Teens, Tweens and Online Predators

We constantly hear that we need to monitor what our children are doing online. It is true but not as easy as it sounds. The reason this is so difficult is because our kids are far more knowledgeable about the latest technology and applications than we are. In fact many of these platforms market directly to the tween and teen population. We know to follow them on facebook, Instagram and twitter but what about Whisper, kik, snapchat and askfm? Many of us have never heard of these platforms but I am quite sure your kids have. Beyond monitoring their activity it is important to talk to your children about what is going on with these sites. Help them to understand that any online platform for a teenager is a pedophile playground. Explain to your kids the signs. This is the toughest one as there are very few signs. Pedophiles are professionals when...

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding “3 Blind Dates”

1. Where do I recruit my clients? Craigslist (KIDDING)! I have been in business for 11 years and have database of over 2000 singles at my disposal, and the list grows bigger every day. Many singles found me from listening 96.5 TIC with Damon Scott. There are several meetup groups that promote my company. I host a few of these groups myself and even a few I don’t host promote my events. Our Facebook page is home to over 2,000 members and I am frequently providing our members with special discounts for events! To be honest, the number one way I recruit is through word of mouth. We typically host 1 or 2 singles events each week and our happy customers share their experience with their social circle. 2. How do you select my matches? It starts with my review of your deal breakers in your application. If I don’t have...

How Would You Rate Your Prom?

With all of these “promposals” popping up on the news I have to ask: How Would You Rate Your Prom? Prom for me was a big dramafest. I had an on again off again boyfriend for about a year named Jimmy. I think in his mind it was off and in my desperation I convinced myself it was on. I asked him to the prom because I thought that was a safe way to lock him in to seeing me again. Boy was I wrong, trust me when I say it didn’t work. Some background information for you: Jimmy did not go to my high school so I rarely saw him. In fact I don’t think he went to any school. He had a job full time fixing cars at the age of 16. I never met his family because he did not live with them. He stayed in the basement of...

How Divorced Are You?

New divorcees proudly wave their court document and chant their final divorce date. It is a huge accomplishment that many celebrate with divorce parties. Some wear T-Shirts with slogans like “The #1 Cause of Divorce is Marriage” or “Free at Last”. But are these people really divorced? Although the court process is exhausting and can be very drawn out it is actually the easier part. Making the necessary changes to your life is what really makes it over. Here are some things to consider when moving on.   Does your ex still have the freedom to enter your home without knocking or unannounced? Many women will rationalize that it was their shared house and they are just used to that. Another common excuse is that the kids like when their dad pops over. The kid “excuse” can usually guilt us into anything.  You are divorced and need to set some clear boundaries. You...

What Do You Lead With?

Think about your last first date. Try to remember the initial conversations that the two of you had that evening. Was it about you and your kids or was it about your date and his career? Perhaps it quickly went to a sexually flirtatious conversation. Whatever it was there is likely a pattern. Dig a little further back and think about what you have led with on other dates. And if you have a history of bad or disappointing first dates it might be time to take a look at what you lead with. Here are some typical examples of what singles might lead with on a first date and what this really says about you. You kids-When you are a single parent and dating it is tricky. But if you start the dating chatter with stories about your kids you are sending a fast message. Likely you feel some guilt...

Don’t Be Afraid to get Naked

There are some women who feel sexiest flaunting their bodies and sporting sexy lingerie. Others prefer to be hidden behind layers of clothing and dread the day a man begins to peel these off. Who would you rather be? It is important to feel sexy with your clothes off. Women should be able to enjoy sex. If they are self-conscious and focusing energy on how to hide their belly with a pillow, shut the lights and limit themselves to one position they are not going to be able to focus on the pleasure. Looking and feeling your best is important in life and I think we all know the obvious truth about clean eating and exercise. The simple truth is we come in all shapes and sizes and even with the best habits some of us have a shape that we simply don’t like. Rather than waste energy on trying...

How Not to Screw Up the Gift Exchange

Whether you are newly dating or have been married for 50 years gift giving is something everyone has to consider. Although I will focus on relationships these ideas will work for your kids, friends, family and coworkers. Some are naturally brilliant at buying gifts and they set the bar high. There is always one husband in the family or neighborhood that people admire what they give their wife each year. Just because your partner isn’t great at gift giving doesn’t mean it is a measure of how much he loves you. Some of us are better at other things. I bet that gift giving husband can’t gut your kitchen and bathroom. Whatever your situation is I have a few tips to help you out. Any time you are out throughout the year and your partner expresses an interest in something snap a picture. Wait until they turn around and aren’t looking...

Why Are You Still Single and Thanksgiving Dinner

There is always a relative that wants to know the minute they see you why you are still single. You may only see them at the holidays but you know exactly what is coming. For me it was my Aunt Sandra. I don't know what was worse, her asking the single question or her having a discussion with a new boyfriend that I did bring home. She was also that aunt that always had someone to set me up with. I was way too smart for this but my sister fell for it a couple of times. Here are some thoughts to consider...



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