Posts tagged "dating tip"

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 this, but the time never seems quite right!

By: Megan Reynolds / October 8, 2013

Your Problem Or Our Problem?

I remember a long while back I was dating this guy who, shall we say, had a lot of problems. He was at least 50 pounds overweight (and it bothered him, not me), didn’t make enough money to pay his rent (or afford a real bed), complained endlessly about how I was the only perso…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 3, 2013

Dater X: Are We Really Talking About Sex Before Our First Date?

This past week, I got a bunch of messages on OKCupid. Some of the guys I’d never consider because I tend to avoid men who tell me they prefer to “stay home on most Friday nights and read poetry with a good glass of single malt.” Others seemed too old for me… and that’s not even including…

By: Dater X / October 2, 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

When Saying “I Love You” Isn’t Enough

Last week I sat in a Verizon store with 50 million other people on iPhone Launch Day. Unlike everyone else, I was not looking for a fabulous upgrade. I was waiting in line to do something I had committed to do — two weeks ago. It was time for a relationship reality check.

By: YourTango.com / September 30, 2013

7 Ridiculous Dating “Rules” To Ditch Right Now

Some dating rules are worth following, and some are just common sense. But others are pure nonsense, and worth ditching. Which rules should you keep and which should you toss out the window? Read more at Your Tango…

By: YourTango.com / September 29, 2013

6 Ways To Set The Stage For Love

Everything I’m about to write must be prefaced by one caveat: falling in love is out of your control. That includes when it will happen, where it will happen and who it will happen with. Although some relationship experts or self-help books would like you to believe otherwise, that’s the honest truth. You cannot  control…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 27, 2013

Date-Ade Episode 7: On Syringe Tides & Seahorses

This week on Date-Ade — a stream of consciousness advice series for stressed daters — Sophia wants to know how to handle a man who warns her not to fall in love with him.

If you have a sex, dating or relationship dilemma that you’d like for me to try to illuminate (no promises), send

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 26, 2013

3 Simple Ways To Fall In Love With Your Partner All Over Again

As I mentioned earlier this week, I think fall is the most romantic time of year. Nights are long, the scenery is gorgeous, the drinks are hot, and the weather is perfect for cuddling. Fall is the perfect time to fall in love, but what if you’re already in a long term relationship? Don’t worry! You…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 26, 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…

By: Megan Reynolds / September 24, 2013

Fall In Love: 7 Autumn Date Ideas That Don’t Involve Any Hay

Well, it’s officially fall! Even if you don’t live in a place where the weather has made that fact painfully apparent, you can always feel a shift this time of year. Days get shorter, pumpkin spice lattes come out of hibernation at Starbucks, and wild, summer flings are replaced with a love life that i…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 23, 2013

Bad Dating Habits It’s Time To Give Up

It’s National Singles Week, so why not take this time to refresh your dating life? After all, the changing of the seasons is always a great time to reassess your well-being. Here are some bad dating and relationship habits to swear off. And if you’re taken, we’ve got some tips for you, too. Read more

By: Tres Sugar / September 21, 2013

Office Husband Or Office Crush: 6 Subtle Ways To Tell The Difference

Earlier this week, a woman wrote to Betches Love This for advice about a case of “the work weirds.” She complained about a “clingy male coworker” who seems to be paying “special attention” to her:
“He invites me to random parties he hosts, pries into my personal life, and offers to help me with my work…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 20, 2013

Date-Ade Episode 6: On Subway Clowns & Samadhi

This week on Date-Ade — a stream of consciousness advice series for stressed daters — I talk to Rebecca about lightening up the mood in her relationship with the help of clowns.

If you have a sex, dating or relationship dilemma that you’d like for me to try to illuminate (no promises), send your questions

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 19, 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

8 Pieces Of Dating Wisdom I Wish I Could Have Given My Single Self

There were many low points in my eight years (more or less) as a single person. One in particular was in December of 2010, right around my 32nd birthday. Funny that I can’t even remember why it was a low point. Probably because I had created some kind of timeline where I imagined that I…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 17, 2013

Revisiting 5 Pieces Of Single Lady Literature Now That I’m In A Relationship

Okay, so I’m in a relationship – and I met him online. I swear, 38th time’s the charm, right? Yes, I did keep track. Once you’re in double digits and you keep failing, it seems important to keep count. But Number 38, who eventually became my boyfriend, is great. He’s smart, funny, charming, and when he asked…

By: Mallory Schlossberg / September 16, 2013

Face Tattoos & 13 Other Things That Seem Like A Great Idea After A Breakup, But Really Aren’t

See that red, squiggly thing on Sinead O’Connor’s cheek that looks like a toddler doodled on her with a pen? That’s her new face tattoo and it’s not actually a squiggle. It’s the initials BQ, which stands for Brendan Quinlan. Remember how Sinead started blogging about being single and considering having sex with a yam

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 12, 2013

Date-Ade Episode 5: On Trouser Pieces & Stick Shifts

I think I’ve mentioned (numerous times) that canned dating advice drives me crazy. Love and relationships are not a one-size-fits-all pair of shoes. I admittedly don’t have all the answers, but I’ve found that I give the best advice when I share my own stories — as weird as they may be — and offer…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 12, 2013

40 Love Lessons From “40 Days Of Dating”

No wonder Hollywood is clamoring for the “40 Days of Dating” project to be the next big rom com or TV series, it has been our addictive, lunchtime reading of choice for the last month and a half. We’ve become maybe a little too invested in following the blog entries of hopeless romantic Jessica Walsh…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Julie Gerstein / September 6, 2013
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