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Without sounding conceited, I just want it to be known that I get hit on almost daily. And usually, it’s by a homeless man, some dude who’s been standing in the same spot in front of the same bodega from 8am to 8pm. But this time, when I looked up in the direction of the shoulder tap, I immediately smiled.
He smiled back. Dimples perfectly set on either cheek, lips the color of my flushed cheeks and a jawline that would make Clark Kent insecure. He was fine. Call me shallow, but between his devastating good looks and his gentle approach, I had to give him the infamous “time of day.”
He asked my name and gave his. “Winston,” he said, perpetuating the smile that laid across his lips from the first moment I turned around at his tap.
“Nice to meet you Winston,” I blushed. Unsure of what to do with myself, I unplugged my earphones and Winston asked if he could continue walking with me. As we walked towards my apartment, he looked over at the bar we were approaching, pointing towards it, he asked, “Want to go have a drink?”
I smiled. And this smile was for all those times I could never get any native New Yorker to ask me out on a first date. I could meet them all day, but making it to a dimly lit ambiance, sharing stories of favorite color, best thing my mom ever taught me and why my last relationship ended was something that was as rare as a reality show that’s real.
As we sat and sipped, the conversation flowed from topic to topic effortlessly. With each giggle or hand lingering on my leg, I made mental notes. I like him. He’s funny. He’s attentive. He’s honest. He is ready to settle down. “I know I want kids and that’s been a breaking point for me and my relationships lately,” Winston revealed. “My last girlfriend told me she wanted kids and a year later, she changed her mind. I couldn’t stay with her.” I was intrigued by Winston’s honesty.
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You’re a busy, stylish woman and your schedule shows no signs of slowing. But, you do like to make time for the occasional after work cocktail or dinner date with a great prospect, or your wonderful boyfriend or husband. So, it’s time to start thinking about those great fall “desk-to-dinner” tips and tricks that can take you effortlessly from office all-star to date night amazing. In general the keys to transitional dressing are to remove layers, and add accessories.
In the beginning of a relationship, you do nice things for your partner to impress her, rather than to make her feel good—that’s just a bonus. You want to show her what the package includes, should she decide to buy it. And so, unfortunately, once you’ve wooed her and won her, it’s easy to get too comfortable and stop making the large and loving gestures you once made. You think, “She knows that I adore her/find her attractive/am happy with her. So I don’t have to show it.” And, while she probably does know, once the effort goes out the window, so can the excitement of a relationship. And once that goes, your girlfriend/wife can start to wonder, “Is there something else out there? Is this what I want my life to be like?” A few simple gestures could keep those thoughts at bay.
There are many reasons to love fall: cool, crisp weather, lovely fall foliage, pumpkin spice lattes, the list goes on and on. Now this change in seasons may be a drag for some, especially those of you who loved to be as naked as possible during the summer months. However, for those of us who won’t miss the skin-baring summer, fall is the return of a more sophisticated swag. Fall fashion marks the return of bangin’ boots, cuddly sweaters and best of all, cute fall jackets. Finding a jacket that is warm enough for the cooler autumn air yet light and stylish can be tricky. Here are some suggestions to help you find the perfect on-trend fall jacket.
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A long-term relationship can be a blessing and a curse, as sex can get a little routine when you’ve been doing it with the same person for a while. Plus if you’re busy with work/school/family/etc, it may become increasingly easy to prioritize sleep or other needs over getting it in with your lover. Don’t get stuck in that rut! Try our list of quick ways to add spice to your bedroom routine and like Drake you can thank us later.
As a self-proclaimed perfume fiend, I think I know a thing or two about what kind of smell goods actually smell good. I think my experiences from stalking the perfume counters at Macy’s and other big name department stores have given me “the nose.” That and the fact that every Mother’s Day my mom has received yet another perfume that I find myself sniffing out helps too. Know that one perfume in a woman’s arsenal is never enough, and collecting scents when you can will help you move from day and night, and work to play smelling and feeling like a whole new person everyday. Here are a few recommendations of some very popular fragrances that you’re sure to fall in love with.
*Note, these perfumes shouldn’t be piled on all in one day, hence the day by day breakdown of appropriate smellies…just in case you were wondering.