Monday, December 16, 2013

You should date a reckless guy

A rendition of Charles Warnke's You Should Date An Illiterate Girl 

Choose the guy who couldn't care less about being chosen. The type that doesn't give a damn about missed opportunities. A guy who would never sulk over consequences because quite frankly, he has nothing to lose. A guy who seems aloof, incautious and heedless towards those who fail to capture his interest. Someone who isn't mindful of what others think.

Date the guy who is thoughtless about the future and rash about the present. Someone who is inattentive to rules and unhesitant to do as he desires.

Once he sets his eyes on you, realize that he is reckless and that he will take no precaution; he is mindless of danger. He will be blind to your imperfections, even when you look your absolute worst. He'll be deaf to irrelevant chatter, traces of an unwanted past. He'll be impulsive; hot-headed to fall head-first, head-over-heels.

He may take notice of your flaws that slip, but deep down inside, he is completely inattentive to those flaws. Date the guy who’s inattentive to the idea that you and he could be a mismatch. Love him for being completely and utterly neglectful of anything but you and him.

Date someone who couldn’t care less about anything else so long as you are his – he recklessly disregards all else. He will be rash to wrap his arms around you, kiss your lips, make love to you passionately. He will courageously (but more effortlessly) put you first before all else, because you will be his enjoyment and comfort. Date that type of guy, who is absolutely careless, so long as you are his.

Monday, December 2, 2013

What Your Man's Underwear Says About Him

It’s hard to judge a man by what he wears on the outside because, let’s be real – he’ll definitely be dressing to impress you on the first couple of dates. The one thing that will reveal a man’s true, unaltered taste is his underwear. If you’re just starting to get to know someone and want an extra indicator of what he’s like, check this out:
1. Joe Boxer: He’s a guy’s guy.
If you see bold block font on his boxer band, your man is a bro at heart. Just like the brand’s renowned logo, Joe Boxer-wearers are lighthearted and have a sense of humor. Your dude is probably fun-loving, easy-going and laid back. Give this one his space when it comes to boy’s nights, because he won’t last long without chilling and joking around with his bros.

Jockey: He’s a gentleman.
Clean-cut and dandy, the Jockey-wearer flaunts a wholesome vibe. If your guy is wearing Jockey, he will likely be a sweet guy who is attentive to details. He’s most likely to be interested in fashion, too, which could be fun if you share the same interest.

This is how he sees himself in the mirror...

3. Calvin Klein: He’s a sexy romantic.
This guy cares deeply about how attractive he is. He strives for strong sex appeal and loves feeling sexy every time he looks at himself in the mirror. The Calvin Klein wearer is most likely to be a ladies’ man (note: plural). He is sensual and whimsical and romantic, but careful because he is the most likely to be full of himself and have player-ish tendencies. 

4. Fruit of the Loom: He’s a simple guy.
It’s the little things in life that make this guy happy. As bland as his underwear brand is, this dude is not picky. It won’t take much to impress him, but he is most likely to be someone who values quality and consistency.

5. Tommy Hilfiger: He’s a pretty boy.
Tommy undies are nothing but preppy accessories to this pretty boy’s wardrobe. This guy has a distinct taste; he knows what he is looking for. He has a strong sense of individuality and doesn’t mind expressing it through bright colors and bold prints. Guys who wear Tommy are more prone to being self-centred, so be wary of a partner who demands a little more attention.

Which of these best describe your man and his undies? Is this accurate?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The 5 types of guys you’ll find on Zepeel v1.5

Of course, you can't generalize all of the male species into 5 categories. But you will notice some commonalities among the video profiles you flip through on the Zepeel v1.5 app. Here's the breakdown of Zepeel's diverse range of male users; you'll see there's something in store for everyone.
1. The collared shirt
Whether it’s a polo tee, dress shirt or uniform, shirts with a crisp collar signify a classic type of guy. You can expect these guys to be more traditional; they’ll take you to a movie and dinner and maybe bring you roses. These types of guys are often working professionals and are well-disciplined, respectful and value a lady. If you’re into classic courtship with someone who understands the role of a responsible man, you’ll find plentiful on Zepeel newsfeed.

2. Selfie with the sunglasses
You’ll come across the rare few that ooze with style and confidence. A little more alternative in taste in music as well as outlook on life, these guys are looking for a stylish companion to have fun together. If you're into a masculine guy who's not afraid to break the rules, look for the edgy ones rocking shades.

