5 Fool Proof Hacks to Hooking Up with a Foodie


Do you have that friend that hook up with absolutely anyone? I do. And god do I envy them. I wondered for so long what it would be like to be the type of person that was virtually guaranteed to go home with someone at the end of the night.

I was in the middle of a serious dry spell (I hadn’t had sex in almost a year, and I was wondering if I’d qualify as a born-again virgin at that point) and I was desperate to get laid. No matter what I did, I just couldn’t close.

Sure, I’d have a heavy makeout sesh but never get asked up to bed. Sure, I’d have plenty of first and second dates, but I’d never get to the date where I’d get laid, put simply I’m not sure if I would find a fuck pal that shared my interest in amazing food. Sure, I had game, but I just didn’t have enough!

So, I swallowed my pride, and I asked them what their secret was… they so happened to have a few pointers to give me. And they actually worked! I’m no longer sexless! I’m actually pretty likely to get laid on any given night out! I couldn’t hold onto this knowledge for selfish gain, so I decided to share it with you, dear reader:

1. Be confident

One thing I was lacking in this period of time was confidence. And if I did find any, it was usually at the bottom of my second or third or tenth shot glass.

What I really needed to yank myself out of this dry spell was a little confidence in myself. I found mine at the gym. I’m no CrossFit junkie but just working out did give me the extra boost I needed to talk to hot people at the bar with minimal liquid courage.

2. Ignore your target

Now I know that this tip seems kind of counterproductive, but I promise you that it works. All you have to do is pay your desired target a little bit of attention (that might be by buying them a drink or a brief conversation) and then take it away.

People want what they can’t have. So create the illusion that they can’t have you.

3. If they’re not paying attention to you, literally have one short conversation with one of their friends of the same gender and watch what happens.

This kind of goes hand in hand with ignoring the person you’re looking to sleep with! People are jealous. I don’t care how much someone says that they’re not jealous or they couldn’t care less about someone they like talking to other people, but they’re fucking jealous.

If you’ve slept with someone before or have flirted with someone, who isn’t paying you attention on a particular night then talk to their friend. Seriously, make them think that you’re more interested in their friend for a split second. You’ll be surprised how quickly they’ll ask if you “Wanna get out of here?”

4. Be a mystery

People are attracted to people they don’t quite understand. People are drawn to the quiet type who’s silent and sexy in the corner while everyone is blabbing about themselves.

So, leave something to the imagination (both in how you dress and how you speak). Be mysterious. You’ll be surprised how many people will fall for you if you give them a blank slate to project on.

5. Hold your liquor

While I’m a huge fan of a little liquid courage, you have to make sure that you’re not sloppy. If you find yourself getting a little shitty, take the L for the night and go home.

Don’t try to hook up with someone and make a total fool out of yourself.

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3 Things To Make Your Apartment Kitchen Feel Like Home

If you’re a young adult like me, you’ve probably moved around a lot. I’m not even 25 and I’ve lived in 4 different apartments in 4 years. While you may move to a different apartment because you need a change of scenery or because you need to move to be close to a job, you’re probably not moving into an apartment because of their stellar stove. I’ve lived in apartments with some of the most cramped kitchen imaginable and some with virtually no counter space.

It’s hard. It’s hard to move from your comfy home with your family – where they might have invested in their kitchen appliances – to a small apartment with a dismal kitchen.

Since I have a long time between my present situation and a future home with a top-of-the-line stove, I’ve come up with some tactics to make my various apartment kitchens feel like home. Hopefully, these tips will help you too!

  1. Organize! Storage!
    One of the most tragic things about moving into a new apartment is having no place to organize all your kitchen stuff. I once lived in an apartment with approximately four-square feet on counter space. The biggest mistake I made living in that place was waiting too long to get extra organization.
    While some storage things are expensive, they’re totally worth it. So if you don’t have a ton of counter space come up with a way to make more – like a portable island or a table that matches the counter height! Get creative and try your darndest to come up with a way to keep your kitchen organized.
  2. Do something to remind you of home
    My mother always had a kitchen witch in our old house when I lived on the other side of the country. Naturally, I had to get my own. If you have something from your childhood kitchen that makes you feel nostalgic, get one for your own kitchen.
  3. Keep it clean
    When you’re living with roommates – as many young adults do – your kitchen becomes a warzone pretty quickly. Make sure to keep your entire kitchen as clean as possible otherwise you’re not going to ever want to go in it… and that’s pretty heartbreaking as a cook.

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