Online Dating: increase your odds, and weed out the duds

Dating Advice from Engage.com's top matchmaker.

Logo20 You’re a cute girl, so you have no problems getting dates, right? But lets face it. How often does the man of your dreams approach you at the grocery store and ask you out? Instead it’s the 40 and never married guy with the comb-over from accounting who won’t take no for an answer, or the lame-o in line at the bank that offers up cheesy lines like, “so you bank here huh?”. In today’s busy world with infinite ways to communicate with each other, why is it so hard to connect?

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Introducing The B List

Before you get the idea that this is a roundup of second-rate items, let me clarify. The “B” List stands for Belisi, so everything that makes the cut is above grade and in some way fabulous. Each week we’ll share some of our new-found (or time-tested) favorite fashion websites, designers, trends, books, blogs, you name it! As long as it’s in the name of fashion.

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Are you ready for Swimsuit Season?

You know you've been thinking about it for the past six months. You knew swimsuit season was right around the corner. So why does it feel like it just crept up and caught you off-guard? It's okay. We're right there with you. Swimsuit styles are varied and flattering this season, with tons of 60s inspired bikinis and one pieces (Yes! One pieces are sexy and cool again!).

Here's a quick-hit list of some of my favorite suits with all the essential beach/pool gear for a red hot summer.

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Sense & Sensibility--Wine Tasting Tips from the Experts

One of the fastest ways to develop a knowledge base of wines you enjoy is to taste them. This can be a lot of fun. Go to your local wine & spirits store; gather up a bunch of bottles and head home for a night of tasting adventures. You might have more success if you ask the wine clerk for suggestions, or check out the ratings affixed to bins at the store. Check out wine reviews online (Wine Library TV is a good place to start) or check out what the experts say in wine publications like Wine Spectator. Depending on your preferred learning method, you may find it helpful to do a vertical tasting, which means sampling wines of the same variety but with different vintages.

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