You’re Not Forever Alone

By | Dating, Emotions, Forever Alone, Love, Millennials, Relationships, Self-help, Single, Uncategorized

The thought crosses every person’s mind who is single at one time or another. Will I ever “find the one?” or will I be “forever alone.” The answer is all based on your attitude. Negativity is love repellent, instantly killing chemistry’s chances of making a match. Meeting people, interacting, and dating are all dependent on the attitude and aura we put out into the world. For instance, when we first meet someone in a local scene, a first impressions is…

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October Resolutions

By | Dating, Emotions, Fall, Love, Relationships

October is upon us, the end of the year is at our door step. Did you have New Years Resolutions? I know, the conversation should be all about jack-o-lanterns and falling leaves but did you follow them through? Was branching out, challenging yourself, and meeting someone one of your resolutions? If you didn’t follow through, or if you’ve gotten stuck, you don’t need to wait till January to reset your initiative. Let’s make October a month of achievement and personal…

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7 Strangely Creative Dates

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You’ve tried all the best restaurants. You’ve seen every movie that’s out! You love spending time together, but you’re running out of things to do. Here’s a list of some odd-but- promising date activities that will infuse fresh energy into your dating routine.   1. Go to a mattress store and test out mattresses together.  (We mean, like, just lay down and rest on them — please don’t take this sideways — yet!) 2. Watch a depressing movie together. But make a drinking game…

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Stories of Triumph

By | Dating, Emotions, Love, Relationships, Self-help

Tyler A busy entrepreneur who had spent his 20’s building a thriving business. His team at work was his pseudo-family but he wanted something more. He wanted to meet a woman who was smart, kind, and had a passion for life. Oh, and not afraid of the outdoors! He reached out to us and after an extensive interview, we determined he was someone we could make a difference for so we began a 6 month matchmaking program with him.

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Bookstore Bravado

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Your couch keeps you comfortable. That’s kind of the essence, form, and function of it, right? However, comfort is the antithesis of what it takes to get you up and out and socializing and dating. The line “Life starts outside your comfort zone” is totally true. If you enjoy sports, attend sporting events. If you enjoy the arts, attend cultural events. Strike up conversations with individuals in ticket lines, coffee lines, grocery store lines, any lines! (I got hit on…

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Shame. Overcome It.

By | Dating, Emotions, Love, Relationships, Self-help

Shame. It’s been a hot topic in the self-help universe since Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly came out. I’ve wanted to talk about it for a long time. But I wasn’t ready yet. I had my own shame to process: Shame over projects started but not finished (at least not very quickly). Shame about relationships that didn’t turn out the way I thought they would. Shame about all the countless times I dropped the ball or stuck my head in the sand…

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Can Women and Men Be Friends?

By | Dating, Love, Relationships

There is one debate that’s been tossed around in relationship conversations since the Rob Reiner movie, When Harry Met Sally and Friends with Benefits starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake: whether men and women can really be friends, like the platonic (well kind of platonic when referring to Friends with Benefits…I mean like being friends.)   Many relationship experts will insist that a lasting male/female friendship is impossible. But then I have friends who are matchmakers whose opposite-sex friends are…

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9 Red Flags (That You Know You Bleach White)

By | Dating, Love, Relationships

Guys do it. Girls do it. We put on the glasses that allow us to look at a red flag and see them as white. (Or maybe a pale and palatable shade of pink.) You might say they’re “Bleaching Lenses” because they have the power to distort the way you perceive someone’s behavior. You want to be the girlfriend (you’re trying so hard to be the girlfriend!) but thanks to those lenses that help you bleach red flags white (with thanks to Jenny…

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Tell Me About Yourself…

By | Dating, Love, Relationships, Uncategorized

It’s Spring, a time of renewal, and a time to get honest about what you really want. In just about every first date situation, you’ll be asked the question, “How would you describe yourself?” or instructed to “Tell me about yourself!” While this is something that should be expected and thought through, many novice daters and other singles overlook the importance of this opportunity and don’t take the time to prepare meaningful answers. The best advice I can give is to…

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Online Dating: Don’t Be Greedy!

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Turn on the TV during the month of January and you will undoubtedly encounter a commercial touting the success rates and marriage statistics of a major online dating site. January is indeed the most abundant month in the online dating game. And if you take the number of married couples who met online and compared it to the total number of married couples in the general population, you might get a reasonably good metric of success! But are those successes…

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