Real Dating

Dating in the modern age is already difficult. Expectations have become so high that it feels impossible to meet the right person. Especially when so many people are looking for Mr./Mrs, a BF/GF, colleague or just a good friend. Right now instead of just right. With all the anxiety that is involved in dating, dating online has far more anxiety. You get a message online from someone you don’t know and no one you know knows. Trying to make such an important decision is difficult with a few profile descriptions and a hand full of one liners. Want to know what makes it even more difficult? WHEN PEOPLE LIE ON THEIR PROFILE!

Age:

Lying or fibbing about your age is a big deal. It will be painfully obvious when the date starts if you hacked a whole 10 years off your actual age. Even in a superficial culture where age matters and everyone wants to be young, proving that you have no inhibitions about lying is a bad start to a relationship. Most people will bounce after they find out you lied about something so important.

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Everyone’s weight can fluctuate a bit depending on daily eating habits and fluid intake, but putting on your profile that you are an athletic build and weight 160lbs, but show up curvaceous at 200, there are going to be some reconsiderations. It’s not fair that we cannot control our physique 100% and some of us were built thicker than others, but we also cannot wholly decide which body type we are attracted to as well.

Photographs:

iStock_000018701022XSmallThe most difficult decisions when trying to put a dating profile together is which pictures to add. Maybe a selfie to show your assets? Or a group picture to show how cool you because you can just hang out? How about a picture of you doing something adventurous or exotic? With all the options that are possible, it is best to pick pictures that represent yourself the most. Use recent pictures, and if you do decide to use one older for the aesthetic, say how old it is! Nothing is worse than going on a date to realize that your date looks 20 years older than all of his pictures because all of his pictures actually are 20 years old! Also, do NOT include pictures of others though do include full body pics as especially men want to see the whole person not just your face only.

Hobbies & Interests:

Since so many people pick potential dates from their hobbies and interests, it is important to make sure you only put things you are actually interested in. If you pick a person, have a great first date, and then have a second date to go hiking where all your date does is complain about being outside, that will probably be the end of that interest.

 

really-real-hotFirst you lie about your age, weight, or interests, what’s next? Are you married too? Or maybe a stalker? With such a misrepresentation of yourself, the odds of the date going poorly begin stacking up against you. Your date could be a total jerk and storm out spouting off at the mouth about lies. Or they might just ignore you and leaving you wondering about what happened. Online dating is more or less a way to market yourself to the masses. You wouldn’t want people to lie to you and waste your time and money, so don’t do the same to someone else. No one wants to start a relationship based on lies.

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Dating or Whatever You Call it – is Hard

angryOne of the hardest aspects of a real relationship is keeping it as passionate and all-consuming as it was when it first started. After breakups and divorces, many couples say it just didn’t work anymore because they had lost that spark. As years go by, it can be difficult to remember why you got together in the first place. Keeping a real relationship can take some work, but it is worth it. Here are some things you can do to make it last.

 

  • Prioritize your relationship – A relationship isn’t something that you get and then don’t have to take care of anymore. It takes a constant effort to keep both sides together.
  • Don’t hold grudges or keep score – We all make mistakes, that is something that proves we are human, but so is forgiveness. Just because the love of your life forgot your birthday, doesn’t mean that you get a free pass to hurt him or her back. It’s better to be understanding of what is going on with both people.
  • Learn to compromise – There are always a few hiccups when two people get together to share a life. Whether that is deciding what holidays to celebrate in a multi-culture household, or understanding that work schedules are very different. It’s best to learn to give a little now and again.
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    Respect your partner – Taking another’s trust holds some responsibility on your part. You may not always see eye to eye, but being angry beyond words and still having enough respect for your partner to tell them you need a timeout will mean a lot to them later. Respecting your partner at other times can also play a big role in your relationship, whether that is around friends, neighbors, at home, and even out and about.

  • Be open to real conversation – Something about communication is hard for people to fully understand. Have an open door policy with your partner. If something was said that hurt your feelings, you should be able to express that. You should also, in turn, listen to what your partner has to say.
  • Have fun and play games – It shouldn’t be all work to be around each other. When it started, there was a lot of fun, and there is no reason that there still can’t be. Make it a date!
  • Bikini Area Pic 1Don’t forget to be intimate – Every person defines intimacy different, from going all the way to holding hands while taking an evening walk. Whichever form of intimacy you prefer should be a part of your everyday life with your partner.
  • Have your own space – Call it a man cave or woman cave, but each person should have their own safe space. It can be a after-fight cool off zone, craft spot, beer during the game, or whatever you want that you and retreat to when you need some time away.

Relationships are not always easy, and they have their highs and lows. But with a little work and communication, you can continue in a happy and real relationship with the love of your life.

