We're pretty sure that we all have a "type". But if you've noticed that all of your relationships end in the same way, you may want to reevaluate how you approach to the dating game. Seriously, while having a type can have its perks, it can also hurt your love life. In fact, dating the same type of person pretty much sets us up for failure.
It's safe to say that we're all a little cautious when it comes to dating and putting ourselves out there. If you've ever been burned by a past relationship, it's totally understandable (and normal) to want to play things safe so you can avoid getting hurt again. But even though there's a chance that this bad dating experience can affect your love life and make you feel weary about trusting someone new, it isn't definite. If your partner has ever accused you of having trust issues, there are a couple of things you need to think about before you jump to any conclusions.
There's no question that maintaining a marriage is tough work. Despite what those movies would have you believe, marriage is not like a fairytale where everything just magically comes together. Not only is it ridiculously stressful at times, it takes two people to be willing to work at it in order for it to last. But that doesn't mean that having a happy and healthy relationship is impossible.
In this romantic video, a Radio City Rockette gets the surprise of a lifetime when her longtime boyfriend plans out an epic proposal. Trust us when we say that this New York marriage proposal directly from Radio City Music Hall will totally melt your heart (and make you believe in love all over again)!
Nowadays, it's pretty common for couples who are in love to take their relationship to the next level by moving in together. In fact, it almost seems as if cohabitation has become a major part of the dating world today. But the truth is that there is a lot of research that both supports and rejects the idea of living together without being married. Can living together actually end up ruining your relationship?
Trying to figure out why certain things affect our love lives and how we can fix them isn't always easy. If we think about it, love is such a major force that trying to comprehend why we fall in love and how we choose our partners would take a lifetime. After all, knowing why our relationship didn't work out is easy; understanding how we can make things go right is the real battle. But according to author Sue Johnson's book Love Sense, in spite of the fact that romantic love can seem unmeasurable (and pretty scary), there's a certain science to romantic love.
So, we're pretty sure that we've all been told that if we want to find the perfect guy, we have to be willing to work on ourselves. Even though that is sound advice (when taken in the right context), it can get pretty out of hand. For starters, is there even such thing as being "perfect"? What's even worse is that the common misconception that the only way to find the right person who will want to date you is to completely change who you are can be really hurtful to our love lives because it doesn't really encourage us to put our best feet forward. Love isn't about pretending to be someone you're not.
With the hookup culture taking over, it almost seems as if less people are committing to relationships. We're not saying that anything is wrong with that (if your partner is cool with it) but it makes us wonder whether a monogamous relationship is too hard to maintain in with today's dating field. When you add infidelity into the mix, things can get pretty hectic. Is monogamy really impossible?
There's no doubt that we love our parents. But we can admit that they can sometimes be a bit insufferable, especially when it comes to our love lives. Even though it's incredibly sweet that our parents are so invested in making sure that we find love and settle down with the right person, the pressure can end up becoming super intense. To be honest, having them constantly cross the line is just plain frustrating. Just because we're single doesn't mean that we aren't actively looking (or that we need the help). Now, convincing our mothers that we're happy with our lives (not to mention saying that without it coming across in a really negative way) is the hard part.
When it comes to love, wanting to know if your relationship is healthy (or just plain normal) is pretty natural. No matter how great things are going, there's always going to be a part of us that wonders if what we're experiencing is par for the course; being anxious is just in our nature. it doesn't help that we sometimes let this anxiety get to us, making us feel as if we have to compare our own marriage to everyone else's. But who knows what's supposed to happen? What does a normal marriage even look like, anyway?
It's no secret that women are told that their expectations for love are way to high on a daily basis. For some reason, people interpret being cautious in the dating field as a sign that women have a fear of settling—As if we are so afraid that our guy won't live up to their expections that we would rather put up a wall. Well, we're here to debunk that myth.
We're pretty sure that we've all had those days where we feel so anxious over trying to make a decision that we end up driving ourselves crazy. But what we don't realize is that having to constantly second-guess ourselves over everything we do can really hurt our self-esteem. Instead of trusting ourselves, we spend so much time worrying about if we really do have the right answer or how we will come across if we do something. The only way that we'll ever be happy with ourselves is if we work on our confidence.
Trying to shake off our nerves that just won't seem to go away as we get ready for a first date can be pretty hard (not to mention frustrating). From figuring out what to wear to where we should meet up, jumping right into the dating field sometimes feels way more complicated than it should be. It doesn't matter if we're testing out the waters for the first time or are total pros at the game, we could all use some tips on how to have the perfect date (that'll hopefully lead to more).
We all know the rules: NO SEX on the first date. But what if someone told you that rolling in the hay wouldn't make or break your relationship?
When we think of the word chivalry, the first word that usually comes to mind isn't equality. Ever since we were kids, we've been taught that being chivalrous involves your guy holding the door for you and offering to buy dinner. Despite popular belief, chivalry isn't just about men taking care of women. In fact, it should go a little deeper than that!