Speed Dating On Valentine’s Day

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Looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day as a single?! Nfiniti Match Valentine’s Day Speed Dating  is taking place in the area! It’s definitely something to experience if you’ve never attempted speed dating before.

When going out on first dates it’s important to listen to your date. Sometimes this is easier said than done, especially if you’re a nervous talker. You start getting anxiety and keep talking to cover it up, yet you actually are showing that you are nervous. If you find yourself doing this, stop, take a deep breath and listen. speed-dating

The last time I went speed-dating I thought I would conduct an experiment to see how many men asked me what I did for a living without me volunteering the information. Only three out of eight guys did. I asked them plenty of questions about themselves that they were happy to tell me. However it’s a two-sided street, not a one-way avenue in getting to know someone. When your date asks you a question, when you are done answering flip it back to them. If you only have six minutes to leave an impression on someone, talking only about yourself that entire time isn’t going to get you far.


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Must Have Valentine’s Day Dating App

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Tinder and various other dating Apps are known for singles looking for hookups around them. Very rarely do you hear of a success story about how a Tinder date turned into a long term relationship rather than a one night stand. In today’s society it is hard to meet someone organically. Whether you’re in a coffee shop, bar or just on the street – people feel safer using social media to meet potential love interests.

New to the dating app scene is Coffee Meets Bagel

coffeeEvery day at noon, you‘ll receive potential matches (we call them Bagels) preselected for you so you don’t have to swipe all day. Fellas, you will receive highly curated matches preselected for you by our smart algorithm. Ladies, we will prioritize showing you Bagels that have already liked you and are serious about connecting with you. Why? Because we are fed up with all the swiping and ghosting, and wanted to make sure your time and energy would be focused on guys who are serious about taking the next step. That’s right. No more dating games, only guys who like you!

Once there is a match, we’ll connect you in a private chat room and provide icebreaker questions to get your conversation started. We even follow up to encourage actual dates.

Every day, we get smarter by learning what you like. This means over time, your match quality will improve.

For our LGBTQ members, we have a slightly different process. Every day at noon, both men and women will receive potential matches preselected just for you. (excerpt from Coffee Meets Bagel App)

 

Join Certified Dating Coach, Tara Richter, at the FREE On Point Women’s Expo This Saturday!

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img_0541This Saturday, February 4th, Richter Publishing will be joining many other amazing organizations at the On Point Women’s Expo at Westshore Plaza. All of our books will be available for sale as well as free copies of our magazine! You do not want to miss this event! Free entry for all!

The event will be held from 10am to 6pm.

For more information click here!

February is American Heart Month!

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It’s important to be emotionally and mentally healthy, but sometimes it’s hard to slow down and remember that your physical health is a top priority.

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During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with “Go Red for Women,” an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.

Did you know…

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

How to be a step ahead —

  • Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
  • Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of the school day. This can help students start good habits early.
  • Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease.

You can find more facts about heart health here!

 

Why It Feels like Your Heart Is Literally Broken – You’re Not Just Imagining Things

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After a break up or betrayal, you feel heart broken. Chest pains make you clench your chest feeling  like something is physically wrong – but your heart doesn’t physically break… does it?

Here is a snippet from the American Heart Association about Broken Heart Syndrome:

Broken heart syndrome, also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can strike even if you’re healthy. (Tako tsubo, by the way, are octopus traps that resemble the pot-like shape of the stricken heart.)

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Women are more likely than men to experience the sudden, intense chest pain — the reaction to a surge of stress hormones — that can be caused by an emotionally stressful event. It could be the death of a loved one or even a divorce, breakup or physical separation, betrayal or romantic rejection. It could even happen after a good shock (like winning the lottery.)

Broken heart syndrome may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack because the symptoms and test results are similar. In fact, tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances that are typical of a heart attack. But unlike a heart attack, there’s no evidence of blocked heart arteries in broken heart syndrome.

In broken heart syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges and doesn’t pump well, while the rest of your heart functions normally or with even more forceful contractions. Researchers are just starting to learn the causes, and how to diagnose and treat it.

The bad news: Broken heart syndrome can lead to severe, short-term heart muscle failure.

The good news: Broken heart syndrome is usually treatable. Most people who experience it make a full recovery within weeks, and they’re at low risk for it happening again (although in rare cases in can be fatal).

So to answer your question, you’re not just imagining it, your heart really can hurt, and be affected by emotional pain and stress.

How to Spend Valentine’s Day Single

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Valentine’s Day is a few short weeks away, how are you spending it? Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you have to be home alone drinking wine and throwing chocolates at the TV like Elle Woods from Legally Blonde. Here are some local events that are worth checking out to occupy your mind and to keep your heart full —

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Blown Off Ball

The Todd Couple Superstore presents the second annual Blown Off Ball—a 21+ party for Tampa Bay’s singles who are ready to mingle! The party will be kicking off February 10th at Push Lounge at 9PM.

There will be Tampa Bay’s largest game of Spin the Bottle, DJ Fresh spinning, and no cover charge until midnight! When you arrive, you will receive a glow band based on your relationship status—Green means “GO”, red means “NO” and yellow simply means “It’s Complicated”.

