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Hot Los Angeles NYE 2018 Ball Bash for Singles Over 40 (Studio City)

The folks who used to bring the Over 40 midlife singles and couple’s crowd for socializing in the over 40s and 50s 50+ crowd run an annual mega New Year’s Eve dance event in Studio City, CA, for people over 40. This is their sixth straight year. Last yea at the 2017 New Year’s Eve party, they had over 500 people attending, a nice mix of singles and couples.  So, it offers a great socializing opportunity without it becoming a meat market a la the singles’ scenes of yore.

Dance in the New Year in Los Angeles

Singles, now couples, do actually meet at this event. I’m always being countered with my plethora of ideas for how to meet singles at midlife with, “Yeah, and how many couples do you know who met that way?” Well, if you click through to their website www.bestover40nyepartyinla.com, you’ll hear the love story of one such midlife couple who met at last year’s New Year’s Eve dance bash soiree!

They feature:

We offer a three course sit down dinner in a beautifully decorated ballroom featuring a salad, choice of a salmon, chicken, vegetarian dish or steak platter and dessert, coffee and tea. 

We have two bands playing non-stop music (Oldies, rock n’ roll, disco, salsa, ballroom, contemporary) all night long for dancing and listening pleasure.

The venue is in Studio City, CA. For further information: 818-554-2262

It’s a very nice mix of singles, couples, as well as married couples all in that midlife category having a great time socializing, dancing, and ringing in the New Year!

Happy Dating and Relationships,



Christian Singles New Year’s Eve Social Options

If you’re a Christian single and you’re looking for social options to celebrate New Year’s Eve which will draw a targeted crowd of other Christian singles, you’re in for a treat!

midlife singles, midlife singles dancing, over 35 40 50 plus

Singles Dance

It used to be really had to find and locate social options for Christian Singles. Now, if you’re a follower at all of my long-time blog, then you’ll know that about 99.9% of my dating advice and tactics while targeting a mainstream Midlife Singles audience actually fits a Christian Single audience. Why, you might wonder? Because I’m Christian and invariably I attract (surprise, surprise, surprise, because guess Who’s Providential Hand is guiding all of this? Yup. You know who!) a predominantly Christian Dating Coaching clientele. They may not have a Scarlett C emblazoned on their foreheads, but they are both Christian and being Christian is quite important to them.

Another nice secondary attribute of the Christian Social options for New Year’s Eve is the events are typically sober events. It’s both to host an event where connecting and socializing is primary rather than their hosting body earning a lot of money selling alcohol and because the hosting group doesn’t have a liquor license. Just makes it easy to choose.

In San Francisco oh so many years ago I used to attend an Annual AA/Al-Anon dance because it was super fun and focused on dancing and socializing, and because I knew the crowd wouldn’t be falling over before midnight. It was hosted at a Unitarian Church. Because it was an AA/Al-Anon groups hosting it, it wasn’t Christian per se, but a lot of the folks attending were Christian leaning. Keep an eye out where you are for any similar events where you live in case there’s an event akin to that where you live.

Here in Orange County, I’ve been getting invitations for New Year’s dances for over a month. I feel like a scene out of the late ’80s classic romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally when for single women in their 30s, your sortah social proof exams were New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. Having a DATE for each was your social proof, “See! I am, too, attractive, sexy, and appealing!” Because pretty much to have a DATE each of those nights meant he was your BOYFRIEND, not your boyfriend, or friend, or the guy you kindah sortah seeing a little bit right now. BOYFRIEND. Talk about social pressure.

In Orange County, we’ve got Biblical Christian Singles and their dance in Santa Ana. It’s $50 at the door which is all-inclusive of some great food choices. That is a terrific price when so many other events start at over $100 for the evening.

Another great attribute of this dance? 99% of the singles attended solo without a date and had a great time!

From the host:

Everything included for ONE LOW PRICE!


Last year 260 people attended our fun NYE Party!

Pay just $50 at the door via cash or card. Everything included for ONE LOW PRICE. CALL 1-800-838-3006 if you have any questions since this is probably your first time attending.

9th Annual OC ✮ NEW YEAR’S EVE✮ SINGLES BASH 🎶 DJ & Live Band 🎤♪ Karaoke & Midnight Toast & Countdown 🎉 on MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 from 7:30pm to 12:30am. Come celebrate with So Cal Christian Singles. All Singles & Couples Welcome. Table Reservations Available.


MIDNIGHT COUNTDOWN & TOAST ☆ MORE [NOTE: I am not 100% sure if this is Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider or alcohol. Phone to make sure if it matters to you.]


Italian Ravioli, Meatballs, Vegetable Pasta, Mixed Green Salad & Dressings, Pasta Salad, Fruit & Vegetable Trays, Cheese & Crackers, Rolls and other Appetizers. Assortment of Desserts and Beverages. Arrive on time, served until gone.

