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Dating 104: How to Win at a First Date

by James Lopez I’ll admit it. Going on a first date can be a little nerve racking, but it doesn’t have to be! Going on a date is about getting to know the other person and letting them get to … Continue reading »

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A Defense of the Casual Date

by Christian Say Until recently, I had a hard time understanding all the attention given to dating. “Young adults aren’t dating anymore!” “Guys need to man up!” “Girls say they want to go on dates, but really they don’t!” “Girls … Continue reading »

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Dating 103: How to Treat Your Date Right

by Nate Eggleston, Jacque Faylo, and Reed Frey As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s a good chance you’re getting pretty worried about how that big date of yours is going to go this weekend. Maybe it will go well, and you’ll … Continue reading »

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Meeting People is Easier than You Think

by Andrew Debter As Valentine’s Day rolls around, we are all reminded to cherish our relationships, particularly romantic ones. But for those who are single, this reminder is not always a pleasant one. It can seem a bit intrusive, like … Continue reading »

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Dating 102: How to Pick a Great First Date Spot

by Sarah Purple In the age of “hanging out” and “hooking up,” actually going on a date can be a frightening prospect. It may seem scary and unnatural to ask someone out. Will she say yes? What if I forget … Continue reading »

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Dating 101: How to Ask Someone Out

by Josephine Romea On college campuses today, dating is a thing of the past. Just as children’s outdoor activities have been replaced with iPhones and computers, college students have traded in genuine relationships and personal connections with other people for … Continue reading »

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Not Your Typical First Date

By Emily Blume Ours wasn’t your typical first date. Unless, of course, I was the female protagonist in a Jane Austen novel, adhering to the social and marital protocol of allowing others to select my suitor. It was a rainy … Continue reading »

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What If We Saw 50 Shades of Red Instead?

by Caitlin La Ruffa We’re thrilled to launch our 8th annual Valentine’s campaign this week! Through the help of Kerry Cronin’s presentation at our national conference this fall, it came to our attention that dating on college campuses is now … Continue reading »

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My Promise to Myself

by Carlos Flores In many ways, I have had a very fortunate upbringing. I grew up in a conservative family in the 1990’s in the maze of concrete and azulejos that is Mexico City. Because of the homogeneity of the … Continue reading »

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Reflections from the Humanum Colloquium

by Caitlin La Ruffa As the sound of silver bells grows louder and the clock begins to tick a little faster toward 2015, there is a desire to reflect on the highlights of the past year and on the priorities … Continue reading »

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