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Finding Mr. or Mrs. Right... or left

08/03/16

Cory Hepola, KARE

The dating scene is always difficult to navigate, but a highly-charged election season makes it even more so.

Rule #32: Don't talk politics on a first date.

This may seem like common knowledge, but - if you like someone - when should you start talking politics if it's really important to you? "So, on a first date you don't want to talk religion, past relationships, or anything about politics. It's too personal. People feel really confronted. They feel like you're being a little aggressive. You need to keep that for a fourth, fifth, or sixth date," says Stephanie Kluver, a matchmaker with "It's Just Lunch."

But, what happens if you fall for someone who lines up ideologically opposed to you?

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How to get a boyfriend: 9 dating tips from relationship experts

05/24/16

By Gina Vivinetto

Looking for Mr. Right? Meeting guys has never been easier thanks to dating sites like Match.com, and phone apps like Tinder. But going from "swiping right" to love? That's trickier, says Tina B. Tessina, PhD, aka Dr. Romance. "Sites like Tinder are based on looks, and there's enormous competition," says Tessina, a psychotherapist and author of "Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences." And, online dating's endless pool of possibilities has some daters going from hook-up to hook-up without ever finding commitment.

Still, plenty of guys are looking for love, too. We asked three relationship experts to share their best dating tips. Here's their advice.

1. Be cautious about online sharing.

Men form opinions of you based on what you show them, says Sarah Patt, matchmaker and dating expert for It's Just Lunch Houston. What you share online "reflects who you are and may cause your future date to think of you in a certain way, or pre-judge without the full picture."

Avoid rants about exes, scandalous photos, or any other content that could scare a great guy away.

7 Surprising Ways to Date Smarter This Year

01/21/16

By Lindsay Tigar

I’ve spent the majority of my 20s single. Though I’ve never had a lack of option, opportunity, or dates, I often struggle with meeting someone I'd want a relationship with. There always seems to be something that doesn’t match, a timing that doesn’t pan out, a deal breaker that keep us apart, or countless other things that keep a relationship from really getting off the ground.

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Love Essentially: 7 Tips to turn a first date into many, many more

09/04/15

By Jackie Pilossoph

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting across the table from someone who you think is close to perfect. Smiling from ear to ear, you sip wine and barely eat as you gaze into his or her beautiful eyes, unable to believe that after countless awful dates, you actually met someone who stopped your world.

I’m describing a really, really great first date. Unfortunately, no one gets too many of those, as lots of first dates end in disappointment, irritation, and nightmare stories you end up sharing with your friends. So, how can you turn a first date into many, many more?

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How to Deal With an Office Romance

02/17/15

By Megan Broussard

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and you’ve probably got love on the brain. If you’re currently crushing on, seeing, secretly dating, or hooking up with someone in the office, you’re probably wondering if you’ve gone mental with all of the questions swirling around in your mind.

Am I putting my job at risk? Is this girl or guy worth the constant morning distraction and pressure to find something perfect to wear each day? How do other people handle matters of the heart at work? Does this relationship even have a chance to work? What if it backfires?

Whoa, ok, take a deep breath. I’ve been there, and I know exactly how stressed you must feel. But, it’s sort of exciting right? Sure there’s a chance it may not work out, but you’ll never know if you don’t try. Once you know for sure that your company doesn’t have a fraternizing policy, then you’ll want to do your best to pursue your feelings in the right way. Here are tips, real life stories, and stats to help you figure out your next course of action.

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