Honeymoon, Mexico, cancun, intimacy, technology, blog, dating, dating blog, relationships, love

Why Technology is Killing Intimacy


I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts yesterday, Heather Dubrow’s World, by one of the housewives of Orange County.  Heather Dubrow had Dr. Drew Pinsky on her show, and he mentioned something that got me thinking.  Technology has gotten in the way of intimacy. What do I mean by this?  Well, apps like Tinder give people the ability…

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Wedding, blog, relationships, dating, marriage, the comedian, the beard and the mole

I’m Officially Mrs. Comedian!


I’ve officially been married to the Comedian for a month and two days.  I know I’m a bit late on relaying my experience but what better time before a long weekend to indulge in some wedding highs and lows. Overall, it was exactly what I wanted.  A big party.  I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to…

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matchmaking, love, relationships, dating, advice, blog

The Truth to Matchmaking


It seems every time I meet a guy friend of The Comedian’s, I get asked, do I have any single girlfriends.  The answer is, yes, I do.  Whether I feel they are an appropriate match for that person is a biased opinion. Hooking people up or matchmaking is a science.  You can’t just hook two people up all willy nilly.…

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relationships, dating, advice

My Rattled Psyche


My psyche has been rattled quite a bit over the past few months. Wedding planning is more like a psychological roller coaster that takes you from super excited to damn right devastated. I spoke to one of The Comedian’s coworkers yesterday whose daughter is planning a wedding and she mentioned her daughter is at the stage where she does not…

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A Commitphobe strikes again!


I am sincerely honored to get asked advice from someone who I normally speak to in my social circle.  Thank you so much for reading my blog! Here goes: Dear Val, I have fallen for a commitphobe guy which I dated for 2 months. He has been in relationships up to 5 years but only because of his children. Every…

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Caller Smart – The app that will block catfishing


Have you ever wondered how to prevent potential Catfishing or ending up in a situation like my friend from one of my previous blogs, What’s your last name again?   Well, guess what?  There’s an app for that! Katie from Caller Smart reached out to me to spread the word on how their app can help eliminate the possibility of having the…

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Wedding Cake Rant


I have a confession… I don’t like cake.  This is my struggle.  The wedding industry is telling me I have to spend $500 on something I don’t like to eat.  My fiance, however, does like cake so the battle is not completely lost.  I really do want to get a cake to do the whole “shove the cake in your…

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And We Watched Football


We looked at the stars while he passed me my drink. This is just the way I’ve always wanted to experience life. The beach chairs in his parent’s backyard gave us the perfect view of the sparkling night sky. I met him through a mutual friend at a club and our personalities just clicked. I wondered what attracted me to…

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Father, graduation

“What if?” is a scary phrase


Recently, a close friend of mine lost his father.  It got me to thinking about my relationship with my father.  Naturally, the first thing I think is that life is fleeting.  People come and go, bad things happen, good things happen, you have great relationships, and wonderful memories.  Some of those moments lead us to hours of therapy that I’m…

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Wedding Planning is for the Birds


If anyone really, really knows me, I sincerely don’t like being the center of attention.  I like to meander through the crowd getting to know people one on one.  Shoot, I always turn beet red when people start singing “Happy Birthday” to me.  Being put right in the spotlight is not really my thing.  So what does that say for…

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