Advice For Men
Dec 12th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Relationship Advice
Compatibility is an important aspect of any relationship. When two people are compatible, there is a good indication that they have enough things in common that their relationship has a strong chance of enduring for the long haul. Every couple has differences, arguments, and conflicts and when these become the prominent factor of the relationship, the future can suddenly take a fast detour south. Making sure that you have certain areas of your personality or thinking in common can help prevent those differences from overriding your relationship. Here are four areas, or four signs that you and your partner have enough personality or character traits in common to overcome any hardships that you might face in the future.
Dec 10th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Attraction, Dating Advice
It can be tough trying to figure out if a girl is into you or not. By watching a girl’s behavior, her mannerisms, and the way that she acts when your near is a good way to determine if she’s into your or not. This can be especially important if you’re thinking about taking a relationship with a friend to the next level. The best way to find out if a girl likes you or not is to ask. However, this is not as simple as it seems. The fear of rejection is often great and can inhibit a man from asking the object of his affection point blank if she reciprocates the feeling. Here are some suggestions that you can use to find out if she likes you or not.
Dec 8th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Intimacy, Relationship Advice
Sex is one of the greatest gifts given to humankind, however it is often used in ways that can hurt and destroy a relationship, rather than create intimacy. When sex is used as a weapon, both parties of the relationship suffer. Both men and women can equally abuse sex and use it as a weapon against their partner. Women might be more likely to withhold sex when angry, frustrated, or disappointed while men are more likely to use sex as a way to resolve conflicts and issues. Pressuring a woman to have sex when she isn’t consensual is just as damaging as a woman withholding sex to manipulate her partner. Understanding how recognize the signs of using sex as a form of control can help both partners make certain that they treat their sexual intimacy with respect and the reverence that it deserves.
Oct 20th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Dating Advice, Singles
Having low self esteem means more than just thinking you look fat in your jeans or that the girl you're chatting with at the bar won't like you – it brings a whole host of problems along with it. People with low self esteem suffer from a debilitating lack of confidence, depression, stress, jealousy, and general anxiety. I should know…I've suffered from it for years.
Oct 19th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Relationship Advice
I feel like I've been inundated lately with images of alternative relationships. Some of that is my own doing, of course – my favorite new show is HBO's "Big Love," which is about polygamous Mormon family living (where else?) in Utah. In the show, the male lead owns three houses, each occupied by a different wife. He rotates his nights between his houses – and between his wives, of course.
Oct 7th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Dating Advice
When you're in a happy, healthy relationship, it's like the world is your oyster. And you, well…want to share your oyster with your friends.
Hmm. Since the oyster metaphor is getting a little gross, I'll put it simply: when you've found the right person for you, you tend to think you know who is right for your friends, too. And while your heart is probably in the right place, setting your friends up on dates isn't always a great idea…especially when you don't go about it the right way.
Oct 4th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Misc Advice, Singles
Sometimes, socializing can be a sort of double-edged sword – especially if you're not naturally outgoing. You have to meet people in order to find a relationship…but you have to socialize outside your circle in order to meet new people. And we all know what "socializing outside your circle" looks like: too often, it looks like you standing on your own in a room full of chattering people, pretending to be fascinated by your gin and tonic. It looks a lot like being stranded.
Sep 26th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Dating Advice
You meet somebody who seems like just what you want. They're good-looking, funny, intelligent, and share a lot of your interests. The only problem is…they don't feel the same way about you. Or if they do, it doesn't translate into the physical attraction you feel for them. Having strong feelings for somebody who doesn't share them is painful – and it happens to all of us.
Sep 23rd, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Dating Advice
We've all dated "totally inappropriate" people who Mom was convinced were just "not good enough" for us. And while we, of course, will always love Mom and respect her views on our relationships, sometimes she can be wildly unfair. Mom will always see us as a baby – her baby – and it may take a lot to get her to feel enthusiastic about the people we date.
Sep 21st, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Dating Advice
The Rebounder. Catching lots of rebounds in basketball is a great thing. In life, however, it's another story – rebounders can really get you hurt. A rebounder is a person who is looking for a light relationship after a difficult break up, but doesn't necessarily know it. They get attached quickly, intensify the relationship, then realize that a) they're single now and want to date around, or b) you're not really what they want. And you're left out in the cold wondering what happened.