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March 13, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: This guy and I took a break from our relationship. During that time, we had no contact with each other. No texting or anything. But still, I felt like we were together. Anyway, after two months, we got back together. We talked about it, and he told me he had sex with one of his guy friends. He said it happened just once and that he's not gay. But I can't get the idea of him being with another man out of mind. I try to get him to talk about it but he won't. Mia: Technically, it's not cheating if you're on a break and one of you has sex with another person.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2011
Q: I'm in my early 20s and working at my first job. When I started, I was told numerous times by friends and others to avoid interoffice dating. But of course, on my first day there, I noticed a beautiful brunette girl. We ended up dating, and she admitted that she had recently dated another guy in the office, that things had ended badly and that he had certain . . . ahem . . . sensitive pictures of her. He wouldn't leave her alone, so she was forced to go to HR, and he was moved to a separate part of the company.
FOOD
May 15, 1994 | By Elaine Tait, INQUIRER RESTAURANT CRITIC
What's trendy to nibble when you're tired of tapas? At Mia's, the new restaurant at the Warwick Hotel, they're touting novel noshes they call mezzano. The Italian word, which translates as "middle," originated with early spice traders as a term to describe the cuisines of their Middle Eastern and Mediterranean neighbors. That tells you the background of the foods displayed on Mia's 25-foot-long bar. If the bar isn't crowded - and it wasn't at the time of my late lunch - you can walk up and down casing the goodies that are lined up there in big, colorful bowls.
NEWS
December 6, 2013 | By Steve and Mia
T HE HOLIDAYS pose a dilemma for lovers, regardless of whether your romance is new or long-standing. What is an appropriate gift? Will my partner misunderstand my intentions? Is it too early in our relationship to buy a sexy gift? We asked romance columnists Steve and Mia to help guide you through.   Steve: So, Mia, what's the sexiest holiday gift you ever received? Mia: Lingerie. But it was from a boyfriend that I wasn't into. It weirded me out. How about you?
NEWS
November 16, 2012
Q: I have been with my fiancée for almost six years. We were engaged and moved into a house a few months ago. Now she says she needs time and space to figure things out. Do I give her time? If so, how much? Steve: I suspect there's a specific reason for her cold feet. Find out what it is. Mia: If things drag on too long, it's not as if you have to sit around and wait for Miss Thing to make up her mind. You need to be living your life, and if that includes dating other honeys, then so be it. Don't be sneaky about it, though.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2011
Q After 10 years of marriage, my husband and I have divorced. I'm in my 40s and wonder what kind of men are out there and how easy it is to find one for a serious relationship. Your thoughts? Steve: As Meg said in "The Big Chill," "They're either married or gay. And if they're not gay, they've just broken up with the most wonderful woman in the world. Or they've just broken up with a bitch who looks exactly like me. " Mia: If you're a vibrant 40-something woman, you'll do just fine in the dating market.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2012
Q: I've been dating a woman for about a year now and we're headed toward marriage. Everything is nearly perfect except in one area: Cooking. My love enjoys cooking but is terrible at it. I have suffered in silence - it's usually only once a week - but if we marry, I can't imagine spending my life eating her cooking. I'm not very good at it myself, but I can make meals that are edible, at least. She really enjoys being in the kitchen, and I know she'd be crushed if I told her how bad her cooking is. I don't want to mess this up. Any solutions?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2010
Q: If my first boyfriend from 40 years ago e-mailed me and sent me his phone number and told me to call, should I have called him? I've talked to him twice in 40 years. I didn't feel comfortable calling him. It has a lot to do with all of the rejection I've had all my life. At some point, you just give up. Mia: Miss talking to him, don't you? Don't play games, call that man, do it today. He'll be glad to hear from you. As for your man baggage, dump it. If you don't, you'll never find happiness in a relationship.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2011
Q: My significant other and I have been seeing each other for 12 years. After six years of great sex, she started pulling back. She referred to my petting as grabbing. She never really liked to kiss. Then she stopped having intercourse. I consider myself a touchy-feely man, and I miss the closeness. I've stayed with her hoping that she would change, but she hasn't. I am 73 years old. She is 64, attractive and physically active and takes care of her health. She refuses to seek counseling.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011
Q: I'm a 40-year-old married man and, not to boast, I'm a fairly good husband. I do all the cooking and food-shopping, have a full-time career, help with the laundry, all the outside jobs, take the kids to school, etc. I shower my wife with affection, waking her up in the morning with backrubs, telling her regularly how hot she looks, spontaneously giving her hugs and kisses in the kitchen . . . and yet, none of that is ever initiated by her. It...
