Earlier this week, Telegraph newspaper ran an article in which they listed nine tips for men to secure a first date, including "learn to dance," and "be patient." In a real mind-twist, the article also suggested men "ignore all dating tips they find online." Better advice would have been to ignore dumb dating tips online. Men don't need to learn to two-step to secure a first date, but there are some helpful strategies that can actually go a long way in making that first step — asking a woman out — more successful. After the jump, eight ways a men can score a first date (no dance class required!).
Being single means doing many things on your own and having more alone time. Some people are less comfortable with this than others. They see it as a punishment. I don't. As a half-introvert who spent much of her teens writing poetry and daydreaming, I will attempt to make the solitude thing palatable for the singletons who don't care to look inward/play solitaire/shop alone. Here's what's awesome about stagging it through life.
Two lists down ... so many more to go. Because, while you may now consider yourself an expert on both dating and the male mind since we shared with you our favorite feeds, you've still got a lot to learn about getting down and dirty. The 10 tweeps in today's top 10 are well-known in the sex-positive world. They are sex educators and erotica writers. They are therapists and advice columnists. They are pornographers and sex acitivists, and they have the lowdown on how everything workd down there. So quit blushing and click the follow button.
I've got a good one for you: How many blondes does it take to pick up a phone? Because dialing a few digits might have put another stereotype about fair-haired women to rest before it circled the globe this past week. In case you missed the latest "All blondes are ________" memo, let's start from the beginning: This past weekend the Sunday Times of London published a story about a new study. According to the paper, the study found that today's blondes are short-tempered ice queens, used to getting their way—and spoiling for a fight should anyone dare to question them. The paper called it the "princess" effect: Blondes, born with a sense of entitlement, and used to having others do their bidding, lose their tempers more easily than women of any other hair color.
Here, we present you with the top 10 guys you should be following on Twitter, guys who tweet about love, dating, relationships and the bro code. Because sometimes it's nice to have that demystifying male perspective. Follow these guys for love, dating and relationship advice, plus insight into the male mind.
We can't live without iTunes. We commute with our Nano clutched to our hearts. We've been drooling over our friends' iPhones. Basically, Steve Jobs has made himself indispensable to our lives. But we're pretty sure the iPad won't solve our most pressing problems. Steve: Use your tech genius to fix our love lives! Below, 10 Apple products and apps we'd like to see.
You're on Twitter, right? Then we assume you're already following us. After all, we always tweet the latest news and advice on love and relationships. But if you're looking for more new tweeps to follow—ones who can give you the lowdown on dating—have we got the list for you. Check out our list of the top 10 tweeps who tweet about dating, all YourTango-approved.
The exact arithmetical chances of finding your perfect partner? 1 in 285,000. A math tutor at a U.K. university used the same formula that was used to determine how many civilizations might exist in our galaxy and applied it on a much smaller scale to his hometown of London. It turns out that on any given night there are probably 26 girls in the U.K. who might make a suitable partner for him.
Researchers just revealed that the male Y chromosome is more evolved than female's XX chromosomes. The Y chromosome has advanced so much over the last 6 million years that there's now a 30 percent difference between the male genetic code and that of chimps, our nearest ancestor. If men's chromosomes are so different from apes, women ask, why can't they remember to put the toilet seat down?
The other day, Jennifer Love Hewitt appeared on "Lopez Tonight" to plug her new dating book, The Day I Shot Cupid. During the course of the show, she revealed that one of the tips in her book—practiced by a friend of hers—was to glue Swarovski crystals to one's pubic area. Now, we're all for bedazzling ... T-shirts ... but we're a little worried that some women are taking the personal landscaping a little too far. Here, five crazy beauty rituals that we women perform below the belt.
With each man who enters my life, I think I'm making a better choice than the last. Yet even though I'm in my 40s, I keep making the same mistakes again and again. When my current relationship started (temporarily) to nosedive, I began wondering if I'd learned anything from my relationships with men. I decided to take inventory. Starting at 17 and continuing until the age of…don't mention it, here's what I've learned.
My cell phone is more broke than I am. Over the weekend, I got a case of the butterfingers and dropped it again—now it won't text. Wah! Is it trying to ruin my social/sex life? Without the ability to sext, my game is weak! I know a few dudes are missing my steamy messages. Before you judge typing with one hand, here's why you shouldn't knock it till you've tried it!
Debenhams, the store, has created a divorce registry in the hopes of easing the transition from two to one. Gift registry, both for wedding and baby, is a major money-maker for department stores and it's a gravy train that can still be further milked. Unfortunately for retailers, people are cohabiting and marrying later and needing less in the way of knickknacks, paddywhacks and doodads. In fact, a reverse registry would probably be a good idea in many cases. It's only by the grace of God that most dudes only spend big dollars on things like televisions, kegerators and decorative Star Wars tapestries (used to cover holes punched into walls) and don't really mind throwing out stuff from Ikea.
You pride yourself on your open, honest relationship. But that doesn't mean you should blurt out any old thought that comes to mind. Sometimes, a comment that seems perfectly harmless to you might be hurtful, awkward or just plain irritating to your boyfriend.
So, you got dumped. It happens to the best of us. We want to help you break the cycle of Sara Lee and "Hoarders" reruns, so we've come up with a list of (gasp!) books to occupy your time and keep your mind off the man that got away better than any Kate Hudson movie ever could.