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Dating - New Love

Yuck! When the man on the dating app is married…to your friend

A Cautionary Tale I feel soiled, sullied, icky. Bad. Horrible. I unknowingly betrayed a good, long-time friend. “How?” you ask. Here’s the story. A few months ago, a man emailed me from a dating site new to me. We struck up a nice IM conversation. He hadn’t posted a pic,…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • September 11, 2019
Dating Over 50 Affiliation
Dating - New Love

Dating Over 50: Define Your Need for Affiliation

A gal pal shared with me the concept of people having different needs for affiliation — how much “people contact” they need. What’s Your “Need for Affiliation”? As you would guess, some have a very low need for affiliation — someone like the Unabomber who is content to live like…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • March 17, 2019
Marketing 101 Online Dating
Dating - New Love

Marketing 101 for Online Dating

Today I was strolling down the fresh men aisle at my favorite dating site. No one was enticing enough to pick off the shelf and examine more closely. I wasn’t even drawn to read any labels (profiles). What was wrong? Lack of marketing. With very few exceptions, online daters don’t…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • March 5, 2019
Dating Etiquette
Dating - New Love

Your Guide to Mid-Life Dating Etiquette

I was recently asked me for some rules of etiquette for when one is beginning to date. While etiquette is, according to the dictionary, “the customary code of polite behavior,” there are no hard and fast rules. What is rude to one is not a big deal for another. The…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • January 24, 2019
Conversation Skills
Dating - New Love

Dating After 50: Do You Suffer From Verbal Diarrhea?

I had two dates recently with successful, nice, intelligent, educated men. However, I noticed something that I find extremely common in dating — they both had no idea they were droning on in great detail about people or stories that held nearly no interest for their listener (me!). I work…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • December 15, 2018
Dating is Hard
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I’m Glad Dating After 50 Is Hard

I bet you’re thinking, “”I’m glad dating is hard’ is an odd approach. Why would anyone want dating to be hard?” At first blush, it sounds strange. Let me explain. The late Art Berg, was one of the best motivational speakers in the world until his death at age 39…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • December 2, 2018
Dating - New Love

10 Tips for Successful Over 50 Dating

You’ve been single for a while. You would like to have a special man in your life. But how? Women reentering the dating scene after a long absence need to first examine if they are ready to date again. After all, not only is there the possibility of being swept…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • October 21, 2018
Providing feedback on a date's behavior can be a tricky path to navigate.
Dating - New Love

When Do You Tell Your Date About Behaviors that Annoy You?

Bothered by a behavior? When do you tell your date? There seem to be several camps on this: Immediately when the annoyance happens, even on the first date. Say something so he can modify his behavior. No matter how small the irritation, you should tell your date when it happens.…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • October 7, 2019
Going Dutch on a date is fine --if your date is okay with it too.
Dating - New Love

Go Dutch or Accept Your Date’s Offer to Treat?

Does Who Picks Up The Check Change When Dating at 50+? I was talking to a gal pal about how to deal with paying for a meal when you’re first dating someone. Go Dutch? Or let them pay? Friend: I always insist on paying for my own meal. At least…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • September 23, 2019
What does your date's driving say about him?
Dating - New Love

You Can Tell a Lot By Your Date’s … Driving

I don’t recommend you get in a date’s car until you’ve gone out with him at least three or four times. But when you do, notice how he drives. It will tell you a lot about his personality. Here’s my take on driving habits and what his driving personality can…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • August 12, 2019
Ongoing Communication Techniques
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Notice Who Initiates Ongoing Communications

Women know that if a man doesn’t ask to spend time with her, he’s not that interested in her. We have learned some men appreciate when a woman suggests a first date, but what about other communication? If a woman initiates phone calls more often, she may tell herself, “He’s…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • June 3, 2019
Man Giving Woman Flowers
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Instead of Roses, He Gives You … Lingerie

On our fourth date he announced, “I bought you a present.” “Oh?” I inquired, “What?” “I’ll give it to you later.” At the end of the evening he handed me a bag. It was a silky negligee. This man had never even given me flowers, but he gave me lingerie!…
  • Dating Goddess |
  • May 7, 2019
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