4 Dating Mistakes You Could Be Making (And What To Do With Them)

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Whether you are dating in hopes of finding your first love or are back in the game after healing from a breakup or divorce, dating is a whole world of its own. There are unspoken rules and plenty of personalities in the mix that make the waters less than clear for all of the players involved.

Dating has changed a lot in recent years with…

Will this ‘slow’ dating app work in the era of fast-swipe dating?

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Speed is of the essence in our modern age of fast-swipe online dating. So much so that the process of swiping, matching, and chatting can feel like a race to to that great (or not so great, depending) finish line we call a date.

But a brand new dating app wants people to take things slow — real slow, in fact — using the ancient art of conversation to seduce matches. It’s pretty groundbreaking stuff for those getting by with the odd “DTF?” message on Tinder.

Appetence, which is free to download on iOS from the iTunes store and claims to be the world’s first “slow dating” app, forces users to talk to each other before they can see each other’s profile pictures.

How so? Upon downloading the app, users are asked to select a bunch of their interests and tastes relating to music, gastronomy, movies, TV, books, and even pets. The app’s “slow matchmaking” algorithm then shows you compatible profiles based on your interests and search settings.

Unlike Tinder, Bumble, and basically every other dating app out there, the…

10 Comics You’ll Relate To If You Think Dating Today Is Total B.S.

If your relationship status is “single and at this point, I think I’ll just stay that way,” you’ll appreciate Marcella Stranieri’s comics.

On her Instagram account Marcella Draws, the 24-year-old shares doodles that detail common dating struggles, from the stupid texting rules we follow:

To dating guys who judge your look when they’re dressed like Mark Zuckerberg:

Or just developing…

Single Americans Spend About $1596 on Dating Every Year

Love may be free, but the pursuit of it certainly isn’t, according to a recent survey conducted by dating website As Lifehacker reports, single people spend about $1596 on dating every year, splurging on recreational activities, food/drink, personal grooming, and matchmaking tools and services.

This insight comes from Match’s seventh annual Singles in America study, which looked at the romantic habits and attitudes of over 5500 unmarried individuals around the nation [PDF]. Key takeaways include the role of internet dating in modern romance (40 percent of singles have dated someone they met online, while 53 percent have made a dating profile); tech etiquette “dos” and “don’ts” (do keep phone activity to a minimum during a date; don’t over-share on social media); and, as we mentioned before, the financial cost of attracting a partner.

At the end of the day, survey participants shelled out about $80 per date for about 20 dates per year, according to…

7 Ways To Tell That You’ve Gone From Dating To A Relationship

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Anybody who has dated and experienced being in a relationship will know how complex the process can get. The longer you continue to see each other, the more dynamic the feelings become.

If you are still in the dark, here are 7 of the most obvious ways to tell if you’ve gone from dating to entering a relationship.

Nightlife Goes From Club To Couch

Before, you used to spend most Saturday nights dating people at a bar, cinema, or restaurant. Now that you’re in an actual relationship, it will no longer matter where you are dating. As long as you’re with your loved one, you’ll be happy.

They Don’t Consume Your Every Thought

Once you’ve already gotten over the infatuation stage and realized that you and your partner are in it for the long haul, you’re less likely to think about him all the time. This, however, doesn’t mean that you’re bad. It’s just your brain showing how settled you are.

Arguments Aren’t Disastrous

In the delicate dating stage, one or two arguments can often…