Posts in category "Educational"

Are your personal dating preferences really useful?

Are your personal dating preferences really useful?
So apparently having dating preferences can be helpful when choosing a potential mate… To a point. Now before many of you shake your head and insist that checklists are important, hold on a second. Although I’m a fan of this too, there’s a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology to thank for this.... Read more »

What's going on? A sobering reminder from the Dallas shootings

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To People Everywhere: It’s 2016. But yet I feel like I’m some 20 – 30 years behind all this. And I don’t know about you. But it makes angry. Sad. And scared. Dallas is the latest in a LONG string of highly visible, painful and public tragedies over the last several weeks, months, and even... Read more »

Drinking, Food and Dating: By the numbers!

Drinking, Food and Dating: By the numbers!
We, as daters are entitled to having our own preferences. Especially when it comes to what turns us on… And especially what turns us off. But admittedly, it seems like we’ve set way too many for our own good. A survey released recently by TODAY.com and and Match.com reveals just how deep our preferences run — and you... Read more »
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Sexy Sundays at Steppenwolf Theater Bring Out Chicago's Sexiest Bloggers

While there are tons of things going on in the world of The RD, here’s the hottest (right now): this Sunday, at 5:30, you’ll get to hear her talk about the fine line between public and private when it comes to dating, sex & blogging. Tricky combination, let me tell you! Now the question is:... Read more »

Love In the Digital Age: A Look at HBO's "When Strangers Click"

Love In the Digital Age: A Look at HBO's "When Strangers Click"
Admittedly, while I’ve tapped into it once or twice, I’ve never been that big a fan of online dating. For me, there’s something about meeting someone by accident or when you least expect it that seems organic, natural and easy. And, while I rely heavily on the internet, I do it more for communication than... Read more »

Holiday Love Reflections: Don't Let The Past Dictate The Future

Now that we’re approaching the end of another year, it’s easy to start making checklists of what you can do differently in the hopes things will be better than they were before (hence, the idea of resolution-making). But, if you’re like most people, resolutions, while easy to make, are hard to stick to, mainly because... Read more »
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On Dr. Oz Tomorrow: Dangers of Stress in a Relationship

This just in, a public service announcement from The Relationship Diva: In a relationship? Stressed out about it? Apparently, it can take quite the toll on your body, causing a lot of serious health issues. And, if this may be you, then you may want to check out Dr. Oz tomorrow, who may shed a... Read more »

How You Flirt Tied To Relationship Success? Apparently!

Have you ever thought about HOW you flirt? Sure, trying to get someone’s attention is one, natural thing to do… But actually doing it? That is, the matter and style in which you do it? That’s another one, entirely. Ladies & Gents, take note: how you flirt makes a heck of a difference as to... Read more »

Dating Reality Check: A strong man can say he's sorry...

I’m going to go ahead and admit a broad generalization I once held when I started dating: like many ladies, I believed that men were too macho or stubborn to apologize when they’ve screwed up or did someone wrong. And, with situations like Casanova’s or Jason’s — times where I shouldn’t have tolerated most of... Read more »
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Go ahead, fall in love... But it'll cost you two friends!

As I often state, I love news about relationships. Not just because I’m fascinated by random pieces of information, but because I think it’s interesting what these insights tell us about relationships…. Or, it’s fun to think about if nothing else. That said, I should go ahead and bring to your attention the latest piece... Read more »