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As a young boy and throughout most of my early adult years I suffered from paralyzing shyness.
Early in my life I was so anxious about meeting and speaking with people that I would find myself making every excuse possible to avoid social engagements.
I suffered especially during my medical ... Views: 2
After all the hours of therapy and self-help, self-discoveries, self-realizations, and self-improvements I’ve made, I just identified yet another layer of unresolved issues that I need to deal with. Can you relate?
When will we finally be done evolving and growing into the person who we want ... Views: 34
Although online dating seems simple enough, learning how to attract women online, may be just as difficult as meeting the right woman in person. Sure, online dating is easier in the sense that you can set up your likes and dislikes, and get to know someone before you meet; but, if you are not ... Views: 14
Do you know that feelings of inadequacy are based on a foundation of negative self beliefs such as: I'm inadequate, I'm a loser, I'm a failure, I'm incomplete. I'm defective, I'm deficient, I'm unlovable, I'm unworthy, I'm unattractive etc.? Do you know that it is now possible to completely and ... Views: 35
I see you walking toward me. Is it you? I can't really tell. It somewhat looks like it could be. How could it be? I never saw you come in. Well, yeah, it could be you. We pass at a distance, while I try to be nonchalant about it.
Then I see you again. I want to make sure it's you. I'm still ... Views: 44
How many times has it happened in your past where a date didn’t go the way you planned?
You planned out a whole romantic evening, you gave it a lot of thought, spent a lot of your time.
And surprisingly it went nowhere with the girl.
That sucks doesn’t it?
What’s worse is she didn’t ... Views: 92
I didn't date a lot when I was younger. I always used to say it was because I enjoyed hanging out with my friends (which I did), but really it was more about never getting asked out. Everyone wants to be liked. Everyone wants to be asked out. College I dated more, well hung out with guys, ... Views: 79
Dr. Romance discusses advice on dating after widowhood.
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Dr. Romance's 3 Tips for Finding New Love
For a while after a relationship ends, you may not feel like considering a new relationship, which is probably good. Jumping right from ... Views: 80
Shyness, or what is technically referred to as social anxiety, is something that many individuals suffer with.
It can literally determine the level of success one achieves in areas such as relationships, career, wealth, happiness, fulfillment etc.
It can be a crippling problem associated ... Views: 72
It’s that time of year again. Countless Valentine’s Day ads remind you of your happy love life, or if you’re like most people, your less than perfect romantic life.
Contrary to the implications of this commercial holiday, there’s nothing wrong with being single, or having a non-traditional ... Views: 84
The Japanese call them “parasite singles”, the Americans “boomerang kids”. Sociologists refer to the “accordion family”: it expands and then contracts and then expands again as children return to what should have been an “empty nest.”
Why do youngsters opt to live with their parents rather ... Views: 80
Are you one of those people who has identified themselves, or been identified by others, as being shy?
Does such identification feel life enhancing to you? I know that some of you may have been under this veil for such a long time that perhaps you've come to accept it as "who you are" or as " ... Views: 83
Let's face it, nothing feels quite like having someone special in your life - a significant other to call your own.
But ask yourself this. Are you making the mistake of assuming you're in a committed relationship with a man you're dating?
The truth is, just because you're dating, enjoying ... Views: 94
Why are you still single? It's this the question every single person hates. I used to get this question all the time. Now, I get more of the statement that's a question, "You're single?!"
What follows immediately is "Why?" I used to say, "If I knew the answer, I wouldn't be single anymore." ... Views: 69
Do you know most people find out too late they've been stuck in the habit of making bad choices when it comes to a partner? Do you know these choices are not made from a place of freewill consciousness rather are driven by deeply buried co-dependency needs programmed into the subconscious mind ... Views: 71
What will be my Valentine? Yes, you read that right!
We usually ask, Who will be my Valentine? - which can bring up a myriad of uncomfortable answers.
