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10 Tips For A Great Coffee Date

10 Tips For A Great Coffee Date

  My pal “Sabrina” phoned me after her first coffee date with “Bill”. He seemed so promising on-line but “did nothing but talk about himself the whole time,” she complained. Bill squandered an opportunity to get to know Sabrina better, and turned her off in…

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Most People Lie on their Dating Profile. Should You?

Most People Lie on their Dating Profile. Should You?

Shortly after my friend Mary got engaged, she discovered her fiancé had fibbed about his age. “I was cleaning my apartment, and found his passport,” she recalls. “His date of birth showed that he was five years older than he told me he was.” Naturally,…

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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Play Hard To Get

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Play Hard To Get

Perhaps you heard the advice from your mother, or a well-meaning friend. Or maybe you read a book like “The Rules” that convinced you to never call a guy first, accept a date at the last minute, or offer to pay for coffee. In other…

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Playing in the Ashes – Three Years Later

Playing in the Ashes – Three Years Later

I just finished reading Aziz Ansari’s book Modern Romance. Ansari is a stand-up comic, has a show on Netflix and was in Parks and Recreation. He wasn’t on my radar but John thought the book seemed like one I should read. And when your husband…

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Why Mr. Right May Be Too Good To Be True

Why Mr. Right May Be Too Good To Be True

The Situation Many years ago, an older relative grew concerned about my limited dating history. “You are waiting for a knight in shining armour,” he admonished. It’s not like I didn’t share his concerns. I also worried that perhaps I was being too picky, and…

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Are You Snooping On Your Date? Three Reasons To Stop Right Now.

Are You Snooping On Your Date? Three Reasons To Stop Right Now.

I asked my friend, “Libby”, “Do you ever snoop on your boyfriend—like read his texts when he’s not looking?”“No,” she said emphatically. This surprised me. Libby is an incredibly nosy person. So my follow-up question was, “Have you ever snooped on a boyfriend?” “Yes,” she…

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You Love Watching Grey’s Anatomy. He Loves Watching Making Of A Murderer. Is This A Problem?

You Love Watching Grey’s Anatomy. He Loves Watching Making Of A Murderer. Is This A Problem?

(Guest post for eHarmony Canada) Yesterday, after dinner, my husband announced, “I’m going to watch the basketball game,” and headed to the basement. The Toronto Raptors were playing the Portland Trail Blazers. My husband is a huge hometown fan. Since the start of the season…

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Did Your Romantic Interest Let You Down? Here’s What To Do About It.

Did Your Romantic Interest Let You Down? Here’s What To Do About It.

(Guest post for eHarmony Canada) You met someone on-line three months ago, and you invited him to dinner for the first time at your place. You cooked and cleaned, and spent a small fortune on oysters, Camembert and red wine. After he arrived, you led…

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Delusions of Love

Delusions of Love

Have you ever been deluded by an illusion of love? If so, you are not alone. The most extreme story I’ve heard is of a Montreal woman, Sandra Bagaria. Sandra met Amina Arraf, a Syrian blogger and activist on-line. Their texts and photo sharing became…

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The Rachel Project (Part Two)

The Rachel Project (Part Two)

Remember me telling you about my friend Rachel a couple months ago? Rachel who is 50 was being pursued by a young 30-something. While there was undeniable chemistry there, she was freaking out that she was practically old enough to be his mother. Well, always…

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