MedsTrackers App

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NEW Independent Review – “I work in home health and my patients sometimes forget to take their medications. We’ve tried setting alarms on their phones, but that doesn’t remind them of which specific medications or special directions. Do you know how hard it is to try and locate an empty medicine bottle in the house of a man with Alzheimer’s Disease? Talk about a needle and a haystack. This app has really helped since we can put all the special instructions, dosage, the RX #, and pharmacy to reorder the medication. Thanks for the great app! It’s a life saver, literally.” A.W.

Independent review – “I love this app! It really helps me remember to take my meds and vitamins helping me with a my diet/fitness program. Super helpful too when traveling thru different time zones especially when you are on a 12 hour regime. If you need to take a pill every four or so hours, no problem. Just set it and forget it! I use it for my cat too. My cat caregiver never missed a dose!” S.A.

MedsMinders is an iPhone/iPad app designed to help/aid users and caregivers in managing their medications, therapy, diets, drugs, pain, therapies, healing, infections, prescriptions, scripts, treatments, allergies, vitamins, herbs, herbals, supplements, health aids and other medical, health, alternative medicine to provide reminders and alerts for users, patients, therapist, pharmaapp_store_icon-300x104cists, practitioners, family members, caregivers, and other health aid helpers to reduce side effects, disease, effects, injury, impact, emergencies, trauma and other impacts. There is a FREE version along with small fee versions.

MedsMinders is also designed specifically for those over-40 and others who are visually-challenged and with near blind eyesight. With extra large fonts for both iPhone and iPad; MedsMinders is designed to be used without the need for “readers” (reading glasses).
For example, according to the FDA-Food and Drug Administration, “a majority of patients reported experiencing at least one side effect due to their medication (86.19%) resulting 60% lower complete adherence and significantly increased dropout rate of 74%.

MedsMinders is part of a family of apps including BiEyes, iFlipTips, iSleepTrack, RewardsVIPClub, and many others from TECHtionary.
You can get help/support and offer ideas/suggestions at cross@gocross.com.

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MedsMinders is an ideal app for use with Synthroid, crestor, Ventolin HFA, Nexium, Advair Diskus, Lantus Solostar, Vyvanse, Lyrica, Spiriva Handihaler, Januvia, Lantus, Abilify, Symbicort, Tamiflu, Cialis, Viagra, Suboxone, Zetia, Xarelto, Bystolic, Celebrex, Nasonex, Namenda, Flovent HFA, Oxycontin, Diovan, Thyroid, Voltaren Gel, Nuvaring, Afluria, Dexilant, Benicar, Proventil HFA, Humalog, Novolog Flexpen, Novolog, Vesicare, Premarin, Benicar HCT, Lo Loestrin Fe, Lumigan, Namenda XR, Humalog Kwikpen, janumet, Pataday, Ortho-Tri-Cy Lo, Travatan Z, Combivent Respimat, Toprol-XL, Pristiq, Invokana, Minastrin 24 Fe, Strattera, Seroquel XR, Vytorin, Focalin XR, Dulera, Levemir Flexpen, Zostavax, Avodart, Pradaxa, Chantix, Eliquis, Humira, Levemir Flextouch, Levemir, Victoza 3-Pak, Combigan, Exelon, Tradjenta, Premarin Vaginal, Enbrel, Onglyza, Ranexa, Truvada, Welchol, Linzess, Latuda, Alphagan P, Viibryd, Effient, Norvir, Amitiza, Azor, Advair HFA, Uloric, Lotemax, Myrbetriq, Asmanex Twisthaler, Epiduo, Xopenex HFA, Durezol, Patanol, Atripla, Aggrenox, Exforge, Humulin R, Carafate, Novolog Flxpen Mix 70/30, Relpax and others.

 

HIPAA Notice

Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule limit an individual’s ability to gather and share family medical history information?

hipaaNo, it does not limit sharing. The HIPAA Privacy Rule may limit how a covered entity (for example, a health plan or most health care providers) uses or discloses individually identifiable health information, but does not prevent individuals, themselves, from gathering medical information about their family members or from deciding to share this information with family members or others, including their health care providers. Thus, individuals are free to provide their doctors with a complete family medical history or communicate with their doctors about conditions that run in the family. Click on graphic for complete description. We urge you to protect your privacy and not allow access un-ncessarily. You can grant/remove/delete access to any person at anytime in MedsMidners.

Background – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a US law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients’ medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. This is a summary of key elements of the Privacy Rule and not a complete or comprehensive guide to compliance. Entities regulated by the Rule are obligated to comply with all of its applicable requirements and should not rely on this summary as a source of legal information or advice. To make it easier for entities to review the complete requirements of the Rule, provisions of the Rule referenced in this summary are cited in the end notes. Visit our Privacy Rule section to view the entire Rule, and for other additional helpful information about how the Rule applies. In the event of a conflict between this summary and the Rule, the Rule governs.

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Selfie App

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BiEyes Photobooth is just one of the new innovations in BiEyesPro. You can organize 2, 4, 6, or 8 pictures together into a “photostrip.” Here are just a few of the many examples submitted. Please send us your pics and we will consider adding them to cross@gocross.com.

