Dating: How forgiving are you?

7:02 am Apr. 22, 2015

You definitely need a lot of patience date in Atlanta.  You will meet a lot of knuckleheads and con artists who misrepresent themselves.  You can also meet really sweet people who may make mistakes or use bad judgment.  These are the ones that should be forgiven or given second chances.  How do you know when to forgive and when to forget them?

One of our readers had a guy disappear for

Why don’t we court each other?

8:20 am Apr. 1, 2015

Some people believe that single people today don’t really know how to court. Date requests are tweeted. Flirting is done with snapchat. We swipe left or right to determine interest or disinterest.  Well, maybe social media makes us lazy but does that mean courting has to go away?

Remember courting? Picking a date up. Getting ready for a night with someone cool.  Making real plans for spending time together.  The concept

What’s wrong with juggling dates?

7:25 am Mar. 31, 2015

I wonder why some of my guy friends get confused about dating multiple women at the same time.  It seems really obvious that this is something you should only do if you are upfront about it.  They usually resort to some kind of trickery or deceit to juggle dates.  This is why I believe they should try the one woman at a time approach.

I am not totally  opposed to someone

Date is going downhill, now what?

7:47 am Mar. 20, 2015

Have you ever been on a date that suddenly started to go off the rails?  Perhaps they drank to much liquor or got too boisterous.  The idea of spending another hour with them has become too much to bear.  What do you do?  One of my friends who is a doctor faked an emergency.  I once saw a guy pretend to have a seizure!  There is no easy way to

What is your privacy policy?

7:17 am Mar. 18, 2015

It usually takes time to feel comfortable with sharing personal details with people you date.  I can understand wanting to wait to disclose the heavy stuff.  How long do you wait, though?  I know a friend who found a lot of information about her husband after they were engaged or married.  He said while they were dating, it was basically “need to know” and so he kept things to himself.

I’m

Should you return after disappearing?

8:10 am Mar. 16, 2015

Last year, my friend Vince met a really nice woman and asked her out.  The first couple of dates went so well that he was excited about getting to know her better.  Then his ex-girlfriend decided she want him back – as exes are wont to do when we meet someone new!  Vince disappeared from the nice lady’s life with no explanation.  He always felt guilty about it and admits

Do you think romance is dead?

7:36 am Mar. 13, 2015

I know some people who think that their partner is romantically challenged.  I’ve also met single people who say that a romantic date or gesture is a foreign concept.  Perhaps romance could use better PR

Background checking your date?

5:00 am Mar. 11, 2015

My friend Lynn met a super nice guy at a work event and they hit off really well.  They have already been on two “amazing dates” and she is feeling optimistic.  You’d think she would be happy and completely relishing in all his new guy shininess. You’d be wrong. She thinks he is TOO good to be true and now she wants to run a background check on him. A

Actions speak louder

8:15 am Mar. 9, 2015

There are a lot of people on the dating scene who know what to say to get what they want.  After a couple of run-ins with this kind, you begin to know how to spot them.  They talk a good game but do they also back up their words with actions?

I think we get caught up in the chase and when we actually stop chasing, we get bored.  This is

Attraction: What do you notice first?

7:07 am Mar. 5, 2015

Have you ever been out somewhere and noticed someone who instantly drew you in?  There are things we first notice about people that can attract us to them.  I’ve seen men who just have sex