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The art of great first dates

Far be it from me to complain about the precious few dates so far this summer. I never want to appear rude or anything but I have to send a public service announcement out:

First dates can make or break your potential romance.

Yeah, I know this seems like a no-brainer, but ask any single person about their most disastrous dates ever. Chances are they were on the one  (and only) first date that failed miserably.

I have wondered why there is so much pressure to impress on a first date. You don’t have to really go all out on some grand gesture. Nor should you pluck ideas from these ridiculous reality tv dating shows.

You know what works best? Normal. No, really! Doing something you have already found to be enjoyable and pleasant. No surprises. No gimmicks. A perfectly normal activity or past time you like to do, but with someone you are really really attracted to.

The more normal the date, the less distracted you are. This way, you can catch any crazy behavior or horrendous manners that the date may display. You could also discover what a complete joy they are to be around.

So let’s dissect first dates today. What is the art of a great first date in your book?

What first date rituals do you go through to increase your chances of being relaxed and ready to charm?

What should you absolutely avoid on a first date?

Do your part people! There are innocent single people being subjected to awful, no good first dates and it is up to us to help them.

Happy Friday!

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I am whatever you say I am

July 16th, 2010
3:40 pm

Pool Party? Melo there?
Awww Lawd!!! My eyes will die if I have to look at dude in his speedo and taco meat

I am whatever you say I am

July 16th, 2010
3:44 pm

Bye Lady!!!!

Melo

July 16th, 2010
3:47 pm

My eyes will die if I have to look at dude in his speedo and taco meat

@I am whatever??

whatever… I’ll be looking at the other thirsty stay_fry chicken on there in the late 30s to 40s age group so I wont have time for u….

But if u are starring at me instead,the back of ma head will feel heavy and that tells me,u need some,so that will be on u babe……

u can wait for me dwnstairs by my ride! with ur long stanky leg,perched tatas and high heels self (wink)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I am whatever you say I am

July 16th, 2010
3:49 pm

Barf @ Melo
Throwing up now!

Melo

July 16th, 2010
3:53 pm

Throwing up now

@I am…

u damn right..my Dycck will give u morning sickness..i dont play!!

Dirty Diana 101° ♠

July 16th, 2010
3:57 pm

Melo/I am…

I am going to host a pool party just to see you all interact with each other. LOL

Where is

Dirty Diana 101° ♠

July 16th, 2010
3:59 pm

Throwing up now

@I am…

u damn right..my Dycck will give u morning sickness..i dont play!!

dang not morning sickness i thought you would say something else. I am going to give both of you passes to get in White Waters :grin:

Melo

July 16th, 2010
4:09 pm

@DirtyD??

u aint right if u got a pool and u not inviting none of us for a pool side party and grill

Dirty Diana 101° ♠

July 16th, 2010
4:18 pm

Melo,

My sister has a pool…I need to get something going and charge a cover fee.

I am whatever you say I am

July 16th, 2010
4:23 pm

Okay…I read Melo’s post and it put me in an early grave.
It’s official- I am grossed out beyond repair :evil:

2CPTG©-----hunches on the first date!

July 16th, 2010
4:25 pm

Dreams, what it do, kinfolk…..me, chillin….

Dirty Diana 101° ♠

July 16th, 2010
4:26 pm

I am…you gave him the punch line.

Luvbug

July 16th, 2010
4:26 pm

LOL Melo – You inviting Queen to the pool party??

correction: moderate to slight BELOW average income to slightly above

Melo

July 16th, 2010
4:28 pm

it put me in an early grave

@I am..

see..u cant handle a Big Rig….u still on the up and up……………

:roll: :roll:

Melo

July 16th, 2010
4:30 pm

You inviting Queen to the pool party??

@Luvbug??

why u think i cheat..asking me all those qstions….

where is the partey first?? then ask me about the other stuff later…..

If i bring someone else, it dont mean im sleeping with them…..

I need a pool thang tho for real..cant wait for my week vacation………….

Luvbug

July 16th, 2010
4:32 pm

Melo – I aint say all that. I just want Queen to have fun too.

Luvbug

July 16th, 2010
4:33 pm

…and it was one question. LOL

Melo

July 16th, 2010
4:34 pm

I just want Queen to have fun too.

@Luvbug

she went out last week with her gerlz, I stayed at home now its my turn to go out to the pool party with my blog girls too…………….

Dirty Diana 101° ♠

July 16th, 2010
4:39 pm

correction: moderate to slight BELOW average income to slightly above

@luvbug that average income is low…I don’t want you dating no po’ man now :grin:

@Melo, the next time there is a pool party I am going to let you know. I will survey the crowd to make sure it is worth your while, though (I am will be on the list).

Dirty Diana 101° ♠

July 16th, 2010
4:41 pm

If i bring someone else, it dont mean im sleeping with them…..

Melo,

Don’t bring sand to the beach if you are not bringing queen you might as well roll solo.

why u think i cheat.. :shock: I don’t know but tell us we are all ears

Melo

July 16th, 2010
4:41 pm

@Dirty??

preciate

@Luvbug??

u look out for me too girl..

Melo

July 16th, 2010
4:42 pm

Don’t bring sand to the beach if you are not bringing queen

@Derty..thats whats up!

Luvbug

July 16th, 2010
4:44 pm

Dirty D – It’s a part of my history, so I had to count it..especially during the early 20s. LOL

I’m guessing the incomes. One I’m sure made less than average, but damn if he didn’t spend like he was doing it. :lol:

Luvbug

July 16th, 2010
4:46 pm

Okay Melo. I’ll bring binoculars, just in case you’re a sneaky one. LOL

Melo

July 16th, 2010
4:47 pm

If ur toes aint curling, he aint doing it right

if u eyes aint closed and ur mind aint seeing stars and imagining things,he aint doing it right

if if ur mouf is completely closed he waisting his time

if u dont gasp nor oogghhh uggghhhhh when he nutts,his necta dont stick to ur uterus and got no bite

if ur butt dont tighten,as he throbs it in….consider it time wasted.

Dirty Diana 101° ♠

July 16th, 2010
4:51 pm

@luvbug I think me, you and I am should work on throwing melo a pool party. We could invite Been Lurking, let melo give us his guest list of zulu brothers, and some more people. I will bring the cards so we can play spades :arrow: and see what happens :arrow: been lurking might see her man there :arrow: I am might see melo in a different way. We will add MR LURKER to the list too.

Dirty Diana 101° ♠

July 16th, 2010
4:52 pm

How old are you luvbug

I am whatever you say I am

July 16th, 2010
4:54 pm

Melo, if you go to the pool party where a shower cap for your bald head taco meat

Luvbug

July 16th, 2010
4:55 pm

WHY You think I cheat??

Young 30s.

Dirty Diana 101° ♠

July 16th, 2010
4:56 pm

What are y’all doing for the weekend?

Melo

July 16th, 2010
4:57 pm

Nice weekend folks….

@I am..I will wear a nice swimming trunk and u can pine 4 my frontal junk ! :lol:

Leggs

July 16th, 2010
4:59 pm

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane..

To realize
The value of one-second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.

Enjoy the weekend!

I am whatever you say I am

July 16th, 2010
5:00 pm

Melo: don’t nobody want that pinkie sausage

I am whatever you say I am

July 16th, 2010
5:00 pm

Melo,
don’t nobody in blogsville want that pinkie sausage! :mrgreen:

Melo

July 16th, 2010
5:01 pm

pinkie sausage

@I am??

its not pink, it is dark angry glowing black! :lol:

(dangerous)