3. The sweet grinners
Who doesn't love a genuine, wide grin? Adorable to begin with, these fresh-faced sweethearts will leave a heartwarmin first impression and remind you that some guys are just completely safe to bring home to the parents.

4. The adventurous explorer
Whether he’s on a helicopter, at the hockey game or in front of a beautiful skyline in his video photo, it'll be clear when you come across the dynamic-looking wanderer. These wholesome guys are looking for a partner who loves to travel, hike and explore just as much as they do. If you're longing for someone to enjoy the world's many wonders with, then you won't be disappointed on Zepeel v1.5. 

5. Rugged around the edges
We can't leave out the scruffy heartthrobs with big muscles, piercings and tattoos. If you're into a guy who looks good in nothing but a sleeveless shirt and jeans, you'll find good fun browsing through video profiles. Just remember not to be fooled by the rugged jaw lines; these guys are sometimes the most genuine and sweet at heart. 

So ladies, what are you waiting for? Being a little proactive to find love in this day and age is the norm. He could be waiting to have a video chat with you on Zepeel right this moment!

Monday, November 11, 2013

5 ways Zepeel v1.5 will enhance your everyday life

1. It’ll make you be not awkward
If you’re the type to get tongue-tied in awkward, try spending more time in front of the camera. Zepeel requires users to record and upload video profiles, talking about themselves, their interests and hobbies. Reciting in front of a camera will improve your speech and presentation skills. Over time, you’ll notice yourself naturally becoming more expressive and comfortable in front of the camera – a fun and easy way to build your overall confidence, which is key in facing awkward situations.

2. You’ll always look cute
Zepeel v1.5 features a style video option; users can upload what they wore for the day. The fact that you’re sharing your outfits with many other users will give you that extra push of motivation when getting ready in the morning. In the process of documenting your outfits, you’ll notice yourself looking cute everyday and paying more attention to details. It’s in a girl’s nature to want to flaunt and what better way than to document and share?

3. You’ll get to know yourself better
Aside from style videos, Zepeel v1.5 showcases activity video logs of you sharing your hobbies. You can also upload daily status updates, which is like a reflective diary entry. Expressing your interests and daily life on camera is a nice way to compile and preserve your memories, while learning more about yourself.

4. It’ll save you time
Got no time to hit up a bar or attend networking events? Zepeel v1.5 is like a database of people who are single and looking – it’s serious and fool-proof. The app can be used to quickly search, find and meet new people so that you’re not wasting time out and about. It also has a built-in geolocation system that will track singles located near you, so that you can meet nearby users in the quickest way possible.

5. It’ll filter out friends for you
After a while, you realize that you no longer have the patience for meaningless self intros at the bar. Zepeel v1.5’s software works like a search engine; it’ll set you up with what you’re looking for. The app is set up so that users explain what they’re all about up-front, which prevents confusing or misleading relationships. It’s a convenient tool to find exactly what you like.
Zepeel v1.5 is currently running a campaign on Indiegogo. If this platform sounds like something you could benefit from, CLICK HERE to contribute and become a part of the Zepeel community!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

5 Different Scents for 5 Different Types of Men

Perfume has a way of attracting the opposite sex and that’s a known fact. But we often overlook an important point; every man will be more attracted to certain types of scents over others. Below is a list of various types of aromas for different types of men. Is your beau a sports fanatic? You’ll probably want to go with number 2. A younger guy? Maybe number 3 or 4. Of course, I’d advise you wear whatever you feel defines you best. But spritzing on your man’s favourite scent just might make him go extra crazy for you – which never hurts.

1. Chanel No.5
A classic gentleman dreams of a traditional lady and nothing defines an elegant woman more than Chanel No. 5. If your man is mature, serious and loves to dress up in a nice suit and tie, this scent will complement him well. It’s a warm and rich blend of jasmine, lily, amber and vanilla.

2. Dolce and Gabbana Light BlueAs its name suggests, this scent represents and attracts the cool and laid back. This light and fresh scent is a bit sportier than your typical girly perfume. If your guy loves to hang out in casual attire and doesn’t mind your hair messy, this floral-fruity aroma will tickle his fancy.

