Monday, June 25, 2012

Watching Your Finances While Dating By Miss Know It All

Miss Know It All
A woman meets a man on an online dating site, and it is love at first sight. Before you know it, he is asking to borrow money. How many women lend or give money to men who are forever broke, unemployed, or behind in their child support payments.

This is not to say that men do not suffer from throwing your money after bad syndrome. However, this scenario seems to be more common among women who are willing to take over a grown man’s financial obligations. Suddenly, the man is gone with the cash; the woman is in a financial bind and has to chase him down like a bounty hunter or end up in small claims court to try to recoup her money.

Why so many women put themselves in this type of predicament is unknown. Maybe it is the need to be a nurturer or the fear of being alone. When you lend or give money to anyone, you are doing a disservice to yourself, by putting that individual first and you last.  

A man of integrity and good character will never ask you for money to help pay his debts or to buy him a big-ticket item. If he is financially sound and responsible, he will not need your money to make ends meet. On the other hand, if he is looking for a cash withdrawal machine, or is out to be a moocher, he will let you know right from the start. There will be no beating around the bush on his end.

When you meet a man and decide to date him, and within seconds, he is asking you for a loan to help purchase a car, because he has bad credit, it means, he does not pay his bills. In all likelihood, you will never see your money.

No one is saying you should never help the love of your life. If he were going through a financial crisis, you would be there for him, but only if he has given as much as you have. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

3 Reasons Falling in Love Feels So Good By Elizabeth Nelson

People love to be in love. But why? Well, it feels good, that’s why. But what makes love so addictive? Why does it feel so good? Here are three reasons behind our love of love.

1. Touch – Everyone needs to be touched. It is a part of how we are built. But society has very strict rules on who, how, and where you can touch. Those rules are broken, however, in a romantic relationship. When two people fall in love, touch norms go out the window. Touch is one of the strongest ways to form an attachment to a person. So, the more you touch, the more you love.

2. Endorphins – With touch comes endorphins. That feel-good buzz that comes along with love? Yeah, you can blame these guys. A natural ‘love high’ is formed when you receive and give affection, attention and care. These activate other hormones in your body that can strengthen these feeling and make it last, to a lesser degree, for the long term.

3. Attention – Everyone wants to feel special. And what can make you feel more special than someone’s undivided attention. When you are falling in love, you can think of nothing else but that person. Any time they are in the room, your eyes, thoughts, and probably hands are on them. When they are away, you immediately answer any texts, emails or phone calls. You give them all your attention, and that feels great.


Elizabeth’s Bio:

Liz’s hope that many more people can live out that dream through reading her articles and thoughts about the good AND the bad of the online dating scene through top dating sites. Get in touch with her at

Monday, June 11, 2012

Meet Liz Grace Davis, Young Adult and Romantic Women’s Fiction Author

Liz Grace Davis, Author

Liz Grace Davis is a Namibian author. She grew up in Angola, Namibia, South Africa and Germany. She now lives with her husband in Vienna, Austria. Growing up, Liz spent most of her days in school libraries, diving into the world of books. In her spare time, she loves to travel as well as creating jewelry and digital scrapbooks. She is in her element when she is doing anything that requires creativity. Liz is the author of a young adult fantasy novel, Tangi's Teardrops and a romantic women's fiction novel, Chocolate Aftertaste.

Following is a synopsis of Chocolate Aftertaste

At her pre-wedding dinner, Nora Darkin, the daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, discovers her fiancé is not the man she thought he was. As her father hoists his glass to toast them, she makes an announcement: there will be no wedding to her father's right-hand man.

Due to the fresh rift driven between her and her father, Nora escapes to the quaint town of Dreara.

Determined to live her life her own way, she makes new friends and pursues her lifelong desire of becoming a chef. Ethan Danes, a neighbour with his own broken heart, helps soothe hers. 

Just as Nora discovers what it means to be happy, and she begins to fall in love with Ethan, a woman from his past re-enters his life…

Short Excerpt

Nora turned her attention back to the reality in front of her. She hated arguments; sometimes she wished she could hide somewhere, just wait them out. Unfortunately, life was not like that.

She lifted her eyes to meet Liam’s. The ice in his eyes had not melted. She dropped her gaze.

Instead of flirting with her appetite, the large marinated tiger prawns made her stomach queasy, and the oriental noodles looked like neglected yarn left out in the rain. From the way he dissected his steak, Liam’s appetite was just fine. She gritted her teeth as his knife scraped the porcelain plate.

Unable to bear the silence between them, she leaned forward and whispered, “I hate it when you ignore me.”

“What do you want me to say?” He chewed the last of his food and waved for the waiter. “We’re done.”

The waiter nodded and scuttled over to remove their plates.

When the waiter was out of earshot, Nora hissed through clenched teeth, “I wasn’t done.”

Liam took a swig of water, probably wishing it was something stronger. “You didn’t look like you were hungry.”

“Stop treating me like a child,” she snapped.

