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Back in the 80s, the phrase Love Is…Never Having To Say You're Sorry, was very popular. It was everywhere. In my opinion, that's a bit naive, as saying you're sorry just kind of comes with the territory of relationships at one point or another. To me love is many things and here I share just a few. Some may be things that mean love to you, some may not. What love is, is different to everyone - and yet somehow the same.
Love is - someone who will take time out of their busy day to call you just to tell you a joke.
Love is - someone who goes to the grocery and comes back with... (more)
The online dating/social networking site badoo.com conducted a study to reveal the most successful pick up or opening line phrases in online dating. These phrases seem to differ by culture, but one phrase won out over all the others...."You have beautiful lips." Interesting no?
Commenting on someone's lips is very personal and conveys a desire to experience said lips. It conjures up visions of kisses. Fantasy worlds where kisses rival anything else one can experience. Kissing is very personal and connects two people immediately body to body. It is of course a gateway, if only in... (more)
Christmas can be overwhelming for the single among us. They are constantly bombarded with lovely pictures of people sharing the holidays together as couples or families. Television ads are overloaded with the buying of jewelry, especially engagement rings. Cologne and perfume ads filled with relationship nuances. Some who are single fall into the blue Christmas pit of despair, but there is much that one can do to make themselves merry and also to possibly find a new relationship.
Keep yourself open to possibilities. There are always lots of gatherings where a single person can meet... (more)
A first date can be exciting, scary, and more than a little intimidating. There a few tips to remember on a first date in order to try and make it successful, especially if you want a second date. These tips are things that most people think they know ahead of time, but in the excitement of it all can let them slip their minds. If you're going on a first date soon - brush up on these tips to try to make it as successful as possible, so that if you find you do want a second date your dating partner doesn't look at you like you have lobsters coming out of your head.
1) Keep the chat... (more)
As a freelance writer, I am always on the lookout for more work. I go through hundreds of potential writing opportunities every week. Recently, I ran across one that made me more than a little concerned about the many who are venturing into the online dating world.
The job was for someone to write a person's online dating profile and then, to answer all their online dating responses. Immediately, thoughts of misrepresentation came to my mind. Having someone else write about you and answer your email seems to open all kinds of doors to a complete misrepresentation of the facts. A... (more)
I've always heard the phrase opposites attract. People seem to say it continually about relationships. I don't know how many times I heard in my younger years, you know what they say opposites attract. Maybe when you're very young and rebellion is your main goal, but in a long term stable relationship - that has never once been my experience.
When some are young they tend to gravitate to the opposite in relationships. A lot of times it is in rebellion to their adult guidance. Sometimes it is just for the shock value of it. Sometimes it is for the adrenaline rush if the person they... (more)
Zero to Sixty in Six Years
In 2003, I moved overseas just as Friendster was emerging as a major networking site for the corporate world and the newborn Myspace was drawing college-age kids in droves. I saw no point in being on either site, as I fit into neither demographic.
I went to France, a country far less tech-obsessed than the US. The 18-35s have computers and smart phones, but once you get 100 kilometers outside a major city, you'd better be carrying cash, because ATMs are few and far between. The French did have Minitel, an information, chat and shopping exchange that... (more)
...more clarity and more subjectivity in terms of looks. The one thing we hope you won’t do is get too fed up with boys your own age and try to date someone a lot older. That’s never a good thing. Sure the OLDER GUYS seem more confident and interesting, which IS attractive. But at your age, dating someone even three years older is not something we recommend. Why? Because GUYS are still GUYS. We wish we were more responsible, but unfortunately we might not be.
As guys get in their 30s and up they start to see the world and the women in it differently. They recognize all the other... (more)
...he explained, “but I think I am tired of playing teacher. All he wants to do is go to the clubs all the time. I think he was very sheltered growing up because he finds these things so new and exciting.”
“Well Max”, I said, “I wanted to do those things at twenty-three myself. Dating someone so much younger can have its plusses and minuses.”
“Of course. I did too at his age,” he said. “However, he is just too sheltered. He won’t even smoke marijuana with me. He says he does not want drugs in his life.”
“I see,” I told him. I raised my glass and ... (more)
...required when trying to reach someone, think back to the pre-cell phone days of the 80s or heaven forfend the pre-call waiting days when you had to endure a busy signal, how did we survive?
Let me remind you, we had lives. Speaking of which...
Get a life: Before you ever started dating you had a life, you had friends, you had things to occupy your time. Allow me to make a radical suggestion, while you are in-between relationships take in a movie by yourself, take yourself to dinner, go for a walk by the lake and read a book under a tree. Do something, anything, each day,... (more)