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The good, the bad, and the ridiculous… dating tips

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Two small children kissing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi All!  Have to say, I just made the most amazing beef stir fry…thanks for showing me the power of ginger, mom!

I was trying to do a little research on dating tips in general and came across this little doosey of a site that almost seemed too good to be true… for comedy.  Don’t get me wrong, some tips they had were fabulous and still useful for today, but others were just crazy talk.  Here is the link:

http://www.topdatingtips.com/dating-rules-for-women.htm

As you can see in the url, I specifically focused on dating tips for women (I checked out the “dating tips for men” and they weren’t that bad…strange).  So let me walk you through.  The first few bullets were marvelous and had things like:

The Good:

  1. Always look your best
  2. Don’t reveal information you don’t have to
  3. Keep dates brief and the men always interested

and…things of that nature.

Then it started getting a little questionable with

The Bad:

  1. Try and stay in shape at the gym.  “However much you hate it, your Mr. Right loves your body as much as your mind”…Ummm… what if your Mr. Right hates the gym and likes a little chunk in the junk (did not want to say junk in the trunk)?  But I let it go cause it’s true, a lot of guys out there like girls who look relatively attractive
  2. Always keep a guy waiting and never turn up early. It is a lady’s perogative… That’s just annoying to anyone…btw: should be spelled prerogative

Well, then there was

The Ridiculous:

  1. Ensure you receive flowers. If he doesn’t know what a florist is, dump him…huh?
  2. Never be available when he wants you to be… so you only have a first date?  How does that work?
  3. Never be at the end of a phone when he calls and always let him leave a message or two first before replying…Why?  One message, ok, but 2… I think we’re too old for dating games
  4. Ensure you are a good kisser. Men will walk away if you cannot kiss. Practice on a mirror if you have to…What…practice on a mirror?!  If we practice on a mirror, who’s there to tell us we’re bad kissers?  Food for thought

I love the last one, it’s like dating tips for teens… or hoochie mama teens like me?

What are some of the best (and worst), dating advice you received?  Would love to hear your tips and tricks!

What were you thinking…posting that?

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Hi there!  I came across this article in the NYT that I found extremely interesting, yet simple in concept: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/fashion/for-couples-new-source-of-online-friction.html?_r=1

In a nutshell, writer , gives us examples of what seems to be happening with couples who don’t think before they post.  She mentions a boyfriend that foolishly posted a picture of his girlfriend with a beauty mudmask, a wife (who happens to be Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash’s daughter), posted how her husband (John Leventhal, a Grammy winning musician), shouldn’t be performing in jeans he wore for three consecutive days, and a husband posting how he is fixing his roof which his wife didn’t appreciate since she felt her friend’s would think they are bragging about their wealth (in being able to afford fixing their roof in the first place)… personally, I think this last upset counterpart is a bit too sensitive.

The article pretty much raises the question on what is proper social media etiquette between couples.  It states that in today’s day and age, some would be couples need to sort this type of thing out early on in the dating stage.  I feel amazed that this “dating social media etiquette” dilemma is so notorious that it made an article in the NYT, and even more so because I felt moved to blog about it.

In my mind it is always a bad idea to tag your mate in an obviously embarrassing state, for example, the aforementioned beauty mudmask.  I also feel the same way about mocking your mates bad hygiene (three day old jeans while performing at a concert in front of your unsuspecting fans), but when it starts getting to updates on the house, that is when we start going into the grey area.  I wouldn’t even think that saying “updating kitchen” or “finally redoing the roof” would equal to someone thinking “gosh, we have some pompous neighbors”, but apparently, some people might think otherwise.

Point is, check yo-self before you wreck yo-self (and check for comment/pic approvals with your better half too).

What’s your stance on posting?  For it?  Against it?  Somewhere in between?