dating donts

Cheap Dude Demands Refund For Coffee After Woman Declines Second Date

Dating is the pits. Most of us will go on a lot of first dates, with only a percentage getting a second or a third, let alone the paltry few…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 12, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Dating Don’ts: The Worst (And Best) Ways To Break Up With Someone

So, your relationship is coming to an end. You woke up one morning, rolled over and looked at the person next to you and felt nothing but anger, resentment, revulsion.

Megan Reynolds | November 4, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Dating Don’ts: Are You Keeping A Relationship On The Backburner?

We all have that one person who lingers. You know, that person you dated for a little while, but never really cut ties with. Maybe you periodically check in with…

Megan Reynolds | October 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Three Tinder Strategies To Consider

Tinder is pretty basic, and at this point, everyone knows the drill. Swipe right if you like what you see, swipe left if you don’t. Message people at your leisure,…

Megan Reynolds | October 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: 10 Places To Have Sex, Ranked From Best To Worst

Most people have sex in the pedestrian enclaves of their bedroom, on a Wednesday night, after prime-time television but before “The Daily Show.” It’s a simple affair, but it’s beautiful,…

Megan Reynolds | October 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Be A Jerk When You’re Dating Someone At Work

Working with someone that you’re dating takes a special kind of mental and emotional fortitude, the ability to keep two parts of your life distinct, with clear boundaries. It’s hard…

Megan Reynolds | October 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Approach An Open Relationship

Consider the open relationship. Maybe you’ve always felt constrained by a traditional relationship, and known that you could happily be with more than one person. Maybe your partner brings it…

Megan Reynolds | September 30, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Dating Don’ts: 6 Sex Moves That Will Screw Your Shot At A Second Lay

Gettin’ down with someone new for the first time is exciting and nervewracking. There are so many decisions to make! Lights on or lights off? Do you get on top,…

Megan Reynolds | September 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Assorted Lessons & Observations From Watching “Dating Naked”

“Dating Naked” is a show on VH1 in which complete strangers gather at a resort somewhere tropical and mosquito-ridden and go on carefully staged dates with strangers, completely naked. It…

Megan Reynolds | September 16, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Why It’s Okay To Choose Your Career Over Dating

Here is a confession — though I write a dating column, and have for quite some time, I’m not currently dating anyone right now. The last relationship I was in…

Megan Reynolds | September 9, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: What Your First Date Outfit Says About You

First dates inspire a low-level nausea and roiling dread for a variety of reasons. It could be horrible or  it could be amazing. Meeting a stranger at a bar contains…

Megan Reynolds | September 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Is It A Booty Call Or Nah?

We’ve all been there. Someone you were hot and heavy with will suddenly disappear, as if wiped from this earth, only to reappear in the form of a typo-laden text…

Megan Reynolds | August 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: 5 Real Life Dating Lessons From “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is a game in which a normal human being dresses themselves in a variety of hilariously tarted up clothes, changes their hair a lot and pursues fame…

Megan Reynolds | August 12, 2014 - 10:00 am

Dating Don’ts: On Second Shots & Rerun Relationships

First, a story. A few years ago, I dated a guy I’ll call Jeff. We only saw each other romantically for a grand total of two months, but it was…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 5, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Handle Rejection In Dating

Like conducting a job search, online dating is an exercise in patience, compatibility, and, sometimes, rejection. It’s not romantic, but to a certain degree, the search for a suitable partner…

Megan Reynolds | July 29, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Should You Unfriend Your Ex?

There’s a perverse pleasure in keeping tabs on your ex-paramours on social media. Perhaps you monitor their Twitter feed before you to go bed to see if you can gauge…

Megan Reynolds | July 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: 5 Scenarios In Which It Is Totally Okay To Ghost

My best friend went on a date with a man who seemed fine at first — they sat at a neighborhood bar and talked for hours. They went on a…

Megan Reynolds | July 16, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: Three Strikes, You’re Out

Last week, I went on my first date with Jack, the young publicist I met through work. And after I tell you all what occurred on that date, I’m confident…

Dater X 2.0 | July 9, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Dating Don’ts: 5 Possible Outcomes Of Defining The Relationship

Nobody handles The Talk very well. Usually, it’s a stilted affair, capable of rendering even the most confidently grown to their pre-teen self, stuttering and drawing circles in the condensation…

Megan Reynolds | July 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: On Not Losing Yourself In Your Relationship

The other day, my friend and I got into a discussion about whether or not it was appropriate to use a picture of her and her boyfriend as the lock…

Megan Reynolds | July 1, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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