Dating Advice

My friend was asked by his younger cousin for advice on dating women. His response was so on the money that I have to share (with his permission of course). This advice is perfect whether you’re new to the dating scene or been around the block (because as other women in their late twenties will also tell you, you can’t judge a guy’s dating ability by his age).

Read and share his advice below. And sorry girls, this advice giver is taken – recently engaged to my best friend. He obviously knows what he’s doing!

Here are a few quick tips:

1.) If you want to ask a girl out make sure you have a plan.  The less work they have to do up front the more likely they will say yes.  A well thought out plan will be appreciated.
2.)  If you are really into a girl try not to be overly available or clingy.  What I mean by that is make sure you are doing interesting stuff without her as well.
3.)  Don’t play games (example: act like you don’t care when you do).  It will work with some girls but overall it’s not a strategy the works well long term.
4.)  Dating is a numbers game.  The more you date the more likely you will find the person you are looking for.
5.)  Be persistent if you like someone.  However, if you try to contact someone and they are not returning your calls I would suggest not pursuing it further.
6.)  Be confident and proud of who you are.
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Firefly Music Festival

Ah, Firefly Music Festival. It being my first multi-day music festival, I really had no expectations going into the weekend this past July in Dover, Delaware, except that I knew I wouldn’t be showering for 3 days (gross, right?) Well the weekend turned out to be an amazing one, and here’s why.

  • Almost 50 musical artists, some I knew and loved, some I knew, and some I didn’t know
  • Friends, old and new
  • Outdoors
  • Beer
  • Grilling
  • Face paint
  • Dancing

They really packed us in there

This was the first year for Firefly Music Festival and it went off without a hitch. It was so well run, so organized, a manageable size crowd, and they didn’t try to drain our wallets  with absurd food and drink prices. The weather was not typical July weather, but instead cloudy, rainy, and cool, which worked in our favor since no one wanted to hike to the showers and pay $5 to take one.

The weekend was relaxing, and a mix between hanging out at the campsite, laying on blankets and listening to live music, and having a dance party. The hardest thing about the weekend wasn’t even the port a potties, since you get used to them and there were so many you barely had to wait in line, but it was choosing which artist to see, since there were always two shows going on at once. A few times we did half and half, which worked just fine.

The headliners were Jack White, The Killers, and The Black Keys, who were all amazing. I had high expectations for The Black Keys since they were the main reason I bought a Firefly ticket, but maybe my expectations were too high, because I didn’t love them live as much as I thought I would. Other favorites of mine were Girl Talk, Michael Franti, Mayor Hawthorne, Modest Mouse, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Wallflowers (mainly because they performed “One Headlight” and it took me back to 1997), and The Head and the Heart.

I’ll wait to see next year’s lineup before I decide if I’ll go again, but if they can pull it off as amazingly as they did this year, I highly recommend going.

The Killers

Michael Franti

 

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Things That Made Me Smile Recently

A day at the beach

This photo and story of Obama

Booking a trip to Charleston, SC

Cake made out of cheese. Genius.

Eating empanadas

Walking Race for the Cure in support of breast cancer research

Spending time in DC with good friends and beautiful weather herehere, and here

These cute and funny fake tattoos

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