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Summer Dinner Party Ideas

Planning to entertain as a couple this summer but need a few fresh ideas? Here are some summer dinner party themes sure to be a hit with your friends. Opening Ceremonies On August 5th, get your Canada Day decorations out of storage and throw a patriotic party to watch the Summer Olympics opening ceremonies. Light […]

Dating, Group Dates
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What To Do When You’re Ghosted On

Have you ever experienced the dating waiting game? You go out on a great date and then wait for them to call you back, or you send them a message and wait for a response for what seems like eternity. You’re waiting for something, ANYTHING. You keep checking your phone, you have your friends call […]

Dating Advice, Dating Issues
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Summer Date Ideas For Foodies

Did he have you at “bouillabaisse”? Here are some fun date ideas for couples who love their food. Visit a farmer’s market. Buy an ingredient (or two) you’ve never worked with — fiddleheads? samphire? — and plan your date-night meal around it. Go strawberry picking. Or go for a drive through the country, stopping at […]

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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Play Hard-To-Get

Perhaps you heard the advice from your mother, or a well-meaning friend. Or maybe you read a book like “The Rules” that convinced you to never call a guy first, accept a date at the last minute, or offer to pay for coffee. In other words, smart women play hard-to-get. At first blush, playing hard-to-get […]

Dating, Dating Advice
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Summer Date Ideas For Sporty Couples

The couple who sweats together stays together. Here are our favourite summer date ideas for sporty couples. Compete 1. Sign up for a summer sports league together. 2. Play beach volleyball by the water. (Wear sunscreen. His-and-hers sunburns aren’t sexy.) 3. Challenge each other to a game of tennis. Loser buys dinner. 4. Be kids […]

Dating Tips
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How To Know You’re Dating A Time Waster

We’ve all been in a situation where we meet someone new and invest our time and energy into getting to know them, only to learn that they were never interested at all. What were they doing? Well, perhaps they were bored, using you or just plain feeding their ego. Some do it on purpose while […]

Dating Advice, Dating Tips
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Why Mr. Right May Be Too Good To Be True

You read that right – Mr. Right may be too good to be true. That’s the bad news. The good news? It doesn’t matter. The Situation Many years ago, an older relative grew concerned about my limited dating history. “You are waiting for a knight in shining armour,” he admonished. It’s not like I didn’t […]

About You, Relationship Advice
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Summer Date Ideas For Couples On A Tight Budget

Cash-strapped? Don’t let that stop you from dating this summer. Here are 20 of our favourite warm-weather dates, little-to-no money needed. Picnics in the park. Walks along the boardwalk (with ice cream). Drinks on a patio. Pay-what-you-can Shakespeare in the Park. Free outdoor movies. A weekend at a friend’s cottage. Street festivals. Fireworks on long […]

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What To Pack For A Cottage Weekend

Heading to a cottage for the long weekend — or any weekend — with your significant other this summer? Here’s what to pack. Do your research. If you’re going to a friend’s cottage — and your friend is going to be there — the place will likely be adequately stocked with the majority of what you’ll […]

Travel, Weekend Vacation
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Top 10 Ways To Heal Your Broken Heart

Broken hearts are a part of life, especially if you’re dating. We can’t avoid it, but what we can do is deal with it in a more positive and productive way. I know from experience that broken hearts are one of the worst feelings you can experience in life.  It’s an intense emotional pain that […]

About You, Break Ups