Posts tagged "first dates"

First Date Confessions We Wish We’d Never Heard

We ladies take on an awful lot of the responsibility when a date goes bad. But sometimes it’s just not our fault. Sometimes the guys we date just don’t know when to shut up, and end up saying rude, stupid or downright utterly shocking things to us. After the jump, some of THE WORST first…

Julie Gerstein / September 20, 2010

10 Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make On A First Date (That I May Have Made In My Life)

You’re going on a date. You get dressed, you head out the door, you walk into the joint. He’s not bad. Heck, he’s even cute. Everything is going great. But then you say something, or do something, from which there is no returning. Oops. You made a tragic first date mistake. Don’t you hate it…

Susannah Breslin / June 10, 2010

15 Ways To Make A First Date Less Awkward

Getting ready for a first date is never easy. Between the expectations, nervousness and excitement it usually doesn’t go as planned. In fact, a first date is often awkward and a bit uncomfortable. After all, you’re getting to know someone for the first time. Instead of worrying about the possibility of the date going wrong,…

Carli Alexa Blau / June 7, 2010

What To Do Before A First Date

Congratulations! The upbeat, All-American-esque cutie you met last week has asked you out on a date. You’re pretty darn happy for yourself, but let’s face it, you’re also slightly nervous because first dates are, well, nerve-wracking. Never fear—luck is on your side, as are we. Follow these seven tips for first date preparation and tell…

YourTango.com / April 22, 2010

15 First Date Mistakes To Avoid

The other day the Telegraph published a list of ten first date faux pas, which included bad manners, being late, and answering phone calls (isn’t this the same as “bad manners”?). Um, thanks Telegraph! We never would have figured those out on our own! Now, how about some tips that may not be complete no-brainers,…

Wendy Atterberry / April 15, 2010

15 Questions We Would Love To Ask Our Dates But Don’t

When it comes to the very beginning of a relationship, there are some questions that are just off-limits. To ask them is to risk appearing rude, nosy or outright crazy. But what if you could ask anything during those first few getting-to-know-you dates without the threat of scaring away your brand-new man? A little knowledge…

Lemondrop / January 20, 2010

Hey, Ladies, Can You Stop Doing This On Dates With Me? Thanks.

So, look. I’ve decided to write this article about stuff that people do on dates that sucks. Now, I’m a man who dates women, so a lot of these will be irritating things that women do; this doesn’t mean that men don’t also do all the same (or similar) annoying things.

I’ve been single…

Lemondrop / January 17, 2010

Dater X: Falling For The Guy I Didn’t Want To Go Out With In The First Place

I stood outside a Greenwich Village coffee shop at 6 p.m. on a Tuesday night, staring at the front door. I was meeting a very handsome architect inside, but for some reason, I wanted to bolt. Honestly, I had come close to picking up the phone and canceling our date earlier in the day. Three…

Dater X / December 4, 2009

10 Things Guys Should Do On A First Date

Ah, first dates. So nerve-wracking. If only you knew exactly what was going to happen, then you could plan out everything in advance. But first dates are kind of like playing the lottery. You gotta be in it to win it, but sometimes you end up empty-handed. If you’re a woman, you know these sort…

Susannah Breslin / December 2, 2009

Dealbreaker: The TMI Guy

When I showed up at the bar, Doug* had not arrived yet. I had seen his picture (he was an online acquisition), so I knew roughly what to expect. I am not a superficial broad and I can usually find just about any dude attractive if he has a good personality. Based on the few…

Anonymous / November 17, 2009

Dating Across America: Worst First Dates

Pull up a seat as women across America dredge up memories about their worst dating experiences.

“The worst date I can think of was the time I was taken to Waffle House in the part of Cincinnati where you’re advised to roll up your car windows during the day, and to carry pepper spray…

Lyn Lomasi / November 14, 2009

First-Date Nightmares: Are You One Of Them?

First dates: magical moments when you realize you have a connection with someone — or the stuff nightmares are made of.

The fine art of first dates can be the beginning of a beautiful relationship or wreak havoc on the egos of even the most confident among us.

DivineCaroline.com / September 19, 2009

7 Ways Men Try To Impress Women (And Why They Don’t Work)

Phil was right. Women do a lot of silly thing to impress men, most of which involve some sort of chemical substance that can be spritzed or slathered. But he was also correct that women are not alone in their misguided attempts to impress the opposite sex. Men are just as guilty — if not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 18, 2009

What To Wear On A First Date

First dates are stressful, no question. Unfortunately, as the time of the big event draws nearer, so does the panic of what to wear. While the dude probably won’t decide to propose to you based on the height of your heel, we get the desire to look presentable, sexy, cute and approachable all at once,…

Ali Jawin / July 17, 2009

Quickies!: Rihanna Could Have Her Own Legal Troubles

Rihanna could be fined for illegally inking three tattoo artists. [Starpulse]
Michael Jackson was reportedly working on two albums at the time of his death. [Entertainment Weekly] — If Tupac can release albums after his death, so can Michael.
Amber Rose is rocking a turquoise hair now. [Dlisted] — We wouldn’t pull this off, but…

Annika Harris / July 3, 2009

Mind Of Man: Who Should Pay For The First Date?

Men should pay for the first date. It is our responsibility, nay, birthright. It’s what we do instead of having to wear heels or beautifying face spackle. Women should offer to at least cover the tip, because that is polite. The next date should be her treat. Every subsequent date should be split. This i…

John DeVore / May 14, 2009

What Are Your Biggest First Date Pet Peeves?

An internet market research company surveyed 3,000 people recently and asked them what they consider the 10 biggest first date faux pas. The answers were a bit surprising, but before you take a peek at them after the jump, think about what you consider first date faux pas. Someone who monopolizes the conversation? Won’t quit…

Wendy Atterberry / March 16, 2009

First Date Essentials: What To Bring, And What To Leave At Home

You’ve got your favorite lip gloss, mints, and enough money to cover your share of dinner, but are there first-date essentials you’re forgetting to bring — or forgetting to leave at home? Learn from my mistakes and make sure these things are on your first-date checklist.

Diana Vilibert / January 9, 2009

Mind Of Man: Go Ahead, Have Sex On The First Date

Go ahead and have sex on the first date if you want. If it feels good, do it. Ruin yourself. Get your rocks off. Surrender to chemistry, drink, irresponsibility. Indulge in the passion, throw caution to the wind, make a big sloppy mess of your love life. Your prince might not call you back if…

John DeVore / January 8, 2009

Don’t Do It: Sex On The First Date

I’m going to make a general statement here that’s probably going to get me flamed. If you have any interest in something more than sexual with a guy, do not have sex with him on the first date. While I’m usually against such “dating rules,” there are some logical conclusions I’ve come to after observing…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 5, 2009