The post Thanksgiving season has been criticized as a time of greedy frenzy, when the balance sheets of retailers are swept into the black by waves of frantic shoppers bingeing on the illusions of good deals and marching to the mantra of “What can I get for Christmas?” Although much of the shopping is ostensibly for gifts for others, part of the excitement is the prospect of winning a game with sellers, competing for the best “savings,” and being the first in your peer group to finish your Christmas shopping.
If you are like me, you probably keep a pretty tight schedule. Work, family, friends and dealing with life’s little crises can occupy a lot of your time. Before you know it, you realize that there’s something missing… Your love life has been pushed to the backburner and has pretty much become non-existent.
According to the calendar, it's time for all of us to be of good cheer. According to the media (and peer pressure and our own internal pressure), it's also apparently time to have great sex, and plenty of it.
Are you ready for a relationship? As a matchmaker for gay men, I make it a point to begin each of my consultations with this question and of course the general response is yes. If they didn’t feel that they were, they probably wouldn’t be sitting in my office, but there’s a huge difference between wanting a relationship and being ready for one.
(To view the video, click here.) Relationships can be devastated by simple, thoughtless things. Bad behavior will ruin your marriage faster than any temptation from the outside. Tina B. Tessina, PhD, "Dr. Romance" licensed psychotherapist and author points out the worst mistakes to make in a marriage. Dr. Romance's 3 ways to ruin your relationship:
In the early stages of your relationship, you may very likely have experienced moments when at the touch of your partner your breath hitched, your heart sped up and the next thing you knew your breath caught up with your heart rate and came fast and heavy. Yet, have you considered just how important breath is to your intimate life with your lover?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know what’s going on in your man’s head, all the time? Okay, maybe not all the time. But it would be pretty great to know how to make your man fall in love with you. I mean, you know he likes you A LOT. But it would be nice to know what those little triggers are that remind him how special you really are so that he falls for you hard, makes you feel like a princess, and respects you for who you are in all of your awesome-ness, right?
When dating, a lot of people have a check list of what they want in a partner. They also have dating deal breakers or red flags. Red flags can range from emotional unavailability to mom or dad issues that they never dealt with as a child or as an adult. Some of my friends have check lists so they can visualize their perfect mate in their minds. But do they actually work? High Expectations in Dating
Is it possible that two people can fall in love on Twitter? With social media networking taking up most people’s evenings, online dating may suddenly be on the way out. Who would have thought that people could meet their future partner’s on a dating site? Now, there is a new wave of flirting and romancing on Twitter. So, just how possible is a Twitter romance?