I recently had a client I'll call Sandy, who loved a man named Jeff. Yet they had broken up at least three times during the two and a half years they'd been together. While apart, an intense longing for the other would occur and they'd come back together celebrating a harmonious honeymoon truce with a lot of love and a lot of sex. But it wouldn't take long for the problems to reappear.
They are keeping you from loving yourself unconditionally. They are a crutch that keeps you hobbling through your dating life. They are the thick, wool coat that insulates you from being left out in the cold.
There are many great reasons to date multiple men when you're single. I even think that dating multiple men might be one of the best ways to find the one person you are really looking to find.
I truly believe that when a woman wants something to happen, no amount of stress or problems would stop her from taking the plunge.
It's not that I can't get a date. It's just that... I can't get a date.
Look, I don't know why you went to law school, but I went because I didn't have the calves to be a model and medical school seemed way too long. After missing my shot at a ring in undergrad, what was I supposed to do? Get a "job" and "support myself"?
One benefit of dating after 40 is that by this age, most of us have had a variety of experiences in at least one serious relationship. This gives us the opportunity to reflect on our patterns. We can think about the people we have chosen and question the traits we are looking for.
I encourage women to give the monkey see, monkey do concept a try in their dating lives. That means taking on a persona, faking it until you make it, in a sense.
There are many reasons why having kids can actually improve your chances of finding love again.
I admit that I am 100% guilty of not taking this advice in the past. I met one ex-boyfriend after his married best friend hit on me. Then, there was the guy whose friends all made a group pact that they would never get married.
When I was single, the last thing I expected was to one day be offering advice on the subject of How to Marry a Mensch, the title of my latest book. B...
If you are single and out there meeting people, mingling, texting, hanging out, making out or any other form of general dating, falling off the face of the earth is not an option.
What if your heart skips a beat, not necessarily because oh my god, this could be it, but because there is something about him or her that proves your favorite dark thoughts correct? What if the chemistry you are waiting to feel is more like a bad habit than magic?
If there's anything you can spare, even a kind word, or something like telling me: "It'll work out for you when the time is right. You won't be alone for the rest of your life."
Here are some of the signs I, or people I know, have seen and flat out ignored, only to have our hearts broken months (or even years) later.
It's easy to get discouraged in the dating world, especially since when you take your love life digital, a lot of singles get focused on "results." But just because you can quantify your prospects doesn't mean that the experience of finding your "One" is about numbers.