by Rachel Seliger, for GalTime.com Silence is not golden: How to nail first date convos There’s a lot that goes into making a first date great – picking the perfect spot, wearing the right clothing, having a positive attitude and, of course, maintaining good conversation.
There is no doubt that messaging and email are becoming a second language. Capitalized words express enthusiasm or anger, multiple exclamation points translate to sheer excitement and emoticons provide the facial expression that can’t be provided by words alone. Even a simple question mark has as much meaning in a text message as a twenty word reply. Full conversations can be had simply by typing rather than speaking.
When you are in the stages of getting to know someone, it’s important to make sure that you are giving yourself rave reviews. This does not mean fabricating stories or exaggerating your successes. Instead, it means that you should work to present yourself in a good light.
By Steven Roseleaf, for GalTime.com Consumer protection and fraud prevention With more and more business being conducted online, fraud is on the rise. We're vulnerable to theft in a multitude of ways, from the threat of online scams to the electronic trail we leave behind. Let's take a look at four ways to avoid getting scammed and how to make sure you haven't already fallen victim.
By the JOY Professor, Johanna Lyman, for GalTime.com I’ve noticed that people tend to believe that feeling insecure is a character flaw. While it’s true that we don’t value insecurity in our society, it may be worthwhile to re-evaluate that position. When we face an insecurity, it allows us to access vulnerability, which can be a very powerful experience.
By Kimberly James, MatchMaster, FindYourPlusOne.com Growing up, I will admit, I was a very big Boy Meets World fan. I am excited and giddy about the announcement of a reboot on the series. I remember camping out in front of the tv with a bowl of popcorn and eagerly waiting for that week’s adventures of Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence. When the show first aired, it was the typical feel good sitcom where every situation or crisis neatly wrapped up in the thirty minutes it was allotted.
by the Editors at JDate.com, for GalTime.com You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why making sure you come across as the likeable, charming and delightful person you are is so important during an initial meeting, especially when the face-to-face is with the parents of the guy or gal you’re dating!
By GalTime Teen Parenting Expert, Barbara Greenberg, PhD, for GalTime.com Being a Step-Parent During the Holidays If you think being a parent of a teen is difficult-- try being a stepparent! This is a tricky role all year long, but it is particularly difficult during the holiday season. Not only are the kids leaving and re-entering homes, but the parents and stepparents are trading, missing, and re-uniting with stepchildren.
By Talking Teenage, Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, Psy.D., for GalTime.com simple solutions to be happier, calmer and less stressed during the holidays (and beyond) You have a busy, fulfilling life. You have much about which to be proud. You are smart, street savvy, confident and determined, everyone says so. "Then why," you wonder to yourself, "do I feel so stressed out and unhappy?
by Eleanore Wells, for GalTime.com As soon as the weather dips below 90-degrees, holiday decorations line the aisles of stores. And so the stress begins. Holidays can be challenging to just about everybody. There are decisions to be made, plans to put in place, and money to be spent. And while this is true for everyone, many single people feel an extra layer of stress.
A man's life consists of a number of landmark, defining moments - a first date, saying "I do" at the altar, witnessing the birth of your firstborn child...and of course, the proposal. This legendary, iconic ceremony has withstood the test of time, and the best, most memorable performances from any man daring enough to go down on bended knee have required planning, preparation, and of course, a diamond of the highest order for his sweetheart. Been thinking about the proposal? Take a deep breath, take a seat, and read on.
By GalTime Lead Ambassador, Yakima/Tri-Cities, Jenny Tiegs, for GalTime.com Divorce is an emotional thing. It's also an expensive thing. Online divorce services promise a simple and quick solution to help couples move on quickly and less expensively. Is it worth it to skip the attorneys and court time and opt for an online divorce instead?
By Eleanore Wells, for GalTime.com Yikes! This Date Sucks! Now What? I’ve been on more than a few bad dates in my lifetime, but I haven’t had a seriously bad date in a long time. That’s because I’ve learned what to do. And what not to do. Here are a few tips on how to cut your “oh no!” dates down to a minimum. (Of course, I’m assuming that the badness in the bad date is not your fault.)