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How Not to Pick Up Girls

December 10, 2012

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In the flirting game all guys have their own strategies. Some come off really strong and sweep girls off their feet, others play the funny card and so on. However, there are out there a couple of really, really bad pick up lines and no girl wants to hear them. Here’s a brief but relevant selection:

  • Are you religious? [Why?] Because you’re the answer to my prayers. Seriously? Did you also pray for her to roll back her eyes and leave? Because this kind of corniness will only get you that far.
  • Is it hot in here or is it just you? Are you actually hoping that she’ll giggle and say “no, it’s actually a bit of you, too”?
  • Remember me? Oh that’s right, I’ve met you only in my dreams. And that’s the only place you’ll ever get to know each other better!
  • You want me. I can smell it. Sweet Lord! Are you a dog? What’s next? Are you going to hump her leg?
  • Can I have your picture? [Why?] So I can show Santa what I want for Christmas! Obviously you were not a good boy this year because you’re definitely not getting that for Christmas!
  • If I could rearrange the alphabet I’d put I and U together. Then it’s a good thing you can’t do this and U and I are naturally so far apart.
  • Your feet must be tired, because you’ve been running through my mind all day long. Yes, let’s show an obsessive side right from the beginning!
  • If I followed you home would you keep me? Just don’t. Stalking hints are a definite no-no!
  • You’re ugly but you intrigue me. Are you actually trying to get slapped?
  • I hope you know CPR, because you take my breath away! You do know that punching the chest is also a CPR technique, right?
  • Do you believe in love at first sight or should I pass again? This is so old it’s probably written somewhere on the pyramids.
  • Baby, somebody better call God ‘cause he’s missing an angel! Really? The angel thing? We all know it’s all about bad girls these days.
  • Your eyes are blue, like the ocean. And baby, I’m lost at sea. Oh you, lonely sailor you… There’s probably no piece of land on her that you’ll be uncovering too soon.

Now let’s face it, would you even want to be with someone who falls for this kind of cheap stuff? And it’s not even much of a science, but you just have to be creative and say something that comes natural to that particular situation.

Get His/Her Attention with Great Dance Moves – Go Latin!

December 6, 2012

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Getting the attention of someone you’re interested can be challenging. Don’t fool yourself; even if you already met him/her through our app and actually got to know each other pretty well over time, you still have to make a good impression when you’re meeting face to face. So why not do it in style, on the dance floor? If you’re a girl, waving your body in a harmonious way is a definite plus, and if you’re a boy – let’s face it, guys don’t really know how to dance, so you’re sure to impress!

Why are we recommending Latin dances? Well, clubs tend to be a bit too crowded for breakdancing and it’s also not very feminine. Waltzing is a bit off the clubbing beat and the basic move from left to right that fits the beat is not very impressive. But Latin dances are a whole different story. They’re about passion, about feeling the rhythm, about releasing your inner energy and they’re based on a lot of hip movement. All of these ingredients make them perfect for a flirt!

Well, the truth is that there’s not much you can learn about dancing from reading, but we thought a couple of words on the subject could tickle your appetite. The learning process is obviously visual and it’s about learning the basic steps, mastering them and applying them on passionate rhythms. Be warned that you might like them so much that you’ll be tempted to practice a lot, but for the noble goal of impressing someone it should be enough to master a couple of basic steps and showing them off at the right time. We recommend you watch all of the five main categories of Latin dance: cha-cha, rumba, samba, paso doble and jive.

Cha-cha-cha has Cuban origins and hip actions are allowed to occur at the end of every step. Basically, the hip movement is caused by the alternate bending and straightening action of the knees, so it’s not a very hard thing to do.

Rumba is more than any other dance about passion and closeness. Rumbo is the Cuban Spanish word for party, but the dance itself is actually known as the “dance of love” and it’s not all that hard to learn.

Samba is the international symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnival, so you probably already know that it’s very fast and energetic.

Pasodoble is associated with the movement of the bullfighter so it’s majestic and it’s a signal of power.

Jive is very, very fast and it requires kicks with a bouncy type of movement using the balls of the feet a lot. It may not be as sensual as the others, but it can sure train your speed and mobility.

Enough talking. Start watching a couple of videos and see what gets your attention. We’re quite sure that a few moves here and there in the club will get the right person’s attention. After all, the Spanish are famous for being great lovers. Show off your Spanish side!

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Clubbing Tips

December 1, 2012

We know you’re all thinking about the summer and those hot crazy nights, but you can’t pause your fun time for more than 6 months! Go out and have fun in a club near you and we bet that you can get some pretty hot crazy nights in the middle of autumn or winter too. But before you go, there are a couple of things you should consider.

One of the most important aspects is knowing where you’re going. Search for the club on the Internet or better yet, ask a friend that actually was there. Even if you’re not that picky about service, it’s important to choose a place where you’re likely to feel comfortable. For example, if you’re a fan of house music, a club where they play 90s music won’t be your cup of tea.

