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Are you a frugal romantic?

10 Date Night Ideas That Won't Break The Bank

If you're looking to impress, dinner and a movie will make more of an impact on your wallet than your date. With a little bit of creativity inspired by these date night ideas, it's easy to score big even on a little budget.

Tackling Difficult Conversations

Tackling Difficult Conversations

This week I had to face a service provider, who is also a friend, to let them know about a disappointment I experienced at their business.  I did not want to have the conversation, because of our friendship but I knew as a business owner myself, that I had to speak up otherwise, I would not be able to hire them again and that's not a solution, that is avoiding. Have you ever been in a situation where you just don't want to have a hard conversation? Do you avoid or delay having difficult conversations?

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Isn't it time to talk?

Questions To Consider Before Trying Couples Counseling

There's nothing worse than being forced to do something you don't want to do ... unless you also have to pay for it. Frequently, partners or spouses get dragged into counseling when they'd rather be almost anywhere else. The thought of talking to a stranger about feelings and intimacy appeals greatly to some, disgusts others and terrifies many.

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To circumcise or not to circumcise: That is the question.

How Circumcision Affects Sexual Pleasure

To circumcise or not to circumcise: That is the question. There has been a long-running debate amongst public health officials and sex educators on the subject, with major studies lending evidence to both sides.

How To Google Your Date

How To Google Your Date

First off, I must admit I have Googled a date. I used the conscious excuse that I’m a writer and I do research for a living. But to be honest, I wanted to know the guy I was about to go to the dog park with wasn’t a complete psychopath. Here’s my journey of Googling a date — let’s call him Fred. Fred lived in my neighborhood. I knew this because after I met him at Target, I saw him riding his bike past my house.

Top Tips for Online Dating Success

Top Tips for Online Dating Success

These top tips for online daters by online daters came from focus groups conducted to find out about what works and what doesn't when online dating. #1 – The purpose and result of Online Dating is to get OFFline and meet face to face.  Don’t waste time sending emails back and forth for weeks or months.  After a few email exchanges, have a phone conversation with the purpose of setting up a time to meet.

What The Research Tells Us About The Swinging Lifestyle

What The Research Tells Us About The Swinging Lifestyle

  Just the title of this book  - Swinging in America by authors Bergstrand and Sinski will cause much discomfort for many who assume they know what swingers do. What struck me when I first started reading the book was who the authors were and who they were not. They claimed to be the first authors that were not in the ‘lifestyle’ and married, but not to each other and represented a totally different and unbiased perspective.

Why I Got Married in My 50s

Why I Got Married in My 50s

The truth is I was happy before I married. I’d been single for about 4 years and had used that time to really get to know myself. I had a successful career and good friends. I wasn’t the type to wait until I had a relationship to do things, so I went out with friends, traveled, and generally enjoyed my life. So why, you ask, did I get married? The answer to that is I met my perfect match. When you reach a “certain age,” you know what you want. There are no more games, no more pretenses; at least that is how I think it should be.