Listen up kids! We are here to save you from awkward silences and even more awkward conversations on first dates. We've compiled the ultimate list of conversation topics to avoid when you take that cutie from the apartment next door out for drinks. Men and women should heed these warnings equally (except number 2. Ladies, that one's for you) and strive to improve your first date game. 1. Past exes. Let's not go down Depressing Failed Relationships Road, shall we?
One-night stands are a lot of fun, but let's be real; they are tricky as all hell. From beginning to end, the decision to have sex with a stranger is a situation fraught with odd pitfalls. Thankfully, hormones cover a lot of those pitfalls nicely. But just for giggles, let's really examine those awkward stages, one by one.
Do thoughts of having the "talk" with your child make you highly uncomfortable? YourTango expert Tara Kennedy-Kline discusses ways to break the ice and avoid the awkward silence when it comes to talking about masturbation.
Is he avoiding responsibility for his own actions? Couples counselor Teresa Maples shows how the characters of MTV's 'Awkward' demonstrate real-life cheating behavior.
All kinds of awkward things can happen when you are getting hot and bothered. How both of you respond to awkward sex moments says a lot about your relationship, both now and in the future.
Oh, the holidays. So much of scrumptious food, armloads of gifts — and people who've been waiting all year to descend on you with uncomfortable questions about your (and by that I mean your love life). It’s bad enough that your parents ask you intrusive questions year-round, but during the holidays, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents join in on the fun, too; even certain neighbors seem to have free reign. The polite thing would be to prepare a few "beauty pageant" answers — answers that aren't genuine but rather what they want to hear. Like when your grandmother asks, “When are you going to get married?” you'd say, "Well, I want to make sure when I get married that I pick the right person so I can have an idyllic relationship like you and grandpa." (Sigh.)
How to meet people is a question that is often asked, but what we really want to know is how to meet people we like, connect with, enjoy, and feel good around. Does it really boil down to chemistry? We talk to many people throughout our day ... at the morning coffee shop, on a school playground, at the office ... but who would you like to spend your free time with? Who makes you laugh? Who do you have chemistry with?
Here are some of the pros and cons you should be aware of before ever considering this relationship scenario, in honor of the upcoming film Friends With Benefits. In addition to our advice, you'll find the opinions of real men and women, who were kind enough to share how this situation has played out in their lives. Read on for the inside scoop on this tricky situation.
Family gatherings can often turn into huge altercations if not handled with care—oh, or is that just mine? Awkward... In order to try to avoid any and all drama this Father's Day, check out The Frisky's amusing list of topics you definitely want to stay away from at all costs. You know, basic things like secret abortions, how you lost your virginity, and the graphic details of your current sexcapades are just some of their suggestions.
Indoor Boyfriends are not boyfriends you just don't think are good enough for you. Something about viewing your man through someone else's eyes can make you reevaluate everything, but if you just wish your man talked to your friends more, or had a better job, or was in a band that had some success, that's your problem, not his. We're talking about guys who don't have the ability to socialize like an adult without putting people off.
Getting ready for a first date is never easy. Between the expectations, nervousness and excitement it usually doesn't go as planned. Instead of worrying about the possibility of the date going wrong, take a look at 16 easy ways you can make your first date less awkward and more of a success!
Unfortunately, well-meaning friends are not top-notch matchmakers, as nuanced matchmaking requires either supreme intuition, practical training or serious practice on willing subjects. At some point during your season of being single, a friend (or your mom) will probably shove you toward some stranger at a party. Yeah, it's a little awkward, but rather than waste time feeling uncomfortable or shy, why not seize the opportunity to get to know someone new? Here are 6 steps to overcoming an awkward setup.
The ladies at TMI Weekly bring us another great video about the perils and triumphs of love in today's world. Do you ever wish you were more than just friends with someone? Has a friend ever wanted more from your relationship? These situations can be very tricky.
This weekend I was in Connecticut for my Nana’s funeral. It was, obviously, very sad. She’s the matriarch of my dad’s side of the family, and not having her around any more will be strange. As my parents were the last of five children to have children of their own, and because we lived in Texas, far away from my other cousins and aunts and stuff, I never knew Nana as well as my other cousins did. The period that I spent the most time with her and my Grampy was when they lived with us in San Antonio because Grampy had to live in assisted care and my mom didn’t work then, so she could help take care of things.