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February Newsletter

    Hello friends – It’s been two months since we launched P A R T A K E on the App Store and a lot has happened since then. We have pushed out a series of updates with new features and improvements to the App. Many thanks to those who sent us feedback. Keep them coming. The update we are most excited to share with you is the addition of a points and voting feature for activities and profiles. Now, users will earn points for creating, sharing, and attending activities with others. You can learn more about this feature here.

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5 Struggles of Dating a Single Parent

Okay, so we all know the struggle of the dating scene is very real. According to the Kids Count Data Center, in the United States, over 24 million children (>35%) of children reside in single parent homes. And according to the United States Census Bureau, there are 107 million single adults. That means if you are looking to settle down, there is a 1 in 5 chance that you will encounter a single parent in the dating scene. Let’s take a look at some of the additional struggles that dating a single parent adds to the dating scene: 1.  You

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4 Simple Ways to Meet People in a New City

Have you had to move to a new city for a new job? Do you have a case of wanderlust and love the thrill of moving from one city to the next every few months or years? No matter your reason for moving to a new city, you may find that it can sometimes be difficult to get acclimated to the social scene in your new town. So, where do you go to meet new people? For those accustomed to meeting people easily, the answer to this question may seem rather obvious – go to places where people socialize? But, oh wait,

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Running from Rejection

I recently started attending a weekly running group. It isn’t that I’m new in town, or that I don’t know anyone—although that is a great reason to join such a group. I just felt like expanding my social circle and meeting new people—the right kind of people, who do the things that I enjoy. For some that might mean sewing or dancing or photography, but for me it’s spending time exercising outdoors, so I’ve been checking out mountain bike Meetups, Masters swim workouts, and group runs. It’s a great way to get a workout and expand my horizons. Every Wednesday

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Finding What You Are Looking For

Ten years ago, online dating was more or less seen as a fringe activity.  People knew about it, talked about it, but few admitted to using online dating to meet people. Back then, online dating was viewed as something used by older adults – those staring down the barrel of middle-aged bachelorhood and spinsterhood.  Or maybe that’s just how it appeared to my 20-year-old self then, who, at the time, was very happily ensconced in college and surrounded by an endless supply of social events and potential partners. However, five years ago, something changed in online dating. It wasn’t just something that older single adults used to

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6 Simple Ways to Overcome Social Anxiety

A lot of us enjoy spending quality time with friends and look to them to bring out the best in us. However, for many, this is difficult or impossible because they suffer from social anxiety. Social anxiety is very different from shyness. It is associated with insecurity, fear of interacting with people, and difficulty expressing yourself. People who suffer from social anxiety experience stress and unhappiness. They often become reclusive and depressed.  However, there’s great news. There are several ways to deal, and possibly overcome, social anxiety. Here are 5 sure to overcome your social anxiety: Do what scares you Many who experience

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