What “Rules of Dating” Really Matter?

Remember going to the junior high dance with your girlfriends and waiting for one of those cute, sweet guys to cross the gym’s Arabian Desert with the confidence of the Fonz? Pretty much didn’t happen, right? Well, why are we still believing that is their job when it was too scary for them way back then?

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Never Take Love for Granted

It’s been said that death is the greatest gift life offers us because it gives us a canvas on which to paint our lives. That may be so, but we don’t have to wait until we see that bony finger telling us it’s our time before we wake up to realize that life and love are precious.

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This is One You Won’t Believe!

When we’re looking for our Mr. Right or at least, Mr. Not So Wrong most of us think we’ll find him when we’re at our beautiful best. You know, not when we’re sweeping the ashes off the fireplace, but rather swaying in our pumpkin coach.

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Loving the In-Between

Letting go of the familiar is frightening even when people, places, things and ways of coping have not gotten us even a smidgen closer to what we want and deserve. That is exactly why we often keep settling.

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Are You Suffering “Match” Fatigue?

It’s impossible to avoid feelings of disappointment, anger, frustration and sadness when you courageously decide to be open to love. Open means vulnerable and at times feeling like a fryer splayed open on a butcher block.

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The Waiting Game

OK, let’s allow a day or so to fulfill that ridiculous rule of dating…”not so fast, keep them waiting, don’t appear needy or too interested”. Who in the hell invented these rules???

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What Happens to Our Voice?

I realized after it was over however, how many times in my life I have surrendered my voice. And, I remembered too the times when even though I was very young, I used it “come hell or high water”. Let me tell you one story…

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Love Conquers All…and Other Fortune Cookie Wisdom?

That tiny piece of paper has been on my bedside table for two weeks and for some reason I can’t throw it away. A few weeks ago while sitting in a Chinese restaurant alone and reliving an argument with a man I had been dating for awhile, I closed my eyes and cracked open the fortune cookie…”Love conquers all”, it said. Without thinking, the words poured out…”God, I so wish that were true.”

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