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Jun 12, 2019 0

Ask the Guy’s Guy: Should I Stick Around to Feel the Spark Again?

Posted In: Love, Relationship Experts, Suzanne Oshima, Paige Wyatt and Robert Manni Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Ask the Guy’s Guy: Should I Stick Around to Feel the Spark Again?
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By Robert Manni
Question from Riley A, “I feel distant in my relationship. I feel like we’re growing apart, but I want to grow together. I don’t know what to do. Should I end it, and maybe find the spark in someone else? Or stay and wait for the romance to come back?”

Should you wait for the spark to come back? Or move on?

Hi Riley:
It can be challenging when you reach the point in a relationship when things feel stagnant and that special spark is missing.
It sounds like you want to keep things going so I suggest you take a step back and consider where your relationship began, where it has led you, and how you feel about it now. Ask yourself why things may have changed and what circumstances may have affected the current lack of sparkles. The answers are usually right there when we become still and look inside.
Related Link: Ask The Guy’s Guy: Should I Follow My Boyfriend To Where His Job Is?
I also suggest broaching the subject with your partner. Ask him how he feels about things if he has any issues, and where he sees the relationship going. That will also provide context for where your relationship stands and its future possibilities.
Every relationship is different and every couple has to finds their own ways to make things work if this is what they both really want.
Take the time to look inside, then trust your gut and intuition. Ultimately, this is about your finding the happiness and love you deserve.
Good luck.
Robert Manni
If you would like relationship expert Robert Manni to answer your online dating/relationship questions, please email gillian@nvmediainc.com
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Robert is the host of Guy’s Guy Radio, featured on Blog Talk Radio and available on iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn. The weekly podcast features interviews with relationship coaches, entertainers, authors, wellness experts, spiritual teachers, sports personalities, and a weekly “Guys’ Guy’s Guide” exploring current guy-focused topics.

His novel, THE GUYS’ GUY’S GUIDE TO LOVE, praised as the “men’s successor to Sex and the City,” has been developed into two feature-length adapted screenplays, a scripted television series (pilot and treatment), and a series of non-scripted Guy’s Guy show concepts.

Robert has appeared on broadcast television (NBC’s Morning Blend, WPIX11 Morning News) and is a frequent guest across a spectrum of satellite, terrestrial, and web-based radio programs and podcasts, as well as a contributor to Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Cupid’s Pulse, GalTime, is a featured expert on GoodMenProject and YourTango. He was also named a Top Dating Blogger by DatingAdvice.com.

Robert developed the Guy’s Guy Platform to help men and women better understand each other and bridge the growing communication gap between the sexes. He continually creates a fresh, robust palette of timely Guy’s Guy content focused on life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Whether it’s navigating the challenges of dating, relationships, friendship, career or wellness, Robert explores ways to help both men and women be at their best so that everybody wins.

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May 8, 2019 0

Expert Dating Advice: Tired of Online Dating Sites? 3 Ways to Get Off As Quick As Possible

Posted In: Joshua Pompey Articles, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Expert Dating Advice: Tired of Online Dating Sites? 3 Ways to Get Off As Quick As Possible
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By Josh Pompey

Online dating can be physically exhausting for a lot of people.  Add to that the emotional exhaustion that often comes with the territory, and it’s easy to see why so many people would do anything to get off of dating sites as fast as possible.  If you fall into that camp, here’s 3 tips that may boost your ability to find love quicker than you think.

Get off online dating with these tips!

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Apr 29, 2019 0

Product Review: Cinco De Mayo with Prepara Taco Accessories!

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By Gillian Lee 

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and you need all the accessories to celebrate! Prepara has all the stylish and festive accessories for your upcoming gathering. With trendy, spoons, trays and taco holders, your guests are bound to keep coming back for more!

Try Prepara for your next party!

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Apr 26, 2019 0

Love & Libations: Celebrity Pink Sips For The Summer

Posted In: Food, Relationship Experts, Yolanda Shoshana Articles
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photo courtesy: Wine Enthusiast Magazine

By Yolanda Shoshana

Rosé is the ultimate sip and chill with your partner or get together with friends kind of wine. While it’s perfect for any time of year, spring and summer, seem to be the time that people fixate on rosé. That means rosé will be popping up at your local wine store any minute. Which one should you try? Decisions. Decisions.

Sip and Chill With Your Partner

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Apr 9, 2019 0

Ask The Guy’s Guy: Should I Follow My Boyfriend To Where His Job Is?

Posted In: Relationship Advice Articles, Relationship Experts, Robert Manni, Suzanne Oshima, Paige Wyatt and Robert Manni Articles
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By Robert Manni 
Question from Kaylee M: “My boyfriend and I have been together for a while now, and we both know we’re going to end up together for a while. But, he might have to take a job that’s 6 hours from my home, and that might be an issue for me. I’m very close to my family and not sure if this is a move I want to do. What should I do?”

