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Enough Said: 30 Things Single People Are Sick Of Hearing

Do you often find yourself putting your foot in your mouth? Have you said things to a friend or family member that totally pissed them off? No worries – we all do it. There are just certain things that rub people the wrong way and how are you supposed to know what those things are? Well, when it comes to your single friends or family members, we're going to help you out. There are a number of things you can say that will make single people absolutely cringe. To avoid saying any one of these things, check out the following thirty statements that single people absolutely cannot stand:

  1. “Don’t worry, you’ll find the right person eventually”
  2. “I know your time will come”
  3. “How hasn’t anyone grabbed you up?”
  4. “When can we expect grandchildren?”
  5. “You should join this singles’ group”
  6. “You should check out this great singles bar”
  7. “You get better tax breaks when your married”
  8. “Do you ever think of getting serious about someone and settling down?”
  9. “Is this your boyfriend/girlfriend?”
  10. “Have you prayed about it?”
  11. “You’ll find your soul mate soon”
  12. “When you are ready, God will send the right person”
  13. “That’s why you’re still single”
  14. “You will meet someone when you least expect it”
  15. “What kind of interests are you putting on your profile?”
  16. “You should use INSERT COLOGNE/PERFUME HERE. It’s a magnet for INSERT WOMEN/MEN HERE.”
  17. “You’ve got to meet my friend—you guys would totally click”
  18. “Do you ever get lonely?”
  19. “You must have so much time on your hands”
  20. “I wish I were still single”
  21. “Are you putting yourself out there?”
  22. “What are you doing to meet people?”
  23. “My friend’s single—should I hook you two up?”
  24. “I don’t know how you do it”
  25. “Just keep putting yourself out there and you’ll find the right person”
  26. “Are you okay being the third (or fifth) wheel?”
  27. “Can I play matchmaker?”
  28. “Maybe you’re too picky”
  29. “Have you read this dating book/seen this movie about dating?”
  30. “When was the last time you went on a date?”

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Bridging the Gap: 30 Famous Couples With Big Age Gaps

When it comes to relationships, big age gaps are always a heated debate. Some people feel that it's impossible to have a healthy, long-lasting relationship with someone who is significantly younger or significantly older. Others feel that age is just a number and all that matters is truly loving who you are with. Do these huge age gaps work in a relationship? We're not going to debate that today, but we are going to share some other couples who have had significant age gaps. Some of them are still going strong, while others crashed and burned. Check out thirty famous couples with big age gaps below!

  1. Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin – 26 years apart
  2. Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson – 23 years apart
  3. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher – 16 years apart
  4. David Foster and Katherine McPhee – 34 years apart
  5. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart – 22 years apart
  6. Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor – 32 years apart
  7. George Clooney and Amal Clooney – 17 years apart
  8. Scott Disick and Sophia Richie – 15 years apart
  9. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn – 19 years apart
  10. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones – 25 years apart
  11. Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin – 23 years apart
  12. Beyoncé and Jay-Z – 13 years apart
  13. Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington Whitely – 20 years apart
  14. Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow – 29 years apart
  15. Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden – 34 years apart
  16. Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris – 60 years apart
  17. Elon Musk and Grimes – 16 years apart
  18. Warren Beatty and Annette Bening – 21 years apart
  19. Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster – 26 years apart
  20. Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross – 35 years apart
  21. Alexis Roderick and Billy Joel – 33 years apart
  22. Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy – 17 years apart
  23. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves – 13 years apart
  24. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi – 15 years apart
  25. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green – 13 years apart
  26. William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman – 13 years apart
  27. Sean Penn and Charlize Theron – 15 years apart
  28. Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz – 16 years apart
  29. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp – 23 years apart
  30. Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva – 34 years apart

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All In the Family: 4 Major Signs You’re Dating A Mama’s Boy

When it comes to dating, there are several types of guys you totally want to avoid. One of these is the “mama's boy.” It's one thing for a guy to be close with his mom. It's another thing for a guy to be too close with his mom. Dating a mama's boy can be a complete nightmare, so you want to know if you're with one before you get too involved. Below you can read four major signs that you're dating a mama's boy!

1. He Tells Her Everything

Do you find that your boyfriend shares a little too much with his mom? It's okay for him to tell her what is going on in his life. It's another thing for him to tell her every single thing that is going on. If he is sharing every detail of his life, especially private details about your relationship, then he is way too close for comfort.

