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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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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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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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The gentle let down

One of the key messages I tell singles all the time is that to find the right one - you have to get good at saying 'no' to the wrong ones. However, you also need to keep in mind that when you do this, you need to be respectful and gentle with your approach.
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How to pick a kidult in a relationship

Ever been out with a person who you initially thought had great potential as a long-term partner but then they constantly let you down in the maturity department? A partner who appeared to be an adult, but actually wanted to continue to live like a child. If you have experienced this, then you've officially dated a 'kidult'.
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You had a great first date - how do you know if they're into you?

So you've woken up the next morning after having an amazing first date. You've jumped out of bed, had a shower and got dressed - all the time running over in your head everything that happened. What you did, what you talked about and what overall impression you left on them. You think that it was a hugely successful experience - but you're not 100% sure? So how do you really know if they're into you and want to see you again? Read more »

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Stay Smart Online - a reminder to members

The 2014 Stay Smart Online Week starts today. It's the seventh consecutive annual event conducted by the Australian Government in partnership with industry, the community sector and all levels of government. RSVP is a key partner again this year.

The awareness week aims to help Australians using the internet - whether at home, the workplace or school - understand the... Read more »

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Open relationships - do they ever work?

It might seem like the ideal situation. You've just started to see a new person and they're happy for both of you to have an open relationship and sleep with other people. In theory, you can get the best of both worlds. Have commitment and companionship with one person, while at the same time explore physical relationships with others. But in practice, does an open relationship like this really work? Read more »


Blog etiquette reminder

We really value the discussion that takes place on the blog every week and because there are always new members coming online, joining RSVP and the blog audience, we thought it might be time for a blog etiquette reminder to refresh the memory of our regular posters and inform new readers of the framework... Read more »

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How to bring up relationship expectations

A couple of weeks ago, we discussed whether men and women have different relationship goals so this week we wanted to cover how to raise the discussion about relationship expectations. Read more »

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