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Jul 24, 2014 0

Single in Stilettos Show: Insecurity and Dating

Posted In: Dating, Our Videos, Single in Stilettos Shows Articles, Videos

On this week’s Singles in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to Abiola Abrams, author of The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self Love, about insecurities and dating. We all have insecurities, but it’s important to fill those holes of self-doubt so you can be your best self. Remember that he can’t love you if you don’t love yourself. In the video above,¬†Abrams shares her best tips for overcoming¬†insecurities when it comes to dating, including: journaling; writing a list of what makes you beautiful; accepting who you are; being grateful; looking within; and surrounding yourself with positive people.

Related Link: Robert Manni on 5 Ways Women Sabotage Themselves with Men

For more information about Single in Stilettos shows, click here.

How do you overcome insecurities when it comes to dating? Tell us in the comments below.

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Jul 23, 2014 0

Screwing the Rules Video Dating Tips: Turn Him Off with Filler Words

Posted In: Experts, Laurel House Articles, Our Videos, Videos

In this week’s video, Screwing the Rules¬†dating coach Laurel House shares why using filler words — like, um, well, anyway — will instantly turn a guy off. “You’re not stupid, so don’t act like it,” she says. “Or rather, don’t sound like it.” While it’s natural to want to fill every moment of silence, she encourages you to use this time wisely: “Think about what you’re going to say next.”

Related Link: Communicating About Tough Topics

Watch the video above for more great dating tips!

For more information about our dating mentor, click here.

Any tips for avoiding the use of filler words? Tell us in the comments below.

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Jul 11, 2014 1

‘Bachelor’ Alum Jamie Otis Marries Doug Hehner on New Reality Show

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor’ Alum Jamie Otis Marries Doug Hehner on New Reality Show
Jamie Otis appears on 'Married at First Sight.' Photo courtesy of A + E Networks.

By Sanetra Richards

A new reality show is taking the saying “love is blind” to an entirely new level. As revealed by¬†UsMagazine.com,¬†Bachelor alum Jamie Otis recently married a complete stranger on¬†Married at First Sight. The show¬†includes a¬†line of experts — a sexologist, a spiritualist, a psychologist, and a sociologist — who pair participants with their “ideal” romantic partners. To add to the mystery, the contestants¬†are completely unaware of who their future spouses are until they are introduced at the altar. On Tuesday’s premiere episode, Otis was set to marry software salesman Doug Hehner. Before the nuptials, she was all for finding her soul mate from the experiment — that is, until the moment of truth arrived.¬†“She was freaking out. And it seems like she doesn’t know what’s going on,” the 31-year-old groom said¬†“It was a tense moment.” In the meantime, there were a number of thoughts going through the 27-year-old’s head.¬†“I’m getting married right now to someone I don’t know,” she said in her voice over. “I’m thinking I just made the ‘worst decision of my life’. I am so scared.” Viewers will have to watch next week to see how the rest of their¬†“blind wedding” turned out!

What are some perks to going on a blind date?

Cupid’s Advice:

Going on blind dates may seem kind of taboo in today’s world.¬†However, with the right attitude, you may just find yourself up for the idea. Below, Cupid shares¬†a few benefits that are attached to blind dates:

1. You have no¬†preconceived notions:¬†Typically, when you’re going out with someone for the first time, you already know something about your date, whether it be because you’ve met, talked online, or simply Googled him. But in this case, you probably don’t know anything about your potential partner.¬†Go into the date¬†with¬†an open mind — you never know who you might meet!

Related Link: Why a Blind Date Might Be Good For You

2. You can put your best foot forward:¬†Now is¬†your chance to make a great first impression.¬†The person sitting or standing across from you has no idea what you’re like — they may not even know your last name! So show off your best characteristics and really impress them.

Related Link: Celebrities Who Met on Blind Dates

3. It makes a good story: There are¬†two reactions to the people who go on blind dates: You either laugh at the disastrous horror stories they share, or you “aw” at the romantic endings that sometimes result. Whichever one your blind date ends up being (or if it’s somewhere in the middle), your closest friends will be excited to hear the details.

Have you ever been on a blind date? Share your experience below.

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Jul 11, 2014 0

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Are Having a Baby; Pregnancy Revealed

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Are Having a Baby; Pregnancy Revealed
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are having a baby. Photo: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos; Marco Sagliocco / PRPhotos.com

By Sanetra Richards

Yes, you read the headline right!¬†UsMagazine.com¬†reveals¬†a source has confirmed that pregnant Eva Mendes and longtime boyfriend Ryan Gosling are expecting a bundle of joy. The news was¬†verified¬†shortly after rumors circulated around the web about the 40-year-old actress’ seven month pregnancy. This will be the first child for the Mendes and Gosling. In an interview with Ellen Degeneres at the beginning of the year, the¬†Hitch¬†star joked about the pregnancy rumor frenzy that was happening:¬†“It’s so ridiculous,” she said. “It all started because I didn’t want to go through the scanners at the airport. You know those X-ray scanners, which are really creepy? They basically see you naked, right? And not only that, but there’s a radiation aspect to it, so I always opt out.”

