You know those Internet-dating ads on TV, with their casual arm touches and delicious-looking pastas, the couple laughing at each other's jokes like they're on ecstasy? Fantasy. Most first dates are two-hour displays of nerves, insecurities and awkwardness-with occasional bathroom breaks. But I've learned, through much trial and error, that they don't have to be; they can actually be downright fun…and sexy.
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If you get nervous about a first date (or a second or third, for that matter), consider: He invited you/accepted your invitation to dinner, so he's not looking for a reason to rule you out. He wants to get to know who you are, show you who he is and find out who you both could be to each other. So skip the deep breaths, and never mind the warm-up glass of wine. If you want to relax and enjoy your date, just read Jake's handy list of things you don't have to worry about.
1. Don't worry about…wearing the right jeans.
Fashion eludes most
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You know those Internet-dating ads on TV, with their casual arm touches and delicious-looking pastas, the couple laughing at each other's jokes like they're on ecstasy? Fantasy. Most first dates are two-hour displays of nerves, insecurities and awkwardness-with occasional bathroom breaks. But I've learned, through much trial and error, that they don't have to be; they can actually be downright fun…and sexy.Read More »from 6 Things Not to Worry About On a First Date
- Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Fri, Jun 3, 2011 8:39 PM EDT
By Meredith Turits, Allure magazine
Step away from the mirror and stop agonizing over your alleged "imperfections." Why? Well, for one thing, you're gorgeous. And for another, the things you think are turn-offs are actually on guys' things-they-love-most-about-you list. Need proof? Read on!
By Alyssa Shapiro, Glamour magazine
If you've seen Blake Lively on our July 2011 Glamour magazine cover, you might have guessed the girl could pull off some pretty glam looks. Here, a few of her many (many) standout fashion moments that have made her a modern-day style icon in record time. Let the swooning begin! (And P.S. to get a sneak peek at Blake Lively's gorgeous July cover-shoot, just "like" us on Facebook!)
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- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, May 17, 2011 9:13 PM EDT
By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour magazineRead More »from Could This Really Be The Secret To Kate Middleton's Shiny Hair?
Are you guys Kate Middleton-ed out yet? If not, read on to find out which conditioning treatment reportedly contributes to her insanely shiny hair.
As you may have heard by now amidst all the crazy press coverage surrounding the royal wedding, for about 8 years, Kate Middleton has gone to the Richard Ward salon in London (that's also where she got her wedding-day half-up hairstyle done by stylist James Pryce). She reportedly regularly gets conditioning treatments called Kerastase Rituals to keep her hair shiny and healthy looking, and at home uses Kerastase shampoo and conditioner formulated for dry hair.
Of course, I suspect 90 percent of Kate's hair glossiness is due to genetic blessedness. But those fancy products can't hurt either.
Do you guys ever get conditioning or glossing treatments at the salon? Does this tidbit about Kate make you consider doing so?
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- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, May 16, 2011 8:10 PM EDT
By Meredith Turits, Glamour magazineRead More »from Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian's Hair DOs and DON'Ts
Is it any surprise that bombshell Khloe Kardashian's numero uno beauty DO is to have hair that looks like she's spent hours and hours, ahem, in bed? Read on for more exclusive scoop from Khloe and her equally shiny haired sis, Kourtney:
Friday kicked off John Frieda's "Destination: Style" salon tour, a multi-city venture that takes place from May through July during which John Frieda's expert style team will be doling out free hair makeovers and consultations.
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The pros are driving around in a seriously-glam 18-wheeler-kind of an oxymoron, yes, but trust me on this one. Why? Because I was inside the salon-on-wheels on Friday AM for the tour's launch! And I had some very cool company: Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian:
Since we spend a substantial amount of time gawking at the loveliness of Kardashian beauty looks, I simply had to ask the lovely ladies 'bout their own beauty DOs and DON'Ts. And, of
The next best thing to workouts and eating right? These figure-flattering style tips. Prepare for compliments!
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Fri, May 6, 2011 7:04 PM EDT
By Cindi Leive, Glamour magazine
There are a lot of things I'm proud of in the upcoming June issue of Glamour, but there's one I want to tell you about now-a report that opened my eyes, pissed me off, but then gave me hope. I believe it will do the same for you. It all comes down to two simple words: Tell Somebody.
Here's the backstory. One year ago today, 22-year-old University of Virginia student Yeardley Love was found dead in her apartment; her boyfriend later told police he'd shaken her so hard her head repeatedly hit the wall. At the time, Glamour reported on the tragedy in an editorial-and then we watched as, over the course of the next months, similar stories hit our front pages and TV screens. There was the swimsuit designer Sylvie Cachay, 33, strangled and abandoned in a hotel bathroom, allegedly by her boyfriend; Samantha Miller, 34, shot in the head in Tennessee; Courtney Delano, 19, killed in Michigan while six months pregnant; and on and on and on-a seeminglyRead More »from Tell Somebody: Help Put an End to Relationship Violence