If we could just bottle up the ingredients for the perfect date, we'd pretty much be set for life. We think it's safe to say that everyone has had that one dating experience that was so terrible that it made them want to swear off from going on dates ever again. Here's how to make sure that you have a great date the next time around.
All of those dating rules that people keep saying that we should follow are totally bogus! This may be an unpopular opinion but there’s no such such as giving too much information on your first date. If you want to find love, you've got to be completely honest.
Even though your palms are sweating and it's getting harder to speak, you've finally mustered up the courage to confront the cute guy that you've been crushing on for months. It's almost as if time stops for those first few seconds after you push your nerves aside and just tell him how you feel; and when he says that he feels the same, you can't help the smile that breaks. But even though you both seem to be on the same page, there's a difference between having the guts to be open about your feelings and actually being ready for a relationship.
There's no question that the older you get, the pressure to be in a committed relationship or get married by a certain age will pretty much have a constant presence in your life. But do you really have to have a boyfriend on your birthday just because the big 4-0 [insert fabulous age] has rolled around? Contrary to popular belief, your shelf life has not expired.
Expert power couple Carl Studna and Cynthia James join forces to discuss what factors determine a successful and long lasting relationship. Along their 15 year marriage they've gained some essential knowledge on how to establish and maintain a successful relationship.
Having to constantly jump back into the dating pool to find love can make it super frustrating to figure out why things haven't worked out. What's really stopping us from finding Mr. Right and is there anything we can do to change it?
When your dates always end the same way, it's hard not to think that all men are the same and are just after one thing. But pushing aside any horrible experiences from past relationships, could there seriously be some truth to that thought?
After jumping back into the dating game, we've all been guilty of letting our nerves get the best of us. From worrying about how smooth we're coming across or wondering what he really thinks of you, being stressed out is pretty much a given. But ladies, we're going to have to draw the line at letting your insecurities take control of how you approach your date.
We think it's safe to say that we've all had that one date that set the bar for everyone else — Where he has that "Je ne sais quoi" (that "IT" factor) about him that totally pulls us in and makes us what to know more. It's pretty much a given that how we carry ourselves can play a major role in our well our night ends. So when it comes to the dating game, how do we get that "it" factor, exactly?
If we're being totally honest with ourselves, we probably all want to believe in love at first sight. There's a part of us that is sure that we'll just know if we've met the one from the minute that our eyes meet. That's what makes it a major let down when after going on a date with a pretty cool guy, the spark just isn't there. We're all for having that instant connection with our date but do sparks have to fly even though we're just getting to know each other? Seriously, just how important is chemistry in the beginning, anyway?
Even after being together for years, there's something beautiful about still being able to get that feeling of butterlies in our stomachs whenever our significant other looks at us. We all want to have that special connection with someone that makes us feel like waking up next to them in the morning is the best part of our day. Seeing so many people falling — and staying in love seriously makes us wonder if there's a guidebook lying around that can show us all how to approach relationships. Seriously, can someone hook us up with the secret to finding real love — And actually making it work?
Whether you're a stranger to the dating game or not, there are certain cues that you can just pick up from your partner to figure out where your date is heading. Sometimes, we spend so much time worrying over how well things are going (or if they can read the nervousness plastered all over our faces) that we ignore the telltale signs that show us just how interested our date is. When it comes to lesbian love, this isn't any different.
Why is it that the older we get, the harder it is for us to jump back into the dating scene? Because of societal expectations, we often feel like we've missed out by not marrying and having kids by a certain age. But is it seriously still possible to find love even as we get older?
In today's modern age, it's no surprise that texting has become a major part of the dating game. A lot of people have different communication styles but what happens if your style clashes with your partner's? What do you do if he only texts you and never wants to talk on the phone.
When it comes to dating in the modern age, the vast amount of rules we tend to listen to and follow without question makes finding the one incredibly stressful. Just how many dates should you go on before you have sex? Despite being one of the most popular questions asked by Ok Cupid and the rest of the online dating world, pinning down the answer isn't as easy as simply checking off an option.