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5 Reasons Why You'll Never Be The One

Are you one of those girls who has the classic track record of dating a guy for years only to have him marry his next girlfriend within months? You're not alone. There are so many women who are scratching their heads right along side of you. You probably have a girlfriend who gets proposals all the time, and she perplexes you. You swear you're hotter than her, make more money than her, and you're definately more proactive about your love life...so what's the problem? As a matchmaker, I can spot the girls that men want to marry from a mile away. Don't lose hope, though, because that girl can be you, with a different guy, and a brand new attitude. Here's some reasons why the ultimate committment may be eluding you.

Dating With Kids [Video]

Dating With Kids [Video]

I tackle a touchy subject for some but I get asked this question all the time. About when should I start dating if I have kids, or they say to me I am going to wait until my kids are grown, or out of the house! Watch this video and let me know what you think! Email me anytime at lori@loripinkerton.com and ask me questions so I can help you in this area.

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Prostitute or Professional Girlfriend: What's the Difference?

Welcome back to Sex and the Psychological City! If you have read the earlier posts, you are familiar with my confession that I was a hipper psychotherapist when my go-to girlfriends -- Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha were on the air, with fresh new material on everything from masturbation to marriage. Granted, their wardrobes and lifestyles were totally unrealistic, but the fashion and fabulousness worked well as a delivery platform for groundbreaking discussions about sex, commitment, friendship and love.

Do You Want Your Ex Back?

Do You Want Your Ex Back?

It’s a common scenario. He breaks up with you, then BAM!, he’s immediately in a new relationship. But you’re still in love with him because not enough time has gone by for you to let go. I know you’re hurting, for a variety of reasons. One of the most powerful is the loss of the dream. When we fall in love we begin to see how a future with this man will look and feel. Another is that it hurts to be rejected, a lot. But let me ask you this question? Why do you want to be with a man who doesn’t want you?

Do You Have a Short-Term Best Friend?

Do You Have a Short-Term Best Friend?

By GalTimer Dana Keller Patricia. Galen. Mary. Cheryl. Myra. Barbara. Kathy. All very, very close friends of mine at one period of time in my life or another to whom I never or rarely speak anymore. I have heard the sayings about some friends being friends for a time and others for a lifetime, but I've never been able to reconcile my heart with my head on that one. That I have somehow managed to lose so many close friends over the years has been a source of pain for me for quite some time.

Why Nice Guys Always Finish Last

Why Nice Guys Always Finish Last

By SMF Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com Do Nice Guys Finish Last? DUH! A while back, I asked these questions on behalf of men everywhere, which led to very heated responses from people all across the nation. By the way, my inbox thanks you for the work out. One of the questions breathed life into a fairly common debate: Do nice guys finish last?

Conditioning Your Lovemaking Response

Conditioning Your Lovemaking Response

Relationship Bootcamp Week Four “There is no other physical act at our disposal that carries the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of making love, especially with someone you love.” -Unknown   No one really understands sex, but if you are lucky, you get to spend years coming to grips with your erotic self and learning how to share and enhance the pleasure it brings. A good way to approach the topic is to think of our sexuality as an emergent rather than objective reality.

Are You Ready To Start Dating Again?

Are You Ready To Start Dating Again?

For some the last time you dated, George H Bush was president and Top Gun was a popular date movie. Fast-forward 25 years and here you are faced with dating… again. You may have experienced divorce, the death of a spouse or found yourself still searching for someone wonderful to love never expecting to be over 40 and on the dating scene. Albeit you understand that things have changed since you last dated, you are not sure if you have what it takes to enter back into the dating world... I often approach assisting my clients reentering the dating world by assessing whether or not they are ready.