September, 2012

The Top 5 Contradicting Dating Rules (& How to Deal With Them)

Friday, September 28, 2012

By Sarah Casimong

With dating experts giving us advice for our love lives left and right, it’s easy to find ourselves torn between competing dating rules. Should you make the first move or play hard to get? Should you reveal your true self on the first date or hold back the baggage? And are matters of the heart as black and white as some rules make them out to be? We spoke to three different dating experts for the final answers to our most confusing dating rules!

“Never settle” VS. “Don’t be too picky”

We’re always told that we should have high standards and never settle for less. We’re also told that our standards are sky-high and our definition of “the best” doesn’t exist. So which piece of advice do we follow?

“If you don’t find anyone attractive, you’re being too picky,” says Lisa Shield, a Los Angeles-based relationship coach. “There are tons of great people out there but you have to open up and let people in. One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that if they make an elaborate list of what they want in a partner, it will help them will get what they want. Usually, this can weed out too many prospects because no one can fit the entire bill.” Still, it’s important to keep your standards, especially if they concern your core values, read more

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You can’t just rely on online dating to meet people these days. You want to go to at least 2-3 singles events a month. In Los Angeles, one of the best resources for finding singles events is an online magazine called Singular, They put on some fabulous-sounding parties, hikes, and other events. Check it out. As time goes on, I will post more events as I find them. If you know of any good ones, please let me know so I can post them. Email me at

Psychedelic 60s Party

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 Time: 7-10 pm

Singular magazine invites you to celebrate the psychedelic 60s at the Mr. MusicHead Gallery featuring Alan Aldridge, one of the era’s signature artists.

Event – Mandeville Canyon Hike

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2012 Time: 10 am – 1 pm

SingularCity’s I Heart Hiking group invites you to join them on Sunday, October 7 at 10 a.m. for a scenic hike along this fire road in Mandeville Canyon in Brentwood that offers gorgeous views of both the city and the Santa Monica Bay.

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