My article, Preparing To Become A Wife - 10 Tips For Single Women, gave great tips for wives-to-be and inspired me to sit down and write out my thoughts on preparing to become a husband. In no way am I proclaiming perfection in any of these areas. But like any relationship, you have to work hard on the positives in order to become an ideal partner. Preparing to Become a … [Read more...]
I’m a Rich, Young, Single Black Man, Why Can’t I Find My Mrs. Right?
Dear Dr. Buckingham, I am a 30-year-old single man, who has done really well in life. I recently relocated from Atlanta to the D.C. area, and I am hoping to find a wife soon. I make more than $500K a year and live a fancy lifestyle. How much money I make is not really important, but I mentioned it because my lifestyle influences the kind of women that I attract. However, … [Read more...]
Are Married Men Tainting Single Men Against Marriage?
Dear Dr. Buckingham, I am a 30-year-old single woman who is tired of dealing with tired single men. I cannot seem to get a break free from meeting men who are afraid of marriage. I know that the divorce rate is high, but there has to be more to the story. I am meeting men who talk about marriage—but only in a negative manner. I am wondering if single men are lacking … [Read more...]
Single Men, You’ll Regret Waiting to Pursue a Relationship. Here Are 7 Ways to Prep for Love
I’m pro-relationships. As a relationship consultant for 16 years, I coach, teach and cheer for successful happy relationships every day. Yet over the years, I've noticed something different about relationships (or rather the lack there of). For single men in 2016, picking a woman is not a top priority—not like it used to be in the late 1940’s thru the 1970’s. I believe … [Read more...]
Why Are so Many Good Men Single? And Why Can’t You Find One?
Here's the first thought that comes to mind when I read this question: Why are so many good men still single? Good men are like fruit cakes during the holiday season. There's always a lot of talk about them, but no one really wants one. I was asked to respond to the question above, which was posed in a relationship group that I was invited to join on Facebook. What was … [Read more...]
Singles: 4 Reasons to Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone to Achieve Better Relationships
As scary as it might be for some of you, there are going to be moments in your single season when you’re going to have to get uncomfortable. Last year, I put a quote on my vision board about living outside of your comfort zone. It held me accountable to something that I knew deep down in my heart that I wanted and needed in order to become what God had created me to be, and … [Read more...]
Fellas: The 10 Biggest Dating Mistakes that Will Get You “Friendzoned” with a Quickness
Sometimes I wonder how easy it is for people who say "let's just be friends" to explain their reasoning behind it. There may have been some initial attraction with one or two parties involved, but then it just seemed one sided without much being said. Guys, I want to help you avoid being invited to your lady friend’s Thanksgiving dinner with her family only to be introduced … [Read more...]
Single Men: To Attract a Good Woman, Give Her This One Thing
This past weekend, a couple fellas and myself celebrated the end of the week with the traditional happy hour. After a few hours and a few cold ones, one of the single fellas began the usual rant of not being able to attract the woman he's looking for. At the age of 25, he felt he was in the "awkward stage" of being too old to find women in the bars and, since he was new to … [Read more...]
10 Questions to Get to Know the Man You’re Dating Better
A few years ago, I did a survey on dating. And one of the results revealed that men are more influenced by society and friends when it comes to dating and relationships. This reminds me of the film "The Wood" from the late 90s. It begs the question....what society are they subscribing to and who are their friends? If you really want to get to know someone, ask good questions … [Read more...]
A Man Who Can Cook Is the New Modern Day Mr. Right! Beef & Broccoli Done Right!
Let me begin this post by dispelling the notion that a man who cooks is in some way feminine! On the CONTRARY, a man who can cook to many women is extremely attractive! With that said, let me just put something out there I've been saying for some years now; "A man who can cook is the new modern day Mr. Right!" To the single ladies — While wining and dining you is a sure way … [Read more...]