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How to Overcome Dating Rejection

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My good friend and colleague, Bobbi Palmer, and I co-hosted a Blab live stream about dating rejection.

Do you know the difference between true dating rejection and false rejection? Do you know what to do when you feel like rejection has knocked you on your ass? Bobbi Palmer and I discussed 5 ways to keep dating rejection from taking you down.

Here are some highlights:

Sometimes, you create your own dating rejection. 

When a guy doesn’t text or call when you think he should, that is not rejection. You might get anxious. Then you get angry, and you make up all kinds of stuff in your head. This leads to creating drama, and you put a wall up. If he does call or text after a day or two, you’re so angry, you end up pushing him away. Sound familiar? (more…)

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The Evolution of Dating – Infographic

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This infographic shows the evolution of dating and how technology has influenced how we date in the 21st century.

The evolution of dating? Twenty years ago, people met the old fashioned way—through friends, relatives, or at a dance or other social gathering. You dated people in your immediate social circles. In today’s world of technology, finding love has never been easier or more far-reaching. There are a multitude of apps and websites that promise to introduce you to your next partner. Online dating is the new normal and inevitably, if you are single and not on a dating website or app, you are probably going to have a tough time finding love.

In the past, admitting to using these websites was seen as an act of desperation, but this is not the case any longer. In today’s dating world, most people frequent a number of dating sites and apps as they test the dating waters. It is a highly acceptable practice. (more…)

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How Mindfulness Leads to Better Relationships

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Discover the importance of mindfulness and how increasing self-awareness leads to better relationships. 

Jen Moff is an intuitive transformation guide and speaker. She specializes in teaching mindfulness. Trained in improvisation, Jen is a former actor who commands audiences, as she speaks around the country. Her first book, RelationSH!T, will be available in the spring of 2016. She has a BFA in communication, is a certified relationship specialist by the American Psychotherapy Association, and is a member of the Women’s Speakers Association. Jen loves breakfast and has an unhealthy obsession with her Tempur-Pedic bed.

Jen joined me on Last First Date Radio to talk about mindfulness and how increasing self-awareness leads to better relationships.  (more…)

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Heal Past Relationship Patterns to Attract True Love

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In this episode of Last First Date Radio, discover how to heal from your past pain to attract true love.

Theresa Vigarino is a Transformational, Certified Life Coach with graduate work in the field of living a New Life Story. She works with the Spirit, Neuroscience of Change, Emotional Intelligence and Quantum Physics to assist clients in creating lasting change. Theresa is the mother of two grown children, and lives in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and the Bay Area, California. She has learned how to attract true love, and is currently planning her wedding to the love of her life. Together, they are creating a couples healing program. 

In this episode of Last First Date Radio, discover how to heal from your past pain to attract true love. (more…)

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Love at First Type: The Importance of Grammar in an Online Dating Profile

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Does grammar really matter in an online dating profile? Check out this new study by Grammarly.

Grammarly, the team behind the popular writing app, partnered with eHarmony to determine whether the writing skills displayed in people’s online dating profiles affect their chances of finding romance. Grammarly summarized the results, along with other online dating statistics, in the infographic below.

The study

Grammarly reviewed 10,000 eHarmony male/female matches generated by eHarmony’s matching algorithm. Fifty percent of the matches advanced to two-way communication, while the other 50 percent failed to advance. Each male and female in a match wrote long-form answers to questions on their dating profile. These writing samples were analyzed by Grammarly’s automated proofreader for accuracy in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. (more…)

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5 Ways to Set Healthy Boundaries When Dating

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Boundaries are essential in dating and relationships. They set the scene for men to respect, value, and cherish you.

Many of us grew up with fuzzy boundaries. I had no idea how much work I needed to do on boundary setting until after my divorce. My marriage was sorely lacking lacking in respect for personal boundaries. I had almost no privacy, except in those delicious moments when I’d take a bath and lock the only door in the house with a working lock.

You don’t need to lock yourself in the bathroom to enforce boundaries! But it is so important to set those boundaries, especially when dating. Here are my best tips for identifying and setting boundaries to create the lasting, loving, respectful relationship you yearn for. (more…)

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How to Unleash Your Feminine Grace to Win His Love

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Nicole DiRocco, founder of Dating With Grace, is devoted to helping executive women have the confidence and skills to attract a healthy, extraordinary loving relationship. A recovering human resources executive, Nicole is a certified dating and relationship coach, blogger and speaker.

Nicole understands the challenges facing women in the business world and how working in such an environment can influence how women approach dating and relationships. Knowing that it is being in your feminine grace that will attract the right man, Nicole supports smart, savvy professional women gain the know-how they need to date successfully.

Nicole joined me on Last First Date Radio to speak about How to Unleash Your Feminine Grace to Win His Love. Following are loosely transcribed highlights of the show.  (more…)

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A Positive Mindset is Key to Dating Success

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positive mindsetThe #1 key to finding love is a positive mindset.

For many people, dating can be very daunting and the prospect of rejection makes them choose the safest path, which is never leaving the sofa and going out into the dating world. That way, you can’t get hurt or embarrassed, right?

Well, perhaps nothing bad will happen, but it’s going to be pretty hard to experience a loving relationship unless you’re prepared to go on a few dates. Adopting a positive mindset with dating will not only boost your confidence about finding the right person, but by being confident and outgoing in your dating attitude, your attractiveness will shine through and make you even more of a catch. (more…)

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The Secrets to Setting Healthy Boundaries in Relationships

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healthy boundariesMartial arts expert/author, Theresa Byrne, shows you how to have healthy boundaries so you can love with an open heart.

Theresa Byrne is a natural protector-power expert who loves seeing people find their innate power. She’s a 4th Degree Master Black Belt, the owner of a CO martial arts & fitness center, and creator of a self-defense keychain tool. She’s the author of “InPower: 3 Ways to Unleash Your Superpowers”, has a B.A. in Communication (with concentrations in Psychology/Social Work/Crisis Intervention and Business/Marketing) and is also a C.M.T focused in sports, kinesiology and healing.

Theresa’s also a nationally recognized defense expert teaching on SPIKE TV and several national television programs, and a writer with The Good Men Project and Huffington Post.

I was honored to interview Theresa about setting healthy boundaries in relationships on Last First Date Radio. Following are loosely transcribed highlights of the show.  (more…)

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Boomers Dating Online: 5 Tips for Finding Love on Your Smartphone

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Attention boomers dating online: here are 5 tips to help you find love.

Many believe that online dating has led to a culture of superficial relationships and unkindness. While this is true in some cases, dating apps can also lead to respectful and meaningful relationships. And it’s not just for younger generations. More and more people over the age of fifty are getting involved in the online dating scene. The Internet has revolutionized the way we work, communicate and get entertainment, so it only makes sense that it also affects the way we date. Here are four tips for boomers dating online to get started on finding your true love on the web. (more…)

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