Category Archives: Relationships

Advice on everything related to love and relationships.

A Single in the City girls’ night

Dry Bar for a girls' night out
Since dating has been going SO well for me, I decided it was time for a girl’s night. No.  Boyz. Allowed. I met Ashlynn when I first moved to New York City three years ago. We were standing outside a bar in Midtown (weird) and she was smoking a cig like the coolest person I’ve ever met. It was love at first sight. She taught me how to order my first drink!  Now, we’re pretty much inseparable, hence moving cross country together. We’re also bonded by insanely curly hair. So what better way to treat ourselves than to leave our mane-taming to the pros? Read more

Love the internet

Let's talk about why we’re all here. The internet is the gateway to everything… including love. Yes, it is possible to find love online. The statistics aren’t lying. It happened for us and it can happen for you. We met on Myspace way back in 2005. It started out as a great friendship and blossomed into what it is now a marriage and a Sin Halo! Yes, you will still meet a whole lot of toads and crazy cat ladies, but, as we always say, you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince charming. Read more

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