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Why are you single?

Why are you single? | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
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Being single is only permanent if you choose to be that way. This gives you some positive feedback about being single and not making it a big deal.

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Crystal's comment, June 15, 2014 4:17 PM
Andrea, Very interesting clippings you are finding. Although I haven't been single in a while, but I remember when I was it was an okay thing until I wanted that protective shield at night. It really can be a thing of just pure humility and self motivation. Usually the right person comes along when your not looking for them.
Courtney McGuire's comment, June 17, 2014 6:16 PM
Andrea- I found this interesting too because I recently became single and forgot how much more free I feel than having that constant feeling of checking on that other person or the unnecessary stress. But then going off of Crystal's comment, the protective shield at night is always a plus. So there's good and bad to this. Personally, I'm happy now than I was! Thanks for reminding me :)
HTCIA's comment, June 23, 2014 2:27 PM
This was an interesting read for me as someone who has been in a relationship for 6&1/2 years. My boyfriend brought up a cute way to look at being in a relationship versus being single recently and it was that when you are in a relationship you get to be "alone" together, meaning you get to do the boring every day things (surfing internet, watching tv, catching up on bills) while in the company of someone who loves and cares about you. Now on the flip side of that, there are definitely times I need my actual ALONE time and I think it is good for couples to be able to get away from one another from time to time, the whole absence makes the heart grow fonder thing. :-)
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21 tips: How to make an online dating profile

21 tips: How to make an online dating profile | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
When looking for love, many turn to online dating to find that special someone. More than 40 million Americans use dating services, according to Match.com.
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This is a great article for people new to online dating. Online dating can be scary but it also can be fun. Be smart follow these tips and shouldn't go wrong.

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Got A Hot Date? Consider These Summer Date Ideas

Got A Hot Date? Consider These Summer Date Ideas | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
There's nothing more fun than a hot date in the summertime. Check out these summer date ideas for inspiration!
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These are some great tips for summer dating. You don't have to always spend lots of money sometimes the best time is when its simple and fun.

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Standard Digital News :: Evewoman - Sex on the first date is a big NO!

Standard Digital News :: Evewoman - Sex on the first date is a big NO! | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
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I love this subject. Everyone has there own opinion of the infamous one night stand. Of course this author that's a man by the way says sex on the first date is a big no and the woman is considered loose and the man isn't considered at all like a man whore. Unfortunately I agree. I do believe most men think of you in a negative way. But I disagree to it's 2014 and sometimes we women don't wan a relationship , sometimes we just want some SATISFACTION. 

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LADY ARIES's comment, June 25, 2014 6:05 PM
I do agree that one night stands are inappropriate, but a woman knows when she is going to give it up before it even happens. Nowadays, standards for dating have changed and women have reversed roles with men. Women are about independence and are not looking to be tied down, so one night stands and occasional sex does not bother men.
Louis Bell's comment, June 27, 2014 2:10 AM
I feel like whether or not a woman is considered loose is what happens before the one night stand. If two people just meet, chit chat a bit without getting to know each other and then have sex, then maybe they both are very loose. But if they have a deep conversation where they get to know each other on a deep intimate level, which can happen from time to time, and then they have sex, then I wouldn't call either of them loose. And I agree Andrea, it is 2014 and women shouldn't be forced by society to try to be in a relationship when they don't want to just so they can have sex.
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3 Things That Win a Woman Over Every Time

3 Things That Win a Woman Over Every Time | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
You’ve seen the average guy with the hot woman and wondered, "Why is she with him?" And you probably envied him and thought, "Now why can’t that be me?!" News flash to all single men out there: You do not have to be the hot, good-looking guy to win over a beautiful woman! As a matchmaker and dating coach, I have interviewed thousands of single women and, believe it or not, women are actually much less superficial when it comes to looks than men are. Now obviously there needs to be some sort of attraction, but women will rarely say a “must have” is hot looks. Women tend to focus more on the qualities a man has to offer. Women have repeatedly told me the top three qualities they are looking for in a man are: 1. Sense of humor. When it comes to sense of humor, don’t worry. You don’t have to be a stand-up comedian, but you do have to READ MORE »
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Andrea Ward's comment, June 17, 2014 12:32 AM
There are so many common misunderstanding between men and women. Women don't look for the hottest guy. Don't get me wrong that is definitely a plus but we are more concerned with what's on the inside.
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Monogamy Versus Open Relationships

