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The Love that Satisfies: Matt Fradd Visits Providence College

by Matthew J. Cavaco What could possibly be more exciting than having Matt Fradd speak at your college campus? Having him ride shotgun in your car beforehand, that’s what! On Tuesday, February 24, Matt Fradd traveled to Providence, Rhode Island … Continue reading »

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Student Voice: Leaving a Legacy

Below is an interview with Emily Blume, the founder and co-president of “Pitt Off the Hook.” Emily is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh and will be graduating this spring with degrees in English Literature and French this spring. As the founder … Continue reading »

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I Love Him Because He Loved Me First

by Christina Brown This article was originally published here at I Believe in Love. I love my husband because he first loved me. That may sound unromantic, but as I learned, it’s quite the opposite! We met through mutual friends … Continue reading »

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9 Casual Date Ideas: Think Outside the Box!

by Brittany Crippen This week we’ve been encouraging students to “take the plunge” and start asking each other out. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to tell that special person you think they’re worth getting to know better. Asking someone out … Continue reading »

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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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