We all have that friend who has been "trying out" online dating for a while and is getting discouraged because they just aren't getting much interest. An online women's magazine did a survey of their readers and came up with these dating tips for men....from women. I have to say these are pretty right on. Share 'em with a friend who needs 'em!
1. Stop over-using the word "nice"
"Nice" is kind of the same as "fine". While it's a perfectly acceptable word, it's also bland and a bit boring. Using it for everything shows a lack of creativity and (possibly) intelligence. It could also be interpreted as a signal that you just aren't that interested in what you or your date is saying. Tip: An online thesaurus is your best friend when prepping for those awkward first date conversations.
2. Don't lie about your height
If you ever plan to meet in person, don't say you're 6'1", when you're actually 5'7". There's just no way to effectively explain away that lie. Most of us girls will think that if you can lie about something so obvious, you may be lying about all sorts of other things, too.
3. Quit your whining
Everyone has a cheating ex story. Bringing it up all the time is not only a signal that you just can't let go of your ex (red flag!), it also reminds us of our cheating ex. We don't like to think of them! It's depressing. Tip: If you want to find interesting date conversations, spend a few minutes reading the headlines/stories on Gawker or Fark. Plenty of material there. You're welcome.
4. Wear clothes in your profile photos
Seriously! You don't look like Channing Tatum. You just look conceited.
5. Know your spelling and grammar
If you really want to impress a woman, you better know your "your" from "you're," have there/their/they're figured out and at least have a high school level comprehension of punctuation. You would be shocked at how many women find this an instant dealbreaker. Tip: Spellcheck!!!
6. Never EVER talk smack about a pet
Yes. People actually do this. It's not macho, it's rude. Just think of that pet as someone's baby. You wouldn't call someone's baby "ugly", "useless", or "fat", would you? Hope not or you could be lonely for a long time.
Does the color of your car tell the world what kind of personality you have? Color consultant and trend forecaster Leatrice Eisman says it does......and here's what she says the color of your car says about YOU:
Black: Powerful, Classic, Elegant
If you drive a black car, you are a person who is not easily manipulated. You love elegance and appreciate that which is classic. This is a person who probably wears a lot of black in their wardrobe because that color really speaks to empowerment.
White: Pure, Pristine, Direct
White car owners are hard to please. Can be high maintenance. The woman who chooses a white ride is more likely to keep her car super clean.
Silver: Futuristic, Prestigious, Elegant
This is not the kind of person who would be satisfied with gray. They would have to have that metallic finish because they want it to look more prestigious. This is the kind of personality that appreciates elegance with a bit of flash.
Red: Sensual, Dynamic, Outgoing
These people are bold & sensual. They like to be seen as someone who really stands out and they like to call attention to themselves. It's definitely an outgoing individual.
Gray: Neutral, Sober, Practical
Owners of gray cars are usually very practical, very pragmatic. They're people who make lists and talk things out.
Light-Mid Blue: Calm, Faithful, True; Dark Blue: Confident, Credible, Authoritative
Light-to-mid blue is always considered cool to the touch, cool to the eye. People who choose this color car are usually the kind of people who have a calm demeanor to the point of really being unshakable. They're very faithful. This is the kind of person that if it's your friend, they're going to be your friend forever.
Orange: Artistic, Individual, Complex
People who choose orange are usually very artistic, creative, original, and charming. There's a certain complexity to this kind of personality as well.
....and I think he got ripped off! He's not unattractive....he just doesn't look anything like Ryan Gosling. Poor guy! He is an aspiring actor and he did this to get more roles, so I hope he at least gets enough work to pay for his procedures.
Btw....his doctor says Ryan Gosling's features are the most requested by men that come into his office.
When rapper Papa Joe saw how HUGE he was in a video.....he decided to do something about it. His idea was to start by shrinking his food budget, leaving no money to spend on junk food. Knowing that healthy food can be expensive, he started doing his grocery shopping at his local 99 Cent Store. Well, it worked! Papa Joe has lost 250 pounds in 18 months. He shares more about how he did it in this video!
OK....While there's no magical dish that will target weight loss in any specific part of the body, health experts say if you are serious about shrinking your tummy pooch, you should stock up on foods that contain lots of fiber to curb cravings and promote digestion. Here's what several health experts say are the best waist-trimming foods you can find at the supermarket:
Berries can help curb cravings for dessert, all while keeping you full during the day. They are also high in vitamins and minerals, and their high fiber slows digestion and makes them a reliable source of energy, which also helps you be more active and burn calories!
