Dating awkward guys

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But in a world where we quickly swipe our fingers to get to that elusive "better boy," I say, just this once, give that awkward-but-nice guy who didn't make the coolest first impression one more chance. Sans jitters, he could be a totally different man.2. Don't judge a boy by his French collar, flip-flops, facial hair, or anything else that can be upgraded, thrown out, or shaved.3. When I'm hangry and want to get a rise out of my guy, I'll call him "vanilla," which is just about the meanest thing you can say to a person who fancies himself more "rhubarb sorbet." Though you might be holding out for someone with a little more flavor and eyes that cut through you the way Zac Efron's do in my daydreams (is that weird? A little beer-garden "networking" could never hurt.__Have you ever dated someone who didn't make the best first impression?I once dated a man who was so quietly graceful that it took me years to even realize that that was the dominant feature of his character.With the Graceful Man, I didn’t wonder about any of that. Two days later, he left a sunflower and a bottle of wine outside my door. And this man was 24 to my 29, proving that grace is independent of age.

) with the awkward self-consciousness of so many 20- and 30-something men.

But he didn’t quit or make self-conscious wisecracks.

He just held my hands as we stumbled through the basic steps together.

Ladies, is the reason you aren’t getting very far in the dating world because you haven’t let go of the girl you were in high school?

We know it’s a stereotype, but sometimes women pine after the rebellious cool guy, the one that mothers hate and girlfriends envy. Cool, the undiscovered nerd is standing in the shadows waiting to be noticed. We’re referring to that bespeckled guy that you overlooked so many years ago because he wasn’t cool.

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