Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Getting "Married At First Sight": Drivel or Something to Think About?

Doug and Jamie meet and get hitched (image from fyi.tv)
Those who are dating are always looking for new ways to meet interesting men or women—often people that they hope could be part of a long-term relationship. Cosmo used to suggest the Laundromat. I've heard some say the golf course could be the answer. Online dating has been in the spotlight for some time, although a recent study suggests it might not lead to happily ever after. Once in a while, you might hear someone joke about an arranged marriage. While marrying the person mom and dad picks might seem archaic, what about relying on experts in human behavior, sex, psychology and spiritual matters? Could that approach lead to eternal bliss? Married at First Sight (MaFS), a reality show that premiered this season, attempted to answer that question.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Tales from the Front Line of Online Dating (Guest Post)

By Liz Flowers

After reading the recent Sunny Splitsville post about divorced women worrying they'll never pair up with a man their own age, I wanted to share my  personal insight, for what it's worth.

I was divorced at 48, and I turned 50 this year. I actually haven't had a problem finding men to date, though, of course, I have turned down a couple of men I consider too old for me (can't blame them for trying, and they were gentlemen about it). I have found online dating useful to some extent.