Congratulations to Brandi and Brad from Louisiana and Arkansas!

Brandi and Brad got engaged this holiday season and we couldn’t be more thrilled for the two of them! She writes: “Brad and I met after corresponding for about a month on Zoosk. We live 8 hours apart and decided to meet up on the weekend of July 4th. We have nurtured our long-distance relationship since then.
The post Congratulations to Brandi and Brad from Louisiana and Arkansas! appeared first on Zoosk.

Report This Post

Click to get the whole post

Has Swiping Killed Dating? Has Hinge Fixed the Problem?

My opinion of dating apps is well-documented. Like much 21st century technology, it’s incredible progress that creates and easy frictionless environment to meet strangers. The problem, of course, is that it’s too frictionless. There’s nothing at stake. There’s little profile information. There’s no time or emotional investment. And then we’re surprised that dating apps are so frustrating. Again, it’s like the shallowest version of online dating (which is already impossibly shallow).
Thankfully, I’m not the only one who feels this way. Justin McLeod, the CEO behind the dating app Hinge also gets that their technology isn’t often used as a force of good.
In fact, most people really do

Report This Post

Click to get the whole post

Should I Tell the Man I’m Seeing That I Don’t Believe in Monogamous Relationships?

I have been with my partner for over a year. We have a fantastic relationship and we are very close. We strive to maintain a non-possessive, non-authoritarian relationship, so he encourages me to exercise my freedom and spend time with others. I started spending time with another friend about 4 months ago and we like each other very much. We have never discussed the nature of our relationship but I have been led to believe that he is looking for a monogamous relationship. My partner does not think I have a reason to tell my friend about us as the expectations in place are unreasonable

Report This Post

Click to get the whole post

Congratulations to Harriet and Glenn from Vista, California!

Sometimes, the best thing you can give someone is a chance! Harriet is super glad she gave Glenn a chance to win her over. She writes: “Glenn sent me quite a few messages before I finally responded. His profile wasn’t very exciting and he didn’t have the most flattering photos, but he seemed like such a nice
The post Congratulations to Harriet and Glenn from Vista, California! appeared first on Zoosk.

Report This Post

Click to get the whole post

The Art of Making Small Talk

Looks like we’ve got a running theme this month: how to be more effective socially, both in “the real world” and in the realm of dating as well.
The latest entry comes courtesy of New York Magazine, which posted an interesting piece about getting better at talking with strangers. I am, evidently, one of those “maniacally extroverted” people who is perfectly comfortable talking to anyone about anything. Yet if I tried to explain to you how to do it, it would seem woefully inadequate.
a) Be open to meeting strangers because they’re often nice and interesting.
b) Be inquisitive about them.
c) Be well-read and well-informed so you can

Report This Post

Click to get the whole post

How Can I Stop Feeling Guilty After Breaking Off a Relationship?

This is going to sound weird and conceited and awkward, but please bear with me. I’m a 28-year-old man, and from what I’m told, I’m a “catch”. I’m well-employed, fairly handsome, and what my friends call “accidentally charming”. I’m incredibly lucky for everything I have in my life, so I’m not complaining about myself.
My problem? I can’t date normally, because the women I date get attached and I don’t have the heart to let them down. This has happened my entire life. There are women (who were then “girls”!) from fifteen years ago on through present day who consistently call me the one who

Report This Post

Click to get the whole post

Congratulations to Kaytee and Steve from Saint Paul, Minnesota!

Goals have to be realistic and flexible. Kaytee understood this when she made a goal to find love. She writes: “When I signed up for Zoosk, I figured it would take months before finding someone who would be great for me and my two girls. I chatted with a few guys and met up with a
The post Congratulations to Kaytee and Steve from Saint Paul, Minnesota! appeared first on Zoosk.

Report This Post

Click to get the whole post

What Would You Say If I Told You This Was The Last Time You’d Ever Be Single?

I’d like to ask you to consider what it would be like if you fell in love – how would you feel, what would your world look like, how would life change for the better?
I want you to hold those thoughts in your mind as I also ask: how can I be so sure that love is in your future when it hasn’t ever worked out in the past?
As always, I approach things logically. It’s not that one’s emotions surrounding dating and relationships are irrelevant, but rather that they can often override reason. The man who thinks that all women are golddiggers. The man who

Report This Post

Click to get the whole post

When Does Chatting Become Cheating – an interview with Dr. Sheri Meyers

Friendships are great. Emotional affairs are trouble. If you’re sensing that something is “off” in your relationship because your partner is distant, secretive, critical, suddenly busy, working later hours, texting and Facebooking constantly, your suspicions may be justified. Join me on this week’s Love U Podcast where Dr. Sheri Meyers will share how to distinguish your fears from reality and begin the healing process.
Sign up now for 2 free weeks of Love U videos.
To learn more on Dr. Sherri Meyers, click here.

The post When Does Chatting Become Cheating – an interview with Dr. Sheri Meyers appeared first on Dating Coach - Evan Marc Katz |

Report This Post

Click to get the whole post

How Can Your 2/2/2 Rule for Online Dating Still Work When Many Don’t Use Email?

I’m writing about your 2/2/2 rule from Finding the One Online. Since you originally came up with it, the online experience has changed significantly when it comes to email. Many people rarely use a desktop and, instead, rely on their phones for most online communication. As a result, email communication has dropped significantly while texting has risen.
I‘ve messaged several men who never use email. So suggesting to them that we communicate that way is awkward for them. Some have tried and it’s very obvious right from the start that they never use email because it doesn’t make sense on a phone on which texting is

Report This Post

Click to get the whole post