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By sophia Andreeva on 5/30/2018 10:12 AM

It’s often hard to find the right words to describe our feelings, emotions and other aspects of human behaviour. But Haruki Murakami is a writer who knows how to do this skilfully. It often seems as though he truly understands the chemistry of the human soul, somehow finding the ability to describe it with penetrating accuracy and thought-provoking sensitivity. In honour of Murakami, one of the greatest writers of modern times, we selected 25 of hist best quotes for you to contemplate. 

 

By sophia Andreeva on 5/18/2018 2:11 PM
Follow Justine and Eric and read their feedback of every stage of our matchmaking process and dating and coaching experience.  

 



I was offered to work on an unusual project - to help two singles from Seattle to find the love of their life. 

Both of them were writing daily blogposts. Both are successful, busy business owners; neither has taken the time to focus on dating.  With the help of a successful date coach and the best matchmaking professionals in Seattle, both make a commitment today to go on 60 dates in 60 days — a year’s worth of dates before the holidays. 

Having "60 dates in 60 days" it is like suggesting someone to join them to shop for a car and on the question "Where do we start shopping?" to answer: "I do not know - I will know when I see it" Oh well, happy shopping day to you!

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By sophia Andreeva on 5/18/2018 1:50 PM

In this excerpt from the recent “Standing For Love” retreat, Matt Kahn highlights the 4 key factors to help you expand your consciousness in the most heart-centered way.  

By sophia Andreeva on 4/15/2016 1:36 PM
We are all looking for love and want to find that special person to spend the rest of our life with. Before we start looking for love, it is very important to get really honest with ourselves about the preception of love, relationship and ideal partner, that we are holding in our conciousness. We have to get real about our expectations and true inner desires, as often those are the ones that are driving and effecting our choices without us even recognising it. After you get clear with yourself, get ready to ask the same questions your potential partner. Of course, these are inquiries that take place over time and not all at once on a first date. Enjoy and wishing you a safe dating journey! 

 

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By sophia Andreeva on 5/30/2014 4:13 PM
This time I matched my cllient to his ex girlfriend as I thought she was a match made in heaven for him. Through personal coaching sessions I have helped them to understand each other better and helped them to make a bridge with each other that ended up with an engagement. I could not be more happy for them and their happy ever after story. 

"Sophia was my matchmaker to start until I sought her coaching help to repair my relationship with my former fiancé. Because she works with so many different types of men, women, and couples, she has unerring insight into how different personality traits or cultural expectations can create communication difficulties, and she can find simple ways to remove them. But perhaps her most important skill is this: she can simply tell you that you are wrong in such a way that you will agree with her and not feel bad about it. I am now engaged again to my fiancé, our relationship is much stronger than before, and our personal self-knowledge is also much greater. We can never repay our debt to Sophia." ~ Samuel, Issaquah WA - May 2014

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By sophia Andreeva on 3/29/2014 12:53 PM

Are you single?  Whether you live in Seattle or not, this documentary is for you! 

Single in Seattle: Documentary Series Preview

This educational and entertaining three part documentary series explores being single in society today.   An in-depth look at individuals lives and lifestyles asks whether true love is something for everyone? Or are some of us meant to be alone? Singles and dating professionals alike participate in this informative program.

Single In Seattle Volume 1

By sophia Andreeva on 3/27/2014 10:23 AM
 Gerald Rogers got divorced after 16 years of marriage. Recently he wrote a eye-opening public confession on his blog... after I saw it, I'm totally with him. He writes:

''MARRIAGE ADVICE I WISH I WOULD HAVE HAD: Obviously, I'm not a relationship expert. But there's something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different... After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here's the advice I wish I would have had... 1) Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN HER HEART and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. SHE CHOSE YOU. Never forget that, and NEVER GET LAZY in your love. 2) PROTECT YOUR OWN HEART. Just as you committed to being the protector of her heart, you must guard your own with the same vigilance. Love yourself fully,...
By sophia Andreeva on 1/15/2014 12:55 AM
Single Women Sophisticated Matchmaking The concept of finding your “one true love” has ruined relationships and lives of countless individuals. There is a common belief that once you find someone you love, that is where the journey ends. We have been taught by fairytales and romantic movies of sorts that finding someone to love, and finding someone who loves you in return, is where the story ends — the happily-ever-after ending, which has been reiterated throughout history ever since the concept of romantic love was discovered.

