What is wife material?

8:09 am Apr. 13, 2015

A friend of mine was told that in order to be wife material, she probably should not be out every weekend.  Apparently, single women who go out too much can send the wrong message?  I suppose the idea is that you have to actually show that you are ready to settle down.

I don’t ever hear about men being told this, though.  Are men expected to show they are husband material?

Would you pick love or career?

8:10 am Apr. 8, 2015

What would you do if you got an amazing job offer in another city/country at the same time your relationship became exclusive? One of our readers had to face a decision: stay and give the new relationship a chance of survival or take the career opportunity?

I think if I had to decide this when I was younger, I would probably have picked the relationship.  Now that I’m older and Uh

Dating: Break up disclosure?

5:00 am Apr. 6, 2015

I know a couple who decided to take a break from their exclusive relationship.  The break only lasted 6 months but they dated other people. The guy hooked up with multliple women, including his ex-wife.  When the couple got back together, the girlfriend said she definitely did not want to know about his six months of freedom.  I was surprised because women usually want to know those kinds of things.

Keeping it sexy 

8:18 am Mar. 27, 2015

Sean doesn’t know how to ask his girlfriend about why she has let herself go.  It is an awkward conversation that has the potential to really go off the rails.  When they first started seeing each other she would work out with him all the time.  Now she let her gym membership go and stopped running every week.  He thinks this is only the beginning because she doesn’t dress sexy

Ready to settle down?

7:18 am Mar. 25, 2015

When Mike met his girlfriend he wasn’t looking for a serious relationship.  Now that they have been together a year, he thinks she is the one.  He is happy with the relationship, he just doesn’t know if he is ready to settle down and get married.  What makes someone realize they are ready to settle down?

After you have played the field for a long time, do you think it is

Everyone has baggage

7:40 am Mar. 23, 2015

My friend Greg is a stickler for dating without drama. The first sign of drama and he tends to jump ship.  He had one bad experience with a drama queen once so he is extra cautious not to relive that ordeal.  I think he is a little too cautious, though.  Just because people show some emotion or deals with a crisis doesn’t mean  they have drama.

We all come with a

What is your privacy policy?

7:17 am Mar. 18, 2015

It usually takes time to feel comfortable with sharing personal details with people you date.  I can understand wanting to wait to disclose the heavy stuff.  How long do you wait, though?  I know a friend who found a lot of information about her husband after they were engaged or married.  He said while they were dating, it was basically “need to know” and so he kept things to himself.

I’m

Do you think romance is dead?

7:36 am Mar. 13, 2015

I know some people who think that their partner is romantically challenged.  I’ve also met single people who say that a romantic date or gesture is a foreign concept.  Perhaps romance could use better PR

Have you failed the support test?

9:03 am Feb. 26, 2015

When you are in a relationship, it is only a matter of time before your relationship will be tested in different ways.  One of these tests is the “how do you handle intense situations” tests.  When things get tough, do you get going?  Do you step up and help thorough the crisis?  It begins to show how close you two are and how well you know one another.  

A friend

Should you live together first?

7:53 am Feb. 23, 2015

I know quite a few couples who decided that living together was the next logical step for them. I believe it will lead to marriage for some of them. I think it could be the beginning of the end for at least two of them. How do you know if living together is the right move for your relationship?

The times I’ve seen living together lead to marriage,