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Palm City Spotlight, Page 5

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

                                                                                                              Big Boat. Small Boat. No Boat.
                                                                                                                  Stuart CoriNthiaN YaCht CluB ...
                                                                                                               is the Treasure Coast’s premier destination for friendship and
                                                                                                              fun, both on and off the water. Our casually elegant waterfront
                                                                                                              clubhouse and marina provide the perfect location for sharing
                                                                                                              fun-filled days and warm evenings with friends. Share in the fun!

                                                                                                                Weekly Happy Hour  & Dinner • Theme Parties
                                                                                                                     Dinner Dances • Cruising Program
                                                                                                                      Sport Clay Shooting • Mah Jong
                                                                                                              Ladies Luncheons • Poker • Book Club • Film Club
                                                                                                                           and so much more!

                                                                                                                      CaLL or eMaiL ToDay!
                                                                                                               772.221.1900  |
                                                                                                               4725 SE Capstan Avenue • Stuart, Florida 34997
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