Ten Places for Singles to Watch The Academy Awards
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Ten Places for Singles to Watch The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are right around the corner. If you are a movie buff, a celebrity watcher or a fashion gawker, this is prime time to sit back, relax and enjoy the show.  This is also a good time to mingle and be social. If you are looking for something to do to make Sunday's show a little more festive, check out this list of places to watch with other cinephiles like yourself. The events range from free to premium prices. Be sure to check before you go and RSVP, if required. 

Single? How To Meet A Man At Starbucks [EXPERT]
In this day and age, coffee time equals flirting time.
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Single? How To Meet A Man At Starbucks

You'd love to be in love. You're finally ready, the timing is great, and yet...you have no immediate prospects. It can be tough to make this realization, but here's a powerful practice to integrate into your daily routine. It's an assignment I often give to my personal matchmaking clients, and it works ... like magic. Get out of your house. Start frequenting your local coffee houses, and learn to be comfortable sitting solo, making yourself available for eye contact, smiles and lighthearted, casual conversation.

Single Moms -- Matchmakers Are Looking For You
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Single Moms -- Matchmakers Are Looking For You

Lori is a mom, first and foremost. She never misses her 7 year old's AYSO soccer game or her 10 year old daughter's hip hop performances, she's sculpted her graphic design business around her kids' schedules, she's developed a babysitting co-op in her neighborhood so she can get to the gym, play tennis, and be with her gal pals.

fling girl la l.a. los angeles
Much like "Sex and the City," Fling Girl chronicles a woman's big-city dating woes.
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Meet Fling Girl: The Carrie Bradshaw Of L.A.

Right when I thought they'd finally closed the lid on a "Sex and the City" remake, they go and cast Anna Sophia Rob as young Carrie Bradshaw for a new television series.

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Livin' In L.A.? You're More Likely To Get Laid

A new sex survey conveniently sponsored by Trojan found that people in Los Angeles are getting busy more often than the rest of us. According to the survey, Angelinos do it about 135 times a year, while the rest of us poor cads only get laid about 120 times a year.

atlanta america's most chivalrous city
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America's Most Chivalrous Cities

In a recent "chivalry smack-down" between five major cities, young women and elderly men were stationed on high-traffic corners and loaded up their arms with boxes until they were visibly struggling to hold them. Which cities were the most helpful, and which gave the struggling shoppers the cold shoulder?

How to Open Up When You're Interested
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How to Open Up When You're Interested

Often women meet men to whom they are attracted, yet seem to “freeze” when the man shows he is interested. It’s not that she doesn’t know how to flirt, she has done her “flirt” thing effectively, but when, in fact, Mr. Available moves forward and reciprocates, she feels awkward, uncomfortable and confused. There are a variety of possible feelings to consider that maybe be at the cause of the “freeze” including:

Expert: How To Reinvent Your Love Life
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Expert: How To Reinvent Your Love Life

Once upon a time, I thought time had run out on my chance to get love right. While all my friends were marrying, settling down, and starting families, I was once again staring at the smoldering remains of yet another failed relationship with yet another Mr. Wrong. The perpetual bachelorette in my social circle, I had a job my friends envied, owned my own condo, took amazing vacations, and always had fabulous plans on the weekends. I was even saving money for retirement like a smart, savvy woman should. On paper, my life looked amazing. In reality, I felt like a complete and total failure.

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Dating Tips From A Reality TV Casting Director

In a former life filled with long lunches and spray tanning, I was a reality show casting director in Hollywood. I worked on some wildly popular prime-time hits as well as some pilots that never saw the light of day. I started my career at Blind Date, back when MySpace was still a place for friends and Facebook was a twinkle in Mark Zuckerberg's eye, and I'd often turn to this "new online world" to search for contestants. Dating tips gleaned from casting The Bachelor and other reality TV shows. I had just started dabbling in online dating myself and navigated the virtual waters with ease. I'd post clever ads on Craigslist and flirt with guys on Friendster, all in the name of casting the show. But try as I might, I couldn't always rely on the Internet to find willing male participants—I actually had to go out and meet men. In real life. I was very shy. I'd sweat in the weirdest places when my nerves would kick in. So whether on the clock or not, I would always say I was "casting a show" when I'd approach good-looking men. That way, I'd never feel jilted if they declined my advances. But casting the shows taught me how to build my self-confidence and, frankly, helped me meet a lot of guys. Even an '80s teen icon. Sadly, most guys I encountered were of the typical vapid L.A. fare, leaving me to kiss a lot of bottom-feeding mouth breathers before I actually met a nice, normal, gainfully employed gent (a qualification both for myself and most of the shows I worked on). And this got me thinking—what else did casting reality dating shows teach me about life and love?