Dating, Men and Women, Relationships, Romance, Sex

One-Night Stands: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Odd

Nina Crespo’s romance novel Rules of a Rebound got me thinking about one-night stands. Of course, Natalie and Rome got their happily ever in the story. Still, I wondered about all things one-night stand in real life. Like how often it happens, how men feel versus women, how often it becomes something more. So Liza went googling. The Good If you’ve had a one-night stand (or two or three), don’t sweat it. You have loads of company. A recent poll of 500 Americans and 500 Europeans by online medical practice Zava revealed 66% have had a one-night-only encounter. Even more…

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What’s Your Breakup Shakeup?

In author Jasmine Carter’s Demetrius and Alexis, librarian Alexis comes home to find her fiancé in the arms of another woman. Yes, she was devastated. Who wouldn’t be? But girlfriend wasted no time. She scraped him off her foot like dog doo she’d just stepped in. Then she didn’t just kick him to any ole curb, but to one an ocean away. Kudos to Alexis for being decisive. Would that all women could be so resolute. Myself included, because there was this one time in my younger years when… Okay, that’s another blog post. Back to that curb an ocean…

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Are Men in Uniform Sexy: Yea or Nay?

In Healing His Medic, author Nana Prah creates hero Commander of Warfare Akin Solarin, a drop-dead sexy military man any woman would swoon over. Me included…on the pages of a romance. True Confession…I’ve never been attracted to men in uniform. Not military, police, or fire department. But why? The answer is my dear old dad, may he rest in peace. A self-employed attorney, he vowed never to work for anyone. Not having anybody order me around, he’d say. I followed his footsteps into law, but not self-employment. I’ve always worked for someone else. BUT my dad’s attitude must’ve rubbed off…

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Dating, Relationships, Romance, Work and Romance

Career Change: Can It Boost Your Love Life?

In Candace Shaw’s sexy romance Cooking Up Love, Shelbi Arrington has abandoned her medical career to become a food critic. Doctor to food critic?! Strange to some, but working on my third career, I got no room to talk smack. Writer Ciannait Khan outlines very practical reasons to move on down the road to a new career in 5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Make a Career Change. A new challenge, changed values, focus change, new passion, or unhappy. All great, but she forgot one totally unexpected reason. LOVE. WONDERFUL LOVE. Think about it. Shelbi Arrington leaves the hospitals and…

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September’s Take a Man on a Date Month. Ever Done It?

Turns out September is Take a Man on a Date Month. I had no clue it even existed, never mind having ever done it. Oh sure, I’ve been out with a guy and spontaneously offered to pay for dinner. I’ve come that much into the 21st century. But to call a guy I’m not dating and invite him on a date? Never in all my years. And it gets worse. I’ve never even offered a full-service date to someone I was dating. Certainly, I’ve offered suggestions for things we could do, but that’s hardly the same as planning a surprise date and…

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Marriage, Relationships, Weddings

Wedding Shaming and the Real Crying Shame

This Bridezilla wedding shaming story on Yahoo fascinated me twice over. First, who even knew Facebook pages dedicated to wedding shaming exist? Highly skeptical, I hopped right over to FB and input wedding shaming. Sure enough, I got hits, like That’s It, I’m Wedding Shaming. One has to join to see what’s festering on these pages, and I am slightly ashamed to admit I am now awaiting clearance. I figure if nothing else, it’ll provide some great blogging fodder. Will let you know. Then, there’s this particular Bridezilla story, involving a “soulmates” couple who called the wedding off after the…

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Love and Marriage, Marriage, Relationships

5 To-Do’s for Thomas Markle and the Royals

No sense pretending nonchalance re Meghan and Harry’s wedding. I’m a sucker for a fairy tale love story. And I gotta give props to the sister. Any more open,  the boy’s nose would be suitable for highway traffic. He’s smitten. Nevertheless from personal experience, the soap opera with her father Thomas Markle worries me. My first husband didn’t get along with my family. They thought us unsuited, and he felt it. By and by, my mom and sisters tried everything they could to make him feel part of the family, but the die was cast. I didn’t blame him for years, but…

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