Nearly everyone feels nervous when going on a first date. Your anxiety might be mild or massive. A few - or many - butterflies are bound to appear when you’ll be spending time with someone you don’t know well (if at all). So, we must keep in mind that dating is a process...Read More
And when I thought I’d considered every possible outcome, the universe laughed in my face and granted me with a situation that no one could expect...Read More
Since the blog's founding, we've noticed a trend of questions indicating a general lack of mannerly behavior on dates. But what is the root cause here? Discussion with fellow Tawkify teammates has led to several possible explanations...Read More
“Failure is the condiment that makes success taste so good.” --Truman Capote
Capote's words speak to many aspects of life--but I quote him today as we take a closer look at the art of not knowing in relation to dating and finding love...
I mentioned before that dating is an investment...and I think we should expand on that. We're talking about the monetary element of this, but dating is also an investment of time, effort--an investment of oneself...Read More
Interests should only be voiced as a match priority if they are essential life elements that your partner must share...Read More
Rejection. At some point, we all have to dish it out--and we all have to take it.
In matters of the heart, rejection is an even scarier monster. But why are we so afraid? Dr. Glenn Croston, author of “The Real Story of Risk,” attempts to answer this question in his recent article, The Thing We Fear More Than Death. Croston explains...Read More
Methods of finding a partner have changed dramatically over the decades (and indeed centuries). If you’re worrying that this ‘new normal’ is only for those who grew up with a smartphone, remember – digital dating is just the latest evolutionary step...Read More
Unconditional, radical acceptance of each other -- regardless of what anyone else thinks -- may create deeper intimacy than socially-constructed commitments...Read More
How do we overcome the fear of verbalizing our feelings for someone without coming on too strong, or committing to something we're not ready for...Read More
Trusted friendships make the world go ‘round.
Traister dives into the implications of these friendships, discussing the nature of her journey with her best friend and how it changed when they both entered into serious, romantic relationships...Read More
Do looks matter? Of course they do. As humans, we're intrinsically inclined to gravitate towards a personality after that physical attraction is established. Speaking to that, I think physical attraction is comprised of so many different variables...Read More
This week we received a question through the ask page on a topic that we have all likely grappled with at some point--our own level of physical attractiveness...Read More
When practiced (yes, practiced), and executed correctly, storytelling can be intoxicating, flirtatious, and fun...Read More
The "dating scene" has radically evolved in the last 5 years alone. Have you felt the impact of these changes on your dating life? The only certainty is that this pattern of transformation will continue. What does this mean for the modern dater and how does dating and technology intersect? Get the scoop on what's new in the dating industry with our monthly Dating Industry Broadcast...Read More
The lingering moment at the goodbye is always a good time, so don't rush through that part and miss your window. Say goodbye, you had a great time, reach for the hand and if she isn't rushing away...Read More
Isn’t it interesting that when someone has never been married and is over a certain age, we’re inclined to wonder “What’s wrong with you?” But when someone is divorced and a certain age, we typically don’t wonder the same thing...Read More
Because however exciting a new crush can be, making every effort to stay grounded is important too. In the early stages of a relationship, you can be at risk for “losing” yourself, and also for missing or dismissing cues (or warning signs) with implications to your potential long-term compatibility with this person...Read More
The relationship with your matchmaker is unlike any other in your life. There is trust, respect, camaraderie--yes. But, you are not friends in the traditional sense. You are working together to achieve a very serious and important goal...so what does that really look like...Read More
Personal rituals are necessary to bookend your dating process...Read More