Kara Pound

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Dating: 12 years from the time she was 17 to when she got married at 29. Expertise: Kara is the go-to friend for dating advice. Before she married her best friend, she had to kiss a lot of frogs — not just frogs, but absolute beastly creatures. One day, her sister said, "What you're doing is obviously not working. Why don't you look for someone opposite of the men you've dated in the past?" She took her advice and couldn't have found a better guy to spend the rest of her life with. Background: Did you read the last paragraph? She's married to her best friend. She wins. Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. Relationship status: Happily, happily (obnoxiously) happily married to her best friend. Hobbies: Going to concerts with her husband, taking photos of her daughter, being a workaholic, learning about and drinking microbrews, and taking weekly trips to the local farmers market.

Kara's advice

Would You Date Ryan Lochte?
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Would You Date Ryan Lochte?

By: Kara Pound • 5/8/13

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - You’ve won 11 Olympic medals, hold a slew of world records and you’re the second highest...(read more)

Are You a Good Judge of Your Dating Skills?
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Are You a Good Judge of Your Dating Skills?

By: Kara Pound • 3/9/13

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - Can we really tell if our date is having a good time? Stephany Sanderson, 33, remembers when one...(read more)

The Most Common Lies Told On Online Dating Profiles
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The Most Common Lies Told On Online Dating Profiles

By: Kara Pound • 3/1/13

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - When Jill Jesse Futrell, 35, was single and using online dating sites to meet potential mates, she...(read more)

What Would You Do? Celebrity Edition
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What Would You Do? Celebrity Edition

By: Kara Pound • 11/26/12

Celebrities are like a different species. They live their life in the spotlight, get chased down by paparazzi and have...(read more)

Is it Ever OK to Get Back Together With a Cheater?
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Is it Ever OK to Get Back Together With a Cheater?

By: Kara Pound • 11/23/12

The short answer is no. But the real answer is actually a question. Why would you want to get back together with a man...(read more)

4 Things Not to Say at the Thanksgiving Table
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4 Things Not to Say at the Thanksgiving Table

By: Kara Pound • 11/22/12

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, gorging on turkey and sides and, if you’re in my family, getting into heated...(read more)

4 Traits Women Look for in Men
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4 Traits Women Look for in Men

By: Kara Pound • 11/17/12

Since Helen of Troy’s unparalleled beauty launched a thousand ships and brought about the Trojan War, men have been...(read more)

What to Do if You Don’t Want to Get Remarried
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What to Do if You Don’t Want to Get Remarried

By: Kara Pound • 11/16/12

Women get married for a variety of reasons: religion, love, kids, money, stability, tax breaks — the list goes on and...(read more)

If My Best Friend Has a Girlfriend, How Do I Get Our Friendship Back?
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If My Best Friend Has a Girlfriend, How Do I Get Our Friendship Back?

By: Kara Pound • 11/16/12

When people are in the beginning stages of a relationship, it’s not uncommon to ignore or reduce communication with...(read more)

How to Have Sex When You Live With Roommates
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How to Have Sex When You Live With Roommates

By: Kara Pound • 11/12/12

There are a few golden rules when it comes to gettin’ busy when you have roommates — that is, unless it’s your...(read more)

Free Online Dating Sites
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Free Online Dating Sites

By: Kara Pound • 11/8/12

According to StatisticBrain.com, the annual revenue from the online dating industry is more than 1 billion dollars and...(read more)

How to Find Love This Fall
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How to Find Love This Fall

By: Kara Pound • 11/7/12

For some, the sign of fall means that leaves turn beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow. For others, it means new...(read more)

Top 3 Lesbian Bars in Jacksonville
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Top 3 Lesbian Bars in Jacksonville

By: Kara Pound • 11/3/12

According to GayTravel.com, “With more than a million inhabitants, Jacksonville - Florida’s largest city and,...(read more)

2012’s Top 5 Lesbian Role Models
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2012’s Top 5 Lesbian Role Models

By: Kara Pound • 11/2/12

Let’s face it, 2012 has been a great year for lesbians. The sky’s the limit when it comes to being a woman who’s...(read more)

7 First Date Ideas for Lesbian Women
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7 First Date Ideas for Lesbian Women

By: Kara Pound • 10/26/12

Like any first date, you need to first evaluate the type of person you’re going to be going out with. Here are seven...(read more)

How to End a Relationship Early
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How to End a Relationship Early

By: Kara Pound • 10/24/12

When a new relationship is heading for nowheresville, why prolong the inevitable? If you and this guy have zero...(read more)

How to Get the Online Response You Want
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How to Get the Online Response You Want

By: Kara Pound • 10/24/12

Getting someone to give you the response you’re looking for is a difficult task. Throughout life, day in and day out,...(read more)

4 Halloween Costumes for Couples
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4 Halloween Costumes for Couples

By: Kara Pound • 10/23/12

Halloween is more than just candy corn, carving pumpkins and hanging fake cobwebs from your front porch. It’s that one...(read more)

How to Meet Single Women Over 40
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How to Meet Single Women Over 40

By: Kara Pound • 10/21/12

According to Frank Kaiser, a columnist who specializes in senior topics, as he grows older, he values women who are over...(read more)

How to Date a Bad Girl
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How to Date a Bad Girl

By: Kara Pound • 10/20/12

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, writer, historian and university professor at Harvard University, penned an article about...(read more)