Boyfriends moving away, should you go with him?

Hi Kaylee:
You have a lot of variables to consider before making a decision about this move. It’s great that you have a strong bond with your boyfriend, that he has a great opportunity, and he wants you to join him. Now it’s time to ask yourself questions. What are the opportunities for you if you join him? Do you have a career where you currently live? If so, can you get a transfer to the new locale or easily find a similar job there? Have you visited this location? Did you like it, and could you see yourself living there? Do you know anyone there? How difficult would it be to visit your family if you move?  Six hours by car is substantial, but it’s not like moving across the country. You mentioned seeing yourself together with your boyfriend “for a while”. How long is a while? Is it long enough to pick up and move your life, career, and away from your family? Only you know the answers to what’s in your heart and what his intentions are.
Related Link: Ask The Guy’s Guy: What Do I Do If I Have Trouble Opening Up To My Significant Other
I’m not trying to throw water on what could be a great opportunity for both of you. I’m suggesting you consider how all the variables of this move will impact you and your life, friends, and family connections. I’m also wondering what your boyfriend has to say about this opportunity as it relates to you. After all, you will be making a sacrifice since he already has a job set up. Was this opportunity a surprise or something he has been working towards? As you can see, there is a lot for you to consider prior to making a decision. You may discover that it can turn out great for both of you. Or not. Only you can get the answers you need to make a wise decision. After all, your number one priority and consideration is to yourself. Good luck!
If you would like relationship expert Robert Manni to answer your online dating/relationship questions, please email gillian@nvmediainc.com
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Robert is the host of Guy’s Guy Radio, featured on Blog Talk Radio and available on iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn. The weekly podcast features interviews with relationship coaches, entertainers, authors, wellness experts, spiritual teachers, sports personalities, and a weekly “Guys’ Guy’s Guide” exploring current guy-focused topics.

His novel, THE GUYS’ GUY’S GUIDE TO LOVE, praised as the “men’s successor to Sex and the City,” has been developed into two feature-length adapted screenplays, a scripted television series (pilot and treatment), and a series of non-scripted Guy’s Guy show concepts.

Robert has appeared on broadcast television (NBC’s Morning Blend, WPIX11 Morning News) and is a frequent guest across a spectrum of satellite, terrestrial, and web-based radio programs and podcasts, as well as a contributor to Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Cupid’s Pulse, GalTime, is a featured expert on GoodMenProject and YourTango. He was also named a Top Dating Blogger by DatingAdvice.com.

Robert developed the Guy’s Guy Platform to help men and women better understand each other and bridge the growing communication gap between the sexes. He continually creates a fresh, robust palette of timely Guy’s Guy content focused on life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Whether it’s navigating the challenges of dating, relationships, friendship, career or wellness, Robert explores ways to help both men and women be at their best so that everybody wins.

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Apr 1, 2019 0

Product Review: Beauty Essentials for Spring

Posted In: Beauty, Product Reviews
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Girl during spring. Photo courtesy: Nutrient Solutions

By Gillian Lee

Jump into the spring season with these beauty products that make you glow! There are products for men and women, such as the THICK HEAD hair regrowth products, and the dry shampoo as well as the hair curler. We were so excited to try these products from these various brands.

Check out our product review to kick off Spring with great products!

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Mar 15, 2019 0

Love & Libation: Kiss Me, Cocktails Inspired by Irish Authors

Posted In: Food, Relationship Experts, Yolanda Shoshana Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Love & Libation: Kiss Me, Cocktails Inspired by Irish Authors
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By Yolanda Shoshana 

The most popular holiday in March has got to be St. Patrick’s Day. The celebration is a feast day for Saint Patrick the patron saint of Ireland. Once the Irish made it to America they used the day to honor all things, Irish. The Kiss Me I’m Irish slogan comes from if you can’t kiss Blarney Castle, the next best thing is kissing someone who’s Irish to get the power of eloquence and luck.

St. Patricks Day Drinks

 

To celebrate this joyous Irish occasion indulge in some cocktails named after famous Irish writers. As we all know the Irish love drinking to their dearly departed.  The following cocktails are inspired by Irish writers who had very interesting love lives.


Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde is one of Ireland’s most influential playwrights. It’s said that he got his storytelling skills from his mother, Lady Jayne, who was known for making an entrance. His first love was Florence Balcombe, but she dropped Wilde to marry Bram Stoker. After proposing marriage to two other women, Wilde eventually married the scandalous woman, Constance Lloyd, who was just as ambitious as he was. They lived a life surrounded by bougie folks. While an affectionate marriage, Wilde ended up preferring the company of young men. As Wendy Williams would say “How you doin?”

