Writer For Rolling Stone Loves My Profile, But Hates My Writing
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Writer For Rolling Stone Loves My Profile, But Hates My Writing

When I was online dating I received a message from a guy living in Boston. I wasn’t too impressed with his pictures. He wasn’t completely bad looking, but he was no Brad Pitt either. He sent me this message: “What a great--and-well-written--profile. Funny. Learned. Arousing, too, even. Cheers for the great read.” –C. (I will keep his name hidden to protect the innocent). I told him that I write profiles professionally.

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Rejected: Why Your Acts Of Love Aren't Appreciated

Whether it's declaring your love to your longtime crush or cooking a surprise dinner for your husband before he gets home from work — sometimes, people don't acknowledge these gifts of love and that can leave you feeling unappreciated. An expert explains why others misunderstand our acts of love.

Women Should Always be Initiators, Reciprocators, or Rejecters
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Women Should Always be Initiators, Reciprocators, or Rejecters

For the last ten years or more, I tend to put the interpersonal communication style of women into five general categories . . . Initiators:  Most people in society say that it is generally expected that a single man will be the first to approach a woman, initiate a conversation with her, and invite her to share his company at some point in the near future for a romantic date or a casual hook-up.

Why Are We Hooked on Rejection?
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Why Are We Hooked on Rejection?

You don’t need to be a psychologist to note the very harsh effects of a breakup on a person’s mental health. When a relationship ends, humiliation, rage, loneliness, anguish and grief all seem to simultaneously show up at the door, marching in arm-in-arm to parade noisily around our psyche. Evicting these emotions is a matter of healing, reconciling, finding peace within ourselves and somehow moving on.

3 Essential Online Dating Etiquette Tips
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3 Essential Online Dating Etiquette Tips

I recently received a message on OkCupid from an attractive, educated, interesting guy. All it said was, “Hi. Nice profile.” And he signed his name. I enjoyed reading his profile, but I was very put off by the red dot signifying that he “replies very selectively” to the emails he receives. My first thought was that he must ignore all of the women who email him. And in that case, why would I want to know him? Instead of jumping to conclusions, however, I wrote back. “Back at ya. But what’s up with the red dot?”

Resilience in Dating: Top 10 Tips from Dr. Margaret Paul
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Resilience in Dating: Top 10 Tips from Dr. Margaret Paul

From her Huffington Post profile: Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a bestselling author of eight books, a relationship expert, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® process -- featured on "The Oprah Show," and recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette. Are you are ready to heal your pain and discover your joy? Click here for a free Inner Bonding course and visit our website for more articles and help, as well as our Facebook Page.

Single and Dating? How To Feel Lovable When You Face Rejection
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Single and Dating? How To Feel Lovable When You Face Rejection

Several of my dating coaching clients have contacted me this week feeling crummy about online dating. They are tired of the emailing and the men disappearing. They are bored with guys who don’t follow through or ask for a second date. As a dating coach for women in midlife, I totally understand how disheartening it can be. I myself went through this at 40 to find the man who became my adorable husband of 12 years now.

Get Hitched with Hussey: Get the Guy Who Honors You (Part 4)
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Get Hitched with Hussey: Get the Guy Who Honors You (Part 4)

So much can happen in a day or just 6 weeks. Just before her birthday Athena only had eyes for Calvin, who had eyes for every other woman except her. She would listen to songs like "Why Not Me?", "You Belong With Me", "We Belong", "Why Can't This Be Love", which put herself in such misery. Now she has radically changed her tune. Instead, Athena has found Dr.

Rejection or Blessing in Disguise?
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Rejection or Blessing in Disguise?

Rejection? Ouch!!! There is no point in trying to pretend that any one of us is immune from the sting.  Rejection can feel unpleasant, embarrassing, awkward and at times, completely devastating. It may crush our self-esteem or take us down a mental road of self-doubt, criticism and blame. Even for the most outwardly confident and self assured among us, it simply is not fun to feel rejected. In fact a sad truth is that very often the fear of rejection is what stops us from reaching our potential or going for what we really want in life.

Avoiding Rejection Online
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Avoiding Rejection Online

Nobody likes to be rejected. It can do a number on your confidence and self-esteem. While everyone involved in online dating will face rejection at one point or another, there are a few things you can do that will reduce your chances of winding up in the discard pile. Check out the tips below to lower your chances of being rejected online: