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Tips for the Fellas

Haha, this is funny. Someone needs to do this.

I know what you’re wondering, Ava V., you write about dating all the time, but you never give any tips to men.  Well here’s one that’s pretty simple:

Want me to let you in on a little secret girls keep?  If you’re reasonably good-looking (not gorgeous more like average), you can get most girls to like you.  But how you ask?  Show interest.  Yes, it’s that simple!  Most any girl will look at you differently once you show interest, and will say to herself, “you know, he’s actually kind of cute.”  This happens so often, and to be honest it happened to me with a few guys (oh sophomore year…why was I always the one getting hit on by bouncers?).  They weren’t the cutest guys, but they were nice, showed interest, and most importantly weren’t creepy.  You must show interest without being creepy, which for some of you is probably a bit tricky.  So I’ll lay out some examples of what NOT to say for you.

1. If you think she’s cute don’t ask her if she works at the Foxy Lady.

2. Don’t ask her if she’s drunk yet.

3. Never text/call past 11 pm unless you saw her out previously.  Even still use caution.

4. Don’t ask her to go get scorpion bowls at 3 in the afternoon.

5. Don’t make animal noises in her presence.

Just remember if you’re not sure if you’re seeming creepy you probably are.  And if you’re still not sure email me (

P.S. All of the examples of what not to say came from text messages in my inbox. 


April 13, 2008 at 9:46 pm 2 comments

4 Guys You Should Date


After the responses I got from Cosmo’s Best Places To Meet Men, I decided to continue my attack on the magazine.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great magazine for the beach or plane trip, but it’s so superficial and it ignores all the real issues.  So with that said, let’s take a look at what Cosmo calls “Four Guys You Think You Should Date…but Shouldn’t!” and my reasons why you should.

Guy #1: The Adrenaline Junkie

Cosmo describes these men as guys that will do “anything for that rush.”  They’ll go skydiving, run with the bulls, or anything else that sparks fear in most people.  I, myself, have a fear of heights, so getting me on a ferris wheel is a huge accomplishment.  Yet there is a reason for me and others to date someone like this…it gets us out of our comfort zone.  They’ll add some spice to your life and get you to do something that in their mind is mild like surfing or the NASCAR experience.  Even if you just have the chance to date a guy like this once, do it and I swear you won’t regret it (I don’t).

Guy #2: Nice Guy with a Chip on His Shoulder

These are the nice guys deep down but for one reason or another they spend most of their time picking on others.  This is one type of guy most of us probably dated in high school.  You dated them until you realized how much of a loser they are for tooling on other people all the time.  This is one guy Cosmo actually got right.

Guy #3: Smooth Operator

These are the Casanovas.  They have lots of confidence and give girls lots of attention, and obviously you’re never the only one they’re looking at.  But if you’re looking for fun, they’re it.  They take you out for scorpion bowls, throw great Halloween parties, or just say lines like “why are you a zero when you can be with a hero” (yes that line was used on me by a smooth operator).  They’re not great for a serious relationship, but they’re someone everyone needs to date in time.

Guy #4: Workaholic Hotshot

These guys work all the time, so they’re pretty loaded.  So it’s important to understand you will be the second love in their life because money will always be first.  If you want someone to shower you with gifts and expensive dinners this guy will do it.  He’ll make you feel special at moments and like dirt the next (hey, that’s starting to sound like most relationships).  If you want arm candy, he’s a good choice.  But if you want more of a reason to date him other than to show him off to your friends, I’d suggest someone who will put in the time.  So maybe Cosmo got this one right too….damn them.

In my experience I’ve dated guys like all of ones listed above.  I’m glad I got a wide variety in the mix, but other than that they just make good memories.  I guess the point of this post is to say you’ll only know what you want by finding out what you don’t.  So get out there and date guys you wouldn’t ordinarily and for me that could mean dating “nerds.”

March 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm 2 comments