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What ‘I Don’t Know What I Want’ Really Means!

Your date just said “I don’t know what I want” during a heart-to-heart over dinner. If you’re not sure what he/she meant by that, considering the following common definitions for the phrase. Be warned: It’s rarely a good thing for the relationship. Defined: I don’t want you — now or…

‘How Can I Avoid Being Single Forever?’

A twenty-eight year old woman sat on my couch today wanting to discuss one thing and one thing only: How could she avoid being alone forever? Christy was newly single and fearing the worst for her future. Her two favorite aunts, both in their sixties, never married. Her mother had…

The Difference Between Dating Men and Boys

If you are a single woman over 40, I have a question for you: When you look at yourself today, are you the same person you were in your 20s or 30s? Have many of your priorities changed? Has experience taught you new life skills and shifted your perspective on…

Seven Signs Your Boyfriend is Not Planning to Propose

Not all men are marriage-minded. Is yours? Here are seven signs your boyfriend will not be popping the question anytime soon: 1. No introductions. He has not introduced you to his family members and you have been dating for over a year. 2. No planning. He does not include you…

Marie Forleo: How to Make Every Man Want You

Author and life coach Marie Forleo inspires countless numbers of individuals worldwide to live their best lives. Through her work and writings, she has caught the attention of such movers and shakers as Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey. So much so that Winfrey invited Forleo to join…

Ten Things to Never Post on Facebook to Your Crush

You’re smitten. He accepted your friend request. Before you start Facebook-stalking him daily, here are some guidelines for navigating a crush online. Ten things to never post on Facebook to your crush: 1. Any terms of endearment. If he’s not your boyfriend, don’t post terms of endearment — no matter…

Going Dutch on a Date: Good Idea?

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been asking my friends (both men and women) who paid and who should pay for first dates. Almost everyone said men in their experience paid for first dates, although most of my women friends added that they reached for the wallet and offered…

Two Simple Things Smart Women Can Do to Delight Good Men

Do you think men don’t want to date smart women? Think again. They do, and it’s especially true of more mature men in their 40s, 50s and beyond. If you are smart, single and dating, I’m pretty sure this is the man you want to meet: the confident, interesting guy…

The Frugal Guy: Ditch Him or Stay Together?

Surveys designed to reveal the top sources of stress in troubled marriages consistently identify one thing that rises above the rest. You might expect some issue related to sex, infidelity, in-laws, or child rearing. But you’d be wrong. The consistent “winner” is money — conflict over earning it, prioritizing its…

20 Fall and Winter Date Ideas

As the weather outside gets a little more frightful, date ideas get a little more creative. You may not be able to grab drinks on a patio or pack a picnic for the beach anymore (unless you live in perfect warm sunshine year round, in which case, carry on), but…