As the chilly temperatures move in and the days grow shorter, one can feel the approach of Halloween in the air! Candy corn has been on the shelves for some time now and you’re starting to get invites or make plans for the festivities. Whether you’re going out with a group of platonic friends, or headed out the door with some treats of your own in mind, consider these important bits of advice!
- Consider your costume – It almost seems to be Halloween tradition (or even cliché at this point) for girls to break out costumes found any other time of the year confined to the bedroom. Remember though, it may be Halloween but don’t dress for that sort of attention unless you want it, and be mindful of the weather! Most October 31st evenings tend to be chilly at best and too much skin on display can lead you to being uncomfortable all night. As for men, if you’re single and hitting a party leave the ‘bro comedy’ out of your costume choice. Go for something classically spooky or even a little geeky before you choose the giant beer can outfit…
- Keep makeup to a minimum (both sexes!) - If you think you might just meet a romantic match on All Hallow’s Eve, keep your costume makeup to a minimum. Physical attraction is the first step forward and hiding your face under layers of festive makeup may look great for your costume, but hinder your chances with the opposite sex. Opt for light coverage or a mask/easy prosthetics – something that can be removed easily if things are going well.
- Mind your consumption of devilish brews – Always a good idea if you think you might meet someone, but equally important even if you’re just out for a night on the town with friends. Costumes can prove to be an obstacle even for a sober person. Over consumption may lead to an (even more than usually) amount of stumbling, tripping, falling and/or general outfit destruction and accidents.
- Use technology to spruce up a party – Want to add life to your party with the possibility of some amorous connections? Try having your party members download an online location-based dating app like Glober and see who they get match up with at the party!
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Turn the clock back twenty years and if you were a boy who was into video games, your chances in the world of dating were pretty minimal. One could say that along with an interest in science, video games helped to define the image of nerds that has been immortalized in films and jokes for several decades now. Perhaps an ironic “revenge of the nerds” has finally occurred – the Wall Street Journal reported last month that women now make up HALF of all gamers.
Over the years women have been increasingly represented in not only video games, but the gamer community – and in a more relevant role than the sex icon dreamed up by ostracized nerds. Girls actually play the games, and are good at them. When one pairs this rising female gaming trend with the growing move in online dating, it may just create the perfect storm for male gamers around the globe! Dating networks have already sprung up designed to match gaming girls and boys up for romance, but isn’t the nature of online gaming itself already the perfect dating site?
By the very nature that two people are not only playing online games, but are even playing the SAME online game is a pretty good indicator that the two have some things in common. With voice chat, and even video chat now capabilities supplied by next-gen gaming consoles, you have the opportunity to see and interact with potential partners in a real-time environment. An added bonus? through online gaming you get to see how you and another match up doing team work, how the two of you handle pressure, and if you have each others backs! The only potential draw back might be geographical limitations for any physical connection… If the will is there though, the perfect match will most certainly find a way! Or, check out a device like Glober to find singles with similar interests locally and arrange to meet up for an online gaming match from the comfort and safety of your home! If the trends keep moving in their current direction, couples of the future may have more fights over the gaming controller than the TV remote!
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Scouring the internet and social circles for girl’s pet peeves and preferences when it comes to first dates, we’ve compiled a great list of tips for men when date night rolls around. Whether you met your date via an online dating site, at the dog park, or through a mutual connection, these tips are timeless, classic, and yet sometimes so hard for people to remember through all the nerves that go with first dates.
Tips For Taking A Girl Out
• Make your intentions clear! There is nothing worse than spending a whole evening wondering if you’ve been asked out as a romantic prospect, or as a platonic buddy. Most mature modern day interactions do not discourage boy/girl platonic friendships. When you ask a girl out with romantic intentions, do not ask her if she wants to “hang” – be clear that it’s a date if it’s a date. This won’t make it awkward if one of you moves in for a kiss at the end of the evening only to find the other in shock by the prospect!
