Dear Dr. Romance: I'm trying to find out why I always have sex on the first date. This is not to say that I have sex with every girl I date, or even that every girl I've gone out with has even been interested in me. It is simply to say that the overwhelming majority of my "situations" have been one date situations, for whatever reason and on the occasions that the woman is interested in me, we usually end up having sex.
We have all been there. One minute you are calmly scanning your newest "matches," weighing their interests and hobbies against your own and the next you find yourself screaming at your computer screen, wondering how the stranger in the photo before you could be ignoring you once again. This is when you need to get a grip.
During the holidays, it can be a challenging time for fun loving singles looking for love. When invitations to work parties, friend’s gatherings and cookie exchanges call for an RSVP Plus One, it may be a reminder that you are not coupled up during the merriest of seasons.
During the holidays, not only do we get to spend a lot of time with our families, as an added bonus, we get to spend more time with our in-laws.
So, what is it? Have you been Naughty or Nice this year? The journey of divorce will undoubtedly bring out our Naughty, Nice and everything in between sides. As I reflect back on my year, although I am Jewish and Santa doesn’t exist in my world, I am careful to be honest about whether or not I have been naughty…or nice. The first year or two after divorce, the pull towards Naughty was really strong.
It’s difficult to fight the overwhelming tide of advertisements encouraging us to buy, buy, buy, this holiday season. Kids are busy making their lists and checking them twice. Santa is in every mall you may be visiting. With a conscious effort, you can, however, create a different experience by creating opportunities for your child to give this holiday season, too. Here are some fun ideas that will teach your child that joy comes from giving as well as receiving.
Do you consider yourself shy? Do you walk around and say to yourself “I wish I weren't shy so I could approach people.” When I hear someone label themselves as “shy,” I know they are limiting their opportunities to meet and connect with people every day. Being shy isn't a physical trait like having brown eyes ... you can eliminate it and overcome it. Here are 4 tips to help you forever overcome your dating shyness:
PART TWO Tell me how you were loved, and I’ll tell you how you make love. Our emotional history shapes our erotic blueprint and is expressed in the physicality of sex. Accordingly, there is a strong connection between our attachment map (defined as our expectations, conflicts, hopes and disillusionment with intimate connections) and our sexual feelings and behaviors: Tell me how you were loved, and I’ll tell you how you make love.
One of the commonest questions anyone working in the addiction field is asked is "How can I stop my wife/husband/partner from drinking so much?" Unfortunately the short answer to that is - you can't. They will stop when it suits them, whether that is because they hurt so much or because circumstances change. That is painful to hear, but nevertheless it is true.
The Cycle of Being Single, Dating, in Relationships, Breaking Up, etc. Every relationship status (e.g. single, in a relationship, separated, engaged, married, divorced) presents opportunities for us to enjoy and embrace. At different times in my life, I wasn’t able to fully enjoy all of my relationship statuses. When I was single, I wanted to be in a relationship. When I was in a not-so-good relationship, I wanted to be single. When I experienced a painful breakup, I wanted to be in a good place as a single person.