Great Expectations: How to manage yours (and hers) online

It happens to all of us. We join a dating site with high hopes. We’ve heard about so many people finding someone great online. We even have friends that have girlfriends or boyfriends they’ve met that way. It seems to be happening all around us…but not to us. We’ve sworn off it before, but now it’s time. We’ve had enough. So we join. The first time looking at all the new faces, it feels like opportunity abounds. This is it. It’s going to happen this time. So, we send out a bunch of emails with high hopes. Some we’re really, super interested in, some sort-of interested in. Either way, we want to meet someone. Read more

One place he should never take you on a first date any why

I try to stay very open-minded when it comes to what men plan for first dates. I mean, the poor guys are under a lot of pressure. They have to do the planning, the prep and the paying. And it’s especially tough to plan something creative when you barely know the other person, which is normally the case on a first date. However, I don’t care how much pressure the guy is under, I still think there’s one spot that a man should never take you on a first date—his home. Here’s why. Read more

5 Signs he’s being two-faced

Getting into a new relationship is basically like doing a big old trust fall into the arms of a stranger. You know what I mean? Relationships, even at the very beginning, are all about trust and when you’re just getting to know a dude, it can be tough to tell if he’s trustworthy or not. Here are some ways to figure out if he’s being two-faced or if the face you’re starting to fall for is the only one he has. Read more

We Have it All

Welcome to West Hollywood. The Gay Mecca of Los Angeles! If you have never been to Weho (as its affectionately referred too) then you are missing out. The men here are HOT! And when I say hot, I mean, this is the city where your all your sexual fantasies come to procreate and have hot babies. Read more

How to deal when a guy rejects you after the first date

I talk a lot about how to get to a first date and how to get through one, but I don’t think we’ve covered post date protocol enough on PattiKnows. Specifically, the post first date rejection. I know, crappy subject. But, if you’re a single girl who’s dating, it’s going to happen to you. It happens to the best of us. Even me. Hell, especially me! So, here’s my five-step fail proof method for dealing with post first date rejection. Read more

Help! I love his personality, but I’m not attracted to him

Thanks to social media, I get a lot more questions from people looking for relationship advice. And I freaking love it. Seriously, hearing from fans and followers is probably my favorite thing in the world. Or maybe it’s Nutella. Whatever. Hearing from you guys is definitely one of my top two favorite things in the world.   Recently, I’ve gotten a few questions from ladies who are dealing with the same issue. There’s a man in their lives that’s perfect for them, but they’re just not attracted to him. Basically, his personality rocks, but there’s no physical attraction. Should a woman date a guy she’s not attracted to? Well, I know this is annoying, but I’m going to answer your questions with a few of my own questions.   Read more