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Six Ways to Save Money While Dating
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Six Ways to Save Money While Dating

When two people start dating, it's common practice for one person to pay for the date. Traditionally, it has been the man who pays but modern times now sees a trend of women paying for dates or helping to offset the cost of a night out on the town.   Because of financial times, sometimes dating can become more of a burden than a blessing. Paying for dinner, drinks and a movie can cost upwards of $100 or more. If you are going out every weekend, your budget has now increased by almost $500 for the month.

6 Tips for Drinking and Dating
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6 Tips for Drinking and Dating

Compared to most dating coaches, I have relatively few rules. However, of the rules that I do have in my book, Spin Your Web: How to Brand Yourself for Successful Online Dating, there is one that’s key to follow if you have any hope of your first date turning into something long term. Set a drinking limit BEFORE you head out on a date. It’s easy to feel a connection with someone after a few gin and tonics, but you also have to have a connection in the sobering light of day if you really want a successful relationship.

10 Signs that your drinking is hurting your family
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10 Signs that your drinking is hurting your family

When was the last time you took a hard look at your drinking?  More to the point, when did you last look at the effect of your drinking on your family and loved ones? Alcohol is a depressant drug, that is it slows the brain activity and dulls your perception and judgement.  This means that it affects your thinking and makes you less sensitive to the needs and wants of others.  Unfortunately the more you drink the more this happens, which is one reason why drinkers are often accused of being self-centred and insensitiv

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Do you drink on all of your dates?
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Drinking As A Couple: Do Or Don't?

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...

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My boyfriend, AJ, in his Syracuse Straight Edge jacket.
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I Love My Non-Drinker Boyfriend ... & My White Wine

Oct. 17 is National Edge Day, an under-the-radar holiday founded by those who refer to themselves as "straight edge." In honor of this day—and because my boyfriend is straight edge, while I love myself a good bottle of wine (yes, bottle!)—I thought it was important to share just how easy it really is, as one who drinks, to date and fall in love with a non-drinker.

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Are gay men really more likely to be foodies?
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Lesbians Love Tequila & More National Coming Out Day Factoids

Are gay and lesbian eating and drinking habits all that different from those of straight people? A marketing company called Target 10 has created an infographic depicting the eating, drinking and nightlife preferences of gays and lesbians, contrasting them with those of straight folks. Ready for some thought-provoking factoids?

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If you like White Russians, you'll really like Blind Russians. Trust us.
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Happy National Vodka Day! 4 Sexy Cocktails To Whip Up

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.

Sometimes It's Not Worth It To Try
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Sometimes It's Not Worth It To Try

Relationships are hard and it's even harder when you and your partner are so different. But when is enough, enough? A lot of people stay longer in a relationship because they fear being alone and not finding another partner. But, maybe being alone is the best thing for you? You can learn about yourself and what you want in a partner and then maybe the next relationship will work.