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Should You Trust Your Instincts About Dating and Love?

“Intuition is truly a feminine quality, but women should not mistake rash conclusions for this gift.” Minna Antrim How much should you pay attention to your instincts about dating and love? The other day I… read the full post…

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Are You Waiting for Some Fantasy Man? (FemiType #4: The Wow-Me Woman)

Newsflash: Women constantly push really good guys right out of their lives as they wait for some fantasy man. We usually don’t even know we’re doing it. Finally having this pointed out to me in… read the full post…

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Why You’re a Little Scared of Dating (and How to Dump that Fear)

Are you just a little (or a lot) scared of dating? Or maybe of actually entering into a relationship? You’re NOT alone! I’ve been helping women over 40 find passionate, grownup love since I became… read the full post…

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Learn About His Past Relationships Without Ruining Yours

The general belief is that you learn a lot about someone by knowing about their past marriages and romances that didn’t work out.  Find out the details about his past relationships and you’ll get a… read the full post…

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Two Things Smart Women Do to Attract Smart Men

If you’re a smart, accomplished woman who wants to attract smart men, but you think men don’t want to date you because of your smarts…think again. While it’s true that some men prefer less “challenging”… read the full post…

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Using Dating Mindfulness to Create Connection and Chemistry

Definition: “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn Sounds simple and kinda easy, right? Wrong! Why do you think Zen Buddhist monks meditate for… read the full post…

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Dating to Find Love after 40: The Slower Road CAN Be Quicker

It’s a fact: when you are dating to find love, especially later in life, taking the slower road may be the best AND the quickest path. I admit that I love when I’m proven right.… read the full post…

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How Your Old Dating Rules are Keeping You Single

I’m writing this as my husband, Larry, and I drive back from our little hideaway in Baja. When we go, Larry takes care of most everything. Making the plans with our friends, grabbing the passports and… read the full post…

5 Reasons To Talk About Donald Trump On A First Date

5 Reasons To Talk About Donald Trump on a First Date

You’ve probably heard that it’s not good to talk about religion or politics on a first date. Definitely don’t bring up Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Or which party you hope will control Congress. Or… read the full post…

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Online Dating First Date Tips for Grownup Women (Part 1)

Ah…you’ve connected with a man on match.com, tinder, eharmony.com or one of the other zillions of ways, and it’s time for your first date. Okay, let me tell you some truth: online dating first dates are not really dates. Whaaat? Read on…