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How I Built a Healthy Social and Dating Life While Building a Startup – Entrepreneur

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Whether you are working 40+ hours a week or building your own company, having a good work/life balance is extremely important. Sure, having a lot of money is fun, but if you are always tired and never get to spend time with your friends and family, is it really worth it? While starting your own business is certainly a rewarding experience, not taking the time to enjoy yourself outside of your work can take a huge toll on your physical, spiritual and mental health.

So, if you find that you’re constantly buried in your work, it’s important to step back and consider the areas of your personal life that you may be neglecting. Here’s how I was able to build a healthy social and dating life while growing my startup — and how you can do it, too.

Related: How to Be an Entrepreneur and Have a Life!

The importance of balance

At the beginning of 2020, I decided to put my entire life savings into starting a software startup in my parents’ basement. The best part was, I was 19 years old and had no startup experience.
The only thing I had going for me was the desire to succeed. To turn my idea into a reality, I decided to go into grind mode. Grind mode is a period where I don’t hang with any friends, don’t go on any dates or travel anywhere. This period is specifically set to achieve a specific goal.

For building my software startup, six months was a perfect period to put my head down and grind. During these six months, I didn’t have any issues with mental health or boredom. The only thing I was thinking about was the finished product.

After the six-month period, I did some light socializing here and there, but my personal life slowly started to drift downhill. I wasn’t losing passion for what I was doing. I loved working with trends and helping creators. But the constant work and lack of human interaction outside of work slowly destroyed me. This was when I realized I needed to have balance in my life.

Related: Science Knows You Need to Get a Life Outside of Work. This Is How You Do It.

How I built a social life

As far as my spiritual, physical and financial, those were all good at the time. The areas I was lacking in were family, social, dating and …….

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How well do you know the world of online dating? – New York Post

Be careful who you match with: nearly half of single Americans who use dating apps have lied about something on their dating profile, according to new research. 

The new survey of 2,004 single Americans who have ever used a dating app found that 47% of all those polled have intentionally stretched the truth or misrepresented themselves while swiping.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this practice was slightly more likely among male respondents than female respondents (51% vs. 44%). 

Their current hairstyle was found to be the most common thing people lied about on their dating profile (61%), with their career coming in a close second place (55%). 

One in four of all those polled (25%) have even lied about their height on their profiles. 

As part of the campaign, OnePoll also produced a quiz looking to test Americans’ knowledge of the online dating world. 

Among the respondents, Tinder and Match.com were found to be the two most popular dating services in their rotation. 

Tinder was found to be the most ideal service for people looking to find something more on the casual side (53%). 

But if you’re looking to settle down and get into a serious relationship, the poll found that Match.com is the best option (36%), followed by eHarmony (35%).

In a typical week, the average respondent matches with five potential dating partners on apps and websites. 

The average respondent also goes on about three dates per month with their dating app/website matches.

But only just over a third of these dates (36%) are actually any good, according to the results. Fifteen percent of those polled say only consider about one in ten dates to be good dates.

This is especially discouraging considering the average respondent also spends 16 hours per week swiping and browsing other dating profiles.

And even though dating apps and websites are more convenient than putting yourself out there in the real world, they may not be the end-all-be-all. 

Four in ten respondents say they actually connect more strongly with people they meet outside of dating apps and 47% hope they meet their eventual partner out in the real world instead. 

Are you an expert in the world of swiping? Prove it by taking the quiz!

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Victoria Fuller and Greg Grippo moving in together after 1 month of dating – Page Six

“Bachelor” Nation’s Victoria Fuller and Greg Grippo are full-speed ahead.

After only one month of dating, the two are “already in the process” of moving in together.

“It’s Nashville for us,” Grippo, who lives in New York City, revealed during a joint interview on Tuesday’s episode of The Viall Files w/ Nick Viall. “I think that’s the step that we’re taking right now is moving in together.”

When asked about marriage, the former “Bachelorette” contestant admitted he sees his relationship with Fuller “going that route.”

“I want that. I know that’s important to her,” he said. “I want to be able to take that step with her.”

Fuller, who lives in Nashville, revealed Grippo has already traveled to Boston to meet some of her family and that “they love him.”

When asked about marriage, Grippo said, “I want to be able to take that step with her.”

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When asked about marriage, Grippo said, “I want to be able to take that step with her.”

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He’ll be “meeting her parents in a couple of weeks” before the pair, both 29, spend Christmas in New Jersey with Grippo’s relatives.

He emphasized the importance of “getting along with each other’s families,” noting that his own is so “close knit.”

“I want her to be super involved with them, and I want to be able to love hers,” he shared.

Fuller confirmed her romance with Grippo just last week on the “Bachelor in Paradise” reunion, insisting she “absolutely did not” cheat on Johnny DePhillipo, from whom she had accepted a proposal at the end of the season.

The Bachelor Nation stars confirmed their relationship just last week.

