Monthly Archives: November 2012

New Article on Examiner: Great Moments in Online Dating Fails

Online dating can be a wonderful thing. Obviously I fully support this view or else this column wouldn’t even exist. In a world where sometimes people genuinely don’t have the time or desire to peruse the bar scene, online dating becomes an ideal alternative. Rather than spending night after night meeting Mr./Ms. No on the regular, you have the potential to cast your net wider from the comfort of your home. Likewise, online dating provides a nice layer of anonymity so that you don’t have to officially reveal personal details about yourself (such as name, phone number, etc) until you’re truly ready. Depending on the dating platform you use, you can get new matches sent to you as soon as they occur or at set intervals. And, some sites even offer a personalized touch in the way of matchmaking.

Now for the record, everyone knows that I’m not against matchmakers. Sometimes, it takes an objective third party to see potential mates for us when maybe we wouldn’t see it as clearly on our own. But today, I saw something that really made me do a double take. It felt to me, like someone had taken the lazy approach to online dating and multiplied it to an extreme level. I’ve kindly blurred out the email and posting ID attached to this Craigslist ad that was placed in the writing jobs section of the New York board. But what we have here is a Wall Street executive who’s too busy to set up their own dating profiles or even take the time to connect with a potential match to set up times for a call. And for some reason, it put me in mind of the character Jeffery Donovan played in the movie Hitch, Vance Munson. If it doesn’t ring a bell, watch the video in this article.

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Posted by on November 29, 2012 in Articles, Dating, Dorian Smith, Examiner


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Thanksgiving Special From

Hi Guys,

I got a nice little email this morning and decided to share the wealth since I’m permanently coupled up!

If you remember earlier this year, I wrote a review for Examiner on the flirtation promotion, FlipMe:

FlipMe is an awesome mix of technology and old school calling cards, complete with eye catching designs and enough intrigue to keep him wanting more. The concept is that when a woman is out and sees a man (or woman) that she likes, she gives him a FlipMe card. She doesn’t have to tell her prospective amour her name, just give them the card.

For the full low down on FlipMe, click the article link below.

Take The Fear Out of Flirting with

But in honor of it being Thanksgiving, FlipMe is offering a $10 discount off the cost of a pack of cards until Sunday November 25th. Enter promo code “thanks” at checkout. Normally the cost is $25 for a pack of 30 cards which comes with a 6 month subscription. In the email there were no restrictions listed, so I don’t believe you need to be an existing member to receive the discount. For full details click the image above.

Happy flirting y’all!

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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Dating, Randomness


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New Article on Examiner: Ladies Have Several Seats

If you insist on assuming, I must insist on telling you to have several seats…

So, I’ve been focusing on the men lately, and realized that I’m neglecting my own gender! Tonight’s article – although not about technology – is much needed and is inspired by a scene from last Sunday’s (11.11.12) episode of RHOA. Yes, it’s my guilty pleasure, and something I’m sure many of my female readers can relate to. ^_^ A quick recap for those who don’t watch RHOA; one of the newbies, Kenya Moore, asks her paramour “Walter” if there were any skeletons in his closet. Being foolishly honest, he admits that he once dated Kandi Burress, another cast member. And on cue, Kenya gives him the serious stank face and has a minor freak out. My reaction, to quote the extremely outspoken Tamar Braxton (another reality guilty pleasure of mine): I’m going to need you to have several seats.

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Just a ‘lil giveaway to kick off the holiday season! Good luck y’all! ^_^

Big Apple Style Marketing

Today, we’re teaming up with Linea Pelle to offer one lucky winner the chance to win a prize set valued at $340! We’re picking one winner at random who signs up for the sweepstakes. If you want to get your hands on a buttery soft leather Nico Crossbody Clutch and a gorgeous Double Wrap Nailhead Stud Cuff (and P.S. both go great with everything), then click the link below to enter for a chance to win!

Contest link:

*Remember, you can only enter to win by using this link! Contest ends on Friday, November 16th so hurry up and enter!

If you remember, Linea Pelle was the yummy Italian leather purse & accessories line that I visited at the start of September NYFW. I’m loving the accessories I picked up while at their showroom here in NYC and know that whoever wins our giveaway will be one…

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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Uncategorized


I don’t normally post my corporate work here on my writing blog, but I’m so excited about this. My company Big Apple Style coordinated this international duet between Japanese rock artist Jesse McFaddin & American pop/dance artist Julissa Veloz! Check it out!

Big Apple Style Marketing

On Sunday, November 11th, Jesse McFaddin of the Japanese rock group RIZE is releasing his debut solo album STAND UP. The sixteen-track album features a fully collaborative artistic vision with each song formed through the combined creativity of Jesse McFaddin with production teams or artists from around the world including the American pop/dance artist Julissa Veloz. The duo worked together to create the single 2 of Us which features equal parts romance and attitude while sung over a chill pop/rock track. Jesse’s edgy yet laid back rap style blends seamlessly with Julissa’s smooth and sensual R&B vocals, resulting in a single that transcends genres and is sure to resonate with fans.

Julissa Veloz is a former American Idol finalist from season #8 who was best known on the series as “Tiara Girl”. After the show, the Dominican American singer/songwriter/producer began garnering attention when her debut single “Take…

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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Uncategorized


Mind Games Now Available on All Romance

If you haven’t had your chance to snag a copy of Mind Games, now you have one more outlet to use – All Romance eBooks! All Romance eBooks, is pretty much like the name says, a space for people who love  romance books (and all the sub-genres within it). There are a variety of sub-genres available on All Romance, but rest assured there’s definitely a romance suspense category! Just like on other platforms, here Mind Games is still just $3.99 per copy!


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New Article on Examiner: Eyes Up Here Fellas, Pt 2 “The Art of Flirting”

Last week I started what will be an ongoing series of articles covering the Art of Flirting. To recap part one, the takeaway was that approaching a woman doesn’t require the most witty or high brow of conversations. All it takes is guts. And as a reminder, last week’s article was really aimed at men. Yes, women need encouragement too, but it’s a different angle. So, working under the assumption that you’re now confident and ready to approach women, let’s move on to part two of the Art of Flirting…eye contact.

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