Prep and Tips Before Bringing Your Date or Girlfriend to Thanksgiving Dinner

Prep and Tips on Bringing Your Date or Girlfriend to Thanksgiving Dinner

Moving in together or leaving a toothbrush and a change of clothes at your girlfriend’s place may have seemed like the biggest leap in your relationship but it pales in comparison to that first major holiday. 

Are you sweating already thinking of the innapropriate jokes that your Uncle Mark will tell while the mashed potatoes are passed? And let’s not forget that your mother might bring up marriage and grandchildren again. 

RELAX…..because we have compiled some survival tips to bringing a date or your girlfriend to the first Thanksgiving feast. 

Prep time.  Before you hop a flight, or jump in the car have some time scheduled over a meal before you arrive. It could be a casual lunch of brunch but just make sure it happens before you find your place at the table. This not only allows downtime before she mets your family but some bonding time as well. 

Introduce your family before she meets them.  Without going to the dark side or getting too negative let her know that Uncle Mark may tell jokes about boobs or that your mom is not ready to let go of her son or a time table for grandkids. No matter who will drop the first offensive sentence, let her know that you’ve got her back and remind yourself that she most likely has a family very similar to this. 

Bring a gift.   Encourage her to bring flowers or a nice bottle of wine. This is where your knowledge of your dysfunctional family pays off. You don’t want her to bring something too personal so some guidance on your mom’s favorite flower is a nice touch. Or at least know which flowers she’s allergic to and hates. If you don’t know, ask your dad. 

Avoid the temptation to prep your family.  Maybe it’s crossed your mind to call your mom and ask her to tone down the questions about marriage and grandkids. DON’T. This could backfire in your face for many reasons but mostly for the ones you don’t want to think of such as “I’ll show him.” 

Check your drinking.  DO enjoy a few, a FEW glasses of wine or beer but keep your drinking in check. You don’t want to slip up while slurring. If you feel the need to party, slip off afterwards in celebration or defeat. 

Lastly, try to include your girlfriend or date. For instance, find commonalities between your sister’s yoga classes and the fact that your girlfriend never misses an opportunity to fall into child’s pose. Or maybe where she grew up was close to where Aunt Gene lived for 10 years. 

Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving! 

Tinder Releases the Most Desirable Jobs that Make Female Users Swipe Right 

Tinder Releases the Most Desirable Jobs that Make Users Swipe Right 

The right-swipe doesn’t lie on the popular dating app, Tinder. In case you have been under a rock or haven’t been single in the last 10 years, swiping right is a good thing. 

If you thought becoming a doctor would get you more dates or laid, think again. Times they are changin’ and so are the careers that women find the most attractive in guys. 

Tinder recently released its list of the jobs of U.S. user profiles that get the most right swipes in 2018. I hope you’re sitting down because the number one job that got the most right-swipes was…drumroll….an INTERIOR DESIGNER. Yes, you read that right. Don’t despair the usual careers made the list. And there is always this handy list of the best films for a Netflix and Chill night. 

Here is a breakdown of the list ranked in order of popularity (right swipes). 

GUYS:

  1. Interior Designer
  2. Pilot
  3. Physician’s Assistant
  4. Lawyer
  5. PR / Communications
  6. Producer
  7. Visual Designer
  8. Model
  9. College / Graduate Student
  10. Engineer
  11. Veterinarian
  12. Teacher
  13. Chiropractor
  14. Firefighter / Paramedic
  15. Founder / Entrepreneur

Sex on the First Date Is Socially Acceptable According to OkCupid Survey

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Truth be told, as a red-blooded male, I am always down to have sex on the first date even if I find my date annoying and unattractive. I know, I know…I realize it makes me a bit of a dog but the final decision is always left up to her and my answer is always, yes. 

Back in the day, having sex on the first date (mostly for girls) was a social faux pas. But times they are a changin’ according to a recent survey released by the dating site, OkCupid. 

Here is one glaring takeaway from this survey that every guy should know that will make you feel a little better about that first date. In fact, she is more likely to be DTF than you think. 

A whopping 46% of OkCupid users said they would have sex on the first date. That’s nearly 50% of female and male respondents. 

The numbers don’t lie and point to a different overall attitude about how our society views casual sex. In fact, if you have no plans on seeing that person again or at least not planning solid plans to do so—it’s casual sex. Well, at least in the moment. 

The numbers point to a more relaxed and honest view to sex rather then intercourse becoming the-BE-ALL-END-ALL. It might have taken at least 50 years, but perhaps, we are finally past the unfair stigma attached to sex and dating. 