What are some ways to keep your pregnancy under wraps? 

Cupid’s Advice:¬†Expecting a baby is quite exciting! You are bringing a tiny human into the world, and there’s no feeling that could possibly compare. For now though,¬†you and your partner don’t want anyone else to know your big news.¬†Cupid has some tips to¬†help you hide your baby-to-be:

 

1. Don’t tell a soul:¬†If you are waiting until you’re further along in your pregnancy to break the news, your best bet is to keep your lips sealed. You can tell a couple of close friends and family members;¬†however, everyone¬†else is off limits!

Related Link:¬†Eva Mendes Gets Giggly Over Ryan Gosling on ‚ÄėEllen‚Äô

2. Avoid hint-dropping:¬†You may be extremely tempted to post cute baby-related things on your social media accounts‚Ķbut don’t!¬†People will¬†probably¬†figure out what you do not want to reveal. Remember, the ultimate goal is to keep this a secret until you’re ready to share.

Related Link: Are You Expecting Ryan Gosling Perfection?

3. Toss the fitted clothing: Use your wardrobe to your advantage! Maybe you have some flowy, shift dresses to wear when out and about; opt for those instead of your tight tees and button downs. No one will suspect a baby bump is underneath.

How do you keep your pregnancy under wraps? Share your suggestions below.

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Jul 11, 2014 0

Justin Theroux Says He Fell in Love in a “Real, Legit Fashion”

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Happy In Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: Justin Theroux Says He Fell in Love in a “Real, Legit Fashion”
Justin Theroux says he fell in love in a "real, legit fashion" with Jennifer Aniston. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

By Sanetra Richards

Believe it or not, according to¬†UsMagazine.com, Justin Theroux says he fell in love in a “real, legit fashion” with Jennifer Aniston.They have a¬†normal, romantic relationship. In the August issue of¬†Details,¬†the 42-year-old¬†Leftovers¬†actor revealed they connected immediately just by reminiscing on a few memories of the “Waldorf grade-schooling they both received.” The two met back in 2007, when mutual friend Robert Downey Jr. introduced them to one another:¬†“He and Jen fell in a real, legit fashion,” the actor told¬†Details,¬†“and he was willing from the jump to make sacrifices.” Since then,¬†Theroux has been sure not to let the attention influence his ego¬†or his¬†relationship.¬†“It doesn’t feel like a hardship; it doesn’t feel difficult,” he explained.¬†“It can be an annoyance, but it’s not the end of the world. You have to center on what its core thing is, which is that you met someone you fell in love with. “

How do you know that you’re truly in love?

Cupid’s Advice:¬†Finding love is one of the greatest feelings of all time. You’ve had your fair share of admirers¬†in the past, but now, you think this special someone is here to stay. And guess what? You may actually be in love! Cupid has some¬†ways to tell if you’re feelings are real:

1. Nothing feels better:¬†Your head is up in the clouds; your heart flutters every time you see them;¬†and you can’t stop¬†daydreaming about the future — all of these feelings are undeniable.¬†A relationship has never felt so great before.¬†So what truly makes this time different? Ask yourself a few questions to see if you have indeed been shot by Cupid: What will I sacrifice for my partner? Do I see a future together? Is commitment an issue? Your responses will¬†let you know¬†if you’re in love or not.

Related Link: Jennifer Aniston Reveals Her Romantic Traditions with Justin Theroux

2.¬†You have¬†a strong connection:¬†You and your partner have developed a foundation that you’re continuing to strengthen. You share the same morals and beliefs, and your bond is unbreakable. If this describes your relationship, the love bug¬†may have bitten you!

Related Link: Jennifer Aniston Throws Birthday Bash for Justin Theroux 

3. There are no comparisons:¬†If you can’t even fathom being with another person and no one else can make you happier, the answer is quite simple. You’re in love!

Tell us about a time that you knew you were truly in love! Share below.

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Jul 10, 2014 0

Single in Stilettos Show: How to Be Successful with Online Dating

Posted In: Dating, Our Videos, Single in Stilettos Shows Articles, Videos

On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach and author Robert Manni about how to be successful with online dating. He answers the following questions: What are the three main things men look for in an online dating profile? What should you do if you’re not getting a response? How can a woman contact a man without seeming desperate?