Most people are under the illusion that romantic love is something that has roots all the way back to the birth of man, something completely natural. Unfortunately, that isn’t at all true. The concept of love itself has been around for much longer, but romantic love in the form we understand it today — courting and all — has only been around...
By sophia Andreeva on 1/14/2014 11:49 PM
Earlier in the month, I wrote an article titled “The Girls Who Are Never Getting Married”. You may have read it; it continues to get an influx of negative comments to this day, as the only people that are offended are the ones that know it’s true. So many women were furious with the article, claiming that the man who wrote it was misogynistic and disgusting. My favorite comment was that he “has four girls buried under his crawl space.”



Well Elite Daily readers, I wrote that article, and I am a female. Surprised? Feeling stupid? I hope so. I wrote that article because I’m disgusted with the girls of my generation who use their sexuality to get ahead in life and disrespect themselves on a daily basis. I’m flattered that you think I’m a male chauvinist and a creep though. I may be a bitch, but I’m just being honest.



I could honestly not care less if your goal in life is to get married or not. If you choose not to, that’s your choice and I hope that it makes you happy. I wrote that...
By sophia Andreeva on 5/21/2013 1:46 PM

Read a lovely article about Sophisticated Matchmaking in the latest spring 2013 "Sex Issue" by DList Magazine 

DLIST MAGAZINE ABOUT SOPHISTICATED MATCHMAKING

By sophia Andreeva on 4/13/2013 10:17 PM
 If you are intrested in attend this event and are NOT a current or past member or client of Sophisticated Matchmaking and Lamborghini/Bentley/Rolls Royce, please send us a private message and we will follow up with you. Seating subject to availability and will be offered to our current or past clients first.

 

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By sophia Andreeva on 4/9/2013 11:37 AM
 The following comment has been added in the blog "Pursue Love Deliberately"!: Re: REVIEW ABOUT SOPHISTICATED MATCHMAKING SERVICES If you are looking for someone in the Pacific Northwest who is not only at the top of the matchmaking profession, but who is also a wonderful person, Sophia is your woman. She has an unsurpassed level of positive energy, and also an amazing ability to inspire and energize everyone who comes into contact with her. Nobody benefits more from that than her lucky clients- she inspires all of us to look our best, feel our best, to aim high in our expectations for love and to dream about finding the perfect match. Sophia is great at boosting self-esteem, giving life advice, fashion advice, and even advice for in the bedroom. But the one thing that sets Sophia apart from her competition is the attention and care she gives to her female clientele. Many matchmakers who target high-net worth, successful men seem to treat the female as something to be "delivered" to the male client's expectations....
By sophia Andreeva on 3/18/2013 12:00 AM

"Sophia's encouragement and guidance have been extremely helpful as I faced being single for the first time in over 15 years. She helped me clarify my goals and identify the type of woman who would be the best match for me. Frankly, her ability to select women who are excellent personality matches for me is uncanny." ~ Richard, Issaquah, WA - March 15th, 2013

By sophia Andreeva on 2/6/2013 12:54 AM
 

Written by Elizabeth Griffin|

Read 31 times | Like this? Tweet it to your followers!Published in Monthly Features

 

 

 

Many of today’s single men and women live sophisticated, fast-paced lives. They are professionals with savvy technology at their fingertips. Some travel internationally for business, run companies, and own high-rise condominiums. And yet, many report having little expertise when it comes to finding what they are really looking for: someone to share their life with, or even just a decent date.

