"Get Married This Year"

      For more information about Doctor Janet Page, PhD, and her book "Get Married This Year," check out her website.

      What singles should know as they look for love:

      • Give the message you've got time for a good marriage. Harried is not a good date look. You need to be relaxed and ready for a date to seem eligible for courting and mating

      • A date is not your therapist, priest, or rabbi. This is no time for dumping your problems or true confessions

      • Fill out the Spouse Shopping List and apply it (page 29-31)

      • Wasting time is number one love block. Please don't have another cup of coffee with someone who is not a possible keeper

      What all couples should know to keep love alive:

      • Keep the bait on the hook. What lured your mate will keep him or her happy and is an implicit vow. The way you treat your love before marriage is a promise you need to keep

      • Character assassination is not foreplay. It is hard to kiss the lips at night that chewed you out all day long. Anger is not necessary and is unproductive.

      • Love is an action verb. You can't feel in love every moment but you can act loving. Your behavior can help your in-love feelings return.