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Better Safe

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 12, 2011

As in all things, the saying better safe than sorry definitely applies to online dating. Almost every day you can find a news article on online dating meetings gone bad. From robbery to even murder, the dangers are real. You must practice safety above all else. Here are just a few tips to try and make online dating a little safer.

1 - Ask your potential date match to take a background check. There are many reputable background checking services available and anyone who is on the up and up will not hesitate to do one. If they do refuse, move on, immediately. If they do, and they... (more)

Tags: relationships, dating, online dating safety, dating safety

Your Own Personal Cyrano

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 10, 2011

In the world of online dating, some will tell you that presentation is everything. That is most likely true to a point and with that the job of online dating coach has now come to fruition. For all those who are just not sure how and what to do in an online dating experience, the coach is there to help you have success or so they claim.

For a fee, you can hire an online dating coach to help you make the most of your online dating experience. They help write and refine your profile, some will even write it for you completely. They will help pick out your profile picture. They guide... (more)

Tags: relationships, dating, online dating, online dating coach, cyrano

Are You Talking To Me?

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 4, 2011

...started communicating via the Internet or various devices and they go back to talking to someone in person, they find the person has changed quite a bit and they have little in common anymore. I've also had people tell me that they don't really have close friends anymore. Just superficial relationships where they send mostly meaningless texts back and forth.

I find that I am as guilty as some others. I find it much easier to just send someone a text if it's something short that I need to ask or say rather than calling them on the phone or making a date to see them. But I do make... (more)

Tags: facebook, relationships, social networks, texting, conversation, email, smartphones, talking

Ashley Madison

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 30, 2010

...rapists, whatever you can think of. There's an audience out there for everything and there's someone who is ready to make a dollar off of it.

Ashley Madison is a site that helps users to have affairs. Now, affairs have been part of the relationship world since the inception of relationships. It's not difficult to have one if you want to. This site just takes the work out of it. They find others of like minds and put people together. The site is growing of course by leaps and bounds as more people find out about it and realize that an affair is just a click away.

The ... (more)

Tags: marriage, relationships, online dating, cheating, affairs, ashley madison, cheaters

Game Night

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 28, 2010

In this day of electronic games, computers, social networking, a million cable channels on TV, families find more and more often that they don't spend a lot of "real" time together. While they may be in the same house, they are largely focused on their own activities of choice and spend little time actually doing things together. A lot of people blame it on the advent of computer gaming and gaming systems, but I am here to actually sing the praises of one such system as a family togetherness tool.

My kids got the Kinect system for the X-Box for Christmas. They were very excited for... (more)

Tags: family, relationships, games, microsoft, playing, kinect, x-box

I Resolve

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 26, 2010

It's a big tradition as one year comes to a close and another starts to open its books, making resolutions. Many people decide to make some kind of change in their lives be it big or small to ring in the New Year. I'm just not one of these people.

I don't like to set myself up for failure and I've always felt that New Year's resolutions are the perfect path to this. New Year's resolutions can be very grand undertakings. Stopping smoking. Cutting out caffeine. Losing many pounds. Getting rid of a bad relationship. Starting a new relationship. Remaking your entire existence.... (more)

Tags: relationships, change, new year's resolutions, resolve, new year

Love Is

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 22, 2010

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)

Tags: marriage, love, relationships, dating, lovers

Pick Me Up

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 21, 2010

...take the personal touch right out of it.

One thing is certain though, I doubt that the word "sup" appeared in this study at all. Women regardless of culture I think want someone who pays attention to them - notices them - appreciates them. Sincerely. Not with just a line. You have beautiful lips may get your foot in the door but it won't get you much further if you're just not that into her.

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Tags: relationships, dating, online dating, pick up lines

Never Too Old

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 17, 2010

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making giant gingerbread Christmas cookies with the kids. Even though my boys are no longer kids, they still love making these cookies and of course eating them. It's something that we do together on Christmas Eve and they always look forward to it every year. The house smells absolutely yummy and the cookies are really wonderful on a chilly Christmas Eve night. Here's the recipe, if you want to try it out yourself:

Gingerbread Man Cookies Recipe

INGREDIENTS

Cookies3 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour3/4 teaspoon baking soda3/4... (more)

Tags: christmas, family, relationships, cookies, baking, christmas traditions, holiday traditions, gingerbread men

A Singleton Christmas

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 17, 2010

...Bake those special cookies from your childhood, make some treats to gift to neighbors and friends, decorate. Keep the holiday magic alive in your own heart.

Accept all invitations that you receive and don't choose being alone over going somewhere alone. Go to the local coffeehouse, bookstore, library, out shopping. Go to every event that you are invited to. Make the most of your opportunities.

Being single during the holidays can lead to being lonely or it can lead to a whole new world of relationships and adventures. It all depends on being open to possibilities.

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Tags: christmas, relationships, dating, holiday dating, single at christmas, blue christmas

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