Monogamy Versus Open Relationships | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
Let’s talk about some pros, cons and motivations of monogamy versus open relationships. Monogamy. Monogamy can provide an excellent foundation for a relationship. Your romantic life can feel stable, you have a companion, and you are able to get to know one person extremely well. Given a healthy relationship, you build trust with your partner and learn how to communicate and tackle challenges together. Also, assuming you both got tested for STIs at the beginning of your relationship and cheating is not taking place, you don’t have to worry about STIs. On the other hand, monogamy is built around assumptions that one person can satisfy 100 percent of your desires, needs and wants out of a relationship, which can feel stifling and overwhelming (and disappointing when it doesn’t work out that way). Sexual excitement fades over time, and you have READ MORE »
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Crystal's comment, June 15, 2014 4:40 PM
Hmmmm (we're all adults ) what is other "barriers like dental dams". Never heard of it. Monogamy is not for everyone nor is an open relationship. Both seem to have valid reasons here. One thing I like that the author pointed out in both is regardless off which relationship pattern you choose you should always choose to be tested first! There's no better feeling than knowing your status!
Crystal's comment, June 15, 2014 4:43 PM
correction: what is ....
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3 Misconceptions Women Make About Men While Dating

3 Misconceptions Women Make About Men While Dating | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
Do you think you know everything there is to know about men? Think again! Here are three common misconceptions women make about men while dating. 1. Standards will push him away I don't know why this is, but for some reason women have been convinced they aren't allowed to have standards. Too many women have been led to believe they have to compromise or lower their expectations, standards or values because men have all the leverage and only they have the ability to pick and choose and be super selective. The irony in this is usually that notion comes from other women. If you ask most men, the truth is they have no problem with and are actually attracted to women with standards and who actually take a little pride in who they are and aren't willing to put up with or settle for just anyone. However, the kicker is being able to differentiate and not READ MORE »
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The 5 Phrases Men Never EVER Want to Hear You Say

The 5 Phrases Men Never EVER Want to Hear You Say | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
I’m the human equivalent of a Trapper Keeper. I have to be in order to coach individuals because they share confidential information with me. Ironically when I’m around the people closest to me or I’m really passionate about a topic, it’s hard to shut me up. I am an open book with my beaux, and for the most part, we should be able to confide in our partner about anything, even our deep, dark secrets. However, there are some things better left unsaid. In relationships, it’s important to maintain a small level of mystery to increase attraction and keep sparks flying. At the same time, it’s important to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and open up about our feelings to one another on a consistent basis. How does one strike a balance? How does one maintain mystery yet remain open to give and receive love? The failure to strike READ MORE »
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5 People You Should Never Take Relationship Advice From

5 People You Should Never Take Relationship Advice From | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
By The Romance Code for YourTango.com

Finding people to give you advice on relationships is like finding people who want a free lunch; everyone has something to say about love. Some of this advice is good and should be filed away in your subconsci...
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I choose this article because it is fun to think about. We all have relationship questions and we all look outwards for advice. These five people I'm staying away from. 

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Crystal's comment, June 25, 2014 7:13 PM
Yes, who takes advice from those people anyway? They are totally bias and in some cases are only just looking out for themselves. Of courses they say their looking our for you but their absolutely not!
Louis Bell's comment, June 27, 2014 2:04 AM
Another person never to take advice from is a single friend. Why take advice about relationships from someone who's not in one? I do not understand when people do that.
Andrea Ward's comment, June 30, 2014 2:24 AM
Well Louis I've been single for a while now but I was also in several longtime relationships. Even though I'm single now , I think I give great advice. I just think it depends on the friend .
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Practical Tips For Dating Online - Klookl

Practical Tips For Dating Online - Klookl | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
Share it now!Share it now!The Internet has revolutionized the way th …Share it now!
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Good tips for men and women about online dating.

