Tag Archives: date tips

Ask Emily: How Long Should I Wait Before Making a Date?

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Hi Emily, I learn so much from your podcasts! I am 36 and recently separated from a 16-year relationship. After waiting eight months, I decided I was ready to start dating again. A few colleagues of mine recommended some dating apps, so I checked them out. I went on two OKCupid dates and they went horribly. Then I gave it one last shot and started talking to a guy six years older than me. We have been talking for two weeks but haven't met in person yet. So far, our connection has been great! So here’s my question for you: is there a certain timeline to meet this guy and move forward from there? What do you suggest when it comes to going from cyber- and phone-chatting to meeting IRL? Read more

Outgrown your man? How to tell…

Men aren’t like a pair of overalls you had in first grade that you get too big for and give to your younger cousin. Well, not exactly. But, you can outgrow your man. Relationships evolve and so do you, honey. If your man isn’t evolving and changing with you, you could have outgrown him already. Here’s how to tell. Read more

3 Amazingly original cold weather date ideas

Hey East Coast... and basically anywhere that’s not Southern California, I feel you! It’s cold! I get the chills just watching the weather reports. And cold weather doesn’t always lend itself to romance and fun date ideas. It’s hard to feel romantic and sexy when you can’t feel your fingers and your nose is running. I get it! But, that doesn’t mean that you have to wait for the spring thaw to get romantic and creative with dates. Read more

She Put A Spell On Me

Annie Lennox put a spell on me. Jimi Hendrix. Singer, songwriters, musicians, poets, novelists, have been writing about love for centuries. It’s got to be the number one topic. Read more

Inside Your Dating Bubble

I live in Los Angeles, and in Los Angeles right now there's this gigantic real estate bubble going on. Prices are through the roof again. Prices have been so hot you don't even know what to do. You have to sit on the sidewalk, and you wait. You wait for the prices to go down, fill your life with other things, see what's going to happen. Kind of sounds like dating. [caption id="attachment_17978" align="alignright" width="300"] Inside Your Dating Bubble[/caption]There's a dating bubble that exists. Read more

Is Not Having Time to Date a Legit Excuse?

Common questions and comments all single people get are, "well are you seeing anyone special?", "are you dating around?" and our favorite, "Oh… you must have such an exciting dating life.". We could be wrong here, but for most, the first question that comes to mind is, who has time to actively date anymore? As girls in this exact demographic, trust us, we are aware of how crazy busy our schedules are. The time constraints are UNREAL. However, we want to argue that the excuse of not having time to date is actually BS. There is time to date, if you make time to date. That little italicized part right there is the key to this whole equation. Read more