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5 Reasons Being An Alpha Female Doesn't Work In Over 50's Dating

Lisa Copeland | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Growing up as a product of the '60s and women's lib, which by the way did awesome things when it came to opening doors to previously unattainable careers for women, I learned to follow a philosophy of never needing a man except to make a baby. So like many women of our generation, I became a powerhouse who stepped on men regardless of their feelings.

Not Just Another Nice Guy

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

In our culture, men historically have been trained and expected to be aggressive, competitive and hierarchical. Male self-worth has been based on embodying those qualities and on being a successful breadwinner

Single. Alpha. Female.

Amy Chan | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Amy Chan

This should be easy. After all, you are independent. You are empowered. You are a catch. So why then, are you still single?

The Upside of 'Marrying Down'

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Old ideas die hard. But today's romances more and more reflect that smart women and men are neither marrying up or marrying down -- we're just marrying the right person.

A Conversation About Rape on Campus

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

There will be plenty of opportunities for sexual experiences on campus. The hook-up culture is seductive, but don't let wanting to be cool influence your decisions about sex.

15 Small Ways to Build Self-Confidence

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

It seems as though being self-confident is the first step towards achieving anything you want. All you have to do is believe in yourself, but most of us wish it were that simple. I tell clients to think of it as a process, as a series of small steps that if taken together have a cumulative power.

George Clooney Meets His Match: An Alpha Woman

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

One of our favorite stars (and an avowed bachelor) has finally met his match -- and she turns out to be a dynamic Alpha Woman! Amal Alamuddin is a human rights lawyer who speaks three languages and once clerked for Sonia Sotomayor.

Is He Gay?

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

"What makes you think this guy might be gay?" In the last five years, I have never heard a good answer. Then I will call on common sense: "If he's gay, why in the world would he be interested in you?" I've never gotten a good answer to that one, either!

Affirmations for the Married Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

It's 2014. These days, more women and men view the egalitarian marriage -- in which partners share the work at home -- as a goal for themselves.

Loving Your Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Remember: Being successful is nothing to apologize for. Take pride in your contribution to the family's solidity and financial well-being.

3 Dating 'Don'ts' For Strong Women

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

I have repeatedly seen strong women fall into certain destructive relationship patterns, so I have developed a handy checklist I call the Big Three Don'ts. If you keep these in mind, I truly believe you can save yourself a ton of wasted time and energy.

Is the Beta Man a Hard Sell?

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

He may be tamer sexually because he is sensitive and doesn't want his sexual needs to dominate. Betas may be gentle, not rough lovers. They try to intuit your needs and seek to put yours ahead of theirs, which Alphas definitely don't.

Affirmations for the Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

When it comes to relationships, many strong, self-confident women fear that they will fail, either at finding a partnership or at making one work.

Mom Says: It's OK to Lean Back

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

As your mother, I know that it is SWUG (Senior Washed Up Girl) season once again. You and your friends are college seniors; you've seen and done it all. You're hanging around in sweats, drinking wine, watching season four of Mad Men, waiting to graduate.

Don't Ban Bossy -- Be Bossy

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

If we ban bossy, we would also have to ban all the other words that are used to keep strong women down (ballsy, shrill, pushy). The real issue is not the word itself, but the negative ideas about assertive women that lead people to use it as a put-down.

Unapologetically Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Women have been apologizing too hard, and too long. Am I too strong? (I'm sorry!) Too pretty? (I'm so sorry!) Not pretty enough? (Ditto!) Too threatening? (Oh, dear!) Too smart? (Gasp!) Too loud? (Oops!) Enough! Let's stop apologizing.

Partnership Trumps Power

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

The old hierarchy of Alpha and Beta, in which Alpha males run the show and get their pick of the women, has lost its relevance. For women ready for a serious relationship, setting their sights on the Beta male, who thinks more cooperatively, makes sense.

The Alpha Woman Vs. The Princeton Mom

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

As a therapist who works with individuals and couples, I can tell you: you have every chance of finding happiness if you're single in your 30s or 40s or beyond. College is a time to have fun, learn about yourself, and define your goals. Many women in their 20s aren't ready to pick a life partner yet.

Strange Days for the Man of the House

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

In a recession where 75 percent of the job losses were by men, there are implications at every point where genders meet -- from the conference room to the bedroom. One of the murkiest of implications, however, is in the living room.