Real Talk w/Terry (formerly Relationships-411)

NEW NAME-NEW LOOK-NEW FEEL

Hi Everyone!

First and foremost, thank you for your continued support of the Relationships-411 blog. I’m excited to officially announce that through much thought, prayer and supplication we have a new name, a new look and a new feel. The new name for our blog is Real Talk w/Terry. This has been a long time coming.

Just prior to writing my first book, No Longer a Bridesmaid, I started blogging about relationships. Then after publishing No Longer a Bridesmaid in 2013, my platform and brand expanded to include a TV show, Real Talk w/Terry that launched in 2015. The TV show started out as an extension of the blog and was inspired by my book. After several years of managing both a relationship blog and a relationship & lifestyle TV show, I made the decision to re-brand the blog to coincide with the show which has continued to grow these past several years.

The Relationships-411 Facebook community is still alive and thriving. If you do not follow the Relationships-411 Facebook page, please do so and stay in the loop with all of our zanny, witty, and funny relationship posts and discussions.

This blog will now share content that is synonymous with the Real Talk w/Terry TV show that airs Sundays, at 1:00 PM on Comcast 15 in Silicon Valley. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to continuing this journey with all of you.

Do You Know Who Your Family Member is Dating?

By: Alice Curt

When someone in your family starts dating, you want to know if he/she is making the right choice and their safety is not compromised. But with technology enabled modern dating, that can be difficult to guarantee.

Online Dating
Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for people to meet and form relationships online. In fact, Esquire mentioned that young adults and 55-65 year olds are the most active users of online dating services. As this convenient way of meeting people started to take off, new dangers have also appeared. There are people who create fake profiles to scam others. Harassment is also a real risk as well as identity theft or fraud. These potential scenarios make it hard not to ask about a family member’s dating life. That’s why Relationships-411 previously listed apps that guardians should know about.

What To Do
In spite of our protective nature, it’s important that you give your loved one enough space. Reality-based dating shows have influenced us to be curious of other people’s romantic lives. The Bachelor, for instance, is still running strong after 22 seasons. The British series Love Island is another program with the same goal, as contestants in the show aim to find romance. Ladbrokes notes that the latest season’s most loved couple are Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer. They are a perfect example of having limits on prying into a family member’s relationship. Dani’s father, actor Danny Dyer, anonymously asked about the private details of his daughter’s relationship on the radio. Thankfully, Dani didn’t kiss and tell. If shows like the aforementioned still pique our interest in strangers’ dating lives, it’s not hard to understand why people would want to know about their loved ones’ relationships, especially if it will help keep them safe.

US News suggests striking a balance between talking and listening, making sure not to impose your own feelings on your loved one. Trust their judgment and that you’ve taught them well about the dangers of modern dating. Unless the person they’re dating is outright putting them in harm’s way, just be supportive of who they choose to be with.

About Alice: Tech enthusiast. Gamer. Blogger. Music Lover.

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