Dating Over 40: I Spy?

– Are you the jealous type?  – Have you been known to google your date? – Do you start worrying right away if the person you are dating is seeing others?  – Do you check your date’s profile  for recent activity? If you have done these things on occasion, well, you’re human.  But if you … Read more

Dating Over 40: The First eMail – What Do I Say?

You finally posted a profile online.  Congratulations!  You look around for people to contact.  But what should you say?  Here are a few tips that will get you started. 1) Less is better.  Don’t go on and on. Don’t ask too many questions. Don’t write more then 2-4 sentences.  Remember – short and sweet.  There’s a … Read more

Dating Over 40: The Dating State of Mind

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 … Read more

Dating After Divorce: Grocery Store Pick Up

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 … Read more

Dating Over 40: Most Men Want to Pay

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 … Read more

Dating Over 40: Confessions of a Matchmaker

 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 … Read more

Dating Over 40: Get Off the Bitter-Bus!

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 … Read more

Dating Over 40: He’s Not “My” Type

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 … Read more

Dating Over 40: Stop Looking at Me!

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 … Read more

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

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. … Read more