The latest...
By sophia Andreeva on 2/3/2013 5:24 PM
 Another testimonial from a happy client! Letters like this makes my heart smile ♥ If you are single – call me 206.683.0089 Sophia – you might be just a second away from your soulmate! ♥

“When I first came to Sophia, I was tired of dating, discouraged and all together ready to give up on this endeavor. The overwhelming amount of first dates will get you there in no time! The first meeting I had with Sophia was wonderful, we chatted about life and relationships as if two old friends were catching up on life. I felt extremely comfortable, relaxed and understood. She was not just asking me questions about my dating life, Sophia really wanted to get to know me on a deeper emotional level and now I understand how truly crucial that was. After the initial session, Sophia started her magic matchmaking process and Vuala! We had multiple gentlemen who met my “dating criteria”, all of them were great sophisticated bachelors, truly wonderful men but I felt no spark….Then, one day Sophia called me, I will never forget...
By sophia Andreeva on 1/26/2013 12:07 PM
Emily Esfahani Smith | Jan 24, 2013

A new book argues that the emotion happens in "micro-moments of positivity resonance."

Paramount Pictures

 

In her new book Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become, the psychologist Barbara Fredrickson offers a radically new conception of love.

 

Fredrickson, a leading researcher of positive emotions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents scientific evidence to argue that love is not what we think it is. It is not a long-lasting, continually present emotion that sustains a marriage; it is not the yearning and passion that characterizes young love; and it is not the blood-tie of kinship.

 

Rather, it is what she calls a "micro-moment of positivity resonance." She means that love is a connection, characterized by a flood of positive emotions, which you share with another person—any other person—whom you happen to connect with in the course of your day. You can experience these micro-moments with your romantic partner, child, or close friend. But you can also fall in love, however momentarily, with less likely candidates, like a stranger on the street, a colleague at work, or an attendant at a grocery store. Louis Armstrong put it best in "It's a Wonderful World" when he sang, "I see friends shaking hands, sayin 'how do you do?' / They're really sayin', 'I love you.'"

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By sophia Andreeva on 1/25/2013 1:42 PM
 OUR VALENTINE SUCCESS STORY 

 Don't Miss Our Upcoming Valentine Party 2013 

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Believe it or not but our Valentime Party 2012 was a huge success and one couple that met at that party is getting married this summer! 

Here is an email I have received today from a friend of a lucky man! (...Names of a happy couple are changed due to privacy)

Shahin Zanoozi

From: Shahin.Zonoozi 

Subject: LOVE STORY of Sarah and James 

Date: January 25, 2013 11:04:58 AM PST



To: SOPHIA ANDREEVA 

It was Valentines day and my best friend James called me and said there is a party at the Bellevue Suite that beautiful Sophia is hosting and if I would be interested in attending, I did.  After an hour at the bar we decided to order few drinks and meet two beautiful young ladies who were friends. One of the ladies was a stunning and intelligent Persian girl whom I connected since we speak the same language. Soon I realized she is a very successful, young, ambitious, and deserving woman.  My best friend, James seemed to be closer in age to her and far more established than I so I simply introduced them both together and backed off. In a matter of an hour they simply clicked, they were speaking so intently as if no one else existed.  They were laughing, smiling and listening to each other.  I just knew it somehow. After that they left to go somewhere quieter to speak and next thing I know They are traveling around the world together and at final destination, Cabo James closes a beach for her and proposes. They are getting married this summer all thanks to the opportunity Sophia brought with her Valentines day party. I am thankful for my best friends who are such a beautiful couple.  

