May 28, 2024 Magazine \ Dating & Relationships
10 Dating Tips I REALLY Wish I'd Followed While I Was Single
Let us save you some time, energy and heartache. You can thank us later.
Posted on 08 Aug 2015 Read More

How Do You Keep Your New Guy Interested?
When you first start dating a new guy, you are discovering all sorts of things about each other which make it an exciting time. But what happens after that initial getting to know each other stage is over, how do you keep your new guy interested?
Posted on 08 Aug 2015 Read More

Women's safety on dating sites
Online dating doesn't have to a be a scary experience. Many people have successfully found relationship partners through the Internet, and you can too, if you know how to set up a profile that guards your safety, and take precautions when meeting potential suitors.
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 Read More

Love Knows No Gender Difference
A small new study suggests, however, that men are just as likely as women to be openly affectionate. The study, which also identified some differences between the sexes, was published recently in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Posted on 01 Aug 2012 Read More

How to Figure Out If He's Lying
So you met this totally cute guy on He has great arms and a cool job, reasonably braggy pictures and a decent head of hair. One question: is he a total liar? Now there's a way to tell.
Posted on 18 Feb 2012 Read More

Why Date Night is so Important
Between putting in long hours at work and catching up with friends, it can be hard to find solid quality time with your guy. But keep this in mind next time you're tempted to do a double-date to squeeze in everyone at once instead of going solo with your man: New research has found that couples who spend a good chunk time alone together once a week are three times more likely to say that they're "very happy" in their relationship.
Posted on 18 Feb 2012 Read More

Finding Dates At Parties
When you’re a single looking to mingle, parties are golden opportunities: After all, where else can you find such a concentrated cluster of people looking to meet new people and have a good time? But if you tend to get tongue-tied or stuck in the corner talking to friends rather than scoping out fresh dating prospects, try some of these tricks below to expand your romantic opportunities — you’ll be swapping phone numbers in no time.
Posted on 12 Nov 2011 Read More

Dating Advice For Shy Singles
Confident types share tips on how to emerge from your shell and get attention from the opposite sex.
Posted on 22 Oct 2011 Read More

Why Guys Don't Bother To Call Back
It’s the number-one question women have about dating. Does this scenario sound familiar? You have a great time with Mr. First Date. Not a so-so, marginal, you-can-sort-of-understand-why-it-didn’t work-out time. No, this was clearly fun that was had by all.

He says he’ll call you, but when the phone doesn’t ring, you think, “OK, maybe it’s too soon to hear from him.” One week later without a text, tweet, email, or call, and you wonder what you did wrong. Why did he disappear after the date that apparently only you thought was great?
Posted on 04 Sep 2011 Read More

Breaking Up is Hard to Do? Not Really
If you’re considering calling it quits with your significant other, but haven’t had the guts to do it, we’re here to help. We asked Dr. Carmela Pérez, PhD, a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City, for tips on how to break up gracefully.
Posted on 28 Aug 2011 Read More

Easy Ways to Avoid Giving Out Your Number
The other night I was talking with friends about how awkward it is to meet people at bars. The women in the conversation were sharing their frustration with the whole "getting the number" process. They feel they have to give their number out to be friendly (and to get a guy to go away if he's hitting on her). But some guys make it tough for girls to be nice.
Posted on 05 Aug 2011 Read More

Jordin Rides the LOVE SEAT - Week 1
LOVE SEAT Week 1 - Jordin
Congratulations to Jordin for winning her chance to ride the LOVE SEAT sponsored by The Omaha Storm Chasers, Lit Lounge and Tapas, The Reader, Omaha Media Group, and Jordin was featured during after the 2nd inning and received quite the response. Enjoy your night out on the town on us!
Posted on 24 May 2011 Read More

During Thirsty Thursdays this summer one lucky member will get to watch and be be featured during a Thursday night Storm Chasers baseball game! The selected member will be featured to other singles at the ballpark throughout the game and if the member finds a date, or a date finds the member by the end of the game they will win dinner and drinks at LIT as well as a complete prize package from our other selected sponsors.
Posted on 18 Apr 2011 Read More

