11 Reasons to Try Online Dating

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Are you looking to meet new people? Are you looking to snag a special someone? Do the characters in your video games have a better love life than you? It might be time to give online dating a try. Still unsure as to whether online dating is really for you? Here are 11 reasons online dating might actually be the answer you are looking for:

1. Meet new people. Whether you are new to an area or looking to expand your current social sphere, online dating could be the solution for you. Even if you aren’t looking for a serious relationship or even a romantic one, (as long as you make your intentions clear upfront so as not to mislead people), online dating could help you enrich your life.

2. You have limited free time. In fact, almost all of your time is spent at work, you busy bee! Don’t force yourself to try to date one of your coworkers out of convenience on your quest to find love. Online dating is just as accessible with tons more options. Continue reading

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What NOT to Compromise on in Relationships

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Relationships involve two different personalities finding away to come together. This involves compromise, and a fair amount of it! However, there are times you shouldn’t compromise –like when it comes to your identity. Making such compromises can make you feel uncomfortable, depressed, and taken advantage of. You should never feel like you need to compromise who you are to make a relationship work. If your partner does not love all aspects of you, then they are the wrong person for you. Here are some things that you should not be compromising on:

 

Your self-respect

Do not stay with someone who talks down to you, tells you what to do, or points out your every “flaw.” You are a human being, same as them, and you deserve respect. They are not “better than you,” “out of your league,” or even irreplaceable. The person you are with should appreciate and respect you. If they cannot offer you that, they do not deserve what you have to offer.

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Dealing With Romantic Rejection

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Romantic rejection happens to the best of us. You have a crush on someone and, once you work up the courage to express your interest to them, they shut you down before the two of you even had a chance to see what could happen. It might seem unfair and you might find yourself angry or upset at this loss of opportunity. However, it’s important not to get lost in these emotions. The world has not come to an end just because one individual isn’t interested in you. In fact now is when a new world can ultimately begin. So how do you get to that point? Here are some tips for dealing with romantic rejection:

 

React the right way.

The wrong thing to do is overreact. There is no need to ignore someone or speak ill of them just because they were not interested in you. Instead, when you are ready, build a new platonic relationship with this person. This is especially important if you know you will be seeing this person around.

 

Try not to look at it as “rejection.”

If anything, someone telling you that they are not interested in you is more of a favor than a rejection. While it may sting for a moment, they did you a favor by telling you the truth so that you can move on and find someone that is interested in you romantically.

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Problems With Pity Dating

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What is pity dating?

Pity dating is when you agree to go on a date with someone because you feel sorry for them or don’t want to hurt their feelings. Ultimately, you know that you are not interested in this person but you go on a date with them anyway.

People have various reasons for agreeing to go on a pity date, but the reality is that there is no good reason to go on a pity date. You heard me: there is no reason to go on a pity date. Now whether you are considering agreeing to a pity date, have been on a pity date, or know someone who has done one of the two, it is time for a reality check. Here are 6 reasons NOT to go on a pity date (and why we should put an end to pity dating for good):

 

Reality check #1: You are not doing anyone any favors by going on a pity date with them. Continue reading

17 Signs You Have A Crush

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We are experts on ourselves. Or at least we’re supposed to be. Sometimes, there are things that even escape our notice. Crushes are one of those things. So how do you know if you have a secret crush on someone? We’ve made it easy for you! Here are 17 signs that you have a crush:

1). You think about them a lot when they are not around. You wonder what they are doing, how they are feeling, and even what they might be thinking about. This is how you pass a great deal of time.

2). If they are in the same room as you, you find yourself constantly looking in their direction.

3). If they make eye contact with you from across the room, you look away and try to “act cool.” Continue reading

9 Dating Mistakes You’re Making Right Now

Why Can't I Find the One?

Dating can be tough. It is a lot of trial and error, deciding when to stick around and when to go, and hearing a lot of “it’s not you it’s me.” But what if it really is you? There are a lot of people out there just as there are a lot of ways to go about dating, but the truth is that you might be making the whole dating process harder on yourself. Here is a list of 9 dating mistakes you are making right now and how to right them in time to find someone you don’t want to throw back into the dating pool:

You’re settling for less.

Sometimes we fall prey to the first person that expresses interest in us that we forget to wait for someone who we actually like and have things in common with. Don’t settle for someone that is clearly a poor match for you just because it is convenient or you find yourself flattered. Make sure you actually see potential for things to go somewhere otherwise you’re just wasting everyone’s time.

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How To Tell Them You’re Not Interested

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In a fairy tale, finding the right person for you is easy. They sort of just fall into your lap and you live happily ever after. In reality it is much more difficult. Finding a person you want to pursue a relationship with (let alone someone you’d want to spend the rest of your life with) is a whole process. This process involves a lot of dating.

Sometimes during this dating period you realize that things won’t work out with this person for one reason or another. So how do you tell them without hurting their feelings? Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to telling them that you are no longer interested:

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