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You know the kind of thing I’m talking about if you’ve ever had a guy tell you his mother says hi...on date three. Here are the top 5 reasons guys stop calling:
You said you aren’t looking for something serious but you really are and he can tell.
The dating world is made up of people looking for serious and people who aren’t, and you have to be honest about which you are! If you’re all “I totally just want something casual” but that’s not exactly true, it’s going to manifest itself in weird ways, and he’ll st op calling because that’s not fair to either of you.
The jealous / stalker vibe.
Everyone likes a little jealousy, right? But if it’s date two and a girl’s teasing any reference I make to other women in my life (“Just roommates, huh? Joking!”) a red flag pops up. If she suggestively asks about a girl I know because she saw a picture of the girl and You never me together, and said paid. picture was discovered because she was on my facebook? Unless you’re going for We’re not making it to hedge fund guys, you date three. have to pay sometimes! On the first date/meal/ round, the obligatory purse reach is great, but There was odds are he’s no chase. not going to actuI know, it’s trite, it’s ally let straight out of an Anispay, ton flick, but that doesn’t you right? So make it untrue. Guys when the instinctually need mating second date friction, so if you’re always comes around, don’t ask available and ready to pay, tell him you’re see him, if you’re nodding to going pay. It’s not an agreeably at everything insignifitocant gesture; it he says, indulging him at says you’re ready to hanevery laugh line, hapdle your half of whatever pily letting his bedroom relationship emerges preferences trump yours from those first few dates. — then what the hell is interesting about you?
You’ve been social network attacking him.
Sometimes after a few dates you really like someone and it maybe kinda sorta starts to border on infatuation. (Especially when you have a lazy Sunday afternoon and your thoughts drift, am I right ladies?) Don’t let this seep out by adding him on facebook, following him on twitter, and commenting on his blog that you had no idea he used to live in Barcelona. One of these is fine! Showing interest is great! Just not an avalanche of it, ok? Cause you may as well have told him your Mom says hi. Ω 5 MIGNON
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lake Lively is starving. She slides into a booth at a charming restaurant in New York City’s West Village and immediately buries her head in the menu. “Let’s share a bunch of stuff,” she says, then adds, “On average, I order about three meals for myself in one sitting.” She isn’t kidding. Two bread baskets, two appetizers, two pasta entrées, and three desserts later, she decides that’s enough food…to start with. But there’s good reason for Blake’s ravenous appetite. As one of the breakout stars of television’s most buzzed-about show, Gossip Girl, she’s spent the last several months working 18-hour days. And that’s in addition to promoting her new flick, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, in which she plays a college student coming to terms with her mother’s death. Though she looks every bit the chosen Hollywood starlet (she’s dressed in skinny jeans, black ballet flats, and a leather bomber jacket), she hardly acts it. “I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. But I do sleep around a lot,” she deadpans, before busting into laughter. The fact is, her own high school experience in Burbank, California, was a far cry from her character’s ultraprivileged existence. While Serena van der Woodsen spends her time sipping champagne at the Palace Hot e l dressed in designer clothes, Blake, now 21, was more of a gung-ho overachiever. “ I was class president, on the cheerleading squad, in a competitive show choir, and
in, like, six different clubs,” she says. She’s even sported a bulldog costume to act as mascot for some football games . That up-for-anything attitude is what helped her break into acting. She got her first gig (in the original Sisterhood movie) because her brother, also an actor, thought she would like performing and asked his agent to send her on a couple auditions. She steers the conversation back to her alter ego and finds it important to distinguish her world from the dramafilled one her character inhabits. “There wasn’t a period in my life like Serena went through, where I was doing drugs and having sex with my best friend’s boyfriend. I never went through that kind of crazy,” says Blake, who describes herself as a “weird combination” of really outgoing and really shy. Instead, she’s famous among her group of friends for being a prankster who breaks into impromptu “Riverdances” and belts out show tunes in the wrong key. “People think I’m goofy,” she says. “I don’t have that whole Angelina Jolie air to me. I wish that I did, and that’s an insecurity of mine. Some days, I wake up, and I’m like ‘Oh, I look good to day!’ And some days, I wake up and feel like I look like a tranny.” More like a statuesque 5-foot-10 blond bombshell. No doubt Blake’s gorgeous looks have made her Thanks to a starring something role on the addictive to talk—and Gossip Girl, a new blog— movie, and a highabout. As profile romance, she’s she dives Hollywood’s proverbial in to her It Girl. One more thing: ravioli, two You know you love her. women
frolicking together on vacation in Mexico, Blake and her onscreen boyfriend , Penn Badgley (who plays Dan Humphrey), were linked romantically. Without mentioning his name, she says, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been now. When I’m in a relationship, I give my heart an d soul to it and do it 100 percent.” Turns out, she has some pretty specific requirements for the man in her life: “If a guy can play Guitar Hero with me and sit at home and watch the Food Network and read magazines with me, that’s good. I don’t think there are many guys that’s fun for. It’s a lot to ask.” As far as Penn goes, she only cops to turning to him for advice on-set from time to time. “He’s very stoic and calm and confident. He’s much more like Serena than I am.”
O walking by the table do a double-take when they notice her. (You can practically hear them gasping “OMG!”) And on a typical day, the Gossip Girl set is surrounded by 60 to 80 scoop-hungry paparazzi. “Their cameras will be clicking during scenes while we’re just trying to get through our lines. It sounds like a swarm of wasps,” she says. Blake has also already gotten a taste of what it’s like to be thrust into the celebrity rumor mill, thanks to tabloid speculation that she’s frenemies with her costar Leighton Meester, who plays Blair Waldorf on the show. Counters Blake: “It’s absurd. We get along so well.” And the gum-flapping doesn’t stop there. Long before they were photographed 12 MIGNON
n the topic of love, Blake does admit to one thing: her lack of experience. “I’ve kissed just three people in my life, other than stuff that I’ve done for TV or movies. I know—I’m weird! I hope Brad Pitt doesn’t hear this. He’s never going to want to marry me!” she says, giggling. “But seriously, I haven’t been in many relationships. I don’t want to date someone just to date someone. I want to be with a guy who’s going to better my quality of life and better me.” At that point, the waiter comes over to set down the aforementioned array of cake and pastries. Blake pauses with her spoon in midair, looking bemused, and says, “Actually, you know what? A guy’s also perfect if he doesn’t try to eat my dessert.” Ω
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Twist your ponytail into a chic bun.
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Put away your flatiron for a day.
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Slide on a skinny headband.
Don’t be afraid of the way-high bun.
No, this isn’t a dancer with the New York City Ballet—it’s January Jones! For her daring bun, make a ponytail way up on top of your head, then braid it. Wrap the braid around the base of the pony and secure with bobby pins. Pirouettes are optional.
What to do now that we’ve officially retired the low-rider headband look? Take a cue from Scarlett Johansson and go with a thin headband in basic black. Tease the front of your hair first for volume and to give the band something to grab onto.
Make friends with smoothing cream.
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Let some pieces hang loose on a casual updo.
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