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How to Identify if the Person you are Dating is Worth the Effort?

I have two answers: Don't put in very much time and effort. Watch their actions and your feelings. It's like being a car salesperson and believing every person who test-drives a car is going to buy one. Some people just like test driving cars. They ask lots of questions. Take pictures. Talk about financing. Then … Continue reading How to Identify if the Person you are Dating is Worth the Effort?

Do not take Dating Advice from your Friends

I get hassled because I often tell people that women should not take advice from their girlfriends. I  need to qualify that statement: MOST women should not take advice from MOST of their girlfriends. My friends should take advice from me, for sure! I'll tell you a story about my best friend, Sunshine. She is … Continue reading Do not take Dating Advice from your Friends

What is the role of self-criticism in the development of one’s image?

It is really hard to analyze ourselves in any capacity. It's like a doctor operating on themselves or a therapist giving themselves advice. Doctors see other doctors and therapists see other therapists because they need someone skilled and objecting. I routinely ask for feedback professionally and am sometimes surprised by the information I receive. Once, … Continue reading What is the role of self-criticism in the development of one’s image?

Common Online Dating Mistakes

I get questions about dating mistakes all the time and have written about it frequently, so I will be short and sweet. In relation to online dating profiles there are 3 common mistakes: Bad photos (or no photos) Random or rambling bios Negativity Now, WHILE actually dating, there are a million mistakes, but these three … Continue reading Common Online Dating Mistakes

In Order to Successfully date Online, you need to Build a Personal Brand

With social media and the internet, the average person (first world adults) are subjected to about 5,000 marketing messages per day. PER DAY! That's a lot of images, hype, false idols, and noise. But here's what I know after 25 years in marketing: Nothing just sells itself. There is no "if you build it, they … Continue reading In Order to Successfully date Online, you need to Build a Personal Brand

What would you tell a woman who thinks loving a man is giving him power over her?

This question came up one during an online Q & A and it still makes me sad. Honestly, I would tell a woman or man who is afraid of losing all their power to a lover to see an experienced therapist. But for daters, I say giving up some power (often called compromising or making … Continue reading What would you tell a woman who thinks loving a man is giving him power over her?