Personal Development

Confi: A Great New Resource About Sex

February 8, 2016
Confi: A Great New Resource About Sex

Recently I sat down for coffee with Tess Brooks, the founder of a new online site called Confi – Crowdsourcing Big Sister Advice. It’s a much needed resource that fills a gap in online discussion around dating and relationships: frank talk about sex. At Confi.co categories include: Sex Relationships Body Basics LGBTQ Turn-ons Common Annoyances Safe […]

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Men and Marriage: The Dominant Cultural Narrative

January 25, 2016
Men and Marriage: The Dominant Cultural Narrative

My regular readers know that I’m very interested in the effect that popular culture has on behavior. Specifically, it provides a cultural narrative that informs us what we should want if we’re normal. It may tenaciously grip the public consciousness even as it is rejected by individuals. Hookup culture is a perfect example; media and […]

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The Sad and Lonely Bachelors of New York City

January 20, 2016
The Sad and Lonely Bachelors of New York City

Several readers have written to ask what I think of the recent New York Times article Meet the New York Bachelors Who Yearn for Something More. Written by Sridhar Pappu, a 40 year-old single guy, the piece explores the growing number of 40 year-old men who feel like misfits in their social circle because of their single […]

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10 Bad Dating Habits to Lose in 2016

January 12, 2016
10 Bad Dating Habits to Lose in 2016

During a recent discussion a reader requested a post on stupid ideas about love that prevent people from finding it. I can’t think of a better way to start 2016 than to get your dating house in order by ditching bad dating habits. Here goes, off the top of my head: 1. Stop thinking you can […]

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How to Let Go Of An Emotionally Repressed Man

December 22, 2015
How to Let Go Of An Emotionally Repressed Man

Welcome to the last post of 2015! I wish all of you wonderful holidays and lots of love in the new year. You all know I receive a lot of emails. I can’t possibly answer all of them, and I usually zero in on the ones that contain all the information I need to make a […]

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