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5 Ways to Hook Up Your Online Dating Profile

5 Ways to Hook Up Your Online Dating Profile
Originally published on Jet Magazine Tips to help you stand out from the rest and snag his or her heart just in time... Did you know that 45% of relationships begin via online dating? The pros of online dating are many, but if you’re still struggling with your online dating profile, here are five quick ways to get your profile right. 1) Stop being so damn picky. You know the series of questions you get asked on each online dating site as you’re building your profile? The ones relating to your criteria in a partner? A lot of dating sites use your responses to measure not only who you ar...

5 SEX BOOSTERS FOR THE LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP

5 SEX BOOSTERS FOR THE LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP
I use to think that being in a long-term relationship would be boring. Being with the same person, experiencing the same circle of events along with the monotony of similar and repeatable sexual experiences just seemed uninteresting. And then I had an epiphany. What you put into your relationship is what you get out of it. Relationships stall and become dull when you start taking each other for granted. They also may experience setbacks or problems when you fail to continue developing the areas that made your relationship strong in the first place. But, the beauty of a long-term relat...

5 Ways to Invite Love Into Your Life

5 Ways to Invite Love Into Your Life
Originally Published in Jet Magazine A new year always brings new possibilities. It’s an opportunity to learn from past relationship mistakes, put bad relationships behind you and to love smarter so you can have a more fulfilling relationship. In order to obtain something new, you must try something new. Here are five ways to invite—and keep—love into your life. 1) Find your tribe. Think about how much effort you put into planning your favorite vacation. You get down to the nitty-gritty details to make sure each moment counts. Approach your dating life in the same way. Look at it as an...

5 PLACES TO MEET NEW PEOPLE IN CHICAGO

5 PLACES TO MEET NEW PEOPLE IN CHICAGO
Originally Published on ABC7Chicago.com Wednesday, January 11, 2017 02:16PM A big New Year resolution for singles is finding love, so to help us with this, we brought in "The Relationship Investigator" -- Elizabeth Overstreet! She wrote two books - "The Relationship Investigator's Fast Guide to Successful Dating" and "Love You & He Will Too: The Smart Woman's Roadmap for Happy, Healthy Relationships." Overstreet gave us hints on places to meet new people and ways to break the ice when meeting new people. ELIZABETH'S LIST OF 5 PLACES TO MEET NEW PEOPLE IN CHICAGO Singl...

5 MAJOR TURN OFFS FOR MEN

5 MAJOR TURN OFFS FOR MEN
If you want love ladies, here's what NOT to do... Originally published on Jet Magazine. OK, ladies, it’s your turn. Recently we wrote an article about what turns off women. As you know, our lists could be longer, but we kept it to five. But what about men? What turns them off and gives them pause in a relationship? After interviewing a panel of men, I realized that as much as we may think turning on a man is easy, you’ll never fully succeed if you are always turning him off. If you’re wondering what’s shutting down your relationship success, read on to discover the five ways in which...

How Important is Marriage… Really?

How Important is Marriage… Really?
An expert examines the importance of marriage in modern relationships... Originally published on Jet Magazine There has been an interesting trend developing in China concerning marriage. Chinese women are moving away from the desire to get married. This has presented a problem in the country, where marriage was once a strong tradition. With an aging population, having rid themselves of the one-child policy and more men available than women, Chinese women have their pick of men. However, Chinese men are struggling to persuade their women to marry them. Why Did People Marry? Historica...

5 Major Turn Offs for Women

5 Major Turn Offs for Women
Originally published on Jet Magazine There is nothing more of a turn on for a woman than a man who knows how to push her buttons. When a man knows how to turn on his woman, he can have whatever he wants—well almost anything. But, for women, it seems like men often do a better job of turning them off rather than getting them turned on. If you want to change the playbook for a woman in whom you are interested, stop doing these five things like right now. 1) No “member” pics. While speaking with one of my clients, she mentioned that she was dating this guy who had liked her for a long tim...

Love Hurts: How Society Justifies Domestic Abuse

Love Hurts: How Society Justifies Domestic Abuse
Originally published in Jet Magazine Power is a blockbuster hit show that airs on the Starz network. The writing is dynamic and the storyline about a man trying to get out of the drug business and go legitimate is full of twists, turns, and constant setbacks. A couple of weeks ago on the show, there was an explicit scene where one of the main characters, Tommy, killed his girlfriend, Holly. Her character was one of the more disliked personalities of the series, and social media was abuzz with people expressing happiness in seeing Holly’s character killed by Tommy. I shared the same se...

5 Rules of Relationship Self-Care

5 Rules of Relationship Self-Care
Originally published in Jet Magazine I’m sure you can relate, but I use to let things build to a crescendo. Work stress, taking care of my significant other, my daughter and everyone else’s needs above my own would literally push my stress levels so high to the point where I would hit the wall. Not literally, but emotionally. And I would just keep trying to continue to push myself forward without taking time to pause and care for myself. As you can imagine, this was quite ineffective. The bottom line was that when I neglected my own self-care, everything around me got out of whack. If...

Is Infidelity the End of a Relationship?

Is Infidelity the End of a Relationship?
Originally published in Jet Magazine It use to be a time when infidelity was a deal breaker. After all, no one goes into a marriage with the goal of being unfaithful. But it appears as if times have changed. Although we marry with the intent of monogamy, infidelity can happen even when couples are well-suited for one another. But how do you know whether to throw in the towel or forgive your spouse for an indiscretion? If I asked 10 couples how they would react if their significant other cheated on them, their responses would vary. Some couples hold traditional values, while other coup...