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?
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?
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?