Even though there are so many ways to meet people, finding love these days is harder than ever. Seriously, who has the time to go out to different places on the off chance that you will stumble into the perfect guy? Honestly, when it comes to dating, it would probably be so much easier to just let someone else take the reigns for a change. That's what makes matchmakers so appealing.
With the hookup culture on the rise, being in a faithful and monogamous relationship doesn't seem to be the norm these days. Instead, a lot of people compare the idea of a committed relationship to being trapped because you can't go out and "explore". In fact, many have this notion that monogamy is pretty much the end of your sex life—and that's just not true!
We all know that the first date is always the most important date. After all, it's pretty much the foundation of a new relationship. Sometimes, it goes so well that you two feel really connected and want to take things up a notch. This the moment when you'll have to make a choice: Do you risk your budding relationship by having sex or wait until you've gone on a few more dates?
When it comes to dating, there is someone out there for everyone. And matchmakers are a dynamite way to find that someone. But what if you and your matchmaker just don't click?
For some reason, people usually think that the older they get, the less chances there are for them to find their love. We're here to tell you that this couldn't be further from the truth! It doesn't matter if you've hit the 30, 40, or 50 benchmark; when it really comes down to it, rushing into dating someone just for the sake of having boyfriend or girlfriend won't do you any favors. Just because you're getting older doesn't mean that you have to settle for with Mr. Right Now when the right guy is out there. Loneliness should never be an excuse to stay in a relationship if you're just not into it.
If you're considering jumping back into the dating scene, knowing exactly what you are looking for can have some major perks. However, being so deadset on checking things off of your dating checklist (that is way too specific) can actually end up working against you. There's a difference between having an idea of the type of guy or relationship you are looking for and closing yourself off from other opportunities.
For some reason, sex seems to be the first thing people worry about when it comes to relationships. There definitely used to be a time when people waited and didn’t feel pressured to rush things. With today's hookup culture, it's almost as if most people care less about making a connection and more about the superficial. Rushing will only hurt your relationship.
There's nothing worse than finally meeting the guy of your dreams and having the perfect first date, only for him to bail (and pretty much disapper) after you make plans to see each other again. The part that drives us crazy is the fact that it really seemed like we hit it off on the date, and all signs pointed to a second one. Nowadays, putting yourself out there and jumping back into the dating pool is hard enough as it is without having to crack the code on so many mixed signals. Does love at first sight even exist anymore?
We spend our whole lives forming connections with the people around us; whether it's by talking to a stranger we normally pass on the street or falling in love with our soulmate, the strong bonds that we make throughout our lifetime shape who we are. According to recent studies, our attachment style actually has a major effect on our relationship!
Trying to find someone who shares the same interests as you sometimes feels like finding a needle in a haystack. Don't even get us started on how hard it is to meet people who are upfront about their intentions. But if you're dating around with the hope that you'll find the perfect guy and get married, being totally honest about it will actually work in your favor.
How are you supposed to find love if you don't put yourself out there?
After being together for so long, it’s pretty much a given that we're going to butt heads with our partners. But sometimes, when it's in the heat of the moment, we can say things that are really hurtful. When it comes to arguing, which sex is more likely to lose it? In general, is constantly fighting healthy?
Okay, we're just going to come out and say it. When it comes to dating, there is no magic marker that is going to automatically erase every little thing about your partner that you want to get rid of. That includes all of those quirks that you thought were totally endearing in the beginning (but now just find them to be pretty annoying). Here's the real reason why you can't change him.
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?