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How To Date When You Want Kids - Now

How To Date When You Want Kids – Now

When I met my husband in my late 30s, I was more than ready for kids.  And I told him so right away – even though he was a few years younger than me.  Now, common wisdom tells you that yo

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Dating, Dating Issues
Question for  Discussion: When do Dating Preferences become Racist?

Question for Discussion: When do Dating Preferences become Racist?

True story…  A good friend of mine takes a young lady to dinner for a first date. They are having a very good time. They are each into their 2nd glass of wine when they start talking about past relationships. (Yes, big faux pas in my book.) At a certain point she says, “I’ve tried dating Mexican guys, but it just doesn’t work for me. I don’t know if it’s their culture or what, but I have problems getting along with them.”  

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Inspire Him To Be His Most Romantic

Inspire Him To Be His Most Romantic

When you want more affection and romance in a relationship, it’s natural to feel the urge to ask for it or show more of it in the hopes that your efforts will be reciprocated.  But doing this will usually work against you.  A man will feel like you’re trying to force something out of him, and he’ll sense that you’re only giving to him because you want something out of him.  This is called “giving to get,” and it does not inspire a man to be more romantic with you.

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Alcohol - First Date No-No or Appropriate Social Mixer?

Alcohol – First Date No-No or Appropriate Social Mixer?

Alcohol and dating can be a sensitive topic. Some people come to the issue with set-in-stone views. Some take a more ad-hoc attitude, letting the circumstances dictate their drinking decisions. Influencing factors include religion, ethnic traditions and family attitudes towards drinking. We’re going to look at the range of positions on the matter, how it can influence the course of a date, and some smart strategies for mixing alcohol and dating.If You Don’t Drink – Ever

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Dating Red Herrings

Dating Red Herrings: 12 Traits That May Point You in the Wrong Direction

We’re all familiar with movie "red herrings" — those clues or events that seem important, but only take the viewer in the wrong direction and away from the real solution. 

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When It Comes to Dating, Is the Sexual Revolution Over?

When It Comes to Dating, Is the Sexual Revolution Over?

Pardon this short history lesson. If you’re younger than 40, and don’t have a big interest in social history this may come as news.While experts argue on the exact dates, prior to the 1960’s sex, sexual media, and social sexual mores were perceived quite differently in the US. Books with sexual content were routinely banned from publication. Sexual content was missing from mainstream films and television. Contraception wasn’t yet available for women.

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When It Comes to Dating is 60 the new 50?

When It Comes to Dating is 60 the new 50?

Depending on whom you believe, Americans are: a) Aging better than ever and looking great for longer and longer,

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Nine Online Dating Myths for Seniors

Nine Online Dating Myths for Seniors

When you’re considering moving in a new direction it can be hard to separate fact from fiction.

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Dating, Dating Issues, Senior Dating
Hanging In or Hanging On?

Hanging In or Hanging On?

Wise daters know when they’re persisting through a rough stretch or clinging to a dead-end relationship.

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Be Familiar with Modern Modes of Communication

The Twelve New Rules of Dating

Times have changed — and so have the rules regarding the biggest game of your life!

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