Posts tagged "dating donts"

Dating Don’ts: 7 Things You Should Never Post On His Facebook Page

You’ve been dating this guy for a few weeks, and—SCORE—he finally made it official! And, more importantly, you’re finally Facebook friends. But don’t get too excited—this doesn’t mean you can give social media etiquette the shaft.  I’ve seen it happen far too many times: A girlfriend becomes intoxicated by her newfound Facebook relationships, and one month in, she’s posting her deepest…
By: Emma Sarran / November 20, 2012

4 Reasons Why “It Will Be Different With Me” Syndrome Is Dangerous

Remember that hot guy in high school who dated every girl in his class, despite treating every one of them like crap?  Why was this possible? Because women suffer from It Will Be Different With Me Syndrome. Sadly, it's usually never different.  Men aren’t rocket science. In fact, they are like The Weather Channel.  You…
By: Claudia Maittlen-Harris / November 16, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Be Switzerland

My relationship has hit a roadblock. This roadblock may be like a piece of highway shrapnel that we need to swerve around or it might be more like the Berlin Wall, which would take radical change to make fall. I don't know yet. If it's the latter, I'd better take up graffiti art. And I…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 13, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 10 Things You’re Not Allowed To Do If Things Ended Badly

Last week, I got an email from someone who said he was referred to me by W*, a guy I went on a few dates with a couple of years ago. Backstory on W: on either our third or fourth date (I can't remember), he invited me to his place to cook dinner for me.
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 6, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 10 Things You’re Probably Overreacting About

In the early stages of dating, decoding and deciphering signals can be the hardest part. What's his normal behavior? What's his I really like you behavior? What's his I'm about to ghost you behavior? It's all a bit murky when you're not familiar with a person's normal modus operandi. And it creates a perfect storm…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2012

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Get Dumped

I believe I've made it clear how I feel about relationship advice. Mostly, I find it utterly unhelpful. I think that relationships are so complicated and personal, that advice is not one person fits all. I especially hate gimmicky, quick-fix relationship advice that's like "The Magic Thing That Will Get You Married In 364 Days!"…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 23, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Turn Down A Second Date (Even If The First One Kind Of Sucked)

I was just talking to a friend about her new, amazing, best-sex-ever relationship. She said her first date with her now girlfriend was awful. They had nothing to talk about and it was awkward as hell. “Why did you go out again?” I asked. “We had already planned a second date before the first. It…
By: Lauren Passell / October 16, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 7 Of The Most Unhelpful Pieces Of Dating Advice I Ever Received

I've only been off the market for two months and already, the dating world is like a bad, distant memory I want to put in a shoe box and hide under my bed. I have to ask myself, Am I being melodramatic? Was it really that bad? When I distill it down, there was really…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 9, 2012

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Cancel Plans

One time, a guy I had been dating for more than a month canceled our Saturday night date, calling an hour before we were supposed to meet, telling me that he was "itching all over." I'm putting that phrase in quotes because that is exactly what he said. I couldn't have made it up if…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 2, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 8 Money Habits You Shouldn’t Be Cool With

The Beatles had it right when they crooned “Money can’t buy me love.” For sure. It’s impossible to put a price tag on the important things in relationships. BUT … if  opening his wallet to buy you a drink throws your date into an existential crisis, there's a problem. Now that I’m and "adult" and…
By: Jennifer Kuhn / September 25, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 7 Times When “I Love You” Doesn’t Count

The phrase “I love you” — despite endless debates about who should say it first and how often it should be said — only holds as much significance as the person saying it assigns to the phrase. Yes, say it if you feel like it and not because you expect to hear it in return.
By: The Frisky / September 18, 2012

Dating Don’ts: If You’re Injured, Get Off The Field

Disclaimer: I am not a sports person, so please pardon my fumbling attempt at sports metaphors but … if you are injured, get off the playing field. I am not actually talking about sports, obviously, although I think it might be football season because all my guy friends have disappeared. But this is a dating…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 11, 2012

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Approach Exclusivity

You know that stupid saying, "assuming makes an ass of you and me"? I hate that saying, it's annoying, but in the case of dating, it's true. You may be having omigodtheverybesttimeofyourlife dating this new and wonderful creature. You may be spending every weekend at his place and making stupid shmoopy eyes at each other…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 4, 2012

Dating Don’ts: He’s Not Your Ex

This past weekend, I had brunch with a single guy friend and, as I tend to do when I'm in these situations, I took advantage of the opportunity to ask him questions about dating. "So, what's the your least favorite thing about dating?" I asked. "When I'm on a dates, I hate when women project…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 28, 2012

Dating Don’ts: The Importance Of Girlproofing

As parents must safeguard their homes against the presence of a toddler, so must single men prepare their apartments for the company of a woman. This process is called girlproofing. I must give credit where credit is due here. It was the great John DeVore of "Mind of Man" fame who coined the term. He…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 21, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Love Adages NOT To Live By

One of the more annoying things about dating is being given unsolicited advice by the smug couples of the world, the most offensive kind being played out platitudes about love. Thanks. I'm sure "my time will come" but when? How? At least say something helpful if you're going to shove your advice down my throat.
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 14, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 7 Kinds Of First Kisses Women Fear

Two of my most major dating anxieties are A) having nothing to talk about and B) the first kiss. I fear having nothing to talk about, not because I don't have anything to talk about, but if I'm sitting across from an uncommunicative human for an hour, I will feel compelled to fill up every…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 8, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Quit Trying So Hard (As Demonstrated By Two Contestants On Last Night’s Episode Of “Bachelor Pad”)

While watching last night's episode of "Bachelor Pad," I had two distinct thoughts: 1) Michael Stagliano is the only normal person on this show and 2) the worst thing you can do on a date is try too hard. I have been so, so guilty of this. I'm sure all of us have. But thi…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 31, 2012

Dating Don’ts: How To Handle A Baggage Bomb

You, single woman out there in the dating world, be prepared. For you are going to get bombs dropped on you. The person you are dating has baggage and not all of it is adorable. Every person has unflattering moments in their dating past. Everyone has suffered hardships in their lives. You may find yourself…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 24, 2012

Dating Don’ts: How To Recover If You’ve Behaved Like A Bunny Boiler

Disclaimer: If you're reading this right now and have the urge to put your love interest's pet in a pot of boiling water, stop reading and seek professional help immediately. This is not for you. This is for everyone else in the world, for we've all had bunny boiling moments. Please don't even front like…
By: The Frisky / July 17, 2012
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