By Eleanore Wells, for GalTime.com Yikes! This Date Sucks! Now What? I’ve been on more than a few bad dates in my lifetime, but I haven’t had a seriously bad date in a long time. That’s because I’ve learned what to do. And what not to do. Here are a few tips on how to cut your “oh no!” dates down to a minimum. (Of course, I’m assuming that the badness in the bad date is not your fault.)
I knew my one-and-a-half year relationship was "for real" when alcohol stopped being a regular part of our dates. The first few dates are always a little awkward, so there's no harm in a glass of wine or two — plus, it gives you some ready-made conversation topics...
Since we often think of celebration as synonymous with splurging, celebrating a special occasion without spending a ton of money can be a challenge. Here are nine ideas to help you plan a romantic date night that doesn't break the bank.
By Terri Trespicio, for GalTime.com Could you talk a little about what to wear on a date? How important is it to be comfortable? Also, if I'm dressing up to appeal to someone else, am I kind of not being myself? I tend to look somewhat casual, but if I dress up too much than perhaps I'm sending a false picture of myself. --Jenna P., Boston, MA
Fall is here — it's getting chillier every day, at least here in New York — so why not warm things up with some hot cocktails? Whether you're planning on entertaining a date, a group of friends or just yourself, these cocktail recipes are perfect for these crisp autumn days.
There's something about alcohol that makes us want to have sex. Don't lie. You know it's true. But why stick to boring old shots or beer when trying to "get it in," so to speak? You're a mature adult, after all. So put on your sexy silk stockings tonight and make your date a vodka cocktail.
Among the decisions one makes when going on a first date (heels vs flats, who will pick up the check, etc.) lies the question of where to spend said first date. And, for most of us, the question comes down to: should we meet for coffee or for a drink?
1. Blueprint for the “Perfect” Date Throughout the years, men have always asked me: “How do I make that first date as perfect as she expects it to be?” (After all, first impressions are everything, right?) Granted, every date is different, but I’ve come up with a checklist of some of my favorite tactics that leave her glowing at the end of the night… In fact, these are so good, she’ll be texting or calling you within the next 24 hours expecting more of the same!
Unfortunately, the cost of a classy outing can often be just that: costly. But this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. "Class" is just another way of exhibiting refinement and being in-step with the times—these concepts don’t need to be tied to a plump price tag.
Hi ladies! If you’ve been on an online dating site for a while and have yet to find that special someone or you’ve just joined then this is for you. We’re going to give you the scoop on what works and what doesn’t. We want to show you how to make your profile as attractive as you can to the widest selection of men possible. That way it’s within your power to choose who you want to date.
Below are just a few of the most desired traits that men look for in the women they want to be with for life.
What is it that women find attractive about dating a geek. Is it their knowledge of things that are slightly unknown or is it the nervous look they get when you take them out and about in social surroundings they are not comfortable in? It’s fair to say that dating geek’s has become cool in the last few years. So why has this changed? What brought this group of people into the dating desires of many? Here’s some of the reasons geeks are the most dateable guys and gals around. A Geek Appreciates the Relationship
DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY I watch way too many romantic comedies. But I love them. The boy always gets the girl, the dialogue is deeply heartfelt and letter perfect and everyone lives in great apartments they obviously can’t afford. I wish I could stop watching them but I can’t. I think I might have a problem. There is no 12 step program for this, I’ve checked. But if there were, I’d qualify by saying “Hi. My name is, and I’m a romantic comedy addict.
By Dating Diva, Jennifer Oikle, Ph.D., for GalTime.com tips for that first date conversation The night you’ve been waiting for is finally here. You’re going out with HIM. You’re so eager to get to know him better. Let's be honest... you want to let him experience the real you. But hold on. It’s make it or break it time. You only get one, somewhat delicate, chance to make a first impression.
After seeing Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield turn a date into an opportunity to raise awareness about charities, I started thinking of ways I could also turn boyfriend time into volunteering time. Call me crazy, but spending time together and helping people in need sounds better than another dinner-and-movie date.
Many people would say that there are dangers of dating a criminal and even advocate checking criminal records of online daters. In many situations where your potential date is a criminal there is reason to be cautious. Sometimes this fact will be a good reason to not pursue a relationship or even a date. In other situations, you may still be interested in dating the criminal, but you will need to exercise certain precautions.