The biggest – and most preventable – mistake women make in dating
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The biggest – and most preventable – mistake women make in dating

As a relationship coach who works primarily with some very successful women, there’s one big mistake I see women make over and over again in their relationships with men. I know for a fact that this problem sabotages – and kills – millions of potential relationships before they ever get off the ground – and I also know it’s 100% preventable. Here’s the problem:

nervous woman in bed
My dry cleaner is not going to be happy.
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Dating Disaster: An Untimely Visit From Aunt Flo

Tom was English, an army vet and dirty in a way that made me think he would be good in bed. I was somewhat mistaken. Things went from blah to worse when I realized that we went to bed at the exact wrong time in my menstrual cycle. Too bad about my comforter...

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If you're trying to impress a girl, you should probably shell out $6.99 for some fries.

Dating Disaster: "I'll Pay For Your Drink, But Not Your Fries"

The sparks were not exactly flying in the first place, but it was when I ordered french fries to go with my vod-cran (which I made sure never to let out of my sight) and he gave me the "side eye" that I realized things were really not going to work out.

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4 Reasons You Might Want To Date A Criminal

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.

flirting doctor
Give me 50 CCs of sugar, stat!
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Dating Disaster: My Crush Wanted My Help With Another Girl

Despite my colleagues' teasing, I had no interest in dating Damon at first, a clever medical resident at the hospital where I worked. But, I began to look for him at work despite myself. There was a long weekend off without his witticisms as his fiancée was visiting. And then he returned to work. Single.

Barney
It would be funny, if it wasn't so sad
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Dating Disaster: He Was A Hot, Ripped Chef With A Barney Tattoo

When Josh walked in, all the girls let out a collective "OMG!" gasp. He was well over six feet tall, with short brown hair, piercing blue eyes and full sleeve tattoos. For a group of women who all harbored a predilection for all things rocker-related, he was a vision. He was hot and he could cook. Could it get any better?

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America has GOT to know about this horrible, horrible date.
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Dating Disasters: '20/20' Wants To Hear About Your Bad Dates!

The next time one of your dates heads south, instead of just thinking what you'd write in YourTango's Dating Disasters, think of taking out your iPhone or digital camera and making a video. Make sure it's obvious why you've had a "Bad Date." You can narrate it, you can ask questions, you can record yourself and, with his or her consent, you can "shoot" your date.

gag me with a fork
This date is OVER. I can't wait to Tweet about it.
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Dating Disasters: The Date Was Over When ...

Anyone who has ever been on a first date has come to the conclusion that most folks just shouldn't date. If that's never dawned on you, then YOU probably shouldn't be dating. Last week a phenomenal Twitter trend really helped crystalize why someone of you poor, poor people will likely end up alone. Enjoy.

chinese food
If a first date was lying around eating Chinese, I'd hate to see when we got casual.
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Dating Disaster: The Homebody Who Loved Chinese Food & Pot

I will spare you the details of how and where Jim and I met because our first date was ridiculous. All you need to know about Jim comes out in the one sentence he uttered to me on our first and final date. He wasted much more of my time than I am willing to waste of yours. I value you too much.

bad date
Then maybe you should be on a date with my ex-wife!
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Dating Disaster: I Preferred His Ex-Wife

Soon after separating from my ex-husband, a close friend of mine offered me a special birthday present: a day at one of the most exclusive local beauty salons. While there I met the sexiest guy on Earth. And then we went of on our first date. He began talking about his ex and I couldn't help but to take her side... about everything.