All Articles Tagged "bad dates"

5 Ways To Stop Tying Your Self-Esteem To Your Relationships

June 8th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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By Elizabeth StoneFor Your Tango

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.

How To Stop Attracting The Wrong Men

November 20th, 2013 - By Ashley Page
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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.

Don’t Shoot The Messenger: Reasons Men Probably Don’t Want to Date You

October 22nd, 2013 - By Ashley Page
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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.

When Dating Gets Awkward! How To Get Out Of These 9 Sticky Situations

August 28th, 2013 - By Dee Rene
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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?

True Life: My Best…Or Worst Valentine’s Day Was…

February 14th, 2013 - By MN Editor
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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?!”

Should Have Gone Solo: Uncomfortable Places To Take Your Man

October 26th, 2012 - By Julia Austin
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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.

10 Dating Habits Women Can’t Stand

April 30th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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There are some things women just can’t stand when it comes to dating, but too many men do anyway. Here are 10 of the least appealing bad habits of love:

1. When you compare them with your ex.

2. A guy who they like who flirts with everyone.

3. When you put them last, and they put you first.

4. Waiting for a phone call or text back.

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First Dates From Hell

August 26th, 2011 - By madamenoire
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Think you have bad luck when it comes dating? Well after you read these stories, you might be inclined to thank your lucky stars that you haven’t been on some of these dates.

Your visited First Date Hell and picked some of their favorite responses to the simple question, “What’s been your worst first date?” Wonder what people have been through, here’s one particularly interesting story.

@JipJipperson went to hers. Saw a ‘shrine’ to her exes. She asked to lick my eyeball. Said it’d turn me on. She did. It didn’t. I left.

You can read more of these crazy stories over at Your

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Five First Date Red Flags

March 23rd, 2011 - By Erica R. Williams
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Dating these days can be as awkward as watching a Rihanna concert with overly conservative parents as she gyrates around the stage. Sitting across from someone as you attempt to become acquainted on the first date can become a daunting task. While people’s ideas about dating vary, most would agree on two of its’ sole purposes: to develop a new committed relationship or to obtain a friendship with ‘benefits’. Whatever your preference may be, it can still be awkward meeting someone for the first time as you attempt to muster up your best first impression in hopes that your date does the same.

If you’re lucky, the first date may lead to a second date and then who knows from there; but be mindful of these five first date red flag that should automatically rule him out for date number two.