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Archive for November, 2010

Is technology ruining your dating game?

Our discussion about online dating had me wondering about all the work we put in to writing those profiles to show off your personality. I have heard a lot of misadventures in dating where the person’s personality doesn’t quite click in person. It’s easy to be charming and witty online but what do you do when you rely on that too much?

Have you ever met someone and began texting or emailing them pretty regularly? Did you notice how their use of technology was some sort of social crutch?

Do you think that all this technology is making our game, well lame?

We definitely get lazy with our efforts in communicating with technology. Maybe it stands to reason that some people lose their ability to truly engage someone they are interested in. Making that connection with someone face to face. You know, that intense mental seduction that can not be faked?

What’s been your experience? Are you meeting people who seem awesome but only because of some kind of gadget? (I’m talking …

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Cyber Monday: Date shopping

Welcome back everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. I cooked my first Thanksgiving meal and there are no reports of ER visits, so I think I can call it a success! How was your holiday?

Today has been deemed Cyber Monday for online shoppers to get great deals. There are also some people who chose this weekend to jump into online dating!

There is something about this time of year that make conditions optimal for setting up a profile, posting a picture, and sifting through the many websites for potential romance.

Will you give it a shot? I believe some websites are even offering free features that normally cost money, so is it a good time to see what’s out there?

I haven’t tried online dating in years and I am a little gun shy about it, admittedly. Do you think people who are online dating have true intentions for a meaningful relationships for the most part?

How do you spot the players? For those of you who have tried online dating and found success, …

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Dating: Thankful for the adventures

I can’t believe 2010 is nearly over! In the spirit of the holiday, it’s nice to think about what we are truly thankful for and reflect on it. I absolutely appreciate each of the readers of the Misadventures in Atlanta Blog and I am thankful for the many discussions that we have had here.

Every dating adventure brings an opportunity to learn something new. Which one are you most thankful for?

How will you be spending the holiday? Who or what are you thankful for?

Happy Holidays everyone! The blog will be back on next Monday.

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Fact or fiction: Men don’t mind being single

I can attest to the fact that “the art of being single” isn’t perfected by everyone. Some people are the type that has to have someone in their life at all times. You know, the serial monogamists who go from one relationship to the next with little to no break between. I don’t think it’s a good thing or bad thing, personally. It’s a matter of personal preference and really great timing, but it’s rare that I meet a man who admits to needing a woman in his life.

I have, however, met and dated newly single divorcees who have that whole “nestling” thing going. This is when they immediately want someone to feel the void of their ex-wife. Almost anyone one will do, really. It’s like being the ultimate rebound girl, except with home-cooked meal requests.

Do you believe men dislike being single? Is it a myth that having all that freedom is the reason why men delay marriage?

Ladies, has a man ever told you that he doesn’t mind being single? Do you meet men who actively seek …

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Dating: Are you a good judge of character?

I believe the most effective way to improve your dating results is to be mindful of a person’s character. We can all be drawn to the outside but it’s the inside that makes us want to stick around.

I know we all put our best foot forward when we are meeting and exchanging phone numbers. Once it goes past the superficial things, it’s good practice to observe how a person handles situations, what their outlook on life is, and how compatible these things are to you.

Do you think that you are a good judge of character? How smart are you when it comes to figuring out whether or not the person is a good match to your personality and character?

I admit that I haven’t always trusted my judgment in the past. It’s partly why I get so cautious because I want to be clear on who the person is, as opposed to who I want them to be.

I think a lot of the dating misadventures we go through stem from the problems single people have figuring out who is a good match based on character.

How …

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Do pick-up lines ever work?

If you ever want to do a little “single” people watching, hang out at a sports bar or in the mall. You will probably notice the completely entertaining ways we approach one another.

I have seen women literally go out of their way to “bump” into a good-looking man (ok, that was actually me); I have even spotted a guy walk up and ask a woman if she wanted to fly to Las Vegas for the weekend!

Whatever the approach is, I always wonder if the person has ever used that pick up line before and more importantly, did it actually work?

Do you use pick up lines to do cold approaches? I have to say that the right line from the right man could probably work like a charm. Maybe they aren’t all bad!

What is the best/worst pick up line you have used on someone?

I would love to hear those “you had me at hello” stories that only seem to happen in the movies! Has someone ever had your attention (in a good way!) from the moment your eyes met? What did they say?

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Foul play: Is text flirting considered cheating?

Another celebrity couple is splitting up. I know, it’s shocking how short the marriages are becoming. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are ending their marrage and many reports say that inappropriate texting is part of the blame.

I am pretty sure the “textually active” behavior is a symptom of something way deeper than that. For arguments sake, do you believe that committed people should forfeit their “text” flirting and friendships out of respect to their relationship?

A lot of people don’t like sacrificing their “freedom” in a relationship but is something that insignificant really that important when you are committed to making your relationship last?

Would you consider flirting through texting a form of cheating?
When is it harmless and when does it cross the line?

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Can our vices keep us single?

We all have our vices, habits that we probably should drop…like a bad habit, but is it possible these habits are driving away potential dates?

Listen, none of us are without flaws, but do you think it’s worth it to reevaluate the things we are clinging tightly to?

If you met someone great and they felt as if one of your habits was a real problem, would you consider how they feel, especially if it could be good for you?

Have you ever given up a vice or bad habit because you were in love?

Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Blog

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Dating warning signs: Wake up to the break-up

Have you ever dated someone and thought things were going great and then out of nowhere they dump you? It’s probably not so much “out of nowhere” but because you weren’t paying attention, it felt that way. I have been there before and that whole “hindsight is 20/20″ thing came into play. There were signs and I didn’t see them.

If you aren’t the type to fight, break up, make up ..rinse/repeat, then you may end up in these situations when you couldn’t see the expiration date on your relationship. When think about a break-up you went through, did you see the beginning of the end? What were your warning signs that it was OVER?

If you figure out things are headed to splitsville, would you try to put things back on track before it all comes undone? When do you know that it’s not worth fixing? How do you figure out if it’s worth fighting for?

Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Blog

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Mars and Venus: appreciating our differences

It’s not just about our dating misadventures in Atlanta! Some times all the stars align and things go exceedingly well. There are even times when we really enjoy meeting and sparking a new romance.

It happens more than we think! You have a serendipitous encounter with someone that makes you excited and all of a sudden… dating isn’t so bad.

Even with all of our differences, we can appreciate the things that draw us to each other. That undeniable attraction and chemistry (that can take us completely off guard) is the reason we keep trying.

Ladies, what is it that you love about men? Men, what is it that women do that you appreciate?

“Mars and venus” are definitely different, but when is this a great thing?

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