Thursday’s Thoughts From a Bartender: Mistletoe Etiquette

By Jack Elliot

So we’ve made it. It’s that time of the year again. The time of snowmen, Christmas lights, sledding, presents, hot toddies, blizzards, airport departures and arrivals, mother-in-laws, awkward sweaters, driving through a blizzard to pick up your mother-in-law and her awkward sweaters at the airport, and perhaps most importantly, mistletoe.

Ah yes, mistletoe. That strange, mysterious plant that, when hung in the right spot, can open up all sorts of romantic opportunities. And, not knowing anyone who has actually kissed a stranger or a secret crush under mistletoe, I’ve taken it upon myself to see where a few of my male customers stand on (or under) mistletoe. Click here to read more…

Sasha Speaks: Answering Your Most Private Dating Questions –- I’m Falling in Love With My Friends Step-Dad?

12-13-10

Dear Sasha,
One of my very close friends has a new step-dad who is so amazing and cute. I’m in a spot since I think that he and I have developed strong feelings for each other. (I may even be falling in love!) He has just married my friend’s mom because he got her pregnant. He is also 10 years younger than she is (she is 37 and he is 27). I’m actually closer to his age, I’m 20 and my friend’s mom was a young mother when she had my friend at 17 years old.

Do I act on my feelings or not?

Sincerely,
Falling in love with my friend’s step dad…
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Thursday’s Thoughts From a Bartender – Thrifty Tippers and Sexual Attraction

By Jack Elliot

So here’s the scenario: it’s the end of the night at the bar, they’ve been talking for hours- having a real blast making each other laugh and sharing a real connection, he suggests that they head back to his place and she agrees with a big smile on her face. He goes to close out the large tab that he’s accumulated over the last couple of hours and the bartender hands him the receipt.

In terms of the night, nothing could have gone better and both sides can’t wait to be in each other’s pants. Click here to read more…

A Man’s POV: How it Makes Me Feel When… She Just Want’s to Be Friends

By Mark Miller

“Damn You, Foundation of Friendship!”

Get this. At least six different times, I’ve had dates with the same type of woman –  one who has had a long history of wild, impulsive, passionate, no-holds-barred sex. She invariably finds something lacking in that lifestyle and decides to make a change. Starting with the very next man she dates. Who is invariably me. She tells me that I will not, in contrast to her sordid past, become the beneficiary of her uninhibited passions. No. With me, things will be different. Rather than her typical rushing into sex, she will hold out – and thus I will have to hold out – until she feels that we have established that all-important…(DRUMROLL)…Foundation of Friendship. Which will make the intimacy all the more special and long-lasting once it occurs. Don’t I agree?

Let me recreate one of these six magical conversations – or, better, monologues – that I’ve experienced. Share my pain:  “Mark, I’m really flattered that you find me attractive enough to want to become intimate. I’m very attracted to you, too. And in the past, it wouldn’t have been unusual for me to jump into bed with a guy on the first, second, or third dates. And, don’t get me wrong – I love sex and am a very passionate and giving lover. I crave sex. Click here to read more…

Tuesday’s Topic: Sex Toy Drive-Thru

By Kari DePhillips

You Want Fries With That?

Recently, one businesswoman in Alabama has taken the initiative in creating the time saving, convenient mechanism that we have all been waiting for. It will revolutionize the world once it catches on and will make feeing better about your commute easier than ever! The idea is relatively simple: take something we all love (sex toys) and make them easy and convenient to get (drive thru window). Simple, right?

This will be one of those ideas that we all wish we thought of first, while this entrepreneur is counting her millions. It’s easy to envision these drive thrus on every third corner, replacing coffee shops and fast food chains. The future beckons – and it is buzzing. Click here to read more…

Sasha Speaks: Answering Your Most Private Dating Questions –- I Think My Girlfriend is Gay?


