Dating After 50: In Eight Steps

I never thought I’d be dating again at my age. Dating. Eeee. Someone spare me, please! But we make mistakes, and we make them willingly, and they come...

How Online Dating Could Make You Rediscover Yourself

Online dating is the virtual version of regular dating. It enables you to connect with other singles online. Women sometimes have forgotten the true essence of dating. It...

My Husband Knew I Liked Women Before I Did

There’s a woman I want to take selfies with. I asked her out for drinks and a drag show. I want to DM her on Facebook, post...

Father’s Day: On Breaking Bread

During this month as we celebrate father figures in our lives, I have been pulled to a story I learned about my Grandpa Kelson a number of...

Teaching an old dog new…what did you call me???

As I get older and more stuck in my ways, its become harder to find people who aren't incredibly overprotective. Not of their kids, nope. Overprotective of...

There’s No Room for Selfishness in Relationships

If you’re in a relationship solely seeking the benefits of what someone else can do for you, then perhaps a relationship may not be what you’re ready...

How to Spot a Liar

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