 

Oscar Wilde Cocktail

1 1/4 Ounce(s) Absinthe

3/4 Ounce(s) Fresh lemon juice

3/4 Ounce(s) Simple Syrup

1 Egg White

1 Ounce(s) Chilled Champagne

Freshly grated nutmeg, orange twist

Related Link: Love & Libations: Autumn + Red Wine = Love

 

James Joyce 

The Irish icon, James Joyce, published his first piece at 9. Some of his most popular works are Ulysses, The Dead and Finnegan’s Wake. While you may not consider those page-turners, there are letters by Joyce that may be up your alley. You may be surprised to find out that Joyce wrote filthy love letters to his wife, Nora Barnacle. Some of them would even make Christin Grey blush. There’s nothing like a good ole fashion naughty love letter to spice things up in a romance. Use Joyce for inspiration to write your own and serve this cocktail.

James Joyce Cocktail 

1 ½ ounce of Irish whiskey

¾ ounces sweet vermouth

¾ ounces Cointreau

½ ounce lime juice

Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange slice

Related Link: Love & Libations: Cocktails Inspired by Halloween

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Most people have read “The Great Gatsby” since it was required reading in school. It was a very glitzy and glamorous story of prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922 written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  While he was born in America, he had had Irish roots. Fitzgerald and his saucy wife Zelda lived a party filled life and had a passionate relationship. Basically, they partied and loved hard.  While there isn’t a cocktail after him, he loved a drink called The Gin Rickey.  His spirit of choice was gin because it was undetectable on his breath. He is known for saying “ First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you”. 

 The Gin Rickey

Ingredients

2 oz. Gin

½ Lime

Club Soda

Add the gin to the Collins glass full of ice. Add the juice from the lime half, then drop the shell into the glass. Top with soda water.

 

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Feb 18, 2019 0

Expert Dating Advice: 5 First Date Ideas to Get Past the Winter Blues

Posted In: Joshua Pompey Articles, Relationship Advice Articles, Relationship Experts
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By Joshua Pompey

Winter sure seems like it lasts forever sometimes.  Especially here in New York.  But that doesn’t mean you have to put your dating life into hibernation.  Before you let that polar vortex get the best of you, let’s take a look at five dating ideas that will spark some heat back into those long winter months. 

First Date Ideas for the Winter Months!

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Feb 18, 2019 0

Product Review: The Essentials For a Night In

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By Gillian Lee 

Want to have a special date night with your loved one? We have the products for you! Planning a night with your significant other can boost your relationship and remember why you fell in love. Cupid has the best product reviews for a night in.

The Perfect Products For A Night In

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Feb 15, 2019 0

Love & Libations: Celebrity Reds To Turn You On

Posted In: Food, Relationship Experts, Yolanda Shoshana Articles
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By Yolanda Shoshana 
While most of the attention in February goes to Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day, the whole month is known as the month of love. This is where red wine comes in.
It’s been said that when you want to get romantic, red wine is where it’s at. It boosts the libido. The wine contains flavonoids (antioxidants) that increase the blood flow to key areas that get things going in the boudoir. While the tannins and histamines in the wine give your body a bit of warmth which also gets you in the mood for a little fun.

Red Wines For Your Love Life

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Jan 31, 2019 0

Ask The Guy’s Guy: What Do I Do If I Have Trouble Opening Up To My Significant Other

Posted In: Love, Relationship Experts, Robert Manni, Robert Manni Articles, Suzanne Oshima, Paige Wyatt and Robert Manni Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Ask The Guy’s Guy: What Do I Do If I Have Trouble Opening Up To My Significant Other
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By Robert Manni

Question from Rachel A, Riverhead, NY: “I have trouble opening up to my significant other. I don’t know why I have trouble telling him how I actually feel! How do I fix that?”

It’s time to open up to your significant other!

This is an interesting question, Rachel, as more women than you’d expect are experiencing this issue. Unfortunately, for both men and women, failure to share their feelings over time often results with the relationship ending. Some women I’ve spoken with are often reticent to instigate a conversation with their man when they have something important to share about their feelings. Often they dance around the subject or hold off on telling their partner exactly how they feel. Over time this can breed resentment in her if she believes her partner does not know how she feels. If not handled\properly, it gets worse and can become a deal breaker. 
Related Link: Ask The Guy’s Guy: How Do I Get Through The Holiday Season Being Single?
Sadly, although men need to do a much better job of focusing on their partner’s feelings, they do not mind readers. Guys are fairly simple when it comes to dealing with what’s on their mind in a relationship. If they say nothing, it usually means that in their mind, everything is fine. When they have a problem, they often bring it up with their partner. Guys usually decide their next move based on how the discussion goes and their partner’s response. There is not a lot of subtext in how they communicate. That’s why it is important for women to open up to their guys, make sure they hear them loud and clear and are willing to also share their “feelings”. I use quotes around “feelings” because we know guys often shut down when they think they’re being herded into “the talk”. Yes, more quotation marks.
Related Link: Ask The Guy’s Guy: If He Isn’t Ready To Date, What Should I Do?
My advice is to be sincere and use the direct approach. Tell your guy what’s on your mind and in your heart. Find a time to do this when he is relaxed and open-minded. And I don’t mean after sex. Take a walk after dinner, go to the park or the beach, or maybe to an outdoor cafe you both enjoy. Use your intuition to determine when the timing feels right to start the conversation and try to keep it light. I know this sounds like a lot of rules for expressing your feelings, but guys are not great at paying attention to their partners and often need to be informed how she feels in a direct, but loving way. 
Related Link: Ask The Guy’s Guy: How to Win the First Date After Meeting Online
Not knowing the details of your situation, I suggest that once you’ve gotten him to pay attention and listen, determine in your heart if he is totally present and respectful of your feelings. If not, maybe give him a second chance at another time. Over time though, if you feel like he is not listening and being responsive and it’s too difficult getting on his radar, it might be time to seek bluer skies elsewhere.
 