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By sophia Andreeva on 1/17/2013 10:58 PM
Bachelorette of Sophisticated Matchmaking I received this email tonight from one of my certified database members. This lady had an initial interview and a coaching session with me about a month ago, right before the holidays, and brought me a few candid photos, pretty photos but not professional, poor quality, low resulution and not really representing her at her best. I suggested to update the profile and to get new professional photos. She was actually open to it and was very prompt to follow all the instructions. Withing a month I have set her up with a man that was a perfect match to her and everything she was looking for. Wishing them both much love and a lasting relationship. 

"When I shared a pot of tea with Sophia in her home overlooking Lake Washington, I realized I had truly found an alliance in my quest to find “the one”. It was easy for me to proceed with...
By sophia Andreeva on 12/19/2012 7:23 PM
By HowAboutWe.com

 

Are you one of the 45 percent of Americans making a New Year's resolution for 2012? If you're single, maybe you should be.

Here's why: it's been reported that for the first time, the number one New Year's resolutionfor more than half of American resolution-makers is to spend more time with family and friends. This beat the usual top resolutions of exercising more, weight loss and smoking cessation, which fell into the number two, three and four spots for 2012.

 

This reprioritized commitment to making the most of our relationships with the people we love says big things about where we stand. Perhaps it's the tough economy that's forcing us to consider how much more personal bonds matter than those extra five pounds do, and reflect on why it's so important to nurture our relationships with the people who support us when it's questionable whether we'll be fully able to support ourselves. But to me, this shift in resolutions is indicative of something even more meaningful: for a culture that often gets a bad rap for being self-centered and entitled (an accusation directed most often at us young adults), finally we're turning the focus away from ourselves and onto the important people in our lives. Lots of us have learned the hard way that we actually do need loving relationships, and we're ready to show up...for the the ones we're in, and the ones we want.

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By sophia Andreeva on 12/17/2012 11:52 AM
Testimonial review about Sophisticated MatchmakingA testimonial from another happy client:  "I highly recommend Sophia as a life and love coach. After even listening to her the first time, truly listening with an open heart, I already realized my expectations would be exceeded, that she has so much healing and helpfulness to offer anyone. What I found to be essential is her keen skill of “seeing through you” and understanding you without judgment, without ego - yet with compassion and rational constructive input. She is genuine, giving, intuitive, authentic, warm, humorous, fully present, wise, and positive yet realistic, to name a few. She “walks the talk” herself, sharing her personal experiences to help you relate and grow, and you find that she is a beautiful human being herself. Wearing “Sophia’s glasses” brought me immensely more understanding of myself and others - more enlightenment – and proactive steps in a positive direction. Beyond a doubt, Sophia invites you to truly realize yourself so that you can become your best in life and love." ~ Angelina F., 36, Renton, WA

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By sophia Andreeva on 12/6/2012 10:21 PM

By CLark Kent
http://clarkkent07.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/soul-mate-myths/
 
Heard any good Soul Mate myths lately???
The cold truth is that most people have never known the inner radiance of their own soul. Instead, they cling to the many myths about the soul mate relationship that are simply not true. These false beliefs need to be understood. Here are just a few.
 
Myth One
Many people believe that they will find their soul simply by
looking
wishing
hoping and
dreaming.
They feel that somehow this person will come along and make them eternally happy. This is the most naive of all the soul mate myths.

By sophia Andreeva on 12/6/2012 10:15 PM

By Clark Kent
http://clarkkent07.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/things-to-know-about-a-woman/

Things to know about women
When she stare’s at your mouth[ Kiss her]
When she pushes you or hit’s you[ Grab her and dont let go ]
When she start’s cursing at you [ Kiss her and tell her you love her ]
When she’s quiet [ Ask her whats wrong ]
When she ignore’s you [ Give her your attention ]
When she pull’s away[ Pull her back ]
When you see her at her worst [ Tell her she's beautiful ]
When you see her start crying [Just hold her and dont say a word ]
When you see her walking [ Sneak up and hug her waist from behind ]
When she’s scared [ Protect her ]

By sophia Andreeva on 12/4/2012 1:22 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 Soulmate Questions.... By Clark Kent   1. How do I know when I’ve met my Soul Mate?   --  There will be an instantaneous familiarity, a recognition, and an innate understanding and connection from the beginning that cannot be described logically. --  You will be psychically attuned to each other, and will feel so alive in each other’s presence. It’s as if when together, you feel more enhanced, alive, and excited! --  You can communicate on many levels at the same time, often “tuning into each other” and “knowing” what is going on with the other person. --  There will be a shared sense of purpose. A deep love, and a feeling of “knowing” each other on a soul level. It will feel as if you are with your true counterpart on every level.