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NEWS
May 8, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: We're newly married. My husband and I have a great sex life, but the last couple of times he complained afterward of having awful headaches. What's that about? Mia: Sex headaches aren't all that unusual. Typically, they happen after an orgasm, but they can also start in the pre-orgasmic phase. Sometimes they go away on their own. But instead of waiting for that, see a doctor to rule out a possibility of an aneurysm or hemorrhage. Meanwhile, your guy should relax a little more while you're getting busy - at least until you figure out what's what.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I've given up on Internet dating and decided to try to date women I meet at public events, bars, parties, etc. Can you suggest any good pick-up lines? Steve: I used three lines in my bachelor days: "Don't I know you?," "What's your sign?" and "Pleasure me, lusty wench!" In 20 years of being single, none of these lines worked even once. So I'm going to have to defer to Mia on this one. Mia: Lines? Really? Just say, "Hello. " Meeting someone isn't a game or something you try to trick someone into by saying something slick.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q:I've always allowed my kids' friends to stay over. That's just the way I was raised. My parents let me and my sisters have sleepovers for our birthdays. My middle daughter, who is 17, came out to us late last year. We are close, but I wasn't expecting this. Her dad and I told her we still loved her and accepted her. But here's why I'm writing. She wants her girlfriend, who's a college freshman, to stay over after her prom because they plan on going to the beach the next day. It will save her a trip.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
Mia is the kind of woman who once made a list of 257 must-haves in a future mate, including a sense of humor and an affinity for avocados. She assembled a wedding binder before Dan had even proposed and picked out a name for their firstborn before the baby was conceived. When that child, Judah, was 2, Mia - intent on conceiving again - endured Clomid injections, ovarian cysts, and surgery for endometriosis. She started acupuncture. She and Dan consulted a reproductive endocrinologist.
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I slept with my future brother-in-law a couple of times, when his brother, whom I'm married to now, and I were on a break. All these years later, it eats at me, especially during family gatherings when we are all together with his family. When he's drunk and no one's watching, my brother-in-law will try to make a play for me. He brushes past me or looks at me real hard. Once he pinned me against the wall in the basement. I threatened to tell and all he did was laugh. I mostly try to stay out of his way as much as I can, but my husband idolizes his brother.
NEWS
April 10, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I've been celibate since getting divorced 10 years ago. I thought sex was over for me until an old friend dropped into town this week. His wife recently died and he admitted that he was interested in dating me. I'm flattered but I'm dead sexually. I've gained weight and I can't imagine being intimate with anyone again. Help! Mia: Make a gynecologist appointment. Maybe she can recommend hormone replacement therapy or some other treatment to bring you back to life. While you're waiting for that to work, sign up for Zumba or another class that will get you moving your body.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I let a really nice man who I met online spend the night recently. Nothing happened. I barely kissed him. I was way over on my side of the bed. Once he fell asleep, he started snoring real loud. At first, I couldn't sleep but I must have drifted off because when I opened my eyes in the morning, he was looking right at me. I asked him what was wrong, and he said I was snoring. To prove it, he pulled out his iPhone and played back a video recording of me that he made while I was asleep.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I was having sex with this guy I'm seeing, and, out of the blue, he started hollering out things like, "Yes! That's it, that's it!" At one point, he started calling out my name. It was really loud, so loud that I completely lost the mood. I told him about it, but he started up again the next time he came over. What do you think? Mia: I think you should stay at his house. That way, if he starts calling out your name, anybody who hears it won't know who you are. Steve: How do you know he wasn't thinking about a new invention?
NEWS
March 20, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: Why is there so much homosexuality on TV lately? I don't like it. But I feel like I can't say anything, because then people will say I'm homophobic. I'm not. I believe in equal rights, but those two guys going at it on "Empire" the other night really upset me. I don't want to see that.   Mia: It's 2015. Turn the channel if you don't like what you see. And don't dis "Empire. " That sex scene was smoking!   Steve: I was shocked at how much sex was in "Fifty Shades of Grey.
NEWS
March 13, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: This guy and I took a break from our relationship. During that time, we had no contact with each other. No texting or anything. But still, I felt like we were together. Anyway, after two months, we got back together. We talked about it, and he told me he had sex with one of his guy friends. He said it happened just once and that he's not gay. But I can't get the idea of him being with another man out of mind. I try to get him to talk about it but he won't. Mia: Technically, it's not cheating if you're on a break and one of you has sex with another person.
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