Hope this helps, Good luck!  
 
Robert

If you would like relationship expert Robert Manni to answer your online dating/relationship questions, please email gillian@nvmediainc.com

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Robert’s podcast has been picked up by KCAA Radio102.3 and 106.5FM, and 1050AM in So Cal on Wednesday evenings at 8pmPT,  iHeart Radioand Spreaker along with iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Stitcher and Tune In. Guy’s Guy is growing!

Robert is the host of Guy’s Guy Radio, featured on Blog Talk Radio and available on iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn. The weekly podcast features interviews with relationship coaches, entertainers, authors, wellness experts, spiritual teachers, sports personalities, and a weekly “Guys’ Guy’s Guide” exploring current guy-focused topics.

His novel, THE GUYS’ GUY’S GUIDE TO LOVE, praised as the “men’s successor to Sex and the City,” has been developed into two feature-length adapted screenplays, a scripted television series (pilot and treatment), and a series of non-scripted Guy’s Guy show concepts.

Robert has appeared on broadcast television (NBC’s Morning Blend, WPIX11 Morning News) and is a frequent guest across a spectrum of satellite, terrestrial, and web-based radio programs and podcasts, as well as a contributor to Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Cupid’s Pulse, GalTime, is a featured expert on GoodMenProject and YourTango. He was also named a Top Dating Blogger by DatingAdvice.com.

Robert developed the Guy’s Guy Platform to help men and women better understand each other and bridge the growing communication gap between the sexes. He continually creates a fresh, robust palette of timely Guy’s Guy content focused on life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Whether it’s navigating the challenges of dating, relationships, friendship, career or wellness, Robert explores ways to help both men and women be at their best so that everybody wins.

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Jan 28, 2019 0

Product Review: Keep Your Baby Healthy With MADEOF Products

Posted In: Parenting, Product Reviews
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MADEOF products

By Gillian Lee

Do you have a baby on the way, and you want to use the most organic and safe products? We were so excited to try out some amazing products from MADE OF. Their baby products are plant-based and are organic to ensure the safest products for your baby. Read the rest of this piece for some of our favorite products for parenting!

Product Review: MADEOF products are the tools you need to win parenting!

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Jan 28, 2019 0

Dating Advice: 5 Online Dating Tips to Start the New Year Right

Posted In: Joshua Pompey Articles, Relationship Experts
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By Joshua Pompey

New Years’ Eve may have come and gone, but it’s not too late to make those resolutions still, especially in regards to improving your dating life.  Let’s take a look at 5 online dating tips that you could implement immediately to get your love life on the right path this year.

New Year, New Profile!

Update the photo gallery

This is one area of your online dating life that there is always room for improvement with.  Unless you are a Kardashian garnering tens of thousands of likes with every picture you take, break out the camera and get to work.

Focus on taking pictures that highlight your best attributes, while also capturing you in scenarios that reveal your best personality traits.  You will also want to thumb through some of your best pictures of the past year, with the focus being on combining your best experiences, with pictures that you look most flattering in.  For some great advice on how to do this, you can read this guide to creating a perfect photo gallery https://joshuapompey.com/women/guide-online-dating-profile-pictures-women/

Related Link: Expert Dating Advice: 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Online Dating Profile Writer

Rewrite the profile

There is always room for improvement here, not to mention, the written portion of your profile is arguably the most important determinant of your success.

When you revisit your profile, don’t think of it as a homework assignment or essay.  Keep it fun, playful, and lighthearted.  The idea is to reveal your best personality trait and interests in a way that jumps off the page and shows who you are at your core.  And don’t forget to proofread!

Related Link: Expert Dating Advice: Date Ideas for Spring Love

Improve your emailing game

With all the competition that exists online, you can’t afford to be boring.  You need to make sure your email stands out from everyone else by making it fun, engaging, and interesting.  The best approach is to scan the profile for something interesting about the other person, think of something playful to say, and then follow that up with a question.  Once you do this a few times, you’ll get the hang of it and be able to do this on autopilot in a relatively easy manner.

