Dating After 40: Deal Breakers for Men and Women

Do you have a list of dating deal breakers? These are things about a man that you won’t tolerate. I hope you do, but if not, it’s time to make one up. This isn’t a list of the 40 irritating things guys have done in your past. These are the narrow few, completely intolerable behaviors … Read more

Dating Over 40: Is Your Dating Life Too Much Like the Movie Groundhog Day?

Have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? Here’s the link for the trailer on youtube. In the film, Bill gets stuck in an endless loop  of repeating the very same day – Groundhog Day, until he manages to get things right. Do you feel this way about your love life? Are you stuck … Read more

Dating Over 40: The Millionaire Matchmaker is Back!

I’m a big Bravo TV fan and one show that is my favorite is returning this month – The Millionaire Matchmaker with Patti Stanger. First of all, she looks pretty hot from the previews. Perhaps some personal work after last season… But more than that, Patti offers serious, no nonsense, sensible dating advice to her … Read more

Dating Over 40: I Miss Being Alone – Can’t I Have a Saturday Night Boyfriend?

  Yesterday, I saw one of my clients from the very first class I taught almost 8 years ago! She works at a diner in my town and I was there meeting with other business women in a mastermind group. Betsy, came over, greeted me and then whispered in my ear – I have a boyfriend … Read more

Dating After Divorce: Jellyfish Breakup

  I’ve been coaching an under 30 something guy, helping him with his break up. My heart goes out to him because he was in deep and his girl was taking him for a ride. Dan bought his girlfriend moved in together. Everything was blissful until Dan lost his job. That was a big blow … Read more

Dating Over 40: Halloween Hottie or Harlot?

My good friend and fellow dating advisor, Terry Hernon MacDonald wrote an excellent post on her blog about Halloween costumes. Terry feels that in recent years, women have taken to wearing more revealing costumes with plunging necklines and sky-high FMP heels. She wonders what happened to looking pretty. Her main concern of course is that … Read more

Dating Over 40: Are you Holding Back in Your Relationship?

Maribeth has been dating Ben for more then 6 months. I hear from her frequently with questions and updates on how things are going. She just went away for their first weekend trip and they really got along and had a wonderful time together. That’s good news! But not good enough perhaps. Seems Ben just … Read more

Dating After Divorce: Vacationing from Dating?

Sometimes you just need a break from dating. Maybe you recently exited a relationship. Or you just had too many bad dates in a row. It happens. Taking a break from the dating scene can really help refresh you, let go of some negative thinking and disengage from bad habits. This is a great strategy…as … Read more

Dating Over 40: John Edwards’ Cheating Heart

My friend Terry, author of How to Attract and Marry the Man of Your Dreams has a funny video of Jon Stewart from the Daily Show on Comedy Central – berating Senator John Edwards on his adultery. I have got to start watching his show – very clever and funny – reminds me of Bill … Read more

Dating After Divorce: Should I Date More than One Man at a Time?

Now this is a FUN question! Dear Dating Coach, I’ve been dating Max for nearly a month and it’s been fun. He emails and texts quite a bit, and also calls, although not as often. We see each other 2-3 times a week and things are going pretty well. I’m not ready to get exclusive … Read more

Dating Over 40: Looking for Love? What’s wrong with now?

Saturday a potential new client called me to talk about coaching. She wanted to know how it works and could I help with her profile. We talked for a while and I explained the coaching process. Vanessa had a lot of questions. Turns out she met me 6 years ago at one of my … Read more

Dating After Divorce: Serving Up Rejection – The Best Way to End a Brief Relationship

Dear Ronnie, I have a question about how to break off with a man early in the process. Bill struck up a conversation online through He had a nice profile, not bad looking, lots of the things I’m looking for and many things in common. OK, I was excited.  Bill said he’ll call Tuesday night. But he didn’t … Read more