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Dating Is In The Details: Why Little Touches Go A Long Way Dating Is In The Details: Why Little Touches Go A Long Way

I was at my college reunion this past weekend, reminiscing about how many hills we had to climb to get to class, how many hours we spent sleeping on the desk in the library (which my mom never seemed to understand), and how many pecan pies we stole from the dining hall (my answer: one).  Ah… the good ol’ college days.

“Paws” Before Posting “Paws” Before Posting

In online dating, it’s so important that your deal breakers are out there front and center.  If you don’t want children, that’s fine! Just make sure you check that box off in your profile.

Let’s Get Caught Red-Shirted Let’s Get Caught Red-Shirted

Is red the new black? When online dating is concerned, the answer is a resounding YES! Last March, Slate published an article saying you should wear a red shirt in your online dating profile to get more responses based on a study conducted by Nicolas Gueguen and Celine Jacob.

The Curse Of The Empty Adjective The Curse Of The Empty Adjective

If I had a nickel for every time I saw what I call an “empty adjective,” I’d be a very rich lady. What is an empty adjective?

Practice Makes… Better
Practice Makes… Better

Everyone knows the old adage that ‘practice makes perfect,’ but I don’t know if a lot of people really think about how much that can be applied to date-like interactions, which can be really complex.

The Case for Being Alone… In Your Profile Picture The Case for Being Alone… In Your Profile Picture

Online dating experts often give conflicting advice… 3 pictures versus 5 pictures, a long profile versus a short one, listing your salary range versus leaving it blank. However, there’s one online dating pointer most experts can agree on.

‘Tis The Season For Online Dating
‘Tis The Season For Online Dating

Ah, December… the time for lighting the menorah, spinning the dreidel to get that elusive gimel, and, of course, wondering whether you’re going to have a date for New Year’s Eve this year.

Negative Nellies Need Not Apply Negative Nellies Need Not Apply

Have you ever read those online dating profiles where the person sounds intelligent and generally interesting… until that fateful last line?

Dating Face-Off: The Washington, DC Version Dating Face-Off: The Washington, DC Version

As the weather quickly changes from sweltering hot to a little bit chilly and the leaves on the trees in Dupont Circle start to turn various shades of orange and red, we know fall has arrived in our wonderful city. That means it’s time to make sure we have a stash of fun and romantic date ideas that take advantage of all DC has to offer. To show you why dating in the nation’s capital is a monumentally good time, I’ll break down my favorite date ideas into four categories that showcase all DC has to offer!

Helpful Tips For A Great First Date Helpful Tips For A Great First Date

There are some surefire ways to turn off a first date – having your cell phone out on the table, drinking excessively, or being rude to the wait staff, to name a few.  But just as important as knowing what not to do, is knowing what to do on a first date to increase your chances of making it to the all-important second date.

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