Personal Development

Designing Your New Approach to Dating

October 31, 2017
Designing Your New Approach to Dating

In my last post I discussed the value of a fresh start in dating. Many people find it helpful to take a pause, especially after a disappointing romantic experience. They feel discouraged and even hopeless that they’ll ever find someone to love. That’s the best time for a new approach. In dating we can’t control […]

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Give Yourself a Dating Makeover!

October 14, 2017
Give Yourself a Dating Makeover!

In my view, there are few things more compelling than a set of Before and After photos. I’m really into design and lifestyle blogs – they’re full of great ideas for decorating, organizing your space, and DIY projects. My favorite is¬†Apartment Therapy, which features a lot of readers’ renovation projects. Naturally, Before and After shots […]

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What About YOUR Wants and Needs?

October 4, 2017
What About YOUR Wants and Needs?

J 2.0, a longtime friend and wise counselor at Hooking Up Smart, recently shared this invaluable advice: “If I had my youth to do over, I’d be far more forthcoming with men about my wants and needs and just let the chips fall where they may. That’s not to say I’d be demanding or clingy […]

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10 Legit Reasons He Doesn’t Want a Relationship (With You)

August 29, 2017
10 Legit Reasons He Doesn’t Want a Relationship (With You)

A common complaint among women is that they feel used when the man they’ve been seeing says he doesn’t want a relationship. Usually they’ve been having sex as weeks and months have ticked by. Inevitably the woman forces the issue, only to learn the guy will not commit. (Sometimes he qualifies this by saying he’s […]

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How to Make the Best First Impression

August 21, 2017
How to Make the Best First Impression

Guess how long it takes to form a clear first impression that is unlikely to be revised? 1/10 of a second. That’s all is takes for someone to judge you based on your face. Allowing more time for impressions doesn’t change that judgment. In a series of experiments, judgments were remarkably consistent across subjects – […]

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