Archive for July, 2009

15 Things NOT to Say on a Date (Famous Last Words).

July 25, 2009

So this is a brief, but fun entry that I think is aptly titled “Famous Last Words.”  It’s no secret that over the years I’ve probably said a great many things to not get myself laid.  It’s second nature to me, really.  So I’m providing a small collection of things that, if said, will probably not get you laid regardless of your sexual inclinations.

A couple of these (no not all of them!) I’ve said to horrific effect.  I could let you guess what things I did say… But I’m not gonna.  I’m sure the general opinion of my dating prowess is already pretty low on the suck-scale-of-doom.  So I’ll tell you that I did attempt my Yoda/Chewbacca beat box performance on one date… There wasn’t a second one, needless to say… (more…)

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How to be Friends With an Ex: The First Hang Out.

July 15, 2009

When a couple breaks up on amicable terms the most common phrase uttered at the end of the awkward break up conversation is “I hope we can still be friends.” Excuse me while I choke on irony. Really friends? Friends don’t say things that break my heart, cause me to cry uncontrollably and make me want to punch them in the throat, but I digress. In my experience friendship with an ex is only possible if A) there are absolutely NO residual feelings for one another other than platonic feelings. B) enough time has passed that the hurt caused by the break up has become a distant memory. C) both parties are mature, actually want a platonic friendship with one another and have no plans to rekindle the flame. Once both exes have reached this point they can begin to start a friendship. And D) how could I forget, the most important part, there is no more sexual tension. This is by far the most difficult part to accomplish. It’s hard to go from seeing this person naked to asking how things are going with their new significant other. As long as you have A, B and C you can succeed at meeting up with your ex with minimal tension. If D is not possible avoid alcohol. (more…)

Come Talk to Me Already!

July 11, 2009

So lately I have been noticing a trend among my single female friends and acquaintances (myself included).  The common complaint is often that men just don’t seem to approach women as much as we would like. Sometimes we can be into a guy, ready and waiting…..but they just don’t seem to get it.  And girls, well we enjoy being chased, plain and simple. Generally speaking, women want a man that is confident enough in himself to do the approaching. Recently I was at Trader Joes and the guy behind me was flirting with me and making comments like “maybe you can cook me dinner?” I flirted back and we exchanged some stories and cooking tips and I was hoping he would ask for my number….but he never did! This is what perplexes me….. (more…)

6 Things You Shouldn't Do On a Date.

July 9, 2009

There are many things that should go without saying with respect to dating etiquette, in general. What do I mean? Well there are some very common things that one should avoid when on a date, or even setting up a date. Common things that, people with common sense would know are wrong… What do I mean? I’m getting to it, sheesh! Common sense isn’t all that common these days and certainly no place is more void of common sense than the arena of dating. I’m talking about both the guys and girls here, everyone. (more…)

Common Courtesy.

July 5, 2009

“When did common courtesy become so uncommon?”

When it comes to dating there are some instances where courtesy is lacking. Maybe women have lowered their expectations and that’s why when a man holds open the door for us we are surprised. Or when a guy has enough guts to tell us he isn’t interested we are taken aback. (more…)

Walking a Fine Line.

July 5, 2009

Bars represent a multitude of opportunities for meeting and hitting on the opposite sex.  This was never made more clear to me than last night when my girls and I hit the town.  Newly single, I was ready to test the waters and get the ego boost that getting hit on by a random guy can singularly provide. (more…)