Avoid dating pitfalls
Perfect is hard, if not downright impossible, to find. But the thing is, even if most women are prepared to endure a few dud dates for the cause of happily-ever-afterness, there's a certain subspecies of male that deserves to be given a wide, wide berth - the Date from Hell!Of course, it would be wonderful if you never had to be in this sorry situation - ever. I-Think-I'm-Jerry-Seinfeld Where you met him: In a line at Caroline's Comedy Club, waiting for the 8pm show. " After chatting with him for about an hour (hey, you had time to kill), he asked you to the sold-out Robin Williams show next week.
"The date: He picks you up at your place, but, as soon as he walks in the door, he notices that you've neglected to fasten a button on your blouse and offers - a little too eagerly - to do it up for you.
He nodded in the affirmative, and off you went to fetch two coffees.
The date: After bringing two cups of steaming joe to his table, you sit down for a chat. Tall, Dark and Handsome turns out to be the Strong Silent Type - he barely utters a word, no matter how many conversation starters you offer up.
If you'd planned to go out of dinner, feign a stomachache and suggest going to a movie instead. The place was packed, so he came over to your table and asked if he could join you.
Once the lights have dimmed, you can make a beeline for the concessions stand and snag some snacks. He was at the counter, ordering a Special Value Meal; you were sitting at a table, munching your way through a thigh-wing combo. You were almost finished eating, so you saw no reason to refuse.
He was typing wildly on his Macbook; you were admiring his keyboarding skills, and rugged good looks, from afar. " This will give him the chance to prove that he does indeed own a set of vocal chords. Certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF), Melissa is also an internationally published author, advice columnist and relationships advisor.