Tinder dates can be pretty nerve wrecking. You have no idea what to expect yet somehow end up imagining all sorts of scenarios of how the date should or will go. You may get over excited or be so nervous that it causes the date to go downhill. It’s not your fault, after all you don’t know much about the other person with your two-dimensional experience through the Tinder app. Now you’re just sitting somewhere and you open the app, you check out a few people and swipe someone right. Well, the story starts there and you have yourself a date. A date that can turn into the best decisions of your life or even your worst nightmare. Trying to have “the perfect date” actually ruins the date. A Perfect date doesn’t exist. But there are a lot of other small things you could do and some that you should NEVER to make the date worthwhile. So, here are some of the Do’s and Don’ts for a Tinder date.


Telling them your sob story

Never get into a conversation where you tell them about the safe in your house that contains tons of cash. Talking about your secrets or deep shit is a big NO NO for your tinder date. It will always give out the wrong impression about you.

Don’t ask boring questions

The part when you guys match and start chatting is where you ask “So, what do you do?” “Where are you from?” and not on your first date. Asking those questions through texting seems fine but it becomes interrogative on a date.

Being too nice

It might get creepy after a while of being too nice. Or you may be taken for granted. Either ways, be chill and let the date flow. You can’t control everything. You’re not there to make sure they have a great time, you’re there so you can have a great date with that person.

Don’t be touchy

Being too close and touchy can make the other person awkwardly uncomfortable. Learn their vibe, give both yourselves time to be comfortable and the make a move. If you straight up start touching them, even if in friendly ways, it comes off as sexual. People, at times, love their space and need be stay that way. So, take note!


Pick a place that you’re familiar with

When you choose a café or restaurant that you often go gives you a sense of comfort. Being comfortable is must, if things go south you’ll know what to do. You’ll know what next to do after, what places are nearby and so on. It a major plus point for you.

Create your own vibe

Don’t wait for the other one to start talking, be the first one to create a great aura. Many things can go wrong, the food can be tasteless or the music too loud. But make sure your presence is radiant and the other person enjoys the date.

Get to know each other

As clichés as it sounds and most common, it is the most important aspect for any kind of date. You have to be open about yourself, be true, be honest, also keep the conversation light. Don’t bring up any serious topics and try avoiding opening old wounds.

Plan the dessert in some other place

By doing so, you get to spend some more time with your date. Perhaps walking to the other place that gives you time to talk about more stuff and hit it off. It also shows efforts which are almost always appreciate or even rewarded. 😉

Tell us the most special part of your first tinder date or may be the worst experience you had on a tinder date in the comment section below! 😀

Isn’t the weather just romantic? The cloudy sky, cold breeze, the damp atmosphere, everything about monsoon is romantic. You either feel like eating all the hot stuff in the kitchen or simply just cuddle up under a blanket in your bed. You can say this weather is perfect for ‘Netflix and Chill’ ;). We’ve got a movie list prepped up for you to binge watch it with your other half, special someone, your honey boo or whatever sweet adorable names you’ve got for them, being all snuggled up and simply enjoy these movies in the rains.

1) 50 first dates


50 First Dates is a warm yet funny love story. It is about a man who falls for a girl who suffers from short-term memory loss. She remembers only the days before her accident and she waked up believing it’s her birthday every day because she cannot remember anything beyond that day. So, this guy tries to woo her every single day, prays that she falls in love with him for that day and most importantly, he loves her without any conditions.

2) P.S. I Love You

This movie might make you shed a few tears but is surely worth watching. It is about a young widow who starts her life afresh with the help of ten notes that her late husband has left for her.

3) A Walk To Remember


It is a heart-wrenching yet beautiful story of a guy who falls in love with a girl who has a terminal disease, and how the couple spends their last days together. P.S. – Keep a tissue box handy.

4) Shakespeare In Love


This movie depicts Shakespeare as a struggling playwright/actor who is out of ideas and searching for a muse. That’s when he meets Viola de Lesseps, an aspiring stage actress who loves Shakespeare’s plays but must pose as a man to follow her dream because women aren’t allowed to act. The two have an instant connection, and the comedy of errors that follows ends up inspiring Romeo and Juliet. Again, this love story isn’t true, but it’ll make you see Shakespeare’s most famous play in a whole new light.

5) Love Aaj Kal


A couple part their ways because they move to different places to pursue their career. But they say it right, love knows no boundaries, and the distance actually makes them realise their feelings for each other.

6) The Notebook

This is one of the movies you can watch again and again with your partner and still not feel bored. The story is set in 1940s where a young and not-so-affluent man falls in love with a rich woman. Soon, they are separated because of their social differences. What happens next? Well, you need to watch the movie for that.

