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Single girl's guide to dating

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Tips & tricks to master the dating world

"There should be a manual for this." We've all said it. Whether you're newly single, you've been playing the dating game for years, or you're ready to pass go and collect your $200, dating can be rough. Learn to embrace your singleness and find ways to celebrate life as only a single girl can. This handy girl's guide to dating will help you get through tough times as a single gal, meet men in the right places, muster up the courage to ask him out and much more!

How to be single...

Single girls' attitudes: When you've lost hope

A girl can only take so many bad dates before she starts to think her dog, or cat, is the only man for her. Here are some tips on how to keep a positive attitude when you start to feel like you're destined to be single forever:


Enjoying singlehood: When Valentine's Day comes

Also known to single girls as the lonliest day of the year. Take a look at these ideas to enjoy Valentine's Day without a date and yes, it is possible. All it takes is a new perspective and some fun, fresh ideas. Lonliest day of the year? Not this Valentine's Day.

Self-improvement: With some girl power

Sometimes all a girl needs is take a step back and focus on herself. When you're trying and trying again but the romance just isn't there, take some time off from dating and spend some extra time with your girlfriends. Most importantly, focus on you.

Dating skills: When you just got out of a relationship

It never hurts to brush up on your dating skills before throwing yourself out there again. When you're ready to get back in the dating game after a long-term relationship, there are a few things to keep in mind. Remember, you probably wont find another "Mr. Right" right away. Hang tight and stay positive in the face of rejection with these tips:


TIPS AND TRICKS OF the DATING TRADE

Dating don'ts: What you shouldn't be doing

If guys never seem to call you back, there might be a reason other than, "he's a schmuck." Make sure you're not sending them runing for this hills with these bad dating behaviors:

Dating do's: What you should be doing

You shouldn't be afriad to take initiative. Whether it's building up the nerve to ask him out or trying to catch his attention, there are some things you should make sure you're doing, and doing right.


Finding men: Where you should be looking

You may have the 'how' part down but what about the 'where'? A common question in the dating world is,

"where do I meet men?" Here are a few tips on where you can meet your next date so that you can put your charm to work:

Intimate relationships: When sex gets involved

We've all heard the phrase, "sex ruins everything." While it can get confusing, we have a few tips to help you know when it's time to back off after a one might stand or if there's something left to pursure after the sex.

Online dating: When dating goes virtual

Let's face it: it's the digital age. There are reasons to be skeptical of online dating but there are also some reasons to get excited. Here is some advice to help you date right when you're online:


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