5 reasons to keep him

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The problem with dating, especially dating in cities, is that there’s always something new and shiny and possibly better than what you have now right around the corner. That “something different, something better” itch often stops us from appreciating the something really awesome we have in front of our faces. I used to see this issue a lot with my male clients. And like I said before, the more citified they were, the more prevalent the problem. But, I’ve been seeing this issue pop up a bunch with my female clients recently. It feels like this issue is becoming contagious! So, in an effort to stop the spread of something-better-itis (It’s a real thing. It’s going to be on WebMD soon, I swear!) I’m giving you five good reasons to keep your man. Read more

What’s The Price of Great Sex?

I was having a conversation with a lady I coach earlier. She was telling me about a guy she started dating a while ago. He’s having some problems with his business, and he’s not dealing with it that well.  She also thinks he has some anger problems too. He can be very aggressive, and speaks to her in a pretty mean way some times. I told her he didn’t sound like the type of guy she should be with. What do you think she said to me? “But David, he’s a sexy guy, and we have great sex” I was stunned. Read more

AskPatti: Multiple crushes, plus size dating advice, flakey online dates & more!

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WOW! You all really delivered with amazing #AskPatti questions this week. I couldn’t quite answer all of them. But, I jammed as many as I possibly could into this one little column. Jump right in and see if I answered your question! Read more

Top 5 Gay Rules of Dating

top 5 rules of gay dating
In Los Angeles, we are blessed with the gift of unlimited options. During the winter, we have the choice of heading to the mountains to ski , the beach for some sun or to the valleys for some wine tasting. When we order our dinner, we can choose the dressing on the side, gluten free, egg whites only, hold the bread please- option from the menu. So, when it comes all the options in the gay world of dating, why do we often forget that even have options available at all? Read more

The Top 10 Reasons I Love Being a Matchmaker!

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… I absolutely love my job. Choosing a career as a matchmaker is not a standard path, but my decision to leave social work and start a matchmaking business was the best choice I could have possibly made. Because this career path is so under the radar, I believe that there are many people who would be phenomenal matchmakers, but simply don’t know that this career is an option for them. My hope is that this list of my favorite aspects of being a matchmaker will entice anyone who is on the fence to give it a go, or at least to find out more information. Read more

Why you must pay attention to the red flags in dating and sex

My mother taught me early on to pay attention to the red flags. She said, “Emily, the issues you have with a man on the third date you will have forever.” I didn’t always want to believe her, but the more I’ve dated the more I realize she was right. You need to pay attention to the red flags in dating from the very beginning. Real life isn’t a romantic comedy. If you hated a person in the beginning, you’re probably going to hate them in the end. It’s easy to ignore the red flags waving in the background when your new love interest is just so darn attractive and easy to talk to. It’s even easier to make up excuses, like you’re just having fun so it doesn’t matter if he’s an alcoholic, cheater, or a gigantic man-child. Read more