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Dealing With A Break Up – Step 1: Let That Door Close

Dealing With A Break Up – Step 1: Let That Door Close

So often a relationship or door closes, and we are so stubborn, so lost, so mournful of that door being closed that we rail against the door. We cry at the door. We pound our fists against the door. We try to trick and cudgel the door. And when that doesn’t work, we lay our head against it exhausted and spent. And only then, accidentally, do we pause, look at our surroundings and feel a breeze coming from an open door at the other side of the room.

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The Condescending Date: A Bad Date Story

The Condescending Date: A Bad Date Story

From the dating archives… Not sure what I learned from this one. Maybe it was – trust your gut and just say no next time to a guy you are on the fence about asks you out??? I have this theory – it is that no date is a waste of time. But this one […]

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Dating 101: Drinks = Sex, Dinner = Relationship

Dating 101: Drinks = Sex, Dinner = Relationship

There is a famous quote from Patti Stranger from the Millionaire Matchmaker. She says “Coffee is cheap. Drinks are an audition. Lunch is an interview. Dinner is romance.” I would have to say I agree with her. Only once, in my many years of dating, did a coffee date with a guy turn into something other than a coffee date with a guy.

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Being Single and Feeling Lonely

Being Single and Feeling Lonely

Dr. Wayne Dyer once said “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with” Hmm. Well, while in theory, this is a great quote.; in reality, I’m guessing the man has never lived alone for a few years, without family nearby.

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Dating: Special Occasion Sex?

Dating: Special Occasion Sex?

There is a myth out there. I wonder if anyone else has come across it?  The one that says women don’t want sex and men are crazy sex machines.  This might – might – have applied to part of the population in our late teens. (Although studies show teen girls and boys dream equally about […]

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Being Single: Enough About Me, Let’s Talk About Me

Being Single: Enough About Me, Let’s Talk About Me

From the Dating Archives… There are days when I LOVE being single.  Mainly this can include flirting with one or more cute, viable men. Getting a call from a guy I have a crush on who is asking me out for the first time. Having an amazing guy call me up and tell me amazing […]

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Dating Advice: Reasons to Not Date That Sound Slightly More Plausible Than “I Have To Wash My Hair”

Dating Advice: Reasons to Not Date That Sound Slightly More Plausible Than “I Have To Wash My Hair”

Often when dating, especially when dating online, there is a need to let someone down easily. In a way that will hopefully not sting too…

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Dating Over 30: Part of Your World, Part of Mine, or Both?

Dating Over 30: Part of Your World, Part of Mine, or Both?

You know that song from The Little Mermaid – where she sings about wanting to be part of her Prince’s world? For so long that …

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Being Single, Manifesting And Letting Go

Being Single, Manifesting And Letting Go

Whenever I am focused on manifesting something new and positive in my life, I always remember what the “Experts” say. They always say – you …

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The Mirror – Dating & Self Reflection

The Mirror – Dating & Self Reflection

Whenever I start a new relationship I see how that person sees me. This time I realized an abusive relationship in my past wasn’t quite behind me.

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