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friends with benefits rules for guys

Non-monogamous relationships have never before been so mainstream. Surely you or someone you know has engaged in an open, polygamous, monogamish, or one of the many other forms of non-monogamous relationships. While these non-conforming relationships abound, there is one dynamic that is more popular than the rest, friends with benefits.

Despite up to 60% of college students having been in a friends with benefits relationship at one point, people still struggle to get the … Keep Reading

second date tips for men

So she’s accepted your invitation for a second date, cheers! But don’t get cocky too soon. This nascent relationship is still a fragile one, one that deserves careful planning. If you’re already infatuated with the woman you’re seeing and want to shift romantic gears, there are a few second date tips you should keep in mind. With these tips informing your next moves you’ll be more than mentally prepared to turn those embers into a … Keep Reading

don't settle for less

How many people do you know who, from your perspective, “settled” in their relationship or marriage? I know that I can name quite a few. Unfortunately, it’s a common occurrence in our society.

Isn’t that strange? I mean, we all want to find that “ perfect consummate love,” but if that’s what we’re in search for, then why do so many people settle on someone who doesn’t fulfill their dreams?

There are many reasons, which … Keep Reading

attachment theory and styles

Have you ever wondered why some women are attracted to the “bad boy?” And where the phrase “nice guys always finish last” came from?

You might just think that women are attracted to guys with muscles, on motorcycles who are independent and tough. While that might be true of some women, not all feel that way.

Actually, this phenomenon is way more complex than an attraction to the “bad boy” or the automatic rejection of … Keep Reading

How to Change Your Nice Guy Image

Are you looking to change your nice guy image without being a jerk? You’ve come to the right place.

I talk to a lot of guys who feel hampered by their perpetual image as a “nice guy.” And when you subscribe to the old adage about how “nice guys finish last,” the dating world can seem extremely daunting. I’ve even known some guys who tried to act like jerks in hopes that they would attract … Keep Reading

how to not freeze up when talking to a girl

Throughout my tenure as a dating coach, there is one query that tends to come up over and over again — how to not freeze up on a date. Whether you’re outgoing or shy, attraction proves to be a powerful foil when it comes to conversation.

If you go on a date with a woman you really like, you may find yourself at a loss for words. Moreover, your attraction can provoke physical … Keep Reading

how to get back into dating after a long relationship

Are you wondering how to get back into dating after a long relationship?

Reentering the dating world can feel extremely intimidating after a long relationship. After becoming extremely comfortable with one person for a long time, you may have even forgotten what it’s like to go on a first date.

But trying to get back into dating doesn’t have to feel equivalent to booking an appointment for a root canal. Take a look below … Keep Reading

giving up on dating

If you’ve been thinking of giving up on dating, you’re not alone. When your experience in the romantic world elicits stress rather than excitement, it gets exhausting. Why continually put yourself out there when all of your efforts prove to be a dead end?

I get it. Years ago, I found myself single for the first time in quite a while. After going from a monogamous relationship to monogamous relationship, I had reached an impasse … Keep Reading