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Dating Goddess Patient Expert

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Who is the Dating Goddess? I am a 53-year-old white, professional woman. My husband of nearly 20 years left me in April '03 and I started dating 18 months later. Generally, I have had a great time meeting interesting men, some of whom became romantic beaus, some became treasured friends, and some... Full Bio
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Are you too clingy? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex “Clingy” has different definitions to different people. Some like their space, while others like to be continually touching when together. Others like to show their a ... Read on »
What’s appropriate first-date attire? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex After a few good phone conversations, we agreed to meet for afternoon coffee. It was a beautiful perfect-weather day, so I decided to wear a cute summer outfit.  I sp ... Read on »
“Somebody That I Used To Know” by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I love that song by Gotye. I think it encapsulates the lingering hurt many of us feel after an unpleasant breakup. When I first heard the song, I immediately thou ... Read on »
How needy are you? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex You may have heard there’s a new smartphone app named “Yo.” It allows the sender to send a message: Yo. And the responder can respond with “Yo.” That’s it ... Read on »
“Keep in touch” by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When one ends a first date, sometimes it’s awkward. You’re not sure if he enjoyed himself as much as you did. You’re waiting for a clue he did. Sometimes it’s in what ... Read on »
Have we become grumpy old daters? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex As people age, some become happier and more care free, choosing to look at each day as a blessing, and not to sweat small inconveniences. Others seem to focus mor ... Read on »
Travel partner with benefits by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex My post-divorce dating has not yielded a beau who liked — or had the means — to travel. I love to travel so have scratched my itch by traveling with or meeting up wit ... Read on »
Moving from friends to more by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Have you ever had a guy friend-crush? A guy pal who you’d like to be more? But you haven’t flirted or made your interest known because he might already have a wife or ... Read on »
Emotional cheating by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Much has been written about how Facebook has helped end many marriages because people rekindle relationships with old flames. They begin romancing each other through ... Read on »
Would you date a man with no libido? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex A pal shared a story of his best friend, Mel, who had some recent health challenges which resulted in him having zero libido. Not just during the treatment of his hea ... Read on »
Are you longing to end the quest too soon? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex               Most of the people I talk to about dating want to find “The One” quickly and get the dating roller coaster ride over. ... Read on »
What does “I’m not ready to be exclusive” mean to you? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex The other day I was helping a newly dating pal navigate dating waters. He’s been dating about 6 months after the breakup of a long-term relationship and was multidati ... Read on »
What’s your definition of romantic? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex A 26-year-old pal shared with me that he took his girlfriend around the neighborhood to enjoy the Christmas lights. “She said we don’t do enough romantic stuff and sh ... Read on »
How new cars are like new men by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex A few weeks ago I bought a new car — at least it was new to me. A neighbor was selling his used SUV with very low mileage. I had been thinking it was time to replace ... Read on »
Dating as networking by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex We typically date with a goal: to find someone with mutual attraction. Some of us also want love and a long-term, committed relationship. Some want marriage. Some jus ... Read on »
Instant boyfriend by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I’ve noticed a trend. I don’t know if it’s just me or if it is common. When I’ve met someone online and we’ve exchanged some emails and phone calls, when we meet ... Read on »
Is your prattling turning off your dates? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Blathering. Babbling. Rambling. You hog the air time. Instead of it being a dialog, it’s a monologue. You go on and on, barely taking a breath, not allowing the o ... Read on »
Dumped by someone below your standards by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When you first meet someone and are deciding whether to see each other again, whether you want to or not, you consciously or unconsciously size each other up. In addi ... Read on »
Too much information? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex As a generality, men tend to keep relationship details to themselves. Their friends and family may have to probe and prod to even discover they have started dating so ... Read on »
Are you an interchangeable cog? by Dating Goddess Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Most midlife singles have a vision of what they’d like their lives to be like in 5, 10 or 20 years. They imagine adventure trips abroad, luxury cruises, quietly enjoy ... Read on »