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Which of These 5 Dating Personality Types Are You?

Francesca Hogi | Posted 07.02.2015 | Style
Francesca Hogi

Have you ever noticed that people follow distinct patterns when it comes to their dating habits? Have you identified your own pattern? When it comes to dating, most of us can be pretty predictable and fall into one of five basic dating personality types.

How to Love Unconditionally

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Amanda W. Rose

Loving unconditionally is the commitment at the end of the day to another human being that creates long lasting relationships. It includes sacrifice and commitment. However, this does not mean that you are to accept toxic or abusive behaviors.

Are You a Minimalist or Novelist Texter?

Brooke Wise | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
Brooke Wise

Is the happy medium the answer? More importantly, where is the happy medium? Avoiding the text altogether makes you seem archaic, but the minimalist and the novelist do not seem to have the answer either.

That Vacation to Ireland You've Been Dreaming About? Time to Go!

Billy Kolber | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Along with marriage equality in Ireland, the country just hung out a giant rainbow-colored "you are welcome" sign to the world. Within a few hours of the historic vote, Tourism Ireland released this video inviting the gay world to visit Ireland.

10 Signs Your Relationship Is Over

Carly Spindel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Carly Spindel

Sometimes it can be difficult to spot the signs that your relationship is over. Maybe things aren't as good as they used to be. Perhaps one of you has been unhappy recently and you can't figure out why. Here are 10 signs that your relationship is over.

He Hit on Me. Then He Married Her.

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.14.2015 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My husband could've chewed me out for giving a stranger our home phone number. I could've become a complete idiot and run off with Foxy to Marrakesh leaving behind all who love me while in the throes of a peri-menopausal madness spiked with Twinkies. But none of those things happened.

Matt Sheehan

Tinder Has Nothing on Shanghai's Bustling Marriage Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.08.2015 | World

SHANGHAI -- It’s a drizzly Saturday afternoon in April, and Teacher Gu is strutting confidently in front of his turf in this corner of People’s Pa...

Men of a Certain Age Dating in the New Age

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Face it, we have just come out of a very difficult winter and now spring is here and you know what they say about spring fever; that "love is also in the air" as well. So then, go outside and find it!

HONY's First Love Story Is As Adorable As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.19.2015 | Good News

Humans of New York finally has its own love story. The popular photo blog, which shares New Yorkers' unique -- and often deeply personal -- storie...

The Question That Changed My Life

Francesca Hogi | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Asking myself that question literally changed my life. In response, evidence that I was wrong about myself began to appear. I went from a "no-talent" recovering lawyer to a person who made it my mission to uncover what talents I truly possessed.

Confessions of a Matchmaker

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
Amanda W. Rose

Through my journey of heartache and confusion, I learned what true love is. I'm not a matchmaker that had this perfect love life. I messed up in love multiple times but the difference is I didn't give up.

Top Five Relationship Killers

Meghann Novinskie | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Meghann Novinskie

Everyone has baggage and everyone has needs. How you work through your thoughts and present issues to your partner is what will determine if your relationship is healthy.

Don't Do Dinner: 6 Alternative Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

Meghann Novinskie | Posted 04.04.2015 | Weddings
Meghann Novinskie

Sharing new experiences creates bonds between couples, so to celebrate Valentine's Day this year, dabble in a new activity.

Overcoming the Sins of Gay Sex

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 03.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

When one is told gay sex is a sin their whole life, how does one overcome the feeling that they may be doing something wrong? Although I may not have the answers, I'm confident the LGBT community does.

Confessions of a NYC Matchmaker

Matt Titus | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Matt Titus

Next time a disgruntled client suing a matchmaker becomes a big news story, you should be aware that there are two sides to every story or sometimes three sides, such as the case with my most recent publicly circulated ordeal.

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - But One Way to Have a Successful Relationship

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Paul Simon sang about "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." But there is one sure way to have a successful love relationship with the "right one." To le...

How Internet Dating Has Become Ruthless

Chloe Johnson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women
Chloe Johnson

I know people who are now in my historic high heels and I'm shocked to hear how online dating has developed in a decade.

Is There a Formula for Finding Love?

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Matchmaker, matchmaker, find me a match. Oh, if it was only so easy. With our modern, overbooked, overwrought way of life, it has become harder and harder to meet the one.

Hyperconnected, But Mindfully So

Francesca Hogi | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

Since making these small changes, my jaw is better, I sleep better and I am more relaxed and focused throughout the day. All because I made the choice to start my day in a deliberate, mindful way.

Why Most Conventional Wisdom About Love Is Bullsh*t

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Mark Radcliffe

The person who's truly right for you is probably cleverly disguised as the one you work with every day. Or the one who you've casually known in your circle of friends for five years. Who has seen you at your best and at your worst. And is still there, a big believer in your immense potential.

Women in Business: Q&A with Barbie Adler, Founder and President of Selective Search

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Barbie Adler is founder and president of the exclusive Chicago-based executive matchmaker Selective Search Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Chicag...

Frances and Llewyn Should Be Together

Jon Eig | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

When I see two kids who are as obviously meant for each other as Frances Halladay and Llewyn Davis, I just have to speak up. Sure, there are obstacles to this relationship. But if any city could make it happen, New York is the place.

Her Friends Want to Set Me Up With Other Women

Eric W. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric W.

And so I dread the possibility that one of her friends will ask me the dating question since I'll never be able to give them the answer they want to hear. At the same time, I do find some comfort in these conversations because I know that they're just trying to look after me in her absence.

More Than a Matchmaker

Susan Orlins | Posted 12.29.2013 | Style
Susan Orlins

Francesca Hogi is more than just a matchmaker. She will literally pound the pavement to find matches for her clients. As a former lawyer, "Survivor" contestant and lifelong romantic, Hogi has what it takes to help singles stop relying on chance meetings to find their destinies.

My Thoughts on Dating as a Recently Single Gay Matchmaker

Kim Rosenberg | Posted 12.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Kim Rosenberg

It's crucial not to judge your date before you have a conversation with them and get to know them. Remember you made the decision to meet this person, so leave judgments at home. After all, who knows what the outcome may be.