Related Link: Robert Manni on 5 Ways Women Sabotage Themselves with Men

For more information about Single in Stilettos shows, click here.

What is your best online dating tip? Tell us in the comments below.

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Jul 9, 2014 0

Screwing the Rules Video Dating Tips: Dating Red Flags Revealed on Facebook

Posted In: Experts, Laurel House Articles, Our Videos, Videos

Ever wonder if social media can reveal red flags when it comes to that new guy you’re dating? Screwing the Rules dating coach Laurel House¬†believes it can! If your partner asks you to unfriend your cute male friends or feels uncomfortable with you maintaining contact with your ex, it’s time for a conversation.¬†“It can really be the ruin of relationships if you let it be,” she explains.

When it comes to your feelings about your partner’s social media habits, it’s important to trust them until you have a reason not to. If you continually fail to trust them, “pretty soon, that person is going to start acting in a way that’s not trustworthy. You’re blaming them for something they haven’t done.”

Related Link: How to Get a Guy to Commit

Watch the video above for more great dating tips!

For more information about our dating mentor, click here.

How to handle social media issues with your new guy? Tell us in the comments below.

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Jul 3, 2014 0

Single in Stilettos Show: Do You Push for Commitment Too Soon?

Posted In: Dating, Our Videos, Single in Stilettos Shows Articles, Videos

On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Sandra Fidelis about signs that you may be pushing for commitment too soon. Don’t worry — we’ve all done it! In fact, the top reason why a guy ends a relationship after only¬†a few¬†months is because he’s simply feeling too much pressure.¬†In order to not make this mistake, you need to first understand why you’re pushing him so hard. You may be¬†feeling pressure from your friends, family, the media, or even yourself,¬†thanks to your biological clock.

Related Link: Lori Bizzoco: My Biological Clock is Ticking Away!

Next, Fidelis¬†shares four ways to avoid pushing for commitment too soon: Remain present in the moment; make sure you have your own life; don’t think so far ahead; and establish clear boundaries.

For more information about Single in Stilettos shows, click here.

Cupid wants to know: How do you avoid pushing for commitment too soon?

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Jul 3, 2014 0

Q&A: Is It Okay If My Boyfriend Texts His Ex?

Posted In: Experts, Suzanne Oshima, Paige Wyatt and Robert Manni Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Q&A: Is It Okay If My Boyfriend Texts His Ex?
Girl looking at her boyfriend's phone. Photo: Innovated Captures / Bigstock.com

Question from Alex S.: My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost six months. Every once in a while, I’ll see a text on his phone pop up from his ex. He says they’re just friends, and he’s even introduced me to her before, but my girlfriends tell me that it’s weird and that I should ask to read their messages. What do you think?

Answer from Our Love Experts:

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Jun 30, 2014 0

5 Creative Fourth of July Proposals

Posted In: Exclusives, Features
Cupid's Pulse Article: 5 Creative Fourth of July Proposals
Beautiful proposal. Photo: dolgachov / Bigstock.com

By Whitney Johnson

According to WeddingWire, about one third of engagements in the United States happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. So guys, if you’re ready to pop the question, why not surprise her with an engagement ring on the Fourth of July instead? Make your own fireworks on this red, white, and blue holiday with one of these five creative Independence Day proposal ideas:

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Jun 27, 2014 0

Date Idea: Tour a Chocolate Factory

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Tour a Chocolate Factory
Couple eating chocolate. Photo: lightwavemedia / Bigstock.com

By Leslie Chavez

Chocolate and romance are two things that go together oh so well. The sweet, dark candy is considered to be an aphrodisiac and can add a little passion and sensuality to any relationship when used correctly. If you have a sweet tooth, these chocolate-filled date ideas are sure to satisfy it!

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Jun 26, 2014 0

Single in Stilettos Show: Where to Meet Men

Posted In: Dating, Our Videos, Single in Stilettos Shows Articles, Videos

On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to Ms. Solomon, dating coach and founder of TheDatingTruth.com, about where to meet men. Ms. Solomon is a proactive dater herself, so she knows the best spots to find a good guy. ¬†She even plans specific activities with the intention of meeting someone new! She encourages you to head to the following three places: the men’s department at local stores, hotel bars, and the gym.

Related Link: Jonathon Aslay: Where Are All the Good Men?!

For more information about Single in Stilettos shows, click here.

Where do you go to meet men? Share in the comments below.

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Jun 25, 2014 0

Screwing the Rules Video Dating Tips: ‘The Bachelorette’ Way to Date Lots of Guys

Posted In: Experts, Laurel House Articles, Our Videos, Videos

If you’re a fan of The Bachelorette, then you know the formula is simple: the Bachelorette (currently Andi Dorfman) starts off dating 25 guys before whittling the group down to her final pick. Using the show as inspiration, in this week’s video, Screwing the Rules dating coach Laurel House shares her best advice for¬†dating a lot¬†of guys. As House explains, “If you want to find your perfect mate, you need to date multiple people at once. How are you supposed to make a decision if you don’t have any choices?”