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Dating Fraud !

iSeekSugarBabyMale2There are so many rules to online dating on top of the endless rules to dating while offline. Just typing the words ‘Online Dating’ into your search browser will keep you busy reading contradicting statements of online profile dos and don’ts that you’ll never want to see the word dating again. Now, if you’ve been on a dating website for more than a day, you already know the frustration of vague profiles that look great, but don’t seem to have any real personality besides using the word fun a few million times. Every day, you’ll get mainly generic responses that feel like you were contacted through a product of copy and paste. Then the real shocker is when you finally set a date and who showed up is definitely not who was marketed in the profile. Do you want to know the secret to online dating? Being honest and real.

When you make a dating profile, you are advertising yourself.

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If you are searching for a friend, partner or any other person, then you will want someone who wants the real you. Hopefully the desired end result is to hangout, meetup, play/watch sports or anything else, you want to really-real. And, if you want this to last for a long time even more important to be real. e last time, because then you will have the rest of your life to be happy and in love with that someone you find. Sometimes it helps if you have friends help point out your great qualities that should be on your profile, because we sometimes see ourselves differently than others see us.

Don’t fib, not even a little.

I don’t know many people who like to start a brand new relationship that is founded on numerous white lies. Saying that you love a popular hobby, like hiking, on your profile so it stands out is great if you like hiking; however, if you hate being outdoors and you begin dating someone who loves hiking as much as your profile persona, eventually they are going to catch on that you lied. After you have excused your way out of the sixth hiking date offer, they will probably call it quits.

Honesty doesn’t mean imperfection.

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There are many ways to view the same thing. If you are a ‘stay in’ kind of person and don’t really like the social scene, then say it. “I’m not the kind of girl that likes to hang out at clubs and parties, but if you appreciate great home cooked food, Netflix, and cuddling in front of the fireplace, then I’m your kind of girl.” That sentence makes staying in sound like a fabulous time instead of – “I hate clubs and prefer to stay in on Friday nights.” That just sounds surly and like a bad time. There are ways to make any personality type or hobby sound fun for the right kind of person.

Pictures and hobbies can make or break a profile.

If you have a unique hobby like competing in archery, or are able to line dance for hours, talk about it! There is a good chance that someone will contact you because they do the same thing or are interested in your hobby. This is not the time to conform to social expectations. A picture is worth a thousand words and while we shouldn’t, people do judge a book by its cover. Take time to find the best pictures for your dating profile. If you are not satisfied with any photos you already have, take some new ones with the help of a friend or two.

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ReallyReal Sex

sex2Sex is one of those topics that some people can’t seem to discuss with a new partner. There are also a lot of popular misconceptions from various sources that lead people to make not so good choices in the bedroom. The first step is talking to your partner before you get intimately involved. If you are not comfortable having that conversation yet, here are some general sex facts. However, people are not psychic and some want sex a lot. Others want more but afraid to ask. Others don’t know anything about sex but want to learn and someone to really pleasure them daily. So, get a grip on your sexual needs, wants and what you really love !

 

37260410_mlMasturbation is a normal. It does not mean that your partner isn’t getting enough, nor does it mean there is something wrong with your sex life. A high majority of people masturbate for any number of reasons, from stress relief, to sleep better, and even relieve PMS symptoms. Also, using a vibrator while masturbating, or just masturbating, will not desensitize a woman for sex later. If anything, it could heighten her pleasure because her body could be more responsive and more easily aroused. So everyone, go and masturbate as much as you like.

 

sex1Men aren’t always in the mood just like women. Whoever told you that if he says no you when you suggest sex then his up to something was very wrong. Just like women, men may turn down sex when they are not in the mood for various reasons like not feeling good, a bad day, and even tired. Let him relax, offer him a shoulder massage, and try again later. Just because he isn’t in the mood, doesn’t mean he doesn’t want you or something is wrong in the relationship.

 

There is no formula for how often you should have sex, so stop basing your sex life off those magazine quizzes. Five times a week, once a week, three times a month… whatever quantity that works for you and your partner is how often you should be getting it on. People have different sexual needs and that includes frequency. Some couples will opt for sex all the time and the more you find giving pleasure – the more you will get pleasure.

 

35843745_ml-aChanging it up in the bedroom can add a new spice, but it doesn’t mean you are lacking spice. Some couples like to experiment sexually while other a perfectly okay with always staying missionary. Discuss boundaries ahead of time so that no one will be uncomfortable. Remember that just because someone is asking to try something new, it doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with what you already do. If you’re worried that saying no will be an issue, try suggesting something else that you would enjoy instead.

 

47748804_sSimultaneous orgasms are for erotica and romance novels. Yes it is possible to orgasm together and it can be amazing, but it is rather difficult to accomplish. It takes a lot of control from both individuals which can be difficult to control and time. Don’t consider it the goal every time you have sex, but consider it like winning on a scratch ticket or the lottery. Sex should be about pleasure not stress with who and whomever and wherever you like.