Tag Archives: first dates

How to tell if he’s boyfriend material before the first date

I hear it from every single one of my single friends. “Dating is a complete waste of time.” And I get what you’re saying. After all, I’ve spent my fair share of time single. But, it really doesn’t have to be. You can weed out the losers and freaks and duds way before you even get to that first date with a few simple tips. I’m not saying that I have a magic formula to guarantee every first date turns into true love. No one, not even the best matchmakers in the world, can do that. But, I do know how to tell if someone is boyfriend material before the first date. Here’s how. Read more

How to Make the Most of Summer Dating Opportunities

With the arrival of nicer weather comes increased opportunity to meet new people and expand your social circle. Hopefully you have used my summer beauty and fashion tips into practice, and we can now dive into where you should go to make your summer romance happen. Read more

How To Stay Positive After a Bad Date…Or Ten 

woman stays positive after a bad date
There are few things more defeating than coming home after a bad date. The disappointment can be enough to make you want to delete your online dating profiles, tell your friends you're off the market and declare yourself eternally single. If you're serious about finding love though, you're going to have to accept that bad dates just come with the territory, and it's how you handle them that really matters. For every bad date there will be five good ones-at least that is the pattern I've noticed in my own life. Here are some tips on how to stay positive after a no good, terrible, horrible date. Read more

When is the right time to go in for the kiss?

Couple shares their first kiss
I honestly don’t know what is worse, a guy going in for the kiss too soon or not going in soon enough. What I do know, is that if a guy comes into the personal space territory when he is not wanted there yet, well that can be a big problem. Barf. It’s totally weird for everyone, including the people that happen to witness it.  At least the bystanders got a good laugh out of it, the two people involved, not so much. Read more

10 Surefire Ways To Get Asked On A 2nd Date

Couple sits on their second date
Last week we focused on how despite having great chemistry with someone, there are still dating behaviors that could keep you from moving forward to date number two. This week, let’s take a more positive approach and look at the top 10 ways to make sure you get asked on that 2nd date. Read more

Top 10 First Date Deal Breakers

Woman looks irritated on a bad first date
It’s a Friday night, you’ve met someone you have great chemistry with, that shares common interests and relationship goals with you, and you’ve got yourself a date! Sounds great, right? Even with all of these dating puzzle pieces in place, it is still very possible to make such a bad impression on date number one that any chance of a second date flies right out the window. So that this doesn’t happen to you, here are 10 first date deal breakers that you should avoid at all costs if you want to get to date number two. Read more