Okay, I’ll have to back it up a bit. What makes us anxious? Being in situations that we don’t feel we have control over. The biggest uncontrollable thing there is! And that’s not going to change. My point is, when you are doing something outside your comfort zone, aka growing, it’s going to feel awkward … Continue reading How do I get rid of approach anxiety, and what’s an easy way to keep conversation flowing when you first meet a girl?
Originally published in The Hudson Reporter Okay, so we’re in a recession. I think everyone’s gotten that memo by now. Not only does it present the normal problems like keeping your job or finding new ones, but it presents a host of other problems. How do you meet a girl when you barely have enough … Continue reading Dating in a Recession
Originally published in The Hudson Reporter Hello readers and welcome to my new column. I’ll be exploring the ins and outs of the dating life here in Hoboken and Hudson county and the greater NYC scene. Well first off, the good news. CNN Money has ranked Hoboken (for the second straight year) as the best … Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2010
Originally published in The Hudson Reporter Ah, Spring has finally sprung! After the winter we had, some people were wondering if it was ever going to end. I’m sure we’ll have a few colder days, but the back of winter is broken and the outside migration has begun. I lived in Miami for 4 years … Continue reading Spring ’10
Originally published in The Hudson Reporter Six Sigma is a process for improving businesses and reducing errors. Lately I have been wondering if the same things that have helped countless institutions could also be used in something as esoteric as dating. I know a lot of my readers out there are in the business world … Continue reading Can Business Theory Help With Dating?
Originally published in The Hudson Reporter Just call me Dr. Date. It seems as if I’m the resident “doctor” of the group now. Have you ever met a doctor out socially and immediately start describing the weird pain you’d having in your tendons? That’s kind of what my life is like now. Any time I … Continue reading It’s a process!
Originally published in The Hudson Reporter Hi Mr. Hunt Ethridge, I am 28 and in real need of some advice on where to start looking to pick up some dates. I am not the bar type of person. I am bit old fashioned. I am more on the conservative side, go to church on Sundays, … Continue reading Reader Question
Originally published in Women’s Mafia With the weather this past week, we can see Fall peeking around the skirts of Mother Summer. Summer doesn’t officially end until the Autumnal Equinox (that’s September 23rd for all you non-dorks out there) but we all know that once you lock that door for the last time on your … Continue reading Dating 101
Originally published in The Hudson Reporter Let’s face it: first dates can be trying! It’s almost like a job interview, both subjects putting their best face on for the other and hiding their scars. Sometimes it feels like you are just rehashing the same date over and over. Are you one of those people that … Continue reading Top Five Reasons Why Your First Date Didn’t Work Out
Last year Lori Gottlieb wrote a book called “Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough.” With the firestorm that exploded on the blogosphere you’d have though she was advocating for child labor or animal cruelty. She regularly received comments such as “You are an affront to the entire women’s movement! You should … Continue reading Why does “Settling” have such bad connotations