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Green when it comes to dating?

Dating neophytes…get smart quick

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herd of cattle in daytimeHenry and Jeff are twins, 52, single again and looking for new wives.  One brother is divorced and the other is a widow of long standing. The brothers run the family ranch near Gilroy and recently sold hundred-plus acres to a Google majordomo. They made a ton of money- and are beginning to downsize and re-think Life 101.

To say they’re laughing all the way to the bank only begins to describe their glee.   On a whim, Jeff decided to get a grip on Dating 2018. He had heard about a famous blonde San Francisco matchmaker. She and her mother advertise their services in slick, glitzy magazines. His curiousity was piqued. Jeff may be in ranching – he is no hayseed. A Stanford grad – Henry attended college 20 miles away at Santa Clara University – both men are savvy and a little shy in the…

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Hiding behind the mask: a first date

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Time to Take off the Mask
Dating 101: Great Advice
Step into the Light 
“Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone,
and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

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Date_oneJohnny and Jane met online. Perhaps she went a little fast. She will readily admit to not “Reading all the words.” She skims, looks at pictures of men served up on the online dating sites and gets excited.

She pushes the “Send” Button way too soon.

Johnny is a CPA named “John,” during the day. He works for a pretty famous company – and has been with this Fortune 400 company for over 2o years.

After 6:oo pm, the necktie and Hush Puppies disappear. John does a metamorphosis  and, bingo! he is Johnny. He posted photos of himself in leathers, near his bike, with a helmet, mostly not.

Women either love it or loathe it. Jane like that Johnny rode a bike, liked adventure, and wanted to join  a Club for couples who ride. He was cute – hiding behind the mask of sunglasses.

What the heck, she responded to his, “Hi…

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A Movie Date: must have food

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Best Carmel Corn in the World? Maybe …

Think: The CineLux Theater

Charles Dickens was right:

A first date can be the best of times and  the worst of times…

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It’s time for fun.

To ensure a memorable first date always plan for three things: ambiance, comfort, and entertainment. The CineLux Theater has it all – in spades…and great food!

First, forget about boring Raisinets and stale popcorn. The CineLux has a gourmet light-dining menu with the all-time BEST  caramel corn in the world..and they offer Local hand crafted beer and wine, Voila!

The Theater offers a great way to enjoy a meal with your movie. The menu includes: Hamburgers, fries, Nachos,  Sliders, Wings…desserts and the usual candy counter suspects. The luxury of dining, quaffing and plus a movie all make for a really great date.

Have a Seat: The theater gets gold stars for excellent pre-selected seating. Comfy chairs with small tables for dining and movie viewing are perfect. The theater is just the right size, street parking is available and it has easy freeway access.




Hamburgers, fries, Nachos,  Sliders, Wings…

Be a First Love or Last Romance?

First Love? Puppy love…

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Layer Love
Oscar Wilde said, “Men always want to be a woman’s
first love, women like to be a man’s last romance.”

What say you, Single Person?

Are you in it for the hunt? The chase? Or to develop a loving and meaningful relationship?

George (divorced, 60, Exec) in Los Gatos admits he jumped into the exciting world of online dating with a passion. He signed up for and went to work. He said he was a bit hyper about “The Chase.” He blames his love for sports and winning. He admits to dating three women at a time and enjoying evey minute. Until he didn’t. He said it was too hard remembering details about each woman. He made notes, had a file on each woman and still made a few faux pas.

He got caught in a quagmire of little white lies and embellishments. Lesson well-learned.

George calmed down and…

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San Francisco: tough place to live?

The Siren’s Call of The City

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It takes more than drive and determination to live in San Francisco


Living in the City -it’s not just the 40+ hills one must master…there is the Rent problem…Rents are higher than any hill in the City…the density -whoa! when did it get so crowded? Condos and apartments are mushrooming all over San Francisco, the city by the bay. (B-A-Y)

My former landlord, Daisy, lives in a mansion in Hillsborough with a very long drive way  and vast, pristine, gardens. How do I know? She insisted I drive – rush hour Friday- to give her a full month’s rent. No, Saturday would not do.

The Olympic Club Member sticker on her black Mercedes shone in the sun.

She was an unhappy woman. Brittle. Cold.  Who, with her husband, bought numerous building in San Francisco. Googling them was easy…understanding the rude and dismissive behavior wasn’t.  I was just another rent check.13151714_1337383099611585_2931419872141676298_nNo garage –…

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