2. He Needs Her Approval All the Time

If your boyfriend needs his mother's approval for everything, he's a mama's boy. If he's over the age of 18, there's no reason for him to be asking his mother to approve decisions in his life. It's one thing for him to ask for her advice every once in awhile, but it is a definite problem if he needs to speak to her before making every decision in his life.

3. He Always Takes Her Side Over Yours

This is a major sign that you're dating a mama's boy. If your boyfriend thinks his mom is right about everything and always takes her side over yours, consider yourself the second priority. This means that his mother is Number 1 in his life and it's likely to stay that way.

4. He Still Depends On Her For Everyday Things

One of the biggest red flags of dating a mama's boy is him still depending on her for things. Does she give him money often? Is she still doing his laundry? Consider these major warning signs that your boyfriend is still very much a child and very much a mama's boy!

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All the Small Things: 40 Of the Worst Pet Peeves People Have In Relationships

While being in a healthy relationship is one of the most fulfilling feelings in the world, it doesn't come without its annoying aspects. Every person has pet peeves and when it comes to being in a relationship, you're definitely going to have some pet peeves about your partner. Your partner is also going to have some pet peeves about you! In fact, it's highly likely that you're annoying your partner with some of these pet peeves and you don't even realize it. If you're wondering what some of these annoying little habits may be, check out forty of the worst pet peeves that people have in relationships:

  1. Being Unreliable
  2. Comparing Yourself To Other Couples
  3. Ignoring Calls or Texts
  4. Talking To An Ex
  5. Not Cleaning Up After Yourself
  6. Sharing Private Details With Your Friends
  7. Never Chipping In For Anything
  8. Not Giving Your Partner Their Space
  9. Being On Your Phone All the Time
  10. Putting Everything On Social Media
  11. Never Helping Make Decisions
  12. Being Rude To Others
  13. Not Helping With Household Chores
  14. Never Apologizing For Things
  15. Acting Jealous
  16. Having Bad Manners
  17. Being Selfish
  18. Telling Your Partner What To Do
  19. Refusing To Ask For Help When You Need It
  20. Having Poor Hygiene
  21. Hogging the Remote
  22. Leaving the Toilet Seat Up
  23. Not Asking How Your Partner's Day Was
  24. Forgetting Important Dates
  25. Refusing To Talk About Issues
  26. Being Dominant or Controlling
  27. Micromanaging
  28. Constant Complaining
  29. Snoring
  30. Loud Chewing
  31. Leaving Clothes Everywhere
  32. Not Sharing Pet/Child Responsibilities
  33. Needing Constant Validation
  34. Ditching Plans
  35. Being Cheap
  36. Being A Poor Communicator
  37. Putting All Your Focus On Work
  38. Saying “I Told You So”
  39. Spending More Time With Friends Than With Your Partner
  40. Loud Bodily Functions

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Extra Cheese: 30 Of the Cheesiest Pickup Lines You’ve Ever Heard

Pickup lines can be a useful tool when you want to strike up a conversation with an attractive stranger. However, you have to remember that most pickup lines are absolutely awful! There are certain pickup lines that will send someone running away, rather than running into your arms. To help you know which ones to avoid, we've got the 30 cheesiest pickup lines you've ever heard. Check them out below!

