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Dating Expert Wishing You and Yours a Happy Easter – Buona Pasqua!

Some of us really lean on what Christians call “Resurrected Life.”  I actually woke up at 4:30 am this morning to get up, dressed, and out for a 6 am Easter Sunrise service.  Those who know me know I am typically not a morning person.  So, you see miracles among us with my getting up at that hour.  And gotta tell yah, I actually looked pretty good and presentable, which I think was pretty amusing and pretty amazing.

The Episcopalians lean heavily on the Roman Catholic service.  The beginning part of the Sunrise service follows the Easter Vigil service, which closely harkens to the Jewish Seder service which is an oral telling the People of Israel’s relationship with Yahweh.  Pretty cool.  Oh, and there is this whole thing with a giant candle, baptizing it, and lighting it from fresh coals.  You can so see the pagan influences.  It’s just fun.  The three priests celebrating today nearly got in a water fit with sprinkling the crowd with water from evergreen branches.  Yup.  More pagan symbolism of longevity and resurrection (Evergreen – Ever living…..).  And a LOT of incense, which is very hypnotic.  All in all, it was a wonderful service.

2 Dating Success Tips for Christian Singles

On the dating front, I’m going to tie this is in for Christian Singles.  I was interviewing a group of singles in their late 20s – early 30s as well as a couple in their late 40s.  First the younger crowd was socializing together in a way that allowed a lot of them to meet and get to know each other without yet dating.  They had formed a jogging group who runs on Saturday mornings.  The 40 something couple had met at church simply by going, keeping their eyes and hearts open (essential), and talking with those who were there.  I’ll dig more into these in the next week or so for more principles you can apply where you for your dating success.  For example, if physical fitness is important to you in your dating or marriage relationship, look up the fitness groups in your metro area and attend some meetings.

Happy Dating and Relationships,

April Braswell

Las Vegas Baby Boomer Dating Expert

About the author: April Braswell is an internationally recognized Dating and Relationship Expert. She coaches single men and women to attract and find the best life partner for them. April brings cutting edge behavioral research to singles to empower them for finding quality mates. Connect with April at Google+: plus.google.com/+AprilBraswell/

18 comments… add one

  • A jogging group?!!! Who’d a thunk? Just another great idea found on this blog. Sure, if you are into jogging and health, what better way to find someone with similar interests.

    I never would have made that early morning Easter Service – you’re amazing!

    Lisa McLellan
    Babysitting Services, Nanny Services, and Nanny agencies

  • You are right April…a woman in this area studied for several years where couples over 50 had met their “match”. The largest percentage of new couples had met at at events arranged around similar interests, such as card playing, church, volunteering, etc.
    It seems SO reasonable when you think of it, and yet so many people think they have to do something so OTHER, so DIFFERENT, to attract attention!
    Sonya Lenzo

  • Makes sense, if you are looking at connecting with someone either short-term or long-term, find that someone who has an interest in something YOU are interested in…

    Mark
    Direct Selling Advice, Tips, Skills & Techniques

  • I know there are a lot of churches that offer bible studies for “singles.” To me, if I were single, I’d be somewhat offended. The married group gets to talk about the fun stuff like sex. I’d rather be with the grownups.

  • April, it is interesting that the younger group has formed an exercise club, it is an easy way to interact and make friends first.
    Scott Sylvan Bell
    Scottbellconsultant.com
    Now go implement!

  • Hi Scott,

    thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. Indeed, I really liked that approach. Not only did it graciously offer a way to develop the connection before making intentions known, it fosters total health and fitness, which is always attractive in both men and women. Good health is great for all relationships.

    April

  • Michelle Mason

    I liked your post. I am a late 20 something single looking to meet people my own age. I have tried church, but no one in my age group really goes, and those that do are married and have kids. Running groups are a great idea. There is a local bar in town that sponsors a fun run every Tuesday night, and you get discounts on food and drinks afterwards. Running groups are a great way to meet people, if you are confident enough in your running abilities and your looks while running. =-)

    Michelle

  • April,

    I met my ex-husband at church. I think you can meet dateable people anywhere. I tell my friends to just go out and do stuff they like to do and they’ll meet something.

    That’s how I met Andrew – we share a love of New Wave/Dark Wave/’80s Industrial and Goth music.

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT, CES
    Fat Burning Home Workouts

  • Your so amazing at what you do April. I love how you can give tips for virtually every situation.

    David Escalante
    Bay Area Roofing San Francisco CA

  • April,
    My wife and I had our first date at church. The idea of a jogging club is a great idea.
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter. I’ll drop back by in a few days for more ideas. Thanks again.
    Lynn Lane
    Linking Action To Success.
    Warrior Of Success

  • Konaru

    Hi April, Are you a professional author? Your dating blog posts, you write very well.

  • Trisha Chambers

    Hi April, Great post by the way! A jogging group is an excellent idea for singles!

  • Hi April,
    Great post as usual! I think sometimes people want to do something so different to show how interesting they are. No need to go sky diving when all you have to do is get into what you like and then let things progress from there. Like you said, “eye and ears open”.

    Happy Dating and Relationships! You know your stuff.

    Jen Battaglino

    The Harwood Group – Tinnitus, Chronic Illness, Fears, and Anxiety

  • Hi Jenn,

    Thank you for stopping by my dating and relationship blog and commenting. Indeed, eek, I’m not recommending sky diving unless that is something you are already into. Doing what we love and stretching ourselves a bit both add up to stimulating and fascinating lives and great dating and romantic relationships.

    April

  • Peggy Larson

    Hi April,
    I found your site! Thanks Michelle!

    I’ll read your blog to gather tips to help my daughter. I would like to have a son-in-law someday!!!

    Peggy Larson

  • Shane Kester

    I think the appropriate thing for young Christian singles to do is meet together and play tennis like they did in the Bible. Oh, come on, everyone knows they played tennis in the Old Testament. It says that Joseph served in pharaoh’s court.

    Please don’t ban me for that, I want to keep coming back.

    Shane Kester
    Hypnosis Can Change Your Life

  • Hi Shane and Peggy,

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting at my blog. Shane – with your sense of humor how could I ever block you from my blog? Women always find a warm caring sense of humor in a man attractive. Thus, making you a marvelous example. Happy Easter to you.

    Peggy – I like that attitude you are displaying. Yup, I hear that a lot from the parents of adult children. “I want a son-in-law/daughter-in-law, and someday grandchildren!” Helping your kids out is a marvelously self-serving thing to do. Selfishly atruistic.

    April

  • So many activities are available and if something isn’t offered at your church why not be the one to set it up…..you will more than likely get others interested to join in as well as being the organiser ( which gives you authority status)…think about it!!

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