Starting an Open Relationship
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Starting an Open Relationship? 5 Things to Ask

Along with more positive attitudes toward sex and sexual exploration in our culture, relationships seem to be “opening up” at a more rapid pace than ever before. The concept of an open relationship may seem both exciting and intimidating…
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Five Key Differences Between Love and Infatuation

Is “love at first sight” a contradiction in terms? Can you really love someone you’ve only known for a few months? According to psychologist Dorothy Tennov, feelings of infatuation are far too often confused with genuine love. We are a…
Be Your Own Valentine: Love Yourself First!
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Be Your Own Valentine: Love Yourself First!

Ah, Valentine’s Day: a day both celebrated and dreaded! You may be that person who showers your significant other with heart-shaped chocolates, the person who can’t wait for the day to end, or indifferent to what you believe to be a commercialized…
overcoming rejection

4 Strategies for Overcoming Rejection

Everything from "we've decided to hire someone with a little more experience" to "he/she is just not that into you" all point to one uncomfortable yet inevitable part of life: REJECTION. Many of us try desperately to avoid rejection because…
Things to Avoid on a First Date

3 Things to Avoid on a First Date

Going on a first date can be nerve racking. There are so many questions that can lead to anxiety. What to wear? Where to go? How do you split the bill? With so many unanswered questions dates can take an awkward turn that can end a new relationship…
Steps to Finding a Relationship

3 Steps to Finding a Relationship

Dating and looking for a relationship can be a difficult and daunting experience. The nature of dating sites and apps promise you will find the partner of your dreams and make it seem simple. But the truth about the search is that most of us…
how to keep calm on a first date

How to Keep Calm on a First Date: 5 Easy Tips!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the jitters before heading out on a first date?  Consider these five simple tips for keeping calm and showing off your best self when you're on the way to meet someone new. 1.  Find your breath.  Checking in with…
gay dating in nyc

The Secret to Gay Dating in NYC

Nearly ever gay man in New York has had the thought that "everyone has a boyfriend but me!  What's wrong with me?"  The truth is, of course, that there's likely nothing wrong with you, but there is a lot wrong with how people date in NYC. In…
Healthy Gay Relationship
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The First Step to Entering a Healthy Gay Relationship

A few years ago I first saw a client who was extremely frustrated and sad because he was having trouble finding a quality guy.  I’ll call him Harold.  Harold wanted so badly to be in a committed relationship.  Whenever he went out he would…
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dining while Dating

We’ve all been there, and hopefully will be again. You’ve made the dinner date, sparks are in the air…and here comes the panic. Who will pick the restaurant? What if you pick a restaurant too pricey, or worse… too low-end? Who is paying?…