• 6 Positive Effects Of Being In A Relationship

    February 17, 2015

    Sure, there are some great benefits to being in a relationship–an end to loneliness and access to a constant activity partner, for starters. But, relationships have also been show to benefit physical and mental health. Being in love and having an intimate connection with your partner does wonders for your mind and body: 1. Being in …Read More

  • Ask Joan: We just started dating. What do I get her for Valentine’s Day?

    February 13, 2015

    Hey Joan Actually, I just started dating this person—it’s still very fresh—and I know with Valentine’s Day coming up, some women have really high expectations. What do I do? I don’t want to come off too strong and I don’t want her to lose interest. –Milwaukee, WI When the relationship is new, Valentine’s Day can force some awkwardness, …Read More

  • 7 GIFs that prove we know EXACTLY how it feels to be single on Valentine’s Day

    February 13, 2015

    Everybody around you is in love and you’re alone in your apartment watching a ‘House Hunters’ marathon in your pajamas.  Get ready for an emotional roller-coaster of a day. Happy Valentine’s Day! Everybody around you is talking about their romantic nights out. And your newsfeed is filled with date pics that you’re forced to like. …Read More

  • Which Will Make Your Date Happier: Experiences or Gifts?

    February 13, 2015

    After ringing in the holidays, you might have exchanged many gifts with loved ones and friends. But what type of gift is most memorable: the present you received from your boyfriend, or the office party you attended together on the hotel rooftop? Studies show that when it comes to impressing dates with experiences or gifts, experiences …Read More

  • How To Avoid Awkward Silence On A Date

    February 12, 2015

    True story: Awkward silences are just a part of life. Unless you’re hanging out with your siblings or a friend that you’ve known since you were five years old, awkward silences are inevitable. But, when you’re on a first date, they can feel unbearable. Everything is rolling, conversation is awesome, then… you hit a lull. Please …Read More

  • Research Reveals Opposites Don’t Attract

    February 5, 2015

    According to a bunch of studies rounded up by the Atlantic the old dating adage that opposites attract isn’t actually true. A study of 291 couples found that there were more similarities than differences in almost all areas of their lives, including religion, politics, and values. Scientists have a word for this — “positive assortative …Read More

  • 6 Ways To Avoid Being Late For A Date

    January 30, 2015

    Not only does being late make for a bad first impression, but it can make you seem inconsiderate and, if enough time passes, rude. To make a better impression, here’s six ways to nip your late ways in the bud and not let a chance at love pass you by. Plan ahead. Think about what you have …Read More

  • The Best Colors To Wear On A Date

    January 29, 2015

    You may not realize it, but the colors you wear affect not just you, but the people around you, too. When we reach for an item of clothing from our closet we are setting ourselves up for a subconscious interpretation by others. In 1974, two researchers named Keith Jacobs and Frank Hustmyer found that the …Read More

  • Ask Joan: What’s the #1 Dating Tip for Men?

    January 28, 2015

    Dear Joan Actually, I know you write that dating column, but I don’t feel like reading all of them. So, can you just tell me the most important thing I should know? –Honolulu, HI Firstly, it’s in your best interest to read the columns. How else are you going to know what to do when …Read More

  • Congratulations to Nicole and Malachi from Darby, PA!

    January 26, 2015

    For Malachi from Darby, PA,  it was love at first sight. “It began like most love stories; beautiful and sweet. But, with one twist: I met my soul mate online. I was initially interested when I read her profile. Then, when I saw her profile picture, I was moved by her smile. As profound as …Read More