Posts tagged "dating advice"

Dating Don’ts: 13 Types Of Texters To Be Wary Of

As if dating wasn’t hard enough - you throw in a portable, typed-word machine and suddenly it’s pandemonium. Tones, intentions, invitations all get jumbled in this lawless land of shorthand communication. Suddenly the guy you're dating's "C u later" message means he's dumping you when he really just wanted to let you know he'd see…

By: Alyson Penn / June 18, 2013

10 Things Guys Shouldn’t Do On The First Date

They don’t say, “First impressions are the best impressions,” for nothing. It’s very true! How a person behaves with us the first time we meet them definitely sets the tone for our future interactions, especially if it’s a first date. I feel like I am always being bombarded with magazine articles about what women shouldn’t…

By: College Candy / May 12, 2013

Are You Dating A Cat Or A Dog?

A lot of people think of acts of romance as being gender-specific. Men should bring home bouquets of long-stemmed roses and women should wear naughty lingerie to keep the fire burning in their relationships. The problem with this kind of thinking is that it perpetuates false gender roles and actually misleads people into following a…

By: YourTango.com / May 11, 2013

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Not Have A Travel Romance

I'm an avid backpacker/compulsive traveler. I'm an overly optimistic dreamer who has quite seriously hypothesized that (a) mermaids exist, and (b) if you run fast enough and cry hard enough, Bradley Cooper just might chase you around a street corner and scream "I love you.” I tend to believe that smiley face emoticons in email…

By: Heidi Samuels / April 23, 2013

10 Kind Of Annoying Pieces Of Dating Advice That We Hate To Admit Are True (In GIFs)

I hate both giving and receiving dating advice, mostly because it isn't a one-size-fits-all endeavor. But when a younger lady, wet behind the ears on the dating scene, comes to me and asks questions, I feel obligated to share my hard-learned relationship truthisms. Even if they're harsh. I'm not going to make it all fluffy…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 18, 2013

8 Lessons From Pickup Artists That Guys Should Actually Use

“Excuse me, why do you have the sour bug?” That’s what a guy once said to me in a bar. I know, I know;  you’re totally swooning. If you’re a woman and you’re alive, chances are you’ve been hit on by a Pickup Artist (commonly known as PUAs), by this method known as "negging." I alway…

By: Rachel Khona / April 16, 2013

9 Things Spock Would Say About Dating

I must admit, as much as I adored both options presented in last week's "You Choose It, We Write It" -- and would have and will happily write both -- I was especially eager to write one in particular. So thank you to all of you who voted, especially the 55 percent who voted for the winner, "9 Things Spock Would…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2013

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Be That Annoying, Love-Crazed Person

I keep blinking my eyes. Splashing cold water on my face. Waiting to wake up from the cinematic dream sequence which has been my life for the last three weeks. It all started when I ran into an old friend from college on the subway and the next thing I knew, my love life went…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 2, 2013

15 Dating Don’ts Worth Reading Again

I was having dinner with a friend the other night and I was in the middle of a rant about dating fatigue when our waitress, a beautiful and statuesque 20-something women, strode over to our table and said, "I hear you. It just never ends." We all nodded at each other, wordlessly, exchanging sympathetic I

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 19, 2013

25 Date Night Ideas That Aren’t Cheesy

Getting bored of the usual dinner and a movie date? Us too.There's plenty of other ways to get to know each other and strengthen your bond. That's why we came up with these fun date night ideas you and your guy will both enjoy. From wine and beer tours to volunteering, these are exciting adventure…

By: YourTango.com / March 12, 2013

15 Ways Guys Say “I Love You” Without Really Saying It

Has your guy been fairly silent in the 4-letter-word department, and you're trying to figure out other ways to tell if he loves you? Sometimes, this can be hard; not everybody is vocal or obvious about their feelings, and many may feel it is difficult to voice those deeper emotions whether it's for fear of…

By: YourTango.com / March 9, 2013

10 Tips for Finding Love At Walmart

If you feel like your soulmate keeps passing you by, try shopping at Walmart; a surprising new study suggests he might be there! According to the study of "missed connection" posts on Craigslist, Walmart was found to be the most popular place for people to find love. The findings stretched across 15 states, as people thought they…

By: YourTango.com / March 7, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 5 (More) Things Guys Need To Stop Doing If They Want To Have Better Luck Online

This weekend while I was visiting my parents, my mom asked me: "Are you over the last one yet?" I rolled my eyes without answering, because that's how I do. But I appreciated how she didn't use his name. Like he was some shadow that slipped into my life and vanished when the sun came…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 26, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do During Your Dating Hiatus

In case you missed it, the guy and I split right after Thanksgiving. That means that the weeks leading up to my birthday and Christmas have been kind of lame. Actually, that's not true. They weren't half bad, just kind of meh emotionally. You could say I haven't been brimming over with holiday spirit. But…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 26, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Beware These 6 Booby Traps Over The Holidays

Every dealbreaker that any boyfriend I've ever had has shown itself by interacting with his family. The guy whose father had been cheating for years? Yeah, he cheated on me. The guy who seemed paranoid that I'd dislike his kids? He was super insecure. In retrospect, I should have heeded these warnings more. My therapist…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2012

Dating Don’ts: You Can Stop Blaming Yourself For Being Single

After every breakup, I spend time -- copious amounts of time, too much goddamn time -- pouring over every detail, trying to figure out what I did wrong this time. I call this "taking personal responsibility." My best friend calls it "spiraling." Leaving yoga class this weekend, my voice trembling and defeated, I declared about my…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2012

Dating Don’ts: The Power Of Next

Breakups suck. Despite all the lessons and advice our parents teach us, nothing really prepares us to fall in love with someone and then have that person choose not to be with us anymore. With a broken heart and a shattered ego, our brain demands explanations.We crave resolution and closure. But we rarely get what…

By: Claudia Maittlen-Harris / November 27, 2012

How To Get Some Gravy On Thanksgiving

Surviving the holidays is always stressful. And if you’re single, it’s the perfect time to eff the pain away! Thanksgiving weekend provides a few days to hunt for hotties -- especially if you’re traveling somewhere. But even if you’re stuck home alone, make sure you take full advantage of all the seasonal action by following…

By: The Frisky / November 22, 2012

4 Reasons Why “It Will Be Different With Me” Syndrome Is Dangerous

Remember that hot guy in high school who dated every girl in his class, despite treating every one of them like crap?  Why was this possible? Because women suffer from It Will Be Different With Me Syndrome. Sadly, it's usually never different.  Men aren’t rocket science. In fact, they are like The Weather Channel.  You…

By: Claudia Maittlen-Harris / November 16, 2012

Don’t Get Mooched! The Four Types Of Boyfriends To Avoid

So many men, so little time. That's why you've got to figure out which ones to avoid right off the bat. Thankfully, comedienne Sarah Colonna has teamed up with Benefit to guide us through the murky world of dating. Pro-tip: If he's stealing your makeup, he's probably not worth your time. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 14, 2012
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