Starting Over Single

He ghosted you

He Ghosted You. Why and WTF Should You Do Now?

You went on a date or two or three. You liked him, and he seemed into you. Then, without warning…no return texts, no calls, he even blocked you on Facebook. That bastard…he ghosted you! Welcome… Read more

Attract Good Men: Show You Need Them

Needy women attract good men.  Low-maintenance women attract jerks…or no men at all. Is this counter to what you’ve always thought? Did you think that the less you expected from a man, the more he’d… Read more

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What to Do When a Man Talks Too Much on a Date

 Sometime you can’t get men to talk on dates. But I hear stories all the time about men talking too much on dates. They blab their heads off as the woman sits quietly nodding… Read more

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What Do Mature Men Want from Women

When it comes to choosing a forever partner, what do mature men want from women?  As always, I’m talking about Good Grownup Men. What these guys are looking for in a forever partner is different… Read more

When you know He is the one

When Is It Safe to Feel Hopeful He Is the One

You’re dating someone and you adore him. He says he’s right there with you. And acts like it. Damn, it FEELS GOOD. It’s also SCARY. How do you know when it’s okay to feel SAFE and HOPEFUL with a new guy…to know he is The One??

Should I Pay Attention to Chemistry? As a Mature Dater, Hell Yes!

It’s your first or second date and you’re really digging a guy. You’re feeling those butterflies. Should you pay attention to the CHEMISTRY?

If you’re looking for a loving, committed, lifetime partner but keep picking players, narcissists, or non-committals…the clear answer is NO!  Chemistry is your enemy!

Laptop writing Online dating profile

Tweak Your Online Dating Profile This Way and Attract Men You Like

Do you want to know the key to writing an online dating profile to catch the eye of the type of good, grownup men you want to meet? Be. Real. That’s it. When you express… Read more

love and life from all angles

Dating Over 50: Is There Still Sex in the City?

“In Is There Still Sex in The City? Bushnell looks at love and life from all angles—marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth… Read more

Dting a Widower

Dating a Widower: 4 Tips to Make It a Success

So often my clients ask about dating a widower. Is it a red flag? Should I proceed with caution? Is it a losing proposition? And my answer may surprise you: widowers are some of they… Read more

woman tired of being single

Tired of Being Single? 3 Simple Steps to Get You Unstuck.

By the time I was 47 and never married or even in a long-term relationship I was the epitome of tired of being single. Now, even though I’ve been happily married since 2006, I still… Read more