Dating and Mate Selection'

How to make dating easier

How to make dating easier

There are people who find their mates early in life and proceed to commit and marry. There are others, who for various reasons, stay single much longer and struggle with mate selection. With the high divorce [...]

Dealing with relationship loss without breaking your heart

Dealing with relationship loss without breaking your heart

It can be very upsetting when a desired relationship fails to start, progress or culminate in a commitment. Most people feel the disappointment, hurt and sadness about this type of a loss and some become so [...]

Family matters in mate selection

Family matters in mate selection

It is not only some young starry-eyed lovers who disregard the importance of family considerations in making their choice of a partner. Many older and second timers also erroneously neglect to pay attention to significant family [...]

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 [...]