On a whim a few years ago, my friend Dave and I posted a YouTube video in which we invited women to double date us. In the months to follow, we would embark on over 200 double dates together, many of which would provide us with horror stories for our live comedy show. However, none were a bigger disappointment than one I experienced on my own.
First dates are a little dicey. Doubly so when it's a blind date. Make it a double date on top of it and you're talking about four times the dicey-ness. And, as far as dicey goes, it goes off the charts when it turns out that you know your friend's date. Know him very well.
It was a classic set-up, my friend's boyfriend's friend needed a date. The two guys showed up and were already a little boozy. My friend and her boyfriend sneaked off and I was left with a drunk fella. And then his vomiting. I decided not to move to the second phase of the date and somehow I was the bad guy...
The idea of a first blind can be terrifying. You don't know what to expect; you worry about whether or not the person will like you ... not to mention whether or not you'll like him! How should you act? What should you wear? Where should you go? How can you make sure you're safe? I recommend setting your boundaries and expectations about dating before you even make the first contact. And be yourself. Be yourself even more on the first few dates than you are in your daily life.
A Marine is about to get the date of his lifetime. In a YouTube video, Sgt. Scott Moore invited Mila Kunis to attend the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, North Carolina, on November 18 with him. After some prodding from Kunis' Friends With Benefits co-star Justin Timberlake, the Black Swan beauty agreed. While the event is still a few months away, we thought we'd share five tips to help make a blind date go a little more smoothly — whether you're in the public spotlight or not!
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Plentyoffish.com or Pof.com is a free online dating site. I was on it for about two and a half weeks. Anytime, I signed onto it, I was just inundated with emails from members that were quite eager to meet someone...anyone. That's the feeling I got from anyone on there that I emailed for awhile. Desperation. Clear and distinct, desperation. I am not saying everyone on there is, I mean, I was on there and I am anything but. However, the men I did get contacted by were desperate and it really began to border on creepy before I finally deleted my account entirely.
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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.
Matchmaking is equal parts fun and tricky. One the one hand, you'd think that the equation of two lonely people plus springtime would equal eternal bliss; on the other hand, when working with two people who have a slew of separate histories, tastes and intentions, you might as well be a puppet-master attempting to manipulate Chucky and his bride. Here are our tips for playing matchmaker, so you can get two compatible people to meet without pressuring (or embarrassing) either one of them.
First dates can provide some of the most stressful moments in a person's life. It doesn't matter if you like your date or not; it's just crucial that they like you. Just remember: some topics are off-limits for first dates. And questions about pop culture get a little bothersome. Lob these softballs at your date and it'll be smooth sailing.
In a former life filled with long lunches and spray tanning, I was a reality show casting director in Hollywood. I worked on some wildly popular prime-time hits as well as some pilots that never saw the light of day. I started my career at Blind Date, back when MySpace was still a place for friends and Facebook was a twinkle in Mark Zuckerberg's eye, and I'd often turn to this "new online world" to search for contestants. Dating tips gleaned from casting The Bachelor and other reality TV shows. I had just started dabbling in online dating myself and navigated the virtual waters with ease. I'd post clever ads on Craigslist and flirt with guys on Friendster, all in the name of casting the show. But try as I might, I couldn't always rely on the Internet to find willing male participants—I actually had to go out and meet men. In real life. I was very shy. I'd sweat in the weirdest places when my nerves would kick in. So whether on the clock or not, I would always say I was "casting a show" when I'd approach good-looking men. That way, I'd never feel jilted if they declined my advances. But casting the shows taught me how to build my self-confidence and, frankly, helped me meet a lot of guys. Even an '80s teen icon. Sadly, most guys I encountered were of the typical vapid L.A. fare, leaving me to kiss a lot of bottom-feeding mouth breathers before I actually met a nice, normal, gainfully employed gent (a qualification both for myself and most of the shows I worked on). And this got me thinking—what else did casting reality dating shows teach me about life and love?
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As the 21st century flies by, there's an ever-increasing host of objects, phrases and protocol relating to love that—if they haven't already fallen—are teetering on the edge of extinction. "Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By" chronicles the goods and practices rendered out of date, now, faster than ever. The back cover reads: "Today, we experience in one year the same amount of change that it would have taken generations to experience a few hundred years ago." gone are things like body hair, full words (obvi) and sadness.