Friday’s Fashion Dating Do or Don’t? — Wearing Granny Panties as Pants?

As seen during New York Spring Fashion Week, 2010.
Wearing granny panties as pants. A fashion dating do or don’t?


No Pants
I blame Lady Gaga! I don’t really see this every translating to reality, but you’d be surprised people are willing to wear to stand out! Lots of leotards and high-waisted granny panties means maybe I should break down and buy some Spanx. Or at least start doing hamstring curls again!

Thursday’s Thoughts From a Bartender – Cleavage Calling?

Does a skimpy dress attract more men?
By Jack Elliot

“What should I wear?” she thinks hours before the big night out as she desperately rifles through her dresser, her roommates dresser, her closet, even the dryer in search for that elusive, perfect, classically sexy outfit- not too conservative, not too trashy, not too flashy, but just perfect. Not satisfied with any of her creations and combinations or mixes and matches and with time now becoming scarce, she begins to seriously ponder the incredibly skimpy black dress she bought on a whim the other day, the type of dress she usually never wears and would never show her mother, now conspicuously eyeing her down from its hanger. Should see throw it on and run out the door and make it out on time for once… or should she continue her frantic search for the outfit. Of course, she would prefer the classic Audrey-Hepburn-got-nothing- on-me outfit, but given the fact that time is running out and that she was late last weekend, the black dress triumphs.

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Question #2 Hair! Hair! Long Flowing Hair?

By Jennifer Kelton and By Jessica Downey

In walks Jennifer Kelton and Jessica Downey two modern day Lois Lane’s who are unabashedly hitting the pavement in their bustling hometowns of Los Angeles and Chicago. Armed with sharpened pencils and crisp white lined note pads, asking a total of 50 unsuspecting strangers of all ages, genders and demographics in random locations — the odd, the unusual and at times taboo questions involving all things dating and mating. Click here to read more…

Tuesday’s Topic – The Sex Doll River Race

The Bubble Baba Russian Sex Doll River Race Photos Are NSFW

THE photos of the Bubble Baba Russian sex doll race are inspiring to anyone who has ever found cause to buy a sex doll.

In the 1980s, you could explain the sex doll in your bedroom cupboard as a football extra. In the 1990s, that sex doll in your bed had been placed there by other members of your Stag do party. In the Noughties, the sex doll was hers.

Now the doll is a pleasure boat.

The race is the work of Dmitry Bulawinov, who thought of the thing as a joke at a party where the men
got drunk and the women didn’t show up.

The boaty types, race along Vuoksa River’s Losevo Rapids in the Bubble Baba Challenge.

The winner was St. Petersburg man Vladislav Pavlenko, who rode SS “Vanilla Pelotki” to the finish line two minutes and 47 seconds.

There is separate women’s race, where the inflatables feature a novelty rudder…

Bad Date TV: Don’t Be a Dating Don’t! Ep.1

Bad Date TV: Don’t Be a Dating Don’t! Ep.1 Starring Bad Date Ben and Bad Date Betty.

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Date Song Pick of the Week: Stevie Ray Vaughan – Pride and Joy (Acoustic)

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Pride and Joy (Acoustic)

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Sunday Bad Date Funnies – Hipster Dating

Hipster Dating

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Friday’s Fashion Dating Do or Don’t? — Wearing Sweatpants on a Date?

Manhattan Dude Who Refuses to Date Sweatpants-Wearers Inspires Potential Girlfriend to Write to Advice Columnist

The Washington Post’s Carolyn Hax received this letter from a troubled Manhattanite:

So I’ve been casually dating this guy from work. There’s so much chemistry between us, he’s funny and smart, and I think I’m starting to fall for him.

But something he said at dinner irked me — he made some comment about how un-sexy sweat pants are, and how if the person he’s dating ever wears them, it’s a “deal breaker.”

Well, so far he’s never seen me in sweat pants. But I wear them; they’re comfortable around the house. I asked, “What if a person is feeling sick or just lounging around their apartment?” He made a grimace that said, “Still not okay.” I just feel unsettled now. He does pay a lot of attention to what I wear and suggests clothes that will make me look better. Personal quirk or red flag?

