Category: First Dates

Three Tips That Will Keep Your First Dates From Being Boring

More often than not, when my friends and clients give a recap of their first dates, the first thing they say as to why it was bad one is because the person was “boring”. They were self absorbed. They didn’t ask me any questions. They didn’t hold my attention. They, they, they. Whose fault is it when... Read more »

Proof That Hiking Can Be The Perfect First Date

I spend a lot of time writing (and talking) about how to set a goal, create a plan and tell a story to get a first date. I also talk about ROI (Return On Investment) when it comes to the time, money and energy you spend on dating. That’s when Duncan, the founder of Go... Read more »

Celebrate Your Birthday At the Chicago Cubs Game to Get a Date

America’s birthday is always a fun day to get out and meet people who are taking a moment to celebrate all that we have and all that is possible. You can make your birthday special too. In addition to all of the free things you could acquire popping around to chain restaurants … free Grand Slam at... Read more »
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Be Repulsive So You Can Attract Your Ideal Dating Avatar

Every week we watch The Bachelorette, and every week we are repulsed by someone on the show, this season it’s Jordan, the Male Model. Every time he opens his mouth, we cringe. The guys on the show aren’t shy about sharing their feelings about his ridiculousness. But while most of America is all rolling their eyes,... Read more »

Create Your Dating Roadmap So You Never Feel Lost

If you don’t know where you’re going, you will never get there. I’ve heard this a million times, but it sparked something today when I heard David Bach make this comment on Marie Forleo’s podcast. I was thinking about how horrible I am at directions. Driving … I get lost. A lot. Cooking … I throw... Read more »

How Many Cartwheels Are Too Many for a First Date?

One. It turns out that it’s just one. And it wasn’t even my date. Over the last ten days, it’s been raining men for one of my best friends who has gone on three first dates over that time, and was talking with a fourth guy. Two of these guys even got second dates, and... Read more »
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The Power of a Jets Jersey to Get a First Date

I’ve been chasing boys most of my life, and because of that, I’ve had some pretty amazing relationships, so I couldn’t disagree with this quote more, which I hear some variation of of it quite often.   Many of my friends and readers won’t initiate a conversation with someone in person, and some also refuse... Read more »

Just Another Tinder Tuesday: Meeting Up With Out-of-Towners

“Hi there” That’s all this guy wrote when we matched on Tinder on Monday night, but it’s better than the guys who just sit in your queue and wait for you. It doesn’t give me much to go on, but I’m used to getting conversations started out of nothing as many say that I could “talk... Read more »

Speeding Up The Tinder Process Might Not Kill You

What? There are weird guys on Tinder? People ask me how I’ve managed to avoid meeting up with a bunch of weird guys on Tinder and it’s all about weeding them out when you’re messaging. You don’t have to spend weeks doing this if you ask questions that reveal if they are awkward, inappropriate, forward, sleezy,... Read more »
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Dudes Think They're Funny, But They Can Actually Prove It On Halloween

Halloween is a holiday that helps me find a funny guy. Most people say they want someone with a sense of humor, and those same people also think they are funny.  But Halloween is the time when everyone has the chance to show it just through what they wear that night. When I was brainstorming... Read more »