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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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August 21, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I'm a happily married woman in my 40s and just this past week a boyfriend from my 20s got in touch with me on Facebook. He's married now as well. We exchanged pleasantries a couple of times, and then he gave me his private email and suggested I write him. He had a reputation as a womanizer back in the day and I am wondering what path he's trying to lead me down now. How do you think I should respond? Steve: My final offer is this: Nothing. You give him nothing. Mia: I had some old flame try to reignite things with me recently.
NEWS
August 14, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: This guy I've been dating for the last month or so got all angry at me because I told him I was moving in with a male friend of mine. He says that because I used to hook up with my friend, that's like cheating. To me, it's just a place to stay while I get myself together. It's not like my boyfriend's got a place for me to stay. I'm out of work so I don't have many options. Where else am I going to go? Do you think it's worth it to try to get my guy back? My male friend and I are like brother and sister.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: My girlfriend is a fitness fanatic and when we met she was in great shape and very sexy. A year later, I'm turned off. Her exercise regimen, which includes free weights, has given her chiseled legs and arms. She has sixpack abs! How can I gently tell her that she's losing her attraction by overdoing the fitness? Steve: Would you still love her if she put on 50 pounds of flab? Each of us has primacy over our bodies. While society, friends, lovers, etc., often dictate how we should look, in the end we have the freedom to look like whatever we want.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: What about using coconut oil as a lube? I'm trying to stick to natural products these days. Mia: You could. Just make sure you're using the real thing - not some faux junk with lots of added ingredients. Also, I wouldn't risk using it with latex condoms. You don't want anything that might degrade the integrity of the latex. There are some natural lubes on the market you may want to experiment with. But read the labels first and exercise caution. You don't want to get a nasty infection - or worse.
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: Why won't my wife have sex with me when I want to? She doesn't like to have sex in the morning and that's the only time I'm ready. Mia: You may be raring to go at 5 a.m., but she may not be ready to deal with your morning breath before the sun rises. Male and female sex hormone levels rise and fall at different times of the day. With flexibility you can overcome that. But you need to be creative. If she wants sex at night but you're too tired, try exercising after work to see if that gives you more energy.
NEWS
July 17, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: My ex and I have been broken up for more than a month. We just don't get along any more. We agreed to meet only to exchange some clothes and stuff, and the next thing I know we were on the floor of my apartment doing it like we were crazy. Now, I can't stop thinking about him. He's a liar and a cheat, but I can't get him out of my mind and my heart. What should I do? Mia: Isn't hate-sex hot? All that clothes-ripping and rolling around the floor can make for some mind-blowing orgasms.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I am a 50-something, physically fit individual with a good job - and a question concerning my girlfriend of almost four years. She is the love of my life, and I am committed to making her my wife in the near future. She is in her late 40s and very attractive. My only "hang-up," for lack of a better term, is her breasts. I have always been a boob guy. We all know what happens with age and gravity. I would love for her to have breast augmentation, and I would even pay for it. But I am really nervous to ask her about it. I don't want to hurt her feelings, make her feel insecure about her chest or hold it against me if I were to ask. What are your thoughts on this?
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: My girlfriend is bisexual and occasionally sleeps with other women, and I'm cool with that. But she just asked me if it's OK if she sleeps with another man. I'm not sleeping with anyone else. I just haven't felt the need. I'm not OK with her sleeping with a man. I'm thinking about telling her, but I don't want her to feel like I'm taking her freedom. Mia: Dude, if you don't want her to sleep with another guy, you're going to have to walk. It's not your place to try to be her prison warden.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I've been celibate for six years or more, since perimenopause/menopause. Can't remember the last time I had sex. What can I do about it? I turn 50 in September. Mia: Have you been to the doctor and been declared otherwise healthy? If so, stop acting like an old lady. It's time to get a boyfriend and start enjoying life again. Get rid of the gray - everywhere. Ditch the granny panties and buy sexy lingerie. Watch steamy movies, post an online dating profile and get back in the game of life.
NEWS
June 12, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I recently met a guy who is perfect for me in many ways. He has a great personality and a good job, so he would be a good provider. We kiss a lot and he says he really likes me. But he's about 50 pounds overweight and on the weekends walks around in these awful cargo shorts drinking beer. We haven't had sex yet. Why? When I think of him naked and coming at me with beer breath, I get turned off. How can I tell him nicely that he needs to lose weight and clean up his act before things get physical between us?
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