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by Dao Nguyen
Founder and Social Instigator
Monday, November 16, 2015
By Maria Thao Tran
HowAboutADate.com Guest Blogger
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Many people try to escape that unbearable pain by jumping into another relationship as soon as possible. However many people fail to understand that being alone is the best way to a heartbreak recovery. It is very important to give yourself time to heal alone. Even though it may seem harder, being alone makes you strong and enable you to think. If you are going through a breakup, take a break from looking out for another person. Give yourself some quality time to mend and nurture yourself.
Once you are completely healed, you'll be ready to love again with an open heart, instead of a bitter, angry and emotional one. So don't worry about how long it will take for you to get over a breakup. Give yourself all the time you need to heal and remember: if it didn't hurt it was never good.
by Irene Jasaf
Dating and Relationship Coaching
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
I had posted a date on HowAboutADate.com the week before, sifted through the numerous responses and ended with two "dates." I was very excited to meet both guys, based our few email exchanges. The Sunday guy flatly turned me down after our one hour coffee meeting. Fine, because I was not attracted to him very much, although he was ok. But still, I was a bit demoralized and destabilized.
So what's the point of going to my Monday evening date, the odds are, it's not going to work neither, and I'm getting sick and I'm feeling exhausted, and I have to find a parking spot, and I'm going to spend money again at the restaurant, and I'll get home late...
But then I thought, just go do it. You never know until you go and find out, and it's difficult enough to get a date with someone who you are at least interested in his profile and photo.
Well, things went very well. He paid for dinner (I left the tip though because I am not a complete mooch). To me, him paying for dinner is a sign of respect and that he's interested in me and he has manners - I'm old-fashioned. He offered to pick me up after work and drive me back to BART1 if we meet after work in the future.
Wow, so refreshing! Guys are not all like that. I like him for what I've seen and heard so far. We're seeing each other next Saturday. Wish me luck!
July 15, 2015
(The author's name was changed for privacy.)
1 San Francisco's subway system, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
|San Francisco Chinatown|
I always enjoyed and fully appreciating the present moments. Even thought we didn't have the chemistry or didn't check each other's wish-list boxes to take it to another level, those nights and moments with BigDaddy have been some of the best moments of my year. Magical, relaxing, fun and unique. Ultimately I found some of what I was looking for: a personal connection, a break in my loneliness, a soul who cared about how I felt and who was there for me, who accepted me and didn't judge me, and I hope I provided some of what he was looking for too.
Veronica - San Rafael, CA - July 11, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
- Nobody fancies me. Everybody has a dry spell now and then. But if you let this thought consume you, it will cause you to:
- Ignore those checking you out and pay attention to rejection messages. All because you think “nobody fancies you.” This in turn creates:
- Feelings of unattractiveness and self-consciousness. Which can results in:
- Sloppy dress, acting unsocial and not mixing with others. This leads to more:
- You don’t get asked out, which reinforces #1 Nobody fancies you.
Now that you have the how to, only practice makes perfect. Get out there and start dating!