Dating Tips Author

Shelly Standford

Lives inSyracuse NY
EducationManhattanville College
ExpertiseDating Tips, Self-Confidence

After a devastating relationship breakup, I threw myself into the dating scene by registering on Hily. I had over 100 dates - some absolute disasters, some pretty average, and some that were actually great. So many stories to tell and insights to share with you guys!


Shelly shares her dating stories - hilarious, serious, and fun - with Hily readers. Her writing is filled with tips and suggestions for surviving and thriving after a bad breakup, restoring your self-confidence and esteem, and how to ultimately find the right one for you like she did. She is a constant learner and keeps boosting her confidence and self-esteem. Just recently, she took a great Udemy course and a 60-minute crash course in self-esteem from Skillshare.


BA - Communications - Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY - 2015

More from Shelly Standford

Fixing a Relationship You’ve Ruined: Here Is How
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24 Sep 2023
10 min read
How to Have a Perfect Third Date: 6 Tips and 7 Ideas
A Guide to Nail Your Third Date
How ready are you for that third date? Here's a rundown of what you might expect and how you can prepare for it
13 Sep 2023
12 min read
15 Dating Rules In the Modern Era
Modern Dating – 15 New Rules for the New Environment
Entering the dating scene and looking for that new relationship? Time to set some dating rules for yourself!
11 Sep 2023
13 min read
A Serial Dater - How to Know Are You One or Dating One?
The Serial Dater – A Special Breed
Serial dating is a real thing. Find out if you are one or dating one and what you can do about it
02 Sep 2023
10 min read
27 Outdoor Date Ideas, Sorted by Physical Activity Level
The Great Outdoors – 27 Date Ideas in the Open Air
Stuck in the dating world of dinners, movies and clubs? Time to break out of your rut and explore some outdoor date ideas that will rekindle things. Here's your list
30 Aug 2023
10 min read
Cuffing Season: Will You Take Part?
Everything you ever wanted to know about the cold weather tradition of cuffing season
26 Aug 2023
10 min read
Beige Flag: A New Dating Term You Should Know
Exploring the Concept of Beige Flags in Relationships
Not familiar with the dating term "beige flag"? It's gaining popularity. This article explains it all in detail, so you are "in the know."
24 Aug 2023
8 min read
How to Get Out of The Friend Zone And Into Romance: 11 Tips
How to Get Out of The Friend Zone: A Jerk-Free Guide
How to get out of the friend zone when you find yourself crushing on a good friend? A guide for making a move without being offensive or creepy.
14 Aug 2023
12 min read
11 Truths About Dating a Married Man: Stop Before You Dare!
Real Talk: 11 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Married Man
Does dating a married man tempt you? Don't make a move before you read this!
10 Aug 2023
13 min read
29 Unique Long Distance Date Ideas
29 Exciting Long-Distance Date Ideas
Check out our long-distance date ideas to keep your relationship spicy
05 Aug 2023
13 min read
14 Green Flags in Men You Date
14 Green Flags in a Guy You Date
Getting serious in a relationship? You'll want to know the green flags in men that make him a great catch - here are 14 of them explained in detail
03 Aug 2023
11 min read
Physical touch love language: How to relate to your partner
Understanding Physical Touch Love Language
Here's how to master your physical touch to make your current relationship even better
30 Jul 2023
9 min read
9 Things You Can Do When You Are Feeling Lonely in a Relationship
Feeling lonely in a relationship happens from time to time, but what to do if it's constant? Check out this guide!
28 Jul 2023
11 min read
11 Steps on How to Stop Thinking About Your Ex Today
Ex Still Renting Space in Your Head? 11 Tools to Break Free
Breakups are never fun, especially if you can't get your ex out of your head. Use this list to get them out, better things in, and move forward
26 Jul 2023
10 min read
Throuple Dating: All You Wanted to Know, Explained
Throuple Dating? Make It Work!
Adding a third person to your relationship? Learn the basics of a throuple dating and the rules that will make it work for all three of you
18 Jul 2023
14 min read
10 Compassionate Tips For Dating Someone With Depression
Dating Someone With Depression
How do you date someone with depression? Here's how to be a supportive advocate in a romantic context
14 Jul 2023
7 min read
17 Cute Couple Tattos Ideas: From Diamonds to Ghibli Characters
Top 17 Matching Couple Tattoo Ideas
Ready for matching couple tattoos with your SO? So many options are available for you! Discover all of the possibilities you have here.
13 Jul 2023
11 min read
Should I Text My Ex? Proceed With Caution
To Text or Not To Text – Your Ex That Is
Are you thinking of texting your ex? It may be right, but it may be really the wrong thing to do. Learn the difference
10 Jul 2023
11 min read
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