Archives for October, 2012

Intimacy & Fidelity

Kennebunk: A Town Betrayed

Working Out… With Benefits

Until last week, most people probably hadn't even heard of Kennebunk, Maine, and those who had probably remembered it only as the summer home of former president George H.W. Bush. But that was before the Zumba gym turned prostitution ring opprobrium came to light. Now, once again, we find ourselves in the midst of media frenzy over a sex scandal involving prominent men.

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Protecting Yourself in the Online Dating World

Safety First!

Last week in this space I wrote about ways you can successfully date and even meet that special someone via online dating, provided you understand from the start that successful Internet dating can often be more like a part-time job than a recreational activity. In addition to this proviso, my advice basically boiled down to the following:

Be honest and specific about who you are (age, looks, etc.), as well as who/what you are seeking.
Be persistent, even if your first few dates don't go so well. It can take as many as 25 or more casual dates a year (!) to meet the right person.
Be safe. Don't feel pressured into meeting a stranger in a private location and don't send out photos of yourself that you wouldn't want your boss or coworkers to view, should someone choose to post them online.
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