Related Link: Video Dating Tips: ‘Bachelorette’-Based Ways to Know If He’s Using You

Listen up if you’re ready to date more than one guy in order to¬†meet your soulmate!

For more information about our dating mentor, click here.

What are tips for dating lots of guys at once? Tell us in the comments below.

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Jun 23, 2014 0

‘You & A’ Music Host Clare Galterio on Dating: ‚ÄúGive Everyone a Chance”

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Exclusives
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘You & A’ Music Host Clare Galterio on Dating: ‚ÄúGive Everyone a Chance”
Clare Galterio. Photo: Sean Hamrock

Interview by Brittany Stubbs. Written by Anna Averill.

Clare Galterio is the newest face on the Music Choice Network and host of the hit show “You &A,”¬†where she¬†gets the scoop on today’s hottest¬†artists while listeners play along at home by asking their own questions via Twitter. Galterio has chatted with dozens of chart-topping artists, including Hunter Hayes, NeonTrees, Nick Cannon, and Imagine Dragons,¬†just to name a few.¬†In addition to interviews with musicians, the 30-minute talk show features live performances.
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Jun 20, 2014 0

Date Idea: Visit a Tarot Card Reader

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Visit a Tarot Card Reader
Visit a tarot card reader. Photo: Creatista / Bigstock.com

By Leslie Chavez

If you‚Äôre strolling around that little beach town you visited for the weekend and looking for something different to do, check out that tarot card reader you spotted on the street. Come on — you know you‚Äôre a little curious! Take a look into the crystal ball and see what the future holds for you and your love.

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Jun 19, 2014 0

Celebrity Couple Predictions: Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba and Eve

Posted In: Experts, Yolanda Shoshana Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple Predictions: Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba and Eve
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. Photo: Janet Mayer / PRPhotos.com

By Shoshi

For today’s post, let’s look at three celebrity couples with happy and strong¬†relationships — one twosome settling into married life, one duo with two adorable daughters, and one pair of newlyweds:

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Jun 19, 2014 0

Single in Stilettos Show: How to Be More Than a Fling to Him

Posted In: Dating, Our Videos, Single in Stilettos Shows Articles, Videos

On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, dating coach Tripp reveals how to be than just
a summer fling to your new guy. Here are his top three tips if you don’t want him to think of you as¬†a one night stand: don’t jump into bed too soon; show boundaries but still be interested in him; and stop texting and call him instead.

Related Link: Tripp on 5 Things Men Wish Women Knew About Them

Listen up for more great dating advice!

For more information about Single in Stilettos shows, click here.

Ladies, what do you do to let a guy know you want more than just a fling? Tell us in the comments below!

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Jun 18, 2014 0

Considering Divorce? Ask Yourself Three Questions

Posted In: Experts, Hope After Divorce article
Cupid's Pulse Article: Considering Divorce? Ask Yourself Three Questions
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith. Photo: Solarpix / PR Photos

By Janeen Diamond for Hope After Divorce 

‚Äú…great marriages are born when two people decide to come to the party!‚ÄĚ

It’s common knowledge that most of us, at one time or another, will consider divorce as an alternative to a difficult marriage. The truth is  ALL marriages are difficult to some degree, and those of us who long for the fairy tale will be sorely disappointed. I have often said that great marriages are born when two people decide to come to the party! Marriages fail because someone decides the party isn’t all that fun.

Sadly, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are divorcing after 18 years of marriage. Their news comes after living separate lives due to their conflicting work schedules. They may be saying their split is amicable and ending in a loving manner, but the reality is that they no longer choose to be a couple. They will now have to face dividing their combined fortune, rumored to be worth 50 million dollars.

Related Link: Going Solo Again: Bold New Beginnings

In talking with many divorced individuals, I’ve learned that expectations about sex, money, care taking, adoration, housekeeping, ways to spend leisure time, and a whole bunch of other individual traits are often born out of selfishness, immaturity, and insecurity and sometimes even based on a lack of experience with reality. I hope that doesn‚Äôt sound negative, but the fact is we all bring our own stuff into our marriages, and often, our stuff doesn‚Äôt exactly mesh with our spouse‚Äôs stuff.

