Love & Relationships

Fathering: It’s not tough love, it’s tough AND loving

by Queen D, June 20, 2019

Sitcoms are not the ideal source of fatherly examples, but if you search for a list of the best TV dads, you’ll see a bunch of often goofy fathers who seem to screw up just as much as their kids. What you’ll also see, however, is that these dads (well, some of them at least) […]

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Tomboy Woman, Rebel Mom: Parenting differences between traditional and modern moms

by Queen D, May 17, 2019

As a child (and to this day), I’d rank my “girly-ness” at a 5. I played with Barbie, had a tea set, and read a lot of girl-oriented book series. I will also confess that I still thoroughly enjoy getting my nails done and can rock a pair of stilettos. But that’s as far as […]

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Cupid hath spoken! A sample of Queendom’s best love & sex polls

by Queen D, February 12, 2019

Beauty may be subjective, but love is universal. The thrill of the chase, love at first sight, and tearful break-ups are not limited to cheesy plots in Rom-Coms or romance novels with rugged pirates on the cover. All over the globe, there are people who have found love, are looking for “the one,” or picking […]

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“Single & Happy” is not an oxymoron

by Queen D, February 7, 2018

“It’s that time of year again,” I said to a friend as we strolled through a department store filled with pink hearts, giant teddy bears, and so much chocolate I honestly felt a little nauseous. “It even smells pink and red. Can you smell colors?” She laughed. “Another holiday that’s been commercialized to death. Just […]

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Popularity and likeability start from within

by Queen D, January 25, 2018

I can almost always predict the results of the studies we conduct at Queendom before we actually conduct them. Years of researching human behavior has given me keen insight on our nature – what motivates us, what we value, what peeves us off. But our latest study on the role of emotional intelligence on popularity […]

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The Ties That Bind or Break: Characteristics of attachments styles

by Queen D, November 17, 2017

I was lying in bed one morning, half-listening to a tech guy on the radio talking about his choice for phone app of the week, when he mentioned something interesting: Facebook automatically filters messages from people with whom you are not friends. “You may have TONS of secret messages that never ended up in your […]

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How family support affects ambition

by Queen D, May 12, 2017

I’m not one of those people who eat up celebrity gossip magazines like fries. The only time I even glance at one is when I’m waiting in line at the grocery store, and only because they’re so conveniently located near the cash register – and because the headlines honestly make me giggle. I do, however, […]

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Jealousy: From the inside out

by Queen D, April 7, 2017

  In a champagne induced epiphany, my friend decided that it was time to end her single-hood and join a dating website. I listened in as she filled out the profile questionnaire, although mostly because she insisted on reading each question out loud. Having been one of the authors of Queendom’s “Matchscale” questionnaire (currently being […]

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Love Is Knowing When To Fight

by Queen D, February 10, 2017

  Whenever reporters capture feel-good stories of couples who have celebrated 50 years of marriage (or more), the always ask the same question: “What is the key to a long, happy marriage?” And nearly every time, the happy couple offers the same age-old wisdom, like not going to bed angry, working out differences, knowing how […]

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Not Born To Be Wild: The impact of parenting style on honesty

by Queen D, January 13, 2017

I grew up in a rather strict household. I was grounded pretty often, not because I was a trouble-maker, but because I didn’t live up to some pretty lofty expectations. I wasn’t allowed to question rules, or pretty much speak up at all. Everything I said or did was minutely scrutinized. So how did I […]

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Two to "tangle": What your attachment style says about you

by Queen D, August 19, 2016

My attachment styles have always ever been a reflection of where I was in my life. When I was young and naive, I would get attached rather quickly, fall much harder, and change who I was to make my partner’s happy. When I got a little older, I put up emotional walls, never letting my partners […]

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EQ loves me and you: How emotional intelligence contributes to relationship satisfaction (Part 2)

by Queen D, July 14, 2016

In a previous blog, we started looking at the top ten emotional intelligence competencies that contribute to relationship satisfaction. Let’s take a look at the rest: Comfort with Emotions Score for the satisfied group: 63 Score for the unsatisfied group: 44 Your emotions are a part of who you are; to deny them is to […]

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