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Dating Etiquette September 25, 2007

Filed under: dating — Dianna @ 9:36 pm

We all know that etiquette is important. And I will dare say that etiquette is even more important on a date. Good thing for us, the rules are already established on numerous websites, including the one below:

Here are some highlights from the site:
+You will make an effort to be fresh and smell good. I cannot believe I have to mention hygiene to men (and the odd woman !) so frequently. You should be shaven, bathed and smell very good. It costs nothing except a bottle of good quality cologne and some shower gel.

+Eye contact is crucial when dating so it is good etiquette to provide as much attention as possible to your date. They should feel that they are the only person in the room. If you use the date as an excuse for general partying you failed.

I’m just going to say it: If you have to look up dating etiquette before you take that lucky guy out, then maybe you should just stay home. In all fairness, we don’t know all the rules. But, if you have to be told to take a shower, then your dating card should be revoked.


The Handbook, Part 2 September 3, 2007

Filed under: handbook — Dianna @ 1:14 am

As we all know guys are not the only ones who need help when it comes to dating. Sometimes us ladies could use some lessons.

The Handbook
Volume 2: How Not to Date, Ladies Edition

Chapter 1: Be a Lady at All Times
Are you really wearing that?

Chapter 2: Someone Has to Be in Charge
Why “whatever you like” is never a sufficient answer.

Chapter 3: Your Date Shouldn’t be Afraid of You
Being an independent woman isn’t the same thing as being a bully.

Chapter 4: Your cue that the date is over
“Yeah, I was just telling my girlfriend and/or wife…”

Chapter 5: Do Not Break Your Own Rules
If you can’t follow them, he never will.

If you missed the first installment of The Handbook, take a look at it here.


Turkey makes me too sleepy…

Filed under: welcome to my brand of crazy — Dianna @ 12:58 am

I met this guy (no questions about how!), and he started calling and texting me everyday. I tell no lies folks. Every. Single. Day. At first it was endearing (for like the first 7 days). I even consulted one of my friends and she said, “It just means that he cares.” Okay, I get that. He cares. But I really don’t care to have him call me everyday. I enjoy my space. I enjoy my single life. I enjoy not being responsible for calling you back dude. I mean we aren’t even dating.

As the days rolled into weeks, I began to get highly annoyed at him and his 5 times a day calling and texting habit. My cell phone would ring Please, don’t let it be him and I’d have a mini debate with myself about the pros and cons of answering the phone. But, each time I would answer. I’m a nice person and I believe in seeing things out, seeing if things will change. Maybe I thought I could salvage this into a friendship. Maybe.

One night we were actually having a decent conversation UNTIL he invites me over for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m sorry, what did you just ask me? We had only know each other for about 3 weeks and Thanksgiving was 8 months away.

I didn’t know what to say. I mean what do you say to that? “Ummm, thanks for the invite, but I don’t even like Thanksgiving dinners…”