How to Spend Halloween as a Single Woman
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How to Spend Halloween as a Single Woman

By: Kara Pound • 10/18/12

Halloween is that one day of the year when it’s completely acceptable to wave your freak flag. You can go to work as a...(read more)

How to Improve Your Dating Techniques
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How to Improve Your Dating Techniques

By: Kara Pound • 10/13/12

Dating is like most things in life — practice makes perfect. And when it comes to fine-tuning your dating techniques,...(read more)

How to Have a Skype Date
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How to Have a Skype Date

By: Kara Pound • 10/9/12

The tagline for Skype is “doing things together, whenever you’re apart.” Sounds like a great concept when it comes...(read more)

How to Ask Lesbian Women Out
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How to Ask Lesbian Women Out

By: Kara Pound • 10/6/12

Let me tell you about my friend — we’ll call her Jessica — who came out as a lesbian after we graduated college....(read more)

4 Funny Things Women Put in Their Dating Profiles
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4 Funny Things Women Put in Their Dating Profiles

By: Kara Pound • 10/6/12

When it comes to writing an online dating profile, suffice it to say nobody’s going for Pulitzer Prize-winning...(read more)

Will I Ever Love Again After Heartbreak?
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Will I Ever Love Again After Heartbreak?

By: Kara Pound • 10/2/12

Sure, heartbreaks hurt. But you don’t have to be completely over dramatic. You’re probably going to cry, maybe...(read more)

When is it OK to Stay the Night for the First Time?
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When is it OK to Stay the Night for the First Time?

By: Kara Pound • 10/2/12

The only time it is ever appropriate to invite yourself over to a date's place for a sleepover is if you’ve had way...(read more)

How to Date After the Death of a Spouse
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How to Date After the Death of a Spouse

By: Kara Pound • 10/2/12

The Dalai Lama once said, "It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength...(read more)

Anniversary Gifts for Women
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Anniversary Gifts for Women

By: Kara Pound • 10/1/12

Most men struggle with the holidays. First, you have to actually remember it’s a significant day of the year. Second,...(read more)

How to Get Her to Change Her Relationship Status
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How to Get Her to Change Her Relationship Status

By: Kara Pound • 10/1/12

When you’re in a new relationship and a woman still hasn’t changed her online relationship status, how do you deal...(read more)

4 Movies About Senior Dating
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4 Movies About Senior Dating

By: Kara Pound • 10/1/12

American sex educator, author and artist Betty Dodson once said, "I consider the 70s to be the youth of old age. So all...(read more)

How to Get a Lesbian Woman’s Number
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How to Get a Lesbian Woman’s Number

By: Kara Pound • 9/29/12

Ah, the good old digits. I’m sure there are thousands of cheesy pickup lines to try and secure a woman’s phone...(read more)

How Can I Tell if My Boyfriend is Cheating?
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How Can I Tell if My Boyfriend is Cheating?

By: Kara Pound • 9/28/12

If you have to ask that question, then you’re probably not going to like the answer. I truly feel a woman knows when...(read more)

How to Ask a Senior Woman Out
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How to Ask a Senior Woman Out

By: Kara Pound • 9/26/12

Asking a woman out who is in her 50s, 60s, 70s or beyond is definitely more difficult than asking out a 20- or...(read more)

How to Screen Women’s Profiles
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How to Screen Women’s Profiles

By: Kara Pound • 9/24/12

In short, screening is the investigation of a great number of something looking for those with a particular problem or...(read more)

3 Chivalrous Acts Men Should Do
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3 Chivalrous Acts Men Should Do

By: Kara Pound • 9/23/12

Historically, chivalry was a code of conduct associated with the medieval institution of knighthood. The Knight’s Code...(read more)

How to Date After Divorce
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How to Date After Divorce

By: Kara Pound • 9/22/12

Dating after divorce is a tricky web to weave. There are thousands of variables and medians, plus all of that other...(read more)

Profile Tips for Lesbians
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Profile Tips for Lesbians

By: Kara Pound • 9/22/12

Having a good — make that great — online dating profile is like trimming the fat and refining a job resume. You’re...(read more)

What Turns Women On?
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What Turns Women On?

By: Kara Pound • 9/21/12

Author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer Ian Fleming once said, "Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off...(read more)

When is Lying OK?
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When is Lying OK?

By: Kara Pound • 9/20/12

This is how I feel about lying: One day my sister was driving from Connecticut to the Fashion Institute of Technology in...(read more)

How to Date an Older Woman
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How to Date an Older Woman

By: Kara Pound • 9/19/12

So you’ve met a woman who you’re really into. Actually, you think she’s perfect. There’s just one thing, she’s...(read more)

How to Meet Mr. Right Online
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How to Meet Mr. Right Online

By: Kara Pound • 9/18/12

What better way to meet the man of your dreams than from the comfort of your own couch? It’s convenient, relatively...(read more)

5 Tips for How to Improve Your Image
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5 Tips for How to Improve Your Image

By: Kara Pound • 9/15/12

Feeling good about yourself — mentally and physically — is essential to a successful dating life and, ultimately,...(read more)

Who Pays on a Lesbian Date?
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Who Pays on a Lesbian Date?

