The Wrong Kind of Dirty

Q: I am 58 and have a deep connection with a man I’ve known for about a year. We get along fabulously and I believe most women would think he is a great catch; I definitely do. My problem stems from his questionable hygiene. His work requires some extreme conditions as well as some dirty jobs. I’m not sure he realizes this hygiene issue has spilled into his everyday life and I don’t know how or if I should broach …

Singing To My Valentine in Nashville

For those who are in possession of a romantic’s heart, Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to proclaim your love to those most dear. As I contemplate such proclamations, and in particular, proclamations made while traveling; my mind immediately races to a day, twenty-seven years ago, when my soon-to-be wife asked me to record a song for her while we were traveling in Nashville, Tennessee. We were on a week-long vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and decided …

6 Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts for Romantics

Even cheapskates like me get struck by cupid’s arrow on Valentine’s Day. But that doesn’t mean I’ll be spending anywhere close to the $158 the National Retail Federation says that the average guy will spend on his sweetheart this February 14. Here are some tips for saying amore for a lessee this lover’s holiday: Breakfast in bed. Skip the crowded, overpriced dinner out. Surprise your valentine with breakfast in bed instead. Set your alarm a little early and try my …

Striking a Balance in Dating

Cómo lograr el equilibrio en las citas

Una nueva “crisis cubana”

Aún con la deliciosa salida con el arquitecto cubano y sus ricos tacos de pescado en mente, Segunda necesitaba tiempo para reflexionar sobre la evolución de sus citas. De modo que, ya sabiendo que cuidar de uno mismo puede llevar a autodescubrirse, llegó al salón de su manicura. Quizás ella, al igual que yo, estaba buscando comparar experiencias sobre citas y encontrar la sabidurí­a colectiva cultivada entre secadores y planchas rizadoras para el cabello. Mientras aplicaba una segunda capa de …