Sugar Daddies and Sugar Mommas

  According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a “sugar daddy” is “a well-to-do, usually older man who supports or spends lavishly on a mistress, girlfriend or boyfriend”.3 Once in a while you may hear a friend joke about joining a matchmaking website to find herself a sugar daddy that will help finance her way through college and…

PDA (Public Displays of Affection)

PDA is a form of interaction that constantly receives mixed reviews. Some partners engage in it frequently while others may never do it at all. Upon witnessing PDA, onlookers may either be indifferent, or resent it. When entering a relationship with any partner, understanding PDA can help determine how to best show affection, while ensuring…

Meeting the Family

​If you are in a romantic relationship, eventually the time may come to meet your partner’s family.  This can be an important step in a relationship, because family is often a very influential part of someone’s life.  Meeting your partner’s family can create an essential connection between two important pieces of their life: their family…

Online Dating

Online dating is a powerful resource for meeting potential partners. While conventional dating methods are still practiced, online dating offers a convenient, safe, alternative approach to meeting new people. Some people do not choose online dating because they meet new people in their everyday lives, while others appreciate the safety and confidence provided when initial…

A Woman in the College Dating Scene

College is a time for intellectual, social, personal and sexual exploration. Men and women are not only trying to understand who they want to be, but they are attempting to identify the types of people that best coexist with that somewhat abstract image they perceive themselves as. Relationships are crucial learning experiences that can help…

Survival Guide for Young Women in College

For many young adults, college can be a shocking and drastic transition from high school. College students must navigate a host of changes in their lives, such as challenging classes, living free of parental supervision, and meeting new people. The college dating scene is another area of life that is completely new for incoming students….

Friends With Benefits

As detailed in The History of Dating, dating and relationships have diversified vastly in recent years. One relatively new type of relationship that has emerged is the “friends with benefits” (FWB) relationship. The seemingly contradictory idea has garnered media attention, inspired several movies (such as No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits, both of which were released in 2011)….

Planning a Romantic Getaway

The stresses of school, work, and sometimes even children can be a lot to handle, so once in a while, couples plan romantic getaways so that they can appreciate each other without the distractions of everyday life. The U.S. Travel Association reported that couples that travel together experience better relationships, sex, and romance than couples…

Fun Date Ideas

Going on dates can be a great way to get to know a new partner or maintain an ongoing relationship. Dating can be very fun, especially when it is thoughtfully planned out. Unfortunately, given the increase of dating apps and websites, dating nowadays often has a reputation as being old-fashioned and outdated. And while the…