sincere apology and a stack full of guilt. That may have been...

/ September 17, 2015

How to Know If it Is a Long Term or Just A Lust

True love overcomes every obstacle, they say, but whenever it comes to your relationship things often seem more complicated. If you and your beloved one are at a crossroads, you seriously need to reconsider some important issues. One of the...

/ April 16, 2015

3 Principles Behind Falling in Love or Back into Love

Love. The most mysterious of things. We tend to want to see it like magic, some type of trick or power that we can't quite understand. To a certain degree love IS magical. To this day, scientists are far from...

/ March 11, 2015

4 Signs That Your Nice Guy is Actually an Asshole

When it comes to dating, I’m a bit of a masochist. I would never admit to anyone that I like dating assholes, but somehow that’s what I’ve often ended up with. I seem to have an innate ability to repel...

/ February 26, 2015
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How Do You Know When You’re in Love?

How do you know when you’re in love? I always thought it was a matter of “when,” like it could be so easily defined by a year or two years or at least three for what you feel to be...

/ December 17, 2014
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Breakup City: Population Us

At this point, the Urban Dater has been around long enough to see many a relationship come and go. Our many contributors have covered the ins and outs of breaking up from nearly every angle. And now, it’s time for...

/ December 5, 2014