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With love: Check your list. Check it twice

Forget height, weight, diet and routine and dig deeper. You can’t find Mr Right if you’re asking the wrong questions.
What you need is not someone who checks all the boxes, so much as someone who is willing to hear you out, maybe meet you halfway.(Unsplash)
What you need is not someone who checks all the boxes, so much as someone who is willing to hear you out, maybe meet you halfway.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 11:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySimran Mangharam

Dating in the times of Covid-19: Tips to keep your virtual romance alive

The lockdown should not keep you from forming meaningful connections with other people. Even with coronavirus as a constant third wheel, people are taking to online dating in order to keep their love-lives alive.
Even with coronavirus and social distancing playing third wheel, people are taking to online dating in hopes of finding love and companionship.(Pexels)
Even with coronavirus and social distancing playing third wheel, people are taking to online dating in hopes of finding love and companionship.(Pexels)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 08:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta

Speed dating from home: the new normal for singles!

A 20-something reluctantly joins a matchmaking event online, and comes away entertained
Is online dating the future singles must now pursue?(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Is online dating the future singles must now pursue?(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on May 31, 2020 01:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDrishti Vij

Lockdown love: How singles are reinventing dating as people stay home

Some have attempted socially distanced outings, others have turned to steamy video chats, while still others have tried international online dating as people adapt the art of seduction to the virus era -- and dating apps are finding ways to adjust.
Lockdown love: How singles are reinventing dating as people stay home.(Unsplash)
Lockdown love: How singles are reinventing dating as people stay home.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 06, 2020 09:10 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Online dating’s new lockdown norms: Are the rules changing?

Dating apps have seen more people log on, and the conversations between them stretch out. In these difficult times, be kind, gentle and positive, but don’t become too attached or clingy.
Dating apps have seen more people log on, and the conversations between them stretch out. In these difficult times, be kind, gentle and positive, but don’t become too attached or clingy.(iStock)
Dating apps have seen more people log on, and the conversations between them stretch out. In these difficult times, be kind, gentle and positive, but don’t become too attached or clingy.(iStock)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPoulomi Banerjee

Ghosting: Why we do it and how to make it stop

In a new monthly column, dating coach and entrepreneur Simran Mangharam looks at modern love, in all its complexities and oddities.
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Updated on Mar 14, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySimran Mangharam

Tinder not just for casual dating or hookups

Not just for hookups and casual dating, some of Tinder’s over 50 million worldwide users are utilizing the platform for other purposes too.
Tinder not just for casual dating or hookups.(Unsplash)
Tinder not just for casual dating or hookups.(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 08, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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Toronto | ByIndo Asian News Service

Celebrating solo: The Valentine’s Day special

More people are choosing to stay single or partner on their own terms. And startups in areas from food and realty to living and dating are responding by redesigning offerings to accommodate those coming in in ones.
‘When you’re single, the only person who can disappoint you is yourself,’ says Muktadhara Ray, 34, a software engineer from Pune. ‘I particularly revel in solo travel. No depending on anyone else. You can make your own itinerary, plan each day as you want. Costs are higher, and certain things like meals and hikes can get lonely. But I’m so enjoying it overall.’
‘When you’re single, the only person who can disappoint you is yourself,’ says Muktadhara Ray, 34, a software engineer from Pune. ‘I particularly revel in solo travel. No depending on anyone else. You can make your own itinerary, plan each day as you want. Costs are higher, and certain things like meals and hikes can get lonely. But I’m so enjoying it overall.’
Published on Feb 07, 2020 10:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMadhusree Ghosh

Women should refuse to marry into a family that requires a dowry: 85% OKCupid users

OkCupid revealed these statistics in its year in review report for 2019.
In a society where it’s natural to expect children after marriage, 89% of the users said they will choose to be with a partner in a serious relationship even if they can’t have children.(Unsplash)
In a society where it’s natural to expect children after marriage, 89% of the users said they will choose to be with a partner in a serious relationship even if they can’t have children.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 12:54 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Zombie-ing, roaching and more: Warm up to the newest dating terms

Here’s the low-down on some of the newest dating terms and how to confront them thanks to these tips from some seasoned counsellors.   
Has your Tinder date completely started ignoring your texts?(Getty Images)
Has your Tinder date completely started ignoring your texts?(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 07:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByManish Mishra

Beware of these bizarre dating trends of 2019

Dating, the once cherished act, has become a dreadful task now. The ‘swipe right to like’ culture has led to the birth of absurd practices and behaviours.
Dating, the once cherished act, has become a dreadful task now. The ‘swipe right to like’ culture has led to the birth of absurd practices and behaviours.(Unsplash)
Dating, the once cherished act, has become a dreadful task now. The ‘swipe right to like’ culture has led to the birth of absurd practices and behaviours.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 11:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByNeharika Prakash

Seriously Cyrus: Is the salad worth the forbidden fruit?

