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Ask Kate - Week 1: Online Dating

Dear Kate: I am a woman in my early thirties. I have been divorced for several years and have no children. I would very much like to meet a man who I can share my time with. A romantic companion, a partner, and a friend. I have not had any luck at work, at the grocery store, or any other place for that matter! I would like to know - what are your thoughts about Online Dating? ...more

Why Isn't Prince Charming Beating Down My Door?

This is another post in “Ask Trish” series, in which I answer readers' questions. This week’s topic is close to my heart so let’s get right to it!READER QUESTION:...more

“I’m a Loser, Baby …”

It’s just natural for people to wonder what other people think of them. Even all those people who say, “I don’t care what other people think.”Yes, yes you do.Even if you don’t realize it, subconsciously, you do. And, while I’ve gotten better about trying not to take what other people think of me to heart, I still always wonder.My view, when it comes to dating, is that people think I’m a workaholic, unattractive single girl who is married to her job and will never find a boyfriend. And, if I do, he will be hideous....more

Don't Emotionally Catfish Me, Bro

You'd think by now, after all this time, the stigma of meeting potential mates online would've diminished. Yet, in an age where every nook and cranny of our lives is embedded with the Internet, online dating still gives people the creeps. Folks are so afraid that their digital paramour won't be the physical ideal presented on the Web. They forget that there's more to dating than looks. That's not to say I don't want a fahn man. I do. It's just not the primary deciding factor for me, an adult seeking romance. I want to know if he's funny....more

The Crazy R-rated Texting of Dating These Days

Ok so a little background before I get to my point… Last week as I started on this new dating site, one that I have used in the past years as well, I had a lot of interested men pop up. I also had a few I had contacted myself deciding to just jump in there. In the men who contacted me there was one I will call D who I went ahead and gave my number to because I have Spring and it is easy enough for me to just hop online and block anyone. He was pretty quiet. He wanted to be sure I did not play games and wanted a real relationship. We exchanged a picture for our contacts list....more

My First Date With J

Ok so after having a man flake out after two good dates and then another who I knew for over a year and seemingly wanted to take me out flake out I joined another dating site. I still believe there are good men out there and I am armed with lots of good information and non-negotiables....more

It's tough out there but YOU are tougher!

If you are anything like me, then you have been through hell and back in the last 3 years!  I went through a divorce, my dog of 16 years died and I found myself needing to rent a place.  I had not rented anything in YEARS, decades to be frank. I was alone and shell shocked and thought, this is what the second half of my life is going to be all about???...more