Posts in category "couples"

Gentleman's Week on AAB: How to Talk To Ladies

Gentleman's Week on AAB: How to Talk To Ladies
Yesterday we talked all about great ways to meet your new girlfriend (or hook-up), and today, let’s break down what to do when you actually spot the potential girl of your dreams. 1. Don’t Act That’s not to say don’t go for it, but it is to say don’t put on a show. This is... Read more »

For the Gentlemen: Six Ways to Meet Your Next Girlfriend

For the Gentlemen: Six Ways to Meet Your Next Girlfriend
That’s right, friends, it’s Gentleman’s Week on AAB,  and the focus is all about letting guys know what the girls want…and today, where we’re hanging out. (Don’t worry, although style week was cut short last week, I’ll make it up to you soon, I promise!) After getting requests from the guy followers of Always a... Read more »

When to Not Speed Date

When to Not Speed Date
My friends, have you ever gone speed dating? My only experience has been through movies and TV shows (like SATC and the 40-Year-Old Virgin!), but I actually think it could be silly if you went with a girlfriend and kept your expectations in check. My friend Shannon, of the singles bowling league and online dating story fame, is... Read more »
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if this invitation were a person, i would marry it: viewmaster wedding invites

Bold statement for a gal who has seen a bajillion and one invites that take her breath away. But as a child of the 80′s and someone who is obsessed with pictures, these invites are straight up my alley. Soon-to-be couples can now either purchase these radical  invites from Etsy or attempt the do-it-yourself version found on... Read more »

archaic question: should girls ask guys out (would you?)

archaic question: should girls ask guys out (would you?)
Tonight my roommate (who is an attractive, smart, funny chick–i.e., a catch) updated me on this guy she’s been crushing on for weeks who is on her volleyball team. Since tonight was the last game he was at, she was finally going to get up the courage to ask him out. After practicing in her... Read more »

surprise weddings

In my experience of writing this blog, I’ve come across an incredibly wide range of approaches to weddings–from extravagant affairs to small courthouse nuptials–but one type of wedding story that always makes me a little weepy is that of the surprise wedding. Not a surprise as in “Remember that guy from the bar we ran into... Read more »
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perfect gift for newly engaged friends: wedding planner in a boxls

perfect gift for newly engaged friends: wedding planner in a boxls
My dear friend Bella just got engaged, and the event just happened to fall on the date of her 30th birthday. And this weekend, while I was browsing a gift shop in Madison (and subsequently delaying my exit into the 99-degree heat), I stumbled upon this gem of an engagement gift–The Knot’s Wedding Planner in... Read more »

guest post series: navigating the dating world

Happy Thursday, AAB readers! I am so excited to introduce my new series of guest posts that give a peek into the world of dating from of the sharpest, funniest people I know. Today’s story is from Shannon, one of my greatest friends from Summer Camp, and it’s the first of a many where she... Read more »

always a bridesmaid is back...and in transition

Hello again, friends! For some reason, every year around this time, I seem to take about a month hiatus from my beloved AAB, usually because I am away at the summer camp I volunteer at, and also because the weather gets warmer, my attention span gets shorter, and wedding season kicks into full gear. Last... Read more »
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get almost all your wedding planning done with one click

  When it comes to getting married, there’s the engagement, there’s the big day, and then there’s all of that time–sometimes loads of it, sometimes not enough–in between, in which what seems like a lifetime of things can happen. While some brides relish the hours spent confirming every little detail–from the color and type of flowers on... Read more »