7) About Time

From the man behind Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary comes this uplifting flick about a young man who realizes he has the ability to time travel. A wonderful reminder to cherish each and every day (and also that Rachel McAdams is amazing in everything).

Please tell us your favorite romantic movie to watch with your partner in the comment section below <3

“I’ll be there for you….”

I need not tell you the importance of a friend in life. The one who is a combination of your soul mate, your adventure partner, you secret keeper, perhaps more important than a sibling, basically your twin best pal who will ALWAYS be there for you no matter what! As friendship’s day approaches; we, the team of TBD have come up with some pretty exciting ideas for you to make your BFF feel the most special and loved person in this big big world.
1)    Plan a girlfriend getaway 

It can be a trip to another state or country, a trip to the spa if travelling isn’t an option. Get yourself soaked in beauty masks with cucumbers, just kidding, but getting a spa can be a real deal. Or make DIY face packs and apply while sipping on some fine wine.

2)    Make a mix tape

Just like Janice did for chandler, make a mixtape consisting of all your favorite jams you grew up listening to. It surely will make your BFF feel so special and remind them of all the beautiful memories you spend listening to those tunes. 

3)    Get your ‘Zen’ on

Unwind together in a yoga class or mediation place. Find an outdoor class at the beach or a park so you can both get even closer to nirvana. It surely will relax you both, something we all need in this hectic life!

Have you heard about this eating contest to be held on Friendship Day? To know more click here

4)    Binge watching

Make a list of all your favorite movies or the ones you guys planned to watch but couldn’t. Make some popcorn and get that soda and binge watch all the movies sitting at home all cuddled up, like y’all always do! 

5)    Go karaoke 

Be rock stars for the night and perform a dazzling encore-worthy duet at your local karaoke bar. Just imagine the stories you both will have to tell your kids in future, of how cool their mums are.

6)    Give her a sweet surprise 

Show, and tell her, how amazing you think she is with a box of cupcakes in all her favorite flavors, like red velvet and dutch chocolate. The best part, the heartfelt secret messages hidden beneath each cupcake. It’s the perfect way to share bite of cake with her from afar.

7)    Volunteer 

It would be really amazing if you guys volunteer for any social event for the day. It will strengthen your bond, also you guys get to do something new. It’s always is a great feeling to do something for others, a selfless deed.  

8)    Go hiking 

If you and your BFF are outdoorsy types, head out for a hike. Spending a full day in nature is reinvigorating, beautiful, and fun. Or if you’re not so into the strenuous hike, find a low-impact nature walk near you and check it out.

9)    Love letter

If you don’t live close enough to meet, mail her a handwritten note reminiscent of the ones you used to pass each other in class. She’ll love getting something in the mail that isn’t a bill or a grocery store coupon. 

10)    Watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

The ultimate thing to do is a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. marathon. That’s it!

Gone are the days when people used to write letters to each other, they met in small cafes for dates, recharged their mobile with SMS pack to send text messages to their loved ones and much more. Well, only an old school romantic like me can relate to this. 

It’s all in the past now. With the emergence of social media, the definition of love has changed. It’s more of using WhatsApp to send the first message to your crush, video calling, using Instagram to check out the pictures and much more. 

We bring to you some of the pointers that tell us how love is gauged in the time of Social Media

Likes, Comments, Favorites

The whole game of likes, comments and favorites can lead to insecurity and jealousy. The number of likes and comments on your crush’s post can lead to jealousy which leads to feelings of sadness and irritation. People even upload pictures or update their SM accounts on a daily basis just to draw the attention of their loved ones. 

Last seen on Whatsapp

“Why was he up till 3 a.m, who was he talking to”. These questions crop up in the mind when people see their loved ones online for long hours. It gets nastier when someone hides their last seen and it leads to doubts and fights among couples. 

PDA on Social Media 

Bollywood celebs like Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are known for PDA on social media and giving their followers #CoupleGoals. It is cute but on the other hand, it leads to expectations among couples to indulge in PDA. They think that if they don’t show their love to the world on Social Media, there is no social acceptance.

DP’s on Social Media

Display pictures on social media can change the whole game. If you post a picture with your ‘best friend’, your partner can get jealous or if you hide your DP from someone, you get anxiety issues. People start thinking if their partner is hiding something and then it leads to trust issues. 

Love is a beautiful feeling and associating it with such things makes it lose its meaning. So guys, go out, love your partner with no apprehensions and enjoy this beautiful feeling.

College is a world of its own. It has its own laws, its favourites, and its own culture to say the least. Perhaps the biggest benefit of being part of college life is the endless cycle of dating that goes on. Truth be told, there will never be a time in your life where you’ll meet so many people and have a chance to put your dating skills to the test. As a guy you’d want to maximize the chances of getting a good girlfriend. So, cash in on these chances by learning these college dating tips.

