What Should I Know About Myself Before I Date? A Checklist

Sometimes dating just seems like the thing to do. Even if you aren’t following a traditional life path of a good career, marriage, and children, you probably still feel some kind of dating pressure whether that is pressure to settle down or to finally just get a date and bring someone home for the holidays.…

What is fetishization and how can we avoid it in dating?

[Alt. Text Description: A question mark made out of small white circles stands out against a yellow background] The Cambridge dictionary has two definition of fetishization, both of which are relevant for dating: an unreasonable amount of importance that is given to something, or an unreasonable interest in something a sexual interest in an object,…

Privacy Tips for Dating Apps

Joining a dating app can be a tricky decision. While it’s always hard to put yourself out there, it can sometimes be even harder to add yet another kind of social media. With any kind of social media there is the risk not just of the app or service farming your data for $$, but…

3 Reasons why Dating Apps should include Disabled People

Dating is a deeply personal task. If you are looking for someone to date, you might have hundreds of ideas about what ideal qualities that person should have. You might want to date someone who looks like you, or shares the same interests. You might think that if you are a nondisabled person you don’t…

The DO’s of Online Dating Profiles

[Alt. text description: A man and a woman who appear to be laughing clink their glasses together in a cheers.] [Photo from Helena Lopes] Your online dating profile is your calling card for love. Whether or not we like to admit it (and it can be painful) but a good first impression will Fastrack you…

Green Flags In A Dating Profile

[Alt. Text Description: A man and a woman are blurred out in the background. In the forefront they make a heart together with their hands.] [Taken from here] While we’ve talked about potential red flags in a relationship, we’re here to talk about the opposite: green flags. What makes a profile stand out? We’re talking…

8 Red Flags in A Profile

[Alt. Text Description: A red flag is planted in the sand of a beach.] [Photo from UnSplash] Red flags in a dating profile. Who has them? How do we even find them?  Most importantly… How the heck do we avoid them? Urban dictionary defines a red flag as, “a sign or warning of impending danger,…

Post-Date Etiquette: What’s the deal?

[Alt. Text Description: A lighter skinned person holds a smartphone against a blurred background.] [Taken from Alex Ware.] You’ve just had a fabulous date. The hours passed too quickly, the conversation flowed, the food was great, and your date was enticing.  Perhaps you’ve arrived home to take your shoes off and sit on your couch.…

POV: The One Who Got Away

[Alt. Text Description: A man’s shadowy silhouette is centered against a backdrop of a deep blue sky and white clouds] [Taken from here] Have you ever had an ex (privately named “The One”) slip away from you? Do you wish you could go back in time to make a different decision? Three summers ago, I…

Why You’re Not Getting Any Matches on Dating Apps

Cant figure out why you’re not getting matches on your dating apps? It may be because of your profile. Check out these four reasons why you may not be getting matches. 1. Your profile doesn’t capture the real you Dating profiles give you the opportunity to show off your best self! Make sure you’re using…