Conversation subjects to avoid on a first date

Conversation subjects to avoid on a first date

Any first date can be nerve wrecking, at least until you get to sit down with your partner and get to experience that guy or girl’s personality. At which point, another caveat can take center stage: what should I be talking about, that’s appropriate and still meaningful? Does it even need to be meaningful? Ok, take a breath of air, and let’s look at a few of the conversational deal breakers for any first date.

1. Who should start the conversation, the boy or the girl? Well, if it came to you thinking this exact thing, and no one’s making the first step, you, whoever you are, should take the initiative. Don’t think too hard, just don’t let some crazy stupid thought come out of your mouth. Anything is better than a prolonged radio silence, so why not talk about the weather, eh, plain, stupid, boring but palatable, until you get it going. Just as a pointer, make sure you feel relaxed and don’t think too much about it. But, if you and your date are both naturally communicative, anything from a polite remark on your date’s outfit (she did put some effort into it, after all) or a good hi, with a reference to why you were late (don’t be late!) should do. Now that you’ve settled down and can actually communicate, let’s see what should be on the menu. (Just a quick remark, don’t get your phone out of your pocket and onto the table, and by no means don’t start checking your Facebook updates right in front of her/him). read more

Dating: Should I meet the parent?

Oh, the parents, those two that gave us life, nurtured and saw us develop our quirks and unbalanced lifestyles that seem to have developed into the number one enemies of our dates! Yes, these two, who can turn out to be sweet and joyful but also controlling and quite obnoxious, just as well! But how can one tell, unless we decide it’s finally time to meet them? So, to get to the point, how far into one’s dating adventure should meeting the parents be fortuitous? We take a look at a few scenarios and let you decide for yourself. read more

How can I manage my date’s obnoxious friends?

Yes, you’re hot for this guy or girl, but they seem to like spending a bit too much time with this fried or group of friends, some of which you don’t really care for, to put it lightly. They’re obnoxious, loud, have no consideration for others (namely your!) feelings. Maybe they’re not even that bad but your chemistry with them is just not there. So, what is poor you to do in this situation? Taking the highroad and accepting them while growing nervous and uneasy, possibly affecting the way your date is reacting to you/considering you? Go plane berserk and start a full on fight? We’ve gave this a thought and came up with a few tips for you, on managing that infectious date’s friend, always there to give you a hard time. read more

Speed dating – 5 things to look for

Speed dating can be a fun way to meet girls and boys whom you might like, but like dating in general, it’s a number game, plus it has a clock attached to it. So, in order to make the most of it your speed dating we collated a few tips for you, to get you through the experience and have a jolly good time. The particularities of this form of dating are where we emphasized and brought our attention the most, with the idea of finding out as much as possible about your date under a very short period of say, 3 to 5 minutes. So, read this to be prepared for your next speed dating binge! read more

Long Distance Dating – how to make it work

One of the unfortunate consequences of online dating is that you might end up liking someone who’s nowhere near you, and have them interested in you as well. Sure, this is not a caveat exclusive to online dating, though, it seems to have been accentuated by it. While indeed, long distance dating was less frequent back when the internet wasn’t so widespread, today the scenario is more common.

But it doesn’t even have to be online dating that puts you in the long distance dating/relationship in the quandary. It can also be that you or your date have been separated by distance for all sort of reasons. Yes, you don’t want to renounce it, but you’re also unsure on how to make it work. While every relationship will evolve its own way and people will react differently when distance is a factor, there are however a few ways to make sure the relationship keep going strong. Here’s how. read more

Top 5 offline places for geeks to find dates

It’s been a while since geeks are no longer outsiders, but the world has evolved and technology is at the heart of everything these days. However, even if being knowledgeable in pop culture and in technical niches is no longer such a put off, most geeks still find it hard finding dates outside their online protective cocoon.

So, we thought we’ll look around and find out a few great offline places where the slightly unsocial would increase their chances of finding a date. Girls or boys, these places are a haven for like-minded people just like you. So, just stave off the shyness and go out there and find a date just like you. read more

5 Types of Online Dating Profile Mistakes Most Women Make

Women are generally the ones chased after when it comes to the online dating game, and this leaves some of them thinking that anything goes when setting their profiles up. Indeed some men will still want to go on a date with such women, no matter what. But, what happens is, the pool of interested men will become smaller, and thus, you’ll lessen your chances of finding the right guy for you. And, without any prejudice, even thoughtful women sometimes make these mistakes, out of ignorance or lack of an education regarding the medium itself. So, if you want to attract the right partner and not get red-flagged try to think about the following mistakes most online female profiles will display. read more

5 Types of Online Dating Profile Mistake Most Men Make

It’s no wonder that there are ghost writers who get paid big money to serve men and women profiles for their online dating needs. Most men can screw their chances of ever finding a nice date, not because they are so undesirable, but simply because they make a few basic mistakes that are simply instant buzz kills. So, in the following lines we wil try to point you to the 5 most common mistakes and try to show you how to avert making them. It’s not hard to get a great profile going, but it sure requires you do a basic check of these 5 pointers. read more

Dating your coworker: 5 caveats to avoid in order to make it work

You’ve managed to avoid the quandaries of getting to know whether they’re interested in you or just nice, professionally so. You’ve managed to overcome the fear of asking them on a first date, or been asked by them to which you agreed, and that sure was no business lunch, and now you’re thinking of what lies in the near future, how to make it all work, and how to keep the dating from affecting your working relationship or your work, for that matter. Well, it’s been on our mind too, so here’s what we discovered. These tips will help you out whether you’re dating a coworker who’s in the same ranks as you, or whether you’re dating an “underling” or someone in the upper ranks, boy or girl, just the same. read more

How do I dress on a first date? Tips for guys

Even before I jump into the introduction I got to drop this: SHOES! Women like shoes, not only their SHOES but your SHOES as well. So, for your first date, do wear nice SHOES! Alright, now that we got that out of the way, let’s get back to the beginning, where we’ll discuss SHOES and a few other tips for male clothing for their first date.

The idea, as you would imagine is to make as good an impression as you can. This means a few things when it comes to clothing, appropriateness for the occasion, some style and something that looks and feels so good you want to touch it. You want your date to be drawn to your clothes magnetically, so fabric choices will be of utmost importance, as well as general cleanliness and a good fit. read more