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Why Power Couples Are a Myth

power coupleLena L. West is the leading expert on how women entrepreneurs can monetize social media. She is also the Founder of InfluenceExpansion.com, the home of the Influence Expansion Academy, the only social media mastermind program created specifically for women entrepreneurs. Lena spoke with me about why power couples are a myth this week on Last First Date Radio. Can two powerful people coexist in a relationship? Is competition destructive to a romantic partnership? How important is it for a powerful businesswoman to tap into her feminine self with her man? Following are loosely transcribed highlights of our radio show. 

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What NOT to Say When Your Feelings Are Hurt

your feelings are hurt

Don’t you wish you always knew just what to say when someone you’re dating or in a relationship with hurts your feelings? I used to have two basic modes of communication: shut down or get defensive. Neither method is very effective. I had no idea how to express my hurt feelings without turning a man off. I had the same issue in my non-romantic relationships. Whether it was with a family member, a friend, or my boss who wrongly accusing me of something, I would be at a loss for the right words to say. I knew what I didn’t want to do – yell back or just slink away in silence. What I yearned for was to remain connected and empowered, feel heard, and be open for feedback. After studying communication skills for a decade, I’ve finally learned how to effectively express hurt feelings. I’ve also learned what NOT to say when your feelings are hurt.

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Do You Love Yourself First?

love yourself firstLove yourself first? The first time I read about the importance of self-love, I didn’t buy into the concept. We’re living in the “me” generation. Don’t we have enough navel gazing? Isn’t our society saturated with enough narcissists? What’s up with all this self-love? We were taught to be humble. “Don’t talk about yourself.” “Be nice to others and put yourself last.” Those were the messages of my childhood, and I’ll bet you can relate. So, why must you love yourself first before attracting a healthy romantic partnership?

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Glasses or Contacts: How Do You Prepare for a First Date?

glasses or contactsDating. The word alone can conjure a mix of fear and anxiety. But it doesn’t have to. Dating can be fun and exciting. Not only is it an opportunity to meet new men, it is also an opportunity to learn so much about yourself. Dating also gives you a chance to get dressed up, have adult conversation, and reveal a new and improved YOU. How do you prepare for a first date?

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Is Your Anxiety Keeping You Single?

anxiety keeping you singleYou’ve met an interesting guy online. You’ve emailed back and forth a few times, your first phone call went pretty well, and you’re looking forward to your first date in a week. Now it’s a few days before the date, and you haven’t heard from him since that initial phone call. You start thinking, “Why haven’t I heard from him? Maybe he’s not that into me. Maybe he changed his mind. Should I text or email to make sure we’re still meeting? Maybe I should call.” Your anxiety is building. You have been stood up before. You’ve been disappointed by other men. You’re not going to let this guy treat you poorly! So, you send him an email, “Are we still on for Monday?” When you don’t hear back (in five minutes), you email again, “Haven’t heard from you in a while, just checking in. Please let me know if we’re still meeting.” You’re still trying to be an easy breezy calm woman. Half-hour later, you’re freaking out. You email again, “Online dating is so crazy. There are moments that you feel that a person may be so right and then…poof! You disappeared.” An hour later, you’re fuming. Still no reply. “I have tried to confirm our plans and have not gotten a reply. I am totally surprised, particularly because we had such a great first conversation. I was wrong about you. Please lose my number.” Oh no! You’ve overreacted just a tad. This is scary behavior, but it’s more common that you’d imagine. Is your anxiety keeping you single?

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The Rebirth of Romance Today

the rebirth of romanceZan Perrion is internationally recognized as one of the most original and insightful voices on relationships and seduction in the world today. A regular media commentator, he has been widely featured in the international press. Zan is the founder of the Ars Amorata philosophy–a celebration of the art of seduction, the rebirth of romance today, and a lifelong quest for beauty and adventure. He is also a co-founder of the Amorati network of men. Zan divides his time between Canada and Romania. Zan shared his thoughts with me on the biggest problems with relationships today. I loved our radio interview! I hope you enjoy the highlights of our interview. 

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How Social Media Impacts Real Relationships

how social media impacts your relationshipsA recent radio guest, Jennifer Gardella, PhD, is a social media consultant dedicated to helping small business owners and personalities position themselves on the internet. She is the owner of Your Social Media Hour a website providing full social media support at a low price point. Jennifer is also the proud owner of NJ Divorce Mom where she shares her life experiences and musings as a single mom, raising three daughters and dating in the 40+ world. She met her “special someone” on an online dating site, and has a wealth of experience to share with listeners on Last First Date Radio. Working closely with me, Jennifer has honed her “woman of high value attributes” and approaches her life as wanting a romantic relationship – not needing one for fulfillment. Jennifer Gardella firmly believes that the “sign of any great relationship is no sign of it on Facebook.” While she may post the occasional picture or comment, the heart of the relationship is where she wants it to be, in the real world just between the two of them. Jennifer shared how social media impacts real relationships. Following are loosely transcribed highlights from our radio segment, The Effect of Social Media on Your Relationship.

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