☞5-Piece Band☞ 50’s to the 90’s Dance Music
DJ JOHN (Fireside Room)
☞Top 40 & Variety of Fun Dance Music☜
☞ 1000’s of Songs to Sing☜

All for ONE unbelievable LOW PRICE!
☆ 2 Dancing Rooms & Karaoke
☆ 2 Dance Floors
☆ Complimentary Hot Appetizers
☆ Midnight Toast & Countdown
☆ Party Favors & Noisemakers
☆ Dance Lesson Mixer Icebreaker
☆ Fun NYE Party Atmosphere
☆ Free Photo Booth (I’m thinking Selfies! Social Media Content! IG, FB, and Twitter, oh my!)
☆ Semi-Formal & Dressy Party Attire


Calvary Church of Santa Ana
1010 N. Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Ample Free Parking

Happy New Year to you all!

Happy Dating and Relationships,



The 15 Minute Relationship Fix Delivers a Super Helpful Guide for Couples Seeking to Deepen Intimacy

If you want to create deeper emotional intimacy with your partner or spouse, this is the Relationship Book for the two of you

The 15 Minute Relationship Fix, by Joel Block, PhD

Dr. Block has distilled multiple decades of his professional clinical counseling with couples in trouble and in crisis – sufficient to their seeking out rock solid professional expert couples counseling – into practical and manageable into tactics to use in 15-minute spurts. That is something which every couple who is seriously interested and perhaps even committed and dedicated to improving and renewing the intimacy in their relationship.

Doing this work, not just reading the book, will transform your love relationship.

15 minutes is so doable. It doesn’t require a 3 weekend conference you have attend before you can even start to have the tools to begin the process.

Plus, these are not just personal story anecdotal information packaged nicely as I too often see in current books. Dr. Block’s depth of expertise is evidenced throughout. There’s meat on them there bones!

This 98 page book, has a quality and meaty 6 page introduction which contributes to the content of the book. So, you’re really getting 104 pages of substance delivered with warmth and humor. I seriously loved the cartoon and chapter starter illustrations. They added a lot and kept that sense of humor flowing throughout the book, that sense and perspective of a strong sense of humor, which sustains couples throughout a long-time love committed relationship.

Without being too insubstantial, Block does interweave humor to lighten what could otherwise be misconstrued as “heavy” work along the way. Delving deep is not easy, and as a culture, many of us weren’t raised to do so. It’s only as Positive Psychology moved into the mainstream in the past 40ish years that we regularly talk about such topics at the dinner table and throughout our daily lives.

The book starts with a marvelous quote from The Velveteen Rabbit (I still have the hard cover my oldest friend gave me years ago. Even without having been able to have children, I’ve kept it all these years.) which my generation grew up upon. I loved that book and many reference it for showing vulnerability. Citing that wonderful quote at the very beginning sets the tone of vulnerability and softness, sharing our soft underbelly with our partner for the whole book. To do so means risking it all, risking rejection from who we most deeply crave acceptance, approval, and appreciation.

The 15 Minute Relationship Fix, back cover, Dr Joel Block

However, don’t be fooled into thinking that just because the 15-minute exercises are brief that they are shallow or ephemeral. Block’s work requires both parties in the couple delve deeply and genuinely share of themselves, thus being truly seen, yielding deepened intimacy, caring, and true love. Love is a choice and requires work, personal work. Block provides an accessible and meaty way for couples to do just that and reap the rewards of the love, acceptance and deep appreciation we all yearn for.

While the examples and illustrations given presuppose a heterosexual love relationship, if you are in an LGBTQ couple relationship, this book is a super useful and meaty guide for your coupledom’s intimacy as well. You’ll need to transpose just a little, but because Dr. Block’s prescriptions and tactics are romantic relationship centered, this book is applicable for all romantic couples.

I really love this book and Dr. Block’s style. If you’re anything like me, once you discover an author and expert in a field and you adore his/her work, you seek to read everything you can. Have no fear! This is not Dr. Block’s only book. He has authored over 20 books on Love and Sex, so we’ll both have plenty to read in the months ahead after reading and implanting this one!

Additionally, since it is so helpful and practical, any Pre-Marital Counselor of any of the faith communities could use this with engaged couples of any age. Mental Health Professionals could have their own copy in their Resource Center as well as recommend it to couples treated.

I highly recommend this book. Even if you are not yet in a committed relationship, reading and implementing the tactics therein will better equip you for a relationship when that crosses your path. Therefore, this is a great book if you are single or in a couple relationship as well as makes a great gift to any of your friends or loved ones seeking or entering one. Think: Holiday gift, birthday present, anniversary, wedding present, engagement gift, Valentine’s Day gift to yourself or each other. Singles and couples of any religion(s) or none could readily use and apply this book. You could use it as part of your couple’s regular devotional time together.

I received a copy from the author for an honest review. And honesty, as I said, I love it and look forward to reading and discovering more of his other books. I bet you will, too.

You can pick up a copy at your local Barnes and Noble or grab a copy easily here at Amazon:
The 15-Minute Relationship Fix.