And there’s another reason why you should have some information on your clubbing location – the dress code. Basically, every club is its own country when it comes to this and most clubs have some sort of rule about this. You simply won’t be allowed to get in if you’re wearing sweat pants and sneakers and the club’s rule is a minimum of smart casual. By the way, the rule of thumb on clubbing dress code is that it’s always best to be over-dressed than under-dressed. Maybe you’re starting off with one location and you’ll be going somewhere else, unplanned, later on. Look your best, but try to stay comfortable. After all, clubbing is about fun and you can’t have fun if you don’t feel good about yourself, right?

When it comes to drinks, well… The truth is that most clubbers dive into a drink to loosen up and everybody should know their own limits. We recommend responsible drinking for 2 good reasons: one, you wouldn’t want to end your night early because you’re sick, and two, avoiding the hangover the next day is bliss. Oh, and by the way, avoid mixing drinks. You don’t have to drink a lot to get wasted if you’re mixing beer, scotch and tequila.

Also very important – dancing. It’s basically the main reason why you’re going clubbing, right? Sure, some go clubbing to show off, others go to hook up, but at some point dancing is to be expected. If you’re a good dancers, you probably know what to do, and the only advice for you is avoid grinding up against a stranger without a minimum of establishing eye contact first. If you’re not a great dancer, don’t expect the drinking to enhance your abilities. Look at others, loosen up and just feel the beat. Don’t try too hard! The truth is that club music these days doesn’t require minuet moves, so you shouldn’t over-reach.

These are probably the most important aspects. Well, these and having enough money (for the entry fee, drinks, tips and probably the cab back home). So if you’ve got these covered, you can do what you set out to do – have fun!

 

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Tips for Accessible Travel Gifts

November 26, 2012

So you’re going on holiday and you’d like to bring something back to everyone that’s special. But you’re on a tight budget and the transport and accommodation alone cost quite a bundle. What can you do?

Luckily, there are a couple of universal cheap souvenir ideas and probably one of the most representative ideas for this category is the refrigerator magnet. It’s almost impossible not to find this where you’re going and there are a lot of advantages to this options: there are usually more models to choose from so you can use this gift idea for more than one friend, they’re cheap, they’re a good reminder of the place you’ve been to, they don’t add a lot of weight to your luggage and they also don’t require any special packing. The only downside to the magnets is the possible tacky factor, but as we already said, you usually get a variety of options, so you’re bound to find something suitable too.

Key chains are also very popular and they share their advantages with the magnets. And if you want to put extra emotional value to this gift, you can say that you wanted to get something that will always stay close to the one you’re giving it to.

Also related to these two are representative objects that you’ll also find on souvenir stands, whether they’re flags or miniatures of local landmarks. Be aware, these have a very high “tacky” risk, probably more than magnets.

Another accessible idea is the “local delicacy” gift. Most people enjoy trying out new things in the culinary area and a lot of places have branded themselves with a specific dish or beverage. On the downside, transportation for these items might raise some problems so be very careful when choosing your gift from this category.

And then there’s always the creative free stuff category: seashells, leaves, pinecones, sand, ticket stubs from museums, maybe a picture you took in a certain way that means something to a friend or anything else that shows you really thought about that person. After all, you’re bringing souvenirs to the people you care about and the whole point of them is showing that you remembered them while you were away. However, this works best if you tend to be a creative person or if you know that the ones receiving these will actually appreciate this kind of gesture.

But whatever you choose for your friends and family, make sure you also bring a souvenir for yourself. Of course, you’ll always have the memories and you’ll probably take a lot of pictures too, but it’s always nice to have a little something that you can hold to better connect with that holiday.

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Flirting Tips

November 24, 2012

In the Digital Era flirting could be easier, even for the very shy ones. Even our Hang Out on Holiday App is among those tools that can help you initiate contact with someone who catches your eye. But while kicking it off on the Internet has become somewhat easy, meeting face to face is just as much of a challenge as it always was. So whether you’re preparing to go out and meet someone, or you’re close to getting together with someone you’ve met over the Internet, it’s good to know a couple of things.

First of all, smile a lot, without forcing it. Smile shows that you’re comfortable with yourself and it’s also proof that you’re having a good time. It makes you look more open, trustworthy and for most people, their smiling face is their best angle.

Keep in mind that eye contact is a must. You know what they say, the eyes are the window to your soul and you can express a lot through them. Just like the smile, eye contact shows confidence, but should not be used excessively. Remember, staring is not appropriate eye contact!

Ask questions about the other person and stay focused on the answers too. It’s important to get to know someone and paying attention to the other one’s points of interest will help you keep him/her engaged, thus avoiding awkward silence. It’s always a good idea to start your sentences with “I wonder” and it never hurts to add a couple of compliments to the conversation. However, don’t use standard pick-up lines that sound fake or maybe just don’t apply; people love to be flattered but they also know their strong and weak points so don’t exaggerate. And last, but not least, try to avoid useless controversies; it’s good to stay loyal to your principles, but don’t be stubborn and avoid too many phrases that express disagreement since they’ll make you look negative.

As for body language, sit up straight, hold up your chin and avoid keeping your arms crossed. This seems to be hard for a lot of people because they feel they don’t know what to do with their hands. So what can you do with them? For one thing, casually touching the other person acts in your favour, and if you’re a girl there’s another great solution for this problem – playing with your hair.

