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
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
Like impotence, crying during sex happens to everyone. Maybe? More
Who doesn’t want to rock ugly shoes on a first date? More
What’s cookin’, good lookin’? More
“Upon sitting at our table, and unimpressed with our waiter, he whispered, ‘Watch – I’m going to Stockholm Syndrome him.’ And he did.” More
Steins of beer for all! More
Let’s be honest, no matter what that number is, I’m going to be judged so early on in the game. I’ll either be the virgin or the whore — sadly, women rarely find themselves in any other category when it comes to their “number.” For now, my number is mine and I’m not handing it over to anyone. More
The pros and cons that come with shaving before a first date are pretty much the same. More
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! More
The rhythm method is more than just a punchline? -DoubleX
Decoding first date compliments. -The Hairpin
Maybe don’t do couples Halloween costumes? Ever? -YourTango
There is a use beyond making coffee for coffee filters. -StyleList Home
Susie Bubble on how to be stylish while living out of a suitcase. -Styleite
Cords and Oxfords: fashion lessons from your professor. -Refinery29
The 10 best moments of fashion month. -Fashionista
Everything Beyonce wore in that “Countdown” video. – The Frisky
Mary Janes for Fall. -Betty Confidential
Lady Gaga dressed like a normal person at iheartradio music festival. – College Candy
The Kardashians are in favor of pairing black and brown. -The Budget Babe
Unexpected style evolution: Susan Sarandon. -StyleList
Cities are fighting over Fashion Week schedules. It’s getting ugly. -The High Low
Dry brushing sounds like some kind of crazy miracle. -Birchbox
Scientists will never figure out if wine is good for you. -YouBeauty
I don’t know how to date. This has come to my attention in recent weeks, months, or more specifically, the last 15 years or so. More
A lot of people can tell you what to wear to the zombie apocalypse. But only we can tell you what to wear to the zombie apocalypse for maximum romance potential.
P.S. Probably not SJP’s dress from this 2008 Vogue spread. But that dress is so perfect if your first date plans include “man groping me atop the Empire State in front of a bunch of tourists who do not speak English, but will be frantically gesturing and pointing” that I just had to include it.
P.P.S. God, I hope those are not your first date plans.
P.P.P.S. Or maybe that’s a great idea! I don’t even know! More
There are a lot of things I regret about last week. But mostly I regret the huge mind blip that made me forgot my favorite awkward dating story when Jennifer was out polling for bad date tales. Though at this point, cakes and babies is so much more than a dating story. More