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Love Essentially: 7 Tips to turn a first date into many, many more

09/04/15

By Jackie Pilossoph

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting across the table from someone who you think is close to perfect. Smiling from ear to ear, you sip wine and barely eat as you gaze into his or her beautiful eyes, unable to believe that after countless awful dates, you actually met someone who stopped your world.

I’m describing a really, really great first date. Unfortunately, no one gets too many of those, as lots of first dates end in disappointment, irritation, and nightmare stories you end up sharing with your friends. So, how can you turn a first date into many, many more?

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How to Deal With an Office Romance

02/17/15

By Megan Broussard

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and you’ve probably got love on the brain. If you’re currently crushing on, seeing, secretly dating, or hooking up with someone in the office, you’re probably wondering if you’ve gone mental with all of the questions swirling around in your mind.

Am I putting my job at risk? Is this girl or guy worth the constant morning distraction and pressure to find something perfect to wear each day? How do other people handle matters of the heart at work? Does this relationship even have a chance to work? What if it backfires?

Whoa, ok, take a deep breath. I’ve been there, and I know exactly how stressed you must feel. But, it’s sort of exciting right? Sure there’s a chance it may not work out, but you’ll never know if you don’t try. Once you know for sure that your company doesn’t have a fraternizing policy, then you’ll want to do your best to pursue your feelings in the right way. Here are tips, real life stories, and stats to help you figure out your next course of action.

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What Do Men and Women Really Want for Valentine’s Day?

02/11/15

Much is often made about figuring out what men and women really want for Valentine’s Day, but you know what? It turns out the answers aren’t all that complicated. Matchmaking service It’s Just Lunch (which you might remember from that poll about whether sports and relationships mix) surveyed 1,000 of its users to get to the bottom of this often-considered question — and not only are the results not surprising, they’re actually kind of comforting. Generally, it seems like we all just want to have a nice meal and spend some quality time with our loved ones. Isn’t that nice? When you get past all the floofy decorations, florid prose, and questionable boxes of chocolates that inevitably appear during the first few weeks of February, that’s exactly what Valentine’s Day should be about: Appreciating the people you love.

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Do Your Own Progressive Dinner

01/17/15

By Sara Schapmann

Do Your Own Progressive Dinner
If you’re having trouble deciding on a restaurant, try dining at several. San Diego’s Irene LaCota, chief marketing officer for It’s Just Lunch International , recommends creating your own progressive dinner to add some variety to an otherwise predictable date. “Start with apps at a wine bar, then move to dinner at a nearby restaurant and finish up with desserts at a dessert bar,” LaCota says. You can add more stops by including a pre-dinner cocktail at a trendy bar or ending the evening with post-dinner espressos at a cozy coffee shop. Stick with one dinner theme or choose to mix it up, sampling a selection of various cuisines throughout the evening. Maybe you can’t travel to Italy, Brazil and Hawaii in one night, but your taste buds can.

5 of the most successful online dating websites for scoring a date in 2015

01/08/15

By James R. Hood

Meeting people should be easy. After all, the world is full of them and they’re fairly evenly divided in terms of gender, height and so forth. But as a review of literature stretching back to cave drawings will tell you, meeting — and hanging onto — the right person isn’t all that easy. This is where dating services come in. They’re not perfect but they’re better than ordering brides by mail or submitting to your mother’s idea of who your perfect match is.

Describing itself as a “dating service for professionals,” It’s Just Lunch also uses a personal counselor approach, hoping to find just the right chemistry in each situation. With offices in major cities, it’s not restricted to a single geographic area. The reviews we’re received at ConsumerAffairs the last few years have been largely positive, like this one from Michael of North Carolina: “By and large I have been satisfied with the experiences gained from the group. The dates have all been delightful, professional women. I have enjoyed my experiences, and have made a connection with one of the women.”

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