Posts tagged "dating donts"

Dating Don’ts: Yelp Reviews For 5 Popular, Online Dating Sites

Choosing a restaurant to eat at is an easy, fun task. Say there’s a new Chinese-Cuban-Indonesian fusion place that opened up on your block. Maybe you want to go there one night, because you enjoy clever fusion and you’re hungry, but you've never been and don't want to waste your money on some greasy noodles.
By: Megan Reynolds / February 4, 2014

Dating Don’ts: On Loving Someone With Mental Illness

For the majority of my last relationship, my partner was in the throes of a slowly unwinding nervous breakdown. He moved to New York at the same time I did, and lived for a brief period in a state of almost too much togetherness, bound because we loved each other, but also because we didn’t…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 28, 2014

Dating Don’ts: 6 Ways To Deal When You Hate Your Friend’s Boyfriend

It happens to everyone, eventually. You’re out with your friend and her new man, sitting across the table from them like a little girl out to dinner with your parents. The guy she’s seeing is nice enough, always kind to your friend, and pleasant to you, but you can’t help but shake a feeling of…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 21, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Why Dating Younger Is Not For Me

I am the oldest of four girls, a pack of sisters who descend in age like uneven stair steps, from 31 to 29 to 26 to 23. As the eldest of this pack, I am a consummate older sister — bossy, with a tendency towards lecturing, and…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 14, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Consider The Winter Boyfriend

Technically, there are four seasons, but I like to think of Winter and The Holidays as two distinct entities. The Holidays are their own special thing -- a whirlwind of lights and fun and being hungover at the office on a Wednesday. The Holidays end…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 7, 2014

Dating Don’ts: How To Be Single During The Holidays

Theres something about twinkly lights and snowflakes falling on a hushed street that can send even the most confident woman into a free-fall, scrambling for the nearest warm body to spend the holidays with. This time of year lends itself nicely to reflection, to…
By: Megan Reynolds / December 17, 2013

Dating Don’ts: The Difference Between Nice Guys And Guys Who Are Nice

I had a drink with a friend the other night who spent the entire time pouting as he regaled me with the latest details of his most recent failure in the dating world. “Girls don’t like me because they don’t like nice guys!” he said. “Girls only like…
By: Megan Reynolds / December 10, 2013

Dating Don’ts: You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

There is no secret to dating success.There is no incantation to whisper over a pile of personal effects under the light of a new moon, no candles to burn, no rituals performed under a veil of…
By: Megan Reynolds / December 3, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 4 Tips For Surviving A Turkey Dropping

Turkey dropping is a cute-sounding name for an awful phenomenon: getting dumped on or right before Thanksgiving. It's particularly common for high school sweethearts who go off to separate colleges and realize right around Thanksgiving break that they want to "keep their options open." This happens in the adult dating world as well, whe…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 26, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Choose To Be Available

Life as we know it is a series of small, careful choices that we make day in and day out. We choose to watch television, to go to yoga, to eat that last piece of cake, to go the long way home instead of taking a cab. We make these choices as a part of…
By: Megan Reynolds / November 19, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 6 Tips For Managing The First Ex Run-In

You're on your way to your local watering hole one evening and you spot something familiar in the gait, the walk, the hand gestures of a person heading your way on the street. You realize with sudden, sinking dread that it’s your ex who you…
By: Megan Reynolds / November 12, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Embracing Wabi-Sabi

Here is a example of something that happens to people in relationships: we strive for perfection at all costs. Things go well, things are proceeding according to the path you created in your head. Things feel perfect. Your relationship is a glorious jewel of correctness, shining…
By: Megan Reynolds / November 5, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Why Control Is The Enemy Of Love

Say you’re in a new relationship, and things are going well. There are dinners, there is coffee in bed when you want it, there is sparkling conversation and wit and banter, there are all-consuming exchanges of emotion that leave you revitalized and ready to seize the rest of your lives together. You’ve reached a state…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 29, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Why You Should Choose To Date

Here's what's easy: Sitting in your apartment, doing things that you like to do, justifying this behavior by saying that because it is what you want to do, it is absolutely correct. Rejecting new experiences because they could fail, because you could embarrass yourself or fall on your face or loose…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 22, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Social Media Etiquette For Every Stage Of Your Relationship

The rush that comes from infatuation is a drug as powerful and all-consuming as the sadness and white hot rage that follows a breakup. It is in these two extreme states that your desire to consume all you can about a person is at its highest. Through the sorcery of the internet, it's all at…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 15, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 5 Good And Bad Times To Have “The Talk”

There comes a time in every new thing when it feels necessary to define what's going on between the two of you. You need to have "the talk." Say things have been going well, feelings are mutual and developing rapidly. You know that you should talk about…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 8, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 5 Tell-Tale Signs You’re In A Panic Relationship

I was less than enthused about the last person I dated, but could not put my finger on why. He was nice, smart, attractive, and I had enough fun with him, but something wasn't right. At first, I chalked my indifference up to a personal tendency towards being overly critical. I had shoved off the detritu…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 1, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 4 Reasons You Should Choose To Be Alone

“As women glide from their twenties to thirties, Shazzer argues, the balance of power subtly shifts. Even the most outrageous minxes lose their nerve, wrestling with the first twinges of existential angst: fears of dying alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian." -- Bridget Jones' Diary, Helen Fielding Right now, I am…
By: Megan Reynolds / September 24, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 3 Reasons Why Your Single Friends Don’t Want To Join You On Relationship Island

Are you caught up in a new relationship? Has your humdrum existence been enlivened by late weeknights laying in bed and giggling, or gazing into the eyes of a magical creature? Do you find yourself stunned by the creature's beauty, dazed by the fact that you've found just the right person? Do you spend Sunday…
By: Megan Reynolds / September 17, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Maybe It Is You

"It's not you, it's me." How many times have you heard that? How many times have you comforted a heartbroken friend by telling them that there's nothing wrong with them, they just happen to have picked a poor partner? How many times have you thought that for yourself? Here's a hard truth to learn: Sometime…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2013
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