When You’re Ready To Meet The One

When you’re ready to meet The One, you really need to sit down and figure out what’s important to you in a relationship as well as the qualities you want in another person if you haven’t already done so. – Write down every characteristic you want in a partner, from essential personality traits to the…

The Case for Online Dating

We are approaching the tipping point where online dating has become completely acceptable. From Grandmas, divorcees, single 20 and 30-somethings, to those that have never had a relationship before, more people than ever are trying online dating. Why? Because it works. 44 million Americans are using online dating sites (about 40% of singles) and more…

Mating in Captivity: How to Balance Desire and Love

In her TED talk above, Esther Perel argues good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. In her book, Mating in Captivity, she discusses when we are most drawn to our partners and why, our turn-ons and offs, balancing love and desire, reconciling domesticity and sensuality, and how to give…

Video series: Sexual Healing

Sexual Healing, a 2006 reality TV show featuring Chicago-based sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman offering advice and activities for a variety of couples as they navigate intimacy issues. Sometimes it just takes an outside perspective to get to the heart of concerns, and help couple get out of their funk, and Dr. Berman does this…