Related Link: Dating Expert Reveals Why Online Dating Is Better Than Meeting In Real Life

Start initiating messages

Here’s a little secret.  Often times the highest quality men and woman are not initiating conversations online, nor are they performing searches.  Why?  Because the more successful and well-rounded people are in their personal life, the less time they often have to spend on dating sites.

So while you might be waiting around for someone special to send you and email and sweep you off your feet, the irony is that they might not ever even know you exist.  The best way to ensure that you get dates with the highest quality people is to actively perform searches and show up in their inbox with an incredible message and profile to match.

For more information from Joshua Pompey, visit Joshuapompey.com or nemvip.com

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Jan 18, 2019 0

Love & Libations: What To Sip & Binge, That Is The Question

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Couple drinking wine. Photo courtesy: VideoBlocks

By Yolanda Shoshana

Some people still miss sipping red wine while watching Olive Pope and her Scandal squad. The show made drinking red wine on Thursday nights a special occasion. While you can still catch Scandal on a streaming site, there are other fabulous shows with characters getting their drink on. Here are some shows paired with some of the hottest celebrity libations to help you get a binge on when you and your partner want to kick it at home.

Sip and Drink for your next TV binge!

Related Link: Love & Libations: Holiday Cocktailing Like A Celebrity

Killing Eve- Ferguson Crest Viognier by Fergie

If you watched the Golden Globes, you know that Sandra Oh won for best actress for her portrayal as Eve Polastri. Oh plays a detective hot on the heels of a sociopath assassin. It’s all so very cat and mouse. She’s so dedicated to her job that it’s hurting her marriage. Who hasn’t had a partner that’s taken them for granted? I think we can all raise our hands.

That means Eve needs white wine from time to time. The Ferguson Crest Viognier would be the kind of wine that helps up unwind with this series. Hopefully in season two Eve gets that assassin and keeps her man.

Related Link: Love & Libations: Autumn + Red Wine = Love

The Bodyguard- Haig Club by David Beckham

Some of you will remember Richard Madden from Game of Thrones. In this show he plays, Sergeant David Budd, working as a specialist protection officer for the police department. He gets assigned to protect the Home Secretary, Julia Montague. When you get a good looking bodyguard protects a sexy cougar something is going in the romance department. Between his PTSD, failed marriage, sleeping with his boss, and bullets, David needs a drink every now and then.

Scotch is the way go to when sipping during this show. It seems fitting to drink, Haig Club, by David Beckham. It’s like having two good looking Davids at the same time.

Related Link: Love & Libations: Royal Reds for the Royal Celebrity Wedding

Ray Donovan- Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Tennessee Bourbon

Liev Schreiber headlines this show which is headed to its 7th season. Ray Donovan is a Hollywood fixer who finds himself in quite a few dangerous situations. He’s like the Oliva Pope of Hollywood ( season six he hits NYC). Then there’s his hot mess of an Irish Catholic family who is more trouble than his clients. However, Ray’s scrappy wife, Abby, is the glue that holds the family together.

The Donovans are very much into whiskey. It just might be in every episode. Watching the show while sipping a Heaven’s Door Tennessee Bourbon, will make feel just like a Donovan.

Related Link: Love & Libations: Date Ideas & Summer Loving With Rosé

Greenleaf- Night Ender by Aisha Tyler

The family is lead by Lady Mae Greenleaf and Bishop James Greenleaf who have been married forever while running a successful church with their children. Their estranged daughter, Grace, comes back home and all hell breaks loose. This show may be focused on a family in the church, but they are as scandalous as they come. Cheating, stealing, incest, and so much more. Did I mention that Oprah shows up in a few episodes? There’s so much drama, I guess you could say all the characters needs Jesus.

The Greenleafs are a lot like the Donovans, they love libations. There seems to be a consistent theme of red wine so Night Ender by Aisha Tyler/Nocking Point Wines is a great choice for a sip and binge.

For more Love & Libations date ideas and celebrity couple predictions from Yolanda Shoshana, click here.

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Jan 7, 2019 0

Beauty Tips: 5 Beauty Products You Don’t Need To Splurge On

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If you’re a beauty fanatic, you’re probably familiar with the thrill that comes with purchasing that new product you’ve been eyeing. Buying a shiny new beauty product can make you feel like you’re taking steps to become a better version of yourself, but that feeling quickly fades when you see the damage that new eyeliner, mascara or lipstick has done to your wallet. You may not realize it, but there are probably a few products in your bathroom that you’ve been spending too much money on, and you can actually get the same results by using a cheaper version or even DIY-ing your own! Here are five beauty products you don’t need to splurge on,
and cheaper alternatives to look into instead!

Don’t Splurge On These Beauty Products

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Jan 3, 2019 0

Ask The Guy’s Guy: How Do I Get Through The Holiday Season Being Single?