• It may sound cliché, but compliment her. Especially important if you’ve never physically met before. If this is your first actual encounter, she’s likely to be all nerves about her appearance. Do your best to put her at ease, but also don’t lie. If you’re working off a profile picture and can’t even recognize her when you meet, try to put aside the obvious trust issues for a moment and put her at ease. Try to find something specific you genuinely do like about her aesthetically, and say so. If you spend a bit of time talking to her, you might find more of a similarity…
• Be conscious of where you take her! If she leaves the ball in your court as far as where to go on a first date, know that this choice of yours is going to be scrutinized in the highest detail! Too much pressure? Ask her if she has any preferences! Especially when it comes to food – is she allergic to shellfish? does she hate Italian food? is she a vegan? A simple, “Is there anything I should know about your food choices?” could save the both of you a lot of embarrassment! Where ever you decide to take her will give her clues both about who you are, and who you think she is.
• Self-depreciating chatter is just as bad as overt bragging. You’re on a date to learn about each other so telling a girl what a looser you are will only make you look like… a looser. It’s just as annoying as the guy who does nothing but brag about his job, car, how far he can run or how much beer he can drink. Your best bet? Stick to positive things about yourself and keep it vague unless asked for more details. Instead of “I run 15 miles every day and slam protein shakes”, how about “I’m into running; it makes me feel great and keeps me motivated”. If she’s interested, she’ll ask for more details, if not, leave them out.
• Keep your experiences with others to a minimum. We don’t just mean girls either. Girls want to learn about you – your likes, dislikes, etc. If they like you, they’ll have plenty of time for you to share your life experiences. One or two relevant stories are okay, but most girls aren’t on a date to hear you retell your college years…
• Being rude. To anybody. Even if they deserve it. Most girls don’t see a man put his foot down with a waiter or that guy who accidentally bumped into them in the street as a sign of power and strength. It makes you look like a bad person. An understanding and compassionate response to most situations will get you far more respect than a macho one. Unless, of course, you or your girl are being genuinely threatened. Someone bumps into your date on the street? Instead of chasing them down and demanding an apology just make sure your date is okay and let it go…
Have you got more peeves or tips to apply to first date etiquette? Share them with us!
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Dating may be an ancient practice by humanity, but that doesn’t mean that in the 21st century there is anything less to talk about! As dating has evolved from common matchmaking, to arranged marriages, free choice, and (ironically) back around to virtual matchmaking, forthcoming advice has been endless. What, however, are some timeless words of wisdom that remain true regardless of the century, decade or dating medium?
- Be polite – Perhaps the number one rule with the most to be said about it… This applies to interactions pre-date, during a date, and post-date. If you are asked out and have no interest in the party making the request, be polite about saying no. Keep your manners about you during a date and if the two of you didn’t “click”, feel free to decline a second date, but in a respectful manner. Thank them for the time they dedicated to you and be honest about how you feel. Kindness is the best tool in your kit – especially in a world where people can rate their interactions with you via apps like Lulu and others…
- Do your homework – In former centuries and even just decades ago, a girl or guy would rely on the reputation of a person’s family and word of mouth from the community previous to considering a potential match. In 2014, while those are still valid – a curve ball has been thrown, in that now there is so much information accessible online on just about anyone. Problem being, is it true or not? Online profiles give many people the opportunity to pretend to be someone their not… on the other hand it also leaves people at the mercy of online trolls too, who can deface someone’s reputation almost without cause. Either way, it’s still important to try to know as much as you can about your date beforehand.
- Keep it light, keep it public – Modern dating is no longer held to Victorian standards of chaperons and constant observation – but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t a need for it, though maybe for different reasons. When first meeting, plan on something relatively short, where the focus is on each other and not something else (like a movie), and keep it public. Safety can be found in numbers and until you get to know your match a little better, it’s best to keep others around!
