Archive for February, 2011

My Glamour Interview with Minka Kelly

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

My most recent interview is out on stands now. It’s a chat I had with actress Minka Kelly—who is on NBC’s Parenthood and stars in the new film The Roommate—which appears in the March 2011 issue of Glamour magazine.

For the piece, Minka posed for some adorably cute and pretty shots in the mag, which you can see at Glamour.com in Minka Kelly Demonstrates 4 Sexiest Looks, along with my interview with the fun, sweet star.

—Amy

NATURAL HEALTH and Half-Oranges

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I loved this recent mention of Meeting Your Half-Orange in Natural Health magazine. In the story below, “Health nut seeks same” by Maureen Healy, I offered my advice on why finding someone with similar interests can enhance your relationship from the inside-out—the piece then shares suggestions of some online dating sites that cater to particular lifestyles.

Here’s to a naturally healthy half-orange love life!

—Amy

My InStyle interview with Amy Adams: “The Real Deal”

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

My most recent celebrity interview was for the cover of InStyle, the British edition, for which I had the honor of chatting with kick-ass actress Amy Adams. Otherwise known as a three-time Oscar nominee, thanks to this year’s Supporting Actress nod for her role as Charlene in The Fighter.

Amy was a blast to talk to over breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge, easygoing, down to earth and so much funnier than I had expected! Yes, funny is always the best surprise.

Check out my entire 8-page story on Amy in the February 2011 issue of InStyle‘s British edition.

—Amy

The Denver Post: How to Use Dating Optimism in the New Year

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Recently, I contributed to a story in The Denver Post called New Year, New Love: The Time is Right for Dating, by Sheba R. Wheeler. In it, I gave her some of my thoughts on how to keep your eyes looking more positively on the prize of love at the start of a new year.

One of my contributions included this:

“Take a break. If you’ve been dating full throttle without success, it can begin to feel like work and become a source of frustration and pressure. “Now suddenly you are going out into the world with all this energy that says you are tired, you are over it, but do you still want to date me?” says Spencer. “Who wants to date that?” Take a break to reconnect with yourself and remember what’s good and lovable about you.”

If you liked that, go to the New Year, New Love article in The Denver Post, or click on the image below.

—Amy

Psychologies Magazine features “Dating Optimism”

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

What a great honor this month:

A fabulous journalist named Suzy Greaves wrote about the concept of dating optimism in a three-page feature called “The Optimist’s Guide to Dating” in the most recent issue of Psychologies magazine—which is like England’s version of America’s Psychology Today.

And my book Meeting Your Half-Orange—with it’s science-based focus on the neuropsychology of thinking positively and the benefits of being optimistic about love—fit right in.

Also fun: One of my positive comments about how I believe you should be picky in love was featured as the story’s pull quote, a great reminder when it comes to what you’re looking for: “You have my full permission to stop dating men you don’t find smart, interesting or physically attractive.” For more positive doses of dating advice, check out my blog, TheDatingOptimist.com.

Pick up the copy of the latest issue of Psychologies if you’re in the U.K. or check out the piece here:

—Amy

Seventeen Magazine: My Optimistic Dating Advice

Monday, February 14th, 2011

It’s that time of year! My positive dating advice is featured in a fun new story this month in Seventeen magazine (note my admirable position as the “17 Expert” for the piece!)

In the story “Spring Clean Your Love Life,” writer Elisa Benson featured some of our fun and purely positive tips on how to dump your bad memories and bummer attitude and embrace a happier, healthier, lov-ier you in your dating life.

Pick up the new March 2011 issue of Seventeen to see the whole story. And for more advice like this, for singles from seventeen to ninety-seven, just order the brand spankin’ new paperback edition from Amazon.com of Meeting Your Half-Orange.

—Amy

How to Have a Happy Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

As a dating and relationship expert, I’ve always been so intrigued by Valentine’s Day. When I was single, I dreaded it. And it took me years to figure out how to enjoy being single on Valentine’s Day without wanting to kick slush in the face of all those happy couples.

If you’re single and you want to know how to have a fab, fun Valentine’s Day solo? Here are my four big ways on How to Be Single on Valentine’s Day on my dating blog, TheDatingOptimist.com.

If you’re already in a couple, check out my brand new story on Match.com’s Happen Magazine called How to Have a Long-Distance Valentine’s Day, featuring 10 Ways to help long-distance daters share the love. Even if you live in the same house, you can still try some of these tricks or techniques for showing some love when you’re not just a few feet apart.

So whether you have love or want it, I have you covered for this year’s February 14. And if you want more positive pushes in love, check out my book Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match. Hope it helps!

—Amy