When texting becomes toxic

Texting is an integral part of any relationship’s communication these days. Anyone who says differently is probably your grandma. Or actually, your great grandma. Avoiding texting is like avoiding kissing to some. But texting can also have a nasty side. That’s right. Texting can become toxic. Here’s how to tell when your texting relationship has been contaminated. Read more

10 dates you should go on in 2013

I actually don’t have many resolutions this year. 2012 was a bang-up year for me. It included starting this site! So of course it was fantastic. The one little thing I’d love to change for this coming year is to be a bit more adventurous and creative when it comes to dating. Everyone — even dating gurus — can fall into a slump of ordering in, watching a movie and snuggling. And of course there’s nothing wrong with doing that. There’s nothing wrong with doing that a lot. But I’d like to add a few other options in there to mix it up. So here are 10 dates that I’d like to go on in 2013. Read more

Valentine’s Day countdown: 10 Ways to improve your relationship each day leading up to V-Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, ladies, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I know lots of folks out there have a chip on their shoulder about V-Day, but really, what has February 14 ever done to you? I get that there are lots of expectations that are often unmet when it comes to Valentine’s Day, but I say if you go in with the right attitude of just celebrating love, you can’t go wrong. And if you put in a little extra effort improving your relationship each day leading up to Valentine’s Day, you’ll have all the more love to celebrate. So here are some fun things you can do from now until the big heart day! Read more

It’s never too late: Finding love after 40

Did you catch us as guest experts on Millionaire Matchmaker? We're here to give you more advice on PattiKnows because it's really never too late to find love. We are all told that if we want a great career, we have to set goals and work at it. If we want to be healthy and fit, we have to eat consciously and be purposeful about it. Yet regarding the most important aspect of it all — love — we are constantly sold a ridiculous myth that it will all fall into place, accidentally and magically. Read more

What guys think about vajazzling

Let’s talk about vajazzling, shall we? For those of you not in the know, vajazzling is badazzling your vagina. And if you’re a woman who feels she needs a little more glitz and glam down south, I say, more power to you. It’s your va-jay-jay and your semi-precious stone collection. Do what you want with them. Recently though, I got asked what men think of vajazzling, and for one of the few times in my life, I was totally speechless. I have no idea what the male perspective on vajazzling is. So I sat down with one of my favorite funny men, comedian and dating coach Ethan Fixell, to get a real man’s take. Here’s what I learned. Read more

And the best keywords for your dating profile are…

If you’re single and not online dating, you’re not trying to find your love. The online search for love is just as valid as singles mixers and even going to a matchmaker like me. Of course, you can’t just throw a picture online and add a one-line bio and expect Prince Charming to waltz right into your inbox. Writing your online profile is kind of an art. Much like you put together your resume so you appear to be the right fit for the right job, with your dating profile, you need to appear to be the right fit for the right guy. And that’s why I’m so glad that WhatsYourPrice.com did analysis of dating profiles to find out what words are associated with the most successful dating profiles for women. These are the buzzwords that will make your profile appealing to the most men. I've divided the top 20 words up into categories, because many of them are similar. Read more