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?
After coming out, one of the reasons why it's sometimes hard for us to find love — or jump back into the dating field, for that matter — is because we end up getting in our own way. It makes sense that we're so caught up in figuring out the protocol for asking a woman that we miss out on a lot of opportunities. That being said, are there any dating rules that we can follow to make playing the field easier?
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?
Why is dating through apps so taboo? If love is what you're looking for, it shouldn't matter what venue you use to find it. Whether it's at the grocery store, online, or at the library, where you meet someone isn't as important as how well you hit it off. When it comes to mobile dating, it's all about having an open mind.
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?
From the way he laughs at all of your jokes to how his hand fits into yours, being with him is intoxicating; in fact, all it takes is one look from your lover to send your heart racing and make you fumble with your words. If you've ever been in love, then you know that it can be addicting. But is there a scientific reason behind this?
Dating after divorce isn't easy, but most of the time it's even harder for your kids. Regardless of whether you and your ex-spouse have been separated for awhile, the wound may still be fresh for your children; there's a possibility that your children are holding onto the hope that you'll get back together someday. Because it may be hard for them to grasp the fact that one of their parents may not be around at home anymore, treading carefully when it comes to introducing them to someone new is the best way to shield them from the pain of going through another loss. But just how soon is too soon to mention that you or your ex is dating again with your kids?
Dating after a long break is tough under any circumstance. Whether you've just gotten out of a long term relationship with your girlfriend or you've been focusing on other aspects of your life, the rules of dating change as time goes by. As a newly single woman, you're ready to mingle.. but the problem is you don't know how. If you've been out of the dating pool for awhile, it's completely understandable that you find it scary to step back in. However, you shouldn't let that stop you from finding love and having the time of your life.
Monogamy has been a controversial topic for quite some time. While some insist that monogamy is unnatural and outdated, other skeptics reject the overall notion of falling in love with and committing to just one person, going as far as to say that the state of monogamy is entirely impossible. Is being in a monogamous relationship really that difficult?
Somewhere along the line we've convinced ourselves that we can't be happy in a relationship unless our partner is also our soulmate. But does this perfect person really exist? Is there just one "The One"?