  1. “If you were a burger at McDonald’s, you’d be named the McGorgeous.”
  2. “Your eyes are bluer than the Atlantic ocean and I don’t mind being lost at sea”
  3. “Let me guess, your middle name is Gillette, right? Because you’re the best a man can get.”
  4. “If you were words on a page, you’d be the fine print.”
  5. “I think you’re suffering from a lack of vitamin me.”
  6. “Was your dad a boxer? Because you’re a knockout!”
  7. “You must be a high test score. Because I want to take you home and show you to my mother.”
  8. “You must be a magician. Because any time I look at you, everyone else disappears.”
  9. “I may not be a photographer, but I can totally picture us together.”
  10. “If I had four quarters to give to the four prettiest women in the world, you would have a dollar.”
  11. “Remember me? Oh, that’s right, I’ve only met you in my dreams.”
  12. “You must be exhausted. You’ve been running through my mind all day.”
  13. “Kiss me if I’m wrong. But dinosaurs still exist, right?”
  14. “Aside from being drop-dead gorgeous, what do you do for a living?”
  15. “If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put ‘I’ and ‘U’ together.”
  16. “I wasn’t always religious, but I am now, because you’re the answer to all my prayers.”
  17. “If you were a vegetable, you would be a cute-cumber.”
  18. “I’m glad I remembered to bring my library card, cause I am totally checking you out.”
  19. “I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours?”
  20. “Well, here I am. What are your other two wishes for the genie?”
  21. “My buddies bet me that I wouldn’t be able to start a conversation with the most beautiful person in the club…What should we do with their money?”
  22. “You must be a campfire…Because you’re super hot and I want s’more.”
  23. “Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only Ten I See.”
  24. “There must be something wrong with my eyes. I can’t take them off you.”
  25. “Is your name Google? Because you have everything I’ve been searching for.”
  26. “Do you have a name or can I call you mine?”
  27. “I hope you know CPR, because you are taking my breath away!”
  28. “Can I follow you where you’re going right now? Cause my parents always told me to follow my dreams.”
  29. “I was wondering if you had an extra heart. Because mine was just stolen.”
  30. “I’m learning about important dates in history. Wanna be one of them?”

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What Is “Micro-Cheating” and How Will It Ruin Your Relationship?

It seems like there are always new terms being created that refer to dating and relationships. Just recently we added “ghosting” and “cuffing” to the dating lexicon, but the latest love-life term is “micro-cheating.” What exactly is considered micro-cheating and how does it differ from just plain old cheating?

Micro-cheating refers to small actions that don't constitute the definition of what most people consider to be actual cheating. For instance, the vast majority of people consider sleeping with someone else to be straight-up cheating. Micro-cheating can be considering sleeping with someone else. One way to think of micro-cheating is to consider it all of those little actions that eventually lead up to full-on cheating. Other actions that would be considered micro-cheating are flirting with someone, commenting something flirty on someone's social media, or even exchanging text messages with someone you're attracted to.

Micro-cheating is often overlooked by people because it doesn't involve actual physical infidelity. While most people in a relationship could see past their partner committing these acts of micro-cheating, it's important to acknowledge that micro-cheating is actually the result of an underlying problem in the relationship. It is a sign that your partner is seeking validation and romantic fulfillment from someone other than yourself. Even if they have not engaged in any physical interaction with this person, they are still looking to this person for something that they should be looking to you for. It's also important to note that many cases of micro-cheating eventually lead to actual cheating. You may think it is trivial that your partner has flirted with someone else or left a flirty comment on someone's social media, but you should consider what these little actions may lead up to if they continue.

Anytime you use “micro” as a prefix, it implies that something is to such a small degree that it is inconsequential. When it comes to micro-cheating, the idea of it being inconsequential should be thrown to the wayside. Micro-cheating is actually an incredibly dangerous and disrespectful behavior that should be addressed right away to save your relationship in the long run.


Short-Term Romance: 8 Signs Your Partner Is Afraid Of Commitment

A common issue that comes up in many relationships is when one partner is afraid of commitment. Whether it's because they want to remain independent or they've seen bad examples of relationships in their life, some people are seriously scared to stay in a long-term relationship. So, what do you do if you find yourself with one of these individuals? How do you even know if you're with one of these people? Look for the following eight signs that your partner is afraid of commitment…

1. They Never Call You Their Boyfriend/Girlfriend

If your partner says they're “not into labels,” or they just refuse to call you their girlfriend or boyfriend, consider this a major red flag. This means that they want to keep the relationship casual and feel that if they acknowledge you as their boyfriend/girlfriend, they are officially in a relationship.

2. Their Previous Relationships Have All Been Short

If your partner has never ben in a long-term relationship, it should raise some concerns. Of course, not everyone has been in a long-term relationship that has spanned years, but if they haven't at least been in one that lasted a few months, it could be because they are afraid of making a long-term commitment to someone.

3. They Are More Interested In Spending Time With Their Friends

If you find that your partner would rather hang out with friends than spend time with you, consider it a warning sign. When a relationship is relatively new, the couple usually can't get enough of one another. So if your partner would rather spend time with other people at this stage in your relationship, they could be purposely keeping a wall up to avoid getting further involved.