- Like and love people for who they are, not who they could be – Don’t marry someone based off ‘potential’ you think you can bring out in them. While people are likely to grow and change together – changing shouldn’t be on the table from the start. Make sure you can accept them as they are before you commit, and remember that as the years go by….
Again, the key factors to a long and happy relationship are honesty, sincerity and respect. Don’t put these labels on a partner prematurely and always expect them before you commit. First and foremost in it all though, is the importance of treating everyone with dignity – whether they are the right match for you or not.
To quote the famous Morrissey:
…I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does…
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While online and mobile dating may be convenient for some, that certainly doesn’t make it any easier… Virtual dating comes with its own set of challenges.
For one, expecting a version of yourself in the opposite gender, or getting upset when you’ve been matched with people outside your usual breadth of dating material are two of the biggest obstacles that online daters set for themselves. They have high expectations that these algorithms are going to find their clone – and maybe that’s their problem with dating in general. They have a ‘type’ and don’t ever date outside of that. Instead of branching out after multiple failed relationships composed of the same “type”, they just keep following their broken formula of loneliness. One of the biggest challenges of online dating is overcoming the obstacles you set yourself up for in the physical dating world. Most quality dating sites will match you with people based on psychology a little bit deeper than if you both like Italian food and comedy movies. Resist your knee jerk impulse to reject and stick to your type!
Maybe you’ve opened your mind up now and are a little more willing to give that girl who’s not all that outdoorsy a try? How can you be sure her profile is genuine? You can’t. Another one of the major challenges of online dating is that the anonymity with online identity seems to lull people into thinking it’s okay to lie about who they are. On average, 60% of online daters have lied about their weight in their profile. 48% lie about their height and 19% lie about age. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about that except keep your fingers crossed and hope that if things progress to the point of meeting, that their ‘truth stretching’ isn’t obvious. You can, however, keep an eye out for red flags in a dating profile!
Spam, scams, and shenanigans. Online dating is a target for such activity, largely because bad people are looking to capitalize on your loneliness to make some money. Don’t forget to be on the look out for fembots. Most people with much experience on the internet can spot a scam or bot a thousand clicks away, but they are ever evolving like a virus so keep your guard up. If your online match seems to dodge meeting up after a reasonable amount of online chatter (meeting is the point right?), then be leery. Furthermore, (and we shouldn’t have to tell you this) never send money or personal information to someone you meet on the internet!
Have you experienced a set of challenges or online dating peeves you’d like to share with us? Tell us all about it in the comment section, and don’t forget to download Glober – a great way to introduce yourself into the global dating world!
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Next week marks the Autumn Equinox and Fall will be upon us! As Starbucks gets ready to roll out their pumpkin spice lattes, cardigans and light sweaters make an appearance in closets again, and the air takes on a hint of nostalgia, it’s time to amend your dating routine yet again! Whether you’ve cultivated a relationship all year or are heading out on a first date, we’ve got a great list of some fun things to do to take full advantage of the new season!
Dating in the Fall
Leaf looking isn’t just a past time for those past retirement age! People of all ages can’t deny the beauty that takes hold of the countryside as the temperatures dip cooler. Whether it’s taking a drive in the country, planning a picnic, canoe trip or hike, make it a point to do something outdoors with your partner!
Find a Fall Festival! Many communities are gearing up for their established fall or harvest festivals between September and October. Find one near you and enjoy the festivities! Hay rides, corn mazes, you name it!
Go apple picking. Fall is also apple season and orchards all over the country often host u-pick tours. Not only do you get to spend a beautiful day outside, but you can take the apples home later and bake a pie together, or drop them off at a local charity! Baking not your idea of fun? See if your orchard sells fresh apple cider or apple cider donuts, yum!
Practice your pumpkin carving just in time for Halloween! Afterwards, roast the seeds for a healthy snack!
Campfires finally feel good again with the cooler weather, break out the s’mores and ghost stories and sleeping bags!
