Category Archives: Dating

Your Friends Are Not Relationship Experts

Your Friends Are Not Relationship Experts

Your friends are your friends. Funny, thoughtful, dependable and supportive. But they aren’t therapists. They aren’t dating experts. And as the old saying goes, opinions are like “assholes” – everyone has one.

Consider the source.

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Don’t Get Married Unless You Can Answer These 24 Questions

Don’t Get Married Unless You Can Answer These 24 Questions

 

I dedicate this post to everyone struggling with how to define ‘marriage material.’ You’ve heard me talk ad nauseum about the importance of finding a partner that you’re attracted to, who matches your values, and compliments your personality. However, in order for someone to be marriage material, you need more. After all, a successful relationship must be based on more than just love to survive.

If you’re single, here are 24 important questions to ask yourself. If you’re in a relationship, these are great questions to discuss with your partner. You don’t have to be in complete agreement on each of these answers but you do need to be able to compromise if there are differences – if you can successfully do that, I say you have someone who is marriage material!

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Proven Ways To Meet Someone New

Proven Ways To Meet Someone New

Everyday I schedule time to respond to questions on Twitter and Facebook. It’s a very interesting part of my day because I never know what I’ll be asked. The questions range from what you would imagine is typical: “Do all men cheat?” While some are more outrageous and crazy: “Paul, what do you do with your clipped toe nails?” (Answers: 1) the most extensive studies on infidelity and marriage suggest the majority of men do not cheat. 2) I collect my nails in a silk satchel and put them under my pillow at night… just kidding!)

Recently, something stood out in the questions. Several people asked, “How can I meet someone new?” I found this interesting because normally I get the question of “Where can I meet someone new?” Typically it’s not “how.” For the record, I like “how” much better because there’s not one spot where you can absolutely find a partner.

The key to meeting “the one” is in the expansion of your social circle. It’s important to remember that the number one way, over the last 100 years, that women and men meet for marriage has been through family and friends. And, while you can’t expand your family, you can expand your friendship circles.

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