Love

These Are the Reasons Why You Are Attracted to Certain People

Many people are of the mindset that physical attraction has no explanation. If you are attracted to someone, you just are attracted. There’s no rhyme or reason to it and there’s nothing you can point your finger at that would explain ‘why’. However, science tells us that there are specific reasons why we are attracted to some people and not attracted to others – and our genetic composition or makeup has a lot to do with who gets our heart’s beating fast. The science behind attraction Many of us like to think that we aren’t prejudiced and that we don’t prejudge who we choose to hang out with, hire for employment or become friends with at work, based on appearances. Yet, research has shown that people who have physical appearances that are the most appealing to the general population a...

22 Dating Tips and Guidelines for the Modern Single Woman

Dating can be difficult. Whether you are dating for the first time, or this is your first time dating in decades, there are things that the modern woman can do to be successful and make stand out head and shoulders above other women. General tips to get and keep his interest 1. Always look your best. You don’t have to wear designer labels to turn his head. Make sure your hygiene is at 100% and that you wear clothes that accent your positive features. 2. When getting to know a man, never reveal everything there is to know about you. Men like mystery. Keep them guessing. This doesn’t mean you should be secretive; you should just keep it so they want to know more. 3. Let the man pay for meals and cab fare. Forget women’s lib. If he is interested, he will want to pay for your meals and he will...

The Open-Ended Question: A Powerful Dating Tool

Does the thought of conversing on a first date make your heart pound with fear? Are you afraid that you’ll get so tongue-tied you won’t know what to say? Rest assured that there is a powerful tool that can help you ease into a meaningful conversation with your date – the open-ended question. Questions are the key that cause the secret door of the psyche to swing open. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes. People love to talk about themselves if the right environment is set up for them. Remember, this is an opportunity to glean as much information to determine if you would be remotely interested in dating this person again. An open-ended question is designed to encourage a full, meaningful answer so that you get an idea about your date’s feelings, attitude, likes and behaviors. Unlike close...

A Brief History of Dating and How Dating Has Changed Through the Ages

The dating rituals we have today are quite different than those of our ancestors. It may surprise you to learn that courtship, or dating, is a fairly new phenomenon. In fact, before about 1200 courting didn’t exist at all! In ancient times, many women found themselves married to their husbands because they were captured by them. With a scarcity of women, men often raided other villages and scooped up the first women they saw. As time went on, arranged marriages became the norm. These marriages were seemingly viewed as ‘business relationships’ and were based on a desire or need for money, property or political alliances. The parents handled everything and love was not a prerequisite of these marriages. A teen or young adult really had no say about their future spouse and many only met their...

Four Tell-tale Signs You’re in a Dead-end Relationship

Having you been dating the same person for a while and you have this nagging feeling in the back of your mind that it isn’t heading anywhere? If so, you are not alone. Many women have found themselves in similar situations and have had to ask themselves… is this a dead-end relationship? Unfortunately, many women avoid answering the question. Then, they end up staying in the relationship longer than they should. To help you determine if you are in a dead-end relationship that is not only wasting your time but also your emotional energy, know the following signs: Are you in a dead-end relationship? The respect factor Without respect, a relationship is doomed. If you are dating someone who charges through your boundaries, who disrespects you through belittling, who expects you to always cater...

In a Frustrating Relationship? Here’s Why He’s Just Not That into You

I was reading Cosmo magazine the other day and I realized something. Although it is by far one of my favorite magazines, it isn’t one that I would turn to if searching for concrete advice about how to hold down or create a real relationship. I may be able to pick up a couple of tips on how to spice up my sex life or how to manage a failed relationship, but how to get to any of those points? I’m not so sure. In fact, a lot of the literature that I have come across lately lets women know exactly what men think of them, but not why men are thinking it. The book-turned-movie “He’s Just Not That into You” was full of pathetic creatures mulling around cutting in and out of relationships with men due to this newfound realization. Never once did I see Jennifer Aniston make an internal change to be...

