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Black Love—Relatable Things with Mack and McBride Podcast

Black Love—Relatable Things with Mack and McBride Podcast
  I went on the Relatable Things with Mack and McBride Podcast to wrap up Black History Month with a talk about black love. I'm always surprised that people balk at the idea of involving an expert in finding someone who is compatible with them. We' are willing to pay a personal trainer to motivate us for fitness. We are willing to pay a great deal of money for education in preparation for our careers, but most of us leave our relationships to chance. And yet when you are in a relationship if it is the wrong fit, the cost is mental, physical, emotional, and financial anguish. Who you...
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Self-Love and Relationships—The NotSoNewlywed Podcast

Self-Love and Relationships—The NotSoNewlywed Podcast
Does it ever seem like you keep attracting the wrong person into your life? Maybe you do get into a relationship, but it falls into the same pattern of arguments, resentments, and dysfunction. In this episode of the NotSoNewlywed Podcast, we discuss my book Love You and He Will Too: A Smart Woman's Roadmap for Happy, Healthy Relationships and how self-love is the foundation for attracting the right person and cultivating a thriving relationship. LISTEN ON iTunes You are capable of receiving love. There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nudge in th...
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My Chat on Love Flicks—Divorce, Loneliness, Dating, and Self Love

My Chat on Love Flicks—Divorce, Loneliness, Dating, and Self Love
   How can women cope with loneliness after a divorce? How do our thoughts about ourselves affect the people we attract? How can you meet the right man? How can you approach them? Hilary DeCesare is an executive coach and creator of ReLaunch love, an innovative program that relaunches the love lives of single executive women. Watch as we discuss all these issues in this episode of Love Flicks.  
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3 Simple Dating Techniques to Help You Find Love

3 Simple Dating Techniques to Help You Find Love
Check out this video to help you change your approach to love as featured on Urban Social. 3 Dating Techniques to Help You Find Love     
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The Top 10 Commonly Asked Dating Questions Answered By A Man AND A Woman: Part 1

The Top 10 Commonly Asked Dating Questions Answered By A Man AND A Woman: Part 1
Robert Dunn and I sat down to tackle the most common dating questions people have asked us repeatedly. This article is part 1 of this discussion. We decided that getting both the male and female perspective would be helpful so you could get both as you go through your dating journey. I’m a relationship coach, and Robert founded a group called the Orion Group which discusses issues, thoughts, and concerns of the Millennial Generation. We often have great conversations about dating and relationships and want to invite you into the discussion. Here we go: 1. How do I know someone genuinely l...
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This Is The Most Overlooked Secret To A Truly Successful Relationship

This Is The Most Overlooked Secret To A Truly Successful Relationship
There is a secret to relationship success that no one ever discusses. Many articles I have read and seen written fail to touch on this subject, but I think it is one of the essential ingredients to a successful and long-lasting relationship. I’m not trying to fool you or give you some secret formula to relationship success. Because having a successful relationship consists of many factors. But, here is what I’ve observed and seen in happy couples. It is an ability to look beyond focusing entirely on their partner and putting the onus on them for their happiness and instead redirecting focus o...
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6 Reasons Why It’s Perfectly Okay To Be Single

6 Reasons Why It’s Perfectly Okay To Be Single
I write a lot about relationships but thought it was important to shift some attention to those of you who may not be in a relationship and are single. It isn’t an article to ‘single shame’ or tell you why you’re still single because being single is not necessarily a bad place to be. The worse relationship status is when you are in a relationship with someone who isn’t the right fit for you. It is counterintuitive to the many articles and advice you will read which will highlight why being in a relationship is better. But, I’m of the mindset that being in a relationship is only better for you...
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7 Little Known Advantages Of Being In A Long-Distance Relationship

7 Little Known Advantages Of Being In A Long-Distance Relationship
Finding someone who is compatible with you in a relationship is difficult enough. If you add in the factor of the person you fall in love with not living near you, it can create some additional challenges. The benefits of technology are that it has helped to broaden our dating options beyond people which we would not usually meet. And sometimes, even after actively pursuing someone who lives in your city, you might have better luck meeting someone who lives someplace else. While some may rule out this option, others have embraced the opportunity of being with someone who they feel suits them ...
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9 Everyday Ways We Overcomplicate Love

9 Everyday Ways We Overcomplicate Love
When you are at the beginning of a relationship, it can be challenging to figure out if it is the right fit. Part of this is because we get so many confusing messages about what love is and what type of relationship you need. But, love doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are nine ways to filter out the complications that often stop us from finding love and determine what works for you: 1. Determine the type of relationship you want. It is the most important thing you need to focus on so you are in the right relationship. Stop comparing and looking to others for guidance. What works for t...
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3 Expertly Approved Ways You Can Make Dating Less Challenging

3 Expertly Approved Ways You Can Make Dating Less Challenging
Dating can be difficult for a myriad of reasons. As a relationship coach, and as someone who was married, divorced, dated as a single woman, dated as a divorcee, and as a single parent, dating was one of my least favorite things to do. Often, I would purposefully sabotage my relationships out the gate. I would find ways to discredit and disown any feelings I may have or develop for someone by immediately focusing on what was wrong with them versus paying attention to what was right. And also ignoring what I needed to do to improve who I was as a person. It was my protective shield and self-d...
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