3 Things every man wishes you would say to him

Girl whispers into her boyfriends ear
All men put up that burly, manly act. They act like the only thing that can get them emotional is their favorite team winning (or losing) in overtime. But, here’s the truth: Men are humans. (I know, shocking science fact!) And humans have emotions. And your human man is dying for you to say certain things to make him feel mushy and gushy and bubbling over inside. He’d just never let you know what they are because that’s not macho. Well, fear not. I know the three secret phrases that are the keys to making your man feel like melty mush inside. Read more

Why You Should Break Your Dating Rules At Least Once

A mom looks for dates online
When I decided I was ready to seriously date as a single mom, I came up with a laundry list of dating rules for myself. It was uncharted territory for me, and frankly pretty scary. In my mind I was dating for two now – not just one. If I wanted to make sure the next man I fell for would be a good role model for my son, I had to be a hell of a lot pickier. Dating in my 20s was about hooking up, while starting to date again in my 30s was about settling down. I’d worked hard to build a stable life for my son and myself after becoming a single mom, and I wanted to be extremely cautious about the men I let into it. Read more

Daily Horoscopes: April 24, 2014



March 20 - April 18

You want to help, but don’t. Your habit of flying to the rescue encourages helplessness. A loved one needs to pull his own fat out of the fire.


April 19 - May 19

Don’t be paranoid. Suspicion undermines your efforts whereas confidence in others supports them. Read more

Why Do Men Tease Women They Like?

Man teases woman at a lunch
When women sign up to my newsletter, I always send them a welcome email, asking the one thing they’d really me to help them with. Most of the time, the answer comes back the same. “I’d like to learn how to understand men better. I want to know how to read what he’s thinking and feeling.” So, I thought today I’d look at something I know confuses most women about men. Why do men tease? Read more

Stop, look and listen when looking for Love

I think I'm having trouble finding the right guy because I rush into relationships. I also feel like my emotions are a bit extreme when it comes to dating. I either love someone with everything I've got or I don't care about them at all. Any advice on how to calm down these emotional mood swings? -Amber R. Birthdate: October 25
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Top 10 First Date Deal Breakers

Woman looks irritated on a bad first date
It’s a Friday night, you’ve met someone you have great chemistry with, that shares common interests and relationship goals with you, and you’ve got yourself a date! Sounds great, right? Even with all of these dating puzzle pieces in place, it is still very possible to make such a bad impression on date number one that any chance of a second date flies right out the window. So that this doesn’t happen to you, here are 10 first date deal breakers that you should avoid at all costs if you want to get to date number two. Read more