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MATCHMAKER’S MARK



MATCHMAKER’S MARK
TIME OUT NEW YORK
JULY 11-18, 2007
BY JULIA ALLISON 

On any given summer night, fellas at outdoor bars have four general goals: (1) Enjoy the weather; (2) enjoy their buddies; (3) enjoy the alcohol; (4) get laid. Given the obscene amount of time men have collectively spent trying to figure out the most expeditious way of achieving No. 4—years of monosyllabic discussion (“You bang her yet?” “No.” “Sucks.”), whole books devoted to the art of the pickup (like 2005’s best-seller The Game)—you’d think they would have mastered it by now. Um, no.

So on a recent Saturday night, [read more...]

MEN’S HEALTH



MEN’S HEALTH
OCTOBER 2006 KILLED
BY JULIA ALLISON


Some first date disasters are unique; they can’t be categorized into a Don’t.  Spilling wine on her by mistake, running over her foot in the parking lot, unintentionally taking her to the restaurant where her last boyfriend dumped her.  These follies can’t be avoided because they’re inherently unavoidable.
But there are a handful of other no-nos that pop up regularly in women’s accounts of Really Bad First Dates.  It is these mistakes that have no excuse.  Why?  Because they can be easily prevented with minor effort and a bit [read more...]

BOOTY CALLS



BOOTY CALLS
SEVENTEEN
JANUARY 2004
BY JULIA ALLISON


Tuesday morning, 3 am, my roommate was rudely awakened by an obnoxious suitor texting her cell: “Gettin’ late. Lemme know.”
She was more than half asleep, but she still had a good idea of what he wanted to know. Would she be coming over that night for a little nooky?

The answer was no. Still, “if he’d had more tact about it, I definitely would’ve been up for something,” she admitted.

Think you’ve never been booty called? Think again. It’s not always obvious. Phone calls, text messages, emails, [read more...]