This is not to say that sex doesn’t matter. I remember hooking up on a first date and entering into a long-term relationship with a girl when we were both in our early twenties. And maybe that is what has evolved. Instead of treating sex like it’s all that matters, it becomes just part of the dating world and before a commitment is yet to be made. 

Perhaps, the biggest reason for this shift in how we weigh the cost of sexual intercourse while dating is best measured and changed by the level of honesty and dare I say it, the feminist movement that woman can enjoy sex without commitments as well—which is fine with me.

What do you think of casual sex being embraced in today’s dating world. Is it for real or just complete bullshit?

Let’s Talk About Texts: Bad Grammar is a Big Sexual Turn Off 

Let’s Talk About Texts: Bad Grammar is a Big Sexual Turn O

Forgot the typical turn offs on a date such as a hunk of spinach hanging from your teeth, stinky breath or being a bad kisser. 

Turns out, using bad grammar even in a text message or social media post matters more than how bad in bed you are, according to a recent survey released by the Plenty of Fish.

The popular dating website asked over 2,000 singles what would make them swipe left and nearly 60 percent cited crappy grammar and common spelling mistakes. 

The survey’s findings are also in-line with a 2015 survey result released in 2015 by match.com. 

Other startling takeaways from the survey pointed to a lack of reply to a text that had been read as a deal breaker over the three-day rule which is no longer a rule in the dating world. 

If you are single and responding to a text use the winky face emoji, kissing face or heart eyes and skip using the least favorite emoji—the eggplant.

In addition to good grammar and the right emoji, do not advertise your political views in your dating profile. Close to 60% of singles surveyed claimed they wouldn’t even consider dating someone who’s political views differ from their own. 

No matter which way you lean politically, (and don’t kill the messenger) this is especially a turn off if you support or voted for Donald Trump, according to the survey results. 

Basically, if you want to hook-up more, skip the obnoxious bathroom mirror selfies, political talk, brush up on your grammar skills AND no eggplant emojis.

The Worst Pick-Up Lines and What Women REALLY Think of Them

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In spite of modern advances to hookup, find a date or even true love through the use of apps such as tinder, match and eharmony bad pick-up lines are still used and still stink like a cheap aftershave.

I’ve scoured the internet and my own bleak single life to compile a list of some of the worst pick-up lines that are still used today and what women still think of them. For the record, you are trying to break the ice not shatter it.

“Can I buy you a drink?”

O.k, this isn’t the worst idea but it shouldn’t be a “go-to” line. Instead, hold off on asking initially. No woman wants to be bought before you even ask her name. If things are going well ask, “could I get you another drink?”

“I saw you looking at me…”

Either you are stating the obvious or maybe she just had no other choice than to look at the only lonely dude in the bar. Either way, drop that line and find a more natural way to engage in conversation.

“Did it hurt when you fell?”

Let me guess….the girl is supposed to act confused and inquire further about your question. Yes, it hurt like hell to fall into your lame-ass line. Again, too soon to determine if I am an angel. Let’s no be presumptuous.

“Girl, you’ve got some fine-ass legs. I’d like to take those legs out to a steak dinner.”

Thanks for appreciating my legs but I’m not going to spend an evening with you over a steak dinner if my brain are not invited as well. This crappy line needs to die a quick death.

“So where exactly do you live?”

WHOA! Slow your roll. I’m not about to offer up my address to someone I just met and I don’t care if you bought me a drink.

“Your place or mine?”

That would be neither. If you’re that horny, you might need to phone a professional that will put up with that line because they are working girls.

“Has anyone ever told you that you look like. . .”

Just remember, I may not find my doppelgänger as attractive as you do so this might just lead to an unintended insult. For instance, I was once told that I looked like Teri Garr from Mr. Mom. This might have been sexy up until he told me that his mom kinda looked like her as well. Ewwww. Paging Dr. Fraud.

“9”

Thanks for not giving me a “10.” We can’t all be Bo Derek, but don’t start off on the wrong foot.

“Was your dad a robber? Because he stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes.”

No, hell no. Just, no. 

“Your eyes are like limpid pools of primordial ooze, and I am the protozoa that wish to swim in their depths.”

Yeah, but what if she’s got brown eyes or you get the color wrong. Don’t start behind, start ahead.

“Nice legs; what time do they open?”

Opening hours are only for guys that don’t use that douche pick-up line. But thanks for playing.