I met a couple several weeks ago who, between them, had experienced several divorces. The husband lamented that his first wife had cheated on him, his second wife just wouldn‚Äôt give him enough attention, his third wife couldn‚Äôt accept his children, and so on…

And this is the reason I try and focus on helping people stay in their marriages if at all possible! Because the cycle doesn‚Äôt end. Issues will keep popping up no matter how many times you¬†get married, because it isn‚Äôt about the issues themselves — it‚Äôs about the people in the marriage who are creating the issues. And until we fix the people…the issues will remain.¬†In my opinion, a good counselor could absolutely help a couple facing infidelity, attention deficits, blending families, or any other problem that exists by focusing on the real issues we just talked about — selfishness, immaturity, insecurity, etc.

If you are seriously considering divorce, I want you to spend the next week asking yourself these three questions over and over until you have the answers solidified.

Will I be better off? Will you be better off emotionally? Will you be better off or at least be able to sustain yourself financially? Will you be happier in the long run? Think of these questions in every possible scenario.

Am I okay with the thought of a new life? If you are forced to move from your home, will your kids be okay with a new school and new friends? Will you be able to handle all the added responsibility? Think about all of the changes that will take place for you personally and figure out if, for you, these changes are manageable.

Have circumstances made it necessary for me to end this marriage — affairs or abuse? If the affairs or abuse has stopped, is it possible to put things back together? The roadblock often comes when one partner doesn‚Äôt want to put in the work or seek counseling and do what it takes in order to gain back the violated spouse‚Äôs trust. These are serious problems, and you need to determine for yourself if indeed you will be better off leaving the marriage.

Related Link: Attitude is Key

Divorce is a big decision. Don’t move forward with it until you have exhausted every attempt to fix things in your marriage. Once you are comfortable with your decision, whatever it is, move forward with conviction. I will root for you to go for the save!

For more information about Hope After Divorce, click here.

Cupid's Pulse Article: Considering Divorce? Ask Yourself Three QuestionsJaneen Diamond, author of¬†Save Your Marriage in 30, was a newscaster for KUTV News until 2001. Since that time, she has been actively producing commercials and special programming through her company, Your TV Spot. She has hosted several television and internet productions and has been a spokesperson for several products and companies. She is a leader over the youth in her church and takes a special interest in helping kids stay on track with their lives. Janeen is currently co-creating ‚ÄúTeen Impact TV,‚ÄĚ a website for high school students to give them a creative and emotional outlet. She is a contributing expert for HopeAfterDivorce.org, DivorceSupportCenter.com, FamilyShare.com, and CupidsPulse.com. Follow her on Twitter @janeendiamond and¬†Facebook.

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Jun 13, 2014 0

What Are Some Superstitions You Fear? Try Them Out for Date Night!

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: What Are Some Superstitions You Fear? Try Them Out for Date Night!
Scared couple in bed. Photo: Maridav / Bigstock.com

By Leslie Chavez

Friday the thirteenth doesn’t have to be unlucky when it comes to love. In fact, you can turn the unlucky into a few unique date ideas. What are some superstitions you fear? Face your fears and spend the day together seeing how many superstitions you can prove wrong.

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Jun 12, 2014 0

Single in Stilettos Show: It’s Your Fault You’re Single!

Posted In: Our Videos, Single in Stilettos Shows Articles, Videos

On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Mr. Locario about the reasons you may still be single. ¬†There are five things you should do if you’re ready to find love: You need to take responsibility for your love life; you need to stop being too picky; you need to give him a second chance; you need to be careful about interpreting his actions and words; and you need to¬†take initiative to meet the right man.

Related Link: Mr. Locario on What Attracts a Man

For more information about Single in Stilettos shows, click here.

What’s the first step you take when you’re ready to find a partner?¬†Tell us in the comments below!¬†

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Jun 6, 2014 1

Date Idea: Live Out Your Fairytale

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Live Out Your Fairytale
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By Leslie Chavez

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a place where chivalry prevailed, where it was acceptable for fair ladies to wear flower garlands, and where a princess could always count on being rescued by her Prince Charming. But fear not, dear maidens, for this enchanted image need not remain only fantasy. This weekend, let whimsical romance take over and live a few days in make-believe.

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May 30, 2014 3

Date Idea: Write a Book

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Write a Book
Couple writing. Photo: luckybusiness / Bigstock.com

By Leslie Chavez

The act of writing can be so romantic. It’s a creative way to reflect on an experience and express your feelings on a special moment in sweet, expressive language. Just think of John Keats, Lord Byron, or William Wordsworth penning their observant and emotional poetry. They’ll be sure to inspire you to create a written keepsake with your love.

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May 23, 2014 3

Adventure Date: Do Something Daring

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Adventure Date: Do Something Daring
Go rock climbing for your next date. Photo: TEA / Bigstock.com

By Leslie Chavez

If you’re tired of your go-to movie and dinner date, shake things up this weekend then plan an adventure date that will lead to a spontaneous and exciting day that you’ll both be talking about for weeks to come. Get inventive and think of something that you two have always wanted to do together but have never found the time, money or…courage.

