The dating world can be brutal for us grown-ups, let alone for young people just starting out!
There's so much drama and uncertainty and weirdness!
And in this day and age of social media and internet dating, it's only gotten worse.
We love the convenience of swiping on potential partners, but we hate dealing with things like ghosting and body part pictures.
In 2007, when I felt weird about towering over my eighth-grade boyfriend at our school dance, she told me that the height difference didn't matter as long as I was happy otherwise. "In NYC, dating for straight men is like getting overwhelmed in the supermarket.
In 1997, she taught me that boys chase girls at recess because they have crushes — and two decades later, I think that holds up outside recess, too. See, moms are always right.) In that spirit, I asked 18 women about the biggest lessons in love they've learned from their moms.It's important to have a thick skin, and teach our daughters not to take it personally. Ugh, if we could spare our kids the pain of their first (and second and third and so on) heartbreak, we'd do it in a ... Getting your heart broken is one of the most painful things we go through in relationships. Your daughter may fall in love with someone who doesn't feel the same way.