Your headshot is your first impression on your online dating profile and arguably the most important part of enticing a more in-depth look at the rest of profile. If you were to list your home for sale, you’d want it to have great “curb appeal” to draw potential buyers inside for a better look. A wonderful headshot gives your profile that curb appeal it needs to magnetize your new love!
The most important thing is to be authentic and up to date with your profile pics. Remember that you will be meeting potential partners in person, so keep it real and always have fun!
“Spiritual Dating” or “Mindful Dating” is an enlightened way of meeting and dating.
There are no rules or expectations, and it’s about being true to yourself, conscious of the other person and staying in the flow. Conscious dating is more fun than the traditional style of dating, and it yields much better results. Using these spiritual dating keys, you will find that you are enjoying your encounters with other people in a pure sense and connecting on deeper, more soulful levels.
#1 BE BRUTALLY HONEST:
As a rule, we are not socially conditioned to be honest. We have been taught to protect...
Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PST (Pacific Daylight Savings Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PDT in the summer) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours, for Eastern European Time (EET), add 10 hours.
How do we stay positive during times of turmoil and unrest?
Sometimes it can be challenging to keep your vibration high and to stay positive, especially in what seems like great times of change and upheaval, however, staying positive is a key factor in creating the NOW that you choose to experience.
When you can stay calm and in your heart you can help those in need and also benefit the collective consciousness, which we are all a part of. When you silence your mind and connect with the present moment you connect...
You’re on your favorite online dating site and you come across a profile that really captures your attention. You have tons in common; sense the chemistry could be off the charts and feel guided to contact this person… but wait! They live in another country—a plane flight away! Do you go with your instinct, or do you decide that long distance dating isn’t for you because it's too much of a hassel?
Let’s dive in to this quandary. First off, what if this person is the absolute love of your life? Are you willing to relocate for that kind of love? If not, check their profile to see if they are. Most singles ARE willing to relocate for love, so the odds are in your favor, even if you would like to stay put.
Video date in-between visits until you are ready to bring your lives together.
Schedule regular video dates as often as possible to keep the connection alive and strong. Emails and texts can augment video dating, but video dating is the best way to connect while physically apart.
Not being able to physically touch helps the friendship side of the relationship. Being hundreds or thousands of miles/kilometers apart means you can’t jump into bed every time you “see” each other. This lack of...
Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PDT in the summer) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours, for Eastern European Time (EET), add 10 hours.
What are the physical and emotional needs of my partner?
Returning to this inquiry may help relationships survive and thrive, yet it’s not always easy to address or express. Tension around tension can be present, a psycho-emotional gravity making communication challenging.
Exploration of the arts reveals a pattern. Healing, martial, performing arts emphasize relaxation as an ideal state to operate from. This makes sense; does creativity flow freer when we are relaxed or tense?
Yes polyamorous relationships work and they work extremely well.
Polyamorous relationships can be deep intimate relationships that equal the intimacy of monogamous relationships. In the past 30 years, I have worked with polyamorous couples, groups and singles as well as monogamous ones. The differences are not found in the relationship style, they are found in the ways in which the people involved approach issues, conflict and the resolution of problems, commitment and the relationships themselves.
Some believe that a person can only fully commit to one...
NUMEROGICALLY: 2+0+1+9= 12=3. The composite number 12 in Chaldean numerology can indicate mental anxiety and being victimized by the plans or intrigues of others. This number also reduces to 3. 3, in astrology is associated to the planet Jupiter, revealing how best to face this year’s challenges. Slowing down, doing our best to enjoy regular naps, engaging in disciplines linking mind, heart, body and spirit (such as yoga or Chi Gong), are helpful this year to reflect and make sure that the demands of our lives do not exceed our capacity to withstand them.
You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.” – Anïs Nin
You’ve probably always followed your gut when it comes to love. You know when you meet someone if there is a chance that you will connect romantically. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t, but the potential spark was there, and you felt it.
However, there are many ‘tipping points’ in a relationship when you need to make a difficult decision, and your gut is pulling you in multiple conflicting directions. Sometimes you meet more than one person that you like and need to decide where to focus your energy. Sometimes you’re at the point where you need to decide whether to take the relationship to the next level. Sometimes you are in a relationship, but you are having problems, and you need to decide whether to keep working or walk away.
While there is no magic playbook out there that can answer these questions for you with certainty, understanding your astrological chart, and the chart of...
