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Dating Don’ts: The 5-Minute Rule

I am officially, unofficially implementing a new rule for coupled people everywhere. Please, please, please if you are spoken for, you must mention it within five minutes of having a flirty conversation with me. I am forever meeting men in social situations (I'm sure ladies do this too, so feel free to chime in guys)…

By: Beth Ames / June 27, 2012

I Know I Really Like Someone If …

The other night, the guy I'm dating asked me to hang out. We went to the movies, shared some popcorn, held hands. It was sweet. A solid date with a dude I like. Good stuff. As we were leaving, I asked, "Where to next?" "I thought we could go to a sports bar and catch…

By: Beth Ames / May 27, 2011

An Open Letter To My Unintentional Mothers

You may be wondering why I am writing to wish you a Happy Mother's Day when A) I have my own mother whom I love very much (your gift is in the mail, Mom!) and B) I did not come out of your vagina. I shall explain.

By: Beth Ames / May 5, 2011

10 Flirtation Killers

Ladies, I'm sure you have experienced this before. You are having a perfectly good flirtation session with a perfectly hot guy when all of a sudden … he ruins everything. The other night, I was at a party, talking with a guy I found extremely attractive and cool. We were wrapping up the conversation, about…

By: Beth Ames / April 19, 2011

5 Ways To Let Me Know It’s A Date

Calling all single menfolk of the world. Hello. Hi. How are you? Good. Great! Can we talk about DATES for a moment? Lately there have been a lot of you dudes banging on my door, asking me to "hang out." This is a wonderful thing. Only problem is, some of you have dropped the ball…

By: Beth Ames / April 18, 2011

7 Things A Guy Should NOT Do If He Wants To Get Laid

Dear guys of the world, I would like to share something top secret: the things you do while on a date are important if you're hoping to have sex with us at the end of it. Each action falls into one of two categories: 1) Makes our vaginas wet. 2) Makes our lady business a…

By: Beth Ames / March 29, 2011

Girl Talk: I Have Post-Traumatic Dating Disorder

Last night, I sat with my iPhone out on my bedside table. I was staring at it waiting for the text box to light up. It was an hour before my second (damn) date with Mark*, the best date-asker-outer known to woman. Although Mark had confirmed our date, even told me what time he would…

By: Beth Ames / March 17, 2011

How To Ask A Girl Out On A Damn Date

The other night I went on one of the best dates I've been on in years. Why? Well, aside from Mark* being sexy, sweet, fun, and considerate, he did something that absolutely knocked my socks off -- he took all the hassle out of making plans. God bless this man! Making plans should be easy.

By: Beth Ames / March 14, 2011

What’s Your Definition Of Dating?

I was on the phone with the guy I had gone on a handful of dates with. We were discussing whether or not we would continue "dating." "I want to be able to spend the night and I want you to come to my neighborhood once," I explained. "I don't want to have this conversation,"…

By: Beth Ames / March 8, 2011

Ladies, Beware The Text-lationship!

About a month ago I was waiting in line at the grocery store when I spotted a hot guy standing behind me. I made a joke about how slow the line was going. He laughed. I smiled. And off we were. After we had both checked out, he continued to walk with me to the…

By: Beth Ames / November 23, 2010

What’s Your Post-Breakup Recipe?

I was reading this article where a woman claims her good friend came up with what she calls the perfect post-breakup recipe. Her post-breakup regime includes "a prescription for the anti-insomnia medication Ambien, so she could sleep at last, and a five-point recovery plan that included a rigorous exercise program and a few nights of…

By: Beth Ames / October 5, 2010

Our Makeout Session Confessions

There’s nothing like a good makeout sesh in a forbidden location. Well, sometimes. Over here in NYC there’s not much privacy, so sometimes we have to get creative about where we get it on. Bar bathrooms, taxis, park benches, stairwells, any semi-private nook will do when you’re really hot to trot. After the jump, some…

By: Beth Ames / September 30, 2010