5 Signs She's Into You
You and a pretty redhead are tucked away in a corner table at that impossible-to-get-into new French bistro. And lo and behold, you notice she’s laughing at your jokes, twirling her hair, and giving other crystal-clear signs she’s into you. Or is she? Problem is, it can be hard to tell sometimes whether a woman is truly interested or just going through the motions. But luckily, there are plenty of ways to tell the difference. The signs below are the real deal.
Posted on 26 Feb 2011 Read More

8 Things To Know Before Jumping Into An Office Romance
These days, those of us working at an office are there so much, it's likely we'll develop a crush on a coworker. While falling in love feels great, concealing your relationship or wrestling with the "should I or shouldn't I profess?" question can put a damper on the process.
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 Read More

Would You Go Out With Someone You're Not Attracted To?
Attraction. The rationale behind this complex emotion sits somewhere in the jumbled tangle of science, habit and the unexplainable “it” factor that makes two people click. But, like love at first sight, it isn’t always instantaneous.
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 Read More

Top 10 Things NOT to Do on Valentine's Day
Yes Valentine's Day is technically another Hallmark Holiday, and another excuse to break the bank. However, Valentine's day is a special day to so many, and the one day of the year set aside to allow us to really show how much we love and cherish our significant other. If you are single, Valentine's Day should be the day you treat yourself and really focus on self love and confidence. When we think of Valentine's Day, we think of all the things we should do, or what we want our significant other to do for us. Dinner, chocolates, roses, candlelight dinners, the list goes on. However, for some, it is important to know what NOT to do on Valentine's Day. Some things can spoil this special day, or even put a damper on the relationship. Here's a guide of a few things to avoid at all cost on Valentine's Day to ensure a special and romantic Valentine's Day.
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 Read More

5 Reasons to Get (or Stay) Married This Year
You probably already know that married people on the whole are healthier, wealthier and have more satisfying sex lives than singletons or divorced people. You also already know that, absent some serious conflict, your kids would probably prefer it if you stuck together. And even if you were to split, whoever you married next would probably have equally annoying habits as your current spouse. So herewith, five reasons to get or stay married you probably haven't heard of.
Posted on 09 Jan 2011 Read More

What he really means...
Do you understand “guy-talk?” Can you comprehend all the subtle — and not-so-subtle — nuances of his secret language? If you’re a woman, chances are the answer is: sort of, kind of, er, not really. “Men don’t always say what they mean,” says Scott Haltzman, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University and author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men.
Posted on 01 Aug 2010 Read More

Master This Habit to Keep Your Relationships Healthy
Conventional relationship wisdom says that being supportive during times of loss and sadness is a good way to strengthen a relationship bond, right? It turns out, however, that celebrating good news with each other may mean even more. Researchers who studied couples’ interactions say that the happiest pairs are those who respond positively to their partners' successes.
Posted on 05 Jun 2010 Read More

10 Reasons Guys Aren't Approaching You
Recently, at a wedding, I witnessed a dance floor scene with a friend who is an ecologist. In the middle of this dance floor, a girl approached a guy in a pretty provocative way, all the while looking him in the eye.
Posted on 01 May 2010 Read More

5 Habits of the Happiest Couples I Know
I'm taking a cue from Shine staffer Sarah McColl's post, "Five Habits of Happy People Even the Biggest Grump Can Borrow." When I looked at her tips and applied them to marriage, they seemed to ring pretty true. I thought I'd share some with you so you'll be inspired also. Or not. I'm sure you'll let me know.
Posted on 21 Mar 2010 Read More

4 Secrets to a Spectacular Relationship
Peek into the lives of happy couples and find out how these four love moves will bring you closer than ever.
Posted on 28 Nov 2009 Read More

11 Reasons He Dumped You
I was flipping through a Women's Health recently (I admit it), and I noticed an interesting poll. Women cited the following as the most common breakup reasons: He changed, We weren't compatible, He cheated on me.
Posted on 03 Oct 2009 Read More

9 Ways to Make Your Relationship Last
As a divorce attorney, I pride myself on having saved some marriages during my 25 years in practice. I would very much like to see people work things out, if they can. I have come to realize that if couples try one or more of the following 9 suggestions, they may be able to keep their relationship from hitting the rocks in the first place.
Posted on 05 Sep 2009 Read More

