Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Ladies, you don’t have to nibble on your food and can just dig in on your next first date thanks to the new dating site SamePlate.com, which matches singles by their food preferences. Founded by Jeff Nimoy, an Emmy Award winning writer and producer, members are matched based on the foods they eat or don’t eat, diet, food allergies or restrictions, or if they just enjoy a certain type of cuisine, there is a match for them.
Nimoy explains why he started this dating site, “About 3 years ago I started eating an all organic diet. It suddenly occurred to me, if I ever want to get married, I’m gonna have to find a women who’s willing to eat this way, otherwise, we’ll have to cook two meals every time we sit down to dinner! Then I realized every couple that eats differently must have this problem. How can vegans and meat lovers make it over the long haul?! I did some research, and “incompatible diet” is one of the top reasons couples break up! So I created SamePlate.com for everyone with this problem… but mostly so I can find a girl who likes my cooking!”
SamePlate.com is available in the U.S. and Canada and is free to join.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
It may be wedding season, but there are plenty of couples splitting up as well. Divorce coach Lee Block has some tips on how to deal with the stress of the dissolution of your marriage so you can move forward.
Step 1: Admit that you have hit rock bottom
You have tried everything possible to make your marriage work but there’s nothing more that can be done. You have to admit that you have hit rock bottom and are ready to move on. This decision affects both you, your spouse, and your children if you have any. “You are making a decision to start fresh with a blank slate. It is scary and takes more courage than you possibly knew you had,” Block says.
Step 2: Take responsibility for your part in ending the marriage
It takes two to make it work or fail. “I realize that some people were cheated on or abused, and of course, those do not fall into this category, but in general, when the love dies, you are both to blame,” Block says. Taking responsibility provides growth and empowerment and more importantly forgiving yourself and healing.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Having trouble getting in the mood with your partner due to juggling so many different responsibilities? Certified sexologist Nikki Morgan has some tips on how to get your sex life back on track.
Consciously shift from “too tired” to “rested and romanced”
Who isn’t too tired these days? We are averaging less sleep than ever and our sleepiness can impact sex drive. But sex and intimacy are important contributors to our overall physical and emotional well being.
When you’re feeling that mid-afternoon drag, place your energy on the goal (sex with your partner at the end of your day), and not the obstacle (“I’m tired”).
Send your partner a few flirtatious text messages throughout the day to help sustain and build that energy until bedtime. At the end of the day, slip into something that makes you feel sexy, let go of any expectations, and enjoy time with your partner exchanging caresses and kisses in sensitive areas. Enjoy the build-up of your sexual energies lying next to each other, and you’ll soon begin to feel your back-up energy reserve kick into high gear . . .with passion to boot!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Shasta Nelson, founder of GirlFriendCircles.com, which connects women for local, offline friendships says that instead of bringing other people down to make us feel better about ourselves, we should be inspired by them. Below are Nelson’s tips to stop criticizing and to start being positive.
Make others feel good
Engage in conversation that ensure that others leave feeling better about who they are.
Own your insecurities
When you see someone who has what you secretly want, choose to be inspired by it rather than threatened by it.
Don’t talk negatively about others
Refuse to engage in any conversation that puts others down. Whether those others are people you know (i.e. your ex’s, your family, your work colleagues) or people you may never meet (i.e. Charlie Sheen or the Kardashian sisters).
Monday, March 21, 2011
Thank goodness, Winter is over! Now that Spring is finally here, it’s time for a budding romance. But you can’t move forward until you do a little spring cleaning of your own life. Relationship expert and author, Babe Scott, dined with more than 100 men and also interviewed 200 men and women about the relationship between a man’s dining style and his mating style. She says, “I discovered it is not just what a guy serves up at the table and in a relationship that is important. In order for you to conjure up your fillet-of-sole mate, it’s critical to be prepared to give your romantic life a spring clean. It’s all about finding a delicious new take on your love life. If you want to attract more appetizing amours, then it’s important that you take a fresh approach.” Here are Scott’s tips for making a clean sweep:
Exorcise the exes
There is a veritable encyclopedia of life lessons to learn from our exes and the more we absorb the wisdom we gained from each, the more we exorcise their influence. Spend time contemplating your dashed romances and consider what they taught you. Write down the lessons learned and from this distill what you want in the future. There’s no point being bitter as this only leads to wrinkles. After all, you invited your ex-partners into your life so simply bless them, extract the positives and move on.
Re-purpose your discarded dates
Go through your little black blackberry of discarded dates and recent amours to see if you can re-purpose them. There are plenty of ways they can help you expand your potential to meet a partner. Firstly, you can offer to set them up with friends and then ask them to return the favor. You can invite them to singles soirees and dinner parties to boost the testosterone ratio. Discarded dates can also be great wing man when you go out trawling the city for likely suspects. Guys tend to have a far better douche bag detector than your girlfriends. These men might also ask you to tag-a-long to functions where you are likely to meet new prospects.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
In The Case for Falling in Love: Why We Can’t Master the Madness of Love—and Why That’s the Best Part, author Mari Ruti, Ph.D. advises that we rethink our notions of love.
Against the idea that men and women are “wired” differently, and that men have to be “tricked” into love and marriage, Dr. Ruti offers 12 anti-rules of love:
1. Stop trying so hard
2. Stop being so cautious
3. Stop analyzing your every move
4. Stop expecting your guy to act like a caveman
5. Stop apologizing for being strong
6. Stop being afraid to have needs and vulnerabilities