3. Marc Jacobs Daisy
A hopeless romantic will get lost in this aroma of flowers. For dreamers with dandy style, the subtle floral scent is as lovely as it could get. If your guy is nature-loving, carefree and sweet, this pretty scent will be his ideal. 

Even the bottle screams fun.
4. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy
A younger, fun-loving guy will fall for this thick sugary scent. It’s basically like a liquid candy mist and will make a bold presence for the outgoing girl. It’s a boost of liveliness, consisting of wild berries and mandarin oranges and honeysuckle. 

5. Dior Addict Eau de Parfum
This is for a serious man who can handle a kick (or a lot) of spice. This mature scent is for the strong woman with a dark side. This heavy scent of spiced vanilla is not for everyone, but is perfect for macho men looking for a sexy woman.

Which scents do you wear and how do you think it defines you? And what kind of men do you think that'll be attracting?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The 5 most cliché women’s costumes to avoid this Halloween

Year after year, dressing up for Halloween doesn’t seem to get any easier. It’s always the first thing that comes to mind once October rolls around because you know that at the end of the month, you’ll be expected to show up to a party dressed exceptionally slutty. It’s the one night it’s hardest to stand out in a crowd because, let’s be honest, you’re surrounded by a pool of half-naked girls with loads of makeup on. Now I can’t really help you with what to wear to set yourself apart, but I can lay out this list of don’t-do’s. Wear something you’ll actually take pride in this year, AKA not any of these listed below.

1. The ambiguous, barely-there “uniform”
You’re bound to see tons of women in either black, navy blue or army green this (and every) Halloween – and trust me, everyone has just had enough. These party-packagers outfits are boring and will spark no conversation. Not to mention they’re a rip-off and not always flattering!

2. The tavern girl dress

Whether you’re Dorothy, Alice in Wonderland, a Swiss girl, a tavern girl or a Viking girl… That ribbon-y, short A-line dress from the costume store looks all the same to guys (especially in the dark). These dresses never fail to fill half the room at Halloween parties, so do yourself a favor and don’t fall in that trap!

3. The plaid shirt and ripped jean shorts

Only dress up as a cow girl or lumberjack girl if you want to publicize the fact that you were ridiculously busy (or lazy) this Halloween. Daisy Duke is so last decade. It also requires minimal to no effort in putting together, which is no fun. Show a little bit of creativity and originality by doing anything BUT this.

4. The EARS

While playboy bunnies are iconic sex symbols… Cats, mice and cheetahs are not. The furry ears, eyeliner-drawn whiskers and tails on a skin-tight black dress are just so lame. Unless there was a cool pop culture reference to it, it’s just weird to dress up as a feline or rodent – yet we still continue to see this year after year.

5. The supernatural entity

Angel wings or devil horns are the staple pieces that every Halloween shop will carry for eternity. But hey, it’s 2013 and Halloween’s not about angels and devils and ghouls anymore. It’s too outdated to be considered a cool costume ever. Unless you’re a Victoria’s Secret model, the “angel” look really won’t fly.

While this list narrows down your options A LOT, it also opens your eyes to alternative ways to dress up for Halloween! Try piecing together an outfit that is one-of-a-kind -- mixing and matching pieces rather than wearing just a store-bought outfit. By eliminating these clichés, you can explore options that show off your creativity and personal style. You can add a special touch to any costume by digging random things out of your own closet and thinking of ways to incorporate them into your costume! Stand out from the crowd this Halloween by shining your own light -- the magic formula to impressing any guy!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Use These 6 Apps to Enhance Your Relationship

Technology is making everything easier, and relationships are no exception. With so many creative apps out on the market, you won’t ever have to feel helpless when there’s a bump in the road. Whatever your relationship concern is, there’s probably an app tailored for it... Equip yourself by downloading these six basics to strengthen you and your beau’s love life.

1.    Build better communication
Imagine having a private newsfeed slash dropbox exclusively for you and your loved one -- the Between app is a photo and love note-sharing tool just for you two. The couple-oriented software lets you post statuses (more like love notes) onto a storyboard for your eyes only. This is perfect if you’re looking to strengthen your communication; you can keep each other updated in a unique and convenient way. 

