3 Steps To Dating Success: Overcoming Dating Obstacles

dating obstacles list
Last week I outlined the top 10 dating obstacles that my clients face. This week, let’s talk about how I work with them to overcome these challenges. Here is where my job as not only a matchmaker, but as a coach kicks in.  Remember, a matchmaker is more than someone who sets singles up on dates. A major aspect of the job is to support and coach clients every step of the way-- including before the dating process begins. Read more

Never had a sex toy? It’s time because these will rock your world

Emily Morse demos the rabbit
Part of my job description as a sex expert is to try all the new sex toys so you don’t have to. I take on this burden of testing new sexy toys so you can have lots of orgasms. You’re welcome. This week I went to a sex toy conference in Las Vegas called the International Lingerie Show. Here are some of the gems I came home with: Read more

End the fairy tale fantasy

end the fairy tale fantasy
A little while back, I met someone. Online of all places. Despite my jaded view of internet dating, this summer while my son was at camp, I met a woman I liked. A lot. Not because she was hot, which she was, but because when we looked at each other, when we kissed, there was something…electric. Special. In the years since my divorce, I haven’t felt like this before. Read more

How do you know if he’s a keeper or a sleeper?

Is he a keeper or a sleeper?
I was out to dinner with a few of my girlfriends this week and I was explaining to one of my single friends my criteria for knowing if a man is a keeper. Another friend was listening in and said, “Patti, what you’re describing isn’t a keeper! He sounds like a sleeper!” It’s true that the criteria I talk about most for identifying a long-term guy are kinda snoozy. I mean, financial philosophies, spiritual beliefs and five-year goals aren’t exactly the plots of action adventure movies. But, of course there’s a difference between a keeper and a sleeper. Your forever guy has to be more than a checklist. He has to make your heart sing! Or rap! Or beatbox! Whatever your heart does when it’s happy. So, if your guy has all of the elements of a keeper, but you’re not sure if he’s really the one, here are some essential (and not boring) things to consider before committing to him. Read more

Kett makeup review

Kett Cosmetics
Do you have a special event coming up such as a wedding, graduation, or birthday and need your make up to last all day long, guaranteed? I can almost bet that you are running through the long list of cosmetic products that claim to keep your make up in place.This product does what no primer, setting spray, or setting powders can do; It will bead off tears, fight through sweat,keep put through the elements, and you can even swim in it! What is it you ask. It's Hydro Proof airbrush make up by Kett! Read more

How Can I Make My Husband Swoon Like He Used To?

Welcome to Ask Patti! My weekly advice column where I answer your questions. If you have a question, just tweet me with the #AskPatti hashtag or click on that cute little widget in the right rail. See it? Just a little lower. Ok, you got it. Cute, right? Click on it and it totally sets you up to tweet at me. All right, on to this week’s question. Great question. Even the fact that you’re looking for ways to spice up your marriage shows me that you’re a great partner to your husband and really put effort into maintaining your relationship, which I like to hear. Relationships are about way more than falling in love. They’re about staying in love, which takes work. So, here are three tips I have for getting the excitement and intimacy back into your marriage. Read more