Posts in category "Gina B."

Squad Goals: 8 Types of Girlfriends to Avoid!

Squad Goals: 8 Types of Girlfriends to Avoid!
By Gina B. Ladies, having great girlfriends is extremely important. And just what do girlfriends have to do with dating, you ask? Only everything! Your girlfriends are your confidantes with whom you discuss the men that you’d like to meet, date, love and partner with. They’re who you hang out with, and the ones who... Read more »

Need to Get Over an Ex? Reinvent Yourself

Need to Get Over an Ex? Reinvent Yourself
By Gina B.   Breakups suck, period.  Regardless of how bad your relationship was, or how necessary the breakup, there is a minefield of nostalgic triggers that produce erratic explosions of disturbing emotions.   I’ve found that the best way to get through a breakup is a little bit of reinvention.   Here’s how it happens . .... Read more »

Having Trouble Getting Over An Ex? Time to Reinvent!

Having Trouble Getting Over An Ex?  Time to Reinvent!
by Gina B. Determined to move on after breaking up with your ex, you’ve done all of the right things – returned his/her belongings, eliminated all reminders of him/her in your house, and avoided the ever dangerous drunk texting or dialing.  By having no memory triggers of your previous relationship in your immediate presence, you... Read more »
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"Why Are We Together"? I Hope You Have a Good Answer!

"Why Are We Together"?  I Hope You Have a Good Answer!
by Gina B. Even the strongest relationship can be as fragile as fine stemware.   One bad argument (or a few hours of serious introspection) is often all it takes to make both parties wonder why they’re together.   Even if the question lingers for only one minute, the answer can be pivotal. If you’re smart, you... Read more »

Dating a Man Who's Married or In a Relationship? The Problem is YOU!

Dating a Man Who's Married or In a Relationship?  The Problem is YOU!
by Gina B. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been involved in a “men are dogs” conversation, I would be a rich woman. I’ve even initiated the diatribe – especially when I’ve felt that I had been done wrong in a relationship. If we gathered a room full of women and told... Read more »

If You Want the Right Mate, Dangle the Right Bait!

If You Want the Right Mate, Dangle the Right Bait!
If You Want the Right Mate, Dangle the Right Bait! by Gina B. When we meet people, we want them to be attracted to what we consider to be our best qualities.   The bait that we dangle should be an accurate representation of what we consider our best qualities to be.    If you find... Read more »
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Ladies, Please LIE About Your Number of Sex Partners

Ladies, Please LIE About Your Number of Sex Partners
By Gina B. I’m normally an unwavering proponent of honesty.  To a fault.  But even I must admit that there are certain questions that, if answered honestly, will not produce good results.    Men, you know that if a woman asks you if she looks fat, the answer is “no.” Unequivocally. Even if she looks... Read more »

The Strategy of Dating . . . If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for an A**hole

The Strategy of Dating . . . If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for an A**hole
by Gina B. It took a while for me to realize that dating requires strategy. Out of college as a young adult, I dated haphazardly and infrequently.  I was more excited about work and my social life with friends.  A man had to be really aggressive to get my attention, and most guys didn’t have the... Read more »

Lovers & Livelihoods, or "How Did I Blow That Job?"

Lovers & Livelihoods, or "How Did I Blow That Job?"
by Gina B. I have a confession to make:  I live a double life. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been a dating columnist for some time through multiple channels, with my column – The Gina Spot – in Tribune’s RedEye being the most recent prior to being an... Read more »
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You Know His Sexual Secrets. Do You Keep Mum, Or Is Sharing Truly Caring?

You Know His Sexual Secrets.  Do You Keep Mum, Or Is Sharing Truly Caring?
by Gina B. I’m not sure if this is common knowledge among men, but women compare notes.  Treacherously. To be clear, most of us avoid providing sexual details about actual boyfriends. The unspoken rule of my circle is that if we’re dating someone who has the potential to turn into a serious relationship, we don’t... Read more »