Posts tagged "dating donts"

Dating Don’ts: How Open Should You Be About Bodily Functions?

The Frisky HQ is under construction for the next couple of days so I was planning on working from home. Then yesterday, my internet crapped out and I found myself running to the local coffee shop in my pajamas. Six hours later, I was still sitting in my pajamas. It was an interesting day. There…

Ami Angelowicz / April 16, 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…

Ami Angelowicz / April 2, 2013

Dating Don’ts: All It Takes Is One

One day, you’ll be leaving work, your limbs heavy with dating fatigue. You’ll trudge to the subway with a sourness in your soul. I’m done with dating, you’ll whisper into to the dank subway air. That’s it. I will live underground in the subway tunnels like those mole people and never have to sit through

Ami Angelowicz / March 26, 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…

Ami Angelowicz / March 19, 2013

Dating Don’ts: When Dating Fatigue Sets In

I had all sorts of hope when I decided to start dating again after a long hiatus. For the first week, all the online profiles seemed shiny and new, like clickable Christmas presents. I was excited to check my email and see what gifts were waiting under my tree, so to speak.


Ami Angelowicz / March 12, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 7 Types Of Vine Videos That Will Almost Certainly Scare Dates Away

Forget Instagram! Vine is the new social media hot spot. Six second videos from all your best digital friends? Sign me up. As long as they’re interesting, that is. As a general rule of thumb in social media, no one wants to see mundane posts about your Friday night viewing of “Bridesmaids” or a rundow…

Emma Sarran / March 5, 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…

Ami Angelowicz / February 26, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Let’s Talk About Commitment

It’s come to my attention that we need to talk about commitment and what it means. When my ex and I broke up, one of his main concerns was commitment. Namely, he didn’t want to make one because he was too afraid to break it. He felt like he would be “holding me back” or…

Ami Angelowicz / February 19, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 7 Things You Shouldn’t Use Valentine’s Day As An Excuse For

When I was in middle school, my school sold these things called Candy Grams the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. For a dollar, a lollipop and a note would be delivered to the person of your choosing on February 14th. I was in luuurrrvvvve with this boy Jesse. He looked like a young Leonardo…

Ami Angelowicz / February 12, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 3 Pre-Date Rituals That Can Go Terribly Wrong (And How To Fix Them)

They say no good deed goes unpunished, and I agree. I’ve seen plenty of evidence in my own life: For example, one time, I baked a pie for my then-boyfriend, and his two best friends. They were coming over to watch the Oscars, and I said, “Oh, great! I’ll make a pie.”


Sara Barron / February 5, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Divorce & Other Facts You Must Disclose On Your Online Dating Profile

Let me make this clear: I don’t have a problem with dating a divorced man. No problem at all.

What I do have a problem with is when a divorced man isn’t up front about it.

Menfolk of the world, I’m going to lay down some real talk right now: if…

Jessica Wakeman / January 29, 2013

Dating Don’ts: How To Tell Dates From Non-Dates

So, I’ve still been thinking a lot about the New York Times’ assertion that courtship has kicked the bucket. I jotted down some thoughts about that. You can read them here. One point that the piece makes that I agree with is that lots of daters out there — men and women both — are…

Ami Angelowicz / January 22, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Ex (As Illustrated By “Girls”)

Soooo, “Girls” is back. Which means lots of watching them make bad decisions so that we don’t have to. Hooray for vicarious learning! As I watched the season two premiere, I had a bunch of thoughts: How come I never get invited to house parties anymore? Am I old? I should do more karaoke. How

Ami Angelowicz / January 15, 2013

Dating Don’ts: It’s Not Your Fault He Cheated

It’s not your fault he cheated. (Guys, same goes for you. It’s not your fault she cheated.) Cheating is not the fault of the cheatee. Are we all clear on that? You didn’t cause it. There was nothing you could have done to prevent it. Yes, it was probably a symptom of a problem i…

Ami Angelowicz / January 8, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Thou Shalt Not Forget To Be Grateful

Daters of the Friskyverse, I have been tossing around the idea of writing about dating resolutions for the New Year. And then I thought, Nah. Last year, my resolution was to make the first move. I did. We dated for a while and then broke up. We’re still friends. Resolution accomplished. Good for me. I’m…

Ami Angelowicz / January 2, 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.

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…

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…

Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2012

Dating Don’ts: The 9 Kinds Of Breakups That Suck The Most

Breakups always suck, no matter what, for both dumper and dumpee, or even if it’s mutual. But there are certain kinds of breakups that suck worse than others. That’s just true, the same way that certain ways of dying suck worse than others, in your sleep versus slowly and painfully of cancer. God, this i…

Ami Angelowicz / December 4, 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…

Claudia Maittlen-Harris / November 27, 2012
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