I know what you're thinking right now. "Of course I'm ready for a relationship. It's what I've been waiting so long for! I just need to know how I can get one started!" Well, I'm certainly not arguing that you want a real relationship. I'm asking if you're ready for a real relationship.
Holding out for the ideal mate is crucial to attaining a truly satisfying and enduring relationship. It's never a good idea to settle for less when it comes to love. When you can't find the person who's right for you, dating gets tiresome and discouraging. It's easy to lose hope that you'll ever find the right person, but that's no reason to settle for someone who is not your Mr. or Ms. Right.
Do you want to find love this year? Have you ever wished you could “have it all?” This is your year! Follow these steps to finally find love in 2012: Step 1: Get completely clear about who you desire. “The List” or not “The List?” That is the question. The answer is … absolutely The List. Make a list of 100 qualities you desire in your mate. Then, make a list of the 100 amazing qualities about you. Are you afraid to ask for what you really desire?
There are cookies to be baked, candles to be lit, ornaments to be hung, and cards to be mailed out. Of course, there are also questions to be answered from unknowing relatives like ... Are you dating anyone?
We'd like to think of romantic love in that made-only-for-you way. When the time is right, when the stars align, we're going to meet that one other person who makes us tick. It'll be magic. It sounds great, right? To me, the idea of The One definitely does. Only thing is, I don't believe in it.
So, behold. This is the male ideal: We have ideas "in American culture about what a 'real man' is and does. You know: strong, competitive, dominant, wealthy, good at fixing machinery, lots of sexual partners, enjoys sports... Guys? Listen up. The world is telling you to turn yourself into a unicorn and start shitting diamonds... You will never, ever be man enough. So stop giving a damn."
When it comes to analyzing male behavior, we’re experts on the signals that clearly point toward Mr. Wrong, having sorted through thousands of dating horror stories. But on the other side of every relationship warning sign is its opposite: an indicator that a man is keeper material. Here are our top 10 qualities that show that your guy really is the right one for you.
Do you want to be married to Mr. Right? Are you looking for the woman of your dreams? Are you desperately trying to change yourself to attract “The One?” Have you invested hundreds of dollars in a personal trainer in hopes of making yourself marketable in the singles market? Are you working insane hours to increase your income to be attractive to the opposite sex? Are you trying to be perfect for “him” or “her?”
I honestly believe that “the one” is largely determined by chemistry, some undefinable quality that you can’t ignore. As Einstein put it, “Gravity is not responsible for people falling in love.” I’m pretty sure what he meant, was you just can’t make sense of it. In the last week I’ve probably been asked 20 times, “How do I know if he’s the one?” I can’t answer for that mystery of Divine intervention, or the X factor of chemistry. However, below are ten things he has to be to be “the one”.
It's hard when you think you're fine being just friends with someone, but upon his Facebook status changed to "in a relationship," you realize you're not as happy for him as you should be. Here are 6 questions to ask before telling a friend you're in love with him.
I have a confession. I used to be addicted to men who were bad for me. Workaholics, addicts, emotionally unavailable, and/or lost causes. And then one day, fed up with feeling frustrated, I decided to give nice guys a try. That’s when I met my husband. To help you understand the value and benefits of dating a nice guy, read on…
When you think back to your childhood, what were some of the earliest messages you got about love, marriage, and relationships? And not just from watching your parents’ relationship. Think about your collective childhood influences when it came to romance. From the fairy tales your parents read you at bedtime to the G-rated movies you adored that promised a happy ending, to the songs, t.v. shows, and big screen love stories that told you love conquered all, it probably never occurred to your little girl brain that some of those messages were, well, lies. As an adult, even though the school of life has taught you differently, you may still buy into some of those childhood fantasies. Now’s the time to debunk the myths, fables, and fairy tales that just might be sabotaging your chances of having a realistic happily ever after future. Like it or not, you can’t call in Mr. Right (or even Mr. Next) without first letting go of Prince Charming. So slip on your big girl slippers and let’s get to work!
As a coach, I see this time and time again. So many single women wasting years, decades even letting other people choose what’s best for them: • They let their parents tell them what to do • They let boyfriends and ex-husbands tell them what to do • They let their alpha female friends tell them what to do • They let their jobs and bosses tell them what to do The results? We end up living boring, bland, vanilla lives without taking initiative, responsibility, or holding ourselves accountable. I can't tell you how many people I meet who don't actively participate in their own life! It's like life happens to them...
Think your Mr. Next has the potential to be Mr. Right? Before you leap without looking, take an honest inventory of who you’re dating. Before you decide to give your heart away, you’ll want to ensure you’re reading Mr. Next’s signals correctly. See how many of the following 5 traits Mr. Next possesses.
You’re almost 35 now and want nothing more than a flesh-and-blood child of your own with a man you love—more than you wanted that master’s degree, that great job you have, that beautiful house you bought with your own money or that strong, athletic body you worked so hard to get back after he broke your heart the last time and ran off with someone else.