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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?
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.
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
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
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
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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September 16, 2016 | By Steve & Mia, $util.encode.html($!item.bycredit)
Q: I met this wonderful woman through an internet site three weeks ago, and everything's been great. I'm 24, she's 21. So why am I writing? Because two days ago, I met her sister, who's my age and was so smart and so beautiful that she took my breath away. Do I dare ask her out? Do I lose them both if I do that? Or should I take a chance on the best possible outcome? Mia: Dude, are you nuts? The only way you can date one sister after already taking the other out is if the first sister doesn't want your wishy-washy behind.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Steve & Mia
Q: I've had nothing but bad luck with women, and this fall is my senior year in college. One of my friends said my problem is that I seem too desperate to make romance a success, that I scare women off. Is this true? Steve: Hopefully, you will learn about romance what I learned when I was a college senior: Don't think about it, ever. Think only about friendship. Can you be friends with a woman without sex? Do you think women are as good as or better than men? If the answer to each is yes, then you are on the right track.
NEWS
September 7, 2016
THE DAILY NEWS Pet of the Week is Mia, an 8-year-old pit bull mix at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Mia was living happily in a home for the past six years. She's house trained, knows many commands including "sit" and "stay," and would be a good fit for most homes. She is playful and affectionate, loves baths and car rides and playing catch and gets along with cats and other dogs. For more information about Mia, call the PSPCA at 215-426-6300, stop by the shelter at 350 E. Erie Ave., North Philadelphia, or visit pspca.org.
NEWS
September 6, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
India Baker, who traveled to Philadelphia from Los Angeles with her friend Brittany Smith was so stoked by superstar DJ Khaled's turn on stage that she jumped over a barricade at Made in America, got up on a wooden box and danced her heart out until a security guard commanded her to get down and fireman-carried her back to earth. "I jumped up there so I could see over all these crazy people," Baker said, still wiggling in time to the beat. "I'm 5-foot-10. I got long legs. " Looking around at the joyful throng, she said, "This is a euphoria of people!
NEWS
August 19, 2016 | By Steve & Mia, $util.encode.html($!item.bycredit)
Q: I have an issue that cost me my relationship. My girlfriend (now my ex) has a tattoo on her arm that says "Big John" with a heart drawn next to the letters. I was very upset and offended when I was out with her and it was visible. I was seeing her for approximately four years and everyday when I see her, I had to look at that stupid tattoo. We had many arguments and disagreements about this. She felt, if I was tired of looking at it, I should pay to have it removed or covered. I was really tired of looking at it. My suggestion to her was to at least wear a long-sleeved shirt to cover it. I am curious as to what you both think.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Steve & Mia
Q: My husband and I have a sometimes volatile relationship. Nothing major, but there have been times when we were drinking that things got out of hand. He recently purchased a pistol for self-protection. He keeps it locked away, but it makes me crazy just knowing it's in the house. It's not like I think he would actually use it, but when we argue, the fact that it's here is in the back of my mind. We have been going back and forth on this and getting nowhere. Mia: Your problems are bigger than that gun, girlfriend.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Steve & Mia
Q: I'm just finishing my junior year in college and had a great relationship with a sophomore the last two semesters. Now, I'm worried. She told me she loves me, but she lives in California. I live in New Jersey and both of us return home and have to work summer jobs. When I asked her if she'd date anyone while we were apart, she said she has some friends there, but nothing serious. Does that mean she'd have sex? What should I do? Mia: Dude, summer hasn't even started and you're already sweating a girl?
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Steve & Mia
Q: I'm in a relationship with a prude. She calls me a pervert for wanting to see her naked, which hardly happens anymore. She calls me a pervert when I touch her on the butt. She found an old sex toy I had and threw it away, then called me strange for even having one. When I try to talk with her, she claims she's a lesbian and wants us to be together just to raise our kids. I'm not sure how much longer I can be in a sexless relationship. Steve: Wait, you two had kids and she didn't say she's lesbian?
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Steve & Mia
Q: How do I get the man in my life to be more open? We've been dating for three months, and everything has been near perfect, except he won't tell me anything about himself. I ask about his job, and he says, "I never talk about my work. " I ask about his family, and he says next to nothing. His dad was in the service, and they lived in eight or nine different places as he grew up. Both his parents are dead, and he says he has no siblings. I researched his name online and could find nothing.
NEWS
March 4, 2016
Q: I've been dating a woman for almost two years and I am deeply in love. But the more intense I feel, the more she backs off. She enjoys being with me but refuses to talk marriage. We're in our mid-20s. I just don't know what to do next. What she will do next? Steve: Ah, I see the problem. Have you tried the Hall & Oates strategy? ... wrap yourself around me 'Cos I ain't the way you found me And I'll never be the same Oh, yeah Well, 'cos you (Ooh-ho, hoo-ooh, ooh-oo)
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