Dating and Mate Selection'

Learn a lot about a potential mate on the first date

Learn a lot about a potential mate on the first date

The process of determining whether your date may ultimately become your life mate starts early. Getting to know someone and appraising his or her suitability, as a potential life partner, is not as difficult as it [...]

What is ‘love addiction’?

What is ‘love addiction’?

Love addiction is included with other forms of addiction, such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, work, exercise and more. A twelve-step program and other treatments are available for people who are love addicted. However, “love” and [...]

‘Mate Poaching’ is an unacceptable way to meet a partner.

‘Mate Poaching’ is an unacceptable way to meet a partner.

Couples are often asked: “How did you meet?” We are curious and intrigued by the partners’ good fortune for having found love. The more romantic, exotic or coincidental the first introduction of mates is, the more [...]

Should we live together before marriage?

Should we live together before marriage?

According to the U.S. Census bureau in the year 2000, 9.7 million unmarried American heterosexuals were living together. This also represents a 72% increase since 1990. Since this choice is met with mixed social reactions and [...]

How to deal with ambivalence during long relationships

How to deal with ambivalence during long relationships

Dating is hard enough, but dating for a long time while feeling unsure about the future of the relationship is extremely difficult. Neither partner understands fully the reasons for one person’s ambivalence, but both are left [...]

Dating later in life is tough but rewarding

Dating later in life is tough but rewarding

The experience of dating is challenging at any age, but may be even more so for older people who are dating again. One may think that age, life experience, perspective and wisdom gained throughout the years [...]

Marriage is a head and heart choice

Marriage is a head and heart choice

Marriage choice is a complex and important process. Some people are swept off their feet with attraction, excitement and emotions while others think and weigh and decide that this mate is a good marriage choice. Since [...]

When you date the unfit to commit

When you date the unfit to commit

A lifelong commitment to one partner is a scary undertaking even for those who are madly in love with each other. We are all familiar with the sight of a pale and shaken groom, the unsure [...]