Dating and Relationships

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Sexual Shame – A Question from a Reader

Occasionally I get questions from readers, or in this case, a request for a topic.  So here we go… “I think you need to do a blog explaining that a woman doesn’t need to apologize for squirting… That’s kinda my goal when I am with them…” Squirting, also known as ...

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Why I Chose to Forgive

Driving to pick up my dog from my ex-mother-in-law’s home, in the first snow storm of the season, after a long weekend in NYC with my best friend and the amazing Betty Dodson, it hit me like a rock, dropping right into my lap.  I needed to see “her” and ...

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Online Dating Don’ts – And How to Scare Me Away in One Easy Step

So, you have found me on any number of social media or dating sites.  You think you want to get to know me better.  You send an introductory message.  I immediately run the other direction.  Occasionally, I may not run right away, but give you subtle suggestions to change your message. ...

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Is First Date Sex Ok?

My motto:  Have sex on the first date, you may not like each other by the second. Seriously.  If the chemistry is right, why not? Now, this is assuming you want to have sex.  This is also assuming that you don’t have personal issues with casual sex.  It is ok ...

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Online Dating, My Love/Hate Relationship

It went something like this: Fairly attractive man contacts me. I engage him in conversation for long enough (a good portion of my morning) that he suggest we meet. I agree. He starts to back pedal. I see the red flag and ask a few questions, the first being, “Is ...

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How to Conquer Rejection

I recently shared my story of my first rejection.  Here is where the story picks up… It had been a few weeks since my first rejection.  I got a lovely message from a very attractive gentleman on my usual dating site.  We spent the week having long conversations on the ...

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Rejection

About a month ago I met a handsome young man for a drink on a Wednesday afternoon. I don’t date 20 somethings but this gentleman I made an exception for. He was military and had a lot of life experience I couldn’t compete with. He was sexually open and our ...

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Styles of Ethical Non-Monogamy

“Yep’ I’m still Hangin’ Around.” This was a message I received on OK Cupid this morning.  I responded, “And I’m still not buying what you’re selling. :)” This cutie proposed a situation a while back that wasn’t to my liking.  He asked if I would consider joining what I will call ...

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Labels and Dating, Do We Need Them?

Journaling this morning I came to this conclusion and I think it holds across the board with all the people who I share my life with:  I don’t want to label us.  I don’t want to limit what we have.  I don’t want to steer it.  I just want to ...

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When Being Primarily Single Isn’t So Fun

**Update added to the end of original post** The tears, they just don’t want to stop tonight.  My emotions are sitting just under the surface of my eye lids it seems.  I blink and a few tears roll down my cheeks.  I am delicate tonight.  The memories of friends, the ...

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