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10 Tricks For Dealing With An Awkward Silence

Awkward Date

It’s always so uncomfortable, isn’t it? The two of you are seated at the dinner table, face to face with each other, alone. Well, there’s that third wheel friend tagging along named Awkward Silence.

Sure, you could complain about the unbearable summer weather, or talk about your job or how your team lost the game again. And if worse comes to worse, you can always “accidentally” glance at your phone and realize you were supposed to (insert ridiculous, obviously B.S. story here) before you dash away. Read more on Your Tango…

10 First Date Dealbreakers We Can All Agree On

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Ahh, the nerve-wracking first date. Rarely do we take a gamble on that guy or girl from OKCupid, meet up for drinks and find ourselves pleasantly surprised. Most times…well, most times fall into the “other” category. Take it from me, I’ve been out with some winners, and I mean that in the most sarcastic way possible. There are some no-no’s that are guaranteed to send your dates running faster than the contestants in “The Hunger Games,” and I think we can all agree that the following 10 dealbreakers leave us no choice but to never. EVER. see you again. Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: 4 First Date Tips For People Who Don’t Do It That Often

Dating Don'ts: Tinder Profiles
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These types of Tinder profiles make women want to swipe left. Read More »
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Dating Don'ts: Rituals
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No one really likes first dates because they are the most stilted of all human interactions, second only to that thing that happens when you’re trying to pass someone on the street, and you keep feinting the same way. As a result of this intense and horrible discomfort, people try to avoid dating at all costs, citing excuses from “washing their hair” to “rearranging all their books by color and alphabet.” It’s even harder to be encouraged to participate in these sorts of activities, because if you’re out of practice, a first date seems like the worst possible thing in the entire world. It’s a whole thing. What do you wear? How do you act? What on earth do you talk about or do? How do you handle the stranger sitting across from you? Common sense gets replaced by sheer panic and feet get firmly planted in mouths. And worst of all, what happens if you really seem to like the person, but are just so out of practice that you bungle the thing? Oh, the things you might say! As a person who abhors the notion of first dates, I’ve figured out four relatively solid tips for those out there who fear them just as much as I do.  Keep reading »

7 Ways To Destroy A First Date

You know the basic first-date don’ts by now: checking your phone, talking about politics, bringing up your ex, etc. But a new survey from Match.com revealed that these aren’t even the rudest things you can do on a date. The number one first-date killer? Lighting up a cigarette.

According to the survey, 51 percent of single men and women said that smoking on a first date was the ultimate dealbreaker. And, it’s not just non-smokers that don’t want you taking a puff. Turns out, 60 percent of smokers don’t even want to date someone with the same habit. Read all seven dating mistakes on Your Tango…

The 12 Stages You Go Through On A Really Bad Date

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It’s crazy to think that right now, somewhere in the world, some poor girl is on a bad date. It’s sad, really. And there’s nothing we can do about it.

I feel bad for the girl even though I don’t even know her. She’s probably sitting at a Ruby Tuesday’s somewhere, perusing the salad options on the menu, trying to stay positive. But before she knows it, she’ll be thinking of plausible reasons to get out of this dinner. If I stab my leg with this fork and start bleeding, I can leave, right? 

But she can’t leave. She’s stuck. And you know why. Here are the 12 stages of emotions you go through while on a bad date on The Stir…

Funny Girl Sex Guide: 7 Steps To A Terrible, No Good, Very Bad First Date

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Once upon a time (a couple weeks ago), a woman (me) emerged from her self-imposed dating exile and went on her first date in months. What transpired was the very definition of a no good, terrible, very bad first date — so bad, that this woman endured her date’s company until the bitter conclusion, just so she could do her fellow daters a service by making a video about it. Check out this second new episode of Funny Girl Sex Guide above!

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Poll: Are First Dates At Home Cozy Or Creepy?

Let’s face it: the economy sucks. And unfortunately, not having much money can sometimes get in the way of things … including dating.

As a single gal, I’m hearing of more and more people who have opted to forgo the traditional first-date dinner at a restaurant in favor of an evening at home getting to know one another. Not only is entertaining a date in your home more comfortable for some, limiting the amount of awkward silences and giving you that in-your-element advantage, but it’s also usually easier on the wallet. Pop in a movie, grab a bottle of wine and some snacks, and voila! Keep reading »

Study: Men Feel Guilty If Women Pay On Dates

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First Date Questions
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The majority of both men and women believe that men should be opening their wallets on dates, according to a new study. Most men and women presume that men should pay for most expenses, even after multiple dates, and in fact, a surprising number of guys feel guilty when a woman pays. Keep reading »

Frisky Life Coach: Everything You Need For A Great First Date

First-Date Fears
Common first date fears you don't really need to worry about. Read More »
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First Date Questions
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First dates can be great, but you’ve gotta make sure you’re in the right headspace, and armed with the right style tools, to make the most of ‘em. Never fear: the Frisky Life Coach team has everything you need to totally ace a first date, and have a great time doing it. Remember, this stuff is supposed to be fun, right?

That’s why we’ve thought of everything — from hair, to makeup, to what to wear and how to psyche yourself up to hang out with someone new. (Plus, how to gracefully escape if your date is a walking, talking No Fun Zone.) Click on through for our helpful guide.

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18 Things You Wish You Could Ask On A First Date (But Can’t Because They’re Probably Inappropriate)

First-Date Fears
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Guy Talk: First Date
There was a reason he never called you after that great first date. Read More »
First Date Confessions
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It’s our first date and I literally don’t care about your college major, or how long you’ve been in the city. I don’t care if you only drink aged whiskey or how lame you thought new Superman movie was. Please stop talking about your favorite hockey team and how it’s such a small world  because we both know so-and-so. Please, please, please stop rambling about any information I’ve already stalked on your Facebook and Linkedin pages. Can’t we just skip all the bullshit small talk and have a real conversation. There’s some stuff I’m dying to know about you, but I’m not Nell. I wasn’t raised in an isolated cabin, so I know better. But  here’s what questions you could answer that would make this happy hour a lot more valuable (for me, at least): Keep reading »

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