Posts tagged "dating donts"

Dating Don’ts: Thou Shalt Not Gossip

There's nothing worse than a dater with loose lips. While I totally understand the impulse to seek dating advice or share the blow-by-blow of your love life with close friends or family members, I urge you to do so with extreme caution. I strongly feel that dating should be conducted with as much dignity and…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 10, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Why You Should Be Wary Of His Out-Of The-Blue Communication

The really crappy thing about being ghosted or suddenly dumped or inexplicably ditched by a guy you were dating is that it leaves the door open for him to contact you in the future. In the meantime, you are forced to fill in the blanks about what went wrong and wonder if you'll ever find…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 3, 2012

Dating Don’ts: The 5-Minute Rule

I am officially, unofficially implementing a new rule for coupled people everywhere. Please, please, please if you are spoken for, you must mention it within five minutes of having a flirty conversation with me. I am forever meeting men in social situations (I'm sure ladies do this too, so feel free to chime in guys)…
By: Beth Ames / June 27, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 7 Ways You Can Blow It The Morning After

Dear guys and gals. Sometimes we get so focused on the night of our date that we forget about the morning after. Don't do that. Yes, it's still important to make sure that your date goes well enough to hit a home run, but don't start celebrating until you've successfully crossed home base … waking…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 19, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 13 Signs That He’ll Be A Bad Partner

If there's any deeper message to be extracted from "Love In The Wild," which premieres tonight 9/8c on NBC, it's that you don't want to get stuck in a snake pit with a crap ass partner. Teamwork is key on the dating competition show, in which…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 5, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 13 Vagina Killers

Vagina Killer (vah-ji´nah kil′ər) noun: 1. The thing that an otherwise acceptable man can do or say on a date to ensure that he will never get into your pants. Ever. Vagina killers will stop the mojo of any good date dead in its tracks. For example, say you're on a date with a perfectly…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 30, 2012

5 Ways To Screw Up The First Date Before It Happens

You meet online. You have the same favorite book and it’s not The Fountainhead. You exchange emails multiple times a day and bond over your mutual love of cats, Frasier, and pretending you like to spend Sunday in bed with the New York Times crossword puzzle. It’s meant to be! The first date is around the corner. You’re bringing…
By: Diana Vilibert / May 25, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Putting A Moratorium On Beating Yourself Up

“You're really mean to yourself,” my friend said after I'd finished listing all the ways I'd messed up a date with a guy I really liked. What did I do that I found so unacceptable? Here's the list: 1. I didn't offer to pay. I always offer to pay, but then I feel resentful because…
By: Jennifer Garam / May 15, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Just Say No To Negging

His teeny little profile picture was cute. He was the right age range and city. But when I opened the online dating message from this random dude, this is what he said: Isn't feminism a little obsolete? Men and women are equal nowadays. In fact, the balance is tipped in your favor. Of all the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2012

Take These 5 Phrases Off Your Online Dating Profile

Single this Valentine's Day? Then perhaps you'll be interested in this advice from an eHarmony senior director. Grant Langston tells Time the five most overused, meaningless phrases you should take off your online dating profile right now. Read more...
By: Newser / February 20, 2012

Share Your Worst Valentine’s Day Stories!

It's often thought that Valentine's Day is the worst holiday for single people. But not if you have a crappy boyfriend! Then Valentine's Day can suck major balls. Like, take the time I was dating Jason*. We'd been together for several months, and prepared for our first V-Day together. I am not a particularly materialistic…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 9, 2012

The Dos & Don’ts Of Emailing Online Dating Matches

When a friend of mine who's dipping her toe back into the world of online dating recently asked for three quick rules to remember when emailing potential matches, it occurred to me that if she needed a bit of a refresher course, some of you probably do too. After all, as convenient as it is,…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 31, 2011

Dating Don’ts: 5 Online Dating Types To Avoid

Your passive-aggressive aunt bought you a Match.com subscription for Christmas. While your first impulse was to hit her with a brick, you’ve always been curious about online dating. “What the heck?” you figure. “I’ll write an ad and take a look around.” But when you’re on your own in virtual reality, the search for computer-generated…
By: Judy McGuire / December 30, 2011

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Kiss

Locking lips. Making out. Smooching. Kissing. It sounds so pleasant and easy, yet do a little research and you’ll soon discover that while everyone may be doing it, few are doing it well. For your edification, I have rounded up the different varieties of bad kissers and broken them down by the traits they share…
By: Judy McGuire / December 26, 2011

Avoid The Top Dating Disaster

Have you ever found yourself thinking, "Oh my god, he's the one!," within hours, days, or mere weeks after meeting a new guy? The trouble is, when you fall hard and fast, you aren't really falling for him, because you don't even know him- yet. Instead, you're falling for the ideal man in your head,…
By: YourTango.com / December 4, 2011

The 5 People You Shouldn’t Hook Up With On Thanksgiving

So, you’re in your hometown for Thanksgiving break. And you’re already bored ... like, super bored. Or you're out and about, and after three (or seven) Bud Lights at your hometown bar, you're feeling nostalgic for that old flame. Who knew how handsome the kid who used to pull your hair would get? Why not…
By: Cass Colin / November 23, 2011

6 Things Not To Do On A First Date

Set your DVRs! Why? Bravo’s latest must-watch reality TV show, “Most Eligible: Dallas,” debuts Monday night. In honor of our new favorite guilty pleasure, which follows a group of hot singles in the Texas city, we’ve got some first date tips that you – and they! – should follow. The unthinkable ha…
By: The Frisky / August 12, 2011

Dating Don’ts: Thou Shalt Not Ghost

People talk a lot about the rules of dating. Pshaw! Rules? What rules? Dating requires you to to be a ninja. You barely have time to contemplate your ever-changing instincts let alone consult your antediluvian rule book. However; there is one rule that I consider my duty to adhere to, probably because it's the thing…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 26, 2011

The Seemingly Harmless Question You Should Stop Asking Single People

One of the more difficult parts of being single is having to field comments and questions from friends and family members who are inexplicably invested in your dating life. One innocuous question in particular can be hurtful, no matter how well-intentioned. A friend recently vented to me about her personal pet peeve: she hates whe…
By: Chiara Atik / May 19, 2011

No Strings Attached: How Not To Be A Friend With Benefits

There are times in every woman's life where her body wants either what her heart can't handle or her brain knows better. You know the drill — you want a man, but not a relationship. Or, more to the point, you want some loving, but don't want any complications. All the booty; none of the…
By: Judy McGuire / January 24, 2011
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