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Peril of the Week – Must Like Art

Peril of the Week - Must Love ArtA single woman with a hefty appetite was looking forward to her dinner date with a man she was meeting for the first time.

She was prompt and enthusiastic about her online date. He, unfortunately was running late and didn’t call the restaurant. After waiting for 30-minutes, he finally arrived with no apology for his tardiness.

Naturally a first date can be awkward, so they talked about the subject of dating in general, while he was simultaneously was staring around the room to check out other women. He told his date that he found it difficult to date in Los Angeles, and added that he hadn’t met anyone he was remotely interested in. Of course, that included her.

When the conversation moved to discussions of the nearby neighborhoods, he looked down upon the area that she resided in. He said it wasn’t his element. He thought it was too artsy. She was an artist. He already knew that. To make light of the conversation she asked him, “Don’t you like artsy people?” in which he replied, “No.” She added, “You’re probably not going to like me then,” in which he replied with, “No, I’m not. We’re not a match.”

Although he had ordered two main courses for their dinner, she asked him if he’d prefer that they cut the dinner short and end the date early. He agreed to stay, but kept flirting with the waitress while staring at the other women throughout the course of their date. At the end of the meal, the check came. He told his date he’d like to split the bill 50/50, but he’d pay for the tip.

In the course of her dating life, she found him to be rude. He didn’t like art, he didn’t like her, and he didn’t want to treat her to dinner, even though he had asked her out.

Do you think he should have picked up the check? Should she have left after he was paying more attention to the waitress?

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Love Potions – Candy Corn Cookies

Candy Corn Cookies
For our Love Potions, romantic recipes, we’ve selected this Candy Corn Sugar Cookie recipe from our friends at Bake Space.
To celebrate Halloween, try this simple and easy recipe that is not only delightful to look at, but you’ll have fun nibbling on them with your next online date or at a Halloween costume party.
Ingredients
  • Cooking Time: 9-11″
  • Preparation Time: 10″
  • 18 oz tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 2 t lemon zest
  • 2 t orange zest
  • 1/4 t vanilla
  • yellow food coloring
  • orange food coloring
  • 1/2 c white chocolate chips
  • organ and yellow sanding sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Beat flour into cookie dough, then divide into three parts.
  • Beat lemon zest and yellow food coloring into 1 part; set aside.
  • Beat orange zest and orange food coloring into another part; set aside.
  • Beat vanilla into remaining plain part.
  • Roll each section into a long rope.
  • Lay side-by-side on a lightly-floured surface, with the orange in the middle.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll (lengthwise), forming one sheet of dough with three stripes – plain, orange, yellow.
  • Use a knife or pastry cutter to cut into triangles.
  • Bake 9-11″ and let cool for 1″ before transferring to rack to cool completely.
  • Microwave chips for about 1″ to melt, then dunk some of the tips or backs into the chocolate and sprinkle with colored sugar.

Love Potions courtesy of Bake Space and Tyler’s Aunt


Peril of the Week – The Movie Date

Peril of the Week - CyberDatingExpert.comI personally believe that chivalry is alive and well. I find it quite sexy and appealing when a man opens a door, pulls out a chair, and takes care of your parking on a date.? Like it or not, it’s also usually customary for a gentleman to treat the woman on a first or second date. It doesn’t need to be extravagant, but the one who does the asking, is usually the same one who picks up the tab.

And so the story goes with the intelligent “shrink to the stars” who invited his online date to go see a movie. The two had their first date the week earlier and the conversation just flowed. It only seemed appropriate when he contacted her the following day to put a second date on the calendar. He suggested a movie and let her make the selection. The theatre was decided upon and they were scheduled to meet at 7:00pm.

As it got closer to their meeting time, the gentleman sent a text message saying that he was running late for their movie date. He requested that she pick up the tickets and she complied. When he arrived, she handed him the tickets and he made a huge mistake. He didn’t offer to pay her back for the tickets. A bit stunned, she wondered why, considering he had asked her to the movies. They met in an adjacent bar prior to showtime. When the menu arrived, he asked what she would like to drink. The woman suggested a mid-priced glass of sparkling wine.

What she didn’t expect to hear when he placed the order was the following. “We’ll have one glass of sparkling wine with two glasses.” Basically, he wanted to split one drink. There was nothing romantic about splitting a drink with someone she recently had met. He didn’t want to splurge on two drinks, nor did he want her to have a complete drink. It was a first for her, and a last date for them.

Understandably, dating can get expensive. But, first impressions mean a lot and chivalry is still alive and well. My dating advice: Gentleman, please don’t request to split a glass of any beverage on a date with someone. You’d be better off ordering water for yourself, and allowing the lady to have her very own beverage. Add that to the unreimbursed movie tickets, and it became a dating disaster.
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Peril of the Week – The Concession Stand Blow Up

Peril of the Week - CyberDating ExpertAfter years of being on and off her favorite online dating site, a young attractive woman finally found a keeper. At least that what she thought. She named her new beau, “Tech Guy.”

The two had been dating for about four months. They enjoyed romantic dinners, wonderful day-outings and Friday movie nights on the couch. ?They were a true couples and things were going well.

