Topic: dates

The 14 Types Of New Year’s Eve Dates (And What They Say About Your 2014)

The 14 Types Of New Year's Eve Dates (And What They Say About Your 2014)

NYE is that one night a year where you get to wear sequins, get wasted and make out with a random ginger dude on the rooftop of an apartment building that you only kind of know one resident from. If you’re me, then that random ginger dude will turn out to be a complete psychopath who refuses to leave you alone the rest of the evening, presses your head against a cab window, calls your friends assholes because they’re wearing suits, and tries to pay a stranger to beat up one of the aforementioned amigos.

TL;DR — NYE can go so, so very wrong, particularly if you are a poor judge of character. More »

I Went On The Perfect Date With A Man Who Wasn’t There: On Dating With PTSD

I Went On The Perfect Date With A Man Who Wasn't There: On Dating With PTSD

You know that incalculably uncomfortable feeling of when somebody begins to rub your shoulders who shouldn’t be? If not, good! If so, imagine that feeling occurring whenever anybody tries to touch you in a romantic or sexual way — even people you are attracted to, even people you want to sleep with, even people you have slept with before. Dating with post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t exactly simple, but lately, I have found a way that seems to work better than others for me at this moment: absence.

(And no, I did not go to a movie with a ghost nor am I being Catfish’d. Maybe.) More »

10 Don’ts For Blind Dates: Advice Based On (Unpleasant) Experience

10 Don'ts For Blind Dates: Advice Based On (Unpleasant) Experience

I have been on a lot of first dates in my life, many of which were with people I had not yet met prior. Whether it was with people I had met through the Internet or through friends, I have experienced several instances of a romantic (or, at least, a semi-romantic) situation that went awry because the person lacked blind date etiquette. Much of this can be avoided with normal dating rules, but when it comes to hanging out with someone you’ve never met in-person, or perhaps never even seen an image of, there are specific frustrations that can arise.

Let me tell you about what happened last week… More »

What Dating Was Like In The 1990s

What Dating Was Like In The 1990s

The internet in the 1990s may have been pretty slow, but it certainly spend up modern life. The screeching noise of a dial-up modem trying to make a connection helped drive economic globalization, fashion trends, and the third wave of feminism.

Dating in the 90s was still what we may consider old fashioned — after all, there were still no text messages or mobile phones. But there was the grunge movement, the Backstreet Boys, tapas bars, and riot grrrls. So let’s make a mix tape! Here’s what dating was like in the 1990s… More »

The Pros & (Very Obnoxious) Cons Of Wearing Red Lipstick On A First Date

The Pros & (Very Obnoxious) Cons Of Wearing Red Lipstick On A First Date

Like thousands upon thousands of other people, I have been wearing Ruby Woo by MAC for several years. I have worn it to parties, to school, to work, to interviews, to sets, to the gym (yes, I am one of those people who wears makeup to the gym, and I know — blah blah what’s the point blah blah).

I love wearing red lipstick out, but I have always been somewhat cautious of doing so when out with somebody. You know, romantically. Red lipstick on a first date feels weird. More »

A Co-Dependent’s Guide On How To Go Places Alone

A Co-Dependent's Guide On How To Go Places Alone

I am bad at doing things alone. Like, really bad. I’ve spent about a third of my life in relationships (sad, I know) and therefore have usually had a date to most things. And when I haven’t had a date, I’ve had friends to come with me, but in case you forgot, I moved and have very few friends so this is difficult at the moment. But on the bright side, it’s forcing me to learn how to go places alone, and that is a life skill everyone should develop (although I’m pretty sure everybody else developed it like a decade before me). More »

I Will Not Stand For Criticism Of The Chobani Yogurt Cafe

I Will Not Stand For Criticism Of The Chobani Yogurt Cafe

There are a lot of things that terrify me about living in the modern age. Global warming. The ever present threat of nuclear apocalypse. Government officials thinking that the female uterus can shut down rape presumably by witchcraft or “being sassy”. Toilet snakes.

But one of the things that makes me think “thank God I was born to this age, this most glorious age” is the Chobani Soho Cafe.

Unfortunately, this means there is nothing left but for me to challenge Katie Baker to a duel. More »

Party Favors: Survive The Walk Of Shame

Party Favors: Survive The Walk Of Shame

Wine drinkers unite – Double X

Survive the walk of shameYourTango

Stunning centerpiecesShelterpop

Insecurities and awkward encountersThe Hairpin

Ralph Lauren garden party – Styleite

Inspiring up-dos from Fashion WeekRefinery 29

Outrageous photos of Fashion Week – StyleList

Mossimo Fall look book. – The Budget Babe

London fashion college – TheHighLow

Stylish pregnant celebs – Betty Confidential

J. Mendel: grunge over glam – Birchox