Dating Tips for the 21st Century Princess
The following article is a guest post, courtesy of Catherine Nguyen
Let’s face it, everyone wants to fall in love like Cinderella and her Prince Charming. Or ride away into the sunset on a magic carpet with their Aladdin. Whoever it is, there are definitely some dating tips you can pick up from your childhood princesses to turn your next Bagel into your future Prince Charming.
So, in honor of Pixar’s Monster’s University release this Friday, June 21st, we’re having our own Throwback Thursday (#tbt) blog post dedicated to Disney Princess dating tips! How do these lovely ladies manage their love life in the face of adversity, whether that be in the form of a crazy stepmom or crazed suitor, Jafar? Let’s find out:
Cinderella & Prince Charming
Although Cinderella was a servant for her wicked stepmother & sisters, and had nothing to wear for the upcoming Ball, she was innovative with what she could make do with. By simply sprucing up your date outfit, you can make a strong fashion statement about the type of woman you are. Check out Poshmark, mentioned in our latest post for recent college grads new to SF, the best app for shopping the closets of other women around the world – maybe you’ll find a ball-worthy gown for your next date!
Cinderella manages to sneak away at the stroke of midnight due to a wardrobe malfunction, but leaves the Prince hanging for more at the expense of her glass slipper. If you want to be more gracefully reminded that you have to leave your date at midnight, check out the Twist app to give yourself (and any crazy stepsisters waiting for you) a reminder of what time you will be arriving home. No more abandoned glass slippers!
Beauty & the Beast
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” – although quite self-explanatory for the Beast, the same can be applied to Belle. Ladies, don’t be afraid to show that beauty can come (and should come) with brains! In our latest post, 5 Reasons Why Nerds are the New Cool, nerds are not only smart but are more likely to emulate the “work hard, play hard” motto when having fun. So be flirty and sassy with your next (nerdy) Bagel, and maybe it can bring out the man hidden in the beast.
Little Mermaid & Prince Eric
“It’s all about that body language” as Ursula said, right before taking away Ariel’s beautiful voice in exchange for human legs. Without it, Ariel had to learn how to capture the attention & affection of Prince Eric, using her body language, eye contact, and genuine interest. Romantic, one-on-one dates, like a boat ride through a lagoon with a singing crab in the background, or better yet a low-key summer festival in your local area (SF, LA, Chicago, & Boston, NY, DC are coming up soon!) are great ways to learn how to master your body language and make your next Bagel apart of your world.