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 Match.com. 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

Dating After Divorce: Kiss an Italian Day?

March 25th was Kiss an  Italian Day and I missed it! bummer! Why didn’t I know this earlier? I just learend about this new "holiday" on Facebook. Still a novice, I’m trying to get my feet wet. Right now they are quite soggy and I’m leaving drippy footprints wherever I go. Back to Kiss an Italian Day. … Read more

Dating Over 40: 7 Darn Good Reasons Why Younger Men Date Older Women

There are countless reasons why a younger man might date an older woman, but this week, I’ll give you a list of seven reasons that are the most probable from this dating coach’s perspective. Today, you’ll find three below. More will follow later this week so check back! 1) For Lust Maybe you’re just hot … Read more

Dating After Divorce: How Come He Flirts via Email, But Doesn’t Ask Me Out?

Have you encountered one of these guys? The banter and flirting back and forth via the Internet is fantastic. He has such a great sense of humor and seems really fun and interested in you. After all, why would he waste so much time flirting with you if he didn’t like you? And if he … Read more

Dating Over 40: Millionaire Matchmaker Ends with Proposal-Please Don’t Try This at Home!

Did you catch the last episode of Patti Stanger’s Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo? What a shocker! One of her clients, Paul met his first match, Cidney, and during the date while flying around in a helicopter, he asked her to marry him! I was stunned. Talk about love at first sight. Is that really possible? Maybe it was altitude sickness? … Read more

Dating Over 40: Diary of a Mid-Life Dater – News on the New Man

Spoke with Shellie again yesterday. Things with Mitch are percolating along.  It seems Mitch likes to bring her little presents. A small fruit bread he baked, some fruit he canned last summer.  Hmmm, not the traditional fare but sweet none the less. And the man cooks! Wa-hoo! Shellie repeated again how different Mitch is. Plus, the way … Read more

Dating Over 40: Is Dating Advice from Men Better?

In an article entitled Men Do it Better from Globe Life, David Coleman and David Wygant, both dating coaches, insist that men give much better dating advice then women do for women. They claim that the advice women give is too complicated – like judging a man by his shoes or his watch. Or manipulative … Read more

Dating After Divorce: If You’re 30, Do You Think the Point of Dating is Strictly for Reproducing?

I found this article that is an interesting rebuttal to the Marry Him article about settling in the Atlantic Monthly. Meghan Daum, in the LA Times, writes about Finding Mr. Good Enough and basically questions whether having children really is every 30 something woman’s primary goal for relationship. And should it be? Meghan seems to feel … Read more

Dating Over 40: Client Thanks Me with Valentine’s Day Card

Well here’s a new one. One of my clients sent me a Valentine’s Day card as a thank you for dating coaching. Shelly and I worked together for a while, focusing on attitudes and beliefs that were keeping her from meeting the right men. She didn’t really think there were any good men out there. And she … Read more

Dating After Divorce: Three Ways to Get Ready for Love

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, thoughts about finding a sweetheart pop into almost every single woman’s mind. As a dating coach, so many clients ask me where the best places are to meet men. Surprisingly, this is often not the first step on the road to finding love. I gingerly explain that while it may seem like … Read more

Dating Over 40: Which States Could Cupid Win in the Primary Race?

Has the Mythic God of Love Lost Popularity and What You Can Do to Help Him Regain His Standing   Cupid may be popular in some circles, but in others, he wouldn’t do much better than Giuliani did in the New Hampshire primary. Are most singles shunning Cupid because they are content with their solo-status? “Many feel it’s … Read more

4 Tips to Make Friends with Cupid This Valentine’s Day

Some single people dread the sight of Cupid and the whole month of February for that matter. If you often get down around this time, here are four tips for shifting your experience. Make friend with Cupid and take advantage of the loving energy this holiday brings. 1) Expand your definition of love to include … Read more