Archive for April, 2009

Single Doesn't Have to Suck.

April 28, 2009

I’ll tell you, being 29 and not having been on a real date in over a year could be devastating to some young women. The constant question from my older relatives of “Why don’t you have a boyfriend?” That’s not fun. Being the only single person in attendance when one of my girlfriends has a party -sucks. Everyone around me seems to be getting engaged or married. How many times will I be a bridesmaid? Not fun. (more…)

The Cheapskate.

April 27, 2009

I was out on a date not long ago.  My date and I were going over our dating “battle-files” to see who had the worst experiences, so to speak.  We traded stories back and forth and a common theme that I noticed was that my date had been out on a lot of first dates with guys that were really kind of cheap.  At least in my opinion.  So that brought me to this topic: How cheap is too cheap for the first date? (more…)

Dating on a Budget.

April 22, 2009

Times are tough and everyone is starting to feel the economical crunch in all areas of their life. Dating can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some ideas for romance on the cheap (more…)

Dating a Single Mother. Should You Do It?

April 9, 2009

The idea of dating a woman with a child can be pretty scary, if not horrifying to many a male. But it shouldn’t be.  You see, mothers are real people, too.  In many cases they are also women.  Crazy, isn’t it? The stigma that attaches itself to single mothers is the word “baggage.”

But that’s not really the case, most times.  In these times, especially in America, single motherhood is more pervasive in our society than it ever has been. There was a time when single mothers were a rare sight.  If there was a single mom it was because of a divorce or she was widowed. Today there are over ten million single parents in America today.  It’s proof that the dynamics of the traditional family have changed and continue to evolve along with social norms… That said; why not date a single mother? (more…)

Bring on the Boxing Gloves.

April 8, 2009

Any time you are in a relationship, it is bound to happen. You will have a disagreement. The first instance can range from a very minor argument to a full on, knock-down, drag-out fight. The first fight is a very important one. It can either cause you to break up, or can help you actually become a true couple. (more…)

The Gold Digger & the Sucker.

April 5, 2009

I’d written a piece about cheapskates and why it’s not a good idea to be that person who skims on the dating experience. However, this also raises a question: Is it cool to always pick up the check and take your date out to a fancy spot every time?

The simple answer to that is “no!” There’s a fine line in dating, actually there’s several of them, it seems. No one wants to spend money frivolously or needlessly. Right? When on a date, some balance must be reached. (more…)

Can Men & Women Be Friends? A Male Point of View.

April 2, 2009

This article is likely to stir up some healthy debate and raise some eyebrows amongst those in my social circle. I’m cool with that and I’d like to know what other people think about this, too. So be sure to comment!

Imagine this scene, dear reader: You are at the zoo. You’re walking around munching on a snack, like a juicy steak on a stick and taking in the sights and sounds of a large variety of exotic animals and some that are not so exotic. You happen upon a tiger. You are fascinated by the tiger as it does what caged tigers do. As you fix your sights on the tiger you notice that it, too, has fixed its sights on you. What are you doing? You’re merely standing on the other side of the cage looking on at the tiger. What right has the tiger to return your interest? Well, it should, again, be noted that you’re chewing and chomping away at a juicy steak on a stick. The moment intensifies as one pair of eyes locks with the other…. (more…)