These are probably the most important things you need to remember. Well, these and the holly law of acting natural. Sure, everybody tries hard at first to look better than they really are, but building up expectations that you won’t be able to fulfil later on will hurt you in the future. Relax, show off your strong points and focus more on your partner. This helps you build a connection with him/her and it will also take your mind off your own nervousness. And don’t forget to have a good time; flirting shouldn’t be a stressful experience. Flirting should be fun!

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Fun Games for the Road

November 12, 2012

Going on holiday by car is usually cheaper than going by plane and it also gives you some flexibility when you get there. However, it’s definitely not as fast, so it’s good to have some ideas for passing the time on the long road ahead, and if you won’t be feeling creative at that time, keep the following classics in mind.

The “odd coloured car” challenges your observational skills. Each player chooses an unlikely colour for a car (pink, purple, fuchsia, and so on) at the beginning of the trip and gets points every time he/she spots a car in their colour. Extra points are granted if you’re the first to observe another player’s coloured cars.

“License plate decoder” is about getting creative and finding a meaning to the license plates of the other cars around you.

And if you want to get even more creative, you can play the “Who are they?” game and make up a story about the passenger in the other cars: what’s their relationship, what they do, what kind of house do they own, where are they going, and any other details you can think of.

If you want to test your self control, you can always play the “Tomato”. It can be really fun, but you have to make an effort not to laugh. One player is “it” and he/she has to think of really silly questions to ask the others and whoever laughs is out. In the end, there can only be one.

“Would you rather?” can be an interesting game that really makes you think. There are no limits to the kind of questions you can ask, so you can use any topic from painful or embarrassing to fantasies. It can be both fun and revealing.

If you and your friends are very fond of music, there’s always the “Speak in song” alternative, a fun game with a fun goal – carrying out conversations only using song titles and lyrics. Don’t worry; you don’t have to sing, unless you really want to…

The “casserole game” is definitely not about cooking, but about memory. The first player starts by saying “I’m making a casserole and I’m going to need” something starting with the letter a. The next player says the same thing, but also adds an ingredient starting with the letter b. This goes on until you reach the letter z, constantly struggling to remember all the ingredients mentioned during the game.

The “buzz word” is something that you choose at the beginning of the trip and state it as taboo. It’s your choice if it’s “mom”, “potato” or “money”. Obviously, it involves more creativity if it’s something very likely to be used, since you’ll have to find other ways of expressing it without actually using the word. Every time somebody will be using the “buzz word” there will be some kind of penalty, which you also set at the beginning of the trip.

These are only a couple of suggestions, but apart from the classics, you can get as creative as you want. And if you’re going by bus and no one in the group is actually driving, playing cards is always a great way to pass the time. Sure, modern technology with its PSPs and mobile apps can keep you distracted, but holidays are also about bonding as a group. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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Have You Considered Camping?

November 7, 2012

You’ve been waiting for your holiday since last summer, you’ve earned it and you saved as much as you could have, but considering the information you found on transportation and accommodation, you’re still somewhat far from the perfect budget.

But going on holiday doesn’t have to be all that expensive. Have you considered replacing the hotel with a tent? You might enjoy your hard earned money more if you spend more on yourself and entertainment. You’re probably thinking that you won’t be comfortable; but quite frankly, modern equipment and camping sites are not what they used to be. Anyway, let’s face it, how much time were you going to spend in your room anyway? Holidays are about experiencing the places you’re visiting, right? So basically you only need a place to crash, and a tent with an inflatable mattress might be just what you need.

And if you thought that camping sites are exclusively located near mountain or forest areas, you were wrong. For example, even the great Ibiza has 7 different camping sites on the island, and there’s actually something called Discobus that can transport you all night from all the major resorts to their famous dance floors.

However, camping has its own specifics, and there are a couple of things that you should consider before packing. First of all, thanks to the all-knowing Internet these days, you can find out exactly what every campsite has to offer, and you should choose one that fits your needs regarding setting and possible activities.

Once you’ve made your choice, it’s a good idea to make a reservation, because during the season every good place is booked.

As for luggage, there are a couple of things that are absolute “musts”. You’ll definitely need a tent, and a sleeping bag, or an inflatable mattress. Also on the advisable “musts” list should be: a flashlight, extra batteries, a toothbrush (and other toiletries), appropriate clothes (warm weather, cold weather, waterproof), trash bags, a pocket knife and cooking supplies (although elaborate cooking is usually not a good idea).

In addition to these, there are a couple of items that you’ll find very useful, although you might manage without them: wet wipes, bug repellent, a cooler, a first aid kit and camp chairs.

When you get there, make sure you still have a couple of hours of daylight, because installing a tent might be tricky, especially if you’re new to this. You’d better bring some water with you and food. The quantity of food and water should depend on how long your holiday will be, your budget, and the options available near you. For example, if you’re planning to get to your tent only for sleep, you’ll probably take your meals in different places throughout the resort, so there’s no need to bring too much food.

Camping can be a great experience, provided your research on the place is thorough enough. There are things you can replace with a little creativity, but you should also have enough with you to be prepared in a number of scenarios.

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