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10 Follow-Up Tips After The First Date

So you went out with somebody and you thought she was absolutely amazing.  She was the hottest, sexiest woman of the moment.  So, how do you ensure getting a second date and capitalizing on the heels of a great first date?   Here are 10 sure-fire ways to get that second date:

Five Tips for Making Long-Distance Love Work

Five Tips for Making Long-Distance Love Work

How long can long distance last? Probably, most of us have been involved in a long-distance relationship at some point in our lives. Whether your boyfriend moved far away to take a better job or you met the perfect girl online (perfect except she lives in Boise!), you decided you’d give it a try. It’ll be hard, you told yourself, but I can do it.

What a Better Marriage? Stop Touching

What a Better Marriage? Stop Touching

If you’re married or in a committed relationship, touch is vital to your connection. Kissing, holding hands, caressing, and sex bind you and deepen your emotional connection. But if you’re single and searching for Mr. Right, touching can break your budding romance. Casey can tell you all about that. She’s 32 years old, and a single mom. Recently she met Brandon, 29 years old and cute as heck. Here’s what happened, in her words.

Dating Across Political Lines: 4 Tips To Make It Work [EXPERT]
Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger made it work for 25 years.

Dating Across Political Lines: 4 Tips To Make It Work

Let's say you're a staunch republican, and you fall madly in love with a hardcore democrat — can you make your relationship work in spite of your wildly different political views? And how can you deal with the inevitable rising tensions as election day fast approaches? It's certainly not easy to manage, but it's not impossible either. Here are a couple of things you can do.

Single? 4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Matchmaker [EXPERT]
Are you looking for love?

Single? 4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Matchmaker

"Should I hire a matchmaker?" This is the number one question asked of me on a daily basis and it's always fun for me to address. Personal matchmaking is a great solution for some single men and women ... but not for others. How can you know if you're a good candidate? Ask yourself these four questions to find out!

10 More Alternatives To Spanking Your Kids [EXPERT]
Spanking is associated with an increased risk of mental disorders in adulthood.

10 More Alternatives To Spanking Your Kids

A study published in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics discovered a link between adult-onset mental health disorders — including substance abuse and anxiety — and childhood physical punishment — including spanking — thereby begging the question: How should parents discipline their kids?

Are Your Beliefs Your Friends Or Your Enemies?

Are Your Beliefs Your Friends Or Your Enemies?

It was around the turn of the century and life was hard for the family living from the land. So hard that they decided that they had to believe the promise of the new world. So they sold what little they had and only just managed to buy passage on an ocean liner to North America. Their cabin was below the water line and it could, at best, be described as only adequate, but they were going to the new world. Life would be better there.

The iPhone And Your Relationship
Do you worry about technology getting in the way of your relationship?

The iPhone And Your Relationship

Most people have strong opinions, especially about the effect of technology on our relationships. I have said it regarding Facebook and I will say it again; It is not the technology, it's how we use it.

4 Reasons Why '50 Shades' Is Still So Popular [EXPERT]
Has '50 Shades' steamed up your sex life?

4 Reasons Why '50 Shades' Is Still So Popular

The "Fifty Shades" books continue to generate buzz. As an expert in dominance and submission, as well as a general sexual enthusiast, I have a few ideas about how the "Fifty Shades" books became so popular and why they won't be losing their steam anytime soon.