Marni Battista

Posts by Marni Battista

As the founder of Dating With Dignity and more than 25 years of personal relationship and dating experience, Marni has dated, was married for 17 years, divorced, and then successfully dated again in the 21st century. In addition, she has received professional training in dating and relationship coaching, as well as training in the Core Energy Coaching Process from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). Marni has also been extensively trained as a Facilitator by the Hoffman Institute, one of the world's foremost organizations in personal development.

Men Who Don’t Confirm Plans: When to Give Him a Pass and When to Pass

So a guy you’ve been chatting with — whether after meeting online or in person — finally suggests plans to get together but falls silent on the big day. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? If you’ve discussed a date to the extent that you know when and where to meet him, it can be quite perplexing […]

Beware of the Breakup Makeover!

Breakups are tough, there’s no way around it, and sometimes changing your look can be just the boost of self-esteem you need to nudge the healing process along. However when in the throes of intense post-breakup emotions, it can be easy to go overboard with changes in the interest of grabbing the attention of your […]

Connecting Through Social Media: Things to Consider

As social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter become less of a novelty and completely ingrained into our daily lives, it’s becoming increasingly common for singles to meet through social media. As easy as it all sounds, however, issues such as privacy, safety, fear of coming on too strong, and the sheer volume of people using these sites […]

On-Again, Off-Again Relationships: How to Know When to Walk Away for Good

Ah, yes, the on-again and off-again relationship. We’ve all been there, seen our friends there, or watched celebrity couples like Katy Perry and John Mayer tumble down that rocky road. Luckily, most of us don’t have to cross our fingers that our on-again relationships last as long as the weekly tabloid stories about them, but […]

How to Go From Text Pals to an Actual Date

At Dating with Dignity, we believe texting can be an effective way to communicate and begin to bond with someone you’ve just begun dating. But when utilized too heavily before the first date, texting can cause the relationship to stall in a faceless comfort zone, especially if the guy in question is a little timid […]

Is Having a ‘Specific Type’ Helpful or Hurtful?

Admit it: you have a type when it comes to defining your “perfect match.” “Types” are assorted combinations of physical and personality traits that, whether consciously or not, tend to dictate with whom we end up pursuing relationships. Knowing the inherent qualities you want in a partner is one thing, but knowing your type can sometimes […]

How Many Dates Before You Decide It’s Not a Match?

The first few dates with someone can be considered, by some, “the easy part.” But in actuality, they often involve the anxiety-inducing decision of whether or not to pursue a relationship with that person. Unfortunately, there’s no magic number of dates after which your chemistry and compatibility with another can be completely determined. But here at Dating […]

Why The Today Show’s Hoda Kotb Will Find Love Again

Popular Today show anchor Hoda Kotb says she’s single and ready to get back into the dating scene. The 48-year-old, who most recently dated a lawyer for two years, is implementing one of the most powerful tools a successful dater can have — a positive attitude. Kotb recently told People magazine that she is excited about the future, “I […]

Talking to Your Grown Children About Divorce

The Cyrus family has been no stranger to the spotlight. From Billy Ray’s fame as a country icon and more recently Tish and Billy Ray’s severe case of “are they or aren’t they” getting a divorce, being in relationship limbo is confusing to adults and can wreak havoc on children too. (Is it just coincidence that daughter Miley […]

Round Two with the One Who Got Away

John Stamos says his “Full House” co-star Lori Loughlin was the “one who got away.” (We had no idea they even dated!) So should you ever contact the “one who got away” with the hope of rekindling your romance? If you do happen to get back with an ex, here are five key Dating with […]

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