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Have You Ever Wondered, “Why Not Me?”

Have You Ever Wondered, “Why Not Me?”

Everyone’s done it. We look at a couple—perhaps it involves someone we dated or wanted to date—and wondered, “Why him?” or “Why her?” We think, what did he see in her? What does she have that I don’t have? What makes him so special? What am I doing wrong? You know those thoughts have entered your mind. It’s not always about jealousy, though it can be. It’s curiosity; it’s a moment that makes you go, “Hmm…” Most of us have…

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Avoid Dating Mistakes After a Divorce

Avoid Dating Mistakes After a Divorce

Nobody gets married with the expectation of getting divorced someday. Divorce happens, and it happens a lot. But a divorce is not a death sentence to your love life. You can recover. Unfortunately, I experienced a fairly challenging journey after my divorce. But I did date again and eventually married my true love and we’re having our own “happily ever after.” Reflecting on my journey, I often think, as many divorcees often do, “If I only knew then what I…

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Finding Love in Ottawa

Finding Love in Ottawa

Are you looking for love in Ottawa but you’ve had enough of the online dating scene? Are you ready to give up bad dates? Have you been trying but keep ending up with time wasters? Are you ready to sign up for total celibacy? Rest assured, you’re not alone if you feel this way! Any time is a good time to go offline, get outside, breathe in some fresh air and start meeting new people. Meeting in real life lets…

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Singleness and Dating

Singleness and Dating

Dating while single is a common reality for lots of people. Some singles are single by choice. Some are more successful than others. Most really want to find love, but can’t. Why is this? An interesting survey recently looked at the reasons men cited for being single. Researchers asked nearly 7,000 male Reddit users worldwide why they were single, in an attempt to find if men had consistent reasons men for being single. Those reasons were quite varied, of course….

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Is Successful Non-Exclusive Dating Possible?

Is Successful Non-Exclusive Dating Possible?

If you market yourself properly, it’s possible with online dating and in the current dating climate to generate many dates with a wide variety of different partners in a relatively short time frame. “Serial dating” has become a common practice in some singles circles. Some singles love the emotional rush of first dates. Others can’t find what they want. Still more find it difficult to resist all those offers. Previous generations may consider it “too much dating,” but this certainly…

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Why Are You Dating?

Why Are You Dating?

Today I’m going to ask some tough questions: Are you dating because you don’t want to be alone? Or are you dating to add another person to your already wonderful life? Do you consider your life incredible, amazing, and wonderful? Are you sick and tired of being single? Does it occupy your thoughts every day? Maybe you’ve convinced yourself, “This year I really think everything will be better. I want to find true love. I truly believe my life would…

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Using Texts to Get a Guy’s Attention

Using Texts to Get a Guy’s Attention

You may think that getting the attention of a guy should be easy. This isn’t always the case, especially when it comes to texting. Guys can be distracted easily, and they don’t necessarily want to participate in a full-blown text conversation at any given time. So, here are 10 things you can text to him that will get his attention. Memes. What a great invention! Memes can make things casual. You won’t come off too eager by texting a meme,…

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Infatuation vs. True Love

Infatuation vs. True Love

Every now and then, life plays out like a fairy tale. You go on a date with a guy who makes you weak in your knees. Your chemistry is undeniable. Your energy is electric. Your stomach is doing flip-flops. You feel a bit hot, possibly even faint. You realize, “This is what I’ve been looking for! It must be true love!” It’s obviously meant to be, right? Wrong. A guy who make you feel weak in your knees is great….

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