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Do your friends say you need to tighten up your filter? When you tell your friends about your dates, do they have looks of horror on their face? Do your friends desperately insist on just “taking a peek” at your online dating profiles to “make sure” they’re all they could be? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you probably don’t have a very good filter when it comes to dating. You mean well. You want to give people the benefit of the doubt. You don’t want to be too “Judgy” so when a guy says or does something that seems weird, you come up with a dozen explanations for him. You probably have friends who are too picky—their filters are too strong—who always end up alone, so as a reaction, you’re saying yes to all dates. But in dating, it’s all about balance. Just because you’re okay with admitting, “This person seems off…” doesn’t mean you’re picky. Here are signs you have no filter when it comes to dating.
When you were in college and your early twenties, you didn’t mind if all you got out of a date was a good laugh at how bad the date was. You had plenty of years and plenty of dates ahead of you. In fact, part of the reason you were even going on dates was for the hilarious stories and awkward encounters.
You also didn’t require as much sleep back then; you didn’t have as many digestive problems (it’s okay: it happens to us all), and you definitely didn’t have very high standards for men. But, you’re a little more distinguished now. You can’t waste your time dating just for the sake of the story. You hope something actually comes out of this, so you can’t waste your time on terrible date ideas. Here are eight types of dates you don’t want to go on after a certain age.
A “couples” activity sounds so romantic, doesn’t it? How couldn’t it be? It’s an activity catered to those in love! Well, actually, some activities are just best done solo; otherwise things get weird.
No matter how positive or cheery you are, there comes a point where you just can’t take one more bad date. And when you reach that breaking point, you can be driven to do some really weird things. Here are hilarious things many of us have done after a bad date.
Feel like your relationships are a rollercoaster? Here’s how to step off.
I’m all too aware that dating can feel like a grinding, painful roller coaster to nowhere. If you’ve hit your head against the wall as many times as I have, you know how frustrating, depressing, and downright disheartening it can be. Meeting someone new, going on a few great dates, getting excited, having one/both of you sort of stop calling and then repeating the process over and over is enough to make you want to give up for good.
The ups and downs in this cycle can make you feel unbalanced and nearly give you whiplash. While it can be fun to go on a bunch of dates with different people, it can also make you feel like you’re floating alone on your own little island of solitude.
For happily married people, the trials of meeting a mate are ancient history that they often completely gloss over. So they often parrot off clichés like “you’ll meet the right one when you most expect it” and “you’ll find him when you aren’t looking.” When you’re on this emotional roller coaster, these well meaning statements are enough to make you want to punch someone in the face.
How exactly do you even meet anyone if you aren’t looking? Does someone accidentally fall on you in the grocery store? In the two-and-a-half hours I leave the house each week, is he going to trip on me at Starbucks while I’m nervously palming my skinny hazelnut latte and completely avoiding eye contact? Will I lock eyes with him at the library while I’m researching just how exactly relationships actually work? “Oh, hello beautiful. I see you’re clutching every book on love ever written. I find that super intriguing. Want to go get a drink?” Said no one ever.
After a while, it’s easy to feel like starting your collection of cats and totally giving up on the idea of ever meeting the right person.
Do you secretly feel you’re no one until someone loves you? Visit Your Tango to see how Elizabeth Stone says to check your ego and understand a bad date is sometimes just a bad date, not a reflection of who you really are.
When you’re part of the dating scene, it’s not uncommon for you to come across a guy or two who, at first, you thought were good matches, but in the end you found that these men weren’t good for you at all. This is plenty normal, but things can become frustrating when you find you’re doing nothing but attracting the wrong guys over and over again. Thankfully you can turn this around! Here are 14 tips that will help you to stop attracting the wrong men.
Though this may be hard to hear, there are some habits us women have that can easily, yet unknowingly, draw men away from us. If you’ve been trying to figure out why you’ve been single for so long, this list may help you narrow down some possibilities. Here are 14 reasons men don’t want to date you, and when you do date a man, things don’t last long nor do they go very far.
Remember that time you thought it was a date but it wasn’t? Or how about avoiding that good night kiss you didn’t want to have? Or that Saturday night all of your ex boyfriends and new love interests were doing the wobble together? Yeaaaaa. Dating is fun, exciting, and even an occasional headache. But how do you handle it when dating gets…awkward?
HonesTEE: My ex gave me a single rose out of a bouquet that he gave to a girl i went to school with #TrueLife. When I asked her why she only had 11 roses and where she got them from… we put two and two together that day.
Lisa: Getting nothing, not even a “Happy Valentines Day Hunny”…Nothing and then he wants to say, “Oh, you know I love you”, “Hey! Why are you mad?!”
You can’t shack up with movies, takeout and condoms forever. Eventually, life will call. And you’ll want to bring your man with you. But be prepared for these events which are just landmines of awkward encounters.