Canada Dating

5 Reasons First Playdates Are as Terrifying as First Dates

Tamara Schroeder | Posted 08.23.2015 | Canada Parents
Tamara Schroeder

There may not have been the stress of wondering about first kisses at the end, but I found I had to carefully navigate other potentially sensitive obstacles, like joking about Calliou being sent up to Netflix from the seventh circle of hell. In other words, I learned first play dates didn't differ all that much from first dates.

Are Apps Like Clover a Cure for the 'Dating Apocalypse'?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

I've gotten a lot of feedback for my recent post about the addictive quality of Tinder and today's hook-up culture. I wrote it in response to Nancy Jo...

A Good Meal Makes Women Feel More Romantic

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Living

Women's responses to romantic gestures are more enthusiastic if her stomach is feeling satisfied, according to a new study. Working with women who ...

The Addictive Quality of Tinder Is Bringing an End to Intimacy

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.16.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

People say that Tinder is addictive, and I can see why. It provides no joy, no closeness, no meaning. It's superficially stimulating and gives a false promise of fulfillment; just enough to compel the user to repeat the activity over and over again, in the hopes that eventually, they'll find what they're looking for.

Sex Advice for My Teenage Kid

Her Magazine | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

With Ontario's new sex education curriculum ready to go this September, there has been a lot of commentary around educating children and teens about sex and consent. All too often, we scare our kids about bad touch and inundate them with negative associations of sex.

The Real Reason Women Are Having Children Later

Erica Berman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Erica Berman

Instead of accusing women of prioritizing career over family, perhaps we should acknowledge that it is simply more challenging nowadays for many women to find a life partner during their fertile years. For that reason alone, I applaud companies for providing women with the opportunity to expand their control over their fertility.

How to Stay Happily Married

TamilCulture | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

My opinion on marriage is that it's like driving a car -- you wouldn't put someone in a car who doesn't have some kind of training. This training is essential so that you can safely navigate the roads. So why allow people to make a decision as important as marriage with no preparation?

6 Dating Tips From Around the World

Debra Macleod | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

how to break out of a dating rut? Well, one way is to take a look at the dating conventions and gender interactions that exist in other countries to see whether adding a little international flair to our domestic dating scene might help Cupid land that arrow. Check out the following six dating tips.

The Fear of Being Alone Has Ruined Modern Dating

Leah Morrigan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

Embittered by their experiences with rejection, a few men have made businesses out of their hate-on for women and encourage other men to channel their anger and treat women as non-humans; commodities to be consumed -- but without taking stock in themselves. Men may not consider the tricky social position women find themselves in: we're the targets of constant male attention, desire, and sometimes aggression. This puts us into a state of defensiveness (self-preservation) or what "pickup artist" Julian Blanc calls the "bitch sheild."

I Dated an Older Man - And Didn't Like It

The Purple Fig | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

I've always had a thing for older men. Whatever it was, unruly chest hair and crow lines did crazy things to me. I eventually dated an older man. He was 12 years my senior with chest hair, a stable job and his very own Manhattan apartment. After nearly four months together, we broke up. But our age difference wasn't to blame.

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Someone Flowers This Spring

Simone Katerine | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

Flowers are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add just a little bit of beauty and romance into our lives. Whether you're buying them for yourself or someone else, I'm of the school of thought that we should all send and receive more flowers in general.

Proof That Dating In Your 20s vs. 30s Is Not The Same

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Living

We all know a few things change when you go from 20s to your 30s. You start appreciating sleep, you can't stay out past midnight and you're more aware...

Couples Review Kooky Products Designed For Two

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living

Products for couples can be really cute. And then again, they can also be really creepy. In the Buzzfeed video above, we watch four couples review ...

Your Perfect Partner is Out There

Collette Gee | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

As hard as it may seem, being single isn't the worst thing in the world, and in fact means you get to date and hang out with cool new prospects. Even if you're an introvert or have had bad dating or relationship experiences in the past, dating gives you another opportunity to meet new people and have new experiences.

Are You a Cat or a Dog in Relationships?

Alana Hurov | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

After 20 years of dating and over 100 relationships later, I have created "The Milk and Bone Theory." Take a close look at the behaviour of cats and dogs, notice which qualities you share with both animals. You will most likely have commonalities with one more than the other. Here are five ways to tell if you are a cat or a dog in a relationships.

Why Does Violence Against Women Stay Hidden in This Day and Age?

Kids Help Phone | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Living
Kids Help Phone

Why, in a time when we have more information available to us than ever, when WHO member states have adopted "a historic" resolution to address violence against women and girls, and when consent is being introduced into school curricula in some Canadian provinces, does violence against women still remain largely hidden?

Spouse Poaching: Why Married People Are Sexy Targets

Debra Macleod | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Affairs are messy things and it is unlikely that the illusion of this relationship will lead to any kind of happy reality for you. Even if you do defy the odds and this person leaves his or her spouse for you, all you've accomplished is "winning" someone else's cheating husband or cheating wife.

7 Common Mistakes Couples Make On Valentine's Day

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Living
Jacqueline Whitmore

We don't see it much these days, but chivalry still matters, especially in the beginning stages of a relationship. It's always nice if a man opens the door for his date, offers his jacket on a chilly night, pulls out her chair, picks up the tab, and walks his date to the door and gives her a gentle kiss on the cheek (with no other expectations).

I Finally 'Get' Dating After Turning 30

Lauren Messervey | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

I have a secret weapon now. I have 30. It may have had a bad wrap in the past, but 30 has equipped me with the wisdom to spot these men from a mile away and tune them out. Another person's bad behaviour is never my fault and 30 has taught me that, preparing me to live like the glorious woman that I am.

Have Women Lost Their "Feminine Mystique?"

Debra Macleod | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

In my despairing opinion, too many of us have become a louder, dumbed-down, sexed-up, selfie-snapping, pouty-lipped, desperate shadow of our former selves. That's what men are seeing, and that's how they're treating us.

How To Master The Art Of Online Dating In 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Living

New Year's resolutions aren't just a myth. While some of us are resolving to exercise regularly or count calories, many are looking to start dating an...

Dating in 2015: Why Modest Will Be Hottest

Debra Macleod | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

As the number of sexually available women continued to grow, it became unnecessary for men to treat women with respect or affection. Why open her door? Why pay for her meal? Why bother to call? Why go through the trouble making her feel special? Why be faithful? Why make a commitment?

What Every Single Girl Needs to Know About Dating

Alana Hurov | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

over the years and through a lot of bad encounters and relationships, I adapted and went from sweet and innocent to sexy vixen with an edge. Now that I am in a happy and committed relationship, I have some valuable advice for all of those single girls out there. I wish I had this kind of wisdom when I was on the hunt for my Prince.

How to Maintain Your Sense of Self While You're Part of a Couple

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

There's a lot of talk in the media lately about "conscious uncoupling" but what about conscious coupling? How can you be a couple and still maintain your sense of self? What should you do and what should you look for when coupling up?

Why It's

University of Toronto News | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

A guy who you think is attractive but who has some unsuitable personality traits comes up and asks you out. You say yes, even though what you really meant to say was no. "Why did I do that?" you wonder. According to new research from the University of Toronto and Yale University, rejecting unsuitable romantic partners is easy in hypothetical situations, but not so when considering a face-to-face proposition.