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.
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).
It goes without saying that breakups can be super messy. But when you add facebook into the mix, things can get even more problematic. After dating for so long, having a public breakup on Facebook can pretty jarring. Here's how to deal.
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!
Feeling unsure about how your partner feels about you can be really hard to handle. It doesn't matter if you've been together for five years or five months; as much as we hate to admit it, that feeling of not being cherished enough can seriously mess with our heads. Our partner has to be willing to take that leap of faith on his own. But that doesn't mean that they aren't a few things that we can go to show him that we're committed to the relationship (and to making things work).
There's nothing more beautiful than falling in love with someone who you wouldn't mind spending the rest of your life with. But sometimes. we let ourselves get pulled into the lull of being in love that we lose sense of the person we were before becoming a couple. Here's why valuing your relationship more than yourself will only end in heartache.
When it comes to dating, honesty definitely goes a long way. It doesn't matter if you've been together for a long time or are just starting out; respect is built on honesty. Here's why the only way that your relationship can thrive is if you're completely upfront about everything.
Even though dealing with all of the challenges that come along with connecting with someone can be pretty hard, it doesn't mean that we should throw in the deal just becaue the going is getting tough. No matter how difficult it gets, you have to remember to give it your all—especially if you think that your relationship is worth fighting for.
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.
Whether you're in a relationship right now or are happily single, you probably know what it's like to feel romantic love and loss. Even though we've all heard the adage "Love conquers all", it's hard not to believe that it's true when we see how powerful it can be in our own lives. If you've ever been in love before, you know that there's no greater feeling in the world than being with someone who just gets you and respects you. That's what makes finding a partner who you can be yourself with so special. This may sound crazy but falling in love can bring out different trays that you never knew knew you had. It can also change you for the better.
As kids, there's no doubt that we're influenced by everything around us. So, it makes sense that watching the dynamics between our parents can have a lasting effect on how we see family and love.
After everything we've been through in our relationship, that moment when we finally hit our breaking point can be really heartbreaking. Even though we may have been with our partner for a long time, the fact that things have not been going so well can make us feel like enough is enough. Having to lie awake at night, overthinking every single problem seriously sucks; that just makes it even harder to figure out whether our relationship is worth saving or if we should just throw the towel in and walk away. Sometimes, love isn't enough to save a sinking ship—But that doesn't mean that we can't try if we really think that there's a possibility that it'll make a difference.
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.