Want to know what to wear, where to go and how to prepare for a first date? Let us help. The LoveFeed gives you the lowdown on Glamour's article on the 25 First Date Dos and Don'ts.
When do you tell your date that you're in an open relationship? Before you start dating? Then you might scare people away. But if you tell them afterwards they may feel that you've mislead them. This week's New York Times Modern Love essayist wasn't too pleased when, before her second date with a man she calls The Engineer, her new date told her that he had another girlfriend.
Greatboyfriends.com lets your friends or family spread the good word about you, but you ultimately get to choose whom to pursue or date. You sister, best friend, ex or mother creates a profile for you, of course highlighting all the good points you might be too humble to share. Men are also rated on several specific traits, including the aforementioned humility, earning potential, looks and desire to commit. The reason this makes for great online dating is twofold: chances are a man's sister is not going to place her mid-40s brother in the late 20s category, as men might be tempted to do on their own; plus, you get an accurate, if overly laudatory, picture of what makes these guys tick. If he's a momma's boy, you'll know right away from the fact that his mother has created his profile (and, yes, these profiles exist).
Besides a lucky few who've never suffered a breakup, most of us know the boiling anger/sadness/frustration that boils up during and after a breakup. Out of this emotional volcano spews a molten mess of post-breakup correspondence most of us would rather forget we ever wrote. Thanks to two former New York City roommates, our attempts to clarify, expand upon or close the book after a split can now be forever recorded on their blog, Just Been Dumped. The founders go by Jules and Mer, and ask to remain anonymous to protect the identities of the friends and strangers who have submitted the material for public consumption. Whether recently dumped or not, the e-mails (and IM conversations) on the four-month old site are a voyeuristic and potentially cathartic treat.
Every morning we get up and put on clothing. So what makes figuring out what to wear on a date—especially a first date—so difficult? When meeting someone we (might) want to kiss later, picking an outfit becomes less about promoting modesty and protecting from the elements and more about the message we want to convey: alluring but not easy, smart but not stuffy, playful but not a lunatic. That's a lot of pressure. But in those frantic pre-date moments when clothing is piling up and the minutes are ticking down, go for the always-alluring, fail-safe staple guaranteed to prevent a stripes-with-plaid-with-polka-dots catastrophe: The Dress.
Thinking of lining up a date on the Internet? With more than 800 dating sites online, choosing a dating service has become as complicated as choosing a mate. This primer will give you pros and cons of sites large and small, so you can minimize your hassle and maximize your chances of finding love online.
We already tried to warn you about 10 men to run from—not after, but what's dating without an occasional side of crazy? If you've recently found yourself in this situation, check out these tips for looking on the bright side of dating six types of issue-laden men. Thanks to the Frisky crew that compiled the list because what's better than tongue-in-cheek optimism on a Monday?
With an endless array of clothing options—never mind 'moods': Geek Chic, Sporty Chick, Girl Next Door, Fashionista—figuring out what to wear on a date may be the second most important decision you make before you walk out the door. The first? What not to wear. While personal style is, well, personal, there are certain universal rules to follow when picking out date duds, regardless of the man, the plan or the time of day. Commit them to memory, and start every date on the right (tastefully heeled) foot.
We live in an age of intricate technologies, 24/7 entertainment and sensory overload—so why is it so tough to think up creative dates? Of course, early in a relationship, you're so smitten that even dinner at Denny's seems exciting. But when you've done the ho-hum and the humdrum—dinner, a movie, bowling—you crave new ideas to keep things interesting. Here are ten ideas for great—and mostly cheap—dates that will not only entertain but allow you to get to know your mate in a whole new way.