By: Kara Pound • 9/15/12

Historically, dating as an institution is a relatively new phenomenon. Emerging in just the last few centuries, dating...(read more)

Do Women Like Facial Hair?
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Do Women Like Facial Hair?

By: Kara Pound • 9/14/12

Whether or not women like facial hair on a man is absolutely a matter of preference. Off the top of my head, I can think...(read more)

How to Be On Good Terms With an Ex
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How to Be On Good Terms With an Ex

By: Kara Pound • 9/12/12

Out of the 20 or so guys I dated before getting married, I think it’s fair to say I’m really only friends with one...(read more)

How to Get Over a Fear of Online Dating
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How to Get Over a Fear of Online Dating

By: Kara Pound • 9/11/12

Dating makes us vulnerable. It creates social anxiety and brings with it the highest of highs and the lowest of lows....(read more)

How to Pick Up Lesbian Women at Bars
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How to Pick Up Lesbian Women at Bars

By: Kara Pound • 9/10/12

So you’ve gathered the courage to venture to your very first lesbian bar. Congratulations! But you’re super nervous...(read more)

Should I Pick My Friends Over My Girlfriend?
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Should I Pick My Friends Over My Girlfriend?

By: Kara Pound • 9/7/12

This is by no means a black and white topic. There are hundreds of variables that come into play when answering this...(read more)

How Can I Get Her to Like Public Displays of Affection?
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How Can I Get Her to Like Public Displays of Affection?

By: Kara Pound • 9/7/12

Public displays of affection are acts of physical intimacy in the view of others. This can range from a closed-mouth...(read more)

How to Choose a Restaurant for a First Date
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How to Choose a Restaurant for a First Date

By: Kara Pound • 9/7/12

American chef and food writer James Beard once said, "Food is our common ground, a universal experience." Put simply,...(read more)

How Senior Women Can Create an Online Profile
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How Senior Women Can Create an Online Profile

By: Kara Pound • 9/6/12

Now that online dating is no longer taboo and senior women are joining one or more of the thousands of sites available...(read more)

How to Date Younger Lesbians
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How to Date Younger Lesbians

By: Kara Pound • 9/3/12

Age difference in any relationship can bring with it a unique set of issues to deal with. Or it can be no big deal. Take...(read more)

How to Read Her Body Language
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How to Read Her Body Language

By: Kara Pound • 9/3/12

According to Jeremy Nicholson, M.S.W., Ph.D., in a blog post titled "Reading Basic Body Language for Dating and...(read more)

How Do I Tell My Boyfriend I’m Not Ready for Marriage?
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How Do I Tell My Boyfriend I’m Not Ready for Marriage?

By: Kara Pound • 8/31/12

Well, first of all, did he ask? If he hasn’t proposed or asked for a dowry, then you’re probably freaking out over...(read more)

3 Things to Consider Before Moving in With Your Boyfriend
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3 Things to Consider Before Moving in With Your Boyfriend

By: Kara Pound • 8/30/12

Making the decision to move in with your boyfriend isn’t as easy as wanting to share the cost of high-speed Internet...(read more)

How to Get a Girl to Talk to You First
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How to Get a Girl to Talk to You First

By: Kara Pound • 8/29/12

Whether you’re at yoga, a bar, work or a coffee shop, striking up a conversation with a girl can be nerve-racking....(read more)

5 Online Dating Tips for Senior Women
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5 Online Dating Tips for Senior Women

By: Kara Pound • 8/25/12

Whether you’re 50 or 80, getting back into the dating world can be intimidating. Now imagine trying to traverse the...(read more)

How Women Can Balance Social Lives and Relationships
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How Women Can Balance Social Lives and Relationships

By: Kara Pound • 8/21/12

Hands down one of the best ways to balance your social life and a relationship is to intermingle the two. This doesn’t...(read more)

When to Stay the Night During a Long-Distance Date
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When to Stay the Night During a Long-Distance Date

By: Kara Pound • 8/21/12

Deciding whether it’s appropriate to stay at a man’s house during a long-distance date or whether to get a hotel...(read more)

How Senior Women Can Choose a Dating Site
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How Senior Women Can Choose a Dating Site

By: Kara Pound • 8/20/12

In 1985, the sci-fi film "Cocoon" came out. The story line follows a group of trespassing seniors who swim in a pool...(read more)

Movie Love Quotes: Reliable or Misleading?
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Movie Love Quotes: Reliable or Misleading?

By: Kara Pound • 8/20/12

You know that scene in "Say Anything" when John Cusack stands outside of Ione Skye’s bedroom window, holding up a...(read more)

Online Dating and Off-Site Activities
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Online Dating and Off-Site Activities

By: Kara Pound • 8/18/12

The point of online dating is to provide opportunities for women who don’t have a ton of time to socialize, who get...(read more)

How Slow is Too Slow to Progress in a Relationship?
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How Slow is Too Slow to Progress in a Relationship?

