Topic “Dating”

By Randye Hoder (Slate)

LOS ANGELES — My 15-year old son, Nathaniel, went to sleep-away camp this summer and came home with more than just his trunk — while there, he “got a girlfriend.”

Along the way, he learned that having a girlfriend is “expensive.” When they visited Miller’s Landing, the beloved local burger and milkshake joint that older teens are allowed...

By Amanda Hess (Slate)

LOS ANGELES — In The New York Times recently, reporter Alex Williams mourns “The End of Courtship.” Texting is to blame for dating’s demise.

“Instead of dinner-and-a-movie, which seems as obsolete as a rotary phone,” young people today “rendezvous over phone texts, Facebook posts,...

By Diana Spechler (Slate)

NEW YORK — “People feel weird when they meet me,” 27-year-old Blake Eastman tells me. He’s perched on a coffee table eating gummy bears.

Sitting across from him on the couch in an expansive, hardwood-floored rental space in Chelsea getting ready to watch him teach “The Dating Workshop,” I admit that I feel, if not “weird,” a bit self-...

By Gretchen McKay (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Tall, smart and athletic, Paul Kluitenberg isn’t the kind of boy girls typically say no to when he asks them to a school dance. So you wouldn’t have expected the senior to stress over asking fellow cross-country runner Meagan Guest to his school’s homecoming dance.

Then again, when you were in high school, you didn’t have to worry about...

By Katie M. Ellis

If you want to figure out if the one you’re dating is the right one, you can ask your friends, do a Facebook poll, take a magazine quiz — or you can come to a free dating workshop and get the skills you need to figure it out for yourself.

Utah State University’s Extension Service will hold a Smart Dating Singles Extravaganza from 6 p.m....

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