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...mean that you can’t have a healthy, committed, long term relationship.
If you’re set on marriage, it might not be a bad idea to try living together first. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that couples who lived together while they were engaged had just as much of a successful marriage as couples who moved in together after exchanging vows. However, the study also found that couples who lived together but had no plans for marriage were less likely to be together for more than 10 or 15 years.
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As someone who loves psychology and enjoys observing the intricacies of human behavior, it amazes me how much the art of dating has changed.
I was raised in the 70's and 80's; a time when old fashioned manners still applied. An era when going on a date meant giving an actual face-to-face invitation to the object of your affections, holding the door open as she left your car or approached a doorway, grasping her hand while crossing the street, promptly picking her up at home right on time, and thanking her the next day with a courteous phone call. It was a time when being courteous,... (more)
When you’ve been in a relationship with the same person for a long time, it can sometimes start to feel like it’s fizzling out. That’s not to say that the relationship has gone completely sour—it’s just not as exciting as it may have been in the beginning when everything was new and electrifying. This is especially the case with a lot of May-December relationships; they start out hot and steamy and then calm down once you’re both more comfortable with each other.
Sometimes, you just need to find a way to spice up your May-December relationship. Gifts are a good way to make your... (more)
The tides are changing when it comes to women getting married. No longer are the traditions of June Clever, Carol Brady, Debra Ramone (Everybody Loves Raymond), and other housewives with children thought of as the norm. What was once considered the ideal lifestyle and dream of girls growing up everywhere has now become more of an option rather than an individual mandate. But, for men still looking for one who'll say, "I Do" hope is still alive and well, you just have to learn to play the game.
I know a few women who've never married and are well into their 40's and 50's. So,... (more)
Perhaps number one on everyone’s list when selecting a mate is finding someone of quality.
This is somebody who will treat you well and with respect, balances you on all levels, makes you number one in their life, is compatible both sexually and psychologically and is a soul mate you can communicate with concerning just about anything.
Mutual trust and honoring your commitments is essential for success, but trying to find one who fits all these bills involves a dedicated process of being selective – weeding through the masses and discovering someone of excellence.
In every relationship, no matter how many times you say "I Love You," how often the chemistry ignites while on the dance floor or in the bedroom, or how much you desire continuing into eternal bliss, one person always feels stronger for the other. Sometimes though, when a break-up is imminent, the balance of affection is so heavily tipped in the other person's corner you feel hesitant to let them go because of an unwillingness to hurt their feelings or even leaving yourself alone. However, doing them the favor by permanently saying "goodbye" is the most honorable thing to do, both for... (more)
Eyes meet; two bodies and their souls come together. The sparks fly, the clouds part, food tastes better, the fragrance of flowers sweeter, you start walking around in a daze 24/7, everything’s finally making sense and your life has new meaning like never before until…
When things go wrong, or even well, in the arena of love lots of people go looking for advice. They seek out friends, family, psychiatrist’s, astrologers, those grey-haired couples who’ve been married for most of their lives, even their local bartender or barber gets an unwilling ear full of questions and... (more)
I’m single and frickin’ sick of it. I don’t want to be alone anymore. I’m thinking of joining an online dating site, but I’m not sure if I should. It’s embarrassing to admit that I can’t meet anyone on my own, and if I met a boyfriend online I’m afraid that people would think I’m a pathetic loser. I’m also afraid that a guy I meet online might turn out to be a freak or a creep or a pervert – the internet is teeming with predators, and with my luck I’d land one. But the biggest reason I’m hesitant to dive into online dating is that I’m a big believer in fate. I... (more)
...lost. The only problem, it turns out, is that Lennay Kekua never existed.
The story has been all over the news of late, and Te'o claims he has been the victim of a hoax. Whether or not you believe that is up to you, but it does afford us a good opportunity to look at what modern dating has become.
Te'o and Kekua met online, exchanging pictures and communicating by emails, IMs, and sometimes the phone. But despite building up a strong affection for Kekua, Te'o had never met his girlfriend in person. The whole thing seems like something pulled out of the MTV show,... (more)
...showered, gave herself a facial, and painted her nails. By the time the new day was dawning I was done. I thought for sure that we would have some early-morning-thanks-for-saving-the-day sex, but instead she dumped me on the spot.
I thought I had been taking advantage of her, just using her for sex. But it turns out that she was also using me to do her schoolwork for her. So go ahead and ask out that big dumb hunk of a man. Just don’t be surprised if you discover that he’s not as stupid as you think he is.
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