Texting and Dating, Loving it or Nah?

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Dating in the new millennium is complicated. It’s been broken down into a bunch of sub categories like hooking up, seeing each other, kicking it, sexting or becoming facebook official. Long gone are the innocent days of getting a note asking if you want to be someone’s girlfriend with two boxes yes or no.

Technology has thrust us single folks into a new dating world where communication is primarily done by text messages, which I cannot stand. My motto is never trust a man who can’t pick up the phone to talk to you (he’s probably sitting next to his wife) There are also a lot of women who feel like they have to compromise themselves to get a man to pay attention to them. If I had a dollar for every time I heard a women say , “if I don’t give him some he’ll just go get it from that other girl” I’d be a millionaire. But why are we putting  up with these ridiculous expectations? And when did we decide to put men in the drivers’ seat?

A few weeks ago I was encouraged by my girlfriend Sandra B to watch a special Oprah did about dating with authors of “It’s Just A F*cking Date” Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola,  and they touched on texting and dating and why women are lowering their standards. Take a look and feel free to share your thoughts

http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/Why-Women-Have-Lowered-Their-Dating-Standards-Video

http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/The-Truth-About-Texting-and-Dating-Video

Get the Guy

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3  stars

Author Matthew Hussey is relationship expert, matchmaker, star of the reality show Ready for Love and all around hottie.  The book claims to reveal the secrets of the male mind and the fundamentals of dating. After reading it I found it to be more of a step by step guide for women to get out of their own way and clear their mind of all the rhetoric and misinformation about men that is perhaps holding them back from meeting a nice guy.

The first time I became aware of Hussey was on the talk show/boozefest Kathie Lee & Hoda. He was the only guest who cut to the chase and was giving out useful information. Now I must admit I found his book to be a little misleading. He doesn’t really let the reader in on any great secrets about the male mind and I found him to be a little heavy handed at times with his advice on how women should pick up the opposite sex. Overall it’s a great read and will at the very least enlighten you a little.