Dating Advice

Dating isn’t easy. Our team of dating experts answer a wide range of common dating questions to provide you with a solid foundation for finding love in an ever-changing dating landscape.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Dating

Virtual dating is a new idea for many, but it’s time that your love life and dating style adapts during this time too! The current…
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11 Best Quarantine Date Ideas

Are you spending most of your time inside? The current pandemic doesn’t have to put a dent in your dating life! You can still be…
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10 Tips for Dating After a Divorce

Diving into the world of dating is tough, but it can be even tougher to re-enter that scene after a divorce. You might still be…
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When to Start Dating After Divorce

Divorce isn’t fun for anyone. Though it could be amicable on both sides, even leaving one or both parties feeling relieved, it’s usually messy and…
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Balancing Love With Work: A Step-By-Step Guide for Busy Bachelors & Bachelorettes

Finding love undeniably takes time. As much as you may want to skip ahead to the point where you get to relax in your sweats…
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Top 4 Ways a Guy Screws Up a 2nd Date

It was only after a long hiatus from dating myself, that when jumping back into the dating circus, I found myself in the company of…
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The Real Dating Deal Breakers You Need to Know About

If you’re single, you most definitely have your wish list of what you’re looking for in a mate. A personalized, itemized outline of things you…
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Single For the First Time? A Newbie’s Cheat Sheet to Dating

New to being single? Or rather, ready to dive into dating? It doesn’t really matter whether you’re finally swearing off celibacy or preparing to get…
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5 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Dating Game

Here we go, Boston! Another New Year to get things right. At least when it comes to dating, you have plenty of options. Perhaps too…
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Politics And Why It’s Ruining Your Love Life

Ah, the bittersweet kiss of a love stifled too soon. How many times just before “forever and ever” have we dropped the ball? We certainly…
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Secret Deal Breakers That Are Wrecking Your Dating Life

You’re single. You’ve been on more than your share of first dates. It’s definitely not you. It’s them. Sound familiar? There’s no shortage of inflated…
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Top 5 Tips on Dating a Divorced Dad

If you’re a woman dating later in life, you will run into the divorced dad. With the responsibility and juggling that goes on with being…
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The 7 Stages to Becoming a Dating Ninja

The dating scene is tough today. Whether you’re newly single or have been single for a while, the challenges are painful at times. Love is…
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Benching May Prove Catastrophic To Your Dating Life

What’s the most popular bad dating behavior for 2017? Benching! The now, well-known, act of sending ambiguous texts or “liking” social media posts after a…
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Why You’re Smart in Business and Dumb at Dating

How could a CEO bomb a first date? What about a physician or an attorney? Successful, professional singles that have their “A game” in the…
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The Art Of #ghosting…A Horror Story

There is no other human behavior that is simultaneously despised and yet revered as that of “ghosting”. A once useful tool for only the worst amongst…
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That Time I Tried Speed Dating…

If you haven’t done it you most assuredly know someone who has – speed dating. Honestly I think it’s the biggest scam out there. Have…
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Decoding Your Dating DNA

If love were a science experiment, we’d all be incompetent of predicting accurate outcomes. Imagine yourself wearing a white lab coat, thick plastic safety goggles,…
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Top Three Rules on Social Media and Dating

You’ve had three mediocre dates. Or maybe you’ve only had one good one. At any rate, there comes a time during dating that you’re thinking…
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What You Can Learn From the NFL About Dating

Just look around Boston. Singles are everywhere. From the Seaport to Downtown, you can’t help but scan the trendiest roof deck tops to see the…
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Top 5 Reasons Your Peter Pan Syndrome Will Ruin Your Love Life

Can you imagine Peter Pan holding an IPhone in his hand, combing through the newest dating app? He would look at you in complete amazement….
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Is He Into Me? Top 6 Warning Signs From A Boston Dating Coach

Single Boston women are smart, professional and have a lot going for them. So why is the struggle so real when it comes to finding…
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The Holy Grail Of Male Mind Control

I must admit this particular topic interests all of us. How do we get a man to do what we want? I think women have…
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Dating After Divorce: How to Get Yourself Back Out There

Dating after a divorce can be exciting as you put yourself out there and meet new people. It can also be a stressful, nerve-wracking time…
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Rules For The “Ultimate Pick Up” For 2017

We’re going to have a great 2017! As long as you pay attention, the next year will be unlike any other you’ve ever had. Attitude…
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Dating After a Divorce

