When I decided I was ready to seriously date as a single mom, I came up with a laundry list of dating rules for myself. It was uncharted territory for me, and frankly pretty scary. In my mind I was dating for two now – not just one. If I wanted to make sure the next man I fell for would be a good role model for my son, I had to be a hell of a lot pickier.
Dating in my 20s was about hooking up, while starting to date again in my 30s was about settling down. I’d worked hard to build a stable life for my son and myself after becoming a single mom, and I wanted to be extremely cautious about the men I let into it. Read more
March 20 - April 18
You want to help, but don’t. Your habit of flying to the rescue encourages helplessness. A loved one needs to pull his own fat out of the fire.
April 19 - May 19
Don’t be paranoid. Suspicion undermines your efforts whereas confidence in others supports them.
I think I'm having trouble finding the right guy because I rush into relationships. I also feel like my emotions are a bit extreme when it comes to dating. I either love someone with everything I've got or I don't care about them at all. Any advice on how to calm down these emotional mood swings?
Birthdate: October 25
It’s a Friday night, you’ve met someone you have great chemistry with, that shares common interests and relationship goals with you, and you’ve got yourself a date! Sounds great, right?
Even with all of these dating puzzle pieces in place, it is still very possible to make such a bad impression on date number one that any chance of a second date flies right out the window.
So that this doesn’t happen to you, here are 10 first date deal breakers
that you should avoid at all costs if you want to get to date number two. Read more