I Was Told I Wasn't "Pretty" On A First Date

I can honestly say that I have been on some of the worst dates in the history of the world.  And, of course, I totally checked the history of the world before I made that claim to fame.  Today, I’m going to share one of my more treasured memories with you. You may want to sit down for this one.  Scratch that.  Grab your laptop, find a friggin’ bed and lay down.  Yeah, it’s that bad....more
Horrible!  I am SO glad you ended the date right then and there, instead of muddling through it ...more

'Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed.' The Bizarre World of Internet Dating

Today I am going to share a dating story with you.  Without embellishment it could fill seats at the Odean Leicester Square!I should probably point out  that I am nearer to 50 than I am to 40 and should definitely know better.....I had been on Match.com for a number of weeks with a few single dates under my belt (note I didn't say below my belt) but not much to write home (or here) about....more

"I’m Plus Sized and Never Know What to Wear on a Date"

I’m a bit overweight; I don’t want to wear any tight dresses or high heels on a date. What can I wear so I don’t look like a wannabe? Exclusive expert advice ahead: http://www.lava365.com/im-plus-sized-and-never-know-what-to-wear-on-a-date/  ...more

First Date

I remember my first date like it was yesterday, even though it was over 20 years ago.  It’s probably because it was the only first date I ever had.  I never went out with anyone else and we wound up married a little less than 2 years later....more

Dating Over 40: Why He's Not Asking You Out (Part 2)

Continuing from yesterday, it's important to make yourself memorable when you are dating. There are tons of women out there; you want to be the one he wants to know.When you follow this advice and get your story out in the right way, the guys who are good matches will take notice. They are getting to know you (sometimes) in one conversation…so make it count!   1. Get out that shiny stuff....more
This advice works well for the online dating scene as well as in real life!more

Letting Go... And Saying Hello

I wrote a piece before Halloween comparing dating to market trends and dubbing myself an expert in market research and following trends. Though I wrote this as nothing more than a mockery on my singlehood, I surprised myself by accidentally summoning a man....more

First date etiquette

Personal standards aand a sense of pride are the warp and weft in the moral fabric of our society. So imagine my horror when I was perusing the newspapers last week and found the following article:...more

Are monkeys more sexually evolved than we are?

Listener Question:  Tell me, why does dropping one’s drawers have to be the line of demarcation? Is that really the point of no return? If so, then why do you consider it as such? My studies of aboriginal Polynesian societies have led me to delve into customs of touching in other nearly nude societies, including those of primates, with whom we share 98% of our DNA. These societies have no drawers to drop, yet raised peaceful, sexually wise kids.Maryanne Answer: Good question: what about dropping one’s drawers creates such a hard line?...more

The Dokken Factor and Other Dating Deal Breakers

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50-something seeking lasting relationship

Q~ I’m a fifty-something, single, looking to get back out in the dating world. I am not thrilled with the idea of online dating but realize when it comes to the law of attraction, I need to get the ball rolling. The problem is, I am not feeling as marketable as I was in my thirties and forties, never mind my hormones are raging like a teenager—except now, instead of blooming, it seems I am about to lose my blossom. Any suggestions on how to attract a great mate?...more