Beat the First Date Blues: Quirky & Fun Date Ideas

Have you ever been on a really terrible first date? The kind where you plan on dinner and a movie, and you’re only half an hour into the dinner when you realize you’re staring at your date in frozen silence and trying to think of ways you can pretend your phone is ringing with an emergency that requires you to leave right now? If you’ve been dating for a while, you’ve probably been there. Some of it is down to chemistry, but it’s possible to have fun on a first date even if you wind up discovering that you’re not interested in a second date. Dinner and a movie is the worst possible setup. During the movie half of the date, you can’t talk, and during the dinner half, you don’t have anything else to do but talk. Here’s a handful of offbeat first date ideas to get you started

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What She’s Thinking When You Introduce Her to Your Parents

Allowing a woman to meet your parents for the first time can be a very exciting moment for her. Sometimes you may not know what is going on inside of her head when you tell her that you want her to meet your parents. Not all women view meeting a man’s parents as a big deal like the movies makes it seem. There are several different things she may think when she learns about the upcoming meeting of her and your parents. Before you start assuming that she will understand what meeting your parents means to you, take a moment to learn about what she’s thinking when it comes to meeting your parents. You’re Moving Too Fast Believe it or not, some women may think that you’re moving too fast when you tell them that you are going to introduce them to your parents. If you bring up wanting her

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What to Do When She’s Concerned About Her Weight Gain

There are numerous television shows, movies, and books that bring up the theme of a woman being worried about her weight gain. While gaining weight as we age is pretty natural, some women take it pretty hard when they can no longer fit into the clothes that they wore three or four years ago. Instead of ignoring your lady’s concerns when she’s worried about her weight gain, listen to what she says. And most importantly, support her. Let Her Know that She’s Beautiful No Matter How Much She Weighs The best thing you could ever do when your lady is concerned about her weight gain is to let her know that you think she’s flawless no matter how much weight she gains. Some men believe that if you tell a woman this, it will give her a reason to stop caring about how she looks, but this definitely isn’t the

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Tips for Getting along with Your Partner’s Ridiculous Family

When you marry someone, you soon realize that you didn’t just marry a single person that happens to be the love of your life. You marry their entire family. This is especially true if you’re marrying someone Hispanic or Asian, as the idea of community is likely to be more entrenched in their family. Even if they are not so family-oriented, you still find yourself having to deal with potential family drama on your spouse’s side, as now you are part of the family. There are also day-to-day interactions to consider if you are living with your in-laws. Many family comedies have in-laws at war with each other for humor’s sake, but in real life, having in-laws that are out for your blood gets tiring real quick and makes life at home a torture. We have some tips to help you get along with your partner’s ridiculous family. In singles

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Dating Effectively with STDs

Dating with an STD can feel like one of the most difficult things to ever do. While it can be tough, it doesn’t have to be impossible. If you have an STD, and you want to date, you owe it to yourself and your potential partners to be honest about your disease. You may think that no one wants to date someone with an STD, but that’s not always the case. There are many people out there who are happily dating, or even married to someone with an STD. But getting that far does require some work on your end. Use Dedicated Websites There are several dating websites out there that are dedicated specifically for people who have STDs and for those individuals who are willing to date them. When you first use these websites, don’t assume that people will flock to you just because most (or all) of you

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Dating a Man

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Sometimes you may not know what to expect when it comes to dating a trans man. There are probably questions that you want to ask him, but aren’t sure how to approach the subject. Just like anyone else, trans men can and do get offended by certain questions, especially if they are inappropriate questions that are asked far too early in the relationship. Before you decide that dating a trans man is something that you want to do, make sure you avoid doing a few things that will definitely ended up causing him to lose interest in you. Don’t Compare Him to a Butch Woman A trans man is not a butch woman, and if you compare him to one, chances are you won’t like his response. Comparing a trans man is an insult to trans woman, not because there is anything wrong with butch woman, but because you are

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Pros and Cons of Dumpster Diving

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There is a craze that is sweeping the world, and it happens to be digging through bins to find goods that could be recycled. This goes beyond thrift shopping and garage sales and gets into jumping into piles of garbage to find anything from furniture to food and everything in between. There are even rules and etiquette in the world of trash picking, and there are people from all walks of life who participate in this activity. Is dumpster diving safe to participate in? These quick pros and cons of dumpster diving can help you decide if going through the garbage would be a good hobby to pick up. Pros Recycling One good thing about bout dumpster diving is that you are helping to limit the waste that is happening in first world countries. By recycling products that are discarded you are helping to reduce the waste that is produced

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How to Get the Most from a Walk

Everyone has to start their fitness journey somewhere. There’s a chance that you can jump right into long distance running, but if you’re like most people you’re going to need to work up to it. This means that most people just go for a walk. For some, a good walk is the start and finish to their fitness goals, and that’s fine. Just 3 30 minute walks per week have been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease and relieve chronic stress and tension. Going for a walk is good for you, and it will be no matter where or how you do it. However, if you want to take things to the next level and get a little bit more out of your walk than most, here’s what you can do. Stretch Before You Go If you don’t regularly stretch than flexibility is going to be an issue. If you try

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