This series was meant to replace The Single Life column for two reasons: I’m not single anymore, so there’s no point in continuing forward. Neither John nor Andrey is single either and would have any relevance with maintaining such a column. ** With this in mind the new setup and approach with this column is […]

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In the previous discussion on Improve Yourself Before Dating (episode 11), Ryan mentioned The Bar of Standards; not the bar at The Standard Hotel.  Ryan thought this would be a great episode because everyone has this “bar” in reference to our partners and potential partners.  Meaning that everyone has their own criteria when choosing a […]

Ryan highlights the Five Stages of a Relationship by George Levinger. The TRP team reviews all these stages: Acquaintance, Build-up, Continuation, Deterioration, and Termination. John wants to put this in modern terms so he refers to these stages as “Eat and Greet, Second Entree, Autopilot, Ready to Bounce, and Ghosting.” Background on George Levinger: Pioneered […]