Confused in Manhattan

Though Carolyn penned a perfectly wonderful response to this distressed lady, we have one of our own, because sweatpants are a topic that is dear to our hearts.

Dear Confused in Manhattan,

Unless this guy rescinds the comment (and if he truly is funny, maybe he was just being sarcastic and this was lost on you?), you have no choice but to dump him. Maybe immaturely by means of electronic communication. Because come spring, you’re going to want to wear sweatpants with heels and leather vests and stuff out on the town, possibly on dates. And you will look damn sexy doing so, but if this guy can’t see that now, he has no business being in your good company or engaging in verbal communication with you.

You might argue that maybe he would be fine with designer drop-crotch sweatpants by someone like Alexander Wang instead of non-drop-crotch KMart sweatpants. But if he’s renouncing the garment outright to you, that implies he thinks you are a non-drop-crotch designer sweats kind of girl. We can’t have that, obviously. (And for the record, designer sweats are cheap at sample sales.)

Also, this guy sounds like a total phony. You know if he were at home with swine flu he would not be curled up in front of Oprah wearing his Brooks Brothers slacks and his Tucker Blair turquoise polo. Okay, maybe he doesn’t wear sweats in this situation, but he probably wears something worse — like a lobster-print thermal onesie from Tucker Blair. If he lies to you about wearing lounging garments, think of what else he could be lying about. One day you might wake up to a text message from him on December 24 that’s all, “Sorry, I can’t come to Christmas at your parents’ house because I forgot this is the weekend of my Fire Island Nudist Club retreat in St. Barts.”

Lastly, no one should tell you what to wear, so we’ll relay to you this true story: This one time, a lovely girl went to dinner with her significant other and his parents and wore Alex Wang sweatpants, with heels, and other dressy-ish stuff. This being a preppy family, there were comments made that weren’t relayed to the lady until later, like, “She wore SWEATPANTS? To DINNER?!” At which point the lady told her man, “Sweatpants are stylish, and get used to them because I’m going to be wearing them all spring. This is how I express myself.” And he said, “I love you how you are.” And they have relished the awkwardness and irony of the garment — together — ever since. If that’s not love, what is?
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Why’s this guy sweating the small stuff? [WP]

Thursday’s Thoughts From a Bartender – Overheard: Bad Pickup Lines

By Jack Elliot

You know the story. A girl walks into a bar. A guy walks in after her. Guy sits next to girl. Guy says to girl…(insert clever punch line here).

As a bartender, I have had countless chances to watch this classic and age old scenario play out a number of times with all sorts of results. And, with the things I’ve heard come out of guys mouths (who are in all honesty and sincerity trying to strike up conversation), you would think they were trying to take the comedic route and use clever punch lines.

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Tuesday’s Topic: Making it Official With a ‘Divorce Ceremony’ – A Do or a Don’t?

Splitting Up? Make It Official With a ‘Divorce Ceremony’


One in four marriages in Japan now ends in divorce. With this increase in people untying the knot, former salesman Hiroki Terai saw a business opportunity.

A year ago he set up his “divorce mansion” in a small undercover space in Tokyo. Couples pay around 55,000 yen ($606) to hold a ceremony with all the extravagance of a wedding that symbolically ends their relationship in front of all their family and friends.

Despite Japan’s soaring divorce levels, the practice is still taboo. These ceremonies help people to cope with the country’s changing social norms, Terai claims. “There’s no mistaking that divorce is a sad process,” he says. “But I believe that by declaring your new start in life in front for your friends, relatives and family, you draw a clear line. It helps emotionally.”

Common features of a divorce ceremony are the smashing of the old wedding rings with a heavy hammer painted with a green frog’s head (frogs symbolize change is Japanese culture) and a feast with the couple sitting back to back at opposing tables. At the end of the ceremony the pair give each other a polite bow and go their separate ways. “I feel better than before we did this,” says divorcee Taka after his ceremony. “It’s over.” (via CNN)
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Jennifer Kelton CEO / founder LLC is a Los Angeles native and a pioneer in the worldwide dating industry, investigating the game of love while providing encouragement and support since 2007, starting with the acclaimed dating book Don’t Use My Sweater like a Towel. An accomplished CEO, visionary and entrepreneur, Kelton’s work in the […]

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