Gentlemen, how many of you include this phrase, 'No drama queens wanted,' in your online dating profile? Ladies, how many times have you seen those words? Have you ever wondered if that applies to you?
We can equate the four seasons of our weather patterns to the four seasons of our relationship. Just as someone in Hawaii experiences a different winter than someone in Michigan, so we all experience different levels of the four relationship seasons.
So far so good. He makes you smile. He turns you on. The banter is flirty, playful and just enough to make you bite your lip in anticipation. Then he probes: "What do you like?" or "How do you like it?"
Do me a favor. Will you? Take your stack of worn-out, tear-stained, dating advice books and throw them out. All they'll do is twist your thoughts, your judgments and your actions around like a tangled computer chord, leaving you acting like some kind of robotic monster who says and does things completely out of character.
Halloween is a time where we play dress-up, wear elaborate make-up, role-play and put on masks. But in the world of dating, so many of us do that the other 364 days of the year.
If a date didn't like my everyday appearance, it was better for us to move along, anyway. My husband and I occasionally dress up for date nights, but prefer to spend our time at home in sweatpants.
AMANDA: Drama Queen, I am a single woman in San Diego who joined online dating last year. I think I am in decent shape, but I'm not a skinny girl. I ...
Remember that real success is about meaningful human connections. That's the real reward of life, while power, money and status are merely means for attaining it. So give yourself gentle reminders to make people a priority.
When you look at dating as more than an interview for marriage and babies, but as an opportunity for discovery, self-growth and personal development, you're not solely focused on the outcome, so you can direct your energies more positively and productively
Your relationship status can't change if you don't, but in this magic city where dreams come true everyday, all you have to do is set your mind toward love, then go out and get it and you too can beat the odds dating in LA.
Sign up for, not one, but TWO online dating sites. It's the equivalent of being in two bars at once without the hangover.
How do you get past the lack of authenticity that's innate in calculating your every step, like purposely waiting two hours to respond to a text message?
In all of my experiences with bad dates after my divorce, I have realized that one of the hardest things to do is to let someone know that you are not interested in seeing them again, especially if they want to see you.
Every good thing you can imagine happening in the world -- from the eradication of hunger to the end of Citizens United -- will happen sooner if each one of us takes responsibility for ourselves, and from there, reaches out to serve others.
I am often asked about the "rules" of dating after divorce. The truth is, I am not sure there are any tried and true rules to being the perfect post divorce dater. But talking by experience, theses are the ones that are working for me.
Are you tired of being single, but wary of getting into another lousy (or worse) relationship, especially when you barely got out of the last one with your sanity in tact?