All the feelings are mutual. There is a deep soul-level bond, and a deep feeling of having much in common on many levels. Physical passion can be extremely intense, or in some soul mate relationships, there is more of an intellectual stimulus,...
By sophia Andreeva on 10/25/2012 11:56 AM
By sophia Andreeva on 10/9/2012 11:21 PM
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There are many options for finding your mate in Puget Sound from online dating services to serious matchmaking individuals. Sophia cuts right through the noise and will connect you with someone that fits with you perfectly. Sophia will work with you to understand who you really are and what type of personality will complement your life. There is no comparable person or service in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Time with Sophia is time very well spent. She is a real gem.

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By sophia Andreeva on 9/25/2012 10:28 PM

Here is a testimonial from one of my FB friends: 

"Sophia, I want to thank you for all the inspiration. The reason i am writing this is because I read all you post and has provided me with hope. That someday, a miracle will happen, as in a positive relationship. So, keep them coming, because you are making a huge difference in my life. Just sharing. You are loved by all." ~ Craig / September 26th, 2012

 

 

By sophia Andreeva on 7/27/2012 4:31 PM
During an attack early Friday at a midnight showing of The Dark Night Rises, 24-year-old James Holmes allegedly set off gas canisters and used a semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun and a pistol to open fire on theater-goers, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates told news outlets Sunday. Holmes supposedly bought the weapons at local gun stores and 6,000 rounds of ammunition over the Internet, Oates said. The Aurora theater massacre left 12 dead and 58 wounded, some critically. We, like the rest of the world, are horrified.   “Authorities disclosed that he is refusing to cooperate and that it could take months to learn what prompted the mass shooting,” reports CBSNews.com.   Although James Holmes’ motive for his alleged shooting rampage has yet to be determined, another aspect of the case that has everyone talking is his relationships prior to the incident. What was James Holmes’ personal life like? Those who knew Holmes prior to the attack describe him as quiet and smart, nothing out of the ordinary, nothing...
By sophia Andreeva on 7/18/2012 9:50 PM
 "Sophia, I just thought I'd update you with status since our consultation.  I've read through  a majority of suggested reading you gave me.  What I found most helpful was your example of a picky guy who describes a girl he's looking for that would never be attracted to him, and then Wayne Dyer's statement of, "be that which you want to attract."  Most of the rest of the reading can be summed up by, 'positive people attract positive results.'  All that information helped give me a new perspective that makes sense, and in application has generated some good results.  It has apparently changed the energy I'm giving off as more people I've never met have been initiating random conversations with me, and women have actually been approaching me and asking to dance when I go to social Salsa dances. One result in particular I'm excited about is a date for tomorrow evening, the woman is someone I met at a party on Saturday.  Tomorrow is also my styling session with Darcy; she did a closet audit yesterday and it's definitely...
By sophia Andreeva on 7/16/2012 4:03 PM
Carla Lundblade Interviews Sophia Andreeva,

President and Founder of Sophisticated Matchmaking, Inc. as they discuss:        

"Celebrities Need Help Finding Love!"  

