Ask Coach KFos: Nowadays, who pays?

April 3, 2013

This week’s question: Nowadays, who pays? “Here is my question: When dating in ones freaking forties, who pays? I’m old fashioned and I have to say, the thought of going dutch or being with a guy who doesn’t at least make a grab for the bill on a date would be a huge turn off. […]

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This is me.

April 2, 2013

“Who the heck is SHE to write about dating, relationships, and getting over heartbreak?” If you’ve wondered that question, you aren’t alone. That has ran through my head soooo many times since I made the decision to do this work. It’s part of why I took so long to actually start. Because I knew that […]

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Ask Coach KFos: Family Member Overboard!

March 26, 2013

This week’s question: Is my family member going overboard with communicating? I have a family member who went on a date with a guy who she really really reeeeeaaallllly likes. So much so, that in the days right after the date, she texted him a few times, tried calling him, sent him a friend request […]

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Ask Coach KFos: Ask a Woman Out Like a Grown-Up

March 15, 2013

This week’s question: How to ask a woman out like a grown-up “I’ve been divorced for about a year and I’m ready to start dating. In fact, there is a woman I’m thinking of asking out. So much has changed from when I dated in college nearly 20 years ago (where I met my ex-wife) […]

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Dating Advice for Men: Respecting Boundaries

March 12, 2013

Remember back in 1990 when that song More than Words came out? And how chicks thought it was a really sweet song but guys knew the words were really just sweet-talking the ladies into giving up the goods? See, even now, dating as a grown adult, there are still guys out there who think it’s […]

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Socially Single: A Guide to First Date Conversations

March 9, 2013

I write a weekly column about dating and relationships for My Edmonds News (an affiliate of the Seattle Times). Here is my entry from March 7, 2103: We all know that Edmonds has some of the best places to go on a date, from casual to romantic. Picking a great place for the date can […]

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Ask Coach KFos: What To Do When Someone Pulls Away

March 7, 2013

This week’s question: What do you do when you feel someone pulling away? “I’ve been dating this guy for two months. We were friends for two years before dating. He has a young son and I love how great of a dad he is. We started out intense, a lot of words were spoken about […]

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Ask Coach KFos: Am I Ready to Date Again?

March 1, 2013

Today’s question: When to start dating after a breakup It’s Ask Coach KFos time! Here is today’s Q&A: “I am not sure if I’m ready to date. I had a bad break-up and got my heart stomped on pretty bad. It’s been several months, though, so I feel like I should be starting to date […]

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Dating Dilemma: Day of Date Zit!

February 26, 2013

Check out my first video in the Dating Dilemma series. Thanks to my friend Jessica Norton, owner of the super-fab Spa Noir in downtown Seattle. Look for another video with more beauty tips from Jessica soon!

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Four Creative Valentine’s Gifts for the Newly Dating

February 13, 2013

Tomorrow is the holiday I hear many people say they dread. Understandable because for a lot of people, Valentine’s Day creates stress and pressure no matter where you might be on the spectrum of love. It can be especially tricky for people who are newly dating. My advice? If the idea of a big, expensive, […]

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