Becoming more self-aware and empathetic will lead to more effective communication within your relationships. And better communication makes for happier relationships — doesn't that sound nice?
Social media has created an anti-privacy culture. Researchers are studying how people use social media, and what it could reveal about your personality.
Those first feelings of attraction can distract you from finding out whether a person is the right match for you. For instance, do they share your life goals, passions and values? An expert explains how giving in to "love at first sight" hurts your chances of meeting your mate.
In the current breed of "old dog" dating sites, there are a lot of users who just "pose and show off" to market themselves, answering questions dishonestly to make themselves seem more desirable. That makes it harder for you to select the singles who are right for you. When examining matches, we should cut out this "noisy data" and focus on the real goal: finding a compatible hook-up, friend, partner, soul mate ... whomever you are searching for. Plus, we should be able to do this quickly, easily and accurately. Don't you agree?
Perhaps there is someone new in your life. You want to let them know you are falling in love with them but not sure how. Maybe you have been seeing someone for a little while now. You realize that you are ready to deepen the bond or take things to a new level but you don’t want to screw it up. Perhaps there is someone special who has been in your life for a very long time. You are seeking fresh new ways to demonstrate your love and affection, but are drawing a blank. When it comes to communicating love, a generic one size fits all approach simply will not do.
by Panty Parade / Off Go the Panties One of life’s lessons that continues to plague me is the one about how a positive attribute held by someone is just as easily his or her worst character trait. Beauty can make one vapid or vain. Power attracts ruthlessness. Confidence morphs into conceit.
What The Candidates' Names Reveal About Their Characters [VIDEO]
I have to admit, when I jumped head-first into my current relationship back in April, I didn't put much thought into exactly why I was attracted to my now-boyfriend. However, thanks to science, I can confidently say that his non-aggressive nature and unlikeliness to harm me or my potential future offspring earned him major points.
How do you and your partner spend time on the road? Are your car arguments reflections of larger issues you have with each other? Read on to see what his behavior when you're driving together could indicate about his personality — and see if you detect any of these behaviors in yourself.
ARE ALL NAMES THE SAME? In 1948, psychologist Bertram R. Forer did an experiment with his UCLA students. He asked them to take a personality test and then offered personalized horoscopes based on the tests' very specific results. When he asked students to rate the horoscopes' accuracy, students gave them an average of 4.26 out of 5. However, he gave all his students exactly the same horoscope, which we will discuss. This experiment is a favorite one that is done in psych 101 classes.
Women are obsessed with the way people perceive them, especially the good girl/bad girl thing. For a long time I was so worried about being seen as a bitch that I was coming across as unconfident and unassertive. When I asked my husband what was my most attractive trait when we were dating, he said it was my attitude as a survivor and determined girl. I am so grateful he saw it and understood it. Because in my understanding that was exactly my bitch side, the side I was trying to conceal with so much effort and so little result.
As a matchmaking expert, I have helped thousands of singles find, meet and connect with other singles wanting long-term relationships through one-on-one personal compatibility matching. I ask every person the same question: "What are you looking for in your ideal partner?" ... and out comes the list of personality and character traits.
Dating a dog owner? Forget Google -- you can do all your scouting just by checking out their pup. Here's what the dog says about . . . Him if it's: Well groomed: So, too, is the owner. If they're generous about their dogs, they'll likely be the same with their girlfriends. Well behaved: He likes order and appreciates good manners - or, could be controlling. This calls for further investigation.
Have you ever judged someone or made assumptions about their character based on the type of dog they owned? If the answer is yes, you had good reason to do so. A new study found that a person's choice in dog breed is indicative of their personality. Study author Dr Lance Workman explained, "People tend to report that their dog's personality is quite similar to their own, but we wanted to see if these stereotypes actually stand up to scrutiny."