2.    Clear the air easily
You’re bound to have that exboyfriend who you’d rather not have around, especially popping up on your computer screen. Now you can completely detach from bad exes with Ex-Blocker  – a browser plugin that completely blocks up to five people off your Facebook, Twitter and other blog sites. If you’re the type to dwell in the past, do yourself a favour and install this. And install it on your boyfriend’s computer while you’re at it!

3.    Spice Things Up
Passion is a mobile app that rates your performance in bed on a scale of 1 to 10. All you need to do is turn on the app and place it on your bed before getting it on. This is a fun way to get more into it than ever before. You can take turns owning the bed and turn it into a fun competition.

4. Avoid drama with pre-crafted messages
Are you the type to text things you don’t even mean out of anger? The Makeup Text app crafts the perfectly appropriate make-up text for any occasion. Most of the pre-assembled texts are for comic relief, but sincere ones like “I love you more than anything” or “I want another chance” will surely not leave you in the dust.   

5.    Be mindful of anniversaries
As its name suggests, the MANsaver app saves your lover -- from forgetting important dates of anniversaries, birthdays, dinner dates, etc. Guys can be really bad with remembering things, so this app will come in really handy. It even offers sweet gift ideas, pre-made sentimental messages and unique date scenarios; it’s a win-win for both you and your man!

6.  Shop together for your future
This one’s for awaiting bride-to-be’s: the Tiffany & Co. iPhone app lets you pick out a ring with ease. What better way to be on the same page with things than flipping through this online catalogue? Warning: app could either enhance or harm relationship depending on how it’s used.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lauren Conrad is Happier than Ever -- Here's How

Lauren Conrad isn't just a pretty face -- there is a thing or two to take away from the blonde bombshell when it comes to dating. The 27-year-old fashion designer, author and blogger seemed happier than ever after her boyfriend of two years, William Tell, proposed to her this past weekend. Conrad's first big break into Hollywood was drama-filled reality TV -- The Hills and Laguna Beach -- but today, just a few years after the show, she is fully settled down with her beau with a successful enterprise built to her name. Here's what Lauren Conrad did to prove herself very smart about her dating life.

1. She ditched fame
It's like an implicit rule that celebrities date other celebrities; the higher profile you are, the higher profile you will date. Think of all the A-listers that were quick to get married to other A-listers, only to end in divorce: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. The fact that Lauren Conrad chose a low key guy tells you that she doesn't count fame as a factor when it comes to dating -- she genuinely cares about her man's character and all the real stuff.

2. She was mindful of commonalities
Lauren Conrad is a reality TV star turned business woman; her fiancee is an ex rock band member turned law school student. The two both dipped their toes in the entertainment industry, but proceeded to pursue more stable careers. Never mind the little things they share in common, but Lauren Conrad definitely nailed it when sticking with an important aspect -- a similar outlook on life.

3. She has an eye for matching things -- even when it comes to boys
Fashionistas like to match shoes to their clothes, and men are no exception. Lauren Conrad and her boyfriend look adorable together because they share similar style -- the two were often spotted wearing complementing outfits or sunglasses. The couple seems like-minded when it comes to fashion, both sporting preppy and dapper looks. You'd be surprised; this kind of stuff matters to a lot of girls and especially fashionistas. This "matching" look is definitely not something that Conrad's jock-like ex could offer, which makes her current fiancee all the better.

She's wearing polka dots, he's wearing a dotted bow tie.
4. She likes balance and looks for balance in her men
It's not every day you meet a rock star turned lawyer, but the concept of it exists everywhere: a man who is well-rounded with a range of interests. When Lauren Conrad isn't working on continuing to build her empire, she's often spotted wining and dining and hanging out by the pool with her boyfriend. Similarly, the 33-year-old University of Southern California student is studious yet social and knows how to just chill out.

5. She was open-minded to a setup
The newly engaged couple met on a blind date! "I met my boyfriend on a setup," Conrad told Allure magazine a while back. "I did not go with high hopes, though. What was nice about us is we both went in with preconceptions, but they were quickly broken." Rather than dating within her circle of friends at Laguna Beach, Conrad stepped out and took the initiative to be introduced to someone completely new. If every girl was as brave and smart about dating, the world would be a much cuter place.

Friday, October 4, 2013

4 Aphrodisiacs That Will Surprise You

Forget strawberries and chocolate; it's about time guys invested a little more into foreplay in not such an obvious way. There are a few natural foods that have the same effect as conventional aphrodisiacs, yet are not widely known. The best part about these is that you can even pick them up yourself and prepare to get in the mood, without seeming like you're doing so.

