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How to Show a Man That You Are Not Interested

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When I was in high school, there were a few guys I dated on and off. They were good guys, and I was flattered by their attentions, but I wasn’t really attracted to them. I tried to show them I wasn’t interested, but they just didn’t get the hint.

Several readers of an earlier post, How to Show a Man That You Are Interested without Giving Him the Wrong Idea, have recently asked me how to show him you aren’t interested. I never really learned the answer myself while I was still dating, so I took the question to my informal panel of men. Their answers might surprise you. Read the rest of this entry

Just Not That Into Him? Take Another Look

“I had not known you a month before I felt that you were
the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed upon to marry.”
—Elizabeth Bennet, Pride & Prejudice

My friend Lucy worried a man of a different faith would frown on her beliefs. Lauren was waiting to feel just the right spark. And I swore I would never, ever marry a younger man. Yet, all three of us found love with the people we least expected when we learned to appreciate what was in front of us and give well-deserving guys a second chance.

Read more at Verily Magazine…

This Is How We Met: The Story Behind Experimental Wifery

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My husband Adam and I met the very first day of college… because I thought he was someone else!

On the hall of my freshman dorm lived a guy. Stefan. He was tall—really tall. His pronounced nose and distinctive accent marked him as clearly Eastern European. Not only was he a tall, dark, and handsome stranger, but he also played the bass guitar (like me!), stunt biked for fun (not like me at all, but awesome), and rode horses on a Colorado ranch every summer. What a guy, right?


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How to Show a Man That You’re Interested without Giving Him the Wrong Idea

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What can an adult woman do to express interest in a man without giving him the wrong idea?

Adam and I were fortunate to meet and fall in love with college. But we recognize all the obstacles our still-single friends have to overcome as they look for the love of their lives. Without a community organized around a common interest like school, many of them struggle to even meet men. And those who do meet men face the difficulty of attracting their attention. Read the rest of this entry

3 Secrets to Making Long-Distance Relationships Work

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My husband and I met the first day of college. Even though it took me a few months to admit it, we knew we were perfect from each other for almost the first moment we met. We spent three blissful years seeing each other every day—sometimes several times a day.

And then we graduated.

Adam moved to Taiwan for a year for graduate language study. I spent a year teaching in Washington, DC while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. We were an ocean and two continents apart for an entire year, quite a rude awakening for two people used to seeing as much of each other as they wanted. Read the rest of this entry