11-29-10

Dear Sasha,
I think that my girlfriend is cheating on me, not with another guy but with a good mutual female friend of ours. I’ve asked her a number of times but she always says “no!” We live in a very conservative small town in the Midwest where it’s not at all accepted — especially since we are both 19, and also in the wake of all the bullying we have been seeing in the media. What should I do?

Sincerely,
I think my girlfriend is gay?
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Date Song Pick of the Week: The Exciters – Tell Him

The Exciters – Tell Him

Tuesday’s Topic: Surviving a Solo Thanksgiving

By Kari DePhillips

There is no reason to be down about being single on Thanksgiving. In fact, being unattached at the holidays gives you all kinds of freedom that families and married friends only dream about. A few tips to help you survive a solo night in style:

Prepare your one-liners
If you do decide to celebrate at a family get together, some relative will inevitably ask why you’re not dating anyone. While this question may be tolerable, the follow up, “Why not?” can set your teeth on edge. Try a few variations to show them how inappropriate their question can be, then enjoy watching them squirm while formulating a response:

1. “Oh, I love how openly our family can talk to each other! I haven’t found anyone who can fulfill my needs in the bedroom. How do you two manage to keep things exciting, Uncle Joe?”

2. “Well, do you know any gorgeous, kind, intelligent, funny, employed, straight men/women who aren’t currently in a relationship but wish they were? I’d love to meet them!” **

3. “I don’t really think that humans were designed to be monogamous. I prefer one night stands combined with the emotional intimacy I share with my cat. I’m thinking of starting my own religion that will allow for open, interspecies marriage.”

** Caution, this one leaves you open to being set up by a family member with questionable judgment…

Skip the Shindig
If you do find yourself unable (or unwilling) to travel to a family get together, enjoy the freedom of celebrating this holiday the way you’ve always wanted. Take advantage of all-day football or marathon movies on television and spend the day relaxing on your couch. Click here to read more…

Sasha Speaks: Answering Your Most Private Dating Questions –- The Guy I’m Dating Has Not Asked Me to Thanksgiving Dinner?

11-22-10

Dear Sasha,

I’ve been seeing this guy for 3 months, and we are pretty serious, to the point of spending at the very least 5 nights a week together. I’m pretty new to his hometown–he lives in NYC where he was born and raised–and all my family is back in Colorado. He knows I have no one to spend Thanksgiving with, but he still has not asked me if I’d like to spend it with him and his family. Do I say something or wait for him to?

Sincerely,

Dateless on Thanksgiving.
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Saturday’s Memoirs: Adventures in Bad Online Dates — Last Dating Hope Girl

By Mark Miller

I was a woman’s last Online dating hope…

Some men distinguish themselves by being great scientists, statesmen, artists.  I was a woman’s last online dating hope.  I did not choose or go after this “honor” – it was bestowed upon me by Kathy, whom I met on an online dating site.  Kathy informed me that her experiences meeting online dates in person had been so horrible, so traumatic, so soul-draining, that she decided to give the process just one more chance.  She’d decided to meet one more guy before removing herself from online dating for all eternity – and I happened to be the guy; the last guy she was going to meet; her final chance for online romance.

Of all the online dating sites, in all the towns, in all the world, she logs on to mine.  After hanging up the phone, I found myself experiencing a range of emotions not unlike the Seven Stages of Grief.  First, there was Cockiness – those other guys may have disappointed her, but I’ll make up for them.  Then, Doubt – what if I don’t measure up?  Next, Resentment – what right does she have to place that “Last Man” burden upon me?  Then, Guilt – if I turn out to be her final disappointment, it could push her over the edge; she could end up doing something drastic like taking her own life – or even worse, mine!  Finally, Acceptance – ah, what am I worried about?  Click here to read more…

About Jennifer

Jennifer Kelton

I have created this blog and social dating community to turn negative dating experiences into positive ones. In fact, it’s the exact opposite of what the name implies. It was my own life’s multiple combo plate of bad date experiences that inspired me to create this supportive community. In the midst of my own search […]

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