Monday, July 25, 2016

Great Questions to Ask When Chatting

By Cameron Keene (Staff Writer)

That first date or telephone call can be intimidating. What will you talk about? You don’t want the conversation to grind to a halt while you stare at each other or hang uncomfortably on the line. If you find a lull in the conversation, there are some simple questions to ask that can jump-start things and give you a bit of insight into each other’s personalities.

• What is the most recent movie you’ve seen? What did you like/not like about it?

• What is the last book you read? Why did you choose it? Would you recommend it?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Flirting Online

By Cameron Keene

Part of the joy of dating is flirting.  The act of building suspense, tantalizing the other person and doing the endless, romantic dance of flirtation is heady stuff.  But flirting can be difficult to do when you’re exchanging emails and getting together in chat rooms instead of in real life.  You may not be able to wink, brush up against his body or give her a suggestive little hug, but you can certainly flirt online once you know how.

Monday, July 11, 2016

What's Your Cuddle Quotient?

By Cameron Keene (Staff Writer)

Nearly everyone agrees that cuddling up with your partner is important to a relationship, but recent studies have demonstrated that it's even more important than previously thought on a number of levels. It not only strengthens relationships, it improves optimism, gives individuals a sense of confidence and security and improves communication.

The Physical Response to Cuddling

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Different Social Classes, Different Worlds?

By Cameron Keene (Staff Writer)

Different Social Classes, Different Worlds?

With more people making connections online every year, it's no surprise that more couples are getting together across wide gaps in socio-economic status. The Internet levels the playing field in many ways. People meet each other who would not normally cross each other's paths in the real world. Someone who was born into a wealthy family may connect online with a factory worker who lives in a distinctly blue collar neighborhood. While they may connect quickly on a personal level and share some interests (they like the same kind of movies, they both love to go camping, etc.), it is inevitable that other interests will be widely divergent due to class. A rich woman might consider it camping when she goes on a photo safari in Africa and sleeps in a fully staffed "cabin." The factory worker might consider camping sleeping in a small tent in the local state park.