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3 Ways to Find Love in a Storm

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 9:38 AM

3 Ways to Find Love in a Storm
Photograph by Michael Nagle  There’s a massive snowstorm today crippling the east coast. And when weather strikes, the last thing you want to do is venture out to meet people. However, time stands still for no one and one more day that passes you by is one less day you have to live in ... Continue Reading


Don’t Be a Cliché, Follow These Tinder Bio Don’ts

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:53 AM

Don’t Be a Cliché, Follow These Tinder Bio Don’ts
OK, it’s game time at the Tinder Bowl and you want to take home the heart-shaped trophy this year, preferably with a supermodel in the other arm. Will a cute girl who just happened to swipe right on your ordinary-looking mug – the one your mother insisted was the most beautiful in the wo... Continue Reading


6 Ways To Fight Fair

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 9:05 AM

6 Ways To Fight Fair
Couples fight. It’s inevitable. You shouldn’t feel like you’re in the wrong relationship just because you fight with your significant other from time to time. Its how you fight, and how often you fight that should determine whether or not you continue a relationship with them. Wh... Continue Reading


5 Places to Look For Love This Holiday Season

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:17 AM

5 Places to Look For Love This Holiday Season
Some people dread the holiday season. Its cold, congested and all too often an unwelcomed reminder that you’re the only member of the family still single. But I’m an opportunist. I see this as a way to relate, and a way to meet someone in the same boat as you. So when it comes to finding... Continue Reading


3 Ways To Cheat On Someone

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:20 AM

3 Ways To Cheat On Someone
My last blog on why people cheat received such a great response that I thought I’d write a follow up piece on how people cheat. The line between right and wrong is blurry at best, debatable at least but arbitrary no matter what. And with the proliferation of Internet dating, social media, smar... Continue Reading


Top 5 Reasons Why People Cheat

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Top 5 Reasons Why People Cheat
I have many clients emotionally scarred from relationships that ended with infidelity, an affair, unfaithfulness, cheating, adultery or whatever you want to call it. Most of the time they struggle to understand why it happened, how it happened and whether or not it could have been avoided. From the ... Continue Reading


Is Intimacy Dead?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Is Intimacy Dead?
As I was going through my Facebook newsfeed one morning I came across a status update from an old friend of mine to his wife, “Cant wait to see you tonight for a couple of hours before you leave your boys again :(“. Certainly a cute note to send your wife (privately), but I instantly cou... Continue Reading


The Number One Sign Its Time To End Your Relationship

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 3:31 AM

The Number One Sign Its Time To End Your Relationship
When I came across this article on LifeHacks that suggested 14 signs that it might be time to end your relationship, I gave each one a lot of careful consideration. As a matchmaker and relationship expert I always ask my clients to look in the mirror first before looking to blame anyone else in sigh... Continue Reading


Sex On The First Date

Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 8:11 PM

Sex On The First Date
There have been countless surveys and studies published recently that are supposed to provide insights into love, dating and relationship in the digital age. Recently, famed love doctor Helen Fisher concluded that one out of five singles believe it’s either "somewhat appropriate" or "totally a... Continue Reading


Hanging by a Hair's Breadth

Friday, December 05, 2014 - 5:09 PM

Hanging by a Hair's Breadth
A few years ago I was asked to comment on the results of a Pantene survey looking at men’s feelings about women’s hair. There were amazing conclusions such as 74% of men indicated that they notice women because of their hair and 44% of men surveyed said that hair is the first thing they ... Continue Reading


The Secret to a Satisfying Sex Life

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 1:22 PM

The Secret to a Satisfying Sex Life
Countless relationships end due to infidelity. Men and women cheat because they are insecure, unsatisfied, insatiable or sociopathic. There's little accounting for the sex addicts or social deviants of the world, but there is a secret to satisfying those with a healthy appetite for sex, and to keepi... Continue Reading


5 Steps to Finding, Forming and Maintaining Lasting Relationships

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 3:20 PM

5 Steps to Finding, Forming and Maintaining Lasting Relationships
As a professional matchmaker and personal coach I find myself repeating a lot of the same advice over and over again. It’s remarkable how the more we change, the more things stay the same. The process for finding, forming and maintaining a long lasting relationship is the same for anyone looki... Continue Reading


Vulgar Vigilantes of Tinder & OkCupid

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Vulgar Vigilantes of Tinder & OkCupid
Lauren Giordano/The Atlantic Olga Khazan does a fabulous job of exposing the underbelly of online dating this week in a terrific article for The Atlantic. She writes on the catharsis that women get when they public shame someone who offended them with inappropriate messaging or requests online. K... Continue Reading


When Dating Online, Just Copy And Paste

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Christian Rudder is one of the co-founders of OkCupid and to this day he is still crunching numbers and digesting its data. Because of his insider access into the databases of a prolific online dating site, he is able to get his hands on information that very few social scientists can. In his new bo... Continue Reading


How Effective Is Online Dating

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 2:36 PM

How Effective Is Online Dating
Internet dating has taken America by storm. And with almost 125 million singles now living in the US, it doesn't appear likely to slow down any time soon. At first matchmakers coast-to-coast felt threatened by this new way of meeting people, but as the industry matured it only reinforced the need fo... Continue Reading


Dating Disparity In America

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:35 PM

With the exception of my commentary, nearly all of this post was derived from the research and findings of Wendy Wang and Kim Parker at Pew Research. Pew Research Center has just released some telltale findings regarding marriage in America. I am color-blind when it comes to matchmaking, an... Continue Reading


Texting Anxiety and Typing Awareness

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Texting Anxiety and Typing Awareness
This post pertains to an article written by Jessica Bennett that originally appeared in The NY Times on August 29, 2014.   There is a conversation I have with every client I coach which typically occurs in our second session that is usually focused on “finding” the ideal... Continue Reading


The Coupling Inequality Is Here

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 8:43 AM

For years the divorce rate has been a hot topic of conversation. Since the statistic was first measured it's climbed steadily as the stigma of divorce has faded away. When The Great Recession began in 2008 the divorce rate actually dipped as unhappy spouses chose to stay in their relationships due t... Continue Reading


Does Texting Lead To Sex Sooner

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:54 PM

Does Texting Lead To Sex Sooner
by Kelly Lynch This article originally appeared on WorldLifestyle.com. We asked best-selling author and 'Tough Love' host Steve Ward why texting is a game-changer when it comes to dating.  This is his explanation of why texting may lead to intimacy sooner than... Continue Reading


When To Ask or Say If You Have or Want Children

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 8:39 PM

I coach a lot of women who are intelligent, beautiful, successful and childless. Most of them want a child really, REALLY bad. Some want a child more than they want a partner. A few just never really saw themselves as mothers and opted out of parenting. But I wouldn't know where to begin telling sto... Continue Reading

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