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.
Ladies, we've got to be honest with you. It goes without saying that trying to find the right guy to settle down with can be super frustrating. It doesn't help that this whole idea of falling head over heels for Prince Charming and waiting for him to sweep us off our feet is pretty unrealistic. The crazy thing is that we become SO dedicated to finding love that we forget that just because we're in a relationship doesn't mean that we can't have our own life. In fact, having something that we love to do is super sexy!
Based on our own experiences, we know that the dating scene is rough out there. Instead of meeting men who are both secure and emotionally mature, we sometimes run into guys who pretty much act like they are still in high school—Which is seriously frustrating. But even though these less than stellar dates may make it seem like all guys are immature, the fact is that there are still emotionally mature men out there. If we want to find a great guy (who acts his age and not his shoe size), we've got to be upfront about our wants and needs.
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?
There's no question that falling in love is one of the greatest feelings in the world. But that doesn't mean that it can't get complicated from time to time. What's really interesting is that there is actually science behind how we fall in love, as well as why some relationships are more successful (not to mention more fulfilling) than others.
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?
Ladies, Halloween isn't just for dressing up. If you've been looking for ways to revive those sparks in your love and sex life, take some inspiration from this sexy holiday and get ready to play a role that'll really spice things up in the bedroom.
There's no question that at the end of the day, we all want to feel loved. We want that person who won't hesitate to be there for us and just listen when we're going through rough times. But sometimes, we want this feeling so bad that we chase after it even when we know we shouldn't. It may seem sweet at first but that desperation to fall in love and pair off can end up hurting us in the end.
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!