I recently attended a singles event in Manhattan sponsored by an online dating site. The bar had lots of atmosphere—but very little A/C, so it was social, but sweaty. And while the crowd was very squarely adult (average age probably about 35), you would have thought it was a high school mixer. Women sat along […]

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I spent several hours this weekend watching adults act like children and children take brave risks in the name of love. I was at the movies. The movies were Seth MacFarlane’s Ted and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. Seemingly, the two have nothing in common: We have a funny, crude comedy in which Mark Wahlberg’s character John Bennett […]

I’m packing for a big trip and doing what I always do when I pack: Reinvent the wheel. I start from scratch and build my life from the ground up, starting with the very base needs (underwear, bra, deodorant, shoes) to the very specific and often imagined ones (how can I be on a beach […]

Tampons have served us well over the years, the decades, haven’t they ladies? There’s no questioning the convenience, the ease of use. I had a major breakthrough at 14 when I finally got up the guts to use one–I had to, since the next day I’d be performing a liturgical dance at my high school […]

Want to know what you shouldn’t do when you’re asked to speak at a conference? I will tell you. I recently attended the BlogWorld & New Media Expo a few weeks ago (newly named, New Media Expo). And while there were plenty of astute and savvy new media experts, there were perhaps just as many […]

One of my coaching clients said to me recently, “I just want to find a nice guy.” I had to call bullshit on her. Especially since she had just finished telling me that the most significant relationship of her adult life was this sexy but slippery beast of a man whom she couldn’t say no […]

There is a great myth out there being sold wholesale to single people: You’re incomplete if you do not have a partner. There’s also the time sensitive version: You’re incomplete–and a failure–if you do not have a partner by age X. I’ve got news for you, people. This is complete and utter bullshit. Where does […]

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Hit the Brakes on the Relationship Talk

So you think it's time to have The Talk. You like each other, and you want to know the deal. You want to know where things stand. Don't do it. In fact, delay that conversation as long as you possibly can, especially when you've just started…
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Your Heartache Does Not Make You Interesting (It's a Drag)

Seems like a no-brainer, but it's a bad idea to point out your flaws on a first date. Or a second date. Or on your dating profile. Or, when you're on The Bachelor. Despite what you may think, your pain does not make you interesting, or attractive.…
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"I Had Fun, But...": Why To Let Her Off the Hook

Q. I just suffered some serious dating whiplash: I met a girl, and we went on three dates. First date – short but great, easy and fun. Second date – meal and cinema, easy and fun, hand holding and kissing. Third date – drinks and…

I'm Terri, and I'm a Raving Perfectionist

I haven't written a blog in weeks. Why? Because I was: Busy. Reading. Working on proposals. Getting organized. Watching "Orange is the New Black." This is a lie. Of course, I was doing those things. But that's not why I haven't blogged.…
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I Was Blindsided After Two Dates. WTF?

 Q. I went on two dates with a girl, both of which were really fun, so I asked her out again. And out of the blue, I get a text message from her declining, saying that she appreciates the offer but is "feeling we're not really compatible for…