I’ve been a marriage and family counselor for more than 40 years.Though the times and technologies have changed, the basics of dating and mating haven’t.
Good news for anyone who is thinking of splurging on the new i Phone.
In a world that is becoming increasingly stressed and more of us feel overwhelmed, anxious, and afraid, we need to know there is someone who has our back, who is there for us. Words of love and encouragement that are given in real time by a real person, meant just for us can open our heart.______Jed Diamond, Ph.
We need real friends, real companions, real lovers. D., LCSW, has been a psychotherapist, marriage and family counselor, for more than 40 years.
Americans are picky when it comes to dating, particularly those who have i Phones, according to a recent survey of more than 5,500 singletons aged 18 and over by dating site
The survey, which was released ahead of the 10th anniversary of Apple’s i Phone this week, found that i Phone owners are 21 times more likely to judge others negatively for having an Android, while those who have an Android are 15 times more likely to judge others negatively for having an i Phone.
Interestingly, I’ve found that many people, particularly men, seem to find it easier to talk on the phone about these issues than talking in person.
Texting is a poor substitute for talking when we reach stage four and are wanting real, lasting love.
Calling requires us to keep trying if we’re going to make a connection.
Whether we’re in the early stages of dating or the later stages of love, we need perseverance and persistence if we’re going to deepen the relationship and help it grow.
That may be pitiful commentary, but we’re also looking for compatibility in the non-materialistic: political viewpoints, religious convictions, and fundamental ethical values.” One explanation for the i Phone users snooty approach to dating: i Phone users earn higher incomes than Android users, according to research group Com Score.
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Words on a screen don’t touch us nearly as deeply as words that are spoken.