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  • Gone Girl - Anne Dunne
    Feedback from Readers #17: Readers discuss 'Gone Girl,' misogyny, and casual sex
    Welcome to the 17th Edition of "Feedback from Readers." As most of my long-time readers know, I usually feature feedback I have received from my male and female readers after every five-to-seven articles that have been published for this...
  • The kissing peak.
    Good single parent or bad single parent?
    How do you know you're a good or bad single parent?Well, first off, being a parent is the hardest job in the world. So even if you're not perfect, you're probably still an awesome person. Think about it this way: If you volunteer your...
  • Introvert date
    IntroFlirt: 7 date ideas for introverts
    Dating involves unavoidable pressure. There’s no getting around it: to find a companion and develop the relationship you want, you have to talk to people. Dinner, drinks, long chats, meeting each other’s friends and family—it...
  • Positive Singles
    How To Tell Someone You Have Herpes
    Dating with herpes can be a challenge and not just because you have the virus. Not knowing how people will judge you once they find out, worrying whether or not they will leave you or even wondering if they will share your personal information...
  • Orange County Matchmaker
    Benefits of being in love
    Orange County's matchmaking team at Palm and Associates share the benefits of being in love...If you type “Love is...” into Google, you’ll be met with a whopping 1,040,000,000 results. Yes, you counted those zeros correctly.....
  • OC Matchmaker
    The modern day way to meet singles in Orange County
    Orange County’s Premier Matchmaking Agency, Palm and Associates,presents the hottest new way to meet quality singles.Palm and Associates is a modern day matchmaking agency located in the heart of Newport Beach and caters to successful...
  • Finding the right kind of love!
    Dating Advice - Why do You Keep Attracting the Wrong People to Date?
    Why do You Keep Attracting the Wrong People to Date?Social media and computer dating is becoming the norm with how people interact these days. Mingle meet up groups are trying to make a comeback but not without the help of using every platform...
  • Gone Girl
    'Gone Girl': 5 life lessons to be learned from the year's best romantic drama
    Warning: If you have not yet viewed the film, Gone Girl, you might not want to read this review in its entirety. At points, some "spoilers" (i.e. plot points from the film) may be revealed, and could potentially ruin your viewing...
  • 5 Romantic traditions to start today
    5 Romantic traditions to start today
    You may think you already have enough traditions to honor as a couple, such as celebrating your anniversary at the same magical dinner spot, but there are unorthodox traditions that you should consider adding to your list of celebratory moments....
  • Five Senses Tastings
    Wine, cheese, and chocolate…oh my!
    Taste the music, hear the chocolate, and feel the wine with Five Senses – a special events company that “pairs musical selections with wine, cheese, and chocolate for an unforgettable experience”. Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar will...
  • Palm and Associates
    Single and new to Orange County
    The matchmaking team at Orange County’s Premier Matchmaking Agency, Palm and Associates, discuss what Personal Matchmaking is all about…Welcome to the OC where everything is beautiful - the beaches, weather, cars, homes, people&hellip...
  • young woman looking up confused
    We went on one date and I haven't heard back from him
    Dear Deborrah:Last Thursday I went on a lunch date with a man who works in the same office building as me. We met on the elevator a couple months ago and would just say "hi!" to each other.So when we ran into each other last week he...
  • Fool me once or twice, shame on you; Three or more times, shame on me
    There is no such thing as being 'disrespected' when you lack personal boundaries
    We have all heard the adage, "Fool me once ... shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."For those not too familiar with this saying, what exactly does this mean?In a nutshell, if another person exhibits behavior toward you that you...
  • Sexy backside of woman in lingerie
    Why men are more likely to settle than women
    In every relationship, there is a "reacher" and a "settler" as posited by your favorite characters from How I Met Your Mother. In the "Jenkins" episode, Ted and Robin believe that Marshall is the reacher (someone who...
  • Choosing the right life partner
    Choosing the right life partner
    Everyone asks the question, "How do I find my Mr. or Ms. Right?" at some point while dating. But if one is looking for a straight answer, he or she will never find one. In fact, there is no one on this earth that could adequately respond...