Category: Dating & Relationships

the Urban Dater often examines the intricacies of dating and relationships. Dating is hard enough and then relationships often cast another layer of difficulty into the mix. Hopefully, the stories our contributors share will help you in your own relationships or dating experiences.

The Cheapskate.

I was out on a date not long ago.  My date and I were going over our dating “battle-files” to see who had the worst experiences, so to speak.  We traded stories back and forth and a common theme that...

/ April 27, 2009

5 Ways to Tell if Your New Girl Digs You Like Dig Dug.

You've been out on a first date with a new woman and you're interested in pursuing her. However, what you don't know is this: Is this woman into me? That's the noodle spinner, isn't it? It's not always easy to...

/ March 16, 2009

How Not to Get Punched in the Neck on the First Date.

Okay, so you probably won't get punched in the neck on your first date. Which is a good thing, unless you're into that sort of action. This article looks to dissect a few areas that can help make those first...

/ March 7, 2009

Dating Younger Men: Hot Trend or Plain Trashy?

Lately there has been a proliferation of older women dating younger men. It’s everywhere – from celebrities to everyday people. New terms (think “cougar”) have even been coined for this trend. But is it a good one? Signup for Our...

/ February 5, 2009

Conversationalist Sensationalist.

Conversation: It's to a date what Conan is to the Barbarian; what Murray's Pomade is to Brian Setzer's hair; what Bruce Lee is to taking ass and kicking names. I think you get the point… Yeah, it's that important. Signup...

/ January 12, 2009

The Reason For Dating.

Why does anyone date? It seems a pretty obvious answer to a rather simple question, one would think. But I've talked to a bunch of different people with a bunch of different answers to that very question. Some date just...

/ January 5, 2009

Happily Ever After?

Happily Ever After. The phrase gets shoved down our throats from the time we are born. We are taught to be brides and told that our wedding will be the most important day of our lives. No pressure to find...

/ December 15, 2008

Settle Me This or Settle Me That…

So it turns out that when you settle for a relationship it's just one of those things that wears on you and just bores into your skull.  “Break up with this person already,” you think to yourself.  I think Taylorcast...

/ December 7, 2008