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Dating: It’s complicated Live! Atlanta

I had the honor of hosting a really fun event this weekend at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theater. Yours truly was hostess for the It’s Complicated Live! Tour with matchmaker and TV host, Paul Brunson. Paul has guest blogged on Misadventures in Atlanta and it was great to finally meet him in person.

It was such a fun night! First off, there were a lot of sexy people there, including me (at least I felt sexy!). It was wonderful to see people networking without the pressure of meeting a date. Paul even challenged us with the task of exchanging contact information with at least 3 people before we left. Not necessarily of the opposite sex, either. I accomplished that task…all three were men.

Paul Brunson’s presentation was engaging, informative, entertaining, and I even managed to crack a few laughs with the audience! In a separate part of the evening, I went up for a “demo” on how I approached men. I sort of failed miserably at impressing my target but I was happy to see where I go wrong! (You will be shocked to learn, I overtalked)

One of the things that I took away from the evening (there was loads of good information!) was the importance of attraction. I think we all want to have someone that is attractive. However, when it comes to choosing your MATE, your attraction TO them should be FIRE. Like, without that? It’s probably not going to work.

That point really made me think. Do you agree? Some folks believe that attraction can build over time. I suppose you can argue it from both sides, but I wonder – which notion do you subscribe to? Attraction on fire or build up with a slow burn?


Paul Brunson will release his book soon (October 11!) but for now you can catch him co-hosting every Monday night on LoveTown USA airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network (10:00 pm ET) The show was filmed in Kingsland, GA and the entire town made “love” a top priority for 30 days.

Happy Monday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 10th, 2012
2:19 pm

Naw ITL it’s still stalkerish, he just now has theme music (images of im gonna get you sukka in my head ) (LOL)

kimmie

September 10th, 2012
2:19 pm

Leggs/Slim/Light – :lol:

Robert

September 10th, 2012
2:20 pm

@SlimUno – !!! It don’t mean a thing unless you flash that wang!!!! –

To quote the late and great Chuck Brown (Washington, DC go-go legend) “It don’t mean a thing unless you got that go-go swing” – Sure Your Right

Celisea

September 10th, 2012
2:21 pm

Bluzy – Yay!

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
2:21 pm

In the past, I’ve blocked my number and called a guy a few times just to see if he would answer the phone! I’m hoping he never guessed it was me. LOL!

Only once did I go banging on a man’s window…he was my boyfriend and the only reason I did that was because he had several health problems and when he wouldn’t answer the phone after a few hours of calling, I got really scared something had happened to him. He was just sleeping. He got mad that I woke him up, but later, he was happy that I cared enough to drive all the way to his house to check on him!

Sassy Me...live..laugh..love ;-)

September 10th, 2012
2:22 pm

“Do Not Resisitate” and is used when patients do not want a doctor to treat them.

:shock:

:lol:

Resisistate?…ummm did you mean resuscitate?!

Too funny…

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
2:22 pm

Hey Bluz!! Thanks for thinking of me.

One of my BFFs lives in Savannah, and I’ve only been once this year. How sad is that?? :(

I have some vacation that I need to take so that I don’t lose it…I’m thinking the beach. Especially now that the “off” season is here.

Celisea

September 10th, 2012
2:23 pm

Only the kid’s dad did the banging on the window, showing up unannounced, waiting for me when I pulled up….the list goes on. He wasn’t a stalker though, I wouldn’t say. He just had a hard time letting go…lololol

Celisea

September 10th, 2012
2:23 pm

I didn’t touch Robert’s post cause I wasn’t sure…lololol

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
2:23 pm

“All my instincts, they return
And the grand facade so soon will burn
Without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the insiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide”

:D

ITL — I got my fist taste of puddy w/ that movie (and song) playing in the background. :D

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
2:25 pm

Oops, first taste, that is. The fist came later… :lol:

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
2:27 pm

LOL@Swiss. There are reasons John Cusack was on my Top 5 list for years….and “Say Anything” is one of them.

In your eyes…the light the heat…..in your eyes…I am complete…..

LOVE that song. Still.

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
2:27 pm

I’m hoping he never guessed it was me. LOL!

Now that right there is funny, because you have no idea what codes guys have on their phones next to the names of their conquests.

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
2:28 pm

Dayum, Swiss. I think I just threw up a little in my mouth. After I giggled. :lol:

Celisea

September 10th, 2012
2:30 pm

Off to a meeting :evil:

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
2:30 pm

The fist came later…

cracking up, was it with Jayne Kennedy?

Sassy Me...live..laugh..love ;-)

September 10th, 2012
2:30 pm

didn’t touch Robert’s post cause I wasn’t sure…

:lol:

I’m surprised Leggs let it sliiide..

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
2:33 pm

Leggs — I had to google Jayne Kennedy… :lol:

kimmie

September 10th, 2012
2:34 pm

Bluz – No, checking up on someone with health issues does not count. I had to do that a few times with my godmother when she was alive. She lived alone in a very rough area and when she didn’t answer the door or phone it scared me.

No, this dude was trying to get some after one of his long ghost trips!! H— would have frozen over before I opened that door!!!

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
2:34 pm

Wait….what happened with Jayne Kennedy????

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
2:40 pm

ITL — Apparently, I fisted her. :lol:

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
2:40 pm

Um, okay…….

Robert

September 10th, 2012
2:41 pm

Jayne Kennedy was my first “Crush” . She was the first Black American Woman actor/broadcaster to do NFL games on primetime TV as well as appear in many roles on TV in the 70’s-80’s that did not exploit her intelligence. Jayne Kennedy is a part of Black History.

