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How To Have A Great First Date (& A Second & Third)

How To Have A Great First Date (& A Second & Third)

You're so excited! You have a first date. You've met him/her—through online dating or friends or work, etc. You've already emailed a bit, talked on the phone, and now—finally—you're going to sit across the table from each other and get acquainted. But by the end of the date, there's that familiar disappointment. What happened? Did he spend the entire night talking about themselves? Or was it like "pulling teeth" to get her to talk?

The Martial Art Of Listening

The Martial Art Of Listening

“I need a volunteer…Greg?” Wow, that was more like telling than asking, I thought. “Sure Ron, I’d be glad to volunteer.” Ron asked me to stand in front of the group as he approached. I knew he picked me for a reason but wasn’t quite sure why…that is until his hands hit my chest with such force that I stumbled back a couple of steps. “What are you doing?” I yelled, trying to regain my composure.

Take The Initiative

Take The Initiative

…In the event of a loss of cabin pressure, an oxygen mask will drop from above. Tighten the mask by pulling on the straps like this. If you are traveling with a child, place your mask on first before assisting them... Whenever I hear that part of the flight attendant’s pre-flight spiel, I always smile. I smile because my gut instinct would be to place the mask on a child first—had I not repetitively heard that directive. But I get the idea—save yourself so you can save others!

5 Unique First Date Ideas To Try Tonight

5 Unique First Date Ideas To Try Tonight

Planning a first date can be exciting but it can also become routine and tired. If you have been on a string of first dates, you may find yourself constantly planning the same night out. Going to dinner, meeting for coffee or cocktails at happy hour seem to be the norm.

 Should You Defend A Liar You Love?

Should You Defend A Liar You Love?

Now that Lance Armstrong has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his years of cycling and Tour de France wins, it’s been brought to media attention that Sheryl Crow may have lied to protect his reputation. Although she denied it in public interviews, sources are convinced Crow must have known about his drug use because she was dating him for two years during his Tour de France racing days, and the two were even engaged during one of his wins.

Are You Friends With Your Husband?

Are You Friends With Your Husband?

What kind of friend are you to your spouse?   New research shows that having a strong friendship bond with your partner is the secret to having a long lasting romantic relationship. While that is not a surprising revelation about relationships and marriage in particular, this information does serve as a checkup to the state of one’s friendship within the relationship.

The Magic Of A Coffee Date

The Magic Of A Coffee Date

The recent debacle involving college football star, Manti Te’o getting catfished is another unfortunate example of what’s wrong in our hi-tech social world. It’s a complicated, tangled story and it only seems to get more unbelievable with each new interview. What’s more surprising is that all of it could have been avoided with one simple step: a coffee date.

9 Ideas To Surprise Her with Something Special

Question My fiancée recently took the bar exam, and has been busy with her job search ever since. What with my lengthy work hours, her studying for the bar and now job search, not to mention our extensive wedding planning (with our families), it seems like we just haven’t been able to spend all that much time together. Given all that’s been going on, I thought it might be a good idea to surprise her with something special - any ideas?  Answer