What To Do When Your Dating Life Has Hit Rock Bottom

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Jessica Johnston Whether you see it coming from a mile away or get completely blindsided, dating eventually knocks us flat off our feet. When your love-life finally hits rock bottom, you realize how far off-course you’ve been all this time. I mean, were you really about to settle down with that ex-con with the face tattoo? If your love life has reached an all time low and you’re wondering how in the world you’re going to pick yourself up again …

Are Your Online Dating Habits Killing Your Chances At Love?

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-Jessica Johnston- Everyone has heard the phrase, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” and that phrase especially applies to online dating. A first impression can make or break a connection when it comes to your matches. If you’re wondering why you don’t seem to have any luck in the world of online dating, it could come down to your own dating habits. Read on to find out how you might be killing your chances at …

Why Are Amazing Men Are So Hard To Find?

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-Jessica Johnston- Why does finding a good man these days feel strangely similar to finding a needle in a haystack? Even if we take our high standards, expectations, and delusions about the perfect man right off the table, the good men still seem to be elusive these days. Don’t worry, they do still exist out there in the world, but this may be why you can’t find that amazing guy so easily:   He’s busy working on himself I met …

10 Signs You’re Settling In Your Relationship

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-Jessica Johnston- Some people thrive when it comes to single life, but there are also those who have a constant longing for someone to share their life with. Often times, it’s those people who end up settling for a mediocre relationship because they are just sick and tired of waiting for Mr. Right to come along. If you’re experiencing any of these 10 things in your relationship, then it could be a sign that you’re settling for someone rather than …

10 Fail-Safe First Date Conversations

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I brown out on first dates. It’s kind of like blacking out (minus alcohol being involved), but rather than forgetting the whole date, my brain seems to switch off at certain points and I forget whole chunks of the conversation. I always thought it was those first date nerves, but thinking back on it, I now realize it’s because the conversation was duller than watching paint dry. A first date conversation should be lively, it should be interesting, and at …

Do’s and Don’ts of First Date Conversations

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By Jessica Johnston First dates are an important step in the development of any new relationship. It’s where you discover your similar interests, learn about your date’s personality, and discover whether there’s enough chemistry to continue onto date #2. If you’re the type of person who rocks first dates and always knows the right thing to say to keep the conversation running smoothly, then I envy you and you won’t need to read any further. But for those like me …

First Date Ideas To Bring The Fun Back Into Your Love Life

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Jessica Johnston Planning the perfect first date is a daunting task. You have a million things to to think about like what to wear, what to say, and the hardest task of them all: planning what to do. If you find yourself on the typical ‘dinner and drinks’ date far too often, it might be time to mix things up a bit. Take a step outside your comfort zone and suggest one of the following first date ideas to bring …

Finding the Right Person for You

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There are many reasons why you may fall in love, but the reasons to stay in love are far less ambiguous. It’s questionable whether the perfect person actually exists, but the right person for you can be found in a man or woman who has all the characteristics you want. Each of us seeks out a mate with specific qualities that are not only meaningful to us alone, but ones that you and a partner can share when building a …

8 Signs You’ve Found A Keeper

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Jessica Johnston There’s no feeling quite like being in love, but how do you know if he’s the real deal? During the honeymoon phase, you see the very best parts of each other and sometimes it’s hard to know if that bright and shiny “new love” will last. If you’ve found yourself a keeper, there will be some pretty clear signs that he’s one of the good ones. Below are 8 signs that show you’ve found someone worth waiting for, …

How We Date vs. How We Really Should Date

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The advent of the Internet gave singles a new way to date. It started with meeting in forums and chatrooms sharing similar interests, and how now expanded into online dating websites and apps. No longer are personals ads the place to go to find a date for the weekend. Instead, with just a few taps of your smartphone or tablet, you can find out how dating really should be. At Bracket Dating, we will help you date a winner. You …