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Do not take Dating Advice from your Friends

I get hassled because I often tell people that women should not take advice from their girlfriends. I  need to qualify that statement: MOST women should not take advice from MOST of their girlfriends. My friends should take advice from me, for sure! I'll tell you a story about my best friend, Sunshine. She is … Continue reading Do not take Dating Advice from your Friends

What is the role of self-criticism in the development of one’s image?

It is really hard to analyze ourselves in any capacity. It's like a doctor operating on themselves or a therapist giving themselves advice. Doctors see other doctors and therapists see other therapists because they need someone skilled and objecting. I routinely ask for feedback professionally and am sometimes surprised by the information I receive. Once, … Continue reading What is the role of self-criticism in the development of one’s image?

Common Online Dating Mistakes

I get questions about dating mistakes all the time and have written about it frequently, so I will be short and sweet. In relation to online dating profiles there are 3 common mistakes: Bad photos (or no photos) Random or rambling bios Negativity Now, WHILE actually dating, there are a million mistakes, but these three … Continue reading Common Online Dating Mistakes

In Order to Successfully date Online, you need to Build a Personal Brand

With social media and the internet, the average person (first world adults) are subjected to about 5,000 marketing messages per day. PER DAY! That's a lot of images, hype, false idols, and noise. But here's what I know after 25 years in marketing: Nothing just sells itself. There is no "if you build it, they … Continue reading In Order to Successfully date Online, you need to Build a Personal Brand

What would you tell a woman who thinks loving a man is giving him power over her?

This question came up one during an online Q & A and it still makes me sad. Honestly, I would tell a woman or man who is afraid of losing all their power to a lover to see an experienced therapist. But for daters, I say giving up some power (often called compromising or making … Continue reading What would you tell a woman who thinks loving a man is giving him power over her?

What would you tell a woman who thinks loving a man is giving him power over her?

This question makes me sad. I would tell a woman or man who is afraid of losing all their power to a lover to see an experienced therapist. Here’s the thing, you do give up some power in a relationship. For example, I used to have the power to have sex with anyone I wanted … Continue reading What would you tell a woman who thinks loving a man is giving him power over her?

The most Common Mistakes I see People make while Dating

I am often asked this question and while I know I have discussed this in a prior post, I think it's important to review the basics. But don't worry, I will make it short and sweet. In relation to online dating profiles there are three common mistakes: Bad photos (or no photos) Random or rambling … Continue reading The most Common Mistakes I see People make while Dating

What is the role of self-criticism in the development of one’s image?

It is really hard to analyze ourselves in any capacity. It's like a doctor operating on themselves or a therapist giving themselves advice. Doctors see other doctors and therapists see other therapists because they need someone skilled and objecting. I routinely ask for feedback professionally and am sometimes surprised by the information I receive. Once, … Continue reading What is the role of self-criticism in the development of one’s image?

How to tell if the person you’re dating is worth the time and effort?

Great question. I have two answers: Don't put in very much time and effort. Watch their actions and your feelings. It's like being a car salesperson and believing every person who test-drives a car is going to buy one. Some people just like test driving cars. They ask lots of questions. Take pictures. Talk about … Continue reading How to tell if the person you’re dating is worth the time and effort?

What are your thoughts on the concept of sugar daddies and sugar babies?

Oh, love them! I assume you're not talking about sweets, but the idea that a wealthy older man financially supports a younger woman for fun and more? Here's the thing (and someone asked about wealth earlier) if you have money and want to use that to find women who will date you just for that … Continue reading What are your thoughts on the concept of sugar daddies and sugar babies?