Dating

Fight Like a Girl

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Lots to catch up on…  I know I’ve been MIA lately because of my organizing the Men’s Scotch Tasting event for tomorrow at the Saks Men’s Store.  As of this minute, we still don’t have anyone who will speak about the scotches/malts (!!!).  You would think that that portion of the event would have been accounted for in the beginning of the event planning process.  But it wasn’t due to miscommunication.  *SIGH*  Lesson learned.  This is AVIVA‘s second event (as many of you recall, the first was the Women’s Trend Event at Nordstrom).  In addition, I’ve also been hired as a consultant to help boost a jewelry store’s online presence and marketing campaigns (which will be lots of fun).  So, that, in a nutshell, has been what’s going on with me since the last post.

Change of topic.  A friend of mine called me last night and complained about her boyfriend.  You can read more about that on my dating advice column/blog.  Bottom line:  you can tell a lot about someone by his/her fighting/disagreement style.  It’s not if and/or when you fight, it’s how you fight that matters.  When I was dating my husband, one of the things that helped me fall in love with him was his fighting style.  He is the most generous man I have ever known.  You know the saying, “It’s more important to be happy than right?”  Well, he gets it.  And, as a woman, you can’t help but love someone who is generous to a fault.

In other news, I am trying to get followers not just on my fashion blog but also on my Facebook page.  Unlike many people I know, I try to use my page as a platform for causes that I think others should be aware of and/or take action on.  Of course, like many others, I also enjoy posting fun stuff (like cartoons, jokes, photos, etc.).  But I see my Facebook page primarily as a way to “get the word out” on certain issues and/or interesting insights.  So, if you are inclined to do so (and enjoy receiving updates on quirky news stories, human trafficking, Alzheimer’s [as well as other causes], and/or food news), please feel free to click on “Follow” on my Facebook page.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

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According to Penelope Trunk, women should focus on getting married before building a career:  “this means that it may make sense for men to work full-speed ahead on their career in their early twenties, but women cannot afford that.  Women need to make time in their lives to search for a mate in the same systematic, focused way that women have been searching for careers in their early twenties.  And don’t tell yourself you’re waiting until you know yourself better.  Getting to know yourself is a lifelong process, and after age twenty-five, waiting to get married won’t decrease your chance of divorce.  The good news here is that a large body of research shows that you will gain more happiness by being married than by having a good job.”  Good point.  So much so that I posted the quote on my dating advice column site.

With respect to the general principle, I agree with her.  However, I know for a fact that if I had subscribed to her views when I was 25, I would not have ended up with my Mr. Perfect.