Tag: observations

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
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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
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Dating Advice: Should You Chase Your Crush?

In the dating world “chasing after someone” has a romantic connotation; this is likely a direct result of all of those romcom scenes where Richard Gere chases after Meg Ryan in the airport to confess his eternal love. Outside of...

/ May 5, 2014
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Kelly Seal and Her New Book Date Expectations

Recently I had the chance to interview writer, journalist, and award-winning dating blogger Kelly Seal about her new book Date Expectations: A Guide to Changing Your Dating Life and Finding Real Love. Perhaps you've read some of Kelly's sage dating advice over on...

/ April 14, 2014
Relationship Advice: When to Be That Girl

Yes, Yes! You Should Be “That Girl”

One of the bizarre things about being in a relationship: Friends come to you for relationship advice, even when you may not be entirely qualified to give it. I ended up in a relationship when I did pretty much everything...

/ March 12, 2014
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Three Love Lessons From The Movies

Who doesn’t want a big-screen romance? The kind that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes could star in, that becomes a date night standby for new couples and a breakup cry movie for girls everywhere; sounds magical, doesn’t it? Of course,...

/ August 11, 2013

Observe Dinner Habits-Learn About Your Date

Dating is scary. Putting yourself on the table for someone to either pick up or pass on? That’s the kind of uncertainty that will make even the most stable stomach turn. But dating should be an exciting endeavor, and there...

/ April 29, 2013

Dating: Turn The Heat Up, Keep The Weight Off

After being off the market for months (maybe even years) you’re finally ready. You've revamped your wardrobe; vacuumed the cat hair off the couch; started smiling at strangers. You’re back on the market and ready to date. But after one, two, maybe...

/ April 23, 2013