Dames That Know: Introduction

The name for this blog, “Dames That Know” was inspired by one of my favorite iconic actresses, Mae West and her famous line, “A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.” As you probably can imagine, we are here to learn the ropes in life and relationships. You won’t be finding Cosmo-esque diet and makeup tips around here.

What Is A Dame?

Dame is a more archaic word used in several countries to refer to a woman of rank or authority, or a woman in general. It has also been used as an honorary title in the UK. The word is sometimes still used today as a throwback term when talking about a woman.


Knowing The Ropes

There are many dating blogs written by men in the blog scene, and many of them focus on attraction, self improvement, and gender dynamics from a male perspective. What I rarely see is women giving other women the same kind of useful advice when it comes to dealing with certain issues, specifically the ones that we face after we start dating someone. Let’s see about that.

Generally speaking, ¬†it’s easy for women to attract men. What doesn’t comes so easy for women is properly getting through the tougher times that usually come later. When I think of all the things women complain about when it comes to men in their lives, I can’t help but think of how they could have avoided their problem. Of course, there’s always situations we get into that we can’t control, but there are often solutions that have been missed, and I want a chance to explore those.

I want women to have real, valuable knowledge and know-how to apply in their lives and in their relationships with others. I am not a relationship expert, life coach, or anything like that. I’m not trying to sell books or services. I am just a woman who has spent the majority of the last half of my life in a relationship rather than single. I have learned a lot when it comes to relationships and how women relate to men. I don’t want to be a guru, a role model, or a source for guidance. At most, I’d just like to help women think for themselves and become their own source for authorization.

I don’t want this to be an opinion blog, or a blog based on all my own experiences. Instead, I want to focus on:

  • revealing truths and myths
  • healthy communication
  • defining boundaries
  • finding balance in roles
  • self improvement (mind, body, spirit)
  • taking control over your own life
  • responsibility and getting rid of the victim mentality
  • respect
  • independence, among other ideas that associate with maintaining long lasting relationships.

Having all that said,  everyone is welcome to read and comment, as long as it stays civilized.

Let’s have some fun with this.

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Comments 5

  • ” I am just a woman who has spent the majority of the last half of my life in a relationship rather than single. ”

    A statement like this requires context. One relationship or several? How old are you, approximately? More than half of almost 40 has more cred than half of 25

    • Indeed. I should have clarified. Two long term relationships, and a few shorter term or long distance relationships. Age? That depends. Are we using the 30 is the new 20 rule?

  • Good blog name!

    And women giving other women the same kind of useful advice sounds like it’ll be useful.

    Look forward to reading more!

  • Fantastic blog! I’m glad there is a woman that understands there is more advice needed to women in relationships than just saying “Follow your heart” I am looking forward to your future posts.

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