Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: Playing the Waiting Game

There’s been one issue looming over my mind for the past month or so, which runs counter to probably everything I’ve ever said about sex before – When is it appropriate to begin a sexual relationship with someone? If you asked me two months ago, I would have probably said five minutes into meeting someone. The antiquated, Puritanical concept of “waiting” couldn’t get in my way. But after a few encounters with the oxytocin monster and watching my friends deal with guys who bail the second after things get physically intimate, my outlook on the situation has changed.

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So, Who Has A Weird First Date Story?

Oh, I do! I guess after Valentine’s Day and all the talk about love and romance and barf, I’ve been thinking about first dates. So I thought maybe we could do a weird first date-off! I’ll go first, but please share your stories in the comments. Read More So, Who Has A Weird First Date Story?

Recap: Parenthood, Episode 3.4 “Clear Skies from Here on Out”

How are you supposed to react when you learn your dad is filming a commercial for erectile dysfunction? Sarah isn’t sure, but that was the opening scene. She then gets to see Mr. Hot Teacher, and gives him a smooch to start his day. Read More Recap: Parenthood, Episode 3.4 “Clear Skies from Here on Out”

How Do You Decide To Give a Date a Second Chance?

It’s a date for dinner, not a commitment for life! That was my mom’s mantra when my sister and I were dating, to encourage us to date people that we might not otherwise.  She also used it when we were asked out on second dates by guys that we felt kind of lukewarm about.  In general I think that’s good advice, especially for people who are reluctant to date because they might not like the other person.  But what if you just feel like something is off? How do you know when to trust your instincts or when you should give someone a second chance? Read More How Do You Decide To Give a Date a Second Chance?