Dear FearLess Love, I met a woman the other day who referred to me as a "red flag" – that is someone she shouldn’t date. And why? Because I’m in my late forties and have never married. She said I would be a “better risk” if I was “at least “divorced? Ouch! What do you think? I’ve spent a lot of time working, traveling, and building my company. I’m currently single but have had girlfriends here and there. I just haven’t met the right woman.
People often believe that women do not benefit from one-night stands, but this is not true. Women enjoy sex just as much as men do, except there is no stigma placed on men for casual sex.
There’s a lot of conflicting “rules” out there for how to meet your mate. Should you wait three days before you call someone back? Should women never make the first move, or do guys think it’s hot when they do? Maybe men need to have “the chase” and therefore women should hold off on sex if they know they really like someone. The Millionaire Matchmaker famously has a rule of “no sex before monogamy” . However, is that the only way we can all find a partner? Do you need to follow all the “rules”?
…Is it possible? Well, Kendra Wilkinson of Girls Next Door fame just forgave her husband, Hank Baskett, after he supposedly cheated on her with a transsexual model while she was eight months pregnant. Kendra says that she is “willing to spend the rest of [her] life to figure this out rather than spending one night single without Hank in my life” . Let’s hope, for the sake of Kendra, her kids, and her family that it is possible.
The use of technology in today's youth has led to an increase in sexting. Parents can help their teens curb their innate need to sext by building their self-esteem.
There’s been a lot of talk about “leaning in” and women taking charge of their career. However, is the workplace really ready for outspoken women? Recent studies still show that women who negotiate or ask for a raise for themselves are not thought about favorably, by either men or women . In other words, women are encouraged to speak up, and basically act more like men do in the office, but they are right to be concerned about their reputation when they do. How can women negotiate for themselves and speak up more in the workplace, without suffering from backlash?
There was a piece by Lindy West on Jezebel.com a while back  that brought up the negative characteristics that we attribute to people (and especially women) who get plastic surgery. Certainly, plastic surgery is not as looked down upon as much as it once was, in fact, in certain places and social circles it’s considered the norm. However, there is still that stereotype that women who get plastic surgery are shallow bimbos.
NSFW According to The Verge, a report from McAfee Security found that half of adults that they surveyed had used their cell phones to send or receive “intimate content” . So, chances are, you’ve sent “intimate content” or the person sitting next to you has (or both!). Why are we so unsympathetic to people who get their sexual pictures stolen then?
Whatever it is that you hate about your body, positive affirmations can change that. Expert Leora Fulvio gives you 101 to choose from!
The dating world is complex and it's hard to decipher whether people are looking for commitment or still just playing the field. The differences between the two are that men pursue women for sex in order to discover if they're compatible and women needs to be wine and dined in order to see if a man is taking a relationship seriously.