9 Things To Say During A Fight
Are you a pirate when it comes to fighting? As in, do you brazenly charge in with accusations, a smattering of profanity and hope to crudely beat your point across? That is a bad way, grasshopper. Read: Love & Anger: How to Fight Right
Posted on 21 Aug 2009 Read More

9 Simple Things Women Want
Besides the meaning of life and the ingredients of hot dogs, many a man has questioned, "What exactly do women want?" We're not playing coy here, we know we're complex creatures. And, true, we operate on a different wavelength than men.
Posted on 31 Jul 2009 Read More

The Five Biggest First-Date Turnoffs
Everyone reads too much into things at the beginning of a relationship. Even the dude who pretends he couldn't be more casual. It's natural -- we're trying to mind-read our dates, gauge intentions, figure out if our new flame would rather be doing her nails than listening to our college stories during a nice night out on the town. So you have to be careful with us guys -- even though we pretend not to be so sensitive -- and realize what signal you're sending.
Posted on 05 Jul 2009 Read More

Are You Ready For Marriage?
Is getting married right for you? What do you need to know about your partner before you walk down the aisle?
Posted on 23 Jun 2009 Read More

7 Mistakes That Prolong The Misery Of A Breakup
Breaking up is hard to do. What can be even more difficult than the actual split is the aftermath: getting over the loss and trying to start fresh. Many people can get stuck after a breakup by finding excuses to stay in contact with their former lover.
Posted on 12 Jun 2009 Read More

5 Traits That Bag a Boyfriend
If you've been in a relationship dry spell, it may not be due to a lack of good men, but rather because you're not living up to your girlfriend potential. Here, what brings the boys to the yard.
Posted on 30 Apr 2009 Read More

9 Flirting Moves That Work (and Ones That Never, Ever Will)
Dating experts give their opinions on common flirting techniques singles use from the standpoint of both sexes. Here are flirting techniques that are sure to get results — and a few that may never get you a date.
Posted on 23 Apr 2009 Read More

Smiles Predict Marriage Success
If you want to know whether your marriage will survive, look at your spouse's yearbook photos. Psychologists have found that how much people smile in old photographs can predict their later success in marriage.
Posted on 15 Apr 2009 Read More

The Best Relationship Advice I Ever Got
No doubt, there are days when you feel as though you deserve the "Best Partner in the World" award: You make sure dates with your mate stay fun, you settle arguments with amazing grace and you don't always go into whining mode when you find his dirty socks next to, rather than in, the hamper.
Posted on 05 Apr 2009 Read More

Secrets to Keep and Secrets to Spill
Have you ever hidden something from him about your past (or present)? Or has he ever stunned you with a secret of his own? Here, couples reveal their biggest bombshells. Plus, learn which secrets you must spill -- and which ones to keep to yourself.
Posted on 23 Mar 2009 Read More

First Date Deal-Breakers
Whether you're fifteen or fifty, there's nothing quite like a first date. The excitement. The jitters. The potential for romance... And the potential for some big mistakes. If you're hoping date #1 might lead to date #2, here are a few things Foxy thinks you should avoid...
Posted on 11 Mar 2009 Read More

Five Traits a Guy Should Have Before You Get Serious
Definitive research sheds light on the qualities that really matter in a dude when you're thinking long-term love.
Posted on 08 Mar 2009 Read More

Dating and The Principles
The wonderful thing about The Principles is that they can be used on absolutely any problem and, when it comes to dating, they can be transformational.  It takes a fair amount of work, willingness and self-examination to use The Principles on love and dating.  
Posted on 06 Mar 2009 Read More

Find Out if He's for Real
Don't waste your time dating a dude who may turn out to be a dud. Instead, administer these mini-tests to your man to ferret out his true colors.
Posted on 17 Feb 2009 Read More

The 6 Men You Shouldn’t Date
In a relationship public service announcement, Jake tells us whom to avoid (himself included!).
Posted on 09 Feb 2009 Read More

Help! My Date Just Lost His Job
When her new guy got laid off, she panicked, thinking she had left money issues behind her with other exes. Here, seven coping strategies for getting through this tough transition.
Posted on 06 Feb 2009 Read More

Digital Desperation
In today's day and age, myriad forms of technology make dating a tricky game. It's all too easy to give into temptation and contact a new love interest more than you should.
Posted on 25 Jan 2009 Read More

