“I just want to skip the dating part and go right to the phase where we’re comfortable on the couch together.”
This is what someone I’m coaching said to me on one of our recent calls.
Relatable? Yes. Realistic? Eh, not really.
For anyone single and dating in 2021, though, you probably feel this in your soul. Dating can be a tedious and exhausting task, and complaints about it are one of the main things I hear from men and women alike.
“It’s so hard to find the right person.”
“Nobody is serious about commitment.”
“Do men ever actually GROW…
We talk a lot about how to recognize the signs of love and affection from someone you’re dating, but none of that really matters if you aren’t sure how you feel about them.
Is this something real? Or are you just infatuated with them? Is it just because you have great sex, or is there something truly special developing?
Giving yourself honest answers to these questions will help you know if your feelings are fleeting, or rooted in real love.
First thing’s first, I didn’t say change your personality, values, beliefs, or standards for them.
But, the truth is that…
The inspiration for millions (maybe billions) of songs, movies, TV shows, books, and stories.
The very thing that bonds us together as humans in our relationships, friendships, families — love.
It can be beautiful, challenging, painful, trying, poetic, inspiring, and enlightening.
Most of all, though, it’s real.
When love is real, what are the things we should be prepared for, but (often) aren’t?
Our society sells us an image of happiness that comes along with being in love. …
What does it mean to be a man of “value,” as Einstein once put it? The answers to this question have evolved over the generations as the role(s) of men in society have changed and altered due to shifting expectations, views of masculinity, and gender roles in heterosexual relationships.
I believe that boys and men are lacking positive influence from role models in today’s “mainstream.” They’re not quite sure where they fit, what’s expected of them, or how to conduct themselves in many social situations.
As women out-pace men in educational and professional fields, men are facing an identity crisis…
Love, trust, and respect are not things to be handed over freely. They are some of our most valuable gifts to give, and therefore must be presented to a deserving recipient.
Someone who is serious about building a relationship with you, and puts in the effort to earn your love and affection (as you do for them in return).
The following are 15 real signs to look for when you are dating someone. Does he fit the bill?
None of this “Hey, I’m out with some friends, wanna meet up?” before he gets to know you nonsense. If a man…
What does it mean to be a “good boyfriend”?
Or husband, for that matter.
Most times, it comes down to the simple things. The ways that we listen, pay attention to detail, remember important things, and make the woman in our lives feel about herself, the relationship, and us.
Here are 30 small, everyday, often-overlooked things that can make a big statement in showing that you care.
Yep — The most important piece of this is what happens before you get into the relationship.
If you commit to someone while you’re still unsure about what you want in life, or…
Material items are not the only things people search for in order to fill an emotional gap.
Perhaps even more common is the search for a partner, thinking that getting into a relationship will finally make us happy. Placing our internal happiness on external factors, however, is rarely a recipe for success.
Where can we go to find this magical solution to all of our problems? What should we say? How should we dress? What dating apps are best?
Everyone has a different reason for wanting to be in a relationship, but I don’t believe it’s something that should be…
What’s a love and relationship writer doing writing about fashion?
Something most people don’t know is that I got my “start” giving advice online on forums and message boards where guys were discussing the best ways to attract women — much of which was focused on how to (or not to) dress.
I’ve always believed that our personal style is a reflection of how we see ourselves. It sends a message of who we believe we are — and who we want others to believe we are — without us needing to speak.
This isn’t just about fashion, it’s about…
Long before the pandemic began, there were lots of complaints about conversation skills falling of track because everyone had become so used to texting, or emailing, or WhatsApping, or Tik-Toking, or…you get it.
And then, WHAM, a global pandemic forced us all to isolate ourselves from each other and dive even further into these other modes of communication to remain connected.
Now, as we crawl out from inside our shadowy Zoom-caves, how can we re-evolve past grunting at each other on the street, or texting each other across the room?
It had to start here. It HAD to.
Think for a second about what the most foundational pieces of any relationship are. Whether personal or professional, what qualities do you look for in a person you’re choosing to interact with?
One of the pieces I feel doesn’t get focused on enough is the importance of trust. Can I trust this person to tell me the truth? To give me a fair price? To not cheat on me? To be there when I need them? To help me run my business?
Trust may not be on the top of your “sexy qualities” list that you look for on a…