All About Connecting: Online dating quiz

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times This month, a quiz to kick off the column (don’t worry about studying!): ALL ABOUT CONNECTING’S ONLINE DATING QUIZ Do you find that the people you write through online dating sites and apps don’t write you back? Do you find that the people that reach out to you are the ones you are not interested in? Do you wonder if there are any new people on these...

Manly mistakes men make on Match.com

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Ok, men, aren’t you frustrated that you haven’t been successful in finding the woman of your dreams yet on Match.com? Admit it, you know you are at least an 8, you make a good salary, you are successful and have no baggage. So what’s not working for you? I’ll tell you plain and simple – it’s not you; it’s your process. Below are the most common mistakes...

Finding a person with your values

Not everyone is looking for a ‘hook-up,’ but to take things slower By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times It’s a given that if someone is looking for a quick hook-up they just need to jump on Tinder, OK Cupid, and too many more sites and apps to mention. But when it comes to meaningful relationships, where and how do women with values find dateable men who still have “old-fashioned”...

All About Connecting: Make your own luck

It’s about preparation and strategy, for the most part By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times We’ve all been sold on the idea that successful people are just lucky. We are always complaining that we too could have been a millionaire like our brother-in law who made it big by being “lucky enough” to get in at the right time with a great start-up firm, or we could have a husband like our...

Looking in the mirror

Maybe it’s not the people you date, but your approach By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Answer these questions honestly: Do you pick out men to date from online websites just from their first profile picture? Do your friends or family tell you you’re too picky, but you tell them you just have high standards? Have you ever been on a date and were worried that someone you know may walk...

All About Connecting: Five rules for online dating

Be realistic, have a plan and know who you are and what you want By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Ladies, it’s that time of year again. It’s the season of cocktail parties, mistletoe, and Victoria Secret underwear hot enough to warm up anyone, even on the coldest of nights. It’s also that time of year when after a few drinks, friends and strangers begin begging me to divulge my best-kept...

Your body language may say more than anything

You can say a lot even when you’re not speaking By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Have you ever wondered what your body language is telling the world? Research tells us that 93% of all our communication is non-verbal, and that most of our non-verbal communication is through our posture, gestures and facial expressions. As I warn my clients, even as they are walking into a restaurant, they...

Take care of yourself, it’s surprisingly sexy

When you feel beautiful, you are By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times We’ve all encountered more than our fair share of unsolicited romantic advice from friends, from family, and (most brazenly) from drunken friends of the family! But with contradicting and archaic advice mixed in with the helpful hints, it’s hard to figure out which tips we should discard and which we should hold onto and implement...