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The Bachelor Nation stars confirmed their relationship just last week.

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Victoria Fuller and Greg Grippo moving in together after 1 month of dating – Page Six

“Bachelor” Nation’s Victoria Fuller and Greg Grippo are full-speed ahead.

After only one month of dating, the two are “already in the process” of moving in together.

“It’s Nashville for us,” Grippo, who lives in New York City, revealed during a joint interview on Tuesday’s episode of The Viall Files w/ Nick Viall. “I think that’s the step that we’re taking right now is moving in together.”

When asked about marriage, the former “Bachelorette” contestant admitted he sees his relationship with Fuller “going that route.”

“I want that. I know that’s important to her,” he said. “I want to be able to take that step with her.”

Fuller, who lives in Nashville, revealed Grippo has already traveled to Boston to meet some of her family and that “they love him.”

When asked about marriage, Grippo said, “I want to be able to take that step with her.”

Instagram/vlfuller

When asked about marriage, Grippo said, “I want to be able to take that step with her.”

Instagram/vlfuller

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Kardashian addressed the campaign earlier this week, saying she was…


He’ll be “meeting her parents in a couple of weeks” before the pair, both 29, spend Christmas in New Jersey with Grippo’s relatives.

He emphasized the importance of “getting along with each other’s families,” noting that his own is so “close knit.”

“I want her to be super involved with them, and I want to be able to love hers,” he shared.

Fuller confirmed her romance with Grippo just last week on the “Bachelor in Paradise” reunion, insisting she “absolutely did not” cheat on Johnny DePhillipo, from whom she had accepted a proposal at the end of the season.

The Bachelor Nation stars confirmed their relationship just last week.

Instagram/greggrippo

The Bachelor Nation stars confirmed their relationship just last week.

Instagram/…….

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Singles are paying more for dating subscriptions – Lake Highlands Advocate

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Match Group dating apps are seeing an increase in subscription purchases, despite rising costs all around due to inflation.

The Dallas-based dating app giant, which is headquartered in Lake Highlands on North Central Expressway, has seen a particular increase in purchases on Tinder and Hinge. Overall, there has been a 2% increase (16.3 million customers) in paid subscriptions, according to quarterly earnings.

Though the apps are free by default, singles looking for love can access more features (and maybe come closer to finding a compatible match) and likes. However, paying more for dating apps can lead to more intentional dates and possibly save time.

“The motivation for clients or anyone who’s paying [for apps] is they’re serious, and they are wanting to find a connection where there’s mutual investment, they’re looking for more of a committed relationship,” dating and relationship expert Cady Boyd told CNBC’s Make It.

Some of the paid features singles can expect include added filters for height, politics, whether matches have or want children, unlimited likes and more.

Tinder has tiered subscriptions, whereas Hinge has a single subscription and the option to boost a profile for more views in a day.

The article also points to other factors, including relationship goals and location, playing a role in finding love. In the world of online dating, more serious dates come at a price. 

On the less optimistic side of dating, however, Dallas also has some of the worst infidelity. Check out this study we shared on cheating partners back in August.

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Is Minka Kelly Dating the Imagine Dragons Guy? – The Cut

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It’s a great time to be the frontman of an indie-pop band that was huge in 2013. Following the news that Billie Eilish is dating the lead singer of the Neighborhood, another potential band boyfriend has entered the picture: Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, who appears to be romantically involved with Minka Kelly. According to several tabloids, Reynolds, whose most recent claim to fame is appearing on a red carpet with a blazer and no shirt, joined Kelly at Cafe Stella in L.A. for an astounding five-hour-long dinner over Thanksgiving weekend. What do you think they talked about? Tim Riggins versus Jason Street? The best way to roast a whole chicken? That Riverdale sex scene set to the Imagine Dragons song “Believer”?

After their marathon dinner (and presumably a brief leg-stretching session), Kelly and Reynolds were photographed in an SUV, where Reynolds gently tucked Kelly’s hair behind her ear while she drove. Apparently, nothing brings two people together like spending 300 straight minutes in a restaurant chair. Further evidence that these two are dating emerged Monday morning, when they were pictured holding hands on a walk in L.A.

At least one member of this potential couple is (sort of) on the rebound: Reynolds announced in September that he and his wife of ten years, fellow musician Aja Volkman, were separating. Kelly, meanwhile, was most recently dating Trevor Noah, an unexpected duo that ended sometime in the spring of 2021 after about a year together. Even though Kelly and Noah may have gone on a post-breakup vacation to St. Barts together, they did not spend five hours confabulating over French onion soup, at least as far as we know.

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A new use for dating apps: Chasing STDs – CBS News

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Heather Meador and Anna Herber-Downey use dating apps on the job — and their boss knows it.

Both are public health nurses employed by Linn County Public Health in eastern Iowa. They’ve learned that dating apps are the most efficient way to inform users that people they previously met on the sites may have exposed them to sexually transmitted infections.

