Joining your man for a summer getaway, a BBQ at his parents' beach house, or a game of volleyball with his buddies? We help you choose the perfect swimsuit for every type of beach date.
In theory, online dating is easy. Making a profile takes only about 20 minutes. After that, you click around either at your own volition or through the guidance of an algorithm that picks your matches for you. All this can be done while watching TV or eating bagels. You don't even need to go outside. Sounds like a total no-brainer, right? Wrong. Dating is time-consuming, especially online. Enter online dating assistants. Have you tried one or would you?
It’s 12:30 a.m. on a Saturday night, and Matt—who you may remember as the guy who slept with 150 woman, but wouldn’t sleep with me—asks me back to his house to watch a movie. Although we’re not officially together, he’s become my non-boyfriend—we see each other at least twice a week.
When the London-bred Ben Elman married his Connecticut-born wife on New Year's Eve in 2008, he was inundated with requests from her American friends, desperate to be set up with single, British men. Two years and one aha! moment later, Ben and his wife Becca created DateBritishGuys.com, a dating site geared toward American women looking to meet and date a British guy.
All this time I had simply ignored the fact that Coop was this incredible cook, and that his cooking seemed to effortlessly delight women, while I was walking around the party like a mildly concussed Dane Cook. On my lonely cab ride home, it hit me: I needed a skill. Coop's skill. The next day I called him and asked him to take me under his wing.
We live in New York City, where the man-to-woman ratio can be rough, so we had always assumed it was pretty much the worst American city to try to date and mate in. (From what we hear, Sydney also has a man drought.) But from what these very pretty girls were suggesting, Los Angeles was just as bad.
I met Philip while out recruiting contestants for Blind Date. Once he told me he went to Vassar, I knew he'd never do the show. Instead, I kept him for myself. I looked extra cute and Philip seemed really into me. It was perfect. Well, almost. That morning, I had accidentally eaten some bad pineapple. Having never dealt with bad fruit toots, I didn't know what to expect from my Hawaiian friend. Looking at me you'd have never guessed the turmoil I was experiencing, but internally it was a dating disaster in the making.
In her new book He's Just Not Your Type (And That's A Good Thing), relationship expert Andrea Syrtash delves into this phenomenon and explains the problem with falling into the pattern of dating a certain type. More often than not, she writes, these relationship patterns end in heartbreak because single women are looking THE WRONG type. And in the process, excluding a large percentage of the eligible male population. Her advice? Date the opposite of your type.
Even if your date is rude, there's no need for you to feed the beast and follow suit. Instead, you need to know how to comport yourself with class when confronted with a brute who is abusive to waitstaff, bartenders, valets or whatever other poor, unfortunate "help" may fall in his crosshairs on this particular evening.??
Last night, Melanie Gorman of YourTango and Dating Makeover Coach Kira Sabin teamed up with Rachel Greenwald—the author of Have Him at Hello—for the third telechat in our Girls' Night In teleseries. After putting on our jammies and pouring some wine, we settled in as Gorman and Sabin grilled Greenwald on what we all wanted to know most: Why didn't he call?
Picture this: It's the second course of an exquisite meal on your second date with an exquisite guy. From his first Match.com wink you thought to yourself, "he seems too good to be true" but, lo and behold, the real-life version measured up to his digital one. As you take in every one of his charming words, mesmerized by the way his lips wrap around his wine glass, you drift into fantasyland thinking, "Wow, he would make an amazing softball coach to our kids. I wonder if he's available the second weekend of June to go to my cousin's wedding. He's a guy I would give up my last name for." But you know what he's thinking? He's thinking, "I wonder if my roommate is home. Man, her cleavage is hot. We should probably switch from wine to liquor so she doesn't get sleepy and pass out on my sofa." His thoughts are nothing like yours... and as much as we hate to admit it, given how well you know each other (and his testosterone levels), his head is probably the one that's on straight.
Five ways couples can spend their tax returns together. According to a report by USAToday.com, tax refunds are up by 10 percent this year, with estimates at around $3,036 for the average American. We're going to advise that all of you be responsible and spend a good three-quarters of that on something useful (paying off debt, adding to your IRA, etc.) But the other quarter? Why not spend it on a fun date night, sexy gift or travel with your main squeeze.
Few phrases are more easily misinterpreted than "We should hang out sometime." Such a simple statement only summons countless questions: First, is it an invitation or a polite suggestion? What does he mean by hang out? Does he mean hang out as pals or as something more? What was that tone of voice? What does he want us to do together? While it's a little awkward to ask someone directly whether or not we were just asked on a date, it can be even more embarrassing to misunderstand someone's intentions when you're out on the date (or non-date) itself.