Monthly Archives: September 2013

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

Is he really Prince Charming?

kill the idea of prince charming a move forward with your life
Does this scenario sound familiar to you… You’ve met this man. He’s handsome, charming, caring, and successful. It’s like he jumped right out of your dreams. He seems so perfect. Prince Charming finally found you! So how comes a month later it all goes wrong? Read more

Top 10 Reasons You Haven’t Found “The One”

top 10 reasons you haven't found love yet

“Why haven’t I found ‘the one’?”

This is a question that I hear in my office on a pretty consistent basis. Singles who work with me sometimes wonder what they have been doing wrong. They are confused about why love hasn’t found them yet, and how they can move forward to find love now. As a matchmaker, my first job is always to get to know my client. I encourage them to open up in order to learn more about themselves and who their best match would be.  We work together to discover what hasn’t worked for them in the past so that we can agree on a resolution for the future. Read more

Simultaneous Orgasms, anyone?

womans hand grabs the bed during multiple orgasms
In a perfect world, couples would make love everyday, each session would end with simultaneous orgasms and then you’d watch your mutually favorite television show. But we know that’s not going to happen- at least the simultaneous orgasm part. Because, in reality, he’s thinking, “Please, let me get through the next seven minutes without ejaculating,” while she’s thinking, “Please, just this once let me have an orgasm during intercourse.” Not to mention the guys who also have a hard time orgasming during sex. (That happens far more frequently than you think.) So what can you do to make sure you both get the orgasms and pleasure you want (simultaneous orgasms preferred, but not required)? Read more