One Outlook That Blocks Dating Success

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There’s this quiet perception that can sometimes arise while we’re reading profiles, connecting with someone, and assessing whether we wish to go deeper and to more intimate levels with a date. It’s a perception that influences how we are seeing the other person, how we are receiving their expressions, and it even impacts how we feel around them. It is a view that has immense power, and yet is so often left unnoticed like a stealthy sneak, dodging our awareness ...

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Online Dating Has Transcended Romantic Ends

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I would like to take a break from speaking to the heteronormative and monogamous focus of online dating. If I am to be honest about the inspirational forces presently arising in my own life, I can say that an understanding of human relating and even the intentions behind the use of online dating platforms is becoming ...

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Peak Season For Online Dating

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Christmas has come and gone but for singles looking for love, the plateau of the holiday season is right after the new year. It is commonly noted amongst top ranking online dating websites, including Match.com and Plenty of Fish, that there is a dramatic increase of user activity following New Year’s that lasts until Valentine’s Day ...

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Safety Part 3: Privacy

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We have been exploring online dating safety in a series of three parts:

1. Emotional wellbeing
2. Physical safety
3. Privacy

This article is the third and final part of this series, and will be focusing on the significance of maintaining personal privacy, how it may be compromised, and how to prevent a privacy breach.

Privacy

Everyone is entitled ...

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Safety Part 1: Emotional Wellbeing

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Online dating is an exciting and potentially rewarding experience that entails opening ourselves to an array of new people and situations. This series is going to explore how to keep it safe while online dating in three parts:

1. Emotional wellbeing
2. Physical safety
3. Privacy

Emotional Wellbeing

Dating ...

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How Do Algorithms Work & How Do They Influence Us?

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Online dating websites have designed algorithms that serve to connect singles based on their compatibility. Each programme holds claim that the technology behind the algorithm is intelligent, innovative and accurate. They are uniquely developed by the hosting company and operate with some variances when compared to one another, though ...

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Mobile Dating Apps Bring Culture Change to Online Dating

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It seems like there are dozens of new mobile apps popping up daily, but never did I expect to find so many focused on helping people to meet in person. Seems a little ironic, doesn’t it? Staring down at our cell phones and swiping and clicking in order to get connected with someone local in our area who we could potentially have met just by heading down to the local watering hole. I’m in my dating prime in the midst ...

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How to Know She is Flirting with You

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Have you ever wondered if she is flirting with you?

Giving advice here around online dating, I know that when meeting using the internet, there’s often a lot of mystery around what type of connection there is until you actually meet in person. Once you do meet in person, how can you be sure that she’s feeling as interested in you as you’re feeling about her? There are flirting signs to be on the look-out for that will help you ...

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5 Reasons Why Online Dating is the Best Way to Meet Someone in Canada

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Us Canadians are known around the world for being one of the friendliest nations. Yet when it comes to finding successful relationships, we don’t always hit the mark. With 4 in 10 first marriages now ending in divorce, people across the country have started looking for a different approach to meeting new people.

For many Canadians the answer has been to look online. With this in mind, here is a look at five reasons why online dating is helping Canadians ...

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Summer Dating Infographic

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Below is what I would call a “Summer Dating Infographic”. This infographic is actually titled “Summer Romance on a Budget”…but there’s not a ton of budgeting advice in it! Still it’s fun and interesting. These graphics can get a tad repetitive, showing the same data with new images, but this one has some new statistics I’ve not seen so I wanted to share it.

One area where they did talk about budgeting is not feeling as if you have to ...

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10 Tips to Feel Confident on a First Date

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If the prospect of going on a first date makes you feel the same as the thought of going to the dentist, there are plenty of ways to relax. Here are 10 tips for how to beat those pre-date nerves for your first meet-up.

Choose an outfit you feel comfortable in
When you’re on a first date, the last thing you’ll want is to feel self-conscious about your clothes. A new outfit could boost your confidence, but you’ll need to ...

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Do Successful Women Have a Harder Time in Online Dating?

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I realize there are many conversations about men being intimidated by successful women but I’ve not talked with too many women about this subject. However, I recently received the following email:

I have what may be a unique question that I really need help with! My problem has to do with online dating and sharing my occupation. I will get a wink or an email from someone and the guy and I will email back and forth several times, it ...

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