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Archive for 2011

La Media Naranja: a Love Song

Does thinking about your half-orange make you want to sing? Well, it sure made singer-songwriter Casey Dinkin want to. She wrote me a note explaining, “I am a singer-songwriter and I recently wrote a song called La Media Naranja (My Better Half), about orange halves in love.” Clearly, I have to share it with you! […]

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Me and My Half-Orange at Art Basel

Last week, my half-orange Gustavo and I hit Art Basel in Miami. Not only was it a weekend full of fabulous art shows, but look! I found my other half-orange right in the middle of the Convention Center… HA. I haven’t seen an orange-half I haven’t liked. Here’s to the art of finding yours. —Amy

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How To Live Happily Ever After

I have to hand it to author Jenna McCarthy, the scribe behind If It Was Easy, They’d Cal the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon. She’s not only hilarious (check out the funny trailer for her book), but she’s also brave and wise. The hilarious Jenna McCarthy mentioning my book in her TED talk! How do I know […]

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Some Dating Optimism for Single Parents

What do you do when you’re a single parent and you get asked out by someone who doesn’t want to get married and have more kids like you do? Well, if you’re Christine Coppa, who wrote about her recent dating experience in a new post for, you tell him you’re not interested. What do […]

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Half-Oranges, Orange Juice & Tangerines

I have to say “Thank you” to a Meeting Your Half-Orange reader named Blanca who sent me this cute note: I am Spanish and on Facebook I’m always adding new fan pages to my profile that I find funny. So, two of them, which have quite a lot of fans are: 1. Me temo que con […]

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How One Man Proposed to His Half-Orange!

We’ve all heard about some big, well-planned proposals: the ones on the big screen at the baseball game, or captured on TV or in front of a teacher’s classroom. But this proposal? This is one of the most unique, touching and funny ones I’ve ever seen. Though, hey, maybe I’m biased. See, I just got […]

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NATURAL HEALTH and Half-Oranges

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 […]

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The Denver Post: How to Use Dating Optimism in the New Year

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. […]

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Seventeen Magazine: My Optimistic Dating Advice

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 […]

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Psychologies Magazine Features Dating Optimism

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 […]

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