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5 questions to ask before dating

Choosing the right location for a puppy play date is just as important as choosing the right play mate.

If you find your relationship is bringing you joy but not matching your list, maybe it’s time to reassess the list.), the questions, no matter how clever you think they are, are never subtle.

A good date is like sitting next to someone on a plane—just a natural conversation.

Relationship researchers have found that family and friends actually do a better job of predicting whether a relationship will work out—and a better job of rating a partner’s individual characteristics, like kindness—than the other person in the relationship. You don’t have to agree on everything, but take note of meaningful disparities—and how you two manage them. If you feel compassion but your date says, “That guy needs to get a job,” you might think, The real question is: Can you have a healthy dialogue about your points of view?

In statistics, we say that it takes three data points to make a trend. Differences of opinion often come from experience and upbringing.

Recently a woman wrote to me about a relationship she’d been in for two years; she had just learned that her boyfriend didn’t want to have kids.

She’d never asked—and now, at 36, she’s wondering, Age can be an important factor.

More pet owners are realizing how important puppy socialization is and are setting up puppy play dates.