Dinner Date: When to Invite Him Over

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When’s the right time to invite a man over for a dinner date? This man invited himself over after the first date. Too soon?

One of my Facebook group members posted this question about when to invite a man over for a dinner date:

I had what I thought was a very nice first date tonight..lasted 3 hours and we talked easily about all kinds of subjects and laughed quite a bit. He said he’d like to see me again. When I got home he sent a very sweet email about all of the reasons he liked me.

I said I had a nice time too and then he sent me this: “I think you should invite me over for a nice home cooked meal in the not too distant future. Ball’s in your court…”.

Really? After a first date? We had talked about cooking, and he asked if I was a good cook. I said yes, but this seems a bit inappropriate to me after a first date. I responded that I wasn’t ready to invite him over my house yet and I needed to get to know him better and feel more comfortable. Thoughts?

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Dealing with Breakup or Rejection Like an Adult

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If you’ve ever gone through a breakup, you know how painful it can be. These four excellent tips will help you recover and heal.

When you get dumped or turned down for a date in high school or college, you go through a lot of highs and lows. You may become irrational or depressed, and it can be difficult to know how to cope. But as we get older and gain more relationship experience, we are capable of growing emotionally and learning how to recover gracefully from a breakup or rejection without letting it consume our lives.

If you’ve ever gone through a breakup, you know how painful it can be. Nonetheless, there are many mature ways to cope with the disappointing emotional roller coaster of breaking up, allowing you to recover quickly and move on with your life.

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How to Recover From Infidelity


Have you ever been on the other side of infidelity? Dated a married or separated man? These tips will empower you.

My recent radio guest, Dr. Paul DePompo, is a psychologist, author, speaker, researcher. He is the founder of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of Southern California. Dr. DePompo’s no-nonsense approach utilizes short-term techniques that when mastered in the short-term, make for long-term change.

DePompo is Board Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is the director of the only affiliated training center of the Albert Ellis Institute in California conducting trainings for psychologists in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He also consults with Hollywood studios regarding psychological matters.

Dr. DePompo joined me on Last First Date Radio to discuss the other side of infidelity, how to reclaim your heart when your partner is married. Highlights of the show below.

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How Heartbreak and Failure Lead to Your Best Relationship

failureFailure leads to your best relationship. Learn more here…

We live in a society where many of us feel that failure and success are opposites. The truth is that failure is inevitable and a necessary step on the path to success in business, sports, and relationships. 

Failure, struggle, and heartbreak are not only an inevitable part of life, they are a necessary step on the path to success. My radio guest, Jim Harshaw, has learned many life lessons on the wrestling mat. Having been a Division I All American who won three ACC Championships for the University of Virginia, trained at the Olympic Training Center and competed for Team USA, he has experienced significant triumph and devastating defeat. He relates those powerful lessons of failure, struggle and setback to empower his audiences to overcome their own challenges.

Jim is a speaker, coach and host of the Wrestling with Success podcast.

Jim joined me on Last First Date Radio to talk about how failure leads to your best relationship. Highlights of the show below.

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How to Maintain Self-Worth After a Relationship Ends

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Don’t lose your dignity after a breakup or divorce. Here’s how to maintain self-worth after a relationship is over.

Mal Duane is a bestselling Author, Transformational Coach, and successful Real Estate Business owner. But actually Mal is the champion for restoring women’s self-worth. She helps women heal their broken hearts. She is an expert on helping woman reclaim their power.

I love to connect with anyone who helps women heal their broken hearts and reclaim their power. That’s my mission in life, too. Which is why I was thrilled to interview Mal  Duane on Last First Date Radio about How to Maintain Your Self-Worth After a Relationship Ends.

You can read highlights of my interview with Mal below. 

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How to Recognize Red Flags Early on in Dating

red flagsLearn to recognize the red flags of control early on in dating so you can make healthy choices in romantic partners.

How’s your dating radar? Do you know how to recognize red flags early on in a relationship? In this replay of a blab with Rhoberta Shaler, The Relationship Help Doctor, we discussed what to do about those red flags that show up.

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