1. There’s No Need To Panic

Panic isn’t cool. In case you don’t have a girlfriend in college, no problem. Stay calm. There’s always time to get one. Build a diverse group of friendships and be confident about yourself. Remember, freaking out only makes the situation worse. Plus, who would want to be in the company of a guy who is low on confidence and doubts his very existence.

2. Think Different

You’ll usually meet many people in college, some similar in nature, some different. If you were to ask me, always follow the advice “similarity breeds contempt”. You don’t exactly want to date a shadow self. Try to find new experiences and new people who’ll give you new moments to savour. Of course, the difference can’t be as profound as chalk and cheese, but the right mixture of similarities and differences can be the perfect foil for a budding love story.

Also read: Online Dating Tips That Every Digital Dater Needs To Know

3. Do Something Together

Find a common goal or interest and get things in motion. Investing time in such an activity can strengthen the bond that you two share, and yeah, sparks can fly. If you don’t believe me, then ask the scientists that have been working their butt off in labs to prove this phenomenon.

4. Authenticity Is Always Appreciated

Ever come across a person in life who believes in the theory “fake it till you make it”? Well, guess what, girls have a sense for the real and the fake much more than guys do. Eventually, they will be able to see through you. So, it’s always preferable to be your natural self. Of course, it doesn’t mean you act like a moron.

Also read: 8 Relationship Mistakes That You Need To Take Seriously

5. Add A Cool Quotient

Now, by this I don’t really mean changing what you truly are. Just keep a tab of the latest trends, dress up appropriately, and improve yourself in every way possible. Girls love a guy who takes good care of his appearance. This way, you can be cool and also impress the chicks.

Also read: Style check for teen boys

Now that your dating tips are in place, go ahead and play the field. And don’t forget what Darwin stated “Survival of the fittest.”

People are different, their personalities are different. So it’s natural, every girl you’ve ever dated must be different than the other. How would you describe your ex, boys? Clingy one or an aggressive one? There are millions of girls out there but certain characteristics are followed by many. We’re here to tell you about those characteristics, types of women you may or may not have dated. So, here’s a list of types of girlfriends or just “friends” you’ve come across in your life.

1) The Clingy Chitra

You can’t go out anywhere without a hand always holding yours. She always wants to cuddle, she doesn’t understand the concept of “privacy”. She wants to know every detail of your day, where were you? What were you doing? When you’ll be back? Who’s that chick? And so on. You’ll always be bombarded with such questions and god help if you stammer even once.

2) The Sleeping Sneha

This girl won’t even bother if you’re out there cheating on her as long as she gets her good night’s sleep. She’s the female version of “Khumbkaran”. She will laugh on your face if you ever ask her out middle of the night and head back to her sleep!

3) The Emotional Emily

Everything’s like the end of the world for Emily. If you even raise your voice slightly, waterworks start IMMEDIATELY. She’s also likely to cry if you present her with her favorite flavor of soda. You can’t be too serious with this girl, you will always be pressured to keep her happy. And if you’re dating an Emily, never joke around her, NEVER. Trust us, it’ll backfire and you’ll end up making it up to her for the rest of the night.

4) The Motherly Maria

She may think she’s Mother Mary but in fact she may be like an strict mother who thinks she has a spoiled child. There’s having no fun around this woman. Anything can turn to a lecture or worse a living nightmare. You may end up with some spanking and we guarantee it won’t be kinky.

5) The Psycho Saylii

Beware of this one. She can be the most deadliest if she has to in order to find the password of your phone. She is always right no matter what, she’ll shred you to pieces if you ever forgot to tell her “I love you”. She is always jealous no matter what, you even joke about seeing other chicks, that’s it. Your death is inevitable.

6) The Wifey Wrenda

The perfect one you can’t wait to marry. She’s already a wife while you guys are dating. She gels up with your friends, is adventurous, can COOK and isn’t too possessive. She might just be the one who checks out other chicks with you for fun. She fun, independent but also mature. Gives you your space and doesn’t nag. While she’s perfect, she’s hard to find. And if you have one in your life, you’ve hit a jackpot boys. But sadly, she’s just a MYTH!

So guys, which one are you dating right now? 😉

Comfort levels differ in the initial stages of love. Understanding may be present in the relationship, but being able to perceive problems and personalities early, may be harder than you expect. Usually, couples tend to ruin new love by getting into things too quick. Let us look at a few common mistakes that couples make in new love:

Let your feelings develop and do not force them

Asking for help too often

You can ask him for help once in a while, but if you do it too often, you may make him question your intentions. He may believe you are taking advantage of him. Do not behave like he is your husband already, this will scare him away.