Chia seeds are a superfood that will help you lose fat around your midsection. They energize your body as a rich source of protein. They also keep you feeling full longer, which means you won't store extra food in your system, causing you to feel bloated and look heavier.
Health coach Dr. Lori Shemek says"Consuming hot peppers in just one single spicy meal or 30 minutes before a meal can boost your metabolism by up to 25 percent, with the spike in calorie burning lasting for up to 3 hours after you finish eating, along with feeling less hungry,"
Kale is a rich source of vital vitamin K, which is anti-inflammatory and helps you stay less bloated.
Lentils, are rich in fiber and protein and lower in fat.
It can make any dish heartier without adding too many calories.
Great source of protein, which is essential because muscles burn fat, including that dreaded belly pooch.
Just one teaspoon of brown or spicy hot mustard can boost the metabolism 20 to 25 percent for several hours after eating and help speed up your metabolic rate!
Watermelons are a natural diuretic that's rich in minerals and vitamins. They'll help you shed water weight.
Yogurt contains probiotics, which boost the beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, but skip the flavored versions as they tend to have a lot of sugar.
Well, this is one collaboration I never expected to see.....Taylor Swift and Mick Jagger shared the stage, a song, and a dance in Chicago. Do you think the Stones will return the favor on Swifty's tour?
Have you seen this? The Ar-Keg! It combines your Dad's love of old school video games.....and beer! Yes, it's for real.....but not cheap. The Ar-Keg will set you back around $4000.....but Dad's worth it, right? Here's the link for more info!
Authors James Moore and Judi James of "The You Code: What Your Habits Say About You" claim that coffee choices go beyond taste. They say certain drinks appeal to certain personality types. I'm not convinced, but here's what they say:
• Espresso: You like nstant gratification, a quick hit. You are also cynical & sarcastic, even an aggressive cool hunter. You are moody and set high standards, aiming for the leadership position with little time for gossip.
• Black coffee: You are a no-frills minimalist. You prefer one-on-one contact.You are competitive, not to mention quiet and moody, although capable of occasional bouts of extroversion.
• Latte: You prefer safety and want to be liked. You are cutesy but conceivably stubborn inside. You avoid direct confrontation and delegates the dirty work. Latte lovers are also loyal family people. You enjoy comfortable surroundings and gabbing with trusted friends. Sex is more snuggly than extreme.
• Cappuccino: You are optimistic and an extrovert who appreciates style and nice stuff! You prefer to start things rather than see them through with all that dull detail work.
• Instant coffee: No frills, straightforward, cheery but in no hurry to get things done, which might come across as shallow. Highs and lows come easily; not so adventurous in career or sex, but ponders both.
• Decaf soymilk: More of an eco-worrier rather than an eco-warrior. For those who aren't allergic to cow's milk, the choice may indicate fussiness with a touch of sincere narcissism.
• Starbucks Frappuccino (and presumably other frothy whips): It's all about the foam and the froth. Trendchaser more than a trendsetter and, ouch, characterized as "flighty"
• Non-coffee drinker: The authors say someone who rejects the black brew is "frightened of life" and "a child". OUCH!
Can you imagine getting a text from your significant other that said "I haven't been honest with you"......and then nothing else, no matter how many return texts you send? Ugh! I'd be furious.....which is why I'm giving you a heads up on a new prank that's going around. Check out the one at the bottom of the page. Now THAT'S the way you handle this one. ;-)
This is one of the most downloaded songs in the country right now. It was written by 17 year old , Zach Sobiech, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that takes the lives of a large percent of its childhood victims. Given only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye. Zach died a couple of weeks ago. This song, "Clouds" is his goodbye. Touched by his story and hoping to raise awareness and support to fight this cancer, these celebrities all joined together for this video tribute:
Oregon took the 8th spot on the list with its natural salt water fountain!
Which of these places would you want to visit the most in your lifetime?
Which would you actively try to avoid?
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We all have that friend who has been "trying out" online dating for a while and is getting discouraged because they just aren't getting much interest. An online women's magazine did a survey of their readers and came up with these...