It is easy to get excited about dating someone new– and to want to jump in, no holds barred. But if you want your dating life to be successful, you first have to make sure that you are ready to date. Think about it like preparing to travel to an African country: if you’re not set with the proper immunizations and documents, you will likely end up either miserably ill or in a very bad situation. Signs you’re not ready to date:
By Andrea Eldridge, Nerd Chick for GALTime By now, you've probably at least heard of Google+ and you may be wondering what all the fuss is about? Is it really the new Facebook? The answer is a bit "yes, no, maybe so" While Google+ isn't Facebook, it has definitely built some attractive features that may tempt Facebook users to transfer some of their online social interactions.
By Marianne Beach, from GalTime Dating in a Facebook world? “It’s complicated!” to say the least. And a netiquette no-no can put serious strain on a new relationship—or end it all together. We decided to bring in the expert to help us navigate the shark-infested waters of dating in a social media world. Julie Spira is an online dating, relationship and netiquette expert.
By Mary Schwager, Consumer Watchdog for GALTime How many times have you rushed to the doctor’s office to be on time for an appointment, and then ended up waiting so long you have enough time to catch up with every email in your blackberry AND read two of the bad magazines in the waiting area? Then, when you finally once get some face time with your doc, you feel like you’re hurried through everything.
By Nan O'Brien, Intuitive Counselor for GALTime TODAY'S DAY STARTER Much of the pleasure of life is reduced by the innate tendency to compete with others, whether in terms of possessions (house, car, electronic gadgets), opinions (political, religious, parenting), and/or experiences (places visited, people you know or have met). Life is not about having a contest, it is about being authentic and truthful, and embracing experiences for the experience's sake.
by Shannon Duffy and John Zakour, co-authors of the book The Couples Guide to Pregnancy & Beyond: He Says, She Says for GALTime
Have you forgotten how much fun sex is? One of my clients did. It’s normal for any relationship to go through high and low times of sex. All sorts of things take our mind away from the bedroom such as work, kids, stress, deadlines, etc. Some couples I have worked with have a healthy relationship even if it’s been a few months since they’ve had sex. It’s not that they don’t want to – it’s just that life has gotten in the way and they both come to bed exhausted. This is more normal than you’ll ever believe.
One crucial part of online dating is sending messages. But, while it's simple to send an email into cyberspace, it's not always as easy to obtain a response. However, there's a secret that not everyone employs: the follow up message.
Dealing with rejection is a part of the dating game. Some people don’t even bother getting out there because they dread being rejected and the idea of rejecting someone else. Dating triggers things in your emotional lock-box that you often don’t want to look at. The slightest hint of a man pulling away can set off a firestorm of insecure feelings and critical thoughts which lead you down the dark path of despair.
We can certainly learn from the Secret Service agents involved in the "not so secret" prostitution visits. Three of the eleven that were involved in the prostitution scandal have been ousted of their positions. There was one who was asked to resign, a supervisor who was asked to retire and another who left on his own.