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Tao of Dating

The 3 Hidden Reasons Why Smart Professional Women Inadvertently Stay Single

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Love is not some luxury you attend to after you take care of all the important things in life, like making VP or adopting a labradoodle. This is the centerpiece of your existence on earth. So give it the attention it deserves.

Taoism in Three Easy Pieces

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

You may have noticed that a strong thread of lightheartedness, humor and flexibility weaves throughout all of these concepts. And if you were to adopt a little bit of those as a daily practice, you'll have no choice but to have a healthier, happier life in the long run.

Should You Date Outside Your Tribe?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

With Valentine's Day approaching, here's an interesting letter I got recently, applying to both men and women.

Seven Things Smart Women Should Not Do On A Date

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Dr. Ali Binazir

I believe that smart, fabulous, successful, attractive women deserve fulfilling, deliriously happy love lives. Sometimes, though, unintentional behaviors ruin one's chances in courtship.

Before You Say "I Do:" A Checklist for Smart Women, Pt 2

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 08.31.2011 | Women
Dr. Ali Binazir

In the last installment of this article, we covered the first three items on the checklist. To recap, they were: 1) Do not say yes if you're deeply ...

Before You Say "I Do": A Checklist for Smart Women, Pt 1

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 08.14.2011 | Women
Dr. Ali Binazir

You fall in love, put your frontal lobe in a jar and marry a guy you later on find you don't know all that well. Why? Because the most reliable aspect of falling in love is that you will fall out of it. On average after 18 months, according to scientists.

9 Reasons Why Dating Actors is a Bad Idea

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I've been living in Los Angeles for some years, and have gone out with enough actresses to know what it's really like. If you're seeking a fulfilling relationship, I present to you why dating an actor is a Bad Idea.

Dating and Game Theory: How to Make Better Decisions in Your Love Life

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

You're already playing a game, so let's not needlessly complicate matters by playing games within the game. Don't get greedy, selfish, vindictive, or tricky just to get ahead a little. Play straight.

The #1 Mistake in Modern Communication

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

This article is going to be short. It will contain one main message. It's an important one. The message is this: No emotional communication via email, text or voicemail (AKA asynchronous media). Ever.

How God Amuses Herself With Me

Mark C. Miller | Posted 02.13.2010 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

If I disagree, she'll perceive me as some impatient, horny pig who doesn't care about her feelings or our romantic future. But if I agree, for the next three months I may as well be a eunuch.

Why Do Smart Guys Have A Tough Time Dating?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Turns out that the skill set required to navigate the tricky waters of romantic interaction wasn't in any book I had read or any class I had taken. Mom, dad, the sex-ed teacher -- no one had taught me any of this stuff.

Why Do the Smartest Women Have the Toughest Time Dating?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Dating is not an afterthought for when you've taken care of everything else. As far as anyone can tell, deep, meaningful relationships are the most important part of life.

How to Be a Multiorgasmic Man, Pt 1

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Just in case it's not patently obvious to you why becoming a multiorgasmic man is a Good Thing, here are some reasons (or just watch the video).

Everyday Grace At Trader Joe's: Who You Really Are

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

You're born naked and you leave the same way. Can't take it with you, chief. And if the economic crisis of the past year has taught us anything, it's "easy come, easy go." You can't own stuff.

Travel as Therapy, Pt 2: 10 Ways to Heal the Soul & Expand the Mind

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Your brain is supremely skilled at filtering out the familiar and telling you only about what matters - namely, change. Travel bypasses that filter and awakens your senses by confronting you with the unfamiliar.

The Tao of Dating: 5 Principles to Overcome Any Challenge in Your Love Life

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I get many letters like this from readers (both male and female): "I met this guy, and he took me to dinner, and it was really romantic, but he did/d...

A Good Day for Gratitude: What's Happening in Iran Now

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Say a prayer for the youth of Iran in their moment of crisis -- for all the unarmed kids who got beat up and shot at just for wanting to be heard. Pray for their protection, safety and resolve.

The Ten Commandments of Modern Dating

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Ali Binazir

I've been on the receiving end of enough stories from men and women to notice some consistent patterns of self-sabotage in the mating dance.

How Rich Guys Screw Up Their Chances with Women

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Ali Binazir

Everyone else assumes that the successful dudes get all the babes, but it turns out that's not always the case. So I had to look into what was going on here.

How to Be A Modern Goddess...According to a Guy

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I've seen the goddess and know what she looks like. But I don't want you to just listen to me and accept everything I say - if the principles work for you, use them. If not, use something else.

Smart, Meet Heart: 5 Remedies for Smart People's Dating Woes

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Dating challenges are not just specific to smart people. They're specific to people in general. Smart, successful folks simply get a little extra wallop of them.