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May 16, 2014 3

Date Idea: Beat of the Music

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Beat of the Music
Couple dancing together. Photo: Inga Ivanova / Bigstock.com

By Leslie Chavez

Everyone loves music, right? And listening to your favorite tunes has been known to help you relax, boost your mood, and energize you. Nothing beats seeing a singer you love play live, especially when it’s with your sweetheart. So take advantage of all the great music events that the next few months have to offer!

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May 9, 2014 3

Romantic Boat Ride

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Romantic Boat Ride
Couple on a boat. Photo: Goodluz / Bigstock.com

By Leslie Chavez

Test your love on the high seas and hit the water this weekend by going for a romantic boat ride with your favorite first mate!

If you‚Äôre an early riser, experience a beautiful sunrise and see some of the spectacular landmarks at a harbor near you. Being aboard a pristine sailboat and gliding on the open water is a thrilling experience. You‚Äôll feel the wind in your hair, the salty air on your face, and your lover’s arms wrapped tightly around you as you bob through the waves. There might even be time to go fishing while you‚Äôre out braving the wild seas. What a romantic way to spend quality time together, free from the distractions of real life on land! So throw caution to the wind and get aboard your very own love boat.

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May 2, 2014 4

Mexican Cooking Classes: Spice Up Date Night

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Mexican Cooking Classes: Spice Up Date Night
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By Leslie Chavez

Spice up the kitchen with your ‚Äúamor‚ÄĚ this Cinco de Mayo by adding Mexican Cooking Classes do your date menu! Discover how to create classic Mexican dishes that are fresh and fiery. Throw in some margaritas, and you‚Äôll have all the ingredients you need for the perfect fiesta.

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May 1, 2014 4

Single in Stilettos Show: 5 Things Men Wish Women Knew About Them

Posted In: Our Videos, Single in Stilettos Shows Articles, Videos

On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Tripp about the five things men wish women knew about them. First, men like when women want to get to know them. Next, they love when women are affectionate. They also communicate on a more logical level — an important thing for women to understand. Men like when you ask them for help. And finally, men like compliments just as much as women.

Related Link: How to Tell If He Likes You

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Apr 30, 2014 4

Screwing the Rules Video Dating Tips: Find the Love of Your Life

Posted In: Laurel House Articles, Lydia Belton Articles

In this week’s video, dating coach and relationship expert Laurel House tells you the 8 things to do when looking for love and the 10 best places to go to find that someone special. But first, she encourages you to forget chance. “Put yourself in the right place at the right time if you want to meet Mr. Right.” She also shares what you shouldn’t do — and it’s really quite simple. “Whatever you have been doing! Because clearly it isn’t working.”

Related Link: 10 Places to Meet Your Soulmate

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Apr 24, 2014 5

Single in Stilettos Show: What Attracts a Man?

Posted In: Single in Stilettos Shows Articles

On this week‚Äôs Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Mr. Locario about what attracts a man. A self-proclaimed serial dater, he started out by helping his friends and family with their love lives ‚ÄĒ and now, he‚Äôs here to help you! We all know that every man is attracted to different things, but there are some qualities that catch the attention of all guys. For instance, men like women with positive and pleasant attitudes as well as women who are independent and have their own lives.

Related Link: What Women Don’t Know About Men

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Apr 18, 2014 3

Screwing the Rules Video Dating Tips: Communicating About Tough Topics

Posted In: Laurel House Articles, Lydia Belton Articles

NoGamesLove and Screwing the Rules dating coach Laurel House helps you answer the age-old question: Are you good in bed? If you‚Äôre not sure, the best thing to do is just ask. The key, though, is removing your ego. ‚ÄúThis is not about blowing smoke. You‚Äôre not fishing for compliments. You‚Äôre looking for constructive criticism,‚ÄĚ House shares. ‚ÄúBut if you can‚Äôt handle the truth, don‚Äôt ask for it.‚ÄĚ

Related Link: Dating Power Tools

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Apr 17, 2014 3

Singles in Stilettos Show: Are Men Intimidated By Independent Women?

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On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to relationship strategist Joe Amoia about whether or not men are really intimidated by strong and independent women. While that may the case, there’s a chance that you’re making the biggest and most common mistakes made by career women, including: acting too self-sufficient, bringing masculine energy on a date with you, lacking vulnerability, and more.

