Posts tagged "dating donts"

Dating Don’ts: The Four Types Of Guys On TV To Avoid

Don’t you just hate the type of person who smugly informs you, “I don’t watch TV,” like that’s something to be proud of? They think they’re so great with all their fancy book learning. What they don’t realize is that TV isn’t for dummies—there’s tons of educational programming available—you just need to know what to…

By: Judy McGuire / October 23, 2008

Dating Don’ts: Dating Advice NOT To Follow

If you were to follow every rule (and not just The Rules) that have been written about dating, you’d be too confused to actually ever go out on any dates. So-called sexperts and relationship gurus are constantly contradicting both themselves and each other— Should you call him? How long do you wait to engage i…

By: Judy McGuire / October 16, 2008

Dating Don’ts: Five Sure Ways NOT To Get Over Someone

I'm going to come right out and cop to this—I have been dumped more times than I can count. You'd think that after the 5,234th time, I'd be a tad more resilient, but nah. I have mourned certain dead relationships for longer than they went on in the first place and made an idiot of…

By: Judy McGuire / October 2, 2008

Dating Don’ts: Five Reasons NOT To Go On A Date

Have you ever just not been in the mood to go out on yet another first date, but force yourself to do it anyway? You talk yourself into it, reasoning, “What if he’s the one and instead of meeting him, I stayed home to eat cereal out of the box and watch ‘Gossip Girl’?” So,…

By: Judy McGuire / September 25, 2008

Dating Don’ts: Nine Types Of Guys To Get Over Immediately

Everybody has a “type.” Personally, I like a man with a big schnozz -- bonus points if he’s got a collection of acne scars a lá Tommy Lee Jones. My pal Annie likes preppy men -- but only after they’ve gone to seed and become a little bloated in the process. Suzanne has a weakne…

By: Judy McGuire / September 18, 2008

Dating Don’ts: The Eight Lousiest Apologies Ever

Despite what that old chestnut Love Story will have you believe, love doesn’t mean never having to say you’re sorry. In fact, one of the most important components of any relationship is the ability to suck it up and apologize every now and again. It’s hardly brain surgery, but who among us hasn’t been the…

By: Judy McGuire / September 11, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How To Tell If He’s Taken

Back when our moms were on the market, they could tell right off the bat if the foxy soda jerk was unavailable because back then married men never went anywhere without their rings. Not that a band of gold would necessarily keep a cad from straying (see also, Mad Men’s Don Draper), but at least…

By: Judy McGuire / September 4, 2008

Dealbreaker: Ditching Out On Your Birthday

Your Birthday: it’s the one day a year you are guaranteed to have someone trying to do you. Even when you’re single, you can line a little somethin’ somethin’ up. But sometimes another candle on your cake is the only thing you can count on. I had been dating this dude for what I considered…

By: Jacqueline Frankel / August 25, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Dump Him

Color me cynical ladies, but let’s face it—no matter how great your relationship might be going at the moment, chances are it’s going to end. And while breaking up is never pleasant, why make the inevitable anymore painful than it has to be? Since there are very few “great” ways to dump a man, we’re…

By: Judy McGuire / August 14, 2008

This Week On The Frisky: Polyamory, Kinky Fox News, Tyra Banks, & The Mile High Club

We debated whether the recession was killing our mojo. We learned all about polyamory from writer Anya James. Wendy Atterberry declared her love for Swingtown and Catherine hearted Quiksilver's fall collection.

By: The Frisky / August 8, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How To Know When It’s Time To Dump Him

Remember back when the mere mention of his name would give you a white-hot jolt to the heart? The sound of his voice was like an exquisite punch to the gut? His hand brushed against yours, and you’d get a warm swelling in the heart region? Yeah, well these days all you feel is sick…

By: Judy McGuire / August 7, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Cheat (Or Seem Like You Are)

Did you see those photos of actress Sienna Miller smooching married (and maybe separated?) father-of-four, Balthazar Getty? All the tabloids are whispering about impropriety between Madonna and Yankee Alex Rodriguez, while even darling Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star Matthew Broderick has been accused of stepping out on wife Sarah Jessica Parker. You can hardly tur…

By: Judy McGuire / July 31, 2008

Thoughts From Gals On Our IM: First Date Don’ts

Today in our "Dating Don'ts" column, Judy McGuire gave some tips on how NOT to act on a first date if you don't want your companion runnin' for the hills. But we decided that there must be things guys shouldn't do on a first date either that set women off. We decided to ask the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How To Avoid Being Labeled “A Crazy”

Lord knows that there are a lot of wacky people running out there, and for some annoying reason women get slammed (unfairly, if you ask me) with the crazy card more often than men. However, sometimes (not often, but sometimes) maybe the name-callers have a point. Some of us can be kind of kooky. I’m…

By: Judy McGuire / July 24, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Get A Second Date

The unholy trinity of Photoshop, spell check and the Internet mean that even the most illiterate, personality-deficient, hideous troll can land a first date, much to a lady’s disappointment. Landing a second date is the tricky bit, so when you realize you’d like to never see this guy again, there are some tried and true…

By: Judy McGuire / July 10, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Be Photographed For Your Online Personal Ad

As any savvy online dater knows, you can spend hours crafting the perfect combination of wit, sophistication, and charm, but all your pretty words won’t mean squat if your photo reeks. That’s not to say that you need to be a ringer for Angelina or J. Lo to get noticed (though, obviously that wouldn’t be…

By: Judy McGuire / July 3, 2008
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