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3 Tips for Dating As a Single Mom


Dating as a single mom is tricky enough without all the bad behavior we see online these days. As a mom, you tend to consider the impact felt by your children before you even pause to think about…

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Men Have a Biological Clock Too


Most people have heard the expression geriatric pregnancy. It’s the heinous medical terminology given to a pregnant woman over the age of 35. I’m only 30 and I’m already offended. But what you…

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Your First Trip as a Couple


Your first trip as a couple should be full of shared experiences and romantic moments. But it’s also typically filled with stress, excitement, and nervous energy, especially with all the COVID travel…

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Myth or Magic: Love at First Sight


According to a 2017 poll, 72% of men and 61% of women believe in love at first sight. But 41% of men and 29% of women claim to have actually experienced it. Not to be confused with the reality show,…

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The Top 4 Ways to Keep Romance Alive


Love is an actionable verb. You have to wake up every single day and choose to love your partner. Play with them. Plan things to make them feel special and appreciated. Make them a priority in your…

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Sex and Intimacy: How Soon is Too Soon?


Think back to that first time you met the person you’re talking to. Focus on the time you first felt butterflies in your stomach, that indescribable cosmic rush between your head, heart, maybe even…

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How to Say I’m Sorry – 5 Apology Styles


The 5 Apology Styles are: Expressing Regret, Accepting Responsibility, Genuinely Repenting, Making Restitution, and Requesting Forgiveness.  The creator of the 5 Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman,…

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Are You Ready to Put Yourself Out There?


Before you decide to put yourself out there again, think about what it is that you are really seeking. And if you don’t know, maybe this will help you consider defining what you are looking for in…

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How to Catch a Catfish


Dating apps are like the Wild West, so swipers beware! Today we’re going to teach you how to catch a catfish, so you will be a little safer online. When online dating was in its infancy, it was like…

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#SuccessfulSingles: How to Date a Doctor


At The Setup, we specialize in setting up like-minded, career-oriented singles and sending them out on their last first date. So, we thought it would be helpful to look at the pros and cons of…

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Why Should You Join The Setup?


Most people have never considered hiring a Matchmaker before; that’s okay! We understand that this is a complicated product that requires a time investment as much as a financial investment. That…

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Declutter Your Mind & Clean Out Your Closets


Have you done your #springcleaning yet? It feels so nice to cleanse your closets of all the stuff you’ve kept for too long. When you clean out your space, it helps to also declutter your mind, and…

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Communication: The Key to Commitment


Today, I want to talk about what happens after you’ve met someone and decided to start seeing each other exclusively. How do you effectively express your needs in a hookup culture that fears…

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Haunting: When Ghosters Return


So you’ve been ghosted...or have you? You feel your phone vibrate. Why is HE liking your Instagram posts?! You haven’t talked in weeks, not since he dropped off planet Earth and stopped texting you…

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Ghosting: How to Maintain Your Spirit


Online dating has bred a whole new batch of bad dating behavior, the most common of these being ghosting. There’s a certain level of anonymity to dating apps. Most of the time, you’re swiping,…

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Ask the Experts: 5 Tips for the First Few Dates


The most important thing to remember early on, especially in those first few dates, is to remain present. Stay in the moment and just enjoy one another’s company. This is the easiest way to combat…

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How to Break Up With Your Deal-Breakers


Let’s talk about deal-breakers. We all have them. Deal-breakers can mean different things to different people, so for the purpose of this article, let’s define them as criteria you use to disqualify…

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#CouplesGoals – Bad First Impressions


Do you ever wonder why we celebrate relationships in literature like Romeo and Juliet despite their bad first impressions, heinous miscommunication, tragic endings, and/or obvious character flaws? In…

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Dating After Divorce: Preparing for the Next Chapter


Research says, the second most stressful life event one can experience is divorce. Preceded only by the death of a loved one and followed by a personal health crisis. Dating after divorce can be just…

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Top 30 Conversation Starters


Vanessa Van Edwards separates conversation starters into three categories based on how long you’ve spent with someone: five minutes, five hours, or five days, in her book, Captivate: The Science of…

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Myth or Magic: Women’s Intuition


We’ve all heard of women’s intuition. It’s an age-old phenomenon, but in recent years science has proven its validity. According to the British Journal of Psychology, Intuition is what happens when…

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20 Tips for Profile Pics


Last time, I talked about the importance of having the right profile pics. Today, I want to go a little further by giving you my top 20 tips for profile pics. These are action items to help you take…

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A Profile Picture is Worth A Thousand Words


Your profile picture is the first thing people see, and it’s what will make them want to swipe right or message you. We have done some experiments to see what gets the right attention and what…

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TMI: The Fine Line Between Oversharing & Authenticity


Oversharing often occurs despite the best of intentions. They may share something embarrassing to overshadow someone else’s shame, or try to fill an awkward silence to make their date more…

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Decoding Body Language


According to Vanessa Van Edwards, Author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, there are over 800 non-verbal signals made during a 30-minute first date. Once you learn how to read your…

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COVID & The 5 Love Languages


Today, we're going to take a look at all 5 Love Languages in the time of Corona, and how to express each of them in a safe and healthy way. The 5 Love Languages is a theory, developed by Gary Chapman…

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How to Handle Rejection Like a Boss


I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, what you did, getting rejected sucks. Unfortunately, we have to learn how to handle rejection because it’s part of life. Admit it...you sang that in your…

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Don’t Listen to Bad Dating Advice


We have all received outdated, unsolicited, downright bad dating advice from friends, family, acquaintances, maybe even complete strangers. You know that nosey aunt who shares way too much…

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Are You Alone or Just Feeling Lonely?


Have you ever found yourself standing in an arena full of people and realized you  feel completely and utterly alone? On the other hand, there are times when you’re capable of being 100% fulfilled…

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Man Happily Carries Plant Out of Apartment After Leaving an Imbalanced Relationship

Should You Stay in an Imbalanced Relationship?


An imbalanced relationship is common; it’s never never 50/50, despite couples unfairly using this as the golden rule. Shifting efforts is common and expected. When it becomes a problem is when those…

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Reflect on Your Life Cause the Roaring 20s are Here


We don’t often take time out of our daily lives to really dig deep and self assessment. So, that’s exactly what I want you to do today. Take a few deep, cleansing breaths, and reflect on your life.…

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The Online Dating App-idemic


Move over COVID, there’s a new epidemic in town. The Online Dating App-idemic affects single people of all ages and walks of life, but Millennials are especially vulnerable.   About 80% of human…

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