You think that dating in Boston will be the same as it was before you got married and divorced, but somehow it just isn’t. The…
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“I’m A Train Wreck And I Want You” Selfie…

I’ve heard from a few men that the women they meet are “out of control”. One gentleman messaged me “If you could only read the…
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How Much Baggage is Too Much

You finally have found him at long last: the one. However, as your relationship develops and you start to peel back the layers, you may…
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Biggest Deal Breakers for Men

Both men and women have what they refer to as their “dealbreakers.” Dealbreakers are those traits or actions that tell you that there is no…
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Is Your Date Marriage Worth? Find Out

At a certain point in their relationships, all women ask themselves the question of whether their relationship will end up with a marriage. After a…
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Women’s Guide to Preparing for a First Date

One of the most unnerving social constructs, dating can be a very difficult process. Often marked by awkward conversations, butterflies in the belly, and bouts…
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Snow White & The 7 First Dates

Every woman out there, single or not, has imagined a true love fairytale in her own life. We have moments of nostalgia where our sweet…
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When He’s Almost Perfect

Every romance story has its peaks and valleys. You fall. You pick yourself up. You fall again. Sometimes, you even get to fall in love….
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How to Date a Divorced Man

Navigating the choppy waters of the dating pool is difficult enough, but in today’s complicated world, people come with more baggage than ever. For women,…
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In Defense Of The ‘Dry Spell’….

There was a time when lonely hearts may have seemed the utmost despicable condition for a human being to be in. As sophisticated as we…
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Are You Top Dating Material? Take This Quick Test

Especially if you haven’t dated for a while, you might be wondering if you’re still a “good date.” What makes a good date? And what…
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5 Romantic Restaurants in Belmont, MA

The availability of lovely restaurants in Belmont, MA, makes it easy to find excellent date locations. Why not try a romantic new restaurant on your…
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Why is Lunch So Good For Dating?

At LunchDates, we have had quite a lot of time to think about lunch. And dating. Since we have been matchmaking in Boston since 1982…
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11 Dating Tips Every Professional Should Know

Spring is in the air, which means your love life – and professional life – are picking up steam. So how do you make sure…
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Beware Dead Man Tell No Tales – Of Dating

An unending foray of love and tragedy perpetuate my pursuit of the bad guy. That’s my story. DEFINITION (of tragedy): an event causing great suffering,…
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How To Attract Single Women

If you’re like a lot of men, you get occasional unsolicited emails about this. We won’t go into the usual details of those here, but…
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Why Twitter Is Not Your Dating Service

We hear this a lot: with all these free social media outlets available online, why would I choose to pay for a dating service? Though…
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Take This Quick Test. Are You Top Dating Material?

Especially if you haven’t dated for a while, you might be wondering if you’re still a “good date.” What makes a good date? And what…
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“I’m Not Looking for a Relationship Right Now,” And Other Reasons Not to Date

Perhaps you’ve found yourself single for no apparent reason. Or maybe you have a mysterious unnamed friend who is single for no apparent reason, and…
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How to Date a Divorced Man: Finding Love in a Complicated Place

Navigating the choppy waters of the dating pool is difficult enough, but in today’s complicated world, people come with more baggage than ever. For women,…
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Dating Guide for Single Parents: You Can Still Find Romance!

Reentering the complicated world of dating can be confusing and even frightening for suddenly single parents. Even if you’ve given yourself several months or even…
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How to Date a Divorced Woman

When dating a divorced woman, men must understand that their needs are slightly different from a woman who has never had a serious, long-term relationship….
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Biggest Topics Couples Fight About & How To Overcome Those Issues

Here at LunchDates, we spend a lot of time discussing what’s working and not working in our client’s relationships.   We have compiled some of the…
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How To Be Interesting On Dates: Tell a Story

The easiest way to charm your date is by telling a story. Long after a date has ended, we will might forget some of the…
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Lunch Dates vs Dinner Dates: What is Better?

Being professional matchmakers in Boston for over 30 years, we are often asked a lot of the same questions. One of the recurring questions we…
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IntoEXicating – Don’t Date Him Again Girl…

When approaching the world of online dating, whether it be the first time or the fourth, we enter that world in a certain ‘state’. I…
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6 Dating Tips for Widows

You made a life and plans with someone. Now those plans have to be recast and a new reality emerges and is integrated. Getting back…
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Why Your Friends are Terrible Matchmakers

We wouldn’t like to say that friends don’t have great intentions while trying to set you up. However, when friends play matchmaker, with a pre-determined…
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