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Hooking Up: The Hype, The Reality and The Future

The media, social scientists and a majority of young people report that “Hooking up” has replaced traditional dating relationships on college campuses.

 What is “Hooking-Up?”

Hooking up is defined as a sexual encounter including everything from oral sex to sexual intercourse, between two people who are strangers or brief acquaintances without commitment or expectations, and usually lasting no more than one night.

According to a 2013 article published in the Monitor of the American Psychological Association, between...
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Kindness: A Litmus Test For a Loving Partner and a Loving Relationship

Underscoring whatever talents, personality traits, professional status, beauty or charm a potential partner may have, perhaps the trait that matters most in enduring relationships is kindness.

How often do we openly acknowledge this? How many dating sites match for this? How few of us consciously consider kindness in self or the other as the key to loving and lasting connection?

Spurred to this thinking about this by Ken Page’s book, Deeper...
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Online Dating, Communication and Intimacy: Surprising Findings

According to Pew Research, 15% of American adults report using online dating sites or mobile dating apps. Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.

Sixty-six percent of online daters report that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.  That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage in 2005.
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Caught Between: Sandwich Generation Survival Skills

According to the Pew Research Center, just over one of every eight Americans aged 40 to 60 is sandwiched between raising a child and caring for a parent. For many it is more than one child and more than one parent. Men and women are both members, although the caregivers are predominantly women

This means that members of the sandwiched generation are very often caught between the needs of their 12-year-old soccer star stressing on...
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