“Stop acting like one.”

Nora’s cheeks heated. She contained her anger with difficulty. “That’s really insensitive.”

“What do you want from me, Nora?” A vein pulsed in his neck. “What exactly do you want me to say?”

“Say you want me to be happy.” Her eyes brimmed. “Don’t ask me to get rid of my best friend.”

He loosened his tie—and then slammed his fist on the table, knocking over Nora’s glass of water. The silver stream raced straight for her lap.

The waiter appeared as if from nowhere to replace the white tablecloth with a new one. Nora forced a smile and whispered an apology. The waiter nodded, and a minute later he left.

Ignoring the curious looks they got from the other diners, she dabbed at the moisture on her black jeans.
“You can’t always explode every time I refuse to do what you want.”

Liam ignored her. “Ask to pay. I want to leave.”

Nora flinched, but abided. Paying wasn’t so bad—so long as it was fair. On their first and second date, he paid. On their third and a few more after that, they went Dutch. After one year, he asked her to pay for an occasional meal until it became an unspoken arrangement between them. The only thing Liam had paid for himself in three years was her engagement ring.

Some Goodreads Reviews:

Debbie Brown rated it «««««

I loved how real everything in this book felt. The characters came to life and easily pulled me into their story. The writing of this talented author paints intense emotions in a way that you can’t help but experience it all along with Nora as she learns to stand on her own and eventually spread her wings.
There were times where I was so sure of the decisions Nora was to take, only to be surprised by the creative path the author chose for her instead.

Liz describes the settings so well that you can see, feel and smell everything around Nora. By the end of the novel you will have experienced every emotion possible and watched Nora grow through her trials all while visiting the wonderful places created by the author.

This is not a sappy romance novel, but a book of life...Nora's life, with real feelings and all.

Naynay rated it  «««««

Nora Darkin is the daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, about to marry his right-hand man, Liam Connolly. Her father could not think of a better son-in-law. But at her wedding dinner she announces there will be no wedding, Liam is not the man she thought he was. This decision puts a strain between Nora and her father, as Nora always lived up to his controlling ways just can not do it anymore. So Nora leaves and goes to a small town called Dreara. Here she makes new friends, she starts living her dream to be a chef, she is now living her own life. She meets Ethan Danes, her neighbor who has his own problems, he is there to help Nora. While their relationship grows Nora thinks she finally knows what it is to be happy. But then a woman from Ethan's past comes back into his life.

This is a story that starts off with the main character dealing with forgotten dreams, secrets, and broken promises. As the story continues it is a woman who decides to find herself and stand on her own. A search for new beginnings, learning to forgive, and finding real love. Liz Grace Davis penned such emotion into this story and created characters you easily fell in love with. It is a emotional and an inspiring read, and I want to tell you to BUY THIS BOOK!

I recieved this book from the author for an honest review....Thank-you Liz Davis for a wonderful story.

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Some Humorous Tactics Men Use to Get a Woman’s Attention - Part 2 by Vivienne Diane Neal

If there is any behavior that will turn off most women, it is the woofing howling syndrome. These gestures usually occur among groups of men trying to outdo each other, to see if women will respond. Their main objective is to draw a female audience and make idiots of themselves. If a man really wants to get your attention, he will do it when he is alone and not openly share his objective with other men. What would be the point?

This next approach makes about as much sense as a mosquito traveling to Mars. If a man is in his vehicle and sees a woman crossing, sometimes, he will start pumping the gas peddle to get her attention.  This ploy alone is enough to make any woman become horror-struck and take flight. She might think your aim is to run her over.

Lately, the method used to get a woman’s consideration seems to be evolving.  In many cases, when a man sees a woman coming down the street, he will start to hum or sing a song. Do not get egotistical and assume he is singing to get your attention. He may be gearing himself for a record deal or thinking about auditioning for a spot on American Idol. However, the last thing a woman wants to hear is some man making a complete fool of him, especially if that individual cannot carry a tune, or the melody is unfamiliar. Yet, nothing can be more humorous than a man who approaches a woman at a bus stop and then ask, “Are you lost.” Is this anyway to get a woman’s attention?

What ever happened to a plain old “Hello,” “Good Morning," "Good Afternoon," or "Good Evening," with a smile and serious eye contact? This is not to say the woman would be in awed of, attracted to or responsive to a man, but these words and a sincere glance will certainly leave a lasting impression and may even be a great lead in to a possible dialogue, but only if the woman reciprocates.

About the Author:

Born in 1946, Vivienne Diane Neal is a storyteller with a wicked sense of humor. Vivienne has been writing articles for over twenty years and started writing fictional short stories in 2007. She gets her dark romance story ideas from observing people, places and things and watching true TV court cases.

Vivienne is the author of Making Dollar$ And Cent$ Out Of Online Dating, Shades of Deception, Malicious Acts and Wicked Intent. Her fourth book, Retribution Unleashed will go to press in the winter of 2012.

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