I loved this recent mention of Meeting Your Half-Orange in Natural Health magazine. In the story below, “Health nut seeks same” by Maureen Healy, I offered my advice on why finding someone with similar interests can enhance your relationship from the inside-out—the piece then shares suggestions of some online dating sites that cater to particular lifestyles.
Here’s to a naturally healthy half-orange love life!
Recently, I contributed to a story in The Denver Post called New Year, New Love: The Time is Right for Dating, by Sheba R. Wheeler. In it, I gave her some of my thoughts on how to keep your eyes looking more positively on the prize of love at the start of a new year.
One of my contributions included this:
“Take a break. If you’ve been dating full throttle without success, it can begin to feel like work and become a source of frustration and pressure. “Now suddenly you are going out into the world with all this energy that says you are tired, you are over it, but do you still want to date me?” says Spencer. “Who wants to date that?” Take a break to reconnect with yourself and remember what’s good and lovable about you.”
If you liked that, go to the New Year, New Love article in The Denver Post, or click on the image below.
It’s that time of year! My positive dating advice is featured in a fun new story this month in Seventeen magazine (note my admirable position as the “17 Expert” for the piece!)
In the story “Spring Clean Your Love Life,” writer Elisa Benson featured some of our fun and purely positive tips on how to dump your bad memories and bummer attitude and embrace a happier, healthier, lov-ier you in your dating life.
Pick up the new March 2011 issue of Seventeen to see the whole story. And for more advice like this, for singles from seventeen to ninety-seven, just order the brand spankin’ new paperback edition from Amazon.com of Meeting Your Half-Orange.
What a great honor this month:
A fabulous journalist named Suzy Greaves wrote about the concept of dating optimism in a three-page feature called “The Optimist’s Guide to Dating” in the most recent issue of Psychologies magazine—which is like England’s version of America’s Psychology Today.
And my book Meeting Your Half-Orange—with it’s science-based focus on the neuropsychology of thinking positively and the benefits of being optimistic about love—fit right in.
Also fun: One of my positive comments about how I believe you should be picky in love was featured as the story’s pull quote, a great reminder when it comes to what you’re looking for: “You have my full permission to stop dating men you don’t find smart, interesting or physically attractive.”
Pick up the copy of the latest issue of Psychologies if you’re in the U.K. or check out the piece here:
More and more singles are now looking for their half-oranges—their perfect, sweet other halves—and this latest profile that I found on a site called “Witty Profiles,” is my new favorite way to ask for one:
Sweet and very well said.
God, I love blogs. Especially personal ones where I can follow someone’s journey through life or love or dating. And this new one tops my list for obvious reasons: “The Search for My Half-Orange” was created by a Meeting Your Half-Orange reader who has taken one of the most important tenets of dating optimism seriously: You have to make your message clear and shout it wide. She’s doing just that. Kudos!
As I wrote about in a recent OPTIMISM WORKSHOP on TheDatingOptimist.com called “How Not To Make a New Year’s Love Resolution,” the most important part of your search for love is being open to it. It’s not about sniffing along the ground to pick up the scent of a person you want to date, right? It’s about standing tall and proud in your own life, looking up and outward and sending the message that you are open and ready for love. Only then can it come a-knocking.
So check out Tanita’s site, as she makes some great points about being exposed to way too much negative relationship stuff, and she’s really working on embracing happiness in life and love in 2011. I wish the same for you. Happy New Year!