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Friday
Jan202012

Dating Tips from a 76-Year-Old 'Granny Wingman'

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- What do you get when you combine a 76-year-old grandmother, a 24-year-old granddaughter, the magic of online dating, and a mutual quest for love?

An Internet sensation, if you're New Yorker Kayli Stollak, the voice behind the blog Granny Is My Wingman.

Stollak created the blog last July after she decided to take a chance on online dating and recruited her 76-year-old grandmother, Gail, of Florida, to join her in the experiment.

"It originally started when Granny told me a really funny dating story," Stollak told ABC’s Good Morning America.  "I said, 'That's hilarious, let me put you on a dating site and transcribe your story.'"

Stollak signed up for OKCupid, while Gail, who asked that her last name not be used, joined the Jewish singles site, J-Date, and the escapade began.  The duo chronicle every detail of their online dating adventures for the world to see, from terrible dates to profiles that weren't so true.

"My granny and me are both single ladies looking for laughs and love in the world of online dating," Stollak says of the multi-generational pair.

For online gawkers, the blog become a one-stop shop for guaranteed entertainment, attracting 30,000 hits in the first month alone.

Now, seven months after their experiment in love began, Stollak and Gail have become verified experts when it comes to finding love online. The two appeared on GMA to share their Granny Is My Wingman do's and don'ts of online dating.

DO'S

  • Manage your expectations.  Anyone who goes into this thinking, "Maybe that person will be my husband," is in the wrong place.
  • Be honest in your profile and on your dates, i.e., don't say you've read something you haven't.
  • Be sincere.
  • Make sure your profile reflects you.
  • Laugh and enjoy yourself.


DON'TS

  • Don't do it alone.  A wingman makes it that much better.
  • Don't brag about sexual technique.
  • Don't plan a long date. Plan for 45 minutes, and never get dinner on the first date.


Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Saturday
Sep032011

Preventative Measures Against School Bullying

Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Thinkstock(WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.) -- School is back in session for some young students, and for many that means back to bullying.

HealthDay reports that bullying is a common problem among schools, according to Donna Henderson, a professor of counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Henderson cites that bullying is a common threat among schools because violence, intimidation and power is widely accepted beyond the classroom walls as a means of obtaining power.

In a university news release, Henderson offered preventative measures parents can take to protect their children from bullying:

• Be aware of school policies regarding bullying prevention.
• Be aware of warning signs in children as they begin school, such as sudden changes in behavior and not eating.
• Inform your children about bullying and that it's unacceptable behavior.
• Regularly check-in with your children about bullying and see if it is prevalent in their daily school life.
• Discuss how to best respond to bullying episodes, such as walking away, not showing emotion, or staying in groups to avoid being singled out.

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