The Red Flag Essays: Too Many Friends, Too Many Problems
Listen up, Ladies! It's hard to make friends, especially when you're older. A teacher I had in high school once told me that people really only have one or two real friends their entire lives. At the time, I found that hard to believe, and still don't completely buy into such a small number of people, but I'm starting to get it. People who are tru...
There is cheering news for those who feel alone in their suffering; People routinely overestimate others' happiness. In studies by psychology researchers at Stanford University, survey respondents underestimated the darker feelings of other participants, including close friends, and they overestimated the likelihood that others had recently had pos...
Dating & Science: Guessing Games
There’s an upside to suffering from pre-party jitters: You may end up recalling more of your fellow guest’s names. In a study from Ohio State University at Columbus, volunteers scored better on memory tests when they were stressed, possibly because the surge in the hormone noradrenaline enhances the brain’s ability to encode information. Embr...
Pub Love (or the lack, thereof)
Listen, I love going out to the bar scene and talking to girls. I know girls who love to talk to guys at their local pubs. I know homosexual men and women who do, as well. The bottom line is that picking people up in bars is a blast. But how far should this go? Are bars for a one night stand or the beginning of domestic bliss? In my vast experience...
Top 5: Places To Meet A Potential Sweetheart
It is hard enough to meet somebody and start a relationship. Issues of class, race, interests, finances and more often present themselves as obstacles tedious enough to be legitimately dubbed "emotional landmines." I don't want to focus on any of those right now; it may take more than a list to deal with them. I want to talk about the concern that ...
Picking Up At A Party
Parties are great places to meet potential mates. Unfortunately, they're also great places to make poor decisions that can prevent that very thing from happening. Host and dating expert Andrea Syrtash goes over advice on what you should and shouldn't do at a social gathering in this week's episode of On Dating.
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