Canada Dating

How To Be Thirty, Single and Happy

Dain Wallis | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

If you look around the Internet you'll find that most advice for the 30-something crowd centres around how to find your future mate. Why nobody is talking about how enjoyable and acceptable it is to be happy, in lieu of a partner, is beyond me. I must have missed the memo when being 30 and single was declared an alternative lifestyle.

When Serial Dating Becomes a Full Time Job

Erin Wotherspoon | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Living
Erin Wotherspoon

Some of us were born to be rocket scientists, others Olympic athletes. Me? Well I was born to serial date. And there's absolutely nothing I can do to change that. It's completely out of my control. Poor me.

Why Being Single Is Harder Than Ever

Notable.ca | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

If you didn't lock down a life partner around 2007, you've probably experienced how laughably difficult dating is for single young professionals (YPs)...

The Connection I Didn't Expect to Make Through Tinder

Dana Marie Krook | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Living
Dana Marie Krook

Can a dating app produce a real, quality, long-lasting connection? For some, maybe. For those who are slow to trust, like me, it was less than ideal for a love-life happy ending. I did make a real connection -- just not the one I expected.

8 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Season To Fall In Love

Notable.ca | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

Earlier this summer, Notable.ca brought you some pretty sweet reasons to have a summer fling. Well, we hope that fling has sizzled or it's is about t...

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.

11 Things You Should Know About Blind Dating (Before You Do It)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Living

By now, you've heard all the horror stories about blind dating: Your date will end being way older than you, they're former convicts, or worse, you'll...

Dating With Digestive Issues, Food Allergies and Intolerances

Sondi Bruner | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Living
Sondi Bruner

While not a requirement, first dates often involve activities like eating at restaurants and going out for drinks. When you've got food allergies or intolerances, a digestive disorder, or simply like to eat clean, many restaurants become a minefield of potential dangers and embarrassing moments.

For Shark Week, Here Are 8 Ways to Not Get Bitten in Love

Debra Macleod | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

If you're currently dating, do yourself a favour. Keep your eyes on the water's surface and, if anything with big teeth jumps out at you, protect yourself. Even when you're in the earliest stages of dating, it is possible to catch glimpses of deal breaker behaviour. Here are eight to watch out for.

17 Rules For Friends With Benefits

Carlen Costa | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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.

10 First Summer Date Ideas That Don't Suck

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Living

We all know the first impression is everything when it comes to dating, but if you're looking for a way to really keep your date both entertained and ...

Why I Wish I Was Needier

The Purple Fig | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

Yes, that's right: I wish sometimes that I was needier. In recent months, I've come to a very blunt awareness about just how independent I had become in my four years as a single person. Moreover, I can reflect today and acknowledge just how much society places value on that independence. Is our system flawed.

Summer Dating Trends: What's Hot & What's Not

Simone Katerine | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

We live in a world that is obsessed with binary terms -- especially when it comes to dating and our love lives. To get a reading on what dating trends are hot for this summer (and what is most definitely not) I've consulted with Canadian Master Matchmaker Krystal Walter.

So You Went Out With a Man and Never Heard From Him Again?

Collette Gee | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

For six long weeks you've wished and prayed for a sign or just a word from this guy. And on a sunny Sunday afternoon, your cell phone rings, and as you reach down to retrieve your cell from your designer bag, you see it. A text message from him that simply reads: "Hello." You sit there quietly, pondering what you should do.

Top Five Tips For Manifesting Your Dream Life

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

In the early 2000s I started to read about the Dalai Lama. It was a revelation to view the world through the eyes of compassion. Venturing to the grocery store, driving in traffic, all became a practice of kindness. Then after I became comfortable with the concepts of Buddhism. I embarked on yoga. This extended my mindfulness. Now I continue to bring these concepts together and combine them with visualization.

Advice for 50-Something Women Looking to Date

Trina Read | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Living
Trina Read

The biggest challenge for the over 50 group is that many have been in long-term relationships and haven't dated for years; they need to learn how to date all over again. It's a terrifying prospect for them to get naked and intimate with someone new.

Five Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Casual Sex

Simone Katerine | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

Although I hope sex ed class has changed a lot since I was a teen in the mid-90s, I'm not holding my breath. From learning how to be comfortable in my own skin to dealing with those messy things called "feelings," here are a few things I really wish someone had told me about casual sex.

Cheating Made Me a Different Person From the Very First Kiss

The Purple Fig | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

It can be really easy to live with a secret. Three and a half years ago I was living in Toronto's East end, long time boyfriend and cat at home. It wasn't long before I met someone who did more than wolf-whistle out a car window. One night a few of us went out dancing. Mid-twist he kissed me and all my senses were on fire. But innocent walks turned into conversations tinged with sexual innuendo. Alleyway makeout sessions, then sex -- anywhere we could. I found myself turning into this seemingly new person. People who have never cheated ask how you can do it mentally, emotionally. It's different for everyone. But what they don't understand is that it gets to the point where recklessness overpowers all logic and all sense of "right."

10 Things I've Learned About Love From 'How I Met Your Mother'

Simone Katerine | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada TV
Simone Katerine

It's no secret that I love How I Met Your Mother -- in fact, rarely a day has gone by over the past nine years when I haven't quoted or referred to the show in conversation. There's just so much about life, love and friendship that HIMYM just gets. So, before we say goodbye, here are a few of my favourite lessons about life and love from Ted, Robin, Lily, Marshall, Barney and the gang.

The Journey to Love Begins Within

Collette Gee | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

Many times we come into a relationship expecting others to create our happiness, and many times we end up being disappointed. Why? Because it's not someone else's job to make us happy. Happiness begins within. If you want and desire love, you have to begin by first emitting love, and that journey begins within.

Hurry Hard! Top 12 Reasons To Date Men Who Are Curlers

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

#4. They don't think skipping is effeminate.

The Year of Fun: The Science to Being Single

Megan Fielding | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Megan Fielding

Expressing my recent distaste for being single, my friend shared her secret to healing the wounds of a long-term relationship that ended. After months of feeling down, she decided to pick herself up and embark on what she branded, "The year of fun." The formula breaks down into a simple equation: open-minded attitude + thirst for adventure = year of fun.

4 Valentine's Day Ideas That Won't Make You Cringe

Karen Cleveland | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

If you haven't been hit over the head with onslaught of bad chocolate and tacky lingerie, count yourself lucky. Then, come on out from the rock that you've been living under, and concede that Valentine's Day is here. But your honey might not give a hoot about how commercial or stupid you think February 14 is -- they might still be hoping you do something, anything, to mark the occasion.

Why Men and Women "Settle for Less" in Relationships

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Ever wondered why your otherwise brilliant friends always seem to partner up with less-than-ideal mates? A new University of Toronto study could help explain why. One surprising finding was that those who feared being single seemed to recognize that they were making poor decisions about who to date.

Don't Live With Your Boyfriend if You Want to Get Married

Debra Macleod | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Over the past decade or so, I've found there are a few common pitfalls that women who want to get married inadvertently fall into, and which decrease their chances of getting married while they're still young enough to walk down the aisle without stopping for breath. One of these pitfalls is living together before marriage.