Posts tagged "dating tip"

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…

By: 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.” “Great!” he said.

By: 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 your online dating profile…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 29, 2013

Sinead O’Connor Only Dates Men With Dead Mothers

"You're not allowed to talk about sex in Ireland. The last four boyfriends I've had, their mothers have refused to meet me because I wrote articles about sex. Now I have a rule: I don't go out with anyone whose mother isn't dead." -- Okay, so Sinead O'Connor is a little nuts. But tell me

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 22, 2013

Men Who Go Out Of Their Way To Describe Themselves As “Good Guys” Make Me Suspicious

Earlier this morning, I was reading a piece on How About We's blog The Date Report about men who are "serial daters" thanks to the ease of online dating web sites. Blogger Justin Rocket Silverman wrote about a piece in The Atlantic by Dan Slater called "A Million First Dates" which argues that online dating allow…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2013

Chivalry Makes Women Suspicious, Says Dubiously Sourced Study

Okay, I'm pretty sure that the UK's Daily Mail just makes shit up. But I am fairly sure that chivalry died one morning a month ago, when a man shoved me out of the way at the subway station to run up the stairs ahead of me. So even if this Daily Mail piece claiming…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 16, 2013

Guy Talk: How Do You Handle Your Relationship Issues?

Let’s say you and your significant other are having an issue—one that isn’t a relationship killer, but is serious enough that it can’t be ignored. How do you deal with it? Here’s what I do: I go into a mental huddle. I sit down, by myself, and I replay the situation in my head. I…

By: Dennis Hong / January 9, 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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 8, 2013

16 Things Single People Need To Stop Saying As Told In GIFs

I'm not big on the whole New Year's resolution thing, but I do make a point to clean house every January. This year, my house is single. So, while I'm hiatusing, I am giving my outlook on singledom a scrub down. That means I am getting into every nook and cranny of negativity and trying…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 7, 2013

Guy Talk: What Dudes Need To Know About The “Friendzone”

Let’s talk for a minute about the “friendzone.” Don’t worry, fellas, this isn’t a lecture. It’s an advice column, because there is something you deserve to know: There is a very simple, nigh-foolproof way to avoid ending up in the situation that that exceptionally loaded word describes. And I will tell you what it is.

By: Dan Solomon / January 3, 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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 2, 2013

Daters, I Think We’re Suffering From The Paris Syndrome

There was a recent article in The Atlantic about Paris Syndrome, a real psychological disorder that occurs when tourists realize that the City of Light isn't as grandiose as they expected it to be. According to the piece, the syndrome has afflicted at least 20 victims this year, most of them Japanese tourists. One eve…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 28, 2012

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. But…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 26, 2012

Dubiously Sourced Survey Says Women Find 1950s-Era Men The Most Desirable

Women most desire the manners and appearance of men from the 1950s, according to a new survey by the men's skincare brand, Scaramouche & Fandango. (Yes, that's their real name.) The survey found that more than half of women thought men cleaned up better in the 1950s and more than two-thirds of these poor, beleaguered wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 24, 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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2012

7 Psychotic Pieces Of Relationship Advice From Cosmo

We get it. Guys are tough to figure out: There's like 24 possible combinations that you can make with 1) beer 2) food 3) sex and 4) sports. No wonder their girlfriends have to resort to lady magazines to gain insight into the buzzing hive that is the male mind. We know most women laugh…

By: Cracked / December 16, 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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Patti Stanger From “Millionaire Matchmaker” On Facebook, Rom-Coms And Feminism

I’ve always been a little afraid of "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger — not because I think she’ll yell at me and tell me I am doing everything wrong in my relationships (I am. That’s fair), but I am afraid that if I actually took her advice I could possibly live happily ever after (which my…

By: Jo Piazza / December 11, 2012

4 (Other) Reasons Not To Hook Up At The Holiday Party

Just in time to shit on holiday hookup season, The Sun has a feature about the young, hot and hip, dressed in their Christmas best, who have a "dark secret." "Although they look fresh and fabulous, each one of them [has had] a sexually transmitted infection," the piece warns. Womp womp. Just in case you…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 10, 2012
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