1)    Tea: Aside from containing antioxidants that get your blood flowing, a cup of good tea acts as a form of aromatherapy. Warm tea has an overall soothing effect, relieving tense muscles. Cold tea works well, too, but has a different effect; try it with pumps of flavored syrup or sweetener for an energy boost. Hot or cold, a good brew will give you the pre-relaxation you need to feel amazing in bed.

2)    Walnuts: Nuts contain unsaturated fats – the good oils that provide energy and increase brain activity. At the same time, they're known to be a health food that lowers stress-levels, soothing higher levels of adrenaline or anxiety. Being relaxed yet energetic at the same time is the perfect state to be in. And the best part about these is that they require little to no preparation; they can be eaten as snacks or even tossed in a salad. Munch on these nuts for enhanced stimulation and pleasure.

3)    Mint: This flavor is the best wake up call for your mind and senses. Mint leaves can be hard to incorporate into your diet... So just keep in mind the flavor itself. If you're going to choose a drink, try a mojito. Chew strong-flavored mint gum. Pick mint chocolate chip ice cream. The very scent of the mint will help heighten and invigorate your senses... Just what you need to feel amazing with every stroke during foreplay.

4)  Peaches: We all know sweets are a girl's best friend. While peaches are full of natural sugars, they're also a fantastic super food rich in nutrients; they have a natural sedative that reduce stress and anxiety. Keeping relaxed is key, for girls especially. So a sugary treat that has a stress-relieving effect may be just the thing you need; this extra kick will loosen you up and put you in the mood to be a little more wild!

Monday, September 30, 2013

#Foreveralone is Ruining Lives

While it’s a tragically hilarious way to summarize just plain devastating events, #foreveralone is actually becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy to a lot of people who end up, well, forever alone. It’s almost like people of our generation have more fun laughing at themselves than laughing at others… Since when did we being accepting the fact that we will live day to day as sulkers?

The whole basis of the Internet meme and hashtag phenomenon #foreveralone is that your life sucks. People have started posting personal stories and even photos of themselves, summarizing it as #foreveralone. Sure, it’s just funny comic relief, but you don’t realize that Internet trends have all the impact on people’s outlook on things and overall mentality. Think about it: this is where we spend more than a quarter of each day. 

Here’s a cinematic example: Joseph Gordon Levitt in 500 Days of Summer. The sad loser character just happens to be “heart throb” JGL. Did Summer not just dump him for someone else? The man didn’t even shed a tear or show the slightest form of rage. Is this cool or something? #foreveralone  

Enough chickflicks star that typical girl lead: a self-belittling dork who cries eating Haagen Dazs while on the phone with her mom. #foreveralone

Reality is, not all of us who behave like JGL of 500 Days of Summer or Mila Kunis of Friends with Benefitslook like JGL or Mila Kunis. So basically, #foreveralone won’t work in your favour at all… You won’t be pleasantly surprised with an Autumn or a Justin Timberlake to sweep you off your feet. #foreveralone

#foreveralone is funny and entertaining until you catch yourself actually living the #foreveralone life. You wake up and go to your tedious job and spill coffee on yourself along the way, then you make yourself dinner and watch 10 movies before sleeping, repeat – while your friends are with their manfriends or busy being newly engaged. #foreveralone 

Rather than just spending hours on the Internet lonely and sad, wouldn’t it make sense to try and break free from it by meeting other singles online? It’s like a resource so easily accessible, yet a people still haven’t got it yet. You’re basically missing out on a life of sparks. Flare. Spontaneity. #foreveralone

If this article reminds you of a friend, you should probably share this link with them.

"Forever Alone is an exploitable rage comic character that is used to express loneliness and disappointment with life."- Know Your Meme

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Try an Open Relationship At Least Once

My girlfriend told me that her friend from back home (Columbia) just got married to a guy she met online. They had been dating for 5 years, long distance. She lived in Columbia and he was from Canada, but he worked for the UN so he traveled a lot. Because of circumstances, the couple could only meet up once or twice a year – forcing them to maintain good communication through messaging services and Skype.

