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The Desperate Dater

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.10.2013 | Divorce
Kristen Houghton

While you may not even know you come across as a desperate dater, it shows in how you act and in what you say. Seriously, nothing will send a woman or a man running away faster than a desperate, needy date. You can avoid this by following a few simple rules of dating.

10 Real-Life Dating Tips From Real-Life Couples

Laura Seldon | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Laura Seldon

Just like how every love story has a protagonist with a sidekick who readily doles out dating advice, newly single daters need someone to guide them down the path to love as well.

11 Surefire Ways To Land A Man

Posted 05.06.2013 | Comedy

Finding a man isn't easy. And how do you know if he's the right kind of guy? You want someone who's smart, funny, and doesn't start yelling at police ...

12 Things You Should Never Mention On A First Date

Christine Gallagher | Posted 07.03.2013 | Divorce
Christine Gallagher

We've all been on first dates where some surprising snippet of personal information is dropped into the conversation in a way that is as jarring an earring falling into your soup. 

5 Signs You're Dating A Womanizer

Posted 04.22.2013 | Divorce

By Jane Garapick for Getting back into the dating game after a painful divorce is never easy, and the proliferation of womanizers loo...

11 Types Of Women Dudes Should Avoid

The Huffington Post | Joanna Borns | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy

Dating is hard, especially for women. But it's easier when you know there are certain types of women that heterosexual men will always avoid. And fell...

WATCH: The One Word Often Used To Describe Dating After Divorce

Posted 04.19.2013 | Divorce

The divorce is official, your custody arrangement has been hammered out, and you've finally said sayonara to your ex -- for good. Now what? For man...

How To Help Your Adult Child Find Love

Next Avenue | Posted 04.18.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Carpenter Rule No. 1: Don’t overstep your bounds. Plus 7 more dos and don'ts. The current dating scene is...

26 Cringe-Worthy Dating Dealbreakers

Posted 04.15.2013 | Divorce

Here at HuffPost Divorce, we're always on the lookout for dating advice to help guide divorcees post-split. So when #iDontWantYouIf started on trendin...

The 10 Types of Guys You Should Never Date!!!!!

Meg Favreau | Posted 06.12.2013 | Comedy
Meg Favreau

Omg ladies, dating is awful, right? Make sure it isn't even worse by avoiding these types of guys!!!

Dysfunctional Dater #3: Phoning It In

Melinda Hill | Posted 06.11.2013 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

I was on -- no applause, please -- and I was leaving the site because my membership was up. I thought before I jumped ship I'd just respond to a few guys who'd messaged me. I thought, "What's the worst that could happen? Live a little." Here is the rundown of exactly what happened:

What Single Moms Need To Know When Dating Again

Kerri Zane | Posted 06.06.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Many children will never fully get used to the idea of their parents dating.

Dysfunctional Dater: I Got 99 Problems But a Pitch Ain't One

Melinda Hill | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

Like all of us, I'm just looking for a nice man to settle down and have a family with and by "settle down" I mean travel the world and by "family" I mean two small kittens.

How To Avoid Dating A Narcissist

Kimberly Seltzer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce
Kimberly Seltzer

Amazing, talented caregivers attract narcissists. What is going on?

Advice On Having A Romance In The Workplace, From Nicole Williams (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Dating in the workplace can be tricky. Career expert Nicole Williams gave tips on assessing whether the romance will be detrimental to your career whe...

How Dating Rules Apply to the Working World, From Nicole Williams (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

The same principles that help you find a romantic partner can also help you land your dream job. When career expert Nicole Williams met with me on Mon...

Advantages of Dating After 40

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

One benefit of dating after 40 is that by this age, most of us have had a variety of experiences in at least one serious relationship. This gives us the opportunity to reflect on our patterns. We can think about the people we have chosen and question the traits we are looking for.

10 Rules For Stress-Free Dating After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2013 | Divorce

Think nothing could be more stressful than going through divorce? Try dating after a split, which can be a major source of anxiety for recently-separa...

Dating Tips For Widows, From A Widow

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM In 2006, after the death of her husband, Richard Carlson, Ph.D., author of the best-selling "Don’t Sweat the Small ...

10 Dating Rules That Have Changed Since You Were Last Single

The Stir | Posted 04.29.2013 | Divorce
The Stir

Dating after divorce sucks -- plain and simple.

8 Ways To Make First Dates Less Stressful

Posted 02.20.2013 | Divorce

You did it! You went and lined up your first date after divorce and you have to admit, you're feeling pretty proud of yourself. But not long after...

When Dating, Debt Ranks With Criminal History

LearnVest | Posted 04.22.2013 | Women

Tall, dark, handsome... and debt-free? The modern dater includes fiscal responsibility in his or her list of criteria -- and women are especially picky.

Dating Advice: Want to Know What Kind of a Man he is? Look at His Friends

Holly Sidell | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women
Holly Sidell

I admit that I am 100% guilty of not taking this advice in the past. I met one ex-boyfriend after his married best friend hit on me. Then, there was the guy whose friends all made a group pact that they would never get married.

Are Lesbians Better Daters Than Gay Men?

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

A common joke among lesbians is, "What do lesbians bring to a second date?" The answer: "A U-Haul." Meanwhile, single gay men are often considered promiscuous if they're not attached. Are the differences between lesbians and gay men in the dating world fact or fiction?

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.