Like many couples, they were definitely moving from the honeymoon stage into a real relationship. Tech Guy loved soccer and decided to take his date to one of the season’s big games.

When the two got to the game, they cuddled up under a blanket and cheered Tech Guy’s team on… until halftime. ?At the break, she wanted a snack and some hot chocolate, so she and Tech Guy headed towards the concession stand. The line was long, and her guy was getting antsy. After 15 minutes the line was moving, but very slowly. ?Her beau started to turn red with frustration. Finally a few minutes later, when they were only one person away from ordering. It went something like this…

Guy in line getting out his wallet to pay: “Oh no. We need one more hot chocolate and some nachos.”
Tech Guy: “Seriously? You just ordered and couldn’t remember that? Get the f&!% out of the way.”
Guy in line: “What?”
Tech Guy: “You had 20 minutes to figure out what you wanted to order and are now taking way too much time. Hurry up!”
Guy in line: “Dude, chill out.”

Tech Guy now went INSANE. His date had to step in to avoid a full blown fight and never got her hot chocolate. The two got thrown out of the game. ?As you can imagine, the relationship didn’t work out. It was a good date, gone bad. Concession stands and soccer fans are not high on her list for future online dates.

The Peril of the Week was contributed by My Life on Match?and More

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Peril of the Week – No Spring Fling, Just a VISA Please

Peril of the WeekA new online dater shared one of her recent stories about a hot date in the big city. She and her handsome date decide to meet at an ultra-hip sushi restaurant in the heart of Chelsea.

When her date walked into the trendy hotspot, she noticed something a little odd about him. He simply appeared too pretty, too well groomed, and too well dressed. Unlike her past boyfriends, who were handsome and defined the term “metro-sexual”, there was nothing about this date that didn?t appear manly.

Within the first twenty minutes of their date, as they exchanged small-talk, he set down his lychee martini and bluntly said, “Look, I’m actually gay and I’m searching for an American girl to marry. I?ll get my green card, you?ll get whatever you want.”

Looking back she wished there had been a video camera to capture the look on her face. She was confused, disheartened, and dying to laugh all at once. After telling him that she was definitely not interested in a marriage for convenience, he remained a gentleman and they returned to small talk for the rest of dinner, mostly about fashion. It wasn’t a complete dating disaster, but it was a night to remember.

She decided the lychee martini that he ordered that was a red flag, warning her that this handsome date was really not her type.

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Peril of the Week – The Girl with an Extra Accessory

A gentleman recently wrote into the site to tell his story about a woman that he had met online who he really liked.

We all know that first impressions matter. ?One will notice your table manners, if you are sending text messages during dinner, or have your iPhone or BlackBerry on the table, it’s typically a turn off and could result in a bad date. All of these issues will make the difference on whether you will make it to the second date or not.

This gentleman had great phone chemistry with his date. He was looking forward to an evening of wining and dining. She apparently was on a strict diet of protein and salad. Although he preferred a more balanced meal, he accepted this….until, she took out a scale that had a rectangular plastic container that she put her salad in to weigh. He understood that she might have been on a diet, but thought she could have estimated its weight vs. actually weighing it in public. That was the end of a romance that could have been. He knew he should have been more sensitive, but wondered, couldn’t she just estimate how much to eat? He thought someone should give her some dating advice and leave the scale behind on her next cyberdate.

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Peril of the Week – Is it Naptime?

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One of the challenges of online dating is moving from an online relationship to an offline relationship. Although it is easier staying glued to your computer, in order to be successful, you need to meet face-to-face at a mutually convenient time and place.

They say when a man tells you how he really feels, you should believe it! When a man says he doesn’t want to get married, well he just doesn’t want to get married. So when a friend of mine accepted a cyber-date from a man and he called to say he was a bit on the tired side and requested that they reschedule the date, she should have listened. However, she didn’t want to get replaced by another online prospect in the competitive dating pool and convinced him they should still meet for their casual dinner.

After the entree was brought to the table, she heard a loud noise. No, it wasn’t the table crashing, and the waiter didn’t drop a full tray of plates. The noise she actually heard was from her cyber-date who actually meant what he said, and was sitting across from her snoring loudly. I guess he forgot to take a nap that day before their online date. Sometimes what a man says and what he means are actually true.

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It’s All About the Nails

I spent the morning at the OPI Headquarters in North Hollywood where I was privileged to meet Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, the Executive VP and Artistic Director at OPI Products, the giant makers of nail polish.

Suzi, better known as the First Lady of Nails, is the creative genious that came up with every signature color as well as the fun and flirty names for OPI shades.

With fun colors such as such as?OPI Lincoln Park After Dark and several from the?OPI Nail Polish India Collection – I’m india Mood for Love, a group of women were personally treated in hearing Suzi’s stories including her world wide travels in search of new names for the fashionable shades of color for each season.

Each woman went home with a ?with a copy of the hardcover book called, I’M NOT REALLY A WAITRESS, ?which highlights OPI’s 25 years in the beauty industry, as well as a goody bag filled with treats and the lastest colors of the season in the?OPI Nail Lacquer – Louvre Me Louvre Not – France Collection. ?Along with?a tube of?O.P.I. Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go, and a base coast and top coat we were well prepared to make sure our nails would shine for the next online date we might have on the calendar.