Hi Lauren, I started a new relationship 2 months ago.We’ve spent a large amount of time together in bliss and we both seemed to really enjoy the attachment.My girlfriend has recently had out of town family members come to visit and between me and them had little time for herself.Is it appropriate and healthy for the relationship if she indicates she needs time apart from the relationship to take care of herself?It also seems on other occasions when she wants to take time for herself she pushes me away.She may say things that are hurtful just prior to or during our time apart. -Mitch Hi Mitch, Yes, it can be healthy for the relationship.“The researchers realize that their results can be depressing, but they also agree with the many readers who caution against reading too much into the preferences of online daters and speed daters. I married a black man, who I am now (17 years later) divorcing, but the point is that I think the world is FULL of potential, why limit yourself?Yes, these daters clearly discriminate by race and height and looks and other superficial qualities, but they also temper these biases once they get to know one another.” People who are terribly picky in choosing partners online will relax their standards if they spend just three or four minutes talking to someone at a speed dating session.
Money quote: The researchers found that most women speed daters said yes (meaning they’d like to see a man again after the four-minute speed date) less often to men of another race than they did to men of their own race. I’m a bit surprised at men’s openness to interracial dating.While I’ve personally dated women across the racial spectrum, I’ve only had a handful of clients who ever expressed preferences for women of other races.Here’s how much less interested they were in the other races, as compared with their enthusiasm for men of their own race: Click here to read the whole article: Update: But wait, there’s some “good news” from those same researchers.A few days later, after looking at 300 reader comments, researchers sent some surprising news back. Eastwick, Inter-racial dating is the majority of what I have done since I began dating!
And while it’s not as common for women to go into “the girl cave,” it definitely falls under the “normal” umbrella.