My favorite part of this love story isn’t the fact that they managed to last 5 years barely meeting in person – it’s that the whole thing was an open relationship, mutually agreed. Both of them saw other companions within their respective vicinities, not because they got bored of each other… But because they were bored without each other there beside them. 

If you’re thinking, ‘Oh, an open relationship. Must be some sleazy millennials who are seriously confused about what they want’ – clear that stigma. It’s honestly something that makes so much sense, but some uptight people labeled it as “unacceptable.” Long distance can be pretty brutal, but this Columbian-Canadian pair made it work; they’re happily married now, so does that not prove something? Monogamy is overrated.

I wonder if it would have been the same if they kept it strictly monogamous. It’s in our human nature to crave a little bit of lovin’ – both emotionally and physically – from time to time. She was sleeping with her colleague while he was with a local wherever he was stationed for the time being.

Isn’t it a little much to demand fidelity of someone when you’re not always around? More and more people are meeting online from different (and far-away) backgrounds. More and more people are being stationed abroad for work. More and more people should be opening up to something a little different. 

If you’re sure that you’ve met the right person, nothing will stop you from ending up together… Not even distance, not even a couple flings along the way. Now the only thing that might raise issues is if you’re the super jealous type – in that case, just don’t talk about it. No need. But I’m sure people who have experienced an open relationship could attest; you gotta try it at least once in your lifetime.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

What Miss Kansas Teaches Us About Real American Beauty

The 2013 Miss America pageant really stirred things up on the Internet because of netizens' strong belief that Miss Kansas should have won instead of Miss New York. People are quick to judge that whoever is routing for Miss Kansas is racist, but there’s a whole lot more to Theresa Vail than just her blonde hair. Let’s pretend for a second that both contestants were Caucasian: Miss Kansas is still closer to the epitome of American beauty. All this talk about racism is distracting us from what’s really important here: that 22-year-old Sgt. Theresa Vail kicks a$$ in ways that more American girls can relate. The bombshell reminds us what it takes to be an attractive girl living in modern day America.

1. Be genuine
The main thing that really set her apart from the rest was her openly flaunted tattoo, which is typically a faux pas in beauty pageants. This girl was 100% herself, regardless of traditions or what other contestants were doing.

2. Be a little bit vulnerable
The 22-year-old tugged at our heartstrings with her story of how she was relentlessly bullied and suicidal at one point. No one likes someone who is perfect, because that doesn’t exist.

3. Be a little bit raunchy
Let’s be real – her side tattoo is borderline white trash. It is in no way classy, dainty or Audrey Hepburn. But see how times are changing and it’s no longer 1960? We all like a girl with an edge. Plus it is meaningful… just inked in super tacky cursive.

4. Be a hint of manly
Is there anything sexier than a girl in an army uniform? Or any uniform that belongs to a typically male-dominant profession? We live in a day and age where girls are manlier than ever before. Miss Kansas wears combat boots, handles guns and is training for a pilot license. 

5. But still look like a typical Barbie doll
Let’s not forget that this is still a beauty pageant – an American one. Barbie is blonde, has D-cup breasts and mile-long legs, a lot like Miss Kansas! Sure, she’s talented and genuine and edgy, but ultimately, it comes down to the fact that she’s still closer in appearance to a classic Barbie than Miss New York. Can’t deny that we all grew up playing with these dolls.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sulkers of the Internet: People Who Write Missed Connections

How is this not pathetic?...
The other day, I saw this missed connections post; one of those tragically "beautiful" ones. After seeing this, I went on Craigslist to read more, which was a totally confusing and weird experience. Do these people actually expect to rekindle with some mysteriously charming stranger online? Am I the only one who finds these totally a waste of time and just plain depressing?

Missed connections are for people who sit around and wait for good things (like love) to happen to them. They miss chances and then regret missed opportunities, so they go online to post weird poem-like things saying, “I rode my bike right past you and smiled because you were beautiful.”

Let’s be real– missed connections don’t work. It’s just too creepy of a concept. Sure, the Internet is a platform that brings strangers together, but Craigslist seems more like a comfort zone for passive sulkers than a realistic solution for sad singles. It’s such a “hurting” atmosphere that isn’t inviting or attractive at all. It’s like a hub for hopeful dwellers and wishful thinking.