For those who are in a romantic relationship, we tend to think romance is a ‘shoe in’. Wait a minute – is it? Take a look at your ... Views: 137
The most frequent problem I hear from single clients is that of how and where to search for a partner. Many of them have been searching for a long time, without success; others have been afraid to go out and search at all.
Most of the horror stories you have heard about dating occur when ... Views: 89
Is it possible to permanently eliminate shyness from one's life in such a way that one will not even remember that they were ever shy? Absolutely! To do so however requires a measure of courage and desire.
What is shyness?
Well in a nutshell it is a conditioned emotional program that ... Views: 99
So after all the clothes, makeup, cars, money and so on where does one go to boost their attractiveness? Well you might ask "Doesn't that cover everything"? Well haven't you ever met someone who had all of these yet their "energy" was so negative that you felt repelled by them? If not stay ... Views: 136
Many a relationship has ended because one or both of the partners had a fear of committing themselves fully to it. Unfortunately the fear itself usually has little to do with the quality of the relationship; rather it is strictly an internal emotional road block that undermines one's ... Views: 187
Do you find yourself getting cold feet at some point after starting a new relationship? Do you know why? Do want to know how to free yourself of this limiting and frustrating scenario? If so then read on.
When it comes to relationships the fear of commitment is a familiar yet poorly ... Views: 156
The heartbreak of a breakup can leave painful scars on the Heart that often must be defended at all costs. Unfortunately this undermines one's courage to open themselves up again to a new potential lover in the same unbridled and authentic way. Sadly this leads to inauthentic or falsely ... Views: 199
Shyness is something that many individuals suffer with.
It can literally determine the level of success one achieves in areas such as relationships, career, wealth, happiness, fulfillment etc.
It can be a crippling problem associated with deep feelings of social anxiety, the need to avoid ... Views: 125
The Holidays are approaching! Isn’t it time to celebrate? Not for everybody. If you are single fearing being alone during the holidays, your might want the festivities to pass as quickly as possible. “No time of the year might be so dark, uncomfortable and annoying”, you tell yourself”; “If ... Views: 30
The holiday season is upon you. This can be a challenging time if you are single. Invitations to parties are flooding your mailbox. Various television channels seem to devote their entire lineup with movies depicting Santa bringing single women their true love. Jewelry stores are airing ... Views: 39
Have you ever learned in school how to develop a successful relationship? Have your parents ever given you a good example? And, most of all: what makes you think you know how to succeed in an intimate relationship? Well, if you find yourself failing time and again, you know the answer: you don’t ... Views: 26
Everyone perceives life through their own lens. We all personalize our stories, determine that our childhood was horrible - or just plain sucky - and we choose to stay stuck by rehashing our victim stories over and over again in our heads and to others. It’s a challenging truth to face. ... Views: 74
Sometimes in relationships you want to have only the half – the “good” half, not the “bad”; the “positive”, not the “negative”; the “easy”, not the “difficult”. But “a complete relationship” is based on both the “good”, and the “bad”, the “positive” as well as the “negative”. And when you learn ... Views: 34
I woke up this morning, Sunday at 6:00 a.m., restless from 6 hours of sleep. I crept downstairs hoping to not awaken my 8 year old morning “rooster” to check my email and begin my day.
In my inbox, was a potential “match”, from Singleparentmeetup.com. The profile picture, was of a, er, ... Views: 228
Countless individuals have experienced the three stages of seeking true love.
First, the person seeking true love looks for it everywhere, as if it will magically appear and elevate him to a blissful state of being, and sometimes projects what they want onto people who are not compatible. ... Views: 49
One of the most popular topics in the New Age arena, and also in the mundane marketplace, is soul mates. It’s a very lucrative subject for New Age marketers, and they frequently promote the myth that everyone has the perfect match out there somewhere and all you have to do is take a few simple ... Views: 26
The New England area is finally experiencing the Spring weather. This is a great opportunity to get out from behind those closed doors and take in the fresh air, that is if your area has some. Many people associate the mood of their day with the mood of the weather. Is the psychology behind that ... Views: 35
Over the past few months, I have been seeing many couples and individuals coming in with relationship issues. The single clients have been complaining how difficult it is to sustain a positive relationship and the couples come in telling me I am their last hope before divorce. How discouraging ... Views: 58
Are you in a relationship with a Love Avoidant?
