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Dating Rules

Rules for Successful Dating

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Comedy
Elodie Cheesman

At times it's fun, even exhilarating. At other times you'd rather lop off a limb than participate in any more rounds of this bizarre social ritual.

The Modern Rules of Dating

Samuel Faktorow | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel Faktorow

Wait three days after your initial interaction to contact them. Don't talk about sex, politics, religion, or former partners/lovers/flings on the firs...

Why Having Standards Is Worth Life in the Slow Lane

Unwritten | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Unwritten

It's OK to want more. It's OK to expect certain things. It's OK to want to wait for the right person. Being "nice" does not equate to being weak, passive, or without a personality.

I'm Not Meant To Follow Dating Rules, And I'm Not Sorry

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I used to think I was cautious when it came to relationships, but in the past few months, after beginning and ending several "relationships," I have come to a realization: I jump head-first, hurtling toward the finish line, miles ahead of the other person.

6 'Dating Rules' That You Should Absolutely Break

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Assess each new partner as an individual, and stay keenly connected with how you experience yourself while in his or her presence.

Dating Rules: Sell Yourself Vs. Be Yourself

Sara Eckel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

Seeing ourselves and others as commodities makes dating stressful and no fun. So instead, why not see the date for what it is: a meeting of two people, trying to connect.

3 Dating 'Don'ts' For Strong Women

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

I have repeatedly seen strong women fall into certain destructive relationship patterns, so I have developed a handy checklist I call the Big Three Don'ts. If you keep these in mind, I truly believe you can save yourself a ton of wasted time and energy.

6 Unspoken Rules Of Dating

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.29.2014 | Women

Dating is a complicated venture. Much as we scoff at explicit dating rules -- and with good reason -- there's a certain etiquette that comes with m...

5 Rules to Creating a Romantic Valentine's Day

Chrisanna Northrup | Posted 04.14.2014 | Weddings
Chrisanna Northrup

We think there are millions of couples all over the United States secretly and not so secretly craving more romance, and while we can't order a quick long-term fix, we can offer a short-term one: Take advantage of Valentine's Day!

6 Rules For Crafting The Perfect Online Dating Profile

Posted 10.03.2014 | Women

If you're at all familiar with the online dating scene, you know that there are few things less fun than trying to craft a witty/desirable/humorous/qu...

The Real Reason You're Not Attracting The Right Mate

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

As the author of the popular bestseller He's Just Not That Into You, Greg Behrendt has had a lot to say about dating and relationships. Now, he's dish...

Proof Texting Mind Games Will Ruin Your Life

Posted 11.06.2013 | Women

Dating rules: don't follow them. This hilarious video from CollegeHumor pokes fun at the "guidelines" for texting someone after a date -- and expos...

5 Reasons Dating In Your 30s Is Better Than Dating In Your 20s, According To Men

Posted 10.30.2013 | Women

Any twenty-somethings who are despairing that they haven't found The One: take heart. Dating gets better with age -- according to the men of Reddit, a...

13 Outfit Offenders You Should Never Date

Posted 10.09.2013 | Style

You may not care -- or even notice -- your partner's choice in clothes. But for those of us who do, there are some very red flags to watch out for, s...

5 Relationship Rules You Don't Have To Follow

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Valerie Ross These adages have been the foundation for countless successful wedding toasts -- too bad they don't serve the happy couple as well....

10 Ways ‘Dating Rules' Can Hurt Your Love Life

Andrea Syrtash | Posted 08.31.2013 | Women
Andrea Syrtash

Every time you go on a date, you're faced with 347 "rules" on how to act, what to say, when to call him, when to kiss him and how to play "the game." We're done with that.

12 Post-Divorce Dating Rules You Must Read

Posted 06.13.2013 | Divorce

We're not going to lie to you -- dating after divorce can be rough. But it doesn't have to be that way -- there are just some things you need to k...

7 Dating 'Rules' You Should Actually Follow

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.07.2013 | Women

Are people still following dating "rules"? This week, Dan Ozzi wrote a piece for Nerve magazine explaining how technology has rendered the "three-d...

WATCH: Adorable Kid Explains How To Treat The Ladies

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.03.2013 | Women

This really made our day. In a video created by Dan Woodward, Clint Cannon and Nam Cu, young Cole Cowlin takes college men to task for not treating...

No Etiquette for Saying Goodbye

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

In middle age, we might have the mistaken notion that we'll be better at breaking up, more mature about it, able to face it and do it well.

The New Rules for Online Dating

Julie Spira | Posted 01.30.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

Don't focus on your life story. Too often, I see profiles that resemble a novel rather than a brief peek at your personality. The word count is so high that it's a huge turn-off to daters.

6 Tips for Spicing Up Your Relationship

Amy Laurent | Posted 12.02.2012 | Women
Amy Laurent

A big part of my job is helping people find their ideal matches and making introductions between the perfect couples. But oftentimes, couples in great relationships ask me for advice on how to change things up and keep the spark alive with their significant other.

Web Series: The Solution to the Network Television Problem

Selina Wilken | Posted 10.29.2012 | TV
Selina Wilken

Web series like Dr. Horrible, Husbands and Awkward Black Girl are making a splash online, raising the bar for free, quality serial programming available worldwide instantly. Network TV needs to catch up.

How Should Money Impact A First Date?

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

Ladies, just offer to pay. Let go of the expectation that men "should" pay. The Mancession has come (and is slowly leaving). We're not racking up coll...

5 Dating Rules I Will Never Understand

Thought Catalog | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women

If you're the kind of person who has a copy of The Game hidden somewhere in their apartment, has a monthly subscription to Cosmopolitan magazine, or D...