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looks

How important are looks?

As always happens at about this time of year, RSVP releases the results of the RSVP Date of the Nation Report - a survey which looks at the love lives of thousands of Australian singles. In the 2014 study, we found Read more »

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The all-important date plan

There's more to dating than just meeting new people and seeing what happens. Your choice of date venue will have a huge impact on how much you both enjoy yourselves, and in turn, the success of the date. Read more »

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Tips for taking a good profile picture

You're online, looking for romance. You want to make a good impression and stand out from the crowd. Your profile pics are an essential part of this process. You don't want to miss out on meeting someone great simply because your photos aren't up to scratch... Read more »

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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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settling

Settling vs waiting for the WOW factor - part two

After so much discussion a few weeks ago about my blog regarding settling versus waiting for the WOW factor, I thought I would clarify my comments and explain a little further. 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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settling

Settling - should you hold out for that WOW factor?

So you meet a new person online and they seem to have real potential. You have a few phone calls and then catch up for a coffee and the first date goes really well. However, as the month rolls by some cracks begin to appear. 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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