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I Was Sending Mixed Signals and Didn't Even Know It

Last year when I was aggressively dating, I had to dodge a lot of first date kisses. I was pleasant to all of my dates and held a good conversation, but I didn’t think I was giving the I’m interested vibe to every one of those guys....more

Should the Wife or Husband Plan Date Night?

I have heard wives say he doesn’t put any effort in why should I.  I have heard husbands say if she wants to go on a date she should plan one and tell me where to be. I want to encourage you to see the value of just spending time together.  Throw out all expectations!  I heard a statement that is very true “Expectations ruin relationships.”  When we expect what the other person in any relationship should or should not do and then it doesn’t happen that way we are disappointed, discouraged and have thoughts of giving up. Sometime...more

5 Reasons To Date a Man Who Doesn’t “DO” Social Media

These men are on the endangered species list, but when you find them, hold on tight. Of all the men I’ve dated in the last two years, the ones who don’t “do” social media are usually on top of the relationship material list. Besides those I’ve dated, my best friend is married to one, and my two brothers are also social media free; all happen to be amazing men....more
CrisGladly Social or not, it's all about building a real connection and it sounds like you and ...more

30 Tinder Dates in 30 Nights - Date 5: The Karma Worshiper

As Sunday night rolls around I’m looking forward to lounging on my couch binge-watching HBO Go, when suddenly my calendar alert goes off, I have a date in an hour?! Oh oh! I’m already dressed from my friend’s wedding so it’s no big getting ready, but I’m hungry and I don’t remember him saying anything about dinner, just drinks. Why do they all want to meet for drinks? I guess it’s the safest bet, if you meet someone for the first time and they suck, you can always leave as soon as you down the first glass. ...more
i am so happy he caught you before you hit the ground...that would have been tragic :-( Safe to ...more

Online Dating Scams

Let me tell you about a common online dating scam. It happened to me and it could happen to you…This really good-looking man wrote me and poured on the flattery. Endlessly. Seriously, it was just ridiculous.  (Red flag)...more
I might add one more: watch for the times they are writing you.  Is it 3 am your time?  Now why ...more

30 Tinder Dates in 30 Nights - Date 4: The Football Fan

It’s Saturday morning and I’m in the middle of a very busy day. It’s only date four and I’m already exhausted. I've had very little time to prep for this date because I couldn’t send my coaches his picture and bio ahead of time. This of course means that I have no advice and I’m going in completely blind. ...more
OH MY G......! I wasn't expecting that type of ending. What a charmer :-) everything is not for ...more

5 Ways to Boost Your Man’s Self-Confidence

“You look beautiful tonight.” “I’m so proud of you.” “How did I get such an amazing girl?” As women, we crave affirmation from our men, whether it’s about our appearance, accomplishments, or personality. These compliments feel good, and the support strengthens the love we feel for our partner.But women aren’t the only ones who appreciate a confidence boost after a long day of work or when trying on a sexy new outfit. Your man could use positive affirmations, too — even if he doesn’t say so.The Macho Mentality...more

How Not to Fight-Myths about Fighting In Relationships, And What to Do About Them.

In my counseling practice, couples are often surprised to learn they can communicate and solve problems effectively without fighting; but sometimes you may find it’s not so easy to give up your struggles. You may have trouble letting go of the fighting habit because of two factors: social expectations (expectations the people around you have about marriage) and myths (common beliefs not based on fact.) Myths and Expectations about Fighting ...more