Posted In: Relationship Experts, Robert Manni Articles, Suzanne Oshima, Paige Wyatt and Robert Manni Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Ask The Guy’s Guy: How Do I Get Through The Holiday Season Being Single?
Women Single During Holidays. Photo courtesy: Toronto Caribbean Newspaper

By Robert Manni

Question from Meghan G from Babylon, NY: “It’s hard being single during the holidays, what are some tips to help me get through being single? Or how can I find someone during this time?”

This is a great question, Meghan. With all the hustle and bustle and last minute shopping during this time of year, it’s easy to forget the true meaning of the holidays. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, I think we can agree that this is a time for giving, gratitude, and love. Granted, this can be tough when you’re single and see couples holding hands(some people still do that) walking along the bright and colorfully lit city streets.
Related LinkAsk The Guy’s Guy: If He Isn’t Ready To Date, What Should I Do?
Do your best to be grateful for what you have, especially if you are in good health. Then focus on your friends and loved ones. I believe that when we maintain a selfless mindset, good things come our way. Of course, there are no guarantees that you’ll wake up on Christmas morning and find Mr. Right perched under your tree, but it’s a good start for shifting your thoughts into a love-based mindset. I found find that love comes our way when our heart is open. Use the holiday season to practice making room in your heart for others, including a new partner. Finding love can often be that simple, and it has nothing to do with the time of year.
Related Link: Ask The Guy’s Guy: How to Win a First Date After Meeting Online
Cherish your family and friends and be social. Attend parties you’re invited to and spread the love you have in your heart. I believe when we radiate love, we receive love in return. And remember to be kind. What can be the most wonderful time of the year for many can also be a very stressful time for others less fortunate.
 
Happy holidays and good luck!
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Robert is the host of Guy’s Guy Radio, featured on Blog Talk Radio and available on iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn. The weekly podcast features interviews with relationship coaches, entertainers, authors, wellness experts, spiritual teachers, sports personalities, and a weekly “Guys’ Guy’s Guide” exploring current guy-focused topics.

His novel, THE GUYS’ GUY’S GUIDE TO LOVE, praised as the “men’s successor to Sex and the City,” has been developed into two feature-length adapted screenplays, a scripted television series (pilot and treatment), and a series of non-scripted Guy’s Guy show concepts.

Robert has appeared on broadcast television (NBC’s Morning Blend, WPIX11 Morning News) and is a frequent guest across a spectrum of satellite, terrestrial, and web-based radio programs and podcasts, as well as a contributor to Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Cupid’s Pulse, GalTime, is a featured expert on GoodMenProject and YourTango. He was also named a Top Dating Blogger by DatingAdvice.com.

Robert developed the Guy’s Guy Platform to help men and women better understand each other and bridge the growing communication gap between the sexes. He continually creates a fresh, robust palette of timely Guy’s Guy content focused on life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Whether it’s navigating the challenges of dating, relationships, friendship, career or wellness, Robert explores ways to help both men and women be at their best so that everybody wins.

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Dec 21, 2018 0

Love & Libations: Holiday Cocktailing Like A Celebrity

Posted In: Food, Relationship Experts, Yolanda Shoshana Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Love & Libations: Holiday Cocktailing Like A Celebrity
Holiday Cocktail. Photo by Town and Country Magazine.

By Yolanda Shoshana

Tis’ the season for cocktailing like the rich and famous. It’s no secret that celebrities love a good party, but then again who doesn’t? As you entertain or spend quality time at home this season channel your inner celeb with one of the following drinks.

While she may no longer be with us, Elizabeth Taylor is an icon. It’s not a secret that Taylor loved herself a drink. Some of her heavy drinking came due to her rocky yet passionate relationship with Richard Burton. In the Golden Age of Hollywood, drinking was a recreational sport to many. Taylor’s favorite cocktail was the “Black Russian”, she added the Hershey’s syrup for her own special touch. This libation would be great with holidays cookies, watching classic Christmas movies and wearing matching pajamas with your partner.

Related Link: Love & Libations: Sparkling Wine for Holiday Date Nights

Taylored Black Russian

1 oz  vodka

1 oz Kahlua

1 oz Hershey’s chocolate syrup

Heat the chocolate syrup until it gets warm (make sure not to burn it). Add the ingredients to a mixing glass or shaker and stir until well combined. Fill the glass with ice and stir until chilled. Stain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

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For years I’d heard about a cocktail called the “Pornstar Martini”. It’s a popular drink in places such as London, though most bartenders around the globe know how to make one. I had the pleasure of meeting the inventor of the cocktail, Douglas Ankrah, at an event in NYC. Since I know the drink is popular in the hottest bars in London, I asked him what famous people had been spotted sipping his cocktail. Let’s just say that the Duchess of Cambridge (who we all know as Kate Middleton) use to enjoy this martini when out with her friends.

