The following guidelines will help you self-market. First, do your best to change whatever needs fixing. Second, don’t let whatever isn’t fixable show (and remember that if you are a work in progress). A date is not a rabbi or a therapist – it’s a date. Do not present less desirable qualities or bad situations as the definition of who you are. If you tell someone you are a problematic person and not worth their love right up front, they’ll probably do you the courtesy of believing you.
The playfulness and mystique of Halloween always makes it a great time to connect with potential dates. The trouble is you can never judge a person by their costume… or can you? Sure, Halloween’s a time to live out your greatest fantasies, but are those capes and fishnets really saying something deeper? Consider this article your guide to decoding the hidden meaning woven into your date’s costume.
Dating ADD appears to have arisen out of our inborn compulsive tendencies and is worsened by easy access to hand-held technology and to a seemingly endless supply of desirable people online.
It’s well known money is one of the leading causes of divorce. In fact, couples fight about finances on an average of three times per month – more than children, chores, and work. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Read on to discover five great tips to ensure a healthy separation of love and wallet.
For 10 years, I suffered from a flying phobia. I travelled only to areas I could reach by car, train, or bus, plagued by the voice in my head that “what if’d” incessantly: What if the plane crashes? What if I have a panic attack on board? What if the people on my flight think I’m nuts? What if I fly there but can’t get back on the plane to come home and have to miss work? What if I die before getting to accomplish my goals in life? And on and on. It was a severely limiting mindset, to the point where I missed out on job opportunities, vacations, weddings, and visits with friends. Eventually, I conquered my fear through a local, flying phobia program (thank you, Dr. Forgione!), and while I still don’t love to fly, I try my best not to let my fears rule my life.
Fall might just be the most expressive time to pair and drink wine. The air is filled with aromas of damp earth and dried leaves, the first crackle of hearth smoke tints the breeze, and without the summer humidity clogging up the atmosphere, the warmth of baking smells is as evident as it welcome.
There are some surefire ways to turn off a first date – having your cell phone out on the table, drinking excessively, or being rude to the wait staff, to name a few. But just as important as knowing what not to do, is knowing what to do on a first date to increase your chances of making it to the all-important second date.
I park, pull down the visor, and check my hair and makeup. Look to see if any lunch has adhered to my teeth, which are stickier than they used to be. This is because, as my dentist recently explained, teeth get less smooth with age. Everything gets less smooth with age. Still, I’m vain. I’ll be applying lipstick on my death bed. And if I’m not, start worrying.
Halloween may not necessarily summon the most romantic images in your mind, but ghastly ghouls aside, this time of year is one of the best for singles! From pumpkin picking to haunted hayrides, Halloween simply screams fun for you and your date. Read on to discover our top ten favorite Halloween date ideas – and why one of these ideas just may help you unmask “The One!”
I went on a first date with a successful man. He asked me out by saying, “I have a birthday coupon somebody gave me, and I might as well use it.” I was particularly taken aback when the man asked the waiter if there were any exclusions to the expiration date. Am I crazy? Is it really acceptable to use a coupon on the first date, and then go on to grill the waitress about its exceptions?!