Related Link: Joe Amoia Reveals Quick Fix Dating Tips that Don’t Work¬†

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What’s the most common mistake that career women make? Share your thoughts in the comments below!¬†

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Apr 17, 2014 2

How to Move On After Heartbreak

Posted In: David Wygant articles, Uncategorized
Cupid's Pulse Article: How to Move On After Heartbreak
A couple that is mad at each other. Photo: Wavebreak Media Ltd / Bigstock.com

By David Wygant

I’m going to share with you some of the best advice that my mother gave me when I was younger.¬† When I was 19 years old, I was dating a girl named Kris.¬†She was the love¬†of my life.¬†Well, the love of my¬†very short life¬†at the time.¬†She was my high school¬†sweetheart, and she literally broke my heart three weeks before the prom.

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Apr 14, 2014 2

‘Mob Wives’ Star Renee Graziano on New Book, Possible Spin-Off Show and Dating Italian Men!

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Interview by Lori Bizzoco. Video by Damian Kolodiy.

Last Wednesday, April 9th, CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor Lori Bizzoco met up with Mob Wives star Renee Graziano at Barnes and Noble in Tribeca to discuss her new book Playing with Fire. Describing the novel as ‚Äúloosely based‚ÄĚ on her own life, she explains that she has stacks of notebooks about Reign Grazi, the character who she‚Äôs developed since she was young.

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Apr 10, 2014 7

Single in Stilettos Show: How Do I Find Love and Balance My Career?

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Finding love is hard enough, but when you’re working overtime and never leave work on time, it can seem impossible.¬†For this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to life stylist and mind body coach Diana Antholis about how women can succeed at the office and still meet their soul mate.

If you’re facing this dilemma, she recommends that you identify your priorities and make time for what’s important; be open and tell people you’re looking for the right man; pick something new and step out of your comfort zone; indulge in “me” time; and indulge in doing an activity that gives you good energy.

Related Link: Diana Antholis Explains Why He Can’t Love You if You Don’t Love You

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How do you balance love with your career? Tell us in the comments below!

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Apr 3, 2014 8

Single in Stilettos Show: Why Men Disappear

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On today’s Single in Stilettos show, founder and matchmaker Suzanne Oshima talks to dating and relationship coach Jonathon Aslay about why men disappear. Have you ever been happily dating someone when he suddenly stops texting and calling? It can leave you feeling hurt, vulnerable, and confused. You may blame yourself (as many women do), but Aslay wants you to know that it probably has nothing to do with you. A man may disappear because of his own issues.

Related Link: Jonathon Aslay Explains Why Men Are Commitment Phobic

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Apr 2, 2014 4

Screwing the Rules Video Dating Tips: #1 Sexiest Trait that Attracts Any Guy

Posted In: Laurel House Articles, Lydia Belton Articles, Our Videos, Videos

In this week‚Äôs video post, dating coach Laurel House shares her thoughts on the sexiest trait that attracts any guy. ‚ÄúDid you know many of my clients who are seemingly the total package can‚Äôt get a guy to ask them on a fourth ‚ÄĒ or sometimes even a second ‚ÄĒ date? Do you know why?,‚ÄĚ she asks. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs actually the most important thing when it comes to attracting a guy.‚ÄĚ It‚Äôs not about looks or even being the total package; it‚Äôs a trait that‚Äôs available to average or even below-average women.

Related Link: First Date Conversations That Will Get You a Second Date

So what is the sexiest trait that attracts any man? Being alluring. Listen up for advice on how to channel this power and get the guy you want!

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Apr 2, 2014 5

Author Jennifer Buhl Talks About Her Time Spent ‚ÄėShooting Stars‚Äô

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Author Jennifer Buhl Talks About Her Time Spent ‚ÄėShooting Stars‚Äô

Interview and written by Whitney Johnson. Transcription by Louisa Gonzales.

Jennifer Buhl spent three years in Los Angeles working as a paparazza (the word for a female singular paparazzi), and as a top-earning photographer, she was one of only five women in an industry dominated by men. Her work was published in People magazine, TMZ, and E! News, to name a few. Having since escaped the California lifestyle to move to Boulder, Colorado, and run a family photography business, she took the opportunity to reflect on her time in the field and wrote her new book, Shooting Stars: My Unexpected Life Photographing Hollywood’s Most Famous. Read on for our exclusive interview with the author and find out more about her experiences with the rich and famous!

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Mar 27, 2014 7

Single in Stilettos Show: Quick Fix Dating Tips Don’t Work!

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On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks with relationship strategist Joe Amoia about why quick fix dating tips don’t work.¬†He believes that the reason they don‚Äôt work is because they’re just that ‚ÄĒ a quick fix! They won‚Äôt give you the long-term results that you want when it comes to your love life. Instead, you need to explore the true cause of your dating problems. Look inward and try to identify repeating patterns or issues that always come up.

Related Link: Stop Wasting Time Dating the Wrong Men

Watch the video above for more great dating advice that will transform your love life from the inside out!

