September 25, 2017

Question: How can I end this streak of attracting narcissistic partners?

I’m very introverted by nature and not very good at reading people. In relationships I tend not to feel the need to lead hence I think I tend to attract narcissistic men. Needless to say my relationships all end very badly and dramatically because it takes time for me to figure the other person out. […]

Character and Personality—Know the Difference

When Jesse first met Mariah, he was smitten. Who wouldn’t be? Mariah was bright and successful as a large animal vet who worked at a nearby university’s veterinarian school. He said to me once, “I mean she dedicated her life to animals. I thought for sure that meant something!” She seemed to feel as he […]

Write What You Want — Online Dating Profiles and the Relationship Checklist

A colleague recently mentioned his experience with online dating checklists—you know, where you have to convey your dating requirements or “must haves.” We agreed that some of the lists people are making on dating sites are—pardon me—ridiculous. Mostly because they are naïve, careless, or shallow. We’ve seen it all, from blatant stereotypes—such as blanket claims […]

How to Get That Second Date

I’ve talked about first dates in past blogs, for example The Art of First Date Conversation, but what comes next? Are you getting stuck on the first date? Do you feel like you are trapped in a loop and can never get past #1 to the increasingly anticipated date #2? If you feel like you […]