By: Kara Pound • 8/18/12

Things in life that are slow: snails, molasses, an iceberg, the radioactive beta decay of certain isotopes...and...(read more)

How to Find Time for Sex After Kids
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How to Find Time for Sex After Kids

By: Kara Pound • 8/16/12

As the mom of a three year old, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to find those intimate moments with your guy....(read more)

How to Cope with an Ex-Boyfriend Dating a Friend
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How to Cope with an Ex-Boyfriend Dating a Friend

By: Kara Pound • 8/14/12

Knowing how to cope with an ex-boyfriend dating a friend is tricky. First of all, you need to put things in perspective....(read more)

4 Dating Red Flags
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4 Dating Red Flags

By: Kara Pound • 8/14/12

You’re on a date with this guy and he just seems a little off. You can’t tell if he’s socially awkward, on drugs...(read more)

Why Women Lie
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Why Women Lie

By: Kara Pound • 8/13/12

Has your girlfriend or wife ever lied to you? What was it about? Was it something silly like her age or weight? Or did...(read more)

How to Date a Widower
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How to Date a Widower

By: Kara Pound • 8/13/12

In the 1930s, University of Pennsylvania sociologist Ray H. Abrams identified a typical time frame in which widowers...(read more)

Easy Wardrobe Tips for Men
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Easy Wardrobe Tips for Men

By: Kara Pound • 8/12/12

You know that old saying "Judge a man by the shoes he wears"? Well, why stop there? Guys, chances are when you’re out...(read more)

How Can I Plan Fun Things to Do with My Boyfriend?
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How Can I Plan Fun Things to Do with My Boyfriend?

By: Kara Pound • 8/10/12

That’s easy. Take into account his likes and your likes and find common ground. Say he loves to surf and you love to...(read more)

What to Do When You’re a Guy’s Second Choice
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What to Do When You’re a Guy’s Second Choice

By: Kara Pound • 8/9/12

This past week, I watched a good 20 hours of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and I can tell you with certainty that...(read more)

How to Make Weekday Dates More Romantic
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How to Make Weekday Dates More Romantic

By: Kara Pound • 8/8/12

Whether you’ve been married for 50 years or you just met this girl, planning a weekday date takes finesse. Chances...(read more)

How to Get a Girl to Ask for Your Number
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How to Get a Girl to Ask for Your Number

By: Kara Pound • 8/6/12

Chances are, unless you studied magic under the great Harry Houdini, getting a girl to ask for your number is a...(read more)

What Your Home Says About You
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What Your Home Says About You

By: Kara Pound • 8/5/12

Guys, listen up! What your house, apartment, condo or RV looks like is a direct indication of who you are. Sorry, but...(read more)

How to Know Your Girlfriend is Cheating for Lesbians
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How to Know Your Girlfriend is Cheating for Lesbians

By: Kara Pound • 8/4/12

There’s this great, unattributed quote that goes, "Cheating is not an accident. Falling off a bike is an accident. You...(read more)

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sexting
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Sexting

By: Kara Pound • 7/28/12

Sexting is the act of sending explicit verbiage or photographs to another person via text message. If used the right...(read more)

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Does Skyping Count as a Date?

By: Kara Pound • 7/27/12

What a great question for dating in the 21st century. I remember watching futuristic movies like "Blade Runner," "Total...(read more)

How to Meet Single Women Over 50
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How to Meet Single Women Over 50

By: Kara Pound • 7/27/12

Some things get better with age: wine, women and a mature wheel of Gouda to name a few. And lucky for senior guys, women...(read more)

How Senior Women Can Date with Adult Kids
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How Senior Women Can Date with Adult Kids

By: Kara Pound • 7/26/12

Getting back into the dating scene, whether it’s been a 20-year-long hiatus or two, can be nerve-racking and scary....(read more)

Vagected: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble
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Vagected: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

By: Kara Pound • 7/24/12

It’s a Friday night and you’re out at a bar with one of your good girlfriends. You both scan the room for suitable...(read more)

How to Break Your Bad Dating Habits
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How to Break Your Bad Dating Habits

By: Kara Pound • 7/24/12

Albert Einstein (aka the smartest man ever born) once said "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and...(read more)

How to Choose a Dating Site for Lesbians
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How to Choose a Dating Site for Lesbians

By: Kara Pound • 7/23/12

Though online dating has been around for nearly a decade, a more recent addition to the realm is niche dating. These...(read more)

How Lesbians Can Have a Safe and Exciting Sex Life
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How Lesbians Can Have a Safe and Exciting Sex Life

By: Kara Pound • 7/21/12

Anyone who is sexually active outside of a monogamous relationship is at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted...(read more)

Do Long-Distance Relationships Ever Work Out?
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Do Long-Distance Relationships Ever Work Out?

By: Kara Pound • 7/20/12

Long-distance relationships are becoming more common these days. There's even a name for it, LDR couples, as well as...(read more)

How Senior Women Can Stop First Date Anxiety
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How Senior Women Can Stop First Date Anxiety

By: Kara Pound • 7/19/12

If you’re looking for love as a senior lady, chances are it’s your second time around playing the field. But unlike...(read more)

What to Do When Meeting a Match In Person
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What to Do When Meeting a Match In Person

By: Kara Pound • 7/16/12

Dating from the comfort of your couch, hidden behind a computer screen and mouse, is a lot less intimidating than...(read more)

Should I Let This One Go or Tell Her How I Feel?
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Should I Let This One Go or Tell Her How I Feel?

By: Kara Pound • 7/13/12

Reader Question:
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Why Women Like When Men Initiate Sex
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Why Women Like When Men Initiate Sex

By: Kara Pound • 7/13/12

Let’s be honest, nobody actually enjoys being rejected. Throughout history, man has assumed the role of pursuer and...(read more)

How Do I Know He’s Interested Without Asking and Seeming Needy?
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How Do I Know He’s Interested Without Asking and Seeming Needy?