This drink is obviously a good choice for a party because it would get the guests talking. It’s Also the perfect libation to serve when you are snuggling in with your boo. It’s a little naughty yet nice. Suggestive cocktails have a way of making couples creative. Besides that, it’s a good drink of Netflix and chill.

Pornstar Martini

2 oz. vanilla vodka

1 oz passion fruit puree

½  oz vanilla syrup

½ oz lime juice

Side shot of Champagne ( or go with Crémant)

Combine vodka, passion fruit, vanilla syrup and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake it up then strain into a coup. Serve with a shot of Champagne or Crémant.

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In the past few years, Oprah has been showing us her fun side. Lady O mentioned that she makes a mean margarita, but her favorite drink is a Pomegranate Rosé Martini. When you are living a luxurious life like Oprah, the sparkling wine for this libation has to be champagne, of course. Can’t you totally see Oprah and Gayle kicking back with a few of these over the holidays in one of her stunning homes. This cocktail is great for catching up with your girl squad.

Pomegranate Rosé Martini

2 oz vodka

3 oz. fresh pomegranate juice

½ tsp fresh lemon juice

2 oz rosé Champagne

Fill the shaker with ice, vodka, pomegranate juice, and lemon juice. Strain into a martini glass and top off with the sparkling rosé. Garnish with dried star anise.

 For more Love & Libations date night ideas and celebrity couple predictions from Yolanda Shoshana, click here.
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Relationship Advice: How To Get Over A Break Up With Someone You Were Never Dating?

Posted In: Megan Weks Articles, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Advice: How To Get Over A Break Up With Someone You Were Never Dating?
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By Megan Weks

We are afraid to say we want something real. We ease into the relationship secretly hoping it will turn into something of substance. We keep quiet. We don’t want to “scare him away” by getting serious all of a sudden. Maybe you tried that before and nothing changed. Maybe you still went along with it trying to be “cool” and telling yourself, “I can handle it.” Meanwhile, you’re busy quietly nursing a dull heartache behind the scenes. You weren’t even dating but it’s fading away. You know it’s ending. You try to reignite it. You were hoping for more. He wasn’t even your boyfriend. Why does this hurt so badly? The answer may surprise you.

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Nov 30, 2018 0

Expert Dating Advice: Why Am I Attracted to The Wrong Men?

Posted In: Relationship Advice Articles, Single in Stilettos Shows Articles


By Gillian Lee

In this week’s Single In Stiletto’s dating advice video, founder and love expert Suzanne Oshima talks to Dr. Diana Kirschner about why am I attracted to the wrong kind of men. Watch the video above and read the article below for some dating tips in your life!

Why Am I Finding The Wrong Men?

Dr. Kirschner is a PBS Love Expert, Psychologist, and Best Selling author to many books! She started a journey to find love after she had a rough childhood, and she was successful by finding a partner. She has now been able to help thousands of people around the world to find self-love and with a partner.

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1. Attracted to Alpha Men: Us women are wired biologically to be attracted to men who are “bad boys.” It’s an instinct that we are attracted to these type of men because of the survival of the fittest. A stronger man is going to be better for your reproductive needs, and sometimes it’s irresistible that we are attracted to these type of men. He’s good in bed, and you’re attracted to him, but why isn’t it working out? It doesn’t work out because they’re often players and narcissists. These men are usually not interested, because it’s all about getting laid. “Most women end up heartbroken…” Dr. Kirschner explains.

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2. Men Who Are Gorgeous: When you’re attracted to men like this, it’s not going to give you that “soulmate love” kind of experience. “It’s really something inside that makes them a good partner…that makes someone a soulmate for you.” Dr. Kirschner tells us.

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3. Negative Parental Role Models: If you grew up with bad role models, then you will most likely end up dating someone who is bad as well. When you grow up, your parents set a template up for you on love, and how portray it. This all happens in your subconscious mind, and then you’ll realize who they truly are.

Dr. Kirschner has a gift for all her viewers, which is a free 40-minute session with a love mentor coach. They can help you get attracted to the right guys, and all you need to do is go to lovein90days.com and fill out the form. Make sure to Suzanne sent me, to get your free session.

For more dating advice videos and additional information about the Single in Stilettos shows, click here.

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Ask The Guy’s Guy: If He Isn’t Ready To Date, What Should I Do?

Posted In: Relationship Advice Articles, Relationship Experts, Suzanne Oshima, Paige Wyatt and Robert Manni Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Ask The Guy’s Guy: If He Isn’t Ready To Date, What Should I Do?
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By Robert Manni

Question from Olivia MacBeth (Binghamton, NY): “What should I do if the guy I really like isn’t ready to date yet? Should I keep waiting or should I move on?”

Keep waiting or move on?

