Atlantans are inquisitive individuals. I don’t know if it’s our friendly, southern disposition that compels us to try and acquire someone’s life story upon initial meeting or what. But we’ll meet a complete stranger and by the end of the day, you’d swear we were BFF’s (or at least distant cousins) because we’ve accumulated so much information about one another. If we meet someone we’re interested in, multiply this by two! Yes, we ask a million and one questions, but do we ask the right ones? Read more

Why you should date offline (i.e. In the Real World)

People tend to treat dating as an either/or situation.  Either you’re dating online or you’re dating out in the real world, but you can’t have both. If you’re dating online, that’s your jam, and that’s what all of your time and effort goes into. After a while, online dating starts to feel like a full-time job. There are so many different sites and about 40 million daters to sift through. It’s overwhelming, to say the least. Read more

Daily Horoscopes: November 25, 2014



(March 20 - April 18):

Make sure all the money’s in place before you commit.  You don’t want to be left hanging because somebody backed out of the deal last minute.


(April 19 - May 19):

Don’t be pressured into selling when you don’t want to.  You’d only give away something that will increase in value by next spring.  Sit tight for now. Read more

Location, Location, Location: Acceptable Times to be a Side-ist

Side-ist: [sahyd-ist] Noun. A person possessing, or thought to be possessing, a superior location in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Can pertain to borough, neighborhood, subway line, uptown/downtown and east/west: “She moved to Greenpoint and suddenly refused to meet us in Hell’s Kitchen for Happy Hour after work. I hate that she’s become such a side-ist.” When I first moved to the City, I was über mobile. I would meet anyone, anywhere, at any time. I was unemployed, living in Gramercy Park, and found I was making friends in every neighborhood in Manhattan, as well as in Astoria and all over Brooklyn. It was an adventure to explore my new city and saying “no” wasn’t an option. Read more

What if he doesn’t invite me home for the holidays?

Ah! The holidays are a cheerful time of celebrating and embracing the ones you love. CUE THE RECORD SCRATCH! Let’s get real. The holidays are a time of stress and pressure, especially for a new couple. The “will he, won’t he” back and forth of getting invited to his family’s home for the holidays can be overwhelming. It can suck all the joy out of the holidays and put a major damper on your relationship. So, here are some tips on how to approach a possible “non-vitation” back home with your boo during the holidays. Read more

How Do I Stop Picking The Wrong Women


Reader All the Wrong Women writes about a habit close to Patti’s heart…. How do I get out of the habit of dating the same types of women, despite my conscious attempts to choose women who are different?  Specifically, I have a tendency to date women who are disorganized-they habitually run late, and can't manage their money; two traits that bother me, because they smack of irresponsibility and/or a lack of self-control. Also, most women whom I date are politically and religiously conservative. I am neither of those. I realize that at some (unconscious) level, I am choosing them. But, how do I stop doing that? Thanks!

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