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
2:42 pm

@Swiss: I would not be surprised if you had. No reflection on Jayne intended….. :)

Are you going to any of the next 3 home games?

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
2:46 pm

Sassy ~ I thought about it and thought about it..you know I did. I have many typos so I had to let it go.

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
2:46 pm

ITL – You MUST go to the beach if you have a place to stay!!!! I’m hoping to go to Charleston one more time before the year ends. I’d like to go around Christmas to see how they decorate the town.

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
2:48 pm

swiss ~ so you’re saying you never heard or seen about her infamous sex tape with her husband. He put his fist and arm all the way up in her at least to his elbow…it was mind boggling.

Robert ~ Jayne Kennedy was, still is, a beautiful woman with the smarts to go with it.

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
2:49 pm

@Bluz: It’s lovely there at Christmas. So is St. Augustine. They do historical reenactments during early December in St. Aug, with hometown folks in costume, complete with cannons and the whole nine. There are also lights EVERYWHERE. It’s really beautiful.

I’m ready to go home. Hmph! :roll:

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
2:50 pm

Dang, Leggs. Ouch. :( I hope he was very small-boned.

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
2:52 pm

ITL – That sounds nice! I’m right there with you with wanting to go home!!! Oh…by the way…I believe my friend and I are going to Darwin’s again on Thurs…

Jake-Colt 45 "It Works Every Time"

September 10th, 2012
2:53 pm

What up folks, I’m sure I missed a bunch, whats happenin

Robert

September 10th, 2012
2:53 pm

The NFL should strongly consider putting Jayne Kennedy in the Pro football Hall of Fame with the rest of the sports writers. She was the first Black American Woman Sports Broadcaster and many NFL players identified with her pioneering spirit and would only grant interviews with her only. Not even Howard Cosell or John Madden could get exclusive interviews with Black Players unless Jayne Kennedy was involved. That is a Black History fact.

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
2:54 pm

Robert ~ you and I have definitey dated ourselves.

Robert

September 10th, 2012
2:59 pm

“so you’re saying you never heard or seen about her infamous sex tape with her husband. ”

If you saw that tape you saw this married couple leaving a party and going home. You saw a married couple engaged in a sexual relationship. How many married people have made private tapes of their love making? A lot. My ex-wife and I agreed to destroy any thing that could cause damage later in life. Issac Kennedy (husband) in desparate need of money sold that personal private tape to “Hustler” to exploit Jayne and make money. She is innocent. End of story.

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 10th, 2012
3:03 pm

Leggs you mean you up there with us old folks (LOL)

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:04 pm

@Bluz: Oooooh, that sounds fun. If I’m feeling better, I’ll definitely meet you there. I had so much fun the last time.

This is the friend “T” and not “P”….right!?!?!? :lol:

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
3:04 pm

Exactly, Robert. I said she made a sex tape “with her husband.” No one is casting blame on her, was simply speaking on one of the many highlights of the tape.

Yes, swiss, her greedy husband exploited her for money by selling the tape.

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
3:05 pm

Single ~ yes sir…that’s why I call myself the BS Breaker!

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:06 pm

(waving at Jake)

Heeeeeey, Chocolatte!!! Happy Monday.

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

ITL – You are correct…”T”…who knows if “P” will be there! Maybe Mags will come…we’re on good friendly terms again. I’m totally over any feelings more than a friendship!!!

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:11 pm

@Bluz: Mmmmhmmm. That’s what you say today. :) And yay on T being there….cracks me up!!

Maybe they’ll have tequila specials again….oh wait. You’re on the wagon, right??? Bwa ha! :lol: :lol:

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
3:11 pm

So, who text who after his exchange with you where you wanted to explain some things to him, Bluz and you said you were going to leave it alone?

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
3:13 pm

Leggs — Nope, never heard of her, or seen the tape. And from your description, if I had I would have remembered. :shock: :lol:

Never understood the whole “fisting” thing — at least not from my perspective. If it takes my whole forearm to give you a good time, you’re probably not the woman for me. IJS… :lol:

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
3:15 pm

Didn’t say it takes that for someone to have a good time, it was just something they decided to do. They were at at for hours or hours. Anyway, NEXT…..

cba

September 10th, 2012
3:15 pm

Leggs & SH~ I must admit, I do enjoy the discounts from the “mature club” ;-)

ITL~ hope you feel better soon, I can’t remember anything recently that made me feel as bad as bronchitis…..and the coughing can last for daaaaaaaays :-(

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
3:16 pm

They were at it for hours on hours….

Robert

September 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

@Leggs – The best part of the tape was when her husband left the room. Jayne had a party alone (masterbation) and as a young Man I loved watching her perform. That is what I remember.

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

Thanks, cba. :) I’m trying to get as much rest as possible, but even the cough syrup with codeine is not working.

Comon Cents

September 10th, 2012
3:20 pm

he’d have to get a good look at her before he called her crazy (LOL)

So it’s only stalking fif the person is unattractive? I literally LOL’ed at that one. :lol:

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:20 pm

ITL – That’s right…I’m SERIOUSLY on the wagon until October at least! :-( It’s all good. I’m realizing that liquor is my enemy!!!

Leggs – we messaged back and forth some on Friday and I got some understandings about where he is coming from and we both agreed to go back to how things were before we got caught up. He’s a good guy, but I’ve definitely realized that we are much better as friends. I really do feel ok with it. Some things he said about what he is going through is a lot of what my ex was going through at the time we got together. I CAN’T get into another situation of taking care of somebody.