Shop for Halloween costumes together! An evening of playing dress up can lead to so much more…
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Is being single draining your bank account? In a survey from 2011, Glamour Magazine determined that being single cost approximately $1500 – $2100 per year depending on your gender. Considering the continued rising cost of living across the nation, one could assume it’s notably higher now five years later.
Women largely spend their dating budget on manicures and pedicures, haircuts, waxing, tanning, outfits and transportation. Men who may save some on the grooming cost, still pick up the tab more often than not. Other costs for them include transportation as well as flowers/chocolate type items. Now, each gender can add the cost of their online dating profiles to that budget too. While you may be tempted to go with a free or cheap dating site, studies have shown that the attention and quality of time given to potential matches is greater with the higher cost dating sites. So, if you’re looking for someone to pass the time with, by all means save money. If you’re looking for something long-term though, spend the extra money!
The average cost of an online dating profile, based on the four leading sites, is $35/month. It might seem a little steep when one considers that some months you probably get more enjoyment out of your Netflix account for a much cheaper rate. At the same time though, online dating does provide you with the opportunity to do a little more screening of your potential matches before you commit to a new outfit and/or the cost of a night out on the town. What was the alternative before online dating for many young singles? Going out to a local club or bar? Consider how much you might have spent before online dating just going out looking for someone to go on a date with? Suddenly a $35/month price tag doesn’t look to steep. Are you going to go out to clubs and bars anyways because that’s what you like to do with your friends? Loose the dating fees and download a location-based dating app like Glober. Glober is a free dating app that matches you up with locals with similar interests! It’s a great (FREE) app to use when you’re out and about to find potential matches!
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The great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy once said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” The meaning is pretty clear, and just as relevant to the dating scene as it is to the rest of life. Too often singles complain about the lack of decent date options out there and yet are quick to pick apart those that come along. It’s a brutal scene to be in. Maybe one of the best things you can do to increase your chances at finding a relationship would be to turn that critical eye inward for bit and consider if you would want to date you?
First things first, figure out what you are looking for in a long term partner. Some of the top traits that men cite being important in a long term partner are: ambition, intelligence, attractiveness and health, being dependable and emotionally stable. Traits women look for in men to date are intelligence, humor, attentiveness, class and romance. Once you know what you want in a partner, ask yourself if you reflect all those things too. People who put an emphasis on fitness, aren’t likely going to be interested in someone who loafs around and is carrying some extra weight. So putting fitness on the list of traits you’re looking for means you need possess this trait too! If you don’t want a partner who flies of the handle over small things, then don’t be that type of person to someone else.
Find your flaws and start working to improve them! And remember, while your out there looking for the perfect match, to look with an empathetic eye, because you just might look passed “the one”, not realizing that they are working to improve too!
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Clarifying uncertainty in relationships is one of the biggest trials of the dating world. Are they as in to you as you are them? Are they interested in something long-term or just playing the field? To help you clarify your partners intentions a little bit better, check out these common signs that their into you for the long-term.
- They have met all your family that are important to you – and added the rest on Facebook
- Trust has been established. Neither party feels the need to question where the other is/was nor snoop through phone messages or emails… Equally though, respect has been established and they will always communicate with you if they are going to be late, or going out somewhere so you aren’t worried.
- They inconvenience themselves to make you happy. It’s a true sign of caring when someone steps outside of their comfort zone or makes a personal sacrifice (even small ones) to ensure that you are happy and taken care of. It’s not something people who aren’t’ serious are likely to do.
- If they include you in decisions. Again, actions like this show they are interested in your happiness, in addition to theirs!
- They show fear of hurting you. Someone who cares about the long-term future of a relationship cares about whether or not they hurt you. They show fear of doing anything to lose your trust, respect, or affections.
- They talk about your future together, and care what you have to say about it.
- They are willing to swallow their pride and show their weaknesses. Equally, once you have done so with them, they are careful never to use those against you or make you feel vulnerable.
