You're Pretty For a Dark-Skinned Chick

"Excuse me miss, can I have a second of your time?"...more

How To Handle A Break Up

As they say, “breaking up is hard to do!” Well just as hard as the act itself is, so is surviving the first few weeks following a devastating break up.  It is easy to fall into a dark place and unless you take steps to move forward you could remain there for a while.  Here are some tips on what to do and also what not to do following a heartbreak.5 things you should do for yourself....more

Why Women Choose Bad Boys (10 Possible Explanations)

Why women choose bad boys over nice guys has been a mystery since time immemorial....more

When Being Single Is Really Awesome

When is being single really awesome? (1) While most people I know have their schedules and decisions tied up and dependent on their partner's/spouse's/kids' schedules, I am  totally free to decide for myself....more
myfemalepersuasion good for you for knowing what you want and being clear with it. yes, i ...more

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

“One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing to walk away or try harder.” Ziad K. Abdelnour ...more

The Single Girl Rant: 5 Guys We've All Dated At Least Once

Sometimes, being single gets old.When you hit your late twenties, if you’re not in a relationship, people seem to think something is actually wrong with you. Like the fact that you haven’t settled down yet indicates you’re damaged, or completely insane.I haven’t been in a serious relationship for over two years. In those two years, I have had the pleasure (and horror) of dating all kinds of kinds. There’s been good and the bad. The healing and the hurtful. I even got to experience the first breakup after the heartbreak of my ex....more
I fortunately have only dated 3 out of the 5 these type of guys. My favorite is the OKJoke guy ...more

Never Forget the Power of Date Night

My husband was on my last nerve. I didn't want anything to do with him, let alone spend a week going on dates. But it was Date Week, the week where my in-laws take our kids, and my husband and I get to go out and live it up like we did back in the early '00s before kids. Even though we hadn’t had any serious alone time since Date Week 2013, I wasn't looking forward to it....more
Great article! Loved your quote about undivided attention.more

Romance Does Not Necessarily Mean "Love"

In romantic depictions of love, cute little images of cherubs and cupids abound. But Cupid, in his real incarnation, is not so sweet and cuddly. His arrows can create deep and lasting wounds, and can strike you blind and irrational in a heartbeat. A few disaster-filled run-ins with Cupid’s dart and you can readily believe that love will never work for you. ...more
Yes, I've had romances without a lot of love, and the deepest love without a lot of romance.more

What Too Long Should Say Very Quickly to You.

So here we go, way back again to the dark days freshly post BMX when I was trying to be all egalitarian and shit and was still…wait for this…naïve enough to assume: “Well, he probably looks better in person.” as in making an ass of me, myself and I. Sigh....more

When It Comes to Dating Liars, The Writing Is Usually on the Wall

I recently heard from a client I hadn’t talked to in several months.  She was almost in tears when she said, “Lisa, I just want to know one thing.  I want to know how to spot a lie.”...more
There definitely are warnings and red flags, but too many ignore them until there's full blown ...more