Five Things Super-Happy Couples Do Every Day
Real people open up about the rituals that keep their relationships healthy and happy. Lord knows this is not the sort of thing guys brag about. But I have a ridiculously happy relationship with my significant other. Really, it's almost disgusting.
Posted on 17 Jan 2009 Read More

The Truth About Honesty
Even the smallest of lies can hurt your relationships.
Posted on 17 Jan 2009 Read More

Seven Things No One Tells You About Marriage
The surprising, enlightening, and sometimes hard truths married folks all face -- and how they teach us about what love really means. You're smart. You know life is no storybook. But admit it: Somewhere deep in your subconscious lurk romantic visions of Cinderella, or maybe Julia Roberts.
Posted on 01 Jan 2009 Read More

4 questions to never ask your guy
You may be dying to know, but for the sake of your relationship, just don't go there.
Posted on 21 Dec 2008 Read More

Decode His Body Language
Whether you've just met your man or are long-term loves, this dating guide deciphers the meanings behind his actions. What woman doesn't appreciate a man with a nice body? Beyond admiring his physique, you can also gauge crucial dating information with a simple glance at him.
Posted on 07 Dec 2008 Read More

Will Your Guy Cheat on You?
When you're dating a guy, you can forgive him for some indiscretions, but it's nearly impossible to turn the other cheek if he strays. Well, Cosmo did some investigating to ascertain the traits that may make men more likely to cheat, and some of our findings were surprising eye-openers.
Posted on 25 Nov 2008 Read More

5 Reasons Why You Guys Are Still Single
Do you find yourself wondering why most of your buddies have steady dates, yet you can barely secure a first date, let alone a second (and, playing a regular game of Mahjong and Canasta with your grandparents and their friends doesn't count)? Guys, if so, it's time to ask yourself a few Foxy questions...
Posted on 21 Nov 2008 Read More

Four Guys You Think You Should Date... but Shouldn't!
Saturday Night Live's hilarious Will Forte brings to life good-on-paper dudes who are really just chumps in disguise. Don't say we didn't warn you. Four Guys You Think You Should Date... but Shouldn't!
Posted on 26 Oct 2008 Read More

10 things NOT to say on a first date
First dates are stressful, period. You don't want to lie or stretch the truth per se, but you also don't want to send your date running off to hail a cab before you've even ordered the cheese plate. Basically, the goals of a successful first date are to reveal that adorable, endearing part of yourself, learn more about the stranger sitting across from you, and to see if there is any connection between you two crazy kids.
Posted on 23 Oct 2008 Read More

Are Bad Dating Habits Keeping You Single?
In the search for love, it's all too easy to get sidetracked by bad dates, broken hearts, and bad love habits. And while bad dates and broken hearts are part of the dating journey toward happily-ever-after, bad love habits can and should be avoided at all costs.
Posted on 20 Oct 2008 Read More

Questions to ask each other before you say "I do"
So you've said "yes" to each other, to marriage, to a lifetime together. A moment like that can spill right into joyful wedding planning, but there is some other planning a couple needs to do before focusing on a ceremony and a day of celebration. Money planning -- not for one day but for your life together as a couple.
Posted on 19 Oct 2008 Read More

Err on the Side of Caution
There's plenty of good practical advice, for daters and those in relationships, in this week's newsletter.
Posted on 18 Oct 2008 Read More

Relationships On The Go
In this issue's Dating & Relationships section, you'll read about an interesting study conducted by dating service It's Just Lunch that takes a closer look at peoples views on weddings, but from several different angles. How long should a couple date before getting married? Have you ever met someone at a wedding? Would you ever take a first date to a wedding?
Posted on 10 Oct 2008 Read More

Most Marriages Dependent on Money and Budgeting
October is the busiest time of the year for marriages. As Fall kicks into high gear, many new couples find themselves tying the knot. And many of those partners will have met the same way: online.
Posted on 03 Oct 2008 Read More

Online Dating Dangers and Online Dating Safety Tips
A Las Vegas news channel recently did a story on Sonja, a model and columnist who tried online dating, but ended up being assaulted by the guy she met. Like many others, Sonja failed to follow important online dating safety tips, particularly when it comes to meeting someone for the first time.
Posted on 26 Sep 2008 Read More

