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The Art of Compromise: 5 Ways to Meet Your Partner Halfway

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The word “compromise,” through no fault of its own, has several negative connotations in meaning. Derived in part from the French “compromis,” meaning to descent to an agreement, modern interpretations see a compromise as a loss. The Latin derivative of “com” means to “come together,” a step closer to the true meaning of compromise: to sacrifice something in order to gain something.

Perhaps this holds most true in relationships, where compromise is a necessary component of a successful couple. To aid in this coming together, here are five of the most common disagreements couples face and how to best handle them through compromise. (more…)

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Making Sense of Dating in the 21st Century

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Making Sense of Dating in the 21st Century

Match, Plenty of Fish, OkCupid, Tinder, Bumble…how to make sense of dating in the 21st century? Robert Manni has the answers!

My radio guest, Robert Manni, is the author of THE GUYS’ GUY’S GUIDE TO LOVE, a novel praised as the  “Men’s successor to Sex and the City”. Robert’s website, RobertManni.com, features his syndicated blog (On Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness), videos and news. He is a featured Blog Talk Radio host of Guy’s Guy Radio™, a weekly call-in podcast (available on iTunes, Stitcher, Tune In Radio), and is also a regular contributor to Huffington Post and Cupid’s Pulse, YourTango, Thought Catalog, and GalTime. 

Robert joined me on Last First Date Radio to help us make sense of dating in the 21st century. Highlights below for episode #263: How to Successfully Navigate the Changing Dating & Relationship Landscape. 

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Top 6 Romantic Snacks to Eat with Your Partner

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Can Romantic Meals Be Healthy AND Tasty? They Sure Can! Check Out These Six Romantic Snacks, Designed to Ignite Your Passion…

We often think about desserts when it comes to celebrating a romantic occasion with a partner. But the thing about desserts is that they are loaded with sugar and go against a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re looking to spend an intimate meal with your loved one, know that it doesn’t always have to be an unhealthy choice. You can make your moments more valuable by eating romantic snacks that are flavorful yet filled with nutrients.

The best thing is, you’ll have more intimate moments with the added benefit of preparing your very own sensual snacks that are delicious and healthy at the same time.

Here, we’ve listed 6 romantic snack foods that you enjoy together as a couple. Read on. (more…)

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Let’s Talk About Sex After 40!

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sex after 40Are you getting back into dating in your 40s, 50s and beyond? In today’s video, I’m talking about sex after 40. Check it out!

Let’s talk about sex after 40! What are the ‘rules’ about sex when you’re getting back into dating in your 40s and 50s? I sat down with Sarah Hiner, President of Bottom Line, Inc., to discuss the Last First Date  dating principles. I don’t believe in hard and fast rules. I do believe it is absolutely fine not to have sex right away, but do communicate your attraction so your prospective partner doesn’t lose interest or get the wrong idea. As with other aspects of relationships, it’s important that people communicate what they want and need. And most important, daters should get tested for STDs and use protection against STDs­—this is a very real risk to this age group.

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The Secrets to Writing Online Dating Emails that Work!

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Do you struggle with writing online dating emails that get opened and answered? My radio guest, Martin Dumbleton, is here to help!

 

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My radio guest, Martin Dumbleton, began online dating after his divorce. Sometimes he would find a girlfriend and suspend the quest, but he’d start again once he had been dumped. So many of the women told him he was good at writing online dating emails that were funny, he began to collect the 

dialogues. After five years of on and off dating, he looked at the material and realized there was enough to write a book. All the dialogues in his book, I’m willing to lie about how we met: Dating Dialogues with Martin Dumbleton, are based on exchanges with real women. Their words have been changed in order to protect their identities.

You can read highlights of our conversation Last First Date Radio about how to write online dating emails that work below!

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New Bumble BFF App Helps Women Find New Friends

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Bumble just rolled out a new app, Bumble BFF. It’s not for finding love online. It’s to help women find new friends. Brilliant! Learn more…

In today’s technologically advanced society, there is an app for nearly everything. Dating apps have become common, and the most recent ones simplify the process of finding prospects with platforms that allow users to swipe in one direction or the other to show their interest or lack of interest in a person.

Innovator Whitney Wolfe used this concept to come up with her own unique idea. She is the founder and CEO of Bumble. It is a dating app that lets women make the decisions and reach out to potential dates. Bumble’s platform is similar to Tinder, which is a popular dating app that she co-founded. Whitney devised another brilliant idea that uses the same platform but focuses on women finding platonic female friends with her new Bumble BFF app.

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How Did Theresa Get Over 11 Marriage Proposals??

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Theresa Byrne has received more than 11 marriage proposals. What’s her secret? It’s actually not complicated. You can do it, too! Here’s how.

My friend and colleague, Theresa Byrne, has been proposed to over 11 times. What’s her secret? Is it because she’s smart? She’s beautiful? She’s successful? As you know, a lot of smart, successful, beautiful women struggle with finding lasting love.  (more…)

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6 Steps to Staying Safe When Your Ex Turns into an Obsessive Stalker

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Sometimes after a breakup, things don’t end well. If your ex turns into an obsessive stalker, use these 6 tips to help you stay safe and sane.

According to the CDC, 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States. 61% of stalking victims are female, and 45% are male. Research estimates that victims know their stalker about 70% of the time. Most often, people report being stalked by a current or former intimate partner. If you feel that you might be a victim of stalking, use these 6 tips to make sure you stay safe, even if it is your ex who has turned from a seemingly kind and gentle person into an obsessive stalker.

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How Your Insecurities Lead to a Deeper Love

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I was honored to interview the brilliant, sensitive, thoughtful, very articulate Ken Page, author of Deeper Dating. He shared the secrets to deeper love.

deeper loveMy radio guest, Ken Page, LCSW, is a renowned psychotherapist, leading Psychology Today blogger, Huffington Post blogger and author of the bestseller Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy. He has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, WPIX-TV News, Match.com, ChristianMingle, JDate and more. Page has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality for thousands of participants. His work has been highly acclaimed by numerous top thought leaders, including Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Arielle Ford, Edward Hallowell, MD, Judith Orloff and Katherine Woodward Thomas.

Check out highlights below for episode #261: Ken Page on How Your Deepest Insecurities Can Lead You to True Love. (more…)

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Useful Tips for Dating Single Fathers

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Are you dating after divorce? Are there kids involved? Attorney, LeTonya Moore, shared useful tips for dating single fathers.

My radio guest, attorney LeTonya Moore, is a family advocate who seeks to help single fathers find their voice—in and out of the courtroom. She is on a mission to raise awareness of the impact of the inequities in family court systems and how it has continued to perpetuate family decline. LeTonya offers real world tips for single parents on how dating impacts their lives and how to protect themselves from false claims from the other parent.

Check out highlights below for episode #260: Useful Tips for Dating a Single Dad

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