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Been Played for a Fool? A Quick Guide to Overcoming Heartbreak

Been Played for a Fool? A Quick Guide to Overcoming Heartbreak

Like the old song says, everybody plays the fool. It’s one of the worst consequences of opening your heart and having it not work out. So how can you not just recover but triumph over that terrible state? You probably know that awful feeling. Where you realize you’ve made a bad choice in love. Where your inner voice snickers “I told you so!“. You feel like a complete and utter fool. And it’s tempting to crawl back into your shell and nurse your wounds, put up some walls, and possibly never be fully willing to lay your heart on the…

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20 Important Dating Safety Tips…for Online and Off

20 Important Dating Safety Tips…for Online and Off

If you’re from the Seattle area, you’ve likely read about the tragic turn of events regarding a local mom this past weekend. From what’s been shared on the news and social media, the 37-year old nurse went to a baseball game with a man she’d originally met online. At some point after the baseball game, he brutally murdered her. They’d been dating for a few weeks so this wasn’t a first date and she’d trusted him enough to bring him into her home. But the comments flying around revolve around the fact they met online. And many people are saying…

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Communication Breakdown: What to Do When He Doesn’t Want to Talk

Communication Breakdown: What to Do When He Doesn’t Want to Talk

Hey Felicity, I’ve got a problem that I need your help with. I consider myself to be a deep thinker and I love to talk about everything under the sun. And while I think my boyfriend is smart, he just doesn’t seem to want to talk with me about much of anything, least of all meaningful stuff. Can this work? The short answer is yes, assuming you’re both interested in making things work and are wanting similar things from the relationship. The longer answer is it’s may take some effort. I can speak from experience here, as I’ve wrestled with…

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He Says He Loves Me, but What Does that MEAN?

He Says He Loves Me, but What Does that MEAN?

Hey Felicity, I have a confession: I watched The Bachelor this season. And while I adore Ben, I was never down with him telling two women he loved them. Especially because neither women knew it was being said to the other until the end. Because I am a woman, I know that those words are powerful to hear and can play into the choices we make. Curious about your thoughts on this? Oooh, great question! I think part of why that show captivates such a wide audience is that we get to play voyeur to the dating process (albeit a…

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Finding Dating “Wins” in Awkward Places

Finding Dating “Wins” in Awkward Places

Speed dating is a somewhat modern way to meet new singles but every potential “dating” situation can be awkward or disappointing. Felicity gives a reader some advice on how to find the wins in even ho-hum circumstances. Hey Felicity – I went to a speed dating event the other night in an effort to “put myself out there”. I don’t know why I even stayed, I got there and immediately felt out of place and weirdly on display. To top it off, the men were all kind of boring and I didn’t see anyone I was immediately attracted to. There…

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How Long Should You Wait to Introduce Kids to a New Love Interest?

How Long Should You Wait to Introduce Kids to a New Love Interest?

Dating over the age of 35 guarantees at some point you will meet someone with kids. And whether you are a single mom or you are childless and dating a single dad, check out what Felicity says about when it’s cool to meet the kiddos. Hi Felicity, I have a question. My sister got divorced last year and has started dating again. She has two kids (under 12) and believes a relationship should develop before she introduces anyone to them. Like 6 months before a man would meet them. What has surprised her is the men she’s dated bring up meeting…

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Are You Unintentionally Repelling Men?

Are You Unintentionally Repelling Men?

As humans, we all crave acknowledgment, acceptance, and love. It’s a universal truth. And compliments are the simplest form of currency. Yet there are subtle differences in how women and men receive those prized words of affirmation. In fact, you might unknowingly be repelling men by doing what comes naturally to you as a woman. Warning: Broad-stroke generalizations ahead. As women, we are encouraged to be nurturing, caring, and motherly. Just look at the toys and games common to most of our childhoods – dolls, pretend kitchens, and playing house, nurse, or school. Being in tune with those around us…

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