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Relationships: Are you too comfortable?

  • 7:02 am Friday, August 22nd, 2014 by Wise Diva

You know how a couple starts to feel comfortable around one another and drop the pretense? This can be a great thing, but some people take it too far. Once the mystery is all but gone and you let it all hang out, things can become a little stale and boring.

This is what one do our readers is going through now. Six months into the relationship and his woman is wearing head scarves and tshirts to bed. The effort to be sexy and spontaneous for him is missing. What should you do if your partner starts to [More]

When you have two options

  • 7:17 am Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by Wise Diva

The dating dilemma that most of us rarely experience: picking between two people. The first time I had to decide between two great guys, it came down to compatibility. My friend Alex is trying to determine who to pursue based on substance and sex.

The two women both are attractive, but one is a little more sophisticated and smart. They have only kissed. The other lady is someone from his past and they have a sexual history. He knows they have chemistry but is that enough?

Have you ever had a hard time choosing who [More]

Size matters?

  • 6:22 am Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Wise Diva

So I have been a dating blogger for about 100 years and this is a true first, people: A guy told me his date sort of demanded to see his package. YES that package. Apparently, size queens are becoming more direct! She wanted to know what to expect before things went any further with them. He didn’t comply with her request and she thinks it was because he feared reaction.

I admire her courage but I am disappointed that she believes size is that important. Obviously, people don’t want to end up with a partner who [More]

How do you dump someone?

  • 7:45 am Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Wise Diva

Have you ever dated someone and start to lose interest? Since there is not a relationship that has to end, you wonder what to really say? It can be tricky, especially when you would be interested in a friendship. Is there a way to let someone down easy and still remain friends with them?

My friend Chris said he realized that he isn’t interested in someone he met and is dating casually. He wants to pursue someone else but thinks he could be cool friends with the her. I think it is unfair to expect friendship [More]

Marriage: Husband qualities?

  • 7:11 am Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Wise Diva

There are important things that married couples I know say helped them in their first years of marriage. You are adapting to one another and learning more than you ever did though dating. It helps when you are both mature and good communicators. My friend Chris said a man should possess certain “husband” qualities too.

Chris told me that until he got married, he didn’t know how important it was to be humble. Admitting when he was wrong was not something he was used to. He thinks his ego and pride had to get checked. I [More]

Dating: Don’t blow it

  • 7:07 am Friday, August 15th, 2014 by Wise Diva

We all have preferences but the things that turn us off vary. While I may cringe when a guy boasts of his accomplishments, someone else may think his confidence is sexy. Dating allows you to figure out if they are a good fit for you.

The first date should be when you get to figure out if the attraction goes beyond physical. The personality becomes the closer and your behavior can make or break the potential. So why do people tend to blow it before things get started? Things like being rude to the server or texting during [More]

Dating : The call plan

  • 7:45 am Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Wise Diva

When you meet someone and exchange numbers, do you usually plan to call them in a week’s time? I remember a guy asking for my number and called it like months later. I only programmed him in phone as “Patrick” from CVS because that is literally the only info I had. What is the point of calling months later, though?

Taking someone’s number out of feigned interest or pity is second to outright rejection. If there is not real intent to get to know someone more, you can always say “Hey, nice running into you” and then [More]

T#e Singles Project

  • 7:03 am Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by Wise Diva

Alright, I know Bravo TV airs a lot of crazy stuff – some filmed right here in Atlanta. However their new dating show The Singles Project is one of those social experiments that I am compelled to watch. It is filmed in New York and then airs the same week so that America can weigh in on social media with advice, requests for dates, and feedback.

There are six singles featured on the show. Some more charming then others. I was smitten by the Dentist because he seemed like a good guy trying to do the right thing. [More]

Dating: Careful where you click

  • 6:47 am Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Wise Diva

My friend Sara told me she was trying something new with her dating approach. She refuses to follow someone she is interested in on social media. She won’t even Google them. This revelation comes after many disappointing discoveries about online behavior of men.

Her advice is careful where you click! Some people take on this “online persona” that barely represent who they truly are. If you happen to see something questionable, is it really their personality or a faux image?

Have you ever lost interest in someone after seeing their social media accounts? Does your online personality closely [More]

Boring! Should you dump them?

  • 5:41 am Monday, August 11th, 2014 by Wise Diva

A reader wrote in asking what should she do about her new relationship that has become a little stale. It has been about a year and the novelty of a new guy has worn off. They’ve slipped into a little routine of doing the same “boring” things and she wondered if it is time to let it go.

I think most relationships settle into a little of a rut at times. You both get comfortable and the mystery is all but gone. It’s natural to want a little spark back. I don’t think dumping them is [More]

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