You’re probably well aware of what should be done before physical intimacy ― from communication to setting the mood ― but you may be less certain about what should be done after sex. After all, there’s a wide variety of post-coital preferences: Some like to sleep it off, others like to cuddle quietly, some like to laugh or talk. […]Continue reading "7 Must Do Things After Having Sex"
A friend of mine used to give teenage girls this piece of dating advice: guys aren’t ripe to date until they’re twenty-five years old. I thought it was a bit extreme and harsh towards the boys. However, it certainly made those girls think before allowing their hearts to be swept off of their feet by […]Continue reading "10 Things for Boys to Keep in Mind About Dating"
When Justin and I first started dating, we asked each other a myriad of questions in an effort to really get to know each other. Some were serious. Some were funny. Some were simply asked out of curiosity. Books or movies? Coffee or tea? Cook-in or eat-out? Quinoa or fries? Water ski or snow ski? […]Continue reading "10 Questions to Ask When It Starts to Get Serious"
Congratulations! You have found someone with whom you want to share your time, your feelings, your love; your life. You have been given a precious gift. A loving relationship is something to treasure, to nurture and cultivate. Your connection should deepen with time and allow you to evolve as a couple as well as individually. While there are many ways to foster […]Continue reading "Six Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Partner"
For many people hoping and seeking lasting love, trying to crack the code of “compatibility” is just as likely to create confusion as clarity. That’s because, for all the tidy checklists and online quizzes meant to gauge a couple’s compatibility, in reality, it’s a complex interplay between psychology, biology, and a host of intangibles that resist […]Continue reading "6 Signs You’re Truly Compatible (And Why That Matters)"
You’ve been seeing someone special for a while. All of the pieces match up, the chemistry is off-the-charts, you value their opinion and you enjoy their company. The signs of true love are there, but how do you know if you’re in love? The general consensus around these parts is that falling in love happens gradually, […]Continue reading "Are You in Love? 8 Ways to Tell You’re Head Over Heels"
It’s finally happening: you met a man you’re compatible with, you really like him, and the feeling is mutual. He’s showering you with attention, making plans to see you, making time to call you, and generally letting you know that he’s so happy to have found you. How does a man act when he’s falling in […]Continue reading "3 Steps To Stop A Man From Withdrawing"
Truth: There’s no such thing as loving someone too much. Also true though: There is such a thing, though, as too much smothering. And smothering can definitely scare someone away. Whether you like to put yourself in the category of ‘women who love too much’ or not, the hardest pill to swallow is when you give […]Continue reading "Smothering – Can You Love Too Much?"
When you hit it off with someone new, it is incredibly tempting to move at a fast pace. It’s natural to want more and more time together, while needing to consciously remind yourself to slow down your roll a bit! The question of when to become sexually involved becomes important to answer as sexual behavior […]Continue reading "How Having Sex Changes the Dating Dynamic"
While picking out a restaurant or a bar for a first date is stressful enough, understanding how women kiss and how they want to be kissed provides is enough to raise your heart rate. From how to know when she’s ready to understand how women kissing are different than men locking lips, the best first kiss advice […]Continue reading "Study Reveals What Men & Women Want from a Kiss"
The beginning of online messaging with someone new can be incredibly exciting and fun. You may wonder who is behind the computer or phone and if you will actually meet this person in real life. You may read into the messaging exchange as you look for signals of interest, chemistry, and connection. You may feel […]Continue reading "8 Signs You are Being Strung Along Online"
Whether you’ve been dating for a few weeks or you’re coming up on double-digit anniversaries, escaping for a vacation with your love interest may reveal more about your relationship than you ever knew before. Sometimes it can reignite excitement, other times it can show you who someone really is based on how they handle themselves. How adaptable […]Continue reading "Is Traveling Good For My Relationship? What to Know"
For most men, falling in lust is rather instant: you see a beautiful woman with a captivating aura and you decide you have to talk to her. The only issue of course, is knowing how to approach a girl – and once you do, how to make her fall in love. There’s no magical rhyme or […]Continue reading "10 Ways to Make Her Fall in Love"
When you first started your long dating search, finding someone to share your life with probably sounded like a long shot. Especially after so many terrible dates that left you feeling hopeless, the idea of getting engaged felt more like a pipe dream than a reality. So now that you’re in a happy, healthy relationship […]Continue reading "11 Signs You’re Ready to Get Engaged"
Falling in love with someone you’ve been dating is typically a beautiful, romantic experience, but when depression, low self-esteem and other mental health issues crop up and cause you to turn to the negative coping mechanism that is the bad habit of procrastination, it can raise problems in a relationship you otherwise might not encounter. Procrastination is […]Continue reading "The Bad Habit That Could Creep into Your Relationship"
Win his heart all over again. If your guy is acting distant, there sweet things you can say to your boyfriend to make him feel loved and draw him back in. Just touch him and tell him one of these phrases, and he could be madly in love with you for life! These sayings are […]Continue reading "Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He Loves"
New year, new you? Making simple changes and committing to mindful action often transforms everything. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are ten intentions to bring to your love life in 2019. 1. I will bring positive energy to dating. I will not be negative or unload any baggage on early dates. One of […]Continue reading "10 Intentions to Set for Your Love Life Now"
Somewhere between deciding that I want to go out with someone and our first date, there is a question that I dread. “So, what do you want to do?” Occasionally, I’ve gone out with guys who had it all planned, who invited me into a narrative they’d already created, but for the most part, the […]Continue reading "First Date: Planning For Success"
5 Signs Your Date is Playing Games with You Before we dive into specifics, the most important lesson is to understand what constitutes “game-playing.” At root, game-playing is about saying one thing but doing another. People who play games “talk,” but their “walk” simply doesn’t match. In essence, they can’t really be trusted because their […]Continue reading "5 Signs Your Date is Playing Games with You"
How Meditation Improves Your Dating Life Dating can be exciting, exhilarating, and, naturally, nerve-wracking. While there are many things you can do to relieve stress, one aspect that you may not have considered is how creating a mindset of mindfulness may help to navigate the difficulties that all of us inevitably encounter along the way. […]Continue reading "How Meditation Improves Your Dating Life"