How to Relax and Enjoy Dating Single Men When You Are a Single Mom

As a single mom, it can be difficult to venture out into the dating world. Single mothers have to wear many hats, putting on the dating hat, too, can be overwhelming. The good news is it’s possible to be a single mom and have fun dating and relaxing with people of the opposite sex. The key is to keep your wits about you and to understand that you are the one that makes the rules. Here are some tips that can help guide you. Be emotionally healthy If you have recently left a relationship, give yourself time to heal emotionally before you start dating. It is easy to get involved with someone who is not truly compatible for you when you are lonely, vulnerable, and when your self-esteem may be low. Wait until your heart heals so you can avoid a disastrous rebound relationship. When you do enter...

How to Make Your Online Dating Profile Stand Out From All the Others

If you are going to list yourself on a dating site, you should know that it is easy for your profile to get lost among all of the other dating profiles. Dating profiles start to run together after a while because they can begin to sound the same. Follow the tips below and your dating profile will stand out from the crowd. The perfect dating site photo Even if you describe your appearance in great detail on a dating site, people will generally pass you by if you do not post a photo of yourself. No one is truly going to get serious and talk with someone if they don’t know what the person they are talking to looks like. You will need to post a picture of yourself if you are serious about connecting with potential dating partners. If you don’t post a photo, people who are searching through the...

Are You an Unhappy Single? Here’s What to Do About It!

If you are single and you hate it, you probably feel that your life is missing something and you walk around feeling unfulfilled. Many people do not feel happy or successful unless they have a partner or an active dating life. If this sounds like you, instead of focusing on what you don’t have, identify what you do have. Only when you embrace life as it is and make the best of it will change and better things come your way. Why are you single? Whether you know it or not you are probably projecting an unsuccessful and unhappy vibe. People generally steer clear of individuals who are continually down or who don’t seem happy in their own skin. Here are some tips to help you love the life you are living. Once your life starts to transform, then the world around you will transform, too. Check t...

What You Need to Do When a Partner or Spouse Dies

The death of a partner is one of the most stressful losses you may face in life. When two people live together, they become emotionally dependent on each other to some degree. There are some couples who are so dependent upon each other that each partner feels like ‘a half’ and together they make ‘a whole.’ Other couples remain distinct, independent individuals inside the relationship and they are not very dependent on the other. The degree of your independence in the relationship will generally determine the grief work that you will have to undertake to come to terms with the death of a spouse or partner. People who were in an emotionally dependent relationship and who identified themselves by their partner not only will have the task of grieving their partner’s death – but they will also ...

The Female Orgasm: Have You Faked It?

Let’s face the facts, we live in a goal-oriented, results-hungry society where achievement is measured—and that includes female orgasm. The truth is that it’s sometimes easy for a female to climax and other times it’s just not. Another truth is that on occasion women don’t worry about whether they orgasm and faking it is no big deal. Men, on the other hand, would generally freak if they discovered that their women were faking the Big O more times than not. How important is the orgasm? Women are intuitive enough to know that sometimes their orgasms are more important to their men than to them. For some men, bringing a woman to orgasm is an affirmation to the man of his performance, her love for him—and for some men bringing a woman to orgasm gives the man an ego boost and a sense of pride. ...

Tips for Getting Past Those First Date Jitters

Going on a first date with someone can bring about a case of nervousness and anxiety that can be hard to get a handle on and control. Whether you are new to dating or just heading back into the dating scene after a long hiatus, here are some pointers that you can put in your memory to help you overcome those jitters. Compliment your date If you feel tongue-tied or at a loss as to what to say to your date, you can’t go wrong with a compliment. Everyone likes to be complimented. Compliments are a great way to break the ice at the beginning of the date. You can compliment your date on their appearance, their smell, their vehicle, their choice of venue, etc. Further along on the date, you can compliment him on his manners, his personality, tastes, music preferences and more. Compliments are al...

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