With Groundhog Day here, my mind has turned to the elusive do-over. The 1993 Bill Murray flick named for February 2nd has to be one of my all-time favorite, watch-it-every-time-it's-on movies. For those who haven't seen it (and really, what kind of carpet are you living under? Netflix it immediately), the movie's plot centers around a crotchety guy named Phil Conners, played by Murray. Phil is forced to endure the same day over and over until he gets it "right."
Here at YourTango, we love love. Love success stories. Love tips and advice. Love quotes and love poetry... Because—as the Swedish proverb goes—a life without love is like a year without summer. And speaking of poetry, we recently stumbled upon a love poem written in honor of our own Melanie Gorman, YourTango's Marketing Director, and the brains behind ProConnect.
We've already established that the YourTango staff is made up of a bunch of multitasking workaholics. And it's no different when it comes to our Senior VP, Melanie Gorman. In fact, Gorman is so well-rounded—and has such an amazing background in the mental health field—that we've also placed her in charge of our newest project for relationship professionals: YourTango Experts.
Last night marked the second telechat in our four-week, Girls' Night In teleseries (the first featured Lori Gottlieb, author of Marry Him, and set the tone for a month filled with fabulous, free love advice). Our guest of honor was Lisa Steadman, the author of If He's Not the One, Who Is? and It's a Breakup, Not a Breakdown and, after kicking back with glasses of wine, our phones glued to our ears, we settled in to learn about how to manifest Mr. Right.
Last Monday, Lori Gottlieb—author of Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough—joined us in a live telechat hosted by the dating makeover coach Kira Sabin and our own Melanie Gorman. She joined women across the country who were tuning in via their telephones and submitted herself to our questions and pleas for love enlightenment. The meat of her message? We're not keeping ourselves open to love.
Have you ever felt you might benefit from a dating makeover? Is it because all the men you bring home from Pub 46 inexplicably prove to have drinking problems? Is it because you never seem to score a second date? Do you worry that maybe... possibly... you're coming on too strong? We here at YourTango work hard every day to bring you vital relationship tips and advice, but we were thinking it was about time to take things up a notch. Which is why we've paired up with Kira Sabin, the Dating Makeover Coach, to bring you the Girls' Night In Tele-Chat, a four-part teleseries in which we interview some big-name dating experts.
This coming Friday, February 12, Susan Shapiro—the author of novel Speed Shrinking—is hosting a Speed Shrinking for Love Party at the Washington Square Institute, from 7-9 p.m. The relationship-challenged and lovelorn are invited to come and watch 16 shrinks, relationship gurus, agents and editors answer the question: How do I find my true love faster?