Date ideas. Dinner is not your only option!

Okay, so the reason I filmed this particular video is because I started the Rev Abs  90-day challenge fitness challenge which includes 3 months of pre-planned meals from Sunfare. So my dating life is going to have to change a bit because I can’t go to dinner yet. I’ve already gone ice-skating, and have a photography museum date and circus show date planned because I refuse to go to tea every night.  But, for those of you NOT on a diet, you still may want to know what girls are up for doing  on dates besides going to dinner so the two of you can have fun experiences together while you get to know each other. Spice it up and get her looking forward to something exciting! Check out our girl chat about fun non-food-related date ideas!


Spy on our girl-talk about holiday gifts for our sweeties…

What do the Dating Diva’s facebook pics reveal?

I admit. I have way too many facebook pics up. But, I was curious about what message my pics were sending. So I sought out the help of a body language expert to analyze my pictures and let me know what messages they send.  Take a look at my article on to find out the revealing messages in my facebook pictures…

Do you agree with these dating “Red Flags”?

Check out my article on the Art of Charm Pickup Podcast – participate in their discussion by writing a comment and let us know if you agree with these dating red flags!

Can you guess a woman’s “Green Flags?”

What’s a “Green Flag” you ask? Well, in my opinion, it’s a sign of good things to come . On a date or early in a relationship, green flags can signal that a guy is worth getting to know more.  It’s easy to pick out the red flags that scare us women off, but let’s give guys a little credit and reinforce what they’re doing right so they can keep on doin it!  I checked in with my ladies on the Black Book Builder panel to find out what some of their green flags are.  Check out the video above to catch a glimpse of our discussion…

Jen the Level-Headed Therapist –  A good listener. When a guy asks questions, listens to what she has to say, and asks follow up questions.

Katie the Comedian – she wants to know if it’s an official date and not get caught in the awkward  “Who’s gonna pay” credit card quick draw. And, be on time!

Steph the Marriage Expert – She likes when a guy puts thought into the date and plans it out.

Debra the Dating Diva (yours truly) – I like when a guy can be himself and let the conversation flow without having to ask too many “what’s your favorite ______fill in the blank) questions.  Does it really matter what my favorite color or snack is? If I want you to know, I’ll bring it up or it will come up in conversation. Also, if he’s fun,  has a good sense of humor, and smiles a lot, it’s a bonus.  Here’s a tip, rather that the awkward “Do you want to go out again?” question at the end of the date, find something in common that you both like or want to do while on the date so it’s already agreed that you two will hang again and have something to look forward to.  When a guy does these things, it shows me green  flags that things will progress naturally.

Cooking night with Jossy and the girls. A meal to steam up a relationship.

I interviewed Jossy, our friend and cooking expert with amazing culinary training, for her expert advice: Read more…

Watch Debra, the Dating Diva on Baggage tonight on the Game Show Network!

Baggage on the GSN network

Jerry Springer hosting the show Baggage on the GSN Network

As if dating wasn’t enough, I had to go on a dating show too, to see what that experience was like. It was actually quite entertaining and Jerry Springer was hilarious.  I was one of three contestants who each revealed their baggage, what might make them undatable, before the chooser decides who he will go on a date with… Some of the information the other ladies revealed was quite shocking  so I didn’t feel as bad about my baggage.  Tune in tonight at 6:30 PM PST on the Game Show Network to see who he picks, what baggage we reveal, and if the woman picks him back after hearing his baggage!

And finally, here’s the show!