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Nov 23, 2018 0

Expert Dating Advice: Men Who Want to Date Women Their Age

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


By Gillian Lee

In this week’s Single In Stiletto’s dating advice video, founder and love expert Suzanne Oshima talks to Robert Manni about men who want to date women their age. Watch the video above and read the article below for some dating tips in your life!

Dating Women Their Own Age

 

Robert Manni is the author of “The Guys’ Guy’s Guide to Love.” Manni is based in New York City, and he wanted to write a novel that was based in his area from the male point of view.

1. Experience: There are a lot of cultural differences if there’s a large age gap, so you have to keep up with each other. A lot of guys would much rather date people who are age appropriate. “Women who have been around a little bit have some experience and maturity, money, and power and connections, these things are all important,” Manni states. It’s important to be on the same wavelength as each other when you’re talking about jobs.

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2. Empathy: Older women may have more empathy when it comes to “real-life scenarios.” They’re going to understand the feeling of ‘having to go find another job’ and other examples. They’re going to understand more than 22-year-old women would. Don’t worry about the guys who want to date younger women using dating apps, because they won’t be able to change!

For more dating advice videos and additional information about the Single in Stilettos shows, click here.

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Love & Libations: Celebrity Wines For Turkey Day

Posted In: Food, Relationship Experts, Yolanda Shoshana Articles
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Thanksgiving dinner with wine. Photo: The Manual

By Yolanda Shoshana

I’m sure you noticed that the day after Halloween the Christmas stuff was out front and center. Let’s not forget about poor forgotten Thanksgiving. After all, it’s a day to remember to be grateful for family and friends. Who doesn’t love stuffing themselves with good food and libations on this holiday? While there are many wines to pair with your turkey day meal, here are some celebrity selections that are delicious and will make you feel fancy.

Different Celebrity Wines

 1) Moet Chandon Champagne Brut

It’s the first Champagne to even bother to work with celebrities.  The first ambassador was Scarlett Johannsson. No one knows why their relationship didn’t last, but the bubbles moved on to tennis great, Roger Federer, to continue with its sexy sipping.

You may not realize this, but sparkling wine is perfect to pair with a Thanksgiving meal since bubbles go with anything and everything. Most people wait for a special occasion to break out the Champagne.  What could be better than a meal with friends and family on a day full of gratitude? The wine would go great with turkey, but it’s perfect for your guest who simply likes to indulge in the side dishes.

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2) 2015 Napa Valley Three by Wade Red Blend/Wade Cellars

NBA player, Dwayne Wade has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. He and his wife/actress, Gabrielle Union, has just welcomed a baby girl. Wade has even taken time off from games to welcome his daughter.

As some of you may know, Wade is part of the secret NBA wine club. He enjoys wine so much that he started his own luxury wine label called Wade Cellars. The Napa Valley Three has some of the best red grapes swirled together such as Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and Zinfandel. The black fruit and floral notes would be perfect for celebrating the day with those you love.

Related Link: Love & Libations: Cocktails Inspired by Halloween

3) Lve Chardonnay/ Lve Collection by John Legend

John  Legend has been in the wine game for a few years now. He teamed with wine personality, Charles to create a wine that is elegant and sophisticated. Long story short, his wine is as smooth as his music. I would love to know what he and Chrissy Teigen pair his wines. Will she cook this Thanksgiving or have it catered now that she has two little ones? Whatever they do, I assume wine will be in hand.

This California produced wine would be a delight with your turkey and for those who are vegetarians at your table. It’s full and rich with notes of butter and toasted almonds. It’s the perfect pairing and works well with a good playlist featuring some of John’s music.

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 4) Miraval Rosé/ Chateau Miraval Cotes de Provence

While the love may be over between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie their wine remains something to fall in love with. When they released the rosé it sold out in minutes. When the couple announced their split, wine lover around the world panicked because no one knew would become of their beloved rosé.

The wine lives on until further notice. If you are a fan of a good French rosé, this one is for you. A glass of Miraval would be great as an aperitif when your guests arrive or as a kick off to a more intimate dinner.

For more Love & Libations date night ideas and celebrity couple predictions from Yolanda Shoshana, click here.

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Expert Dating Advice: How to Date a Coworker

Posted In: Dr. Amy Osmond Cook Articles, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Expert Dating Advice: How to Date a Coworker
Coworker Romance.

By Marisa Gooch

Most of us typically view work as a place to acquire skills, earn an income, and build a social circle. But for some, work can also be a place to find their happily ever after.

Take Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, for example. They met while judging for The Voice in 2014. What began as a simple friendship soon sprouted into something more. Now, Stefani and Shelton have been dating for three years and are still going strong.

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Expert Dating Advice: How to Get a Man to Crave Your Company!

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


By Gillian Lee

In this week’s Singles In Stilettos, dating advice video, founder and relationship expert Suzanne Oshima talks to Lisa Shield about how to get a man to crave your company. Watch the video above and read the article below to find out some good dating tips in your life.

Get Men To Love Your Company

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