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No matter if this is your first first date or your 50th, there are some definite rules that you’ll want to follow in order to have a successful and enjoyable experience. While there are all sorts of dos and don’ts when it comes to dating, there are some solid first date tips that you’ll want to keep in the back of your mind. Here are 14 first date rules that you’ll always want to follow, no matter who you’re on a date with.
We’re conditioned by movies to believe that we have to be devastated after a breakup, that it will be months — if not years – before we can see the light of day again. But you know what? Sometimes a relationship ends up being nothing but a drain on your life and you’re surprisingly okay when it’s over. Here are 14 signs your breakup was definitely a good thing! So don’t second-guess yourself!
There’s nothing wrong with a career-oriented man: he’s less likely to financially depend on you and he has a passion for something, which is always attractive. But, some men never fully appreciate how a romantic relationship not only doesn’t detract from their career but can enhance it. Those men leave their partners feeling under-prioritized. Here are 7 signs your guy puts his career before you too much.
When you’re in a relationship, social media is one of those things that you love, but at the same time you can easily grow to hate. While the latest apps and social networking sites may make your life easier, more convenient, and much more interesting, they may each be taking a toll on your relationship. Here are some signs social media is ruining your relationship and what you can do about it.
Conventional wisdom teaches us that the way you get him is the way you’ll lose him. Here’s a new concept: the way you get him is almost never the way you keep him. The truth is that I’ve seen people who cheated on their girlfriend with their now wife. A few weeks ago I was on a panel and one of the fellow panelists said that all is fair in love and war. His point: if you cheat just be sure that the person you cheat with is the one that you really want to be with. I’ve also seen men who wooed their current girlfriend or wife away from her now ex-boyfriend. What I’ve never seen is a relationship last very long if it doesn’t evolve.
I’ve seen men attract women, court women and then get in relationships with them. They keep doing the same things they were doing during the courting phase and the relationship wanes. The reason being that you have to evolve the relationship to make it last. The things you do when you want to get something are not the same things that you do to keep them.
Relationships require much more work than dating. When you date, you’re trying to figure out if you like the other person. When you’re in a relationship, you’re trying to figure out if this will go long term. I know that in my past relationships I never expected to have to open up and let a person in when wooing them. I thought I could be the nice, funny guy without having to communicate my real feelings. I could avoid talking about the future. I didn’t have to deal with someone else’s issues. I could accept being impartial. But if I kept doing that when we got into our relationship that would be exactly how my relationship failed.
The reason people believe they will lose a man or woman if they get them under bad circumstance is usually because the behavior doesn’t change and people think they get the love of their life but they really get a cheater or liar. And if a person is inherently deceitful then they’ll never be able to change. One way that you can predict if the person you’re dating is moving to a better situation or is living in deceit is by looking at the patterns. If they’ve never been single long enough that their relationships didn’t overlap, that’s a good sign that the person is just a liar. I would advise that you cut bait if you think that the person has the ability to change. Patterns don’t change overnight, in fact, if that pattern has turned into a habit/trait it will never change unless something drastic happens.
However, outside the cheating circumstance (and let me be clear, I have seen people cheat and then their next relationship ended up working out) most of the ways that you meet a guy can lead to a healthy relationship if you’re willing to let the past be the past. But never forget that the way you get them is not the way you keep them. You’ll have to try harder than you ever did. That’s the way relationships work. Many people think that things get easier and most times it almost never is easier, it’s much harder. While you may be worried about preventing the way you got them from happening again, you may just need to realize that it doesn’t matter anyway. If you don’t change your behavior when you’re in a relationship, if you are not willing to step up, if you are content on rocking out with only what brought you together, prepare yourself for a breakup in the near future.
Does your guy use the L-word sparingly, leaving you wondering if he really loves you? Not so fast: guys show love in subtle ways sometimes. Here are a few of them.
No matter how long you’ve been with your man, there are some activities a man will always wish you’d keep at your own place. And when you’re married, he’ll wish you still had your own place so you could do them there.
You know it in your gut when a relationship isn’t right for you: you start experiencing anxiety around the person, you can’t sleep well at night and you find yourself flirting with other men. But, for one of these reasons, you might think it’s too much of a hassle, or even the wrong decision, to get out of your relationship. But no reason is good enough to stay in an unhappy relationship.
Being patient in a relationship is hard. There is so much to do and so many big leaps to take that a lot of couples decide to leap much too soon. Despite all of the excitement and other emotions that surround a relationship, rushing into things can be detrimental to actual progress as a pair. Take heed: Here are 14 things most couples rush into way too soon.
While relationships are between you and your man, it always helps to know that your friends support and approve of your relationship. Sadly, not every friend is going to like every man you decide to date, but it’s up to you whether or not you want to try to change their minds or just simply deal with it. Here are 14 signs your friends don’t approve of your man and what you can do about it if you want everyone to hold hands, sing kumbaya, and get along together.