Posts tagged "dating donts"

Dating Don’ts: Making Over A Badly Dressed Boy

I once dated a guy who clothed himself almost exclusively in band t-shirts, pleated trousers, and an ever-present fanny pack. (And no, he wasn’t a German tourist.) I remember thinking…

Judy McGuire | September 3, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Four Signs He’s Not The One

OK, first of all, let me make it clear that I don’t believe in the concept of “the one.” I think each of us has more like the “top 40”…

Judy McGuire | August 27, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Say No!

Last weekend at a party, I noticed a toad-like man attaching himself to a beautiful, talented friend of mine. Not only was she way out of his league, looks-wise, but…

Judy McGuire | August 20, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Helping A Friend Who’s Being Hit

“Why does she stay?” is the question most often asked when we hear about someone involved in an abusive relationship. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the least helpful things you…

Judy McGuire | August 13, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Keep The Crazy At Bay When You’re Online Dating

Though one or two exes might dispute this, I’ve never been one of those crazy girls. Under normal circumstances I don’t snoop, don’t obsess (too much), and am generally fairly…

Judy McGuire | August 6, 2009 - 12:59 pm

Dating Don’ts: To Tell Or Not To Tell?

The first time I met my now-close friend Gina, she was rhapsodizing about her awesome boyfriend, Eugene. After a few minutes, I realized I’d already met him. But he wasn’t…

Judy McGuire | July 30, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Dating Don’ts: It’s Time For A Dating Attitude Adjustment

Few things are more entertaining than bad date stories. Who wants to hear about hearts and flowers when flatulence and festering sores are so much more fun? Which is why…

Judy McGuire | July 23, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Why You Should Always Trust Your Gut

How many times have you been out with a foxy new someone only to have him do or say something that made your stomach lurch—and not in an I-wanna-make-babies-with-him-now way.

Judy McGuire | July 16, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Get Revenge On An Ex

Well-known peacenik Mahatma Ghandi famously proclaimed, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” Sorry, Ghandi, but I beg to disagree. The sad fact is, there are times…

Judy McGuire | July 9, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: When His Parents Hate You

For the first two years of my relationship with my Large Greek Boyfriend, his mom didn’t acknowledge me by name. I was simply, “The Girl.”

“Are you bringing…

Judy McGuire | July 2, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: The Worst Breakup Lines Ever

Nowhere is the difference between men and women so glaring as when it comes down to the demise of a relationship. Specifically, the unexpected, unwanted, one-sided break-up otherwise known as…

Judy McGuire | June 25, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Settle

When I questioned a friend about why she was marrying a guy whom she found only mildly attractive, didn’t enjoy having sex with and wasn’t in love with, she told…

Judy McGuire | June 18, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: What Secrets Should You Reveal In A Relationship?

How much do you really need to know?

I still remember the day I walked into my house only to be confronted by my entire family staring at…

Judy McGuire | June 11, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Get Through A Friendship Breakup

Recently, I discovered that one of my best friends had ditched me after I logged on to Facebook and found her profile had disappeared from my page. We’d been having…

Judy McGuire | June 4, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Move In Together

Whether you’re getting married or have decided to live in (gasp!) sin, the decision to cohabitate is one of the most nerve-wracking, potentially fight-provoking, all-around-scariest things you will do as…

Judy McGuire | May 28, 2009 - 12:00 pm

First Date Dos and Don’ts

Make your first date drama-free by following these simple dos and don’ts.

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Dating Don’ts: The Downside Of Online Dating

Although there’s still a certain inexplicable stigma attached to it, I am a huge proponent of online dating. I met my long-term boyfriend that way and the majority of weddings…

Judy McGuire | May 21, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Translate Eight Dating One-Liners

I recently read Jeff Mac’s very funny book, Manslations (Sourcebooks), which is basically a phrase book for ladies to help us decipher the Language of Lads. It’s certainly a time-saver…

Judy McGuire | May 14, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Be (Or Date!) An Overlapper

When I asked an old friend why she hadn’t just broken up with her live-in boyfriend instead of beginning a messy affair with a married neighbor, she snapped, “Don’t be…

Judy McGuire | May 7, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Five Dating Habits That Toe The Line Between Cute And Crazy

Have you been watching “Tough Love” on VH1? It took a bit to grow on me. Now, not only do I love the show, I may be harboring a secret…

Judy McGuire | April 30, 2009 - 12:00 pm
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