Double dates

Double dating can be fun to show off your new boyfriend. But if you keep doing this, he may misunderstand you. He may believe that you want him around just as eye candy.


Do not be a diva every time you meet him. Men perceive this as fake. In a new relationship, it is important to be yourself and not fake so he is not scared away.


Usually, women have a habit of setting things straight right at the beginning of the relationship so that they are not taken for granted later. Men are repulsed by women who crib about things they do even without knowing them that well.

White lies

At the beginning of a relationship, it is important to build trust steadily. You cannot expect him to trust you from the word go. As you build this trust, even the small white lies that you tell can ruin this trust.

Physical involvement

Be slow when it comes to committing to certain things. Do not be hasty when it comes to being physically involved. Be patient, show that you love him and not his body.

Couples in love usually rush things

When it comes to new relationships, be sure to take things slowly. For you do not know what you rush in to.

There are times when the first time you seen him, you know he is the one for you. You get hooked up with him and before you know it you are getting serious. Time to slow down! Contemplate whether it is too risky that things have gone so fast. Love is clearly a risk, but letting it become an absolute blind risk is unwise. Taking your time and getting well-acquainted with the other person is the right way to go. Let us look at some pointers which may help you understand the risk of falling in love too quickly.

Analyze and scrutinize

Humans are the only species who can reason what they do. There is time to reflect on every decision we take. Only time will bring out our true personality hidden under the cloak of infatuation. Therefore, it is imperative that you take your time to decide whether he is right for you to share your love with.

Love is patient

If you are falling in love, then let time grow your securities. Giving a relationship time to blossom will only help it stay healthy and long lasting. If you wait, your partner’s weaknesses will eventually surface, and you will be in a better position to decide whether you are willing to accept them.

Love doesn’t happen at first sight, infatuation does!

There are some who are under the impression that love happens even at first sight. This is untrue. Falling in love has a lot to do with your heart and not with outward appearances. Appearance is only a trigger for you to be attracted to someone’s personality. And so, the next time you feel a certain good-looking person is good at heart, think again!

Falling in love is a risk. This is a given. But are you making this high risk, blind-sky-diving-with-no-parachute risk? Fall in love with your head and your heart! Not just your eyes!

There are many Bollywood relationships that most of us are unaware about. Check out this list of relationships you might not have known.

(Also read – Bollywood celebs before stardom)

Bachchan family

Amitabh’s daughter Shweta is married to industrialist Nikhil Nanda, who is the son of Ritu Nanda – daughter of Raj Kapoor and Krishna Raj Kapoor. So the Bachchans and the Kapoors – the two biggest families in Bollywood – are actually related!

Sidharth Malhotra

Director Sidharth Malhotra of ‘We Are Family’ fame is the grandson of actor Prem Nath. We’re pretty sure only a few people knew that!

(Try reading – Top 5 highest grossing Bollywood films)

Sharman Joshi

Sharman is married to Prerna Chopra, daughter of actor Prem Chopra. Whereas, Prem’s other daughter Punita is married to actor Vikas Bhalla.

Fardeen Khan

Fardeen Khan is married to Natasha Madhwani who is the daughter of veteran actress Mumtaz.

Shekhar Kapur

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is actually the nephew of legendary actor Dev Anand. Kapur is the son of Dev Anand’s sister, Sheel Kanta Kapur.

(You may find this interesting – Bollywood celebrities who changed their names)

Mithun Chakravarthy

Mithun is married to Geeta Bali’s daughter Yogeeta Bali. Geeta was the first wife of actor Shammi Kapoor.


Niece of Shabana Azmi, Tabu gained stardom from a young age. She is also the sister of actress Farha Naaz.

Abhishek Kapoor

Abhishek Kapoor, who was the director of ‘Rock On’ is the nephew of Jeetendra, thus the cousin of Ekta Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor.

Shakti Kapoor

One of Bollywood’s most famous villains, Shakti Kapoor, is the brother-in-law of Padmini Kolhapure. He is married to Padmini’s sister Shivangi.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Ramanand Sagar and Vidhu Vinod Chopra are half brothers. Their father married Vinod’s mother after Ramanand’s mother passed away.

Ranveer Singh

Actor Ranveer Singh, who is rumoured to be a Deepika Padukone’s flame, is Sonam Kapoor’s maternal cousin.

Simi Garewal

Simi Garewal is the first cousin of Yash Chopra’s wife Pamela. Simi’s mother Darshi and Pamela’s father Mohinder Singh were siblings. Interestingly, it was Simi who had introduced Pamela to Yash at a wedding!

(Also read – Houses of Bollywood actors)

Farhan Akthar

Farhan and Zoya Akthar are the cousins of Sajid and Farah Khan – their mothers are sisters. Quite surprising isn’t it?