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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
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
February 14, 2013
  I N HONOR of Valentine's Day, we asked Steve and Mia to share excerpts from their favorite columns: Q: My husband lately has been spending all his free time preparing for his fantasy-baseball draft. I didn't expect the honeymoon to last forever, but I refuse to be a sports widow at age 28. STEVE: As the philosopher Sparky Anderson once said, "There are two things that every man thinks he can do better than every other man: make love to a woman and manage a baseball team.
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
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...
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
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.
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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.
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: Valentine's Day was awful. Besides a few texts, I got nothing. It's been a hard winter. Whenever it snows, this guy I'm talking to invites himself over. But afterward when he leaves, I feel used. I'm lonely so I can't be picky. It's like I'm stuck in a cycle. Mia: Girl, get some self-respect and stop letting yourself be used for sex. Join a gym - and go - so you can meet people. Sign up for an online dating site. Nothing's going to change until you do. Get moving! Steve: You can do better.
NEWS
February 27, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: My girlfriend likes me to call her a dirty slut and worse while we make love. It makes her really wild and out of control. I have been saving up for a ring, but I don't want to marry someone who thinks of herself as a slut. What do you think? Mia: If she likes to play potty mouth and you don't, it's going to be an issue at some point. Don't buy her a ring. Keep saving, and then invest in someone who really does it for you. Steve: Does she really think that about herself or is it bedroom role play?
NEWS
February 20, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: My girlfriend and I have been talking about getting married for a while. Her patience is wearing thin waiting for me to ask. I plan on asking very soon but keep getting hung up on one thing. Over the last six months or so, when we argue, she'll occasionally say things that are very insulting and disrespectful. Things I would never say to her. She later says that she only says things like that because she's mad, and that I need to be less sensitive. I understand that her patience has worn thin waiting for me to ask her, but am I crazy to think that there is a line that two people shouldn't cross in an argument?
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
WHEN WE asked our romance columnists, Steve & Mia, to screen "Fifty Shades of Grey," they said, "You'd have to tie us up and drag us, kicking and screaming. " We replied, "We accept your terms. " Slightly bruised, here's their review: Steve: To the age-old question, "What do women want?" this movie answers: "To be tied up and used by a narcissistic billionaire. " Mia: You're only partly right, Steve. Women love billionaires. Butt plugs? Not so much. Steve: This flick will do for feminism what icebergs did for the Titanic.
NEWS
February 6, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I am a 61-year-old male and, believe it or not, I'm a virgin. I have several platonic female friends. I go out with them on social dates. They do not consider me a potential romantic partner. I would like to have a romantic relationship but am not sure how I should go about this. Any advice?   Steve: Having platonic female friends is a blessing, and you shouldn't mess that up by trying to get romantically involved. Your best bet is finding someone new, through social media or perhaps a friend of one of your female friends.
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