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5 tips for getting ready for a date from 5 women who swear by them
Not so hot take: Dating is hard. Between trying to feel confident, look your best, and keep your cool while talking to a complete stranger, the pressure builds. And while we often talk about things like conversation starters and the difference between love and lustI find that the most common experiences are actually the ones we discuss the least, usually for fear that they are too taboo.
This can leave us feeling alone, and as if the situations we find ourselves in ify failure when, in reality, these things happen to pretty much everyone. Recent conversations with my friends prove this out. After opening up to each other about our most embarrassing sex — and dating-related moments, we found that these six rarely spoken about experiences are pretty universal.
I almost always end up womenscaping — no, womengineering —before I suspect I may be getting intimate with someone. How many times have you pretended to look through a menu on a date even though you already knew exactly what you were going to order?
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As someone who is gluten-free thanks to digestive issues, I can attest to the discomfort of discussing food-related grievances on a date. Nothing kills the mood quite like an upset stomach, or worse, having to explain what certain foods will do to your body. I either suggest a place I already know can accommodate my needs or let my date know, via textwhat they are. I felt like such an idiot.
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So maybe next time, bring up your period entirely separate from sex. Mention your cramps, unapologetically take a tampon from your bag before you walk to the bathroom, and maybe one date at a time, we can destigmatize dating while menstruating. Sometimes, however, something ready serious is at play.
In these cases, she claimed she had the flu or a family emergency, or just ghosted all together. Given that dating with depression or another mood disorder is relatively common, people may be more understanding than we give them credit for.
Many are even waging their own battles. You should never feel guilty for needing to practice self-carenor should you date someone who you suspect would unfairly date you feel bad about it. In some cases, it may be useful to take a break from dating entirely and focus on getting yourself back into a getting where it is an enjoyable, even exciting prospect. Dating will always be there — never feel ashamed for putting yourself first.
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I recall going out with someone a few times during college and quite liking him, but when we had sex, it was terrible. Instead of saying something, I left immediately afterward and essentially stopped texting him back.
In retrospect, this may not have been the best way to deal. According to sex and relationship therapist Courtney GeterLMFT, lack of communication about expectations is a major reason for these unsatisfying experiences. And if that seems too far beyond the horizon, please people, just replace your toilet paper.
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