Dating Tips

Feigned Love: The Art of Settling

Dain Wallis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Worried that you're settling? Not sure if you're in love or just going through the motions? Speaking from experience, here is your guide to the Art of Settling.

17 Rules For Friends With Benefits

Carlen Costa | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Have the talk before you hook-up (or once you've peed right after) and set the lay of land. You both know what this is. Games are meant to be played with rope and whipped cream, not with each other's emotions. If you're feeling compromised about a situation have the courtesy to put it out there and mutual respect to problem-solve together.

Go Ahead and Judge a Man on His Favourite Cheese

Erin Wotherspoon | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Living
Erin Wotherspoon

My best friend tells me men are like cheeses. "What's your favourite cheese?" she asks her beau. "The orange kind." Uh oh. Red flag. Abort. This, gentlemen, is not a good answer.

10 Tips For Online Dating In 2014

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

If your love life was on hold in 2013 and you're ready to look for a spark again, it's time to get your online dating persona in order. Online dating ...

Wanna Get the Girl? Date Like it's 1946

Debra Macleod | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

If my email inbox is any indicator, it's clear that modern men and women are clueless about how to behave on a first date. If you want to attract a quality person, you need to behave like a quality person. So check out these 1940s-inspired dating tips that might bring a little timeless sophistication to your dating M.O.

Much Ado About Online Dating: Top 5 Tips for Success

Megan Fielding | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Living
Megan Fielding

The Huffington Post reported earlier this year that more than one third of people meet their significant others online and those relationships are 25 per cent less likely to end in separation or divorce. So why is there still a slight stigma attached to it? As someone who met their longtime boyfriend online and an ongoing sideline spectator of my friends' experiences, I can share what I know.

79% Of Canadians Believe In THIS

2life | Natalie Lavoy-Furtado | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada Living

Knights in shining armor, love at first sight, getting swept off your feet, yes we're talking about that certain fuzzy feeling as well. But believ...

How To Find True Love

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada Living

We're told there are plenty of fish in the sea, but through trial and error, most of us have probably figured out finding the 'one' isn't always the e...

Do You Have Dating ADD?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

A new malady has sprung up simultaneously with the ascent of online dating. It's called dating ADD. Symptoms of this disorder are similar to the more common form of ADD: easy distractibility, lack of focus and inability to stick to a task.

I Will Always Be Connected to My Lover's Ex

Alina Kulesh | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Living
Alina Kulesh

That's the thing about exes; it's impossible to keep them in the past. Whether their lingering trail is on your Facebook wall or on your couch, they still appear hauntingly and unexpectedly, like ghosts. At the end, in some twisted way we are all connected to one another -- I to his ex-lovers and he to mine -- trying to make sense of love and life.

Why Men and Women Are More Alike Than You Think

Rachel Ryan | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada Living
Rachel Ryan

On my most recent piece, Is Dating a Cold, Careless Game?, a reader offered the below: "Instead of constantly talking about Mars and Venus and how different men and women are, I wish we'd focus more on what common ground we have and how we complement each other." It got me thinking...

Is Dating a Cold, Careless Game?

Rachel Ryan | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Living
Rachel Ryan

There is a very prevalent hostility between the sexes, constantly reinforced by today's no-strings-attached dating game. No one has to commit. No one is responsible. Everyone is out for himself or herself. Everyone is on the defensive. So many options and no need to choose. Immediate gratification coupled with complete lack of empathy.

75% Of Women Won't Date This Type Of Man

2 For Couples | Neil Morton | Posted 06.28.2012 | Canada Living

Many guys find the dating scene to be a minefield as it is, but things just got more difficult for those that are unemployed and dating in these r...

How to Deal When You're "Undateable"

Colette Kenney | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

Dear Colette, I've been online dating for a few years now and I haven't had all that much luck. When I write to the men I'd like to know better, their replies are either nonexistent or downright mean. I know the reason that they do this: Men are visual, and I'm not all that much to look at. I know that. What is a woman like me to do?

How Do I Stop Freezing in Front of Men?

Colette Kenney | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

In school I was always the popular one. I wound up having a child at 22. Now I'm 27 and I've been single for four years. I use to be carefree and fun loving and I had so much faith that I would eventually meet the right person. But now, it seems all of my self-confidence has dissipated.

Steps to Finding a Good Man

Deena Douara | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada Living
Deena Douara

This is not an article about how to get yourself married. It's not about making yourself emotionally available, or putting yourself out there, or not returning calls right away. It's not even about finding the right match for you. I don't really know you. What I can speak to though is how to discern good men from bad.

Dodging Dating Pitfalls

Barbara Sibbald | Posted 05.23.2012 | Canada Living
Barbara Sibbald

When your partner says "I love you" too early in the relationship, it's often because he or she is feeling insecure themselves or in the relationship, or more likely both. But if you don't oblige with the return "I love you," it makes the other person feel even more insecure. But that's no excuse to lie.

Dating... It's a Bit Like Musical Chairs

Natasha Koifman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Dating is almost like a game of musical chairs -- there's anticipation and excitement, as well as fear that we aren't going to find a seat before they're all gone! Throughout our lives we may sit down multiple times. When a chair doesn't work out, the music starts again and we go for our next chair.

Blinded by Beauty

Nicole Forrester | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Style
Nicole Forrester

If you had the chance to be the most beautiful person in the world or to be a Nobel Peace Prize winner, which would you choose?  I am certain in the recesses of many people's brains, beauty would be chosen... And possibly for understandable reasons. How many people would choose beauty in a mate over brains?

Pick-Up Tips: 5 Steps to Making the First Move

Nicole Forrester | Posted 04.23.2012 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

I know approaching a person of interest may seem life threatening at times, but people are a lot friendlier than our imaginations allow us to believe. The sad thing is often too many guys and girls miss out! But this doesn't have to be the case!

Etiquette Tips for Your Hot Valentine's Date

Karen Cleveland | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Even the best of dates can awkward when the bill hits the table. Avoid a drawn-out exchange of "I'll get it," "No, I insist, I'll get it." If someone really wants to treat you, let them and graciously thank them. If the night is going well and you want to reciprocate, you could offer to carry on someplace else for dessert.

How to a Make Long-Distance Relationship Work

Nicole Forrester | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

An LDR should not be indefinite... This can and will be trouble eventually. It's best to know that the current situation is not permanent and there should be a goal in mind as to when the torture of the LDR will end and the two of you will be reunited in the same area code.

Speed Daters Find Love Among Dead Ends... Sometimes

Sofi Papamarko | Posted 03.07.2012 | Canada Living
Sofi Papamarko

Speed dating has never worked for me. The scads of men I've met have been unfailingly lovely, but as I tend to gravitate toward emotionally stunted weirdos, these stouthearted IT experts and bankers are not exactly my thing. (Therapy, anyone?) Happily, others have fared far better than I.

Is Your Dog Ruining Your Relationship?

Josey Vogels | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Living
Josey Vogels

Some people need time to warm up to a dog, and you should allow for a bonding period. However if your date is disrespectful to your commitment to your dog, i.e., encourages you to leave him or her alone overnight "because, she'll be ok, it's just one night, or a few more hours," I think this a bad sign.

The Art of Picking Up Women Gets a Female Touch

Peter Nowak | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada
Peter Nowak

Underneath their gimmicky techniques, pick up artists are still the same shallow and empty people they've always been. While some men figure out the rules of attraction themselves, others obviously need help.