Dating After Divorce: Dan in Real Life – New Romantic Comedy Movie

Last weekend a new movie was released about a male advice columnist – Dan Burns who is a relationship expert with his own dating issues.  Sounds entertaining. Dan, played by Steve Carell falls for this gorgeous babe who turns out to be his brother’s girl. Oh oh.

"The film is about two people who could not, not fall in love," Carell explains. "They’re good people and they are trying not to fall in love because they perceive it as hurting others. Ultimately, they can’t help themselves."

I always wonder about that "can’t help myself" explanation. I’ve heard that many times – some people are just magnetically drawn to a certain type of person who is insanely attractive and often poisonous as well.  Harkens back to my belief about having a type – you get the good with the bad because when you have a type – it’s a package deal.

Anyway, here’s what the Chicago SunTimes had to say about the film…Enjoy!


Single for too long, Ronnie wanted to find love. So, she made a few tweaks and then dated 30 men in 15 months to meet her adorable husband Paul. Discovering the keys to midlife dating, she founded It’s Never Too Late for Love to help other smart, successful women find love too! Her mission is to share her proven dating advice  and keen insights about men with women everywhere who are serious about finding love with the right man. Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, CCC is a Certified Coach who has helped 1,000’s of midlife women with her Love & Dating Coach services. She’s been featured on BBC’s 5 Live Radio, NBC, ABC, and Fox News, NPR, eHarmony,,, Connecticut Magazine among others around the world. An established author, you can find her 6 books on Amazon.

2 thoughts on “Dating After Divorce: Dan in Real Life – New Romantic Comedy Movie”

  1. Hey Ronnie,

    Just wanted to say that everybody should go see this movie! It was written/directed by an old friend of mine, Peter Hedges. He’s definitely one of the good guys, and his work is always great (He wrote the novel “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” for one awesome example.)



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