Tuesday, July 10th @11:00 a.m. PST

Psyched Up Radio Show

Click HERE to Listen

 



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By sophia Andreeva on 6/21/2012 8:52 PM
An Excerpt from Blue Truth: A Spiritual Guide to Life & Death and Love & Sex by David Deida David Deida sheds light on the spiritual practice of openness and what that means in terms of relationships, self-realization, and our emotional life. Here is an excerpt.   "Right now, and in every moment, you are either closing or opening. You are either stressfully waiting for something — more money, security, affection — or you are living from your deep heart, opening as the entire moment, and giving what you most deeply desire to give, without waiting.   "If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer. Every moment is the most important moment of your life. No future time is better than now to let down your guard and love.

"Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom....
By sophia Andreeva on 6/21/2012 8:42 PM
by Eckhart Tolle The author of best selling book "The Power of Now" Eckhart Tolle speaks on "Enlightened Relationships" Re-printed with the permission of Eckhart Tolle, author of the best seller "The Power Of Now" www.eckharttolle.com   When one is fully conscious, would one still have a need for a relationship? Would a man still feel drawn to a woman? Would a woman still feel incomplete without a man?   Enlightened or not, you are either a man or a woman, so on the level of your form identity you are not complete. You are one-half of the whole. This incompleteness is felt as male-female attraction, the pull toward the opposite energy polarity, no matter how conscious you are. But in that inner state of connectedness, you feel this pull somewhere on the surface or periphery of your life. Anything that happens to you in that state feels somewhat like that. The whole world seems like waves or ripples on the surface of a vast and deep ocean. You are that ocean and, of course, you are also a ripple,...
By sophia Andreeva on 6/21/2012 8:28 PM
From Blue Truth by David Deida, Chapter 15

http://deida.info/books/blue-truth

Feeling who you are is the first step; living true to your identity is next.   Your identity is who you feel you are. If you feel you are a corporate executive, you will act very differently than if you feel you are infinite light. Who you feel yourself as is your identity. Spiritual growth involves deepening your identity, feeling more deeply who you are.   But after you have discovered a certain level of depth, then you must conform your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to this depth of openness—otherwise, your life-practice lags behind your identity-practice. Suppose, for example, you realize that at heart you are love. You realize that although you might function as a mother, a politician, or a baker, at depth you actually are love.   This realization is half of your spiritual practice. The other half is to live true to your newly realized identity, in spite...
By sophia Andreeva on 6/21/2012 8:14 PM
From The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida, Chapter 9

http://deida.info/books/blue-truth

The way a man penetrates the world should be the same way he penetrates his woman: not merely for personal gain or pleasure, but to magnify love, openness, and depth.   The next time you embrace your woman sexually, feel your ultimate desire. Your deepest desire in life. Feel why you are doing anything at all in life, and, specifically, why you are uniting with your lover. There may be many lesser reasons, but what is your deepest, ultimate reason? Most men's ultimate reason for doing anything has to do with discovering their deepest truth, enjoying total freedom and love, and giving their fullest gifts. Yet, many men settle for enjoying a little bit of freedom and love while incompletely giving their gifts. They enjoy the freedom to buy a nice car, to have loving sex fairly often, and to sleep late on Sunday. They generously donate their spare cash to a good cause, lovingly buy their woman a diamond ring, and happily coach a little league team. These are enjoyable freedoms and real gifts that make a significant difference in people's lives. But, for many men, it is still not enough....
By sophia Andreeva on 6/13/2012 12:12 AM
  The Reason Men Want To Dress Well I was thinking recently about the motivation behind men’s fashion, and I can assume that we, who are part of the Fashionbeans community, are all stylish gents who take the utmost care in our appearance. The question is why? Why do we spend all of our money on clothes (that might just be me)? Why do we spend what can take years to find our own timeless style? Why is it so important? Upon reflection I came up with a loose answer. For me it all goes back to the often used description of the stock action hero “women want him, and men want to be him”. We all want men to envy us and women to want to be with us, it’s a basic masculine need to be the best guy in the room. We all know what other men think about men’s fashion, but what do the fairer sex think? With that thought I hit the streets armed with nothing but a notepad and a cheesy smile to ask them…



