I'm going to be brave here and tell you exactly what I fear about my dating life now that I'm over 50. I'm terrified there's no one out there for me. That no one who can put up with my nuttiness, my anxieties, my insecurities, my moodiness.
If you're holding off on dating until you've lost the weight, bought better clothes or are awaiting the arrival of an brilliant future version of yourself, you've done yourself a huge disservice. Because it's not the goal that's holding you back.
I discovered that Matchmaker Café and public space had a lot in common. My philosophy in my dating business is that people have to connect in the real world, out in the public domain.
You read it correctly, do not have sex with him. Although this may sound like a throwback to our great-grandmother's generation, the wisdom in this simple philosophy is profound.
"You are not very romantic, Joanna. Do you really think a list is how we fall in love?" I answered this question with a big resounding YES.
Sometimes we have to step out of the box to educate and warn our teens. Sometimes we even have to capture their interest for more than just a few moments to make some impact.
Before you date again, before you draft your winsome match.com profile, before you even think about entangling yourself with another person -- know your worth.
Please do not date someone out of sheer loneliness; don't get into bed with just anyone because they say all the right things. Don't sell yourself short and believe everything you hear from a man or woman.
I harnessed all the chutzpah I had to make a bold public request via Facebook and Twitter: Set me up on 30 dates for my 30th!
I'm not sure how many would be relationships I passed up because of my undying allegiance to this indefinable ghost that has defined my life.
If you are truly serious about meeting the One, it's time to take stock of your gals and get rid of these toxic friend types.
Having access to millions of potential romantic partners has created a super breed of men and women that have become unrealistically picky.
I know many of you have used online dating and here's my question for you: What has worked? What hasn't? Any clichés we should avoid? Thanks!
In an effort to get at "the heart" of things, to understand our temporary time here in the Land of Eros, I will tell you about a recent experience I had while on a date in the middle of the afternoon with a man I will never hear from again.
In helping them navigate the wild world of dating, I hear their complaints, and there are many. Overwhelmingly, the biggest one from the guys is about who should pay on a date and also how to deal with people they take out who don't thank them or are seemingly ungrateful.
There is a warmth and wholeness to single dads that men without children rarely possess. Another perk: You know what you're getting. A man's parenting profile is about as transparent of a resume as you'll find.