Catch and release dating game

Anyone who's been single in the last few years knows that the singles scene has become a much more complicated place than it was in days of yore.

Along with the hard-won victories women have claimed in the fight for gender equality and equal rights have come new questions about our role in the dating game.

Chris must choose between Texas girly-girl Carolyn and good ole southern Katie from North Carolina.

Kerri struggles to connect with nervous New Yorker Goldman and tries not to wipeout with dreamy surfer, David.

The traditional dynamic, which casts the male partner (in heterosexual relationships) or the partner with a more masculine gender expression (in same-sex relationships) in the role of pursuer or aggressor is about as outdated as the notion that a woman's place is in the home.

(Uh-huh.)It's like Uncle Ben said: "With great power comes great responsibility." So, it's up to us to figure out when to make the first move and when to wait it out; when to initiate the postdate text convo and when to leave that to our crush; when someone is actually really busy with work and when they're pulling a fade-out.

The first date can be a wonderful thing if you put your mind to it.

There’s a good chance that you can go into the first date with nervous energy or even anxiety, and sometimes that can keep you from enjoying what may come to e.

Do you feel like you have consistent bad luck in the dating world?

Well, it's possible that you're the problem, and you could be your own solution.

Ghosting While this term is relatively new, the act of ghosting existed long before the dawn of online dating. Ghosting occurs when someone you’re dating suddenly stops making any contact, giving no signs at all that they’re no longer interested.

It’s usually a result of them being too afraid to tell you they don’t want to take things any further.