3 Steps to Overcoming “Busy-ness”

I remember what it was like to be single. I was busy. In a million ways I was busy. And it didn’t matter how hard I tried to “free up” time, that free time became a vacuum that sucked in anything from work needs, to social events, to volunteer opportunities, to fun classes to take,…

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3 Socializing Suggestions for Introverts

A common question and concern I get asked is: “I don’t feel comfortable socializing like others do. Do I need to force myself to be social?” There are two questions within this question: Do I have to be social? Do I have to be social the way others are? The answer to the first is,…

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3 Steps To Overcoming Bigger Better Deal Syndrome

A friend of mine texted me this morning looking for advice she could send a friend of hers who is struggling with BBD syndrome. What is BBD? Bigger, better, deal syndrome appears simple on the outside: you date someone but wonder if there could be something bigger or better for you out there then what’s…

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The Politics of Being Likeable

In dating we have to start somewhere when we’re meeting people for the first time. And where we want to start is being likeable. Some may claim they fell in love at first site, but most love starts with just liking another person and wanting to be around them again and again. Recently I read…

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The Role of Wrong

“The Wrong one is the Right one to lead you to the Best one.” – said someone sometime I know, I know, yet another opinion about exes and how there’s something to learn from everyone. You’re right. But I’m going to come at you from a business angle. In business, every customer you have teaches…

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Dating & Social Proof

Today we’re going to chat about a marketing term called Social Proof and how it can affect your dating life. Social Proof is a fancy industry term for using customers to prove the value of your product. What does Social Proof look like? Imagine you’re flipping through the channels on a Saturday afternoon, you come…

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What Marriage Is About

(Warning: this story is very personal but I feel I should share it as I think others could learn from it’s beauty.) Early Mother’s Day morning I woke up and took a pregnancy test. I had realized the day before that I was very late and that I should probably take a pregnancy test. They…

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Why He’s Not Marrying You – Product Testing vs. Purchasing

I was chatting with a girl today who told me of her boyfriend woes. Seems they been dating for years (like 5) but nothing’s happening. As in there’s no forward momentum which is what she wants (and truly thought that was what he wanted). Her question was: How can I get him to commit and…

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Getting Dumped On

Have you ever been super excited for a date just to show up and within minutes of first date pleasantries start to get verbally dumped on? Getting dumped on can look (and mostly sound) like a few different things: Life story Latest life fiasco Last break up / relationship / reason why they’re not married…

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Law of the Harvest

Dating is hard. Heartbreak, rejection, and getting your hopes up sucks. Dating is also the longest sales cycle you will ever personally experience. So why keep trying? Why keep pushing through when the going gets… long? I heard a quote once that says: “That which gets our attention, grows.” I saw this principle in action…

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