Win a One Year Birchbox Subscription!

What better way to  celebrate the last months of summer than with a reading a book by the pool and winning a ONE YEAR subscription to Birchbox?  Birchbox delivers high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples once a month, customized just for you. (Birchbox is not at all affiliated with me or the book and this is not a paid promotion. I just love their boxes and thought it would be a cool prize to give.)...more

Can We Be Smart & Pretty?

Finding a guy who didn't mention my father's name

In 2002, my father "Angelo Venuto" had a hit song come out on wKTU radio.  Dance Remix - L'Italiano.  I was 17 turning 18 at the time (I am now 29).  We would take a limo to all of the local clubs every weekend and watch him perform. My sister, cousins, and my friends loved it too. I was 17 going to clubs that were 21 and over.  He had  about a good 10 yr run singing at clubs. He had about 3 or 4 dance songs out on the radio. It was great. I felt awesome. But then I started DATING....more

3 Common Online Dating Mistakes For Men Over 50

Curious about the 3 common online dating mistakes for men over 50?  1. Trolling for women in their 20’s and 30’s2. Assuming a 28 yr. old woman would prefer themover a 20, 30, or  even 40-something3. Refusing to consider dating women their own age or older     Well the 1st one SHOULD be they need a big CLUE.  Possibly a bit harsh, it's not on the list.  ...more

"I'm Talking to Someone"- What Does that Mean?

I think its safe to say today’s dating world is more complex than ever. Despite the countless means of communication available at our fingertips, it seems that communication is at an all time low. Every day there seem to be new terms and phrases created around relationships, dating, and sex, yet there is little to no clarification of what they actually mean. This is complicated for people like myself because I believe that dating should be very simple. Boy likes girl, girl likes boy, they get together, etc....more

NOT a Happy Camper

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Does a Gift Soften the Blow of a Cheating Mate?

Does a gift soften the blow of a cheating partner?It is common trend for high profile men (and men alike) to gift their lady with an expensive gift after a major blow up. Celebrities are best known for this, with celebrities like Gabrielle Union and Eudoxie receiving engagement rings and diamond bracelets after the news of a cheating mate hit the media. What these women have in common, is the fact that they were both given extravagant gifts following an infidelity. Were these gifts intended to pacify the women in their lives?...more

Online Dating: Dealbreakers

Everybody’s different, but we all have some situations that are dealbreakers when meeting and evaluating a potential boyfriend or girlfriend in person after we’ve connected with him or her online....more

Paper Bag Speed Dating -- Would You Do It?

A hot new trend in dating, which began in England, is a variation on speed dating — where an equal number of men and women come to an event and are each paired off with a person of the opposite sex and given a short amount of time to talk and get to know each other....more