Living in a major city can be a constant flow of excitement. There’s amazing, inventive eateries, an endlessamount of bars that keep the cocktails flowing, and there’s enough culture to drown in. But sometimes it seems as though you’ve exhausted all of your options, especially if you’re in a relationship. We don’t mean with your paramour we mean you’re bored silly of going to the same six restaurants and the same bars every weekend. Take advantage of what your city has to offer with How About We…for Couples.
Serena Williams is taking a break from dating. The internet is buzzing with reports that the tennis champ has sworn of dating for the next decade. Williams is notorious for dating hip-hop artists, most famously Common and Drake. She wants to take a break to also focus on herself and her sport but we can not help but feel that avoiding heartbreak is a big reason why she wants to stay out of relationships for now.
Confessing to Celebuzz, “I have given up on dating. It just hasn’t worked out well for me. I’m a really emotional person. I give my all and everything. I do make mistakes — like every human does — but the last relationship just was too much of a heartbreak for me. I just can’t go through that anymore. It was hard.”
We hope you do not give up on love girl, just stay clear of the rappers, maybe that will help!
Eight years ago, Teresa Rivera was a New York City bartender. She dished out cocktails from behind the counters of budding neighborhood bars and bustling nightclubs. While filling glasses with cold hard liquor, Rivera discovered that she had a knack for connecting patrons, making it possible for individuals to find someone to charismatically fall in love with or to have a one-night-stand with. Her familiarity with crowds, and optimism in her guests’ ability to find love, propelled her to use matchmaker magic.
It was only a matter of time before Rivera permanently traded in her cocktail apron for Cupid’s bow and arrows. She took the knowledge that she gained from navigating the NYC bar/dating scene to draft a website that promotes connectivity online and offline. Barstalk.com, impart a bar guide and a dating site, employs filtering software, which will help individuals decide what they would like in a bar and in a partner.
There's no way around it; dating in New York City is a freak show. The ratio of women to men is supremely unbalanced, everyone’s schedules are hyper-packed, and the people who live here are generally insane. All of these factors combine to make courtship an obstacle that ranks in difficulty somewhere between running a marathon and enduring a Brazilian wax. Even with help from Okcupid and vodka-sodas, most dates seem to hover around awkward town, and not just because of the nature of the participants, but merely because of a poor choice in location. Dates require more than sexual chemistry. A proper restaurant or bar can really help the overall outcome of a date. When you are first getting to know someone it's important to take the noise level, price, and general atmosphere of your potential date space into account prior to making a reservation or suggestion. Here are a few ideas on the best places for a first, second, and third date in the grand playground of New York City.
Aaaah the wonderful world of dating and being single. It seems no matter what part of the country (or world) men are from, they tend to make the same mistakes when it comes to dating. While I'm sure women do some pretty obnoxious things as well, this piece is for all the guys out there. From a woman's perspective --here's what you're doing wrong. Now is not the time to get offended or defensive, now is the time to listen. I know that may be difficult, but sometimes it's wise to just shut up and take some sound advice. Trust me, it's for your own good. So here are 11 reasons why you never made it to date number two or second base:
"I was in the 6th grade's Gifted and Talented Program," says D.C. Pierson, still torturing himself 15 years later.
"There was this girl who I kind of arbitrarily picked to be the object of my affection. All throughout elementary school she had kind of been a buddy, so I finally said, 'Uh, I think I like you.' She was completely creeped out."
He still hasn't recovered. On Sunday, Pierson premieres his new show, "D.C. Pierson Is Bad at Girls," at the UCB Theatre in Hollywood. The storytelling hour will trace his sad, pathetic, and hilarious path through the treacherous world of dating. "It's kind of a running theme," he says. "Someone I know is a pal, then I'm like, "Uhh? And they're like, "Ughhh!" And I'm like, "Ugh."
After announcing in March that she was leaving Brown University, (she stayed for less than 18 months) Emma Watson finally talks about her choice. The actress makes it clear that rumors of bullying and others' jealousy of her fame were simply untrue.
She fires back, “Anyway, even if I was being given a hard time, I wasn’t going to wuss out of university because someone said ‘Wingardium leviosa’ to me in a corridor, or ‘Ten points for Gryffindor,’...I’ve been dealing with the media since I was nine. If I can’t stand up to a few people giving me a hard time, it’s a bit pathetic, really. I’ve had so much worse.” Well-said. Hermione would have said the same thing. Seems like the tough years in the spotlight has given Watson more education than any school could teach.
What happened to the days when you could just be? Without all the buzzing, notifications and reminders? In the modern world of technology, no one is ever truly unavailable. Gone are the days where you could disappear or blow someone off because you "had no way of getting in contact" with them. Yes, there is officially no excuse anymore. Now that we all have cell phones and literally an app for EVERYTHING, excuses are slim and far-fetched. Especially when it comes to dating.
In addition to the expected social media apps (Facebook, Myspace etc.) all the popular dating sites now have their own apps. Personally, I've never used online dating (not that there's anything wrong with it! I just live in New York City and there's no shortage of men here) but I can only imagine adding dating apps to the mix will make one's love life more complicated. Solely because it's more pressure to always be available! Then again, maybe people enjoy the constant availability. Who knows? So if you're into that sort of thing, here are dating sites that now have apps available. Happy dating!
They didn't leave Giorgio Baldi Ristorante together last night, but around the same time... Coincidence or secret date?
The rumor has it that the Russian Roulette songstress and the Phone Booth actor have been exchanging sexy text messages for a while and that they could be together.
The Irish Daily Mirror reported five days ago that Colin was telling his friends that the relationship was “moving so fast” and that he was hoping to spend quite a bit of time with the singer over the summer because he wants his kids to “be used to her and have a good relationship.”
The two met on The Graham Norton Show in December 2010.
After the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and shelling out the big bucks to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style, most of us are left with next to nothing in our bank accounts. Being broke is not sexy and therefore not exactly a catalyst for an exciting date. We all want to impress and that usually means a nice meal or cocktails at a cool bar, at the very least.
But don’t put your dating life on hold. Over the next few weeks, our food writers will be featuring restaurants in their cities where you can take a date for $50. Don’t worry. We’re not talking fast-food joints or blue-plate specials with the over 70 crowd. Cheap eats in a romantic setting? Yes, it’s possible. Stay tuned for our $50 date series posted on First Course.