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Mar 25, 2014 3

Dating with Dogs: Pet Responsibilities

Posted In: Eric Bittman Articles, Exclusives, Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating with Dogs: Pet Responsibilities
Photo: Tom Merton

By Eric Bittman, CEO/President of Warren London

To say that getting a dog is a huge responsibility is an understatement. From feeding, walking, and picking up after your furry friend to making sure he’s up-to-date on his vaccines and well groomed (with Warren London products, I hope!), he demands a lot of attention. Before rushing into picking out a pet, there are a lot of things to think about and to discuss as a family.

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Mar 20, 2014 8

Single in Stilettos Show: How to Tell If He Likes You

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On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, the Professional Wingman Thomas Edwards shares his advice for a woman trying to figure out if a guy likes her in the early stages of dating. Here are just a few of the signs that he recommends you look for: his actions match his words; he acts nervous around you; he makes future plans with you; and he tries to get physically close to you. Watch the video above for more great tips!

Related Link: What Makes a Man Fall in Love

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Mar 19, 2014 3

NoGamesLove Video Dating Tips: Get Over Your Ex

Posted In: Laurel House Articles, Lydia Belton Articles, Our Videos, Videos

Screwing the Rules and NoGamesLove dating coach Laurel House knows firsthand just how difficult it can be to get over a lingering ex-boyfriend. ‚ÄúAre you having a hard time getting over your ex?,‚ÄĚ she asks. ‚ÄúYou are obsessing over him; you feel addicted to him ‚ÄĒ even though you know how unhealthy and toxic that relationship was, you still crave it.‚ÄĚ In today‚Äôs video, she shares what she learned from her own experiences to help you move on.

Related Link: I Miss Your Smile…But I Miss Mine More

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Have you ever gotten over a toxic ex? Tell us your story in the comments below.

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Mar 18, 2014 6

‘Blood, Sweat and Heels’ Star Brie Bythewood Says, “I Don’t Know How to Be Anyone Other Than Me”

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Interview by Lori Bizzoco. Video by Rob O’Haire.

CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor Lori Bizzoco recently met up with Blood, Sweat and Heels star Brie Bythewood at the New Yorker Suite at the Carlton hotel, located at 88 Madison Avenue between 28th and 29th. The gorgeous 1,050 square foot penthouse includes a separate bedroom and living spaces with beautiful decor, as shown in the video interview above.

‚ÄúI think we have a really great platform for a show,‚ÄĚ Bythewood said of Bravo’s popular¬†reality show. ‚ÄúWe have an interesting and unique group of women. Whatever the formula, it worked, and it‚Äôs been a success!‚ÄĚ

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Mar 17, 2014 5

‘DWTS’ Contestant Candace Cameron Bure Says ‚ÄúDance Parties” Have Always Been Her Favorite Family Activity!

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘DWTS’ Contestant Candace Cameron Bure Says ‚ÄúDance Parties” Have Always Been Her Favorite Family Activity!
Candace Cameron Bure. Photo: Mikel Healey

By Whitney Johnson

Earlier this month, when Good Morning America announced the line-up for season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, Full House fans were excited to see Candace Cameron Bure back in the spotlight. And she‚Äôs just as thrilled to be a part of the cast: ‚ÄúI‚Äôve always been a fan of the show. Plus, this is probably the most excited I‚Äôve seen my family get over something that I‚Äôm doing!‚ÄĚ

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Mar 13, 2014 6

Single in Stilettos Show: 3 Biggest Dating Mistakes by Career Women

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On today’s Single in Stilettos show, CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor and Founder Lori Bizzoco talks to Suzanne Oshima about the the biggest dating mistakes made by career women.

As a single public relations executive, Bizzoco discovered firsthand how hard it was to balance her career with dating. Luckily, she found love in her late 30s; she got married and had two children‚Ķall while starting on her own business and growing her reputation as a relationship expert. Through personal experience, she figured out the three biggest mistakes that career women tend to make and realized why having the wrong attitude when it comes to love can actually sabotage your dating life; why you have to leave your job at the office and not bring it on a date with you; and why being ‚Äútoo busy‚ÄĚ is keeping you single.

Related Link: Is Your Career Killing Your Relationship?

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Mar 13, 2014 2

Q&A: Is It Bad to Double-Text a Guy?

Posted In: Experts, Suzanne Oshima, Paige Wyatt and Robert Manni Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Q&A: Is It Bad to Double-Text a Guy?
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Question from Kelsi W.: I’ve been texting back and forth with a guy I recently met. We’ll be having a good conversation, but occasionally, he won’t respond to something I say. Is it bad to text him again later on about something else, or should I always wait until he texts me back?

Answer from Our Love Experts:

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