Hiding behind the mask: a first date

photo of women wearing masks
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

Laurel Grove Loves...

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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Memories…Cats and dating

Everybody hated Cats on Broadway

People caterwauled their disdain for the felines frolicking on stage.

All except, Alan.

A rabid fan, while at grad school at Cooper Union,  Alan saw the feline musical, Cats, 25 times in three years. If any friend, relative, or mere acquaintance arrived in New York – he would score low-priced TIX and “treat” the unsuspecting victim.

    Flash forward, Alan (29, single, chess savant, hiker) now lives in San Jose – hangs out in Los Gatos and is Mr Match.com. His penchant for bad musicals has morphed into a burning desire to be in a long-lasting, for real, romantic, committed relationship.

The Secret: He won’t admit to anyone that he has created an Excel spread sheet – history and analysis of his myriad dates: It is a  who, what, when and what he did he wear and – the piece d’resistance – the Outcome.

Memories: He claims he has erased all “memories” of his Cats frenzy and currently thinks of himself as a pretty cool cat. You say “Cats” and he throws his head back and laughs and says, “Hey, dude that was a long time ago – I am drawing a blank.” And thats it. A silly chapter in his life – C’est fini!

Clever boy.

Can you do that? Erase a bad chapter with a smile and a dash of bravado? Apparently.school-93200__340

Drawing a Blank

Anna Logg speaks out


Dating 2016 and Mixed Signals

Need a compass,  GPS, and a Map to traverse the complicated highways of Dating 2016?

Join the Club!  Anna Logg, a Silly Valley Socialite and bon vivant is ready to throw in the towel.

She wrote to say: “Whats wrong with men today? Man buns? Kilts? There are as many men in my nail salon as women. I walk into “Let’s Face it,” My spa,  -and there are five metro-sexuals in the waiting room all reading Men’s Fitness and  Men’s Health. (Leading articles: “Best way to clean your bum” and “Best Vites for a Perky Penis”)

I want a guy, just the guy, who married dear old mom. 

I want a fast talking, fast walking, Warrior.

I may have to move.

Love,  Anna