Category Archives: Dating/Relationship Experiences

Vacation Needy?

Question from a reader: Been married 35 years. For the past 10 years my husband has slowly been cutting me out of his life. He has his own friends, his own activities. Our last vacation together was 5 years ago. I want a nice vacation. It started with wanting a really nice vacation for our […]

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Ambiguity is a silent relationship-killer

Ask me anything, if you do not understand me. I’ll try my best to be clear and honest with you. Why is it so hard for you to return the favor so that I can get clarity about what’s going on between us? Do not give me hints. Do not force me to decode the […]

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Can Music Personality Predict Compatibility?

If you haven’t noticed, you get along better with people who like music the same amount as you. In my world, Music Personality defines how much you like music – not what you listen to. Take the quiz and learn your Music Personality (at A Sound Match). Four groups exist. Are you a Diamond in […]

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When to Pull the Plug?

The Realtionship Issue:  How long do you stay in a new relationship before pulling the plug? Almost worse than being in a bad relationship is being in an okay relationship that’s enjoyable-enough but deep down you know this person is not the love of your life.   How long do you give it before admitting that […]

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A visual to help understand your compatibility with others

The image above illustrates A Sound Match’s compatibility system. You are more likely to be compatible with someone who lands near you on the spectrum. After you take the quiz, your Music Personality is revealed on the website and inside our welcome email. Are you a Diamond in the Rough, Heart of Gold, Shining Star […]

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My 5 Relationship Showstoppers

My boyfriend and I broke up a few weeks ago. The relationship was ten months old and I was in love. Although it felt like torture, I could not ignore that abrupt and sad moment when I realized the likelihood was slim that our relationship could survive. How did I know the time had come? […]

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“Huong Phat” or Why No Relationship Should Go Unsupervised

Mitch was a mess. His girlfriend of two years broke up with him a few days after he proposed to her. He was clueless that his proposal didn’t have a fighting chance. Why did he think proposing marriage was timely while she had one foot out the door? By the time he asked her, she […]

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He’s Just Not That Into You: Personal Rules of Dating as a Guide for Doing Business

Dating is rarely straightforward.  To stay sane, I have developed strategies to help guide me through the confusion and frustration. Business should be straightforward. But it’s not. Often, I find myself tackling the same issues. Is it too soon to call? What did he mean by that? It’s been weeks, does this mean he’s not […]

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Pitching to Win. A contest or a date? Same thing.

  Yesterday, I won the first round of an elevator pitch contest at StartupNation – a national radio show and online business that serves startup businesses with information, community and support. What an eye opener. There’s not much difference between entering a contest of skill or the world of dating. Either way, you put your […]

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“What? You’re over 40 and want to breed?!?”

(What NOT to say after meeting at a speed-dating event) I finally got myself to a speed dating event last week and had a blast. I met thirteen men and had four minutes to decide if I would mark them as a “yes” on my scorecard. Let’s be clear. Four minutes is only time enough […]

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