A reader wrote in asking me why most men are "fascinated" with redheads. In this instance, I think "fascinated" is a nice way of saying "obsessed." She admitted to being a redhead, and, therefore, the object of such ardor. She's asked these men why they are so drawn to the crimson-haired, and the best she ever got out of them was "Redheads iz just hawt, yo!" This is true, but it is not the whole truth.
Let's face it: The economy may be improving, but blast that lagging economic indicator—unemployment is around to stay, at least for a little bit. And while you may have plenty of time on your hands, the reality is that, more likely than not, your pockets will be a little bit emptier than desired. Never fear, necessity is the mother of invention! And there are plenty of ways you can save money on a date (without looking like a cheap skate). Clever, low-cost date ideas will get you out and about in the world with your sweetheart and allow you to get to know each other better than any fancy-schmancy dinner could ever facilitate.
Are there any lies that actually are okay to tell on a first date? We've thought about it and decided that, yes, there are. Below, we've listed our top five acceptable first date lies.
These types of chicks need to be ditched.
Given that most people spend 2,000 hours a year at work, it's likely that at some point, a co-worker will make you want to dip your pen in the company ink. Forty percent of people have done it. Sure there are risks: Meeting-table awkwardness, colleague gossip and a sullied reputation. But on the upside, you might get to do it on your boss's desk. Avoid these conversation clichés to stay on the fast track to some serious job satisfaction.
The New York Times thinks hipster men have pot bellies because they are rebelling against Barack Obama's washboard abs and think six-packs aren't masculine.
As a single friend migrates into serious couple-dom, there is always an adjustment period where relations between existing friends can take a turn for the worse. Everyone has had that "acquaintance" who falls off the face of the Earth once she's roped into a new relationship. There's also the girlfriend who won't stop talking about her newfound love at the expense of everyone else's interest.
"Right now a hairy man is not an attractive man, if you ask most women," Cindy Barshop, of Completely Bare, tells the CBS Early Show. And — at least in the case of her customers — more and more men are opting to go bare everywhere, including down there. But is a hairless man really a sexier man? Do most women really like the idea of getting it on with a man who has no pubic hair? Or do they, as this author does, find a complete lack of hair on a man a little weird?
Romance is infinitely more satisfying when it stimulates body AND mind. But finding a brainy boy toy in a sea of dullards can be more daunting than organic chemistry. We've pinpointed the precise geographic coordinates most favorable to meeting an intelligent male specimen. In other words, we found the best spots to score your very own smarty-pants.
Before Erin and I went on our Skype dates, Glamour set us up on a conference call with dating expert Rachel Greenwald. One thing she really stressed was the importance of coming up with a few icebreaker questions to get the conversational ball rolling. I was skeptical—aren't icebreakers kinda corny? But Rachel made a compelling argument that it's better cheesy questions are ultimately more effective than tired demographic inquiries like "How many siblings do you have?" and "Do you have any life-threatening food allergies?" So I came up with a few icebreakers in advance and, lo and behold, they totally worked! Now I'm asking every girl I meet silly questions. Here are a few or my favorites: