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       The Single Scene Column                ©          resurface. It’s usually a decent amount of time after they   ranks of the eyes and hearts
                                                         disappeared, and they often act like nothing happened,   of the public. All eyes on
      By Kelly Leary , Founder of Revolution Dating      like a revived corpse.                            Revolution Dating, and
                                                           Nexting: With all the apps at our fingertips and singles   Kelly and her team of real
      Decoding the New Dating Language                   finding it so easy to communicate via a smart phone,   life Earth angels. There is
                                                         anyone can be anyone. False confidence abounds and   simply no reason to spend
        The Love Business is                             many just feel they can jump to the next in an instant...  the summer alone with this
      booming with new couples                           and guess what? They can. This is a weak testimony to   club  in  town...just  look  at
      and  engagements.  I  can’t                        a real man or woman who is looking to date sincerely as   these photos! Revolution
      count how many dynamic                             a romantic goal. If you feel you are in this trap, get out   Dating would like to thank
      duos are enjoying the                              quickly.                                          all who have supported and
      fireworks  together  all                             Stashing: When the person you’re dating doesn’t   promoted their club for
      summer long because of us.                         introduce you to their friends or family, and doesn’t   so many years. America,
      Summertime is the kick-off                         post anything about you on social media. Basically,   especially Florida, will be  Chris & Dani, est. 2015, will
      of Cuffing Season, the time                        you’re their secret boyfriend or girlfriend, while they   seeing much more growth  be watching fireworks again
      when finding  a  girlfriend                        feel justified in “stashing” you on the shelf, pretending   from this successful dating  this summer thanks to RD!
      or boyfriend becomes                               nothing is going on to the outside world, and keeping   club in the years to come.
      even more appealing as                             their options open. If they proclaim you as their romantic   At least someone is doing it right! Say no to online dating
      the  countdown  to  the  big                       interest, they will have to give up their search.   and make your appointment to meet with Kelly and her
      holidays is officially in                            Benching:  Before  you  have  “the  talk”  with  your   team, as she is in very high demand this summer! Their
      motion.                                            new partner about whether you are in an exclusive
        As your leader of love, I have decided to bring you   relationship,  you  are  at  risk  of  being  “benched.”  Like
      up to date on some new “terms” being used by singles   the sports term, where players are left on the bench as
      today. The old-fashioned meeting through introduction by   reserves, you might find yourself being someone’s back-
      a friend is the best way to go...and that is what we recreate   up  option  as  they  continue  to  look  around. They  may
      at my club. So Ready-Set-Go. Be aware and enjoy the next   come back to you if nobody better comes along, but that
      chapter of your life. Knowledge is power. The power of   doesn’t give one high hopes for the relationship, does it?
      love knows no boundaries but first we must know who     Today,  more  than  ever,  I  realize  why  this  club  has
      we are dating and what goes on “Behind the Screens!”   become so popular among our members who are too smart
      (Yikes). Online daters beware...and social media lovers...  for the shark tank. If you are someone who has resisted
      heed my advice! It’s just too easy to get into trouble if   dating because of all of the above, I don’t blame you.
      you are dating via the internet in any way. In this day   BUT you do have to stand up for what you want at some
      and age, dating begins and ends with our smart phones…  point and take a strong calculated risk. Not everyone is
      Time To Get Smarter.                               obsessed with his or her screens! Not everyone would
      Learn the Dating Dictionary, circa 2018:           risk his or her safety, money or sanity on internet dating
        Micro-Cheating:  Inappropriate  flirting  or  contact   or blind flirting. You don’t have to either. Don’t think of  Theresa (now an honorary
      with another that lacks physical touch. It goes beyond   what you have to lose today, think of what you have to  Cupid  too)  &  Frank,  est.   Barbara & Gordon, est.
      emotional infidelity, in that this usually occurs on an   gain. Be confident, smart, and carry on my friend! It’s  2017, will be boating all   2016, will be paired off again
      electronic device in one way or another. How do you know   time you start dating smart too. You got this--and so do  summer long thanks to RD!  this summer thanks to RD!
      if you have crossed the line? If you are doing anything   we!
      you would not want your partner knowing about (when it     Let’s claim some internet-independence!   Dating on page 6
      comes to dating or flirting) like texting inappropriately,                                  XOXO,
      sending photos or sharing intimate feelings with anyone                                       Kelly
      other than your “exclusive” partner, then you are micro-                                              Jim Weix Sells Real Estate
      cheating.                                            Kelly Leary, Founder of Revolution Dating has a
        Love  Bombing: The  flame that  burns  too fast  dies   master’s degree in psychology and 27 successful years
      quickly. You feel someone fell madly in love with you   in the dating industry. A top matchmaker, now known as
      but they have never met you or you met briefly. In this   THE Florida Matchmaker, she has been profiled by ABC
      case you definitely should think twice. Why is he or she   News, The Palm Beach Post, PalmBeacher Magazine,
      falling  so  fast  and  they  barely  know  you?  How  many   The South Florida Business Journal, and numerous
      times have they done this before?                  other media outlets. Please call our hotlines seven days
        Catfishing:  When a person lures someone into a   a week at 561-630-XOXO (9696) in the Palm Beaches
      relationship by pretending to be someone else online   and South Florida area or 772-932-HERE (4373) on the
      or has greatly altered their appearance. Catfishes often   Treasure  Coast. You  may  also  visit  our  informational   SELL YOUR HOME
      steal photos from strangers’ profiles, and sometimes   only website at All inquiries   Using the latest and most advanced
      even create multiple personas to make their stories more   are confidential. Background checks are required. All
      believable. They will try to continue a “fake” relationship   applicants must be prescreened in person at our private   marketing technologies
      for months--always avoiding a face-to-face meeting.   practice to be eligible. This is NOT online dating.
        Ghosting:  When someone  you’ve  been  seeing                                                                                 Call Jim at
      vanishes without a trace. You could have been dating a   Around Town TAKEN Couples & More...
      few days, or months, but one day they simply disappear.                                                                     772-341-2941
      They don’t return your texts, and may even block you     This club has found that connecting to the right
      to avoid having the break-up conversation with you. It’s   people at the right places for the right causes, attracts   Jim Weix, Broker Associate
      cowardly, but sadly common, especially with a vast array   even more dynamic and successful singles as a bonus!
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        Zombie-ing: If you’ve been ghosted, the culprit may   growing by leaps and bounds, they are also rising in the

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