By: Kara Pound • 7/13/12

Reader Question:
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For a Christian Woman, What Site Offers the Best Men/Women Ratio?

By: Kara Pound • 7/13/12

Reader Question:
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5 First Date Ideas for Gay Men
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5 First Date Ideas for Gay Men

By: Kara Pound • 7/11/12

Whether you’ve been out of the closet for six months or six years, planning a killer first date is a must. After all,...(read more)

5 Reasons Your Friends Don’t Like Your Boyfriend
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5 Reasons Your Friends Don’t Like Your Boyfriend

By: Kara Pound • 7/10/12

There is nothing worse than finding out your friends don’t like your boyfriend. Why? Well, chances are your friends...(read more)

Can Women Become Obsessed With Online Dating?
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Can Women Become Obsessed With Online Dating?

By: Kara Pound • 7/7/12

Honestly, anyone can become obsessed with anything. Have you seen those reality shows where a person has collected 2,000...(read more)

Q&A

I Had Breast Cancer. Do I Put This in My Profile?

By: Kara Pound • 7/6/12

Reader Question:
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How Do I Get My Ex to Stop Acting Funny to Me and Go Out with My Friends?
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How Do I Get My Ex to Stop Acting Funny to Me and Go Out with My Friends?

By: Kara Pound • 7/6/12

Reader Question:
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How to Love Again
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How to Love Again

By: Kara Pound • 7/5/12

There is nothing that makes me sadder than to see a woman who is going through a breakup and doesn’t think she’ll...(read more)

How to Make Him Say “I Love You”
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How to Make Him Say “I Love You”

By: Kara Pound • 7/5/12

There are a few different facets to this topic. For one, is he shy about saying “I love you," even though he has said...(read more)

How Should Your Girlfriend Interact Online?
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How Should Your Girlfriend Interact Online?

By: Kara Pound • 7/4/12

Over the past two decades, the inception of the World Wide Web has brought additional obstacles to the world of dating....(read more)

When to Meet Your Boyfriend’s Parents
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When to Meet Your Boyfriend’s Parents

By: Kara Pound • 7/2/12

When it comes to meeting a guy's parents, all I can think about is how stressful it is to watch any of the “Meet the...(read more)

What Does it Mean if My Boyfriend is Not Responding to My Calls and Texts?
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What Does it Mean if My Boyfriend is Not Responding to My Calls and Texts?

By: Kara Pound • 6/29/12

Reader Question:
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My Parents Don’t Like Who I Date. How Do I Get Them to Like Him?
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My Parents Don’t Like Who I Date. How Do I Get Them to Like Him?

By: Kara Pound • 6/29/12

This really depends on if you care what your parents think. If you have a close relationship with mom and dad, respect...(read more)

How to Meet People in a New City
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How to Meet People in a New City

By: Kara Pound • 6/28/12

Seattle, Paris, Istanbul, Phoenix, Atlanta . . . moving to a new city can be daunting. Whether it’s for a job transfer...(read more)

3 Bachelorette Party Destinations
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3 Bachelorette Party Destinations

By: Kara Pound • 6/25/12

So you found the man of your dreams and you’re about to get hitched? Congratulations! But before you take the plunge...(read more)

How to Play Hard to Get
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How to Play Hard to Get

By: Kara Pound • 6/25/12

Playing hard to get reminds me of a game of tag — you’re “it” and you spend the whole time on the playground...(read more)

I Have to Decide Between Two Women. Who Do I Pick?
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I Have to Decide Between Two Women. Who Do I Pick?

By: Kara Pound • 6/23/12

Reader Question:
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Should I Block an Ex from My Social Media?

By: Kara Pound • 6/22/12

That depends on a few things. Are you still friends with your ex-girlfriend? If so, then absolutely keep her on your...(read more)

Are There Dating Sites Where Senior Men are More Friendly?
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Are There Dating Sites Where Senior Men are More Friendly?

By: Kara Pound • 6/22/12

Reader Question: Are there any dating sites for those of us over 60 where men are more friendly than not? I have not had...(read more)

He Criticizes Me. How Do I Get Him to See My Point of View?
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He Criticizes Me. How Do I Get Him to See My Point of View?

By: Kara Pound • 6/22/12

Reader Question:
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Is Online Chemistry Possible?
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Is Online Chemistry Possible?

By: Kara Pound • 6/21/12

Comedian Adam Sandler once said, “Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it....(read more)

5 Online Safety Tips for Gay Men
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5 Online Safety Tips for Gay Men

By: Kara Pound • 6/20/12

When it comes to online dating, safety is a number one priority for anyone involved. Whether you’re gay or straight,...(read more)

First Date Ideas for Senior Women
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First Date Ideas for Senior Women

By: Kara Pound • 6/19/12

American author and humorist, Mark Twain, once said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it...(read more)

How to Let Go of Your Dating Regrets
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How to Let Go of Your Dating Regrets

By: Kara Pound • 6/18/12

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully...(read more)

How to Have the Perfect Summer Romance
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How to Have the Perfect Summer Romance

By: Kara Pound • 6/18/12

Hearing the phrase “summer romance” reminds me of the 1978 film “Grease,” where good girl Sandy and greaser...(read more)

Is Searching for Mr. Right Keeping You from Love?
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Is Searching for Mr. Right Keeping You from Love?