In addictive love relationships, the Love Addict repeatedly attracts individuals with particular signs - and in turn, people with these particular signs are attracted to the love addict. The type of person I am speaking of is the Love Avoidant. ... Views: 573
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In today's world, people don't often realize the importance of companionship until later in life. Staying fit and physically and socially active increases your odds of finding someone to date, and also increases your libido and your chances of successful sex. But, ... Views: 223
Dear Dr. Romance:
I am a university student majoring in English Translation in a Mid Eastern country. I find it difficult to attract other people's attention and it makes friendship nearly impossible. I love loneliness in a way that most of my friends don't ... Views: 362
Persistence is an important part of success in all areas of life. Even in your love life. Especially when dating. If you don't persist when dating you will not be able to create the relationship you want. Simply because if you expect your first attempt to be absolutely perfect then you are not ... Views: 88
Nowadays, it is already common for most singles to use casual dating sites in the worldwide web to find their special someone online. These single people join such sites in order to meet like-minded people so that they can choose one to whom they can develop a relationship and possibly make a ... Views: 192
Dr. Romance writes:
I find that more of my clients are reporting meeting someone new via Social Media sites like Twitter, LInkedIn and Facebook. They are discovering that they can find a good "match" by beginning in an arena where like-minded people already hang out. ... Views: 318
People wonder why some couples make it and others don’t. To begin with, why do some people find love and others don’t. Here are the many factors that can contribute to a successful love life that are often overlooked.
Men can find stability in a woman attractive because they don't ... Views: 222
Being successful in life often means putting into practice habits that will make you successful. Similarly, in your love life there are things you can develop that will help you be successful. Here are 9 personality traits that you can improve that will help you find love.
When it ... Views: 296
Why Are You Still Single Jo"?
I can still remember cringing at being asked that question by well meaning friends and family members and my response really depended on my hormones and how I felt about being single at the time.
For the most part, those that know and love us, ask from good ... Views: 278
Where are all the good men?! I asked myself this question over and over again when I was dating and trying desperately to find a man to marry. For years I was a magnet for men who weren’t good for me, men who were not the marrying kind.
I couldn’t stop myself from dating them and getting ... Views: 209
We’ve all been there, a phone clutched tightly in hand waiting for him to text, email or call. So afraid you might miss him, you carry the phone from room to room, from place to place.
You check your phone a hundred times while you refresh the mailbox again and again. You send an email to ... Views: 239
4 Steps to Loving a Man
Were you taught how to love a man or did you just figure it out on your own? If you’re anything like me, you weren’t officially told how to love a man. You either modeled what you saw your mother do or you mimicked what you say on TV.
The key to having a successful ... Views: 148
Human beings always want what they don’t have instead of appreciating what they’ve got. We are always focused on our lack of something instead of our abundance of something. We always want what someone else has instead of enjoying what we have. We are always comparing our stuff to someone ... Views: 269
If you want to talk to boys but are really, really shy about doing it, here are some quick tips that you can try that will help you overcome your shyness and give you enough courage to approach a boy and have a conversation for the first time.
1. Get involved in social groups – Clubs and ... Views: 150
"Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi
“When will I meet him?”
“We meet our soulmates when we’re on our soul path.”
~Karen M. ... Views: 225
As long as you don’t change whatever it is that you need to change regarding your attitudes about relationships and/or your behaviors with your partners, you will probably end up with similar problems with new partners. The reason being – you always bring yourself into the new relationship. This ... Views: 166
Online dating... it's a love hate relationship isn't it? I'm sure you've heard of all the horror stories about online dating... girls being cheated, men spamming your inboxes and men who just wants to have fun... and I don't blame you for freaking out after hearing so many horror stories.
I ... Views: 222