Relationships

Five Things You Should NEVER Say to Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend

When it comes to dating etiquette, there are certain things you just never want to say to your girlfriend. Unless you’ve managed to find yourself a unicorn, chances are good that letting particular phrases out of your mouth will land you in very deep, very hot water. See the infographic below to learn five things you should not say to your bae, unless of course you’re trying to push her buttons. So, you’ve done it; you’ve said something that you shouldn’t have, and now your woman is yelling at you, and you’re yelling right on back. Before you worry, don’t. It’s okay. It’s a reality of what seems like the vast majority of relationships that you and your woman will...

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Best & Worst First Date Ideas

If you’ve grown up dreaming of the perfect drive in movie with Danny Zuko or lying in the middle of the road late at night with Allie Hamilton, we have some bad news. First dates aren’t like they are in the movies. Replace the love at first sight googlie eyes and romantic background music with uncontrollable awkwardness and the muffled sounds of swallowed burps, and you’ll get a little bit closer to what a first date in the real world is like. Don’t worry, we’re not saying first dates can’t be amazing outside the realm of fiction. Of course they can! You just need the right person and the perfect first date idea! Deciding what to do on your first...

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Are These Crazy Characters Keeping You From Getting Dates?

For some, dating may seem utterly impossible for the simple reason that they never get asked out. Does this sound familiar? It could be that you’re forgetting something important, like, say, brushing your teeth twice a day or showing off that big, beautiful smile, or it could be more than that. It could be that potential dates are perceiving you as one of those people who nobody wants to ask out. Dating is hard work, we know, but make sure you haven’t turned into any of these crazy characters nobody wants to date. Quick Tips for Evicting Those Crazy Characters Smell You Later, Bad Breath Bob Really, unless you’re a 10-year-old boy, your mom shouldn’t have to tell you to...

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What to Do If You Think You’re Being Catfished

Our dating advice team has written a great guide to recognizing dating site scammers. There is another kind of scam that you’ll want to watch out for when you enter into the world of online dating: catfishing. What Is Catfishing? “Catfishing” is a term that means enticing someone into a relationship online using a false persona. It comes from the title of the 2010 movie about a filmmaker who falls in love with a girl online, only to discover she’s not who she says that she is. It was later made into a television series for MTV that helped people in online relationships track down their love interests to see if they are who they say they are in real...

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How Long Should You Keep the Relationship Online?

When you first enter into the world of online dating, it can feel awkward communicating with people you’ve never met in real life. Pretty soon, though, it becomes second nature. You might even find that you prefer online dating to meeting people in real life because of the safety of having a literal screen between you and this person you are getting to know. Eventually, though, you’ll want to take it offline and meet in real life. So when is the right time? The right time to meet in real life is when you both feel comfortable with it. Some couples might be ready to meet the day after they connect online, while others might takes months to work up...

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