A Woman’s Point of View I tried to interview a range of women in different professions and at different ages,...
By sophia Andreeva on 6/12/2012 11:48 PM
There are many ways we approach love...   Some of us take the "if it's meant to be it will just happen" approach. Others take charge and go into "make it happen" mode. I believe that it's a combination of the two that is the winning ticket. I believe that meeting your soulmate has a certain amount of " meant-to-be-ness to it... AND it requires a big dose of "make-it-happen-ness." Practicing intention, surrender, focus, and detachment coupled with trust, belief, knowingness, and patience is the recipe for success. And I realize that this is a paradox.... How does one be both intentional and surrendered? When I am being intentional, I have a clear feeling and picture of what my desire is AND I also am detached from the outcome. I remind myself of these personal truths:

1)   I know and trust that life will continue to be great whether or not my desire is fulfilled. 2)   I surrender to divine timing and to destiny (knowing this or something better is on the way) and my happiness and wellbeing isn't dependent...
By sophia Andreeva on 6/11/2012 11:34 AM
From Addictive To Enlightened Relationships

 

Eckhart Tolle (Excerpted from Practicing the Power of Now, New World Library, 2001)

 

Love/Hate Relationships

Unless and until you access the consciousness frequency of presence, all relationships, and particularly intimate relationships, are deeply flawed and ultimately dysfunctional. They may seem perfect for a while, such as when you are “in love,” but invariably that apparent perfection gets disrupted as arguments, conflicts, dissatisfaction, and emotional or even physical violence occur with increasing frequency.

It seems that most “love relationships” become love/hate relationships before long. Love can then turn into savage attack, feelings of hostility,...
By sophia Andreeva on 6/11/2012 11:32 AM
A new survey shows that men are surprisingly likely to say they’d commit to a person they’re not in love with.

When did guys become so desperate to settle down?

Jessica Bennett reports: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/21/why-men-are-settling-for-mrs-good-enough.html



Two days after a devastating breakup, I had lunch with the biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, the person who probably knows more about the science of romance and long-term love than anyone else on the planet. Our meeting wasn’t a ploy for tips on how to win him back—though, did you know that sex kicks the attachment hormone into overdrive?—but to discuss herlatest study. It was about singles in America, conducted in conjunction with match.com—and I was, begrudgingly, again part of this demographic.

But after nearly eight years off the market, it seemed I had a lot to learn about...
By sophia Andreeva on 6/11/2012 11:30 AM
Published on Psychology Today (http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201203/what-do-men-really-want)



What Do Men Really Want?



by Eric Jaffe



The study of male sexuality really should have ended in 1989. That year psychologists Russell Clark and Elaine Hatfield reported the results of a social experiment conducted on the campus of Florida State University. For the study they recruited young women to approach male students at random and have a brief conversation. Average-looking women, mind you—"moderately attractive," even "slightly unattractive"—in casual clothes. No supermodels; no stilettos; no bare midriffs. It was important that the young man remain coherent. The ladies all told their guy they'd seen him around campus. They said they found him very attractive. Then some asked their man on a date. Some asked him to come over that night. And some asked him, point blank, to go...
By sophia Andreeva on 6/11/2012 11:25 AM
By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/fashion/online-dating-as-scientific-research.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

THERE are millions of Americans seeking love on the Internet. Little do they know that teams of scientists are eagerly watching them trying to find it.



Like contemporary Margaret Meads, these scholars have gathered data from dating sites like Match.com, OkCupid and Yahoo! Personals to study attraction, trust, deception — even the role of race and politics in prospective romance.



They have observed, for instance, that many daters would rather admit to being fat than liberal or conservative, that white people are reluctant to date outside their race and that there are ways to detect liars. Such findings spring from attempts to answer a broader question that has bedeviled humanity since Adam and Eve: how and why do people fall...