Jane Frank’s Top 10 Dating Tips

After breaking up with her first and only boyfriend of nine-years, Jane Frank enthusiastically dove into the NYC dating pool with very little experience under her belt.  To say Jane got her ass kicked by NYC eligible bachelors would be a huge understatement and while I cannot tell you if she eventually met the man of her dreams and lived happily ever after without spoiling the book, I can tell you that she learned quite a few lessons.  Although sometimes a bit spoiled and a bit self-absorbed, Jane is at heart a very generous soul and so she has decided to share some of her dating lessons with you:

Dating Tip 1:

If you want to seduce your man with a scintillating strip tease, don’t do it while wearing tights.  First of all, tights are not a sexy look and second of all, it is almost impossible to remove them gracefully and you can hurt yourself.

Dating Tip 2:

If a guy ends his date early with some lame excuse like having to drive his roommate to the airport, he’s probably lying.  Especially if this happens mere minutes after telling him you are not ready to go “all the way.”

Dating Tip 3:

Just because a guy is nice to you, it doesn’t necessarily mean he wants to date you.  Don’t read into things.  If a guy is truly interested, he will eventually ask you out directly. You might need to show blatant interest but he will eventually take the bait, assuming he has any balls.

Dating Tip 4:

If you are a girly girl, don’t date a man who is addicted to sports unless you are truly interested in learning more about the games.  Otherwise, the conversations can be very boring indeed.  Trust me on this one! 

Dating Tip 5:

If your date takes you to a bar and is overwhelmingly friendly with the pretty female bartender, run.

Dating Tip 6:

Even ugly guys in this Godforsaken city already have girlfriends!  Don’t make assumptions that just because you are pretty and he is gross, he will fall all over himself to date you. 

Dating Tip 7:

Don’t take an apology at face value.  Actions speak louder than words.

Dating Tip 8:

Sometimes it happens when you least expect it.  Not necessarily to you, mind you, but to someone!

Dating Tip 9:

Some players, (male and female) do settle down eventually.  It might be excruciatingly painful to take advice from those hypocritical know-it-alls who have “been there, done that” but try to suck it up because you might learn something.

Dating Tip 10:

When you have a one-night-stand in someone else’s apartment, try not to leave intimate clothing items behind.  Embarrassing!

And there you have them.  Read them.  Live them. Happy Dating 🙂


  1. Tracie Banister (@traciebanister) on December 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    LOL Tip #1 cracked me up. I never thought about tights not working in a striptease (probably because we don’t wear tights down here in the steamy south), but Jane has a very good point!

    Fun post, Meredith!

    • Laura @ Change the Word on December 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      I’m with Tracie on this one. I was definitely LOL-ing imagining trying to take off tights during a sexy striptease. Jane is right. There’s no way to make it look good. Oh the woes of wearing dresses or skirts in a northern state! 🙂

  2. Ronni on December 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Haha! Love tip #1…and the rest, oh how true. Great tips Jane!

  3. Jen Jacobs on December 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Very good dating advice indeed 🙂 Tip #1 made me laugh too. I have fallen off the bed trying to take off boots and/or tights … definitely some cute shoes and no tights for a sexy date night! Lol. Great post!

  4. Susan Buchanan on December 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Living in freezing cold Scotland, I can imagine people doing the strip-tease in tights. I hate them, which is why I mainly wear trousers! Can totally imagine tip 2 happening and the girls convincing themselves that’s really what is happening…oh dear! Am looking forward to reading A State of Jane, which is now on my Kindle (wish I knew how to do a happy face on this!) Sooz

  5. Shannon Labetti on December 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Awesome list:) I thought Tip #6 was especially funny. So true!

  6. missmichb on December 5, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Fabulous tips! Tip #1 is hilarious…I’m from AZ, we don’t wear tights. 😉
    And tip # 10 – Yes! Nothing worse than being the one finding said suspect article of clothing as well.

  7. Samantha Stroh Bailey on December 6, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Number #1 made me want to read “A State of Jane” all over again! That was hilarious! Fantastic list!

  8. hilda black on December 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Number #10 would be the most embarrassing.
    It is one of my worst fears….I left my bra at the yoga studio once (went home in sports bra)…I was mortified asking about it the following day.

  9. Libby Mercer on December 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    What a fun post! Loved reading Jane’s top dating tips. And oh, yes. Tights. I’ve never tried to do a strip tease with them on, but I do recall having a pair of Spanx on (the VERY high waisted kind) on my first night with a past boyfriend/fling and they totally confounded him. “Where do these end?” I remember him saying. Luckily we both found the situation laughable, so it wasn’t too embarrassing. 🙂

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