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Conversation Topics to Avoid On a First Date Conversation Topics to Avoid On a First Date

Money is something that should never be brought up on a first date or any date for that matter. Asking a man how much money he makes is sure to scare him away. Likewise, talking about your salary isn’t a good idea either. Money is a bit of an awkward subject, so it’s wise to avoid it completely until the relationship becomes more serious.

Bean Town
Bean Town

I spent several days in Boston with my son Ari who is a student at MIT (much Jewish mother kvelling). Boston is an easily maneuverable city unlike Chicago, Los Angeles or New York. You can get from point A to point B without much cab fare, train time or stress. I love the cobblestone streets and the monuments on every corner that I HAD to read much to Ari’s displeasure.

How to Handle Summer Affairs
How to Handle Summer Affairs

What do corporate picnics, weddings and family reunions all have in common? For starters, they often are planned for these summer months and it just so happens they are some of the most dreaded occasions in the single person’s life. Many of you might not know that in the past few years, August has surpassed June as the most popular wedding month.  And July is officially the month for family reunions, while many companies offer picnics in the park as a mid-summer perk. Each of these events can create anxious situations for singles but here is some helpful advice for dealing with recurring and problematic scenarios.

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

Dessert is often the forgotten course. It is the final frontier for many busy cooks who want to put out a nice meal but simply do not have the time. Skip the purchased cookies, chiffon cake and pre-cut fruit from the salad bar (I know you cheat and buy the fruit pre-cut!).

Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em

I have received many comments on my articles from women who seem not to know when a guy is just not interested in them. It really is surprising that women still don’t realize when a guy doesn’t have a great deal of interest in them or has lost interest. Here are five common situations that women find themselves in and can’t understand what is really happening…

Simple Pleasures
Simple Pleasures

Summertime is all about nostalgia. I love summer nights and crave the childhood treats that made summer so memorable. One of my favorite memories is of making S’Mores. We used to gather round the dying charcoal from a grill or campfire and toast (and burn) marshmallows and assemble the classic and messy delicious sandwiches.

Is Your Personal Profile in Need of a Facelift?
Is Your Personal Profile in Need of a Facelift?

Frustrated and tired with online dating because you’re not getting the hits you deserve? Don’t throw in the towel yet! A few simple tweaks to your personal profile may be all you need to up your game online. We sat down with eFlirt expert, Laurie Davis, to find out how you can build a better portfolio on your own or with the help of professionals!

Father’s Day: How to Get into a Single Dad’s Heart
Father’s Day: How to Get into a Single Dad’s Heart

According to the Census Bureau, single fathers head up nearly two million households across the United States.  As caring, emotionally invested providers, it’s no wonder why it’s so easy to fall in love with these men. But, the stakes are higher because they’re also fathers to toddlers, teens or adult children.

Falling in Love Again
Falling in Love Again

As a chef, I am always looking for new flavors and ingredients. Sometimes I fall in love with a familiar ingredient all over again and will spend weeks experimenting with it in new combinations. My new and old favorite ingredient is Pimenton Ahumado. This stuff is quite simply the bomb!

Just a Bite
Just a Bite

I grew up in a very adventurous household. I did not know it at the time, but we were really different from other families. I grew up in the suburbs outside of Chicago and from all outward appearances we were probably very typical. My father was a pretty average suburban dad with one eccentricity…he liked to travel the world with food. He was an incredibly adventurous foodie (way ahead of his time).

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