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5 Questions You NEED To Ask on a First Date

Ah, the awkwardness of the first date. There’s nothing quite like it. At least in a job interview (where the awkwardness is about equal), it’s acceptable for the employer to ask questions designed to root out crazies.  Yet on a first date, where the ‘candidate’ stands to wreak more havoc ...
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Prince Charming or a Psycho? 6 Distinctions

He’s not going to show up for the first date swinging an axe with swastika tattoos in plain sight. And since men are 3 times as likely to be psychopaths (clinical term: antisocial personality disorder) and narcissists (which I’m calling psycho), I’ve chosen to use the male pronoun for this ...
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Do’s and Don’ts of The First Date

I know, I know, the whole topic is cringe worthy. But frankly, if you were following the clichés, I wouldn’t be hearing about so many people having the one-and-done. I want you to have a second date! So open up. Here comes your medicine: DO show your date that they have ...
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5 Things Never to Say to a Friend Going Through a Breakup

The days and weeks on the heels of a breakup are, for me at least, memories branded in searing pain. Time, which generally flies by, is suddenly measured in minutes, not days. My energy, the stuff that I often dial down so as not to overwhelm the person who happens ...
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Just Say No

Dear Dr. Darcy:  I just got married this past summer to my girlfriend of 3 years. She’s very close to her family to the point that we vacation with them every summer (just locally at the beach). This year, someone came up with the idea to vacation together mid-winter, which ...
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How Soon Is Too Soon To Move In?

Dear Dr. Darcy: I want to move in with my boyfriend. We’ve been dating 8 months and my lease is up in 5 weeks. He doesn’t think we’ve dated long enough but if we don’t move in now, we’ll be dating at least another year before my new lease is up. ...
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