Love + Dating


Love + Dating // November 5, 2012Let’s be real, dating isn’t easy. Even once you get past the initial nerves and awkwardness of the first date, you may learn some things about your potential suitor that you didn’t want to know. Sure, we all have our flaws, but there are some things that can turn a Made Woman off quicker than you can say “bad credit.”  We asked a few…
Love + Dating // October 22, 2012 Long distance relationships are not for the fearful; they’re for the audacious.The brassy, bold + brave.You exchange massive time alone for fleeting doses of joy with your beloved.Critics say the long-distance relationship is doomed.Heartache inevitable.Dreams decimated.“You can’t go on that way forever,” they tout.But you insist you can.And as long as you do, you’ll be required to practice the qualities of faith + fortitudeIndependence…
October 8, 2012 You just had a fabulous date. Now you and your sexy new boo are on your couch and things are getting hot and heavy. He’s turned on. You’re turned on. And then he makes his move: “Want to take this to the bedroom?” Pause.  If you are not in a committed relationship with this guy it may be prudent to take a second to turn down the…
September 24, 2012 Seriousness has an important place in love + life.Deep and meaningful conversations. Life-changing decisions.Support at times when emotions are running high.But playfulness is just as – if not more – important.Laughter is a language that people use to bond. To mend. To escape.People who take themselves too seriously (and lack any sense of lightheartedness) exude an emotional heaviness that penetrates their inner orbit + everyone in it.And quite…
September 10, 2012 As a dating coach, sometimes I get the question from women, “Is it okay for me to approach a man?” And while some people believe that a woman should steer clear from approaching a man simply because it may insult his masculinity, I tell my clients, “It is the year 2012 for God/ Allah/ Buddha’s sake! Of course it is okay for you to go for it!”Think about…
August 13, 2012 You’ve dated your way through your friends’ friends.Your coworkers are off limits.And after one too many rom-com-worthy bad blind dates, you’re no longer accepting your family’s setups.Where are you going to meet someone who’s right for you? Someone who will get your quirky jokes and likes rock climbing and extra extra spicy Thai food?Here are five new ways to meet guys!1. Host a Party Everyone you know…
July 30, 2012 Is romance dead? Is chivalry a thing of the past? Most women these days seem to agree that these ideas are fading fast! It may be 2012, the age of the modern female, but most of us still appreciate a sweet gesture from time to time. We asked a few members of the opposite sex to reveal the most romantic thing they’d ever done for a woman……
July 16, 2012We all want a soul mate. “The One.”Your perfect partner who can read your mind + finish your sentences.We want fate + fireworks.But believing in predetermined destiny is limiting.It leaves little room for adventure + what life may want to give you.What if The One isn’t who you thought they would be?Love isn’t always syrupy sweet kisses + walking off into the sunset.Sometimes the purpose of a soul…
July 2, 2012 Ever since I was old enough to want a boyfriend, I didn’t really want a boy. I wanted a man. Not that I was 18 wanting to date 40-year-old men; I just admired guys who were at least a few years older.Why, you ask? Well, guys who were older than me always seemed to have a lot more to offer.  For instance, when I was in high school…
June 18, 2012 With all the celebrity break ups you read about these days, it seems like long term relationships are an endangered species. So when you do find that special someone, you should celebrate the fact that your relationship survived all the pitfalls of dating in the modern era. And celebrate in a big way. Just like dinner and a movie can make for an overly clichéd date, an…
June 4, 2012It’s 11pm on a Saturday night. You decided to keep it chill tonight. You had a couple vodka sodas with a twist of lime – to relax and get a slight buzz on before bedtime.  Hey, it's  been a long week and it's well-deserved.  You mixed it up with your roommate for a little while, ate a slice of pizza, went to bed and crashed hard.  Now your…
June 4, 2012 “Hi Erika!It's Seth.”  The subject line of an email should not be enough to throw a girl into a panicked frenzy, complete with wringing of hands, pulling of hair, and whimpers of despair. And yet, there we were.  Me and my inbox, caught in a classic tug-of-war battle: To open or not to open. I knew this email would be coming.  My overly ambitious, Jewish mother had…
May 21, 2012 You know how it goes – how it feels.You know the thoughts that trip through your head.Maybe I’m just in a bad mood.Maybe this is just the reality of long term relationships and I need to be more realistic.Maybe if I (or both of us) try harder, it will feel right.So you stick it out.  You take it a day at a time.  And it doesn’t get better.Why…
May 21, 2012 I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess the last time you said “let's talk about sex, baby,” to someone else, with a smile on your face, it was because Salt -N-Pepa was blaring in the background and you were a few cocktails in with your girlfriends. There was probably a dance floor involved. Not a very long limb, eh?  That's because for the majority of women…
May 7, 2012I was a video game virgin for quite some time. I grew up without technologically inclined parents (they still can’t operate a cell phone or figure out Facebook) or boys in the household (not a single brother,) so needless to say, I did not catch on to the phenomenon of video games.Then I met Ray, my fiancée, who just happens to work in the video game industry.   He…
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