A nationwide surge in STIs — with reported cases of gonorrhea and syphilis increasing 10% and 7%, respectively, from 2019 to 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — isn’t sparing Iowa. The duo has found that the telephone call, a traditional method of contact tracing, no longer works well.

“When I started 12 years ago, we called everyone,” said Meador, the county health department’s clinical branch supervisor. “It’s getting harder and harder to just call someone on the phone.”

Even texting is ineffective, they said. And people aren’t necessarily answering messages on Facebook. The dating apps are where they’re at. 

Because many people are meeting sex partners online — via sites like Grindr or Snapchat, which are headquartered in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, California, respectively — contact tracers often don’t have much information to go on, just a screen name or a picture.

So, about a year ago, Meador and her colleagues got approval from their bosses at the local level to build profiles on the app, through which they can contact the sex partners of infected people.

Traditionally, contact tracers interview people infected with an STI about their recent encounters and then reach out to those partners to tell them about the potential exposure.

Linn County contact tracers use the apps throughout their workday. Grindr, in particular, relies on geolocation, showing users matches who are close by. So the tracers use the apps when they’re out and about, hoping to wander into the same neighborhoods as the person diagnosed with an STI. Sometimes users “tap” the contract tracers to see whether they’re interested — in dating, that is.

When the public health officials spot someone they’re looking for, they send a message asking for a call. It’s a successful method: Herber-Downey estimated they make an initial contact 75% of the time.

Linn County’s decision to move online comes as STI rates rise nationally, funding to fight them falls, and people adopt new technologies to meet people and seek fun. “STIs are increasing way faster than the funding …….

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Sinitta has had to grow a ‘thick skin’ since dating Brad Pitt – Manhattan Mercury

Sinitta has had to grow a “thick skin” since dating Brad Pitt.

The 59-year-old pop star dated Hollywood actor Brad, 58, on and off in the early 1980s and even though he was “very kind” she has “always dated” the person other people want her to.

She said: “Brad was drop-dead gorgeous, but he wasn’t full of himself. He was very, very kind. I’ve

always dated the person who everybody else wants to be with, so I had to grow a thick skin. I’ve had girls put cigarettes out on my back in order to get closer to my man, not realising that I was the girlfriend.”

The ‘So Macho’ hitmaker – who has adoptive children Magdalena and Zac with ex-husband Andy Willner – has been single since 2009 and admitted that she is now looking for a partner who has a “good sense of humour” and joked that good looks don’t last forever except in the case of the ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ star.

She told heat! magazine: “[I want] kindness, a good sense of humour, warmth, intelligence. Looks don’t last forever… unless you’re Brad Pitt!”

Meanwhile, the ‘Toy Boy’ singer – who also had an on-off romance with Simon Cowell in the 1980s – has decided to sign up to reality show ‘Celebs Go Dating’ after getting “freaked out” by dating apps and wanting to feel “completely safe” on a blind date.

She said: “I’ve been on dating apps, and while I’m quite happy messaging people initially, as soon as they suggest meeting up, I get a bit freaked out and stop talking to them. I’ve never started any of my relationships without being friends with a person first. The agency was great, because it gave me the opportunity to have a blind date where I felt completely safe.”

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Tinder has created a collection of healthy dating guides – Mashable

Tinder has launched a series of “healthy” dating guides, in collaboration with No More, a global non-profit dedicated to eradicating domestic violence and sexual assault.

The guides will approach subjects across every step of dating, offering considerations along the way. Some guides examine potential red flags, others look into how to approach the subject of sex and intimacy. There’s a range of information about going on an in-person date safely, and maintaining respect throughout the dating process.

The guides, written in an accessible, conversational style, are also framed to empower. For example, one guide reads, “Never feel the pressure to do or be someone you’re not. For example, if you don’t want to drink, don’t. Also, don’t feel obligated to share your personal details whilst you’re still getting to know each other. As charming and brilliant as they may appear to be, take your time. There’s no rush to jump into anything you’re not ready for”.


Credit: No More / Tinder.

The content is available on No More’s website, and will be found in-app on Tinder starting on November 26th for to weeks. This will appear via a swipe card that will re-direct Tinder users to No More’s site.

No More, which has over 1,800 allied organisations and chapters around the world, works on changing culture and increasing awareness. According to the NGO, one in four women experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes, while one in nine men experience the same. Meanwhile, one in three women and one in six men have experienced sexual violence in their lives.

Through No More’s research in the field of online dating, they found 72 percent of 18-25 year-olds are as concerned with their emotional safety as their physical well-being during dating.

Pamela Zaballa, CEO at No More, says, “Given the focus on using dating apps nowadays, one of our aims is to provide guidance on how to message and communicate with someone you’ve matched with online”. Zabella added that the guides are “a positive step forward in creating a conversation about dating”.

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Tinder launches significant redesign to its sexual violence reporting system

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