By: Kara Pound • 6/16/12

According to the United States Census Bureau, the world population is just over seven billion. The existence of “Mr....(read more)

Should I Ask Her Out Again?
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Should I Ask Her Out Again?

By: Kara Pound • 6/15/12

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Why Do Women Not Respond Back?

By: Kara Pound • 6/15/12

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How Do I Get Her to Like Me?

By: Kara Pound • 6/15/12

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How Do I Meet Someone In Person After Chatting Online?

By: Kara Pound • 6/15/12

So you’ve met this amazing guy. The two of you have been chatting online for over two weeks and he finally asks you...(read more)

How to Kiss a Girl and Turn Her On
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How to Kiss a Girl and Turn Her On

By: Kara Pound • 6/14/12

German author Emil Ludwig once said, “The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial one in any love...(read more)

What Does “The Choice” Offer Women?
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What Does “The Choice” Offer Women?

By: Kara Pound • 6/14/12

FOX touts “The Choice” as “featuring the world’s most eligible celebrities competing to find true love among a...(read more)

First Date Tips for Shy Lesbians
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First Date Tips for Shy Lesbians

By: Kara Pound • 6/14/12

No matter if you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight, dating poses uncomfortable and unsure situations for all of...(read more)

Do Women Consider Flirting Online Cheating?
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Do Women Consider Flirting Online Cheating?

By: Kara Pound • 6/13/12

It doesn’t matter if you’re texting, Skyping, Facebooking, iChatting, calling or sending a telegraph — cheating is...(read more)

How to Get a Girl to Like You
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How to Get a Girl to Like You

By: Kara Pound • 6/10/12

Rule number one, if you want a girl to like you, then please disregard everything you thought worked in elementary...(read more)

5 Signs Your Relationship is in Jeopardy
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5 Signs Your Relationship is in Jeopardy

By: Kara Pound • 6/9/12

Everything seems to be going great and then “wham!” you get dumped. It came out of nowhere. Literally, you had no...(read more)

How Do I Know if My Girlfriend is Just Flirting for Fun?
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How Do I Know if My Girlfriend is Just Flirting for Fun?

By: Kara Pound • 6/8/12

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Do I Have Feelings for This Guy?
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Do I Have Feelings for This Guy?

By: Kara Pound • 6/8/12

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Does This Girl at School Like Me?
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Does This Girl at School Like Me?

By: Kara Pound • 6/8/12

Reader Question:
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Do Girls Really Like Bad Boys?
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Do Girls Really Like Bad Boys?

By: Kara Pound • 6/7/12

Throughout history, famous bad boys have become objects of lust for women all over the world. Young film icon James...(read more)

Is He Stringing Me Along?
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Is He Stringing Me Along?

By: Kara Pound • 6/1/12

Reader Question:
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How Do I Take My Girlfriend Talking About Me to Her Friend?
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How Do I Take My Girlfriend Talking About Me to Her Friend?

By: Kara Pound • 6/1/12

Reader Question:
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First Date Kissing: Tacky or Totally Acceptable?
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First Date Kissing: Tacky or Totally Acceptable?

By: Kara Pound • 6/1/12

Swedish Golden Screen siren Ingrid Bergman once said, “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when...(read more)

What is Wrong with Dating the Mom of Your Daughter’s Boyfriend?
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What is Wrong with Dating the Mom of Your Daughter’s Boyfriend?

By: Kara Pound • 6/1/12

Reader Question:
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What Are Some Easy Profile Tips to Attract More Dates?

By: Kara Pound • 6/1/12

Rule number one, don’t look like a hobo in your online dating profile. Ladies like men who take showers on a daily...(read more)

Does Online Dating Really Work for Women?
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Does Online Dating Really Work for Women?

By: Kara Pound • 5/29/12

April's multi-state Mega Millions jackpot reached a world-record payout of $540 million. That means the odds of winning...(read more)

How Much is Acceptable to Drink on the First Date?
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How Much is Acceptable to Drink on the First Date?

By: Kara Pound • 5/29/12

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield once joked, “I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample, it had an olive in...(read more)

How to Plan the Second Date
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How to Plan the Second Date

By: Kara Pound • 5/25/12

You went on a first date with this really great girl. It went amazing. Now, it’s time to plan the second date. This is...(read more)

When Should I Invite a Date to My House?
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When Should I Invite a Date to My House?

By: Kara Pound • 5/25/12

Inviting someone into your home (a.k.a. your space or comfort zone) shouldn’t be extended to just anyone. When you...(read more)

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What are the Benefits of Joining a Dating Site?

By: Kara Pound • 5/25/12

During 1860 through 1861, the Pony Express served as mail service connecting the East Coast of the United States with...(read more)

How to Flirt Online
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How to Flirt Online

By: Kara Pound • 5/23/12

Flirting is a delicate skill to learn. You don’t want to come on too strong or too creepy or downright desperate....(read more)

How to Make Up With Your Girlfriend After a Fight
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How to Make Up With Your Girlfriend After a Fight

By: Kara Pound • 5/21/12

Unless you’re one of those people who thrive on drama, fighting with your partner is no fun. It’s loud, angry and...(read more)

Is Having Sex on the First Date Wrong?
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Is Having Sex on the First Date Wrong?

