Category Archives: Relationships

Advice on everything related to love and relationships.

Modern love: Dating on reality TV

Dating on reality TV
From Jon and Kate Gosselin to Kim Kardashian, we've all seen that love in front of the camera doesn't always work out. It’s not a surprise. Being on television and coping with the criticism that comes with fame and recognition is hard. New attention can change people and even the strongest couples can suffer. In fact, the upcoming season of Millionaire Matchmaker has turned the tables on me as I look for my own man and try not to let the cameras get the best of my potential relationships. Read more

Hollie in Hollywood

Patia Eaton's adventures in Hollywood
When I moved to California last October, I had just spent about a year's worth of time unsuccessfully applying for jobs in human resources. That September, though, prior to moving, I got a call from Bill Lawrence, a bada** celebrity horse trainer. Since I’d grown up owning and showing horses, Bill asked if I’d help him out on a film that happened to be shooting where I was living at the time, Seattle. When I got to the set, I was costumed as a college cheerleader and told I’d be running from a buffalo. Very A-list stuff, no? Anyway, after escaping my cubicle for those three days of filming, I knew there was no going back. I quit my job in HR and left for Hollywood with not much more than an air mattress. Hollie Bilbrey, one of my closest friends from back home, encouraged me to take the leap of faith. So, when she booked a trip out to visit me, you can understand why I was thrilled to show her my new town. Read more

Sex: It’s gametime!

So, you’re a few months into the relationship and you’ve noticed that the heat and passion may have slightly fizzled. Not necessarily a drastic change - but maybe you don’t kiss as much as you used to or sex is now once a week, if you’re lucky, and heavy petting is left only for the dogs. You’re simply not putting as much effort into wooing as you used to and its time to inject the fun back into your sex life, before its too late. Okay kids, Sex Games 101 is now in session. Take off your pants and get ready for a night of fun! (Wait only a night?) Read more

Three sites, three dates and two dudes

Patti Stanger's assistant give online dating a whirl
After a crazy week at work, the last thing I feel like doing is hitting the bar scene. But having moved to L.A. less than a year ago, meeting people can be challenging. Of course, chance romantic introductions are more appealing than scouting profiles, but, with my schedule, I like the idea that I can get more information before deciding to carve out a night for someone. So, I entered the world of online dating. My initial plan was to join three different sites, go on three different dates and sit down to write a clear cut analysis of which service truly delivered. This is not how it ends. Read more

Sex after marriage according to science

sex after marriage statistics
We’ve all heard the horror stories about how married people do not have sex, but recent studies have shown that this is not the case. According to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, which surveyed nearly six-thousand people in 2010, those who have put a ring on it are getting it on more than single people are. Not only are married couples getting laid more, but the sex has more variation, says sexual health expert Dr. Laura Burman. According to the study, that includes more oral sex than those who are unattached. In fact, 61 percent of the singles in the survey have not had sex in over a year. So much for the idea that being single means you’re getting laid. Read more

How much is too much: Keep it classy, sassy and not trashy

Makin' Love with Rachel and Destin
Boys and girls, it has come to our attention that most of you simply don’t know how to act on a first date. So let's start on the outside and work our way inside. Ladies, keep your dress or skirt to no more than an inch or two above the knee; keep him curious. Show a little cleavage, but don’t release the twins. And don’t walk out looking like you just robbed Tiffany’s -- when it comes to jewelry, a little shine goes a long way. Read more