Valentine’s Day singles mixer

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Tampa Bay MatchMakers is hosting an interactive discussion on hints and tips on dating and relationships. It also includes free admission to the Body Worlds exhibit. 6-9 p.m. at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $18.95. Admission includes appetizers and dessert. (813) 987-6000. mosi.org.

Cupids and Canines Adopt-a-thon

snoopyIf you are looking for a forever companion, check out some lovable animals that are up for adoption! If anything, you can always just visit and love on some puppies! The event is free, but donations are appreciated. The event is from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Camp Bow Wow Tampa Airport Dog Daycare & Boarding, 4624 N Grady Ave., Tampa. (813) 870-2267. http://www.campbowwow.com.

 

Fifty Shades Darker – The difference between BDSM and an Abusive Relationship

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As I am sure that many of you are aware, the Fifty Shades Darker movie is scheduled to release on February 10th! That is just a few weeks away. I have always been a huge fan of the books, daydreaming about Christian Grey but, what happens when you are with a man that prefers BDSM? Would you be comfortable with an “arrangement”?

Although the situation in the books and movies are a bit extreme, BDSM relationships DO exist in the real world. The question is, are being carried out in a healthy way for both individuals?

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Whether you are the Dom or Sub, you need to know WHAT it’s too much and WHEN things have gone too far. If at any point in time you realize that your partner is taking advantage of your vulnerability – talk about it. If after having a talk about your safety and mental/physical wellbeing that it seems your partner has not changed their ways, you may have found yourself in an abusive relationship. Don’t feel guilty for not giving your partner what they want if you are uncomfortable or feel that you are being taken advantage of.

Remember — experimenting or consenting to BDSM play, it does not have to be indefinitely. Think about yourself and your safety first.

Happy Dr. Marting Luther King Jr. Day!

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Today we celebrate a man who had nothing but love and change on his agenda.

10 Rules to Follow For a New Year of Dating

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It’s 2017! It’s a new year for single you to be out and on the prowl in the dating jungle. But before you go wild, let’s review some rules that you should follow this year (and always) to keep yourself safe, healthy and set up for success —

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Rule #1 – Meet in public places for first encounters and drive your own car. This as I stated prior is safety issues. If this is a blind date you want to make sure you keep your home location safe just in case this person is a crazy psycho.

Rule #2 – Keep first meetings short to about 30 mins. I don’t even call these dates, I call them meet-n-greets. Most likely if you are meeting someone from an online dating site or dating app, this first meeting is just to get to see the person in the flesh and who they really are. Keep it short because it they may not be what you expected.

Rule #3 – The girl may pay her own way or for both of you. If women are not interested or not sure about the person they are meeting up with, most likely they will pay for at least their portion/ split the check so they don’t feel obligated for anything else after the date. So guys don’t be offended if she does & let her pay if she insists on it. Going dutch on a first date isn’t uncommon now-a-days.

Rule #4 – Exchange phone numbers once you decide to meet in person and text an hour prior the meeting. Be polite if you need to cancel and let the other party know in advance. You wouldn’t want to be left alone waiting on someone would you?

Rule #5 – Since you are both driving your own cars, meet someone in the middle if distance is an issue. Have courtesy for other people and driving distance keep it fair until you know if this is someone worth driving the distance for.

Rule #6 – Don’t drink alcohol on a first meeting. It will inhibit your perceptions and you still don’t know who this person is, so safety can be an issue. Also you don’t want to drink too much & make fool of yourself.

Rule #7 – Don’t add a potential date on facebook or other social media sites prior to meeting in person. You want to keep your information safe and most people put too much out there on the internet. Make sure you are sharing private info with people who you know in person.

Rule #8 – Never ever send money to someone you’ve been chatting with online or on dating apps. This would seem to be common sense; however there are criminals trolling on dating sites taking advantage of people’s broken hearts. Don’t be a victim.

Rule #9 – When you do exchange phone numbers don’t send naked photos or ask for them. It’s just disrespectful and rude. If someone’s asking for an X-rated photo before meeting you in person, obviously they are only looking for one thing, sex.

Rule #10 – Don’t double book dates. Just because 2 different people want to go out on the same night, doesn’t mean you should schedule them in the same night at the same place. Once again it’s rude how would it make you feel if you walked in on your date just ending a date with someone else?

Be smart, sexy and considerate of not only your own feelings, but of others. They are vulnerable too – putting themselves out there looking for love.

Good Luck!

 

Try Online Dating this Year! Already have? Give it Another Try With These Tips –

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Don’t feel comfortable approaching someone in a public place? Feel like you’re wasting your time looking for potential partners in bars? Internet dating may be for you. There are thousands of singles waiting on any given dating site ready to jump into a relationship – or at least looking for a first date. You are able to chat, find out if you are compatible and research your date before you meet-up.

Check out our 2nd book in the Dating Jungle Series! “10 Rules to Survive the Internet Dating Jungle.” Now available on Amazon.

Welcome to the technology dating jungle! Utilize Certified Dating Coach, Tara Richter’s, 10 rules to help you navigate your way through internet dating sites to find your loving Jane or Tarzan.

Within this book you will be able to:

  • Brush up on internet dating terminology
  • Get a comprehensive review of dating websites
  • Find out how to weed out dates online
  • How to take your online romance offline safely
  • Find healthy relationships
  • Find your jungle personality
  • Read funny internet dating stories and more!

As seen on “Almost Royal” a BBC original series.

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