Contrary to popular belief, most men eventually want to get married. If that weren’t true, marriage would not happen as often as it does. The fact is most people end up getting married at some point in their lives. How many of those men are led down the aisle while kicking and screaming? Not too many. The vast majority of weddings contain a groom who looks adoringly at his wife-to-be.
“How he behaved in the past is the biggest indicator of how he will behave in your future together.” - Jenn Clark
Before diving into a long-term relationship or contemplating marriage, every girl must take a few hits. She must fall down a few times and learn life's lessons the hard way. It goes without saying that a little bit of grace goes a long way and I'm confident every girl has the power to land on her feet every single time. The bottom line is that love can be tricky and it's important to know what you could be getting yourself…
Honestly, sometimes I feel like technology has made dating that much more difficult. For starters, it’s impossible not to be overwhelmed with information about your crush if they’re active in social media. And, when it comes to texting or communicating via Twitter, or whatever, you don’t get the benefit of picking up on visual or vocal cues as you would if chatting in person. Here are a few examples of the texts guys send that annoy us the most and…
Most men aren’t overly candid with their emotions and the guy you’ve been dating is probably going to wait a bit before he comes right out and says, “I love you.” If he’s a good guy he won’t want to throw those words around lightly. While it can be frustrating to wait for him to open up, there are signs that -- in the meantime -- will help you figure it out how he feels about you.
First of all, let me just get this out of the way: Games are no fun, but sometimes…they can be effective. While it may, at times, seem unnecessary or even unnatural to keep the guy you like waiting, the mystery and challenge of it all is what makes the game so exciting.
Emotions are tricky, aren’t they? If we let them, they can dominate us and control our behavior. Even the most enlightened among us have made the mistake of letting our emotions get the better of us and done something stupid as a result. It totally happens. However, women who have relationship success almost always know how to control their emotions the vast majority of the time.
Unfortunately, heartbreak is a fact of life. It happens to almost all of us - probably more than once. Yet, figuring out how to heal from a breakup is difficult for most people and many of us make a lot of mistakes while trying to get over an ex. You might not believe it now but - if you approach it in the right way - a breakup can actually be one of the best things to ever happen to…
You and your guy are happy, right? You think if nothing’s broken, then there’s no need to “fix” things. Well, that logic might work for a lackluster relationship, but it won’t keep you two happy in the long run. There are a few things many of us do that we might consider harmless behavior, but it’s secretly sabotaging your relationship. Here’s the lowdown on the not so harmless ways you’re hurting your love life.
Soul mate. It’s a nice concept, isn’t it? The idea that there’s this perfect person out there who will understand you and love you completely definitely has its allure. We envision life with a soul mate to be an idyllic existence of harmony and passion. When our current partner disappoints us or hurts us, we think to ourselves, “If he could do that, is he really my soul mate?”
It’s been a while since you’ve dated. You’ve been focused on your career, your family and friends, and finding love hasn’t been your top priority. It’s actually been something you’ve avoided altogether. You're an independent, single and fabulous woman (hear you roar!) and are pretty happy with the life you’ve built for yourself.
I wish I had read this advice years ago. It would've saved me A LOT of heartache, heartbreak, and headaches. I've already sent this to all of my girlfriends and they loved it. Hope some of you do too.
Have you ever met an amazing guy, thought he could be the one, but the universe had other plans? Maybe he lived across the country, had a job that required him to work 24/7, or a sick grandmother he had to care for. For reasons beyond your control, the timing was just off for you and Mr. Perfect. Perhaps he even said something like “maybe one day we can be together,” or “I wish things were different.” I think we’ve…
Being single can sometimes get an unwarranted bad rap. I mean, yes, serious relationships are rewarding, but they're a lot of hard work, too. If you’re surrounded by friends who have all coupled-up and you’re constantly dodging relationship status inquiries from relatives, then this one is for you. Don’t let anyone convince you that you’re missing out; in fact they should probably envy you. Here are 6 ways to embrace that single girl status.
Have you ever been in this position? The guy you really like doesn’t make you a priority in his life. He may give you just enough time and attention to keep you hanging on, but he doesn’t show an interest in moving things forward. In fact, it often seems like he’s putting you on hold. You feel like his “Plan B.” And you constantly wonder if you’ll ever be anything more to him.
Most people aren’t very good at knowing when a relationship should end. We often hang on for much too long, hoping things will turn around and make a change for the better. We feel like we’ve made an investment and -- especially if the relationship lasted a while -- we want to see a return on it. Walking away can feel like we’ve given up and admitted defeat.
Is it really love?
Aaaah, the age old question. How do we move things with that guy we've been dating to the place where he wants to be with us, and us exclusively? The short answer is...We don't. At least not as far as he's aware. The key is to let him know you are the kind of girl he should commit to. But not with your words; with your actions. From the very beginning, he is analyzing whether you have long-term potential or…
Good relationships start with good questions. The right questions will evaluate your beliefs about relationships and love, which is essential to analyze before beginning a serious relationship. If you perform a little self-exploration, you can determine whether you have realistic expectations, which is necessary in order to have a happy and functional long-term relationship.
"Successful relationships aren’t built because one party consistently attempts to win the attention and approval of the other. As the famous saying goes, 'If you have to convince someone you’re right for them, then maybe they aren’t right for you.'"
"A man is not the solution. He's an addition to the equation."
"Have the strength to stand up for yourself...even if it means walking away."
Communication is crucial in a healthy relationship, and most guys are game to answer any questions you may have. However, there are some questions that a man never wants to to hear come out of a woman's mouth. To avoid ruining your chances with a guy, here are four things to avoid saying to a man:
When it comes to figuring out the opposite sex, sometimes it pays to go straight to the source. I love this list from Cosmo, who got real men to answer the question, "What the eff is he thinking?!" on matters of dating, relationships, sex, and everything in between. Check out their awesome relationship advice for women.
We all know there’s plenty of fish in the sea, but too often we end up wasting time on companions who just aren’t right for us. Sometimes things just don’t work out for reasons neither can help, and other times, you realize there were some pretty obvious warning signs from the get-go. Unfortunately, many of us, myself included, ignore these warning signs only to have our hearts broken months (or even years) later. If you’re looking for love right now,…