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How to Find Your Valentine in 24 Hours or Less

Meghan O'Keefe | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Meghan O'Keefe

So you've got to hear about Julia and St. Valentine's super adorable meet-cute. Legend has it, Julia and St. Valentine were thrown together because Julia was blind. Now, I'm assuming that because you're reading this, you're not blind. Big mistake if you want to find your very own Valentine.

Beating the Valentine's Day Blues: Redefining Intimate Relationship Success

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

The path to true romantic success isn't out toward some other ideal person -- it instead demands that we turn inward, and develop our own capacities to choose appropriate partners, form intimate bonds, and maintain mutually satisfying relationships. No one is born with those skills.

Valentine's Day Is Just Another Day

Charlie Maffei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlie Maffei

Too many times I have witnessed people set unrealistic goals such as Valentine's Day or a looming birthday to find that special someone only to end up depressed when it doesn't happen. Don't rush love.

Stop Waiting For Love To Find You... Please Just Buy A Lottery Ticket Instead!

Frank Mastronuzzi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Mastronuzzi

We just don't understand why people are great at going to the gym and changing their diets, but when it comes to their love lives, they just sit like a lame duck Congress and wait for something to happen. Why are so many of you unwilling to make the first move?

Want To Find That Special Someone? Find Your Joy

Charlie Maffei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlie Maffei

Many people ask me, "How do I find someone to love?" My answer is quite simple: Find what makes you happy, and do it! When you are doing something that brings you joy, you will find that you are surrounded by people who share your interests.

Wedding Season Is Six Months Away and You're Barely Dating?

Robert Weiss | Posted 03.18.2013 | Women
Robert Weiss

It's officially January; the time of year to take stock of your life, pinpoint your issues and change your perspective for the better. Perhaps you've ...

Dating Retirement Redux

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 03.18.2013 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

When you're a parent considering divorce, the thing that most often holds you back is how the move will affect your kids. You don't want to provide them with a poor example of how to deal with relationships by splitting up.

What Are The New Rules Of Dating?

Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty

Remember the days before text messages, Twitter and Facebook, when dating actually required hearing another person’s voice? Well times have chan...

How To Make Dating After Divorce Less Stressful

Posted 01.14.2013 | Divorce

Dating after divorce is supposed to be fun. But somewhere between sifting through endless OK Cupid matches and stressing over what you and your date d...

Naughty But Nice Rob

Patti Stanger Reveals Online Dating Pet Peeve | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 01.14.2013 | Celebrity

"Millionaire Matchmaker" star Patti Stanger is known for her strong opinions when it comes to the rules of dating, including finding a man online. And...

Dating Older Guys

| Posted 01.13.2013 | Teen

By Amy Rose Spiegel One of the most frequent Just Wondering questions we get here at Rookie is some variation on the following: “I’m a teenager...

9 Ways to Become Lucky in Love in 2013

Damona Hoffman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Women
Damona Hoffman

Rather than waiting for Lady Luck to find you a perfect match, take matters into your own hands... or you can follow the old wives' tale and sleep with a mirror under your pillow to dream about what your future husband looks like. Just be careful; if you break it, that's seven years bad luck.

The 'Duh' in Dating

Marnie Nir | Posted 03.13.2013 | Women
Marnie Nir

What if your heart skips a beat, not necessarily because oh my god, this could be it, but because there is something about him or her that proves your favorite dark thoughts correct? What if the chemistry you are waiting to feel is more like a bad habit than magic?

10 Things Never To Say To A Single Woman

Posted 08.20.2015 | OWN

By Lisa Kogan Allow me to introduce myself. I am a gainfully employed, God-fearing, law-abiding citizen, and I come in peace. I don't bet on baseba...

Dating Is Too Hard (and Other Lies You Tell Yourself)

GalTime | Posted 02.25.2013 | Women

You have this idea about dating. And it's wrong. Actually, you have a lot of ideas, presumptions, assumptions and suspicions about dating, and they're the things that hold you back and make dating miserable.

Are Men More Romantic Than Women?

Joshua Pompey | Posted 02.19.2013 | Women
Joshua Pompey

As I heard Ryan Gosling's character utter these words for the first time, I had an instant flashback to the hundreds of times in my life I have heard women say to their female friends, "Well, he's nice. And he has a good job. I guess go out with him again." One year later, cue the wedding bells.

Singling for the Holidays

Kira Sabin | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kira Sabin

Cuddling in front the fireplace. New Year's Eve kisses. Mistletoe. Considering that this was a time of year that we counted down to as kids, it can be pretty tough when you are single.

6 Guys You're Probably Not Going to End Up With

Jill Knapp | Posted 12.13.2012 | Women
Jill Knapp

Here are some of the signs I, or people I know, have seen and flat out ignored, only to have our hearts broken months (or even years) later.

What To Do When Your Siggo Applies To A Different College

| Posted 12.03.2012 | Teen

By Megan McCluskey There’s no denying that trying to determine where you’re going to spend the next four years of your life can definitely stre...

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.

Making Your List And Checking It Twice

Charlie Maffei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlie Maffei

If you insist on creating a list to find the perfect person, I am simply asking you to put some thought into what you are looking for. Be honest with yourself. Are you being too vain? Does your perfect match have to be tall, dark and handsome or a Victoria's Secret model?

10 Reasons Why You Should Keep The First Date Short

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 11.27.2012 | Women

The First Date Jitters. We all get them. The last time you sweat this much was the last time you went to the gym which was uh... The point is: You're ...

Why I Love Being The Third Wheel | Posted 11.25.2012 | Teen

Your bestie’s all coupled up, and you’re not–but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hang out with her and her boyfriend this weekend (or any ot...

One Phrase That's My Absolute Online Dating Dealbreaker

Walker Jones Thornton | Posted 01.18.2013 | Fifty
Walker Jones Thornton

He tells me "It's complicated" with a shrug and a smile. It's his response to the unasked question about his marriage. I get it. Life is complicated. Relationships are complicated. None of us would disagree with that. But, I don't have to accept it.

4 Easy-To-Plan Date Ideas | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty

By Jackie Dishner Bored by dinner-and-a-movie dates? Our blogger offers out-of-the-box ideas that won't stress you out. Want to avoid the "dinne...