If you’ve got time to write a sulky post on Missed Connections, then you definitely have time to join a supervised online dating service for like-minded people. Sulkers don’t find what they’re looking for; go-getters do. It’s confusing to think that presently, in 2013, there are still sad single people. Missed connections prove this. Why do people sit there writing a depressing post when all they have to do is put themselves out there to find another somebody?

You’re not using the Internet properly if you’re just sulking on Craigslist. People need to stop this ASAP and go sign up to meet a large pool of new people. Wouldn’t that be the only practical way in boosting the well-being of single people?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Are You Dating Your Neighbor? Here's How the Breakup Might Go...

When you’re younger, your "neighborhood" seems like your entire world. Did you meet your first boyfriend on the playgrounds at school? Did you stay with the same guy throughout high school or college? Did you guys share the same group of friends? If you answered yes and are still going strong, that's great. But for those of you who broke up with that guy in your same circle of friends, how brutal was it dealing with the break-up? Seeing him around alllllll the time?

If you're dating your highschool sweetheart, imagine the break-up. You've been attached to the same group of friends for yearrrrs. Breaking free from this clique-y atmosphere will be hard. I once had a friend who lived and breathed to be in secret competition with her ex who was in the same friend circle. After a 4-year relationship in the same network, it was hard to break free from that. She was so caught up in the breakup that all she tried to do was seem fine around her friends, when actually, she was obsessively paranoid of what people were saying about her. What was once a comfortable close-knit community had turned into an awkward battlefield.

Are you caught up in a super tight-knit community of drama, gossip and in-your-face-ness? Are you aware that there’s a whole lot more of the world that will make your clique’s little problems seem absolutely minuscule?

In America alone, there are 50 states to explore. Chances are, the man of your dreams is not your neighbor. He doesn’t have to be your highschool sweetheart. Not even a dude you met at college. For those who have traveled or online dated, I'm sure you can all agree with me on this one!

The best place to see what’s really out there is the Internet, don't you think? Joining a social network instantly connects you with people from all over the country – and the globe. How else are you going to get a kick-start at cross-state dating or even just networking OUTSIDE of your teeny tiny community?

Enter Zepeel, making browsing for your perfect guy easy-peasy. Wouldn't you like to get away from the messy, intertwined network that makes your world feel so small? I suggest logging onto Zepeel to see what it’s like. Why wouldn't you be open to meeting people outside of your familiar comfort zone? It'll really surprise you!

I want to know what you think... Leave me a comment!

Gabby G

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Online Dating: Advice for the Ladies

First post, this is exciting. Just call me the online dating guru because I will be sharing some pointers that will blow your minds.

For ladies who use dating sites, my first advice is this: stop sitting there in front of your computer screen, trying to guess what he will be like in person. Let’s face it; girls tend to make up unrealistic interpretations of photos. Once you finally meet the guy, it will not be what you envisioned; he could either turn out completely not-your-style or surprisingly cute, just unphotogenic (to say the least).

What I’m trying to say is: photos don’t ever do people justice. They’re misleading because they’re often outdated and easily manipulated. They’re ambiguous because you can’t put a voice to a face. And you can’t fully judge someone off of speechless, motionless photographs.

Rewind to the early 2000s, when online mingling started booming. These were the years of MSN Messenger, Hi5, Xanga, Friendster, etc. etc. Back then, online profiles were far from realistic; people would make up dream profiles with unclear webcam pics and random user IDs (e.g.: CooLGuY123).

Fast-forward to 2013 and times have changed. Online social networks have evolved. Now, it’s all about the real, genuine and timely. Dating services should be the same.

A lot of apps now have video components, to provide complete sensory experiences. Just like Vine or Instagram’s video feature, dating apps should let us watch, hear and feel the entire essence of people. I want real-time video introductions, as if I saw them in person -- no more awkwardly cropped photos!

This is why I’m so glad I found Zepeel; the first smartphone app that requires all users to have video profiles of themselves. These bios are real, legitimate and genuine. You can tell a lot more about a man through video; the voice, gestures and facial expressions make him come to life. Truly the new age of online dating, Zepeel is a fun and safe way to connect with genuine people.

It saves me time, too, because there’s really no room for ambiguity with real-time recordings. I’m not sitting there pondering whether or not I should message him. Isn’t time too precious to waste? If you agree with me, you need to download Zepeel NOW -– free at the app store for a limited time.

Until next time,

Gabby G