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preggers

Contraception for the over 40s - still an important consideration!

It's one of life's ironies - as women, we spend our late twenties and thirties worrying about our declining fertility, only to be surprised that unplanned pregnancy can still happen later on in life. Read more »

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awkward

What to do if the person you're dating tells you they love you but you don't feel same

It's not a situation that anyone wants to experience when dating a new love interest. That moment when your partner turns to you and says 'I'm in love with you' - and you don't have the same feelings for them. What do you do? Read more »

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mistakes

5 key dating mistakes to avoid

Being a relationship psychologist, I get to hear all sorts of horror dating stories from my single clients. It never ceases to amaze me some of the things that some people do unknowingly that sabotages their chances of finding love. Read more »

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confidence

How to boost your confidence before a date

It can be a little nerve-wracking and daunting when you meet someone online and decide to take it to the next level and meet up with them in person. Up until then, you've been able to banter by email, texts and phone calls - but now it's time for a face to face. Read more »

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ja

Ask John Q&A July: Part 2

We received a lot of questions from you guys, so this week RSVP's dating and relationship expert, John Aiken, continues to provide some answers... Read more »

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ja

Ask John Q&A July: Part 1

RSVP's dating and relationship expert, John Aiken, continues to answer your dating questions this July... Read more »

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broken heart

How to get over a broken heart?

It's never pleasant to get your heart broken, but it's a part of the whole dating process. Falling in love means putting yourself out there, and that can sometimes lead to heartache along the way. But that shouldn't make you retreat to eating ice cream on the couch, watching movies every Friday and Saturday night. Rather, you have to learn how to pick yourself up after a setback and stay in the game. Read more »

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puzzle

How important is birth order in compatibility and relationships?

When you first meet a love interest there are many things that can affect your levels of compatibility. For instance, a difficult upbringing, a past painful break-up, over-involved parents, excessive work hours and/or toxic friends. Another element that may come into the mix is their birth order. Read more »

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tired woman

Dating fatigue? 7 ways to maintain your wonder and zest

It's an exciting time when you decide to throw yourself into the dating game and start to meet different singles. It takes courage and patience and comes with plenty of highs and lows along the way. Not surprisingly, you may sometimes experience dating fatigue whereby you lose your passion for the process. Read more »

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phone bootycall

The difference between a date follow-up call and a booty call

Dating in today's world can involve all sorts of different agendas and expectations. For instance, many singles are looking for a long-term relationship but on the other hand, there are also singles that only want to have fun and keep things causal. Read more »

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