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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

361 comments Add your comment

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
3:21 pm

“So it’s only stalking fif the person is unattractive?”

Comon — In a word, yes. :lol:

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:21 pm

ITL – Do you at least get a buzz from the cough syrup with codeine? ;-)

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:22 pm

ITL – That’s right…I’m SERIOUSLY on the wagon until October at least!

Mmmmm hmmmm. Until I stand up and say, “Who’s ready for shots????” and bring back a round of tequilas. :) :)

Jake-Colt 45 "It Works Every Time"

September 10th, 2012
3:22 pm

Hey White Chocolate Wonder…winks and kisses!!!!

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:23 pm

LOL ITL! Don’t be a bad influence!!!!

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
3:24 pm

Robert ~ I remember that part too, but the fist action has always stood out because I was freaking stunned. Even wondered if the tape was somehow spliced. Wondered how they went at it for so long still begging for more. I did feel really bad for her once it was released.

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:24 pm

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

@Bluz: But I’m so good at it!!! :lol:

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

Jake — That (Colt 45) is quite possibly the best (and most honest) ad campaign ever. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pK5HmuCMBM

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
3:29 pm

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:30 pm

ITL – I know you are! LOL! I’m feeling strong this time, though! You can’t get me to do it!!! Hee hee

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 10th, 2012
3:32 pm

comon if she’s unattractive with a banging bod, it’s only stalking during times we can be seen together (LOL)

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
3:34 pm

Ok, we now know to keep ITL away from Bluz. ITL likes being bad and seems to enjoy dangling carrots in front of someone!

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
3:34 pm

“if she’s unattractive with a banging bod, it’s only stalking during times we can be seen together”

S/H — +1 :lol:

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
3:34 pm

S/H — As Bob Marley said, “Turn the lights down low…” :lol:

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

@Bluz: Girl, please. I won’t even get the “sh” out of my mouth and you’ll be calling Dallas to bring the salt and limes. :lol: :lol: Just promise you’ll stay off the table this time. :lol: I kid, I kid…..

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

The ladies will never think of that song the same again… :lol:

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:36 pm

@Leggs: ME? A bad influence???? I resemble that remark. LOLOL :lol:

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:37 pm

ITL – Now…when I come back off the wagon, I may have to stay with you after a night of Dallas’ shots!

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
3:37 pm

You can’t get me to do it!!! Hee hee

That has “tempt me if you can” written all over it cuz I will definitely grab a shot.

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:38 pm

Right Leggs?!?! LOL! ITL twisted my arm last time we went out (although not very hard)

Jake-Colt 45 "It Works Every Time"

September 10th, 2012
3:38 pm

Hey Swiss, they didn’t lie about it at all, and it definitely does get you wasted!!!

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:39 pm

@Leggs: I know, right??? :)

@Bluz: Mi couch et su couch. :) Unless of course Pancho lives closer…… LMAO! :lol:

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
3:42 pm

That was not nice, ITL, but it was funny. :lol: :lol:

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:44 pm

@Leggs: It would’ve been even funnier if you’d met Pancho….. :)

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 10th, 2012
3:44 pm

And if you are attractive, it’s becomes stalking when I don’t want anymore

Leggs

September 10th, 2012
3:45 pm

Oh, Pancho is real. I thought you were going with the spanish theme in your post and that’s the name you came up with (lol).

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:45 pm

LMAO!!!! No thank you!!!!

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:46 pm

Poor Pancho…if he only knew how he was talked about…

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:46 pm

LOL@Leggs. No, Pancho (although not his real name) is very real. And very smitten with Bluz. :)

Sorry, Bluz…..couldn’t help myself….

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:47 pm

And if you are attractive, it’s becomes stalking when I don’t want anymore

aka, the 12th of NEVER! :)

Jake-Colt 45 "It Works Every Time"

September 10th, 2012
3:48 pm

ITL-what I do?

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:50 pm

He likes me…he really likes me!!! LOL!!!

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:51 pm

@Jake: Nothing. Nothing at all. Which is a good thing….especially if the occasion for me to meet Mrs. Jake should ever present itself. ;)

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:52 pm

Well, duh, Bluz! :)

Poppa Grande

September 10th, 2012
3:53 pm

If she is unattractive with a banging bod, please refer to two words

Brown Liquor

As for Colt 45, it is some strong stuff.

I always wondered why the malt liquors refer to weapons and dangerous animals. Isn’t it some kind of subliminal warning about drinkin’ it.

Colt 45
Schlitt’s Malt Liquor Bull
Red Dog
Old English 800 uses a tiger as a mascot…If I remember correctly
King Cobra
Big Bear

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
3:56 pm

Red Dog is malt liquor???? Are you sure???

Isn’t Red Dog the one with the bulldog on the label and the little sayings under the cap? I remembering popping a top one night and out of habit turning the cap over and it said, “Why are you reading this?!” I was just buzzed enough that I laughed about that for a good long time.

They used to serve those at Longneck Nickel Night. :)

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 10th, 2012
3:59 pm

PG, if she’s got a banging bod, don’t need any liquor to look at the top and back of her head (LOL)

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
3:59 pm

This last hour has gone by so slowly and still one hour to go! Ergh! Then, a busy evening ahead of me and I just want to go to sleep!

Jake-Colt 45 "It Works Every Time"

September 10th, 2012
3:59 pm

Don’t forget…

Crazy Horse
Mickey’s
Private Stock (my Favorite Malt)

Poppa Grande

September 10th, 2012
4:04 pm

My Bad, Red Dog was just a regular beer. They packaged it and sold it like malt liquor in 40s.

The infamous Zima was malt liquor though.

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
4:06 pm

Somebody should come out with a new malt liquor & just call it what it really is — Old School Roofie. :lol:

Jake-Colt 45 "It Works Every Time"

September 10th, 2012
4:06 pm

Hey, how was everyon’e weekend….Sat. Night, I was at the Republic, its a cool lil bar, the rooftop was really nice, and the DJ was catering to the Ecletic Crowd, brought back rmemories(single days), that I am trying to repress constantly (Me and the Party Scene, were once an awesome pair)…lol

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
4:07 pm

Zima??? Blech. I remember being on the lake one Sunday with some girlfriends and the boat broke down. Some guys came along to help, and we asked if they had any alcohol. Sure, they said…and pulled some Zimas out of the cooler. Still shudder thinking about how nasty that stuff was.

Bluzgirl

September 10th, 2012
4:07 pm

I used to drink Smirnoff Ice a lot…I’m kind of glad that I’ve developed a taste for some beers. Not as sweet as the malt beverages…

Poppa Grande

September 10th, 2012
4:08 pm

Actually, that what my dad used to say about the unattractive but banging bods. I just got to thinking about malt liquors and got of that thought.

The only thing in my life that I regretted drinking was MD 20/20. That was horrible. Especially when it was mixed with Alize.

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
4:09 pm

One of my roommates from college was from Syracuse, NY, and apparently Syracuse was one of the first test markets for Zima. He brought cases of the crap down when he would go home. SMH… Yankees…

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 10th, 2012
4:10 pm

Drink enough of that brown liquor, everything starts to look attractive (LOL)

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
4:10 pm

@Swiss: Yeah….and they could market it with special combo packs.

“Buy two specially marked 40s of Old School Roofie, and get a vial of penicillin and an EPT….FREE!!!”

Jake-Colt 45 "It Works Every Time"

September 10th, 2012
4:11 pm

Do Not say that word again “Zima”, there is a Freaknic Story in my past starring ‘Zima”.