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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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i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
5:04 pm

Comon — Tell us more about how/why you were checking out the beef curtains. :D

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
5:05 pm

Night, Jake!

SWISS! Ewwwww.

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
5:07 pm

@Swiss (and your 5:04): You are so predictable when it comes to even the slightest hint of an all-girl party. ;)

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
5:09 pm

“I thought puddy was supposed to be pretty.”

Comon — Mrs. Swiss tells me I have a pretty p3n!s. I’m not sure how I should feel about that description, but if it makes her more willing to suck on it, then I can live with it. :lol:

Comon Cents

September 10th, 2012
5:09 pm

swiss~ I was not “checking out” te beef curtains. Trust me. The only puddy I am interested in is my own. However, I was at the gym with some girlfriends and there is another chick who is a friend of a friend that was with us. We were talking about waxing (brazilian vs shaving, etc) and chick busts out of her mouth with she doesn’t wax because she doesn’t have a pretty puddy. :shock: So, she proceeded to show us. And, MAAANNN, let me tell you. It was hard to keep a straight face and say “No it’s not ugly. They’re all different…” If she ever waxed that thing, she might scare her husband to death.

Comon Cents

September 10th, 2012
5:12 pm

Swiss~ I tell my hubby that too. and I think ITL will back me up, there are definitely some pen!ses that are prettier than others.

Jake-Colt 45 "It Works Every Time"

September 10th, 2012
5:12 pm

ITL-Exactly, 20 years ago, it was different, and fun…not so much now…I am sure that there are periodic conversations that sound like this,

1: “remember that guy who was sleep outside the club at Freaknic”
2. Heck yeah, he was fugged up
1: Wonder what happened to him
2: who knows
1: he looked about 19
2: You still got them pictures
1: Naw,wish I did, would have been put’em on the internet

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
5:12 pm

“I was at the gym with some girlfriends and there is another chick who is a friend of a friend that was with us. We were talking about waxing (brazilian vs shaving, etc) and chick busts out of her mouth with she doesn’t wax because she doesn’t have a pretty puddy. So, she proceeded to show us”

Now, try to image a group of dudes having this same conversation about their junk. I can’t think of a better example of why some double standards are for our own d@mn good. :lol:

i'm swiss

September 10th, 2012
5:12 pm

Into the Light

September 10th, 2012
5:17 pm

LOL@Jake. And that is why I am forever grateful that I completed high school and college before the advent of camera phones. ;)

@Comon: Yep. I’d agree with that. I’ve only seen one or two that really qualify as beautiful.

Comon Cents

September 10th, 2012
5:25 pm

I don’t know if I would classify the hubby’s as beautiful, but it is definitely pretty. I have only seen one I would qualify as beautiful and, unfortunately, it was all sizzle an no bacon. Wah wa…