Planning a first date can be exciting but it can also become routine and tired. If you have been on a string of first dates, you may find yourself constantly planning the same night out. Going to dinner, meeting for coffee or cocktails at happy hour seem to be the norm.
I’m the first to admit I have some strong opinions, some of which have been wildly popular, and others absolutely not. That could be because we have been indoctrinated into a modicum of agreement on what’s polite, etiquette or even appropriate when it comes to giving unsolicited advice. Or (my suspicion is) we are simply afraid of the truth. However you look at it, the consequences for such straight talk can be stringent; tribal ostracization, social paralysis or, worse, no one likes you and you die alone.
At a woman's styling class, a tango diva announced to us students, "You must love yourself enough to say 'no' to bad dancers." And she added, "Women here get their attitude ready when they are preparing to leave the house. You must be strong and confident on the dance floor." I thought about her words as I put on my new stilettos, my tango dress. I knew that tango was transforming more than my broken heart. It was a way of approaching life. Fully feeling both good and bad experiences, not shying away from either.
Now in his seventh season on Dancing With The Stars, professional dancer Tony Dovolani spends much of his time between seasons presenting seminars and giving private instruction. Wherever he goes, he sees couples reconnecting through ballroom dancing. Dovolani says learning to dance teaches communication skills and fosters respect. The physical activity is a great stress reliever and the positive feelings about the shared experience makes couples excited to carve out alone time.
Susan Quilliam discusses the newly revised "The Joy of Sex," which was originally released in 1972. YourTango is your source for smart talk about love, sex, dating and relationships. Whether you're married, single, taken, engaged or "it's complicated," check out our videos for the best love and relationship news, entertainment and advice. http://www.yourtango.com | Smart Talk About Love
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The author goes to work of a ladies magazine and learns a lot about living and a little about love. He finds out that it's not all red carpet invites, sex advice, and kinky pillow fights. But he does get some pretty good relationship advice and learns a thing or 2 about computer networking.
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I once worked for a ladies magazine called Tango. And I only call it a ladies magazine because it was founded by a lady. And it was about love and relationships (not something most dudes read voluntarily, I suppose). And it was mostly staffed by ladies. I learned a lot about changing water cooler bottles, moving furniture, computer networking, you know, guy sh*t. It’s not to say that women can’t be really, really good at lifting stuff or making computers talk to each other, but I have a feeling that it was a kindness to me. Working for a ladies magazine, in their estimation, had to be emasculating enough for a young rascal from the dirty dirty living in New York.
The world Tango championship took place in Argentina over the weekend and a pair of Argentine couples won. That ain't right. American must close the gap in the world's sexy dancing race. This should be a top priority. Let's see what the 2 candidates have to say about this.