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Dating Over 40: How Do I Decide What Advice to Follow?

August 8th, 2007 / Leave a Comment

Do you get overwhelmed or confused by too much advice?  Is it hard to know which advice to follow? I had this problem when I was dating and still encounter it regarding other situations in my life.  Sometimes too much information can just paralyze me.  Other times rehashing and thinking of new solutions drains my…

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Dating Over 40: The Dating State of Mind

August 5th, 2007 / Leave a Comment

If you want to be in a relationship, the first step to your search is getting into a dating state of mind.  In my book MANifesting Mr. Right, I call this Adopting Dater’s Mind.  When you have dater’s mind, you think of yourself as someone who dates.  Sounds silly huh?  Not really.  If you don’t…

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Dating After Divorce: Grocery Store Pick Up

August 5th, 2007 / Leave a Comment

My friend Terry MacDonald of MarrySmart fame, told me this story.  She met a woman this summer who met her husband at the grocery store.  Not just your average Joe however.  Turns out he is the great grand son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and very wealthy. So next time you head out to shop – do…

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Dating Over 40: Most Men Want to Pay

July 26th, 2007 / 2 comments

What’s the top question women ask me about dating? Well, after “Where can I find a decent guy?” the most common question is – “Who pays on the first date?” Now I am happily married, but this was an unusual week because I did a lot of networking. Six one-on-one sessions, plus two big events.  The…

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Dating Over 40: Confessions of a Matchmaker

July 22nd, 2007 / Leave a Comment

 Have you watched the new reality show called Confessions of a Matchmaker?  It’s on A&E at 10pm(est)  Saturday nights. (Interesting program timing huh?) Patti Novak, a Buffalo, NY matchmaker tells how she sees it.  When discussing dates with her clients, she shares her ideas and advice in a pretty direct way.  Even if clients squirm…

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Dating Over 40: Get Off the Bitter-Bus!

July 21st, 2007 / 1 comment

Talking with Kelly from MA this morning writing her online dating profile. She was telling me about a friend of hers who is on the Bitter-Bus.  What ? I never heard of that before.  What a descriptive euphemism for being down on dating. When you are negative about the singles’ scene, you actually sabotage your…

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Dating Over 40: He’s Not “My” Type

July 19th, 2007 / 5 comments

Do you meet men, but none of them are right for you? Do the men you date have similar issues or patterns? This week I had a client who said she didn’t meet many men who interested her.  When women say this, I always ask if they have a "type."  Dana denied it.  "Nope, I…

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Dating Over 40: Refuse to Date Short Men?

July 19th, 2007 / 1 comment

Do you have height issues about men?  The take a look at this blog entry written by Terry MacDonald, a great friend and dating expert too. Dating Over 40: Refuse to Date Short Men? was last modified: October 5th, 2009 by Ronnie Ann Ryan

Dating Over 40: Stop Looking at Me!

July 17th, 2007 / Leave a Comment

Yesterday, one of my clients complained about men who look at her.  These are men she isn’t thrilled with.  She wanted to know how to get them to stop looking at her "like that." I explained that if she really thinks about it – she wants them to look.  The last thing you want is…

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Dating Over 40: MORE about Dating at 50+

July 16th, 2007 / Leave a Comment

I made it to MORE.com!  To see my comments on dating over 50, visit MORE Story Sherry wrote a great article – check it out! Dating Over 40: MORE about Dating at 50+ was last modified: October 5th, 2009 by Ronnie Ann Ryan

Dating Over 40: One Smile Does Not Make You a Flirt

July 16th, 2007 / Leave a Comment

I must divulge that technology and I are not the best of friends – glitches kept me from posting the minute the blog went live.  Hmmm, that gives me pause to think. How do I react when I hit an immediate road block?  this time I decided to focus on other things because there was…

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Dating Over 40: Discover a Man’s Perspective on Dating

July 12th, 2007 / 2 comments

Here’s your Daily Dose of Dating Advice- Meet John Follis.  He’s an award-winning Madison Avenue ad guy, 52, good looking, been married and in a few long-term relationships.  Let’s say that John has done his share of dating and he shares his views on the Internet and more in the second interview of the Decoding Dating series.…

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