By: Kara Pound • 5/18/12

There really is no way to candy coat this one. Ladies, having sex on the first date is an absolute no-no. It’s not...(read more)

What if I Don’t Like Kids but My New Boyfriend Has Kids?
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What if I Don’t Like Kids but My New Boyfriend Has Kids?

By: Kara Pound • 5/18/12

Kids are noisy, messy, expensive and require a lot of upkeep. They’re also hilarious, unconditionally loving and...(read more)

5 Relationship Deal-Breakers
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5 Relationship Deal-Breakers

By: Kara Pound • 5/18/12

When it comes to relationships, what’s considered a deal-breaker depends on the individual. For some women, a man who...(read more)

How to Know He is Boyfriend Material
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How to Know He is Boyfriend Material

By: Kara Pound • 5/14/12

Before you start running around town shouting from the rooftops “So-and-so is my beau!!!” first figure out if he’s...(read more)

5 Good and Bad Pickup Lines for Women (Gasp!)
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5 Good and Bad Pickup Lines for Women (Gasp!)

By: Kara Pound • 5/14/12

The phrase “pickup line” is usually associated with men. In fact, I’ve never heard a guy say, “So I was at this...(read more)

Is She Interested?
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Is She Interested?

By: Kara Pound • 5/11/12

Reader Question:
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How Do I Get Over My Shyness?
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How Do I Get Over My Shyness?

By: Kara Pound • 5/11/12

Nobody is born with confidence. Like riding a bike, writing in cursive or baking a chocolate-raspberry torte - it is a...(read more)

Is MissTravel.com for You?
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Is MissTravel.com for You?

By: Kara Pound • 5/10/12

It’s by no means a far-fetched idea to start an online dating website for wealthy travelers who don’t like to travel...(read more)

What to Get Your Girlfriend’s Mom for Mother’s Day
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What to Get Your Girlfriend’s Mom for Mother’s Day

By: Kara Pound • 5/9/12

When you’re in a relatively new relationship and a holiday shows up, it’s difficult to know the proper etiquette to...(read more)

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Are There Any Good Free Online Dating Sites?

By: Kara Pound • 5/4/12

Reader Question:
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Should I Listen to Dating Advice from My Friends?
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Should I Listen to Dating Advice from My Friends?

By: Kara Pound • 5/4/12

It depends on your friend. If you’re seeking relationship advice from your friend who still lives at home, drinks...(read more)

Why Do I Always Seem to Date Jerks?
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Why Do I Always Seem to Date Jerks?

By: Kara Pound • 5/4/12

So you habitually date contemptibly obnoxious men. Why are you blaming the men rather than yourself? The truth of the...(read more)

How to Know When to Forgive Him
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How to Know When to Forgive Him

By: Kara Pound • 5/3/12

Clergyman, social reformer and abolitionist, Henry Ward Beecher, once said, “I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is...(read more)

5 Ways Men Can Be More Romantic
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5 Ways Men Can Be More Romantic

By: Kara Pound • 4/29/12

Good ol' Lisa Simpson, that misanthropic doomsayer of a cartoon girl, once said, “Romance is dead — it was acquired...(read more)

Is His New Relationship a Rebound?
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Is His New Relationship a Rebound?

By: Kara Pound • 4/27/12

Reader Question:
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3 Best and Worst Foods to Eat On a First Date
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3 Best and Worst Foods to Eat On a First Date

By: Kara Pound • 4/25/12

Franklin P. Jones, an American humorist, once said, “You are what you eat. For example, if you eat garlic, you’re...(read more)

Has She Lost Interest?
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Has She Lost Interest?

By: Kara Pound • 4/20/12

Reader Question:
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How to Get a Girl’s Attention Online
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How to Get a Girl’s Attention Online

By: Kara Pound • 4/18/12

The Internet is a fast-paced virtual world where you have seconds to grab a person’s attention. Pop-up ads, music...(read more)

Does Web Presence Heighten Jealousy?
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Does Web Presence Heighten Jealousy?

By: Kara Pound • 4/17/12

You’ve met a great guy through online dating, the chemistry is there, sparks are flying and you’ve arranged to meet...(read more)

3 Tips for Dating a Girl with a lot of Male Friends
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3 Tips for Dating a Girl with a lot of Male Friends

By: Kara Pound • 4/15/12

You meet a girl and you’re totally smitten with her. She’s incredible. She loves going to baseball games, drinks...(read more)

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Why is My Relationship Status on Facebook so Important to Women?

By: Kara Pound • 4/13/12

Women like titles — that’s just how we are. Whether we want to be someone’s “girlfriend” in middle school and...(read more)

When Do You Compromise and When Do You Stand Your Ground?
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When Do You Compromise and When Do You Stand Your Ground?