Is This Your Soul Mate?
You know that, "So, what do you do?" and "Where are you from?" aren't exactly the most scintillating questions to ask on a date—nor do they actually give you any juicy information about the person sitting across from you. If you really want to know whether you have good chemistry and long-term potential here, you need to probe harder than that. But what kind of questions do you ask? We asked three dating experts to help us dig through all the small talk to come up with five no-nonsense queries that reveal a lot more than they let on. Don't worry, there are no right or wrong answers.
Posted on 14 Sep 2008 Read More

The 20 to 1 Rule
Most people get frustrated when they send out a message and get no response. After this happens several times, a person can begin to feel that something is wrong with them and/or their profile. This isn't the case, because it happens to most everyone. Keep in mind the 20 to 1 rule.
Posted on 12 Sep 2008 Read More

Deception and Lying Destroys Relationships
Earlier today I read an interesting article in the Tonawanda News from a columnist who decided to do some experimenting with online dating and write about it.
Posted on 05 Sep 2008 Read More

20 Dates for Under 20 Dollars
If you're not careful, dating can be a really expensive pastime. To impress your date, you may pull out all the stops -- fancy meals on the town, lavish trips, or high-priced events. But in many cases, there's no need to spend tons of money to create a fantastic date.
Posted on 13 Aug 2008 Read More

5 Things Never to Say on a First Date
We all know that first dates are the ultimate relationship chess match. Men and women take their turns making verbal moves -- with the hopes that nobody's going to get rooked. But the truth is that first dates, very often, can be pretty far from the truth, with men and women acting as spinmeisters who do what they can to put their best faces (and personalities) forward.
Posted on 09 Aug 2008 Read More

The Worst Dating Mistakes by Men and Women
My dating life is always amusing. Most of the hilarity originates from the dating blunders that my dates carry out. Particularly, I have been out with single men who make these misguided dating moves:
Posted on 08 Aug 2008 Read More

Six Relationship-Ending Dating Behaviors
Finding the one to share a relationship with is a blessing. Once you've bonded with this special someone, keep in mind that respecting your partner's privacy and retaining trust are essential to maintaining a healthy relationship. If you cross certain behavioral boundaries that violate your partner's trust, you may cause irreparable damage to your relationship.
Posted on 03 Aug 2008 Read More

The Secrets Your Partner is Keeping From You
Have you ever wondered what secrets your significant other is keeping from you? Even the most committed, honest partners often have one or two secrets they keep from their loved ones. So what are the most common secrets men and women keep from each other?
Posted on 30 Jul 2008 Read More

High Powered Couples - Type A
If you think type A behavior is bad for you, just imagine what it's doing to your relationship. Chances are your mate is feeling its impact too. Here's how to get yourself -- and your love life -- back on track and keep your romance alive.
Posted on 30 Jul 2008 Read More

Are you ready to date again?
Whether you’ve endured a divorce or the loss of a spouse, deciding on the right time to begin dating again can be difficult. Often it’s emotional baggage that’s keeping you from jumping back into the dating pool, but reasons like lack of confidence and feelings of guilt can also serve as roadblocks on the path to finding new love. How do you choose the right time to take another shot at finding The One? Below, Carole Brody Fleet, author of Widows Wear Stilettos, offers her tips on when you can best gauge the right time to begin dating again.
Posted on 23 May 2008 Read More

Why Men Don't Talk
As the editor of the biggest men's magazine in the world, I am privy to something many women rarely hear - straightforward, uninhibited guy talk.

Don't be so shocked - guys do actually talk, and not just about Tom Brady's quarterback rating. Most women think their man is the strong, silent type (or maybe the oblivious, silent type), and they wonder why he doesn't share his feelings.
Posted on 25 Mar 2008 Read More

What His Breakup Lines Really Mean
Every relationship goes through some bad times. Like the time you caught him flirting when he thought you weren't watching, or the time the ex called and left a sultry message on the machine, or the time when the two of you fought like angry reptiles when one of you decided it was okay to spend the bonus money on the latest turbo tool. Certainly, though, the most awkward and uncomfortable time in a relationship comes at the very end of it - the time when the two of you (or at least one of you) decides it's time to divide the iTunes account and move on.
Posted on 15 Jan 2008 Read More

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