Who Pays?

Whoever makes the date is typically responsible for paying. Now we all know that traditionally the guy asks the girl out on the first date and that would mean that he should pay. But if you are a single guy this can get pricy in today’s economy. It can be especially expensive for those dads who are paying child support, alimony and saving for college tuitions. So here are a few ground rules to help make dating both fun and affordable! If it is a first date you should never have to drop $80 on a dinner when you don’t even know if the two of you have chemistry! Take her out for a coffee or an ice cream. I always call these milk shake-hand shake dates. This way you drop $10 and there is no pressure on anyone! If the chemistry is mutual and she seems interested in seeing you again, then...

Dating Scene During Hurricane Irene

As long as your electricity is still running you have no excuses not get online and visit those internet dating sites. So many singles in the hurricane are trapped inside for endless hours while waiting for the hurricane to pass. And I can assure you that so many of these singles will be browsing the internet dating sites. So here are a few tips to help you make the most of it! 1. Don't listen to those negative friends that try convince you that those sites never work! Just because they don't work for your negative friends doesn't mean they won't work for you. I personally met my second husband on match.com 10 years ago. So trust me, they do work! 2. Be careful of those free sites. You get what you pay for and if it is free you will likely find more singles that are not as serious about dating...

Taking a Break From Dating?

I often hear both men and women say, “I am taking a break from dating!” This usually comes with a tone that sounds agitated and frustrated. But I have to tell you that this makes absolutely no sense what so ever! If you aspire to be a good athlete do you take a break from baseball because you had a few strike outs? This is highly unlikely. In fact that athlete is more apt to work twice as hard. If the athlete did decide to take a break it would be so much harder to improve their game when they returned. If you are so frustrated with finding true love that you are ready to quit I have a better suggestion! Work even harder at the task. Many believe it is the pool of singles that’s the problem. But quite frankly it is you! If you keep dating jerks, ending up in...

Son of the Date Doctor

Matt is getting ready for his 12th birthday. He is into many things including Facebook. I look over his shoulder as he chats with one particular girl we will call Julie (only because Matt will not be happy if I use her real name). I keep chiming in with my dating tips and realize it is no easy task to be the son of the Date Dr. And I remind myself he is 11! I should just let him be a silly kid. But still the tips seem to jump out of my mouth. These tips work for all ages. So whether you are 11 or 61 here is my advice about dating and facebook. 1. When you log in wait a minute before jumping on the chat. You may be excited to type “hey” in that little box in the bottom right hand corner of facebook, but hold off! At...

How Big is Your Deal Breaker List?

Let’s face it women are far more likely to have these deal breaker lists than men. Some of you write them down like a shopping list while others continually recite them over and over again in your heads! We know the list quite well and every man we meet gets dragged through it without even knowing it is happening.  Every match.com profile we read gets dissected to see if they qualify and pass our deal breaker test. Some ladies are laughing at this subject and thinking they just want a “normal” guy. And I know exactly what they mean by “normal”! They just want to meet someone who is funny, attractive, has no major issues and is into them. And I am here to tell you that you can actually find that guy! But the first step is to throw that deal breaker list out the window. Erase it from you...

Cheating??

The big question lately is whether or not an internet relationship is considered cheating. I don’t know if a divorce court judge would call this infidelity, but I sure would. Any time someone in a marriage is having a relationship that is being kept a secret and could potentially harm the relationship than it is cheating, as far as I am concerned. Imagine what could happen if we didn’t consider this cheating? I truly believe that there are plenty happy, faithful relationships in this world but I understand with all that is happening in the media that many are starting to doubt this. The truth is that if you get married in this lifetime you are going to marry one of 3 types of men. You may not figure out which type you actually married for a long time. But eventually the truth will be revealed. Now I know most married...

Shocked about J.Lo and Marc Anthony’s Split?

Let me start by saying that I am shocked by how many people become so consumed by these Hollywood stories. People get divorced every day! In fact 50% of married couples get divorced. And that number increases based on the number of times one has been married. Jennifer Lopez is on her third marriage. 74% percent of third marriages fail. So odds are this relationship was never going to work. Many of you that followed this story have heard a million versions of why the marriage failed. And I am quite sure you have all selected one story to believe and run with. Perhaps Jennifer did pick her career over her marriage. Or perhaps this was a result of jealousy and constant fighting. In many marriages it is difficult to pinpoint the one specific thing that pushed the couple over the edge. Sources say they tried counseling and worked hard to...

Speed Dating Versus Internet Dating

It is a great time to be single! I know those of you who feel like you have been single forever just want to scream at me right now. But what I am saying is that there are so many terrific ways to meet singles these days. You no longer have to rely on your parents to find you a match, hang out at crowded bars or experience painful blind dates. Two very popular ways to find that special person are internet dating and speed dating. I am often asked, “which one is better?” They are both terrific ways to meet people! In fact, I met my husband on match.com 10 years ago! Today 1 out of every 5 couples meet online and that number is only going to get bigger. If you are one of the many people trying to decide which one will work best for you, I can help...

Soul Mates?

Do you believe everyone has a soul mate? When you first start dating someone you can’t possibly see through to their soul. You see nothing more than a shell with some fantasies about what the soul may contain. To clarify the word “soul” I looked it up on dictionary.com and found multiple definitions. But what I gathered was it is the feelings, thoughts and actions of people or the emotional part of a person. To me that means everything except the outer exterior. I call that the shell. Initially we fall for the shell, the body, the smile, the face and even the clothes and style of the person we see. We basically become what I will call shell mates in the beginning of any relationship. As time passes something happens to that shell. It changes shape, loses hair, wrinkles among many other things. The connection that those 2 shell...



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