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

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50 of The Best Ice Breaker Questions For Dating!
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20 Definite Signs a Guy Is Jealous
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9 Terrible Things You Can't Forgive in a Relationship
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No one is perfect, but the things people do at times can be unforgiven. Check out these exact situations in this post!
02 Oct 2023
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Fixing a Relationship You’ve Ruined: Here Is How
Made a big mistake that ruined your relationship? Wondering how to win that person back? These steps and tips may help you
24 Sep 2023
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How to Have a Perfect Third Date: 6 Tips and 7 Ideas
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13 Sep 2023
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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
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A Serial Dater - How to Know Are You One or Dating One?
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Serial dating is a real thing. Find out if you are one or dating one and what you can do about it
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27 Outdoor Date Ideas, Sorted by Physical Activity Level
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30 Aug 2023
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Cuffing Season: Will You Take Part?
Everything you ever wanted to know about the cold weather tradition of cuffing season
26 Aug 2023
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Beige Flag: A New Dating Term You Should Know
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How to Get Out of The Friend Zone And Into Romance: 11 Tips
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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
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11 Truths About Dating a Married Man: Stop Before You Dare!
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Does dating a married man tempt you? Don't make a move before you read this!
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29 Unique Long Distance Date Ideas
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14 Green Flags in Men You Date
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Physical touch love language: How to relate to your partner
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Here's how to master your physical touch to make your current relationship even better
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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!
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