The New York Post
interviewed me for a trend piece on women heading to the suburbs for romance. Basically, sayonara Sex in the City
and hello Sex in the Suburbs. City girls hunting for love in the suburbs may be a trend for now, but give it a little time and it’s going to be the norm. I’ve been saying it for years — the city is filled with men who think they're hotter than they are. The suburbs are where your future husband is. Location is key. Here’s why.
I love love and I want everyone to have it, but that doesn't mean that you should be chasing it 24/7. No way! Taking a break from the dating scene is sometimes the best thing you can do for your romantic life. There are so many reasons why a dating detox could make sense for you.
... you need a rest from the terrible first-date merry-go-round. Hello, that sentence basically describes my 20s! Looking back, I wish I took more dating detoxes instead of jumping headlong into bad date after bad date. It got exhausting and frustrating.
... you need a break after a serious relationship ends. I sure did after my big breakup! I went months before I was ready to date, and I’m so glad I did. I used that time to heal, get to know myself better and realign my priorities.
... you’re just too busy for love. I’ve been there too. Dating the right way takes a lot of time and effort. If you don’t have the hours or the energy to spend right now, wait until you do. You’ll be more successful when the time is right -- love comes when you're ready for it.
Even though I'm in the business of love, I think it's important to dress like a powerhouse. I love my business, and I want to represent it well -- I want to be taken seriously in my workplace, but I also want to show my personality because god knows I have a lot of it! I totally believe you can change your mood by dressing for the best, and I’ve found a nice balance of clothes that portray me as a successful entrepreneur and still give me the sexy edge a working woman deserves.
Here's some of my fave brands that get the job done:
My daughter keeps going back and forth about whether or not to marry this guy. They are engaged, a date has been set and invitations have gone out. She doesn't call it off exactly - she has sent me a few texts out of nowhere late at night saying, "I don't think I can do this." Lots of feelings rise up in me when she does this: anger, frustration and depression. I have ignored these and it seems to pass. I am hoping it's just last minute jitters.
Her name is Erica and his is Tom. Her birth date is December 15, 1983 and his is October 17, 1984. Do you see this working out?
Is the way to a man’s heart really through his stomach? My answer is, kind of! You see, men are just like women in some ways -- They want to know that we care about them. If you’ve got a good man on your hands, he really just wants to know that he’s important to you. Does that mean if you bake him cookies, he will fall into your arms? No. Does it mean that a little goes a long way? Yes. So, here are 5 super cute and super small ways to show that you care. And for the men: This list totally works both ways. If you bake sweets for a women, she'll know you've got the hots for her.