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.

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Making Sense of Dating in the 21st Century

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.

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Let’s Talk About Sex After 40!

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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New Bumble BFF App Helps Women Find New Friends

Bumble BFF

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 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.

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