In a quick amount of time corona has grown from being your spring break beer of choice to a worldwide concern. Officials are calling for us all to practice “social distancing” to prevent the spread of Corona Virus and COVID19. There are so many aspects of our lives that are being impacted including work, travel and yes even dating. “Social distancing” is the opposite of what we normally consider to be the process involved in dating and meeting someone we can connect with. What if we can redesign dating so that it can be health promoting for you, society and still build connections? Continue reading
So here is my promised book review of “Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari. This book is amazing in so many ways. First of all, Aziz is one of my favourite stand-up comedians and there is something about the combination of romance and comedy that goes so well (note- the book “He’s not that into you” is by Greg Behrendt a famous stand-up comedian). This book is a quick read and filled with funny anecdotes, personal stories, and shout-outs to various rap artists (Flava Flav!).
This book does not really belong in the dating advice or self-help section but is more a book that sets the context for dating. It is written for both men and women, and predominantly focuses on straight middle class relationships. I have to give Aziz credit, he does his homework. He has co-written the book with Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology at New York University, interviewed hundreds of people and conducted focus groups across five different countries (Japan, UK, USA, Buenos Aires, France). Continue reading
As online dating is on the rise, dare I say the norm, you are more likely than ever to go on first dates with someone you have never met in person. This increase of blind dates (or “blind meetings”) can leave you feeling anxious or awkward about what to do or how to act with a potential stranger/lover. In this blog I’m going to address how to make your first meeting memorable and let your best self shine…while also addressing an escape route if necessary!