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 Over 40: Tobey McGuire Buys Rights to Lori Gottlieb’s Article “Marry Him – The Case for Settling”

Is this really movie material? The article from March’s Atlantic Monthly caused a tremendous brew haha. Bloggers ranted – i did too. She did the talk show circuit. And now – the rights have been purchasee to make this story into a film. Did Tobey buy a smash hit? maybe. It’s a chick flick waiting … Read more

Dating Over 40: The April “Get Out There” Challenge

Ive got a challenge for you. And it’s big. Not the Pepsi challenge. Oh no. It’s a big one and if you take it on, you will dramatically improve your chance for spring and summer romance 10 fold. No kidding. No April Fool’s joke. Outside it’s warming up. So that hibernation excuse has limited continued … Read more

Dating Over 40: Jewish Men – Commitment Phobes Who Prefer Shiksas

If you’re a Jewish woman looking to marry a Jewish man, this is a very long but well done article that explains why you might be having a hard time. The writer, Sarah comes up with many explanations including how Jewish men think most Jewish women aren’t thin enough and are too materialistic. Sort of … 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 Over 40: 8 Minute Dating is Back in CT!

Good news! For a long time now, 8 Minute Dating has been lacking in hostesses and so there haven’t been many events. But in April, Hartford has three events up to age 49 and New Haven County has three as well. For some reason, two of the events are actually listed in New Haven, and … 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 – When the New Man Shows Up

How exciting! One of my clients has just connected with a new man with real potential. Honestly, we are both thrilled. And she has allowed me to share her story with you in this new series of posts- Diary of a Mid-Life Dater. Shellie has been divorced for 15 years. Her marriage ended when she … 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 Over 40: When Do You Hire a Dating Coach?

I’ve heard a lot of people say that the idea of hiring a dating coach makes them feel like a loser. They feel they should be able to figure dating out on their own like most people do. Well its certainly possible. The process seems simple enough: meet men, date some, pick one and get into … Read more

Dating After Divorce: Flirting Can Get You Arrested in NYC and Arkansas

Today on MSN.com, there is an article with some fun flirting tips – including that it’s illegal in New York City and Arkansas – antiquated laws that are still on the books.  To ensure you don’t get fined, or worse, you may want to read this . I wouldn’t worry to much though – both … 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 Over 40: Sage Advice on Dating a Widower

My friend Terry Hernon MacDonald has a very insightful post on her blog about a relationship situation with a widower. Terry, who wrote the ebook How to Attract and Marry the Man of Your Dreams explains to the woman of 47 who requested help that instead of rushing things forward with the widower, it might … Read more