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There are some things I would love to go back and tell my younger self.
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"Always a bridesmaid and never a bride, hey?" I was on the receiving end of that a couple times. Despite being in law school, despite having lots of friends, despite having travelled and by all accounts being pretty damn happy with life, the insinuation was that I wasn't successful because I wasn't married.
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As a single woman living in an increasingly pricey city, buying used is a great way to get like-new items at a fraction of the cost. However, the used economy still presents an element of risk. I've definitely encountered my share of creepy situations in the past. (Case and point: the strange man I interacted with on Craigslist who seemed more interested in "getting to know me" than purchasing my old couch.) No sale is worth compromising your personal safety. Here's a few safety tips to follow when buying and selling online.
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Valentine's Day is around the corner. You may be searching for love, falling in love, making sweet love, or sick of love. Like it or hate it, single or coupled, February 14 can be hard to ignore. Whatever camp you're in, recent studies on those in relationships and those who are single have discovered some interesting answers to questions you may be wondering about.
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I think Carrie Bradshaw said it best: "Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty sexy and you're taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you w...
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With advances in singledom such as Tinder, being single has never been more entertaining. I've decided to not waste the pretty and to fully enjoy being young, single and mostly free of societal and hormonal pressures. Still, I haven't quite decided if I'm part the solution or the problem.
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After a lot of self-work and love, I dropped the crap and chose to love myself, every wrinkle, every imperfection inside and out. This form of self-love is what we could be spreading, as opposed to fear of aging and the fear of ending up alone. We were born alone, and we will die alone, whether or not you have a husband and kids, this is true for all of us.
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We firmly believe it's possible to find love again after experiencing a major heartbreak, but be forewarned: "possible" doesn't mean "easy." The first obstacle to surmount is fear. This is the most critical roadblock to moving forward and finding love again. Fear is often so dominant that it can crush any new budding relationship before it takes bloom.
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When I hit 30, I noticed my social media fill with announcements of engagements, weddings, new homes, new pregnancies, thriving careers and growing families. I began to contemplate the state of my life over the past few years and even jumped on the bandwagon for a time. There is something wrong with me; I am not living how I should be, doing what I should be, and feeling like I should be.
If you have had one or more serious breakups, your journey to finding your perfect mate will likely require a serious shift. We call this a shift to a "no compromises, no settlements mindset." It incorporates several elements, but we will zero-in on a specific one: your personal "laws."
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I can't imagine I am the only woman over 50, not married or in a serious relationship, that has been told by some well meaning friend that It would be so good for me to find someone. Find someone? Is there a specific spot I should look? Is there a lost and found pile I can dig through to see if someone in there belongs to me?
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Last weekend, I ran the Nike Toronto Women's 15k on the Island and had the good fortune of having two girlfriends come out to support me. They jumped in a cab at 6:15 a.m., waited in line for a ferry, getting to the island three hours before my race time and watched me in the pouring rain.
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As a single, I am going to have fun on Valentine's Day by going out and celebrating the day on my own. Visiting with friends and family, and perhaps getting a little pampered on this special day. If you're in a relationship and would like some tips on how to make your Valentine's day special, here you go.
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A travel agency in Kyoto has created a two-day wedding package for all the single ladies that includes a trip to a wedding dress boutique, a photographer, and even a Japanese gentleman who will play t...
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The holiday season is full of interpersonal booby traps, especially when the worlds of work, family or old friends collide. Yet, even though most of us know which topics to stay away from, some people...
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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?
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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.
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When the team at Notable.ca recently found themselves at brunch with a group of single young professionals (YPs) -- yes, both ladies and gents -- we thought we'd take the chance to discuss (what else)...
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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) in our big, yet ever-so-small cities. It seems no...
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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.
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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.
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Married or coupled up individuals often think nothing of asking single women personal questions, offering them unsolicited advice or commenting on their lives, and often without any consideration for...
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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.
You can imagine how a single person feels during the season of togetherness, but do you know what really through their heads? According to a recent survey by online dating site Plenty of Fish, single...
I continue to be quite content to travel on my own to a town a few hours away or on a long flight around the world. It is always invigorating for me to venture out solo. Now instead of others being shocked by my willingness to travel on my own, there is a look of sympathy when I share with them that I will be going on vacation by myself. I can imagine the thoughts running through their head, "Why would a woman in her early 40s be traveling on her own? Is she newly divorced? She must be lonely."
You're a wife and mother to a four-year-old with another baby on the way. I, on the other hand, am still single, trying to figure out my next career move and wondering if I'll ever find a husband or have kids. I know we've always called ourselves "best friends," but lately I've been wondering if we're living up to the title.
So f*$k online dating. Don't spend another second milling about your flat, fiddling with your profile picture. Instead, get out of your comfort zone and meet some new people. This could mean sitting at a bar on your own or travelling across town to a new watering hole. Ditch your regular routine, smile at strangers and make eye contact. Engage with living and breathing human beings!
We live in a fast-paced world, so who doesn't love a good shortcut? Especially if it helps you find true love. If you're a woman reading this, by extension the most important thing to you in life, is love. So please, take these 5 shortcuts to heart. Embody them. Live them every single day.
Did you know that it takes just one-tenth of a second to make a first impression? It's true. So that just goes to show: Making a good first impression is super important, because you only really get one crack at it. To help you make all of your first impressions at KarMingle events first class, we've prepared a top five list of things you can do:
Incredibly, there are no statistics on this. And yet women hear about this topic all the time -- and not just from their mothers. It's an anthem playing throughout our modern culture, along with all those girl empowerment, Beyonce-style pop songs. So HuffPost put the topic to two young single men, active on the dating frontier. In our latest "Change My Mind" debate, you the reader get to decide on the loser. Just be kind. Reject him nicely.
Which parts of my book were THAT "uncomfortable" for them? Was it when I received a phone call in the middle of the night from my husband's mistress? Was it my sexual curiosity -- perhaps the fact that I learned to G-spot orgasm with a man I casually dated, or that I once attended a sex club?