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Places To Go On A Date For Maximum Good Times - Klookl

Places To Go On A Date For Maximum Good Times - Klookl | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
So you’ve finally landed a date with a hottie you …
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More great tips on great places to take a date. Weather you are in a relationship or at the start of one these are great tips for you and your significant other on places to go and have some fun this summertime.

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Sex Without Intimacy: No Dating, No Relationships

Sex Without Intimacy: No Dating, No Relationships | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
Hooking up is becoming a trend, not only among college students, but increasingly among 20-somethings who have entered the work world. As many delay marriage, they are trading dating for hookups — casual sexual encounters with no strings attached.
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11 Phrases Women Love to Hear

11 Phrases Women Love to Hear | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
When it comes to dating a woman, conversation rules the nation. This is because most of the value a woman places on a relationship — romantic or otherwise — is based on her ability to exchange thoughts and ideas with that person. While love letters and poems are fantastic and very effective (don’t get me wrong, we love them), nothing will ever take the place of hearing you speak the words we long to hear. If you struggle with finding the right words, don’t worry because you’re not alone. I recognize that most men find difficulty in communicating their feelings, so I’ve made a list for you that promises to reveal that smile you love so much and put a gleam in those eyes you love to gaze into. These, by the way, include words rarely spoken by men, words that may seem humorous and amusing at first. Nevertheless, if you’ll incorporate these words READ MORE »
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Courtney McGuire's comment, June 17, 2014 6:24 PM
It always nice to hear positive because then you feel good about yourself and you are happy. When someone else notices that it's the best feeling especially the guy you are with.
Louis Bell's comment, June 27, 2014 2:36 AM
The only one I have a problem with is the 'I'm right, you're wrong' one, what if she's not right? I'd like to be in a relationship with a woman who's mature enough to admit when she's wrong and I'll do the same
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What You Should Know Before Saying I Love You

What You Should Know Before Saying I Love You | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
I see you! You are head over hills and full of nervous energy wondering, “When is the right time to say ‘I love you?'" The truth is there is no magic formula or algorithm, but there are some things you may want to consider before you say that very powerful phrase. 1. Lust is not love. Your knees get weak when you see her and your hormones rage when you touch, but remember that just because someone turns you on, it does not mean you are in love. Loving someone is a big step and you must be ready to love her, even if the butterflies and lustful feelings simmer down. 2. Does this relationship have a future? No need to waste an “I love you” on someone you don’t have a future with. If she has made it obvious that your relationship has no next level, then professing your love won’t change that. Save your love for someone who wants to READ MORE »
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Courtney McGuire's comment, June 17, 2014 6:23 PM
This is so true- I am going to be living by this from now on. Seeing as though I feel those 3 words lost their meaning.
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Are You Too Intimidating to Men?

Are You Too Intimidating to Men? | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
In my professional and personal life, great single men looking to meet someone special constantly tell me they held back in approaching a woman they were potentially interested in because she seemed too intimidating. Single women also tell me they are out and about and consider themselves open to love, but they are having trouble meeting men despite being surrounded by them. It is all too common to think you are approachable, while men perceive that you are closed, unavailable or uninterested. Clearly there is some sort of mismatch here if single men are saying they are uncomfortable approaching women who appear too confident or intimidating and single women are saying they wish they were approached more. Confidence is vital for men and women alike. It is so important to be authentic, open and confident in who you are and the energy you put out into the READ MORE »
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HTCIA's comment, June 23, 2014 2:23 PM
Interesting read! I consider myself to be a very confident and independent woman. But I've also always been in a relationship. I'm not sure I would know how to act or how to put myself out there if I was back in the dating game. I think people are commonly told it is better to present confidence, but one must be careful with the context through which that confidence is delivered.
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5 clues you’re stuck in a dysfunctional relationship

5 clues you’re stuck in a dysfunctional relationship | Dating and Relationships | Scoop.it
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Sometimes we just won't face the fact that it is over. You may love each other but are you happy, is this relationship healthy?

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LADY ARIES's comment, June 22, 2014 11:54 PM
I think so people stay in relationships for either convenience or just comfortable. Others are afraid to start over and think people will change.