This is a classic clip from one my favorite completely outlandish movies, Half Baked. Although definitely far from high school, in this clip Dave Chappelle’s character here suffers from a setback that many young guys do – short on cash.
Watch the clip for a laugh then read some of our advice pieces here, here, here, here and here on super cheap date ideas to see some of our solutions for dating on an ultra low (or even non-existent) budget.
There is something bitter-sweet about fall. Sure you long for the lazy days of summer and all the freedom and adventure it allowed you. But a good thing about being back in school is the opportunity for your social life (and in many cases your dating life) to pick up again. While many of our suggested summer dates may not be as awesome as the air grows crisper, there are plenty of outings to keep you and a date occupied this autumn. Read on »
There is a lot of advice here at HUSH about dating. But hopefully, even if you’ve read it all, you realize you’re not supposed to take things so seriously. Dating is about having fun with a girl you think is special and making her feel that way. So if you’re feeling up to it, here are a few silly activities that will make you two giggle with glee and feel like kids again.
Snack Time: Nothing can make you feel safer than comfort food that your mom used to make for you. And the best part is, none of it calls for much culinary skill. Cook up some grilled cheese with a cup of tomato soup. Share a PB&J with the crusts cut off. Spread some peanut butter and raisins on a little celery for a few classic ants on a log. Eating like an 8-year-old helps you feel just as happy and care free as though you were that young again.
Bubbles: Pack some up the next time you two head out on an adventure. If you’re sitting around and can’t find anything to talk about busting out the bubbles will be a touch of magic.
Coloring: When is the last time you colored? In case you forgot it’s calming, creative, and can even make the most boring minded individuals seem artistic. Break out some crayons somewhere and kill some time enjoying each other’s company.
Board Game: These always seemed so dorky when your parents broke them out on Family Game Night, and this is not to say they aren’t dorky still. But now it is adorably nostalgic and goofy to play with your girlfriend. Wager something fun (think kisses or a funny dare rather than hard cash) to make this interesting.
I don’t want to stress you out before you head off for your date with her this weekend, but are you really going to eat that? You got the guts to get the date, you picked out an awesome activity, and even made a plan to pick her up. Don’t spoil it just before with an awkward choice of food.
The following are five food categories that if you eat just prior to kick off, can start your date out on the wrong foot.
Excessive Condiments. Nothing goes better with a hot dog than loads of ketchup and mustard. And let’s face it: tortilla chips are basically only a vehicle for spoonfuls of salsa. But slopping on condiments is high risk at making you look like a major slob. A big glob ob BBQ sauce on your shirt is not “in” this season.
Something New. Normally I’m all in favor of exploring cuisine. But the risk is upsetting your stomach with something out of the ordinary. And just before or during a date this isn’t a gamble you want to make.
Extremely Greasy Grub. Even if you’ve left time wash your face again before you depart, you’ll just feel gross after chomping on potato chips or chowing down on onion rings before a date. Don’t even think of touching her with those slippery fingers and don’t expect a kiss when the corners of your mouth are still shiny from French fry grease.
Anything that gets stuck in your teeth. It is totally going to ruin the vibe when you are trying to suck that little bit of corn out from in between your incisors. Poking at that little gristle of ribs with a toothpick you snagged is not going to make you any more attractive in this encounter.
Smelly Things. Think about this one from either end. Trying to hold a barrage of farts in your belly after a plateful of beans is not going to make this date fun for you. And every time you let out a breath after a garlicky meal might make her repel. Know what foods make your body a stink factory and steer clear when it’s time for a date.
Don’t freak you’ll do fine. We’re just here to help you think about the details. So stay away from these foods when it’s date time.
When we asked friend of HUSH and creator of the internet’s favorite food blog Needs More Salt, Nozlee, to give us some tips in the kitchen, what she came up with was a recipe bacon enough to make any dude drool but fancy enough to make the females fawn. Here’s what she gave us:
So maybe you want to impress that cute girl from homeroom with a romantic homecooked meal or picnic, but you can’t boil water without hurting yourself and you want something a little more, well, mature than PB&J. That’s okay! If you can use a toaster and a microwave, you can make these super classy and totally delicious bacon and asparagus sandwiches to woo your lady. They’re delicate but still filling, they travel well, and they’re really impressive for what you put into it — basically, you get a luxe twist on a BLT with the same skills it takes to make instant ramen.
Usually, HUSH would frown on fast food as a date destination (especially if it’s a first date). It’s unoriginal, can make you feel gross, and doesn’t display the extra effort that usually leads to success – a picnic in the park is cheaper and more romantic or cooking something together leads to a whole evening of fun.
BUT there is an exception to every rule. And when there isn’t much cash after you’ve cracked your piggy bank maybe a fast food date makes the most cents (ha, get it?) for you. Here is how you make this date a time to remember, rather than an interaction you’re dying to forget. Read on »
A guy gets some major points for making things. Really – even if your artistic skills are sub-par, a girl is going to love your lop-sided birthday card or a slightly-burnt stir-fry way more then a generic Hallmark message or a dinner out.