Cyrus Broacha gives you advice on love, relationships and more.
Relationships can be tricky at times.(Unsplash)
Relationships can be tricky at times.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 28, 2019 05:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByCyrus Broacha

Unwanted sexting can lead to psychological distress

While sending or receiving nude electronic images may not always be associated with poorer mental health, being coerced to do so and receiving unwanted sexts was linked to a higher likelihood of depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms, a recent study suggests.
As part of the study, the researchers found that receiving unwanted texts and sexting under coercion was also associated with lower self-esteem.(Unsplash)
As part of the study, the researchers found that receiving unwanted texts and sexting under coercion was also associated with lower self-esteem.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington Dc

5 dating terms to update your love vocab

Caspering has evolved, flirting is not the same…. Here are five more dating terms you should know!
Taking its name from the Sandra Bullock film, bird boxing is when someone you’re dating treats you terribly. Here’s taking a look at such new dating lingo...
Taking its name from the Sandra Bullock film, bird boxing is when someone you’re dating treats you terribly. Here’s taking a look at such new dating lingo...
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 10:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySamreen Tungekar

Relationship advice: Like someone but don’t know if it’s mutual? Watch out for this sign

TV anchor, theatre personality, comedian, political satirist, columnist and author, Cyrus Broacha is here to help you: Walks are very strong indicators of romantic interest. The change in his/her walk will tell you that you are affecting him/her.
Want to strike a conversation with someone but don’t know if you should? Here’s something to help you decide. (Unsplash)
Want to strike a conversation with someone but don’t know if you should? Here’s something to help you decide. (Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 02:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByCyrus Broacha

Dating service OkCupid survey reveals 80% users support the MeToo movement

The survey found that 85% of women and 81% of men supported the #MeToo movement.
When asked whether #MeToo had affected their dating choices, the results were mixed.(Shutterstock)
When asked whether #MeToo had affected their dating choices, the results were mixed.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 22, 2018 05:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Teenage boys report more dating violence than girls

While people tend to assume that the girl is always the victim, a new study shows that teenage boys report more dating violence than girls.
Young people who experience violence by their partners are more likely to act out and can go into depression or think about or attempt suicide.(Unsplash)
Young people who experience violence by their partners are more likely to act out and can go into depression or think about or attempt suicide.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 11:52 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent

Teen charged with murder of Indian student she met via dating app in Australia

Maulin Rathod, an Indian student in Australia, died on July 25 at a local hospital, after he was found critically injured at the house of the girl he went following a dinner date.
An Indian student was found dead after a dinner date in Melbourne.
An Indian student was found dead after a dinner date in Melbourne.
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 06:01 PM IST
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Melbourne | ByPress Trust of India

Think you know your partner well? See if you are tongue-tied when asked these questions

From their favourite kind of pet to their least favourite foods, these are the 10 questions you need to know about your partner.
Here’s why you need to know these 10 things about your partner.(Shutterstock)
Here’s why you need to know these 10 things about your partner.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 12:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

8 non-verbal clues that prove you’re in a happy, healthy relationship (or not)

What does it take to create a healthy, balanced relationship? Here are some of the signs — like, taking each other’s careers seriously, respecting each other’s family and friends — that you’re on the right track.
Are you in a healthy relationship? Most of the items on this check list boil down to one thing — respect. (Instagram)
Are you in a healthy relationship? Most of the items on this check list boil down to one thing — respect. (Instagram)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 07:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Panwar

Best relationship advice, a rebound affair could be playing games with your mind

Best relationship advice: Have you got into an affair to get over a heart-wrenching break-up? If you are facing emotional trouble in your new relationship, it could be because of how you decided to move on after the break-up, say love experts.
Best relationship advice: If you are facing issues with your new relationship, the problem could lie in your past affair.(Shutterstock)
Best relationship advice: If you are facing issues with your new relationship, the problem could lie in your past affair.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Panwar

Alia Bhatt shows love for Ranbir Kapoor by wearing a boyfriend jacket. Get her sporty look

Alia Bhatt showed off her love for boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor in the cutest way. The actor stepped out wearing an oversized blue FC Barcelona jacket, which looks like it belongs to Ranbir, who’s a big football fan and is often seen sporting Barca merch.
See the way Alia Bhatt styled her FC Barcelona jacket below. (Instagram)
See the way Alia Bhatt styled her FC Barcelona jacket below. (Instagram)
Published on Jun 21, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Panwar

This is the best colour to wear on your first date to boost attractiveness

A scientific study shows that red is not really the best colour to wear on your first date. Instead, another colour helps you stand out more and attract your potential mate.
Both black and red are perceived as equally attractive but the two colours increase attractiveness in different ways.(Shutterstock)
Both black and red are perceived as equally attractive but the two colours increase attractiveness in different ways.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 11:47 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent

Are you dating a narcissist? You are if they have any of these 6 habits

If your partner can’t take criticism from you, or is always talking about themselves, it’s time for you to raise the red flag. You could be dating a narcissist.
Narcissists always want to be the centre of attention and will expect their partner to acknowledge their achievements, talents, and appearance at all times.(Shutterstock)
Narcissists always want to be the centre of attention and will expect their partner to acknowledge their achievements, talents, and appearance at all times.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 06:59 PM IST
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Asian News International, London | ByHT Correspondent
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