Texting is NOT Dating

I’m sure I’ve written about this before. So, move along if you’ve already heard it. I do not understand this cultural change to texting as a primary form of communication in dating relationships. Well, I shouldn’t say I don’t understand it. It’s easy. It’s available. It’s tempting. And we really don’t have a lot of […]

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The Trapping of the Rebound

I married my second husband when he was on the rebound. He had been separated for about a year and a half but was not divorced yet. He didn’t tell me this in the beginning. He let me think he was divorced, and, by the time he came clean, my heart was already involved. I […]

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The Art of Being Single: Sex

I was talking to a girlfriend of mine about the awesome sex she was having with her hot new boyfriend. She was having a great time telling me about what a great lover he was, and her face just lit up. She stopped and said to me, giggling,  “You are the only girlfriend I ever […]

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Screening Process for Dating

Disclaimer to my parents: This blog contains some sexual innuendo and maybe some outright explicit sexual detail. I have no knowledge of what any of that means. My friend Jascia told me about this stuff. I am as pure as the driven snow. I administer and train managers on Hiring and Selection of candidates. Part […]

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Living: Can We Just Talk Instead of You Insulting Me?

A month or so ago, a casual dating relationship I was in with an old friend ended abruptly. We weren’t a match for a variety of reasons which we both understood. Instead of him having the kahunas to have a conversation with me, he just decided to discontinue communicating with me. Now, we had talked […]

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Running and Sex….Besides Sweat, What Do They Have in Common?

I’m sitting on Jessica’s sofa in Austin checking Facebook and blogging on Sunday after the race. I can’t see her because she’s lying on the floor on the other side of the table, and we have the table piled up with race paraphernalia, books, women’s magazines and clothes. I hear this….ah…..oooooohhh…..sigh…..aaaaahhhhh…..sucking in of air…..oooooooo…….oh, god……..panting…..ohhhhhhhh….. […]

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Living: Learning to Be Me….In Living Color

I went on a first date for Valentine’s Day. I’ve never done that before. We set up the date around my travel schedule, and, I didn’t realize it was Valentine’s Day. When I realized it, I told him that if he wanted to do it on another night when things were less busy, we could […]

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Refocusing the Dating Game

I had a really bad, emotional day today. I was very sensitive and felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster. Initially, I didn’t realize it was happening. I was just reacting instead of thinking much about it. When I realized I was on the “roller coaster”, I started to do the things I […]

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It Sure is Nice to Just be the Woman with You….

Yesterday’s blog on chivalry started me thinking …… and talking …. with my friends about what a man brings to a relationship. Most of the women I talked to said they loved having a man pull out a chair for her, open a door, etc. – even my younger friends who aren’t nearly as accustomed […]

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Is Chivalry Dead, or Are We Just Too Angry to Care Anymore?

A male friend of mine asked me to write about Chivalry. “Is it really dead?” He asked me. ” Does a woman REALLY appreciate a man opening doors and pulling out chairs for her? Does she really appreciate when he shows up for a first date with a yellow rose? Opens car doors for her? […]

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