Posts Tagged ‘dating advice’

It’s perfectly okay for you to be single, I promise.

This is an issue that I’m facing a lot lately, which is why after a long hiatus from writing for this wonderful website, I just felt that I had to return to my relationship rants to ask if any other women are being asked this question a little more often that they’d like: Oh, why [...]

The Potential Partner Checklist

We’ve all done it. We’ve all not said yes to a date with a guy because he didn’t quite meet up with our expectations. You may have fancied him a bit but said no because you didn’t want to sit down for a coffee with him and then realise he wasn’t as funny or charming [...]

10 Facts You Don’t Know About Keeping Him Interested

So, you’ve been hanging out with a guy who is amazing and wonderful. You two have been out on a couple of dates (or maybe more). You’re having a great time with him and you think everything is going well except… You’re just not sure. You’ve been through this scenario before where it’s all fun, [...]

5 Turn-Arounds When Jealousy Is Ruining Your Lovelife

Everything was going great, until it happened again. Like it always does, your jealousy crashed in and spoiled the date you were on. Just like in the past, your jealousy ruined the good thing you had going with a fabulous guy and left you miserable and embarrassed. That’s the way that jealousy works. It feels [...]

10 Reasons Why He Hasn’t Asked You Out Again

You stare at your phone as if you could will him to call or text you. The great guy you met and went out with hasn’t contacted you at all and you’re worried. Your mind is going a million miles an hour with theories about why he’s been silent. This has got to be one [...]

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Chance at Love

“There’s nobody out there for me!” This is the lament we hear from so many people who email us, post to our Facebook page and come to us for relationship coaching. We empathize with those who have been searching and searching for the right partner and come up empty. And feel so alone. Maybe you’ve [...]

3 Words That Will Ruin Your Relationship

We’ve said them. You’ve said them. Everybody has said (out loud or in our minds) these three very innocent words whose combined meaning packs a mean punch that can knock everything that’s sweet and wonderful right out of a relationship. In fact, these three average and ordinary words can even make it impossible for someone who [...]

How do you get back in the dating game?

It seems, as my friends and I creep closer into adulthood, more and more of us are finding ourselves in serious and steady relationships. Dating is a thing of the past for the most of us; so when we all started watching the Channel 4 series, ‘Dates’, which is allegedly an honest look at modern dating, [...]

How Much Should You Share About Your Past?

We’ve all got skeletons in our closets. Each and every one of us has something about our past that we’d rather nobody knew about…especially a date or someone we’d like to date. Maybe it’s the number of sexual partners you had in your wilder days. Maybe it’s the lack of sexual partners you’ve had. Maybe [...]

Avoid These 4 Facebook Relationship Fatalities

Facebook is awesome, right? Except when it endangers your relationship. Well, let us be clearer. Facebook is a wonderful way to stay in touch with family and friends and it can be fun for your relationship too. You can use a social networking site like Facebook to be flirty with your partner or potential partner. You [...]

Feeling Neglected? What to Do When His Friends Are More Important Than You

It hurts to be somebody’s fall-back plan. When your partner seems to want to spend time with his (or her) friends instead of with you, it not only hurts, it’s bad for your relationship too. Thinking that you are the “have to” for your partner instead of the “want to” can leave you feeling neglected and [...]

How to End an Argument Without Losing Self-Respect

It’s a stand-off. You know those times when you and your love can’t seem to agree?  You’re stuck and it feels like the only way to resolve the conflict is for you to “give in” and let your partner have his or her way. It can seem like your only “choice” is to compromise what’s [...]

Get Your Date Back On Track After a Foot-in-Mouth Moment

“You said WHAT?!”  When Jessica recounted what happened on her date last night, her friend was shocked. Jessica can’t even believe that she would say something that catty about another woman…but she did and she made the comment to a really great guy who she’s only been out with a couple of times.  It turns [...]

Commitment Conundrum: What to Do When Your Partner Won’t Commit

Kate’s relationship with Jon is at a serious crossroads. They’ve been dating exclusively for almost a year but she’s still unsure about his commitment to her. When they’re together Jon is loving and passionate, but when he gets focused on a project for work or with the band he’s in, Kate feels ignored. She is [...]

The Don’ts and Do’s of Ending an Argument

You and your special someone are out together enjoying good food or a concert. Sounds blissful, right? Not so much if an arguments breaks out between the two of you. A date can quickly be ruined when one of you unintentionally offends the other one or you disagree about an important issue. If the conflict isn’t [...]

I pity the fool

  I am not a massively competitive person. Don’t get me wrong I don’t enjoy losing, but I get over coming last pretty quickly as I have accepted that when it comes to sports my abilities are a bit hit and miss, cards games I often put to luck and drinking contests usually end in [...]

To text or not to text, that is the question

It is no secret that normally in my articles I try to impart some sort of wisdom, granted it may be slightly shoddy wisdom, or give you things to consider that you may not have before. However, this article is an exception as for once I am seeking your opinions rather than just telling you [...]

Advice versus Judgement

It was Saturday night and the game of beer pong was in full force. The shots had turned into triples, the glasses grew into pints. Alcohol affects everyone in different ways, yet unfortunately for my drinking opponent one too many drinks makes me feel wise, and obnoxious, beyond my years. I was being told about [...]

Be Brave: Let Yourself Like Someone!

If there is one thing that I have learnt from my turbulent dating life, it’s that as one romantic door gets slammed in your face by the person you love, someone you could love will open a window for you.   A couple of months ago my Big Love not only slammed the door in [...]

Hey! Where’s the Fire?

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how desperate a lot of women seem to be lately? Desperate to get a boyfriend to take them out and to love them. Desperate to find a man as good as (or preferably better than) their ex who broke their heart. Desperate to catch a man [...]