I guess it’s time to admit to myself that my blog break has turned into something more. Thank you to all of you who have commented, subscribed, enjoyed and participated in our online community. And thank you for continually affirming that there are a lot of great, kind and very caring people out there looking for all the right things.
Best wishes in your trek through the wild and wooly jungle that we all know as “dating.” I hope that you find exactly what you’re looking for!
For easy reference, I’ve surfed through the archives and pulled the most commented, shared and viewed posts to one page. In no particular order, here they are… I hope you enjoy…
What to wear to meet the family: A fashion commentary on what to wear when you are either meeting the parents for the first time or going home with your significant other for the holidays. Picked up by WordPress in 2010, this post is the most commented upon with the second highest viewing ratings.
High Maintenance vs. Low Maintenance: The definitive word on how to tell if you are indeed, high maintenance.
Are you dating a sex addict: Written for people who suspect that they may be involved with someone struggling with sex addiction. Links at the bottom of the page to sites clarifying the signs and how to get help.
How to date an entrepreneur: Aside from making sure I spelled entrepreneur correctly throughout the article, this one was surprisingly easy to write. It got picked up by wikihow and has the most views on my own site. It also garnered the highest number of personal emails to me, thanking me for writing it. It’s not without its controversy.
Top 10 online dating lessons from Princess Bride: Cheeky and fun, this one is purely for the laughs.
What to do with a bad kisser: A discussion of kissing techniques and what to do if your kissing techniques wildly differ from your intended other’s techniques. Incredibly popular search post.
Email, text and phone call return etiquette: The Washington Post called to interview me about this one (and it’s longer sister post.) Monica Hesse was writing a column on how technology has impacted today’s dating climate and wanted to hear more about the feedback I’ve gotten while interviewing daters around the country.
How to spot character: This is just a good one on basics. Funny and straight to the point.
How to avoid the crazy chick: A popular post for forwarding and viewing. Contains tips for spotting and getting rid of “crazies.”
The Friend Zone Test: The “friend zone” — dreaded scourge of the dating game. Lots of views, searches and shares.
Was that cheating?: Simple and to the point, a good guideline on examining cheating behavior. Also covers signs for different types of cheating.
My dad’s dating advice to his daughter: Pithy advice from dad as I’ve grown up. (He’s a very astute guy)
Let’s talk body language: Highly viewed, highly shared. This post is a succinct run-down on how to tell if your date is “into” you.
What I love about men: My personal favorite post.
Don’t be so sure you’re in the friend zone: Lots and lots of views on this one. Includes steps on getting out of the friend zone and encouragement to take the chance if the odds are in your favor.
How to know when someone is rebounding: Funny but also true. A quick glance at typical rebound behaviors to look for.
Does hooking up hurt you: Very popular article on hooking up that I posted on my site. Discusses why women have a harder time than men (in general) with purely physical relationships.