Are you a planner? I am. I love Post-its and daily to-do lists. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of triumphantly scratching things off those lists as goals get accomplished. It feels good to plan for every eventuality.
Expectations can be great for motivation and goal-setting, but when it comes to dating, all bets are off.
Dating is not a linear experience and "dating expectations" can prevent you from getting your heart’s desire.
Here are some sneaky ones to keep one eye...
How has online dating continued to evolve, and what trends do you see now?
When I launched Spiritual Singles back in 2000, there was a huge stigma about meeting someone online. This has completely dissolved as success stories have become so common and most people know someone (or many people) that has met their spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend on an online dating site. It makes sense to have a large pool of eligible singles at your finger tips, rather than hoping to bump into the love of your life at the gym. It’s like shopping online—you can look at many different varieties and styles to find exactly what you are looking for, rather than physically searching store after store hoping to find something you like. By reading in-depth profiles, like we have on Spiritual Singles, members can learn a ton about someone's values,...
We all hear these words and at times wonder what exactly they mean: Sacred, Connection, Soulful & Sexuality. My experience is that they mean different things to different people and that it is worth having a conversation to find out what it is that they mean to me versus what they mean to you.
Here is my definition over many years of fine-tuning, exploration and curiosity.
Beyond special it holds a space in my life with reverence, respect and love – it could be a practice, an experience, an item or a person.
Ready Yourself for Love and Know that Attachment is Natural
A mindful, loving relationship creates well-being and joy down to the deepest core of your being. Yes! It’s worth it to aim for an amazing love life - an honest and caring love partnership. When an intimate relationship is fulfilling and safe, life is good. In the research on love and marriage evidence shows that happiness, health, and longevity are the result a secure, emotionally connected relationship.
Bruce Lipton in The Biology of Belief, goes so far as to write, “… self-love and being in a loving relationship ... enhances telomerase activity and promotes a longer and healthier life.” And more scientific data...
Finding the love of your life can be a daunting challenge these days, without having a little help! Most singles on a conscious path are relatively happy and content with their lives; however, they would usually prefer to be in a loving, spiritual partnership with a person that enhances their life and gives them the opportunity to grow and thrive in a deep, spiritual love, making life more even enjoyable!
Incorporating the following tips and techniques will help you to manifest the love of your life in no time!
Get Love: When you love yourself unconditionally, you create and draw loving...
Elizabeth came to me after a painful divorce.
She was not feeling inspired. She was depressed, numb, angry and often confused. She was coping by drinking alcohol and fixating over sit-coms. This was a temporary way to sooth her emptiness and fill her lonely heart. While she felt triumphant in breaking free from a marriage and a life that stifled her, she was also grieving what could have been. She wanted to do life differently now. She called me and shared, “I am re-evaluating my priorities. I’m looking at everything. I feel lost and I need to find myself again.”
Everything had looked quite idyllic for Elizabeth only a year before she found my practice. At 37, she had a handsome wealthy husband, a large custom-built...
The advice about when to have sex when dating is often:
If you are looking for a serious relationship, wait to have sex until you get to know each other. Often what goes along with this advice is a belief that sex does not need to be talked about because it is ‘natural’. My experience as a sex & intimacy coach and a psychologist is that sex may be natural but desires vary widely amongst people.
Many couples have sex before talking about what turns them on. If your desires are kinky, this can cause problems as the relationship progresses. If the first times you have sex, things are decidedly ordinary, your partner can be forgiven if he assumes that...
2-3% of the population falls under the "empath" category. Empaths are highly sensitive people who pick up on the emotions of others. Empaths don't just empathize with people, they are known to actually take on the emotions they sense in others. While being an empath is an amazing and useful gift, it can cause much emotional strain for those who don't know how to protect themselves. This short guide will teach you how to navigate the world as an empath and learn to guard yourself against emotional stress.
Common Types of Empaths
The moons of most empaths are located in a water sign, the most common being Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. This is...
Let’s face it. Dating can be daunting in the 21st century. People are so busy that it is hard to find time to connect. Thankfully, the internet makes some of the beginning stages of a search for partners easier. You can join specialised dating sites that seek members who share some of the things you find most important. These sites raise the likelihood that someone you meet will have the qualities or interests you find essential in a mate.
Once you have spent some time getting to know each other online, it’s time to head out on that first in-person date. The anxiety and excitement mix together as you wait to see if that spark is there when you meet in person. After all,...