- It should go without saying, but frequent touching, doting and attention are all great signs!
The key to longevity is when these signs not only appear, but continue over an extended period of time. It’s obvious that in the beginning of a relationship someones focus is likely to be only on you, this doesn’t mean it’s time for wedding bells though! Make sure that after the initial relationship butterflies, those feels and affections are still to be found!
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When it comes to the world of dating, it’s good to know what you want, but in this day and age, it also seems habitual to want too much – more than any one human being can be reasonably expected to have. In general, most people tend to think women are pickier daters than men. One could probably trace this back to some evolutionary biology about how women likely have more to lose in the long run, but we’ll leave that to the psychology bloggers! Instead, check out the signs below that maybe you’re a bit on the picky side and consider loosening up your expectations in the future! You might be surprised when Mr. or Mrs. Right makes your list of “musts” disappear!
5 Signs Your Expectations Are Too High
1) You turn down more than half of the dates you’re asked out on for trivial reasons – or you can’t ever find someone worth asking out.
2) You don’t even measure up to a quarter of the traits on your “must” list. Don’t expect others to be the whole package if you’re not either!
3) You’re considering breaking up with or turning down a second date because of his or her text lingo (emoji’s, abbreviations, etc), laugh, accent, or other trivial attribute
4) You’re more concerned with your dates financial or social standing to actually get to know them as a person instead of an asset
5) You refuse a date based on their name
6) His or her favorite band, movie, or book is lame to you. Dating people with different tastes can help to liven things up!
7) You don’t like what they do for a living. Think an accountant sounds boring? Plumber to “blue-collar”? Waitress to “unprofessional”? Get to know them before you judge their occupation – you don’t know where they came from or where they are going until you get to know them.
8) You aren’t willing to alter from “the list” or make any exceptions
9) You haven’t ever had a long-term relationship.
10) You get bored quickly. Remember if a date has turned into a relationship, your partner is not there to entertain you. Things will likely not be as exciting as the ‘dating stage’, but there are better stages that come with time. Don’t throw something good away because your partner doesn’t keep you entertained all the time, they’re not a clown!
Remember that just because you say yes to a second or third date, doesn’t mean you’re committing to a relationship or anything long-term. If there’s any sort of connection, try seeing it through despite the minor flaws. As you spend more time together, those flaws may fade while the attributes grow!
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In this day in age where for a lot of people work commutes are long, travel is often necessary, and a growing number of singles are turning to mobile apps or websites to find their match, there are likely more long distance relationships than ever before. Lucky for most, all the modern-day forms of communication make it so much easier to connect across that distance. There still remains the trouble though of how to keep your long distance relationship fresh with your limited resources for fun? Try these tips below to mix things up!
- Reach out with old-fashioned communication by sending a letter. The main thing missing in a long distance relationship is a physical connection. Being able to feel something in your hand associated with your partner and an envelope that carries their scent can do a lot to re-affirm a connection.
- Go one step further with a care package! A simple, out-of-the-blue, for no good reason care package says volumes along the lines of “thinking of you” send some cookies/chocolates, gift card for coffee or a massage, and a mixed cd. Or, send a ‘date package’ with a copy of a movie, bottle of wine and some flowers with plans to meet up on Skype of Facetime on a Saturday night to watch a movie together.
- Plan time together. Depending on your distance, find a cute little halfway spot where you can get together at a bed & breakfast or little cabin for the weekend. Make it a point to meet up on the weekends at least once every three months.
- Schedule regular times to catch up on the more mundane parts of life. Sharing the everyday aspects of our lives are one things that help couples to bond. It’s not the most exciting, but it does help to establish a long-term connection. If you can, try to schedule a chat session everyday at dinner time to talk about how your days went and other daily musings that couples share.
Are you in a long distance relationship? What do you and your partner do to keep from loosing interest?
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