Zagat dating and dumping guide dating chat ave

Restaurants deemed suitable for dumping in the Zagat Los Angeles Dating (and Dumping) Guide are ranked based on number of exits, proximity to transportation (so you can make a quick getaway), and how attractive the other patrons and staff are (so you can go on the prowl for a new lover).

But even Merrill Shindler, editor of the LA Zagat Survey (which publishes the guide), confesses that breaking up in a restaurant is a bad idea: “There are sharp objects, glasses of wine, bottles, and all sorts of things that could cause damage.” The biggest problem with dumping people in restaurants is that, when you invite them out for a meal, they will think you’re inviting them on a date, so you’re setting them up to feel tricked on top of breaking up with them.

—Downer Dinner Dear Downer Dinner, Dumping someone in the middle of dinner is better than doing it via text message, but it’s still not acceptable.

When you dump someone, the rejected lover usually wants to do one of two things: slink off and lick his or her wounds, or get further explanation.

Now that Zagat’s has announced new Dating (and Dumping) Guides for New York and LA, I’m bracing myself for some nasty stories.

Zagat’s selected their dumping grounds based on the number of exits and proximity to transportation (so you can get the hell outta there), as well as the attractiveness of the clientele, so that you can immediately pick up someone else to hook up with. Is it my imagination, or does it sound like Zagat’s is catering to the Y chromosome crowd here? What kind of a guy would maximize the humiliation of being dumped?

And somewhere you’re less likely to be overheard is good, like a place with outdoor tables.

Shindler suggests bars, because you can have a heated discussion without attracting as much attention: “They’re used to people being rambunctious.” But in my view, you shouldn’t mix breakups and booze.

There is no way around it, you must go through this. I’m a big one for therapy, so go for some if you need to, keep a journal, keep your friends close. You need some support during this stage, so get some. You might not be ready right now, but there is the hope of happiness with someone new.

There are some things you can do to shorten the duration of SAD: You’re gonna be OK. When you feel ready, here are some things you can and should do: That’s it. It is the sum of what I’ve learned through my own breakups, and the breakups of many young women who have been kind enough to share their stories.

Unfortunately, you are likely to take the ill-advised step of making a fool of yourself. It’s not fair to you, and it’s not fair to the guy.

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