By: Kara Pound • 4/13/12

One of my favorite phrases is “pick your battles.” I have literally seen relationships fall apart because one or...(read more)

How to Find Great Women Through Online Dating
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How to Find Great Women Through Online Dating

By: Kara Pound • 4/10/12

When you’re online dating, sifting through a bunch of subpar love connections to find a girl worth dating can get...(read more)

Facebook Dating Etiquette
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Facebook Dating Etiquette

By: Kara Pound • 4/8/12

Do you think that Facebook should start following the same rules you put into place in the real world? Or is your FB...(read more)

5 Tips for Dating a Co-Worker
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5 Tips for Dating a Co-Worker

By: Kara Pound • 4/6/12

Back in the day, dating a co-worker was punishable with a pink slip. Today, people basically live at their jobs. This...(read more)

Screening Online Dates
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Screening Online Dates

By: Kara Pound • 4/6/12

Hands down, the most intimidating part of online dating is the person-to-person meet and greet. Say you’re getting...(read more)

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How Often Should I Talk to a Woman I’m Interested in Online?

By: Kara Pound • 4/6/12

This is a tricky question because there are so many factors that can determine the answer. If you’re interested in a...(read more)

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What Can I Learn From Looking at a Man’s Profile Picture?

By: Kara Pound • 4/6/12

If he’s posed in front of the Egyptian pyramids, chances are he enjoys world travel. If he has his arm around an older...(read more)

Should Religion Play a Role When Choosing a Partner?
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Should Religion Play a Role When Choosing a Partner?

By: Kara Pound • 4/6/12

Proper dinner party etiquette states that guests should never discuss politics or religion. But when you’re dating and...(read more)

When is it Right to Kiss for the First Time?
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When is it Right to Kiss for the First Time?

By: Kara Pound • 4/6/12

Body language! I can’t stress it enough. You will know when it’s right to kiss for the first time if you pay...(read more)

Decoding Her Mixed Signals
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Decoding Her Mixed Signals

By: Kara Pound • 4/5/12

For as long as men and women have sought a partnership, man has tried to decode signals of the woman he’s with.
...(read more)

How to Win a Fight with Your Girlfriend
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How to Win a Fight with Your Girlfriend

By: Kara Pound • 4/1/12

A friend told me the other night that lawyers win arguments because they never ask a question they don’t already know...(read more)

Second Chances: When to Give a Horrible Date Another Go
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Second Chances: When to Give a Horrible Date Another Go

By: Kara Pound • 3/29/12

There are cardinal sins when it comes to first dates — things so inexcusable a second date will never see the light of...(read more)

5 Cheap (or Super Cheap) Date Ideas
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5 Cheap (or Super Cheap) Date Ideas

By: Kara Pound • 3/28/12

Fellas, it’s the 21st century. But unfortunately for you, there are a lot of women out there who still feel like you...(read more)

5 Ways to Get Out of the Friend Zone
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5 Ways to Get Out of the Friend Zone

By: Kara Pound • 3/27/12

As someone who spent most of my life in the “friend zone,” I can empathize. You were a tomboy as a kid — riding...(read more)

7 Phrases Women Hate to Hear
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7 Phrases Women Hate to Hear

By: Kara Pound • 3/26/12

In my 30-plus years, men have said probably a thousand things to me that have given me the willies. Here’s a rundown...(read more)

How-To’s for Online Dating Etiquette
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How-To’s for Online Dating Etiquette

By: Kara Pound • 3/22/12

Famed etiquette writer, Emily Post, didn’t live long enough to see online dating become a social norm. But I still...(read more)

Group Dates: Good Idea or Mojo Killer?
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Group Dates: Good Idea or Mojo Killer?

By: Kara Pound • 3/22/12

The informal definition of a “date” is a social or romantic engagement. Though it doesn’t mention how many people...(read more)

Does Age Really Matter in a Relationship?
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Does Age Really Matter in a Relationship?

By: Kara Pound • 3/20/12

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are 25 years apart in age. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are 16 years apart....(read more)

How to Know a Relationship is Facebook Ready
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How to Know a Relationship is Facebook Ready

By: Kara Pound • 3/20/12

As of December 2011, Facebook had 845 million monthly active users with 483 million daily active users on average....(read more)

Planning the First Sleepover
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Planning the First Sleepover

By: Kara Pound • 3/20/12

It’s tough to gauge when a new relationship is ready for an overnighter. If you haven’t sealed the deal, a.k.a....(read more)

Strap on the Wooden Clogs, It’s Time to Go Dutch
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Strap on the Wooden Clogs, It’s Time to Go Dutch

By: Kara Pound • 3/19/12

A few weeks ago, I was having a drink with a friend when she brought up a concern about her new relationship. The issue...(read more)

How to Repair a First Date Screw-Up
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How to Repair a First Date Screw-Up

By: Kara Pound • 3/19/12

Ways to fix things: duct tape, Gorilla glue, staples, twine, nails, screws, rope, paper clips and “I’m sorry.” For...(read more)

Do Sparks Really Exist?
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Do Sparks Really Exist?

By: Kara Pound • 3/18/12

German theologian and philosopher Albert Schweitzer once said, “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a...(read more)

How to Avoid Online Dating Scams
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How to Avoid Online Dating Scams

By: Kara Pound • 3/18/12

With well over 1,000 online dating sites, scammers are regularly trolling these sites looking for vulnerable victims....(read more)

How to Date With Kids
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How to Date With Kids

By: Kara Pound • 3/17/12

Dating is hard. Dating when you have kids is downright terrifying. You’re no longer worrying about things like: Is he...(read more)

How to Initiate the Online Meet and Greet
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How to Initiate the Online Meet and Greet

By: Kara Pound • 3/17/12

So you’ve signed up to a top online dating site, procured the perfect profile, and you’re ready to start meeting...(read more)

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