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.

How to Deal with Questions about a Lengthy Engagement

When you’re celebrating an engagement, the last thing you want is everyone and their mother asking if you’ve set a date. In reality, all you want is to settle into a new phase of life with your fiance and take a hiatus from love life milestones: the first kiss, the first time you said I […]

‘So, When are You Getting Engaged?’

If you’re in a long-term relationship, the time will come when friends and strangers alike will start asking the dreaded question: “So, when are you two getting engaged?” Dating with Dignity has five easy, breezy comebacks to that allow you to answer firmly and politely — while retaining your dignity. “You’ll be the first to know!” […]

Should You Introduce Your Kids to Someone You Recently Started Dating?

If you recently started dating someone new AND you have kids, it can be tough to decide when you should introduce them to the new person in your life. If you’re Dating with Dignity, you shouldn’t find it too difficult to make that choice. But for extra help, Marni shares three signs you know it’s time […]

Reinventing Yourself vs. Changing for Someone Else

On Friday, one of the all-time great novels, ‘The Great Gatsby’, came to life on the big screen. In the novel, Jay Gatsby (formerly James Gatz) has reinvented himself  as a wealthy socialite and throws lavish parties in an attempt to get his one true love, Daisy Buchannan, to leave her husband. When it comes […]

Top Five Questions to Ask Your Online Date

If you just started online dating, or perhaps you’re a veteran, there are a few important questions to ask your potential date so you can more easily determine if he or she is a suitable match for you. Below find a list of Dating with Dignity’s top five questions you should ask an online date. Things […]

When to Have the ‘Are You Taking Down Your Dating Profile?’ Talk

Relationship expert Marni Battista tackles another area of unfamiliar territory for many when it comes to online dating. Here are her tips for how to deal with those dating profiles… Having the much dreaded “Are you taking down your profile?” conversation with someone you’re dating is a delicate undertaking indeed. While an amazing connection between […]

Ladies: Can You Be Feminine Without Being Submissive?

Today’s guest blog is from one of our favorite relationship experts, Marni Battista, who takes on a current topic of debate – traditional gender roles in romantic relationships. Many men and women currently dating online are having their version of a “do-over.” Whether it’s a do-over of a marriage or a similarly long-term relationship, it can be interesting to see how their […]

Ladies: Stop Attracting the Wrong Guys…in 14 Days

Dating expert Marni Battista is back with some specific instructions for anyone who seems to keep attracting Mr. Wrong! If you find yourself consistently attracting and attracted to the “bad boys,” it’s time to stop. Right now. Dating with Dignity has some important steps to follow to stop attracting the bad boys in just 14 […]

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