4. They Never Talk About the Future

This warning sign is a major red flag and should not be ignored. If your partner never talks about the future, it's because they're not thinking of a future with you. They've already pegged this as a short-term relationship and they don't foresee you being in their life in the future.

5. They Don't Want To Meet Your Friends Or Family

If your partner doesn't want to meet your friends and family, it's because they don't want to take things to the next level. Meeting someone's family marks you as a serious couple, and for the person who is afraid of commitment, it's a step they never want to take.

6. They Don't Want You To Meet Their Friends Or Family

Like we just said, meeting someone's family means that you're now a serious couple. For this reason, a partner who is afraid of commitment will likely keep you away from their friends and family. They do not want you to get more involved in their life and they do not want the relationship to go that far.

7. They Make You Feel Like A Second Priority

If you feel like your partner is concerned with everything but you, it could be something they are doing on purpose. People who are afraid of commitment will keep romantic partners at arm's length. They will try to focus on other things so that they don't fall too hard for this person and find themselves in a serious relationship.

8. They Won't Acknowledge You On Social Media

It may seem trivial, but in today's world it holds a lot of weight. If your partner doesn't have pictures of you or doesn't mention you on their social media, there's a reason for this. They are afraid of making the relationship public, because that will only make it more real. They would rather keep your relationship hidden, so that it will be easier for them to walk away early on.

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On the Rocks: 5 Signs Your Relationship Is Ending

How do you know when a relationship is nearing the end? How can you tell that a breakup is in your near future? It's not always easy to spot the signs that your relationship is over, but we're always here to help. Check out five signs your relationship is ending below:

1. Your Partner Is Spending Time More Time With Friends and Family

If you find that your partner is spending more time with their friends and family while they're barely spending time with you, it could mean that your relationship is nearing its end. They are likely bored with you or knowing that they want out of the relationship, so they are transitioning to spending less and less time with you until it's nothing at all.

2. They Don't Tell You About Their Life Anymore

When you're happy and in love, your partner is always the first person you want to tell big news, So when your partner isn't telling you that something big has happened in their life, it's because they don't care to tell you. For instance, if they got a promotion at work and you're the last one to know, your relationship is officially on the rocks.

3. You Don't Do Anything Fun Anymore

Every relationship has inevitable ruts where you stop going out and doing “special” things. However, even during these ruts, most couples are still able to have fun together, whether it's just cooking dinner or watching TV. If you find that you can't seem to have fun with your partner no matter what you're doing, it's probably over.

4. You're Fantasizing About Other People…A Lot

Everyone fantasizes about someone other than their partner at some point. With that said, if you find that you're constantly fantasizing about other people or that there is one particular person you can't stop fantasizing about, it's because you're just not that into your partner anymore and maybe it's time to end the relationship.

5. You Don't Talk About the Future Anymore

In a healthy relationship, couples often make plans for their future together. If you find that you and your partner are no longer discussing your future, or that you are imaging a future without them, it's time to just end the relationship. You no longer see them as staying in your life, so you might as well end it now.

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Getting It Wrong: 40 Mistakes You’re Making In Your Marriage

When over half of all marriages end in divorce, you want to try extra hard to make yours last. It can be incredibly difficult to make a marriage work, especially if you're not even aware of the mistakes you may be making that could ultimately lead to the end. To help you recognize the mistakes that lead to divorce, check out the following forty mistakes you're making in your marriage:

  1. Not Saving Money Together
  2. Undermining Each Other
  3. Relying on Each Other Too Much
  4. Thinking You Don’t Have to Court Each Other
  5. Never Fighting
  6. Waiting Too Long to Try Therapy
  7. Having Unrealistic Expectations
  8. Ignoring Disconnection
  9. Never Going to Bed Angry
  10. Not Keeping Things Exciting
  11. Never Spending Time Alone Together
  12. Needing to Always Be Right
  13. Neglecting to Solve Problems
  14. Trying to Change Each Other
  15. Thinking Marriage Will Solve Your Problems
  16. Not Defining Boundaries
  17. Forgetting The Difference Between Love and Like
  18. Underestimating The Power of Date Night
  19. Not Appreciating Each Other
  20. Taking Your Phone to Bed
  21. Putting Your Children First
  22. Not Being Honest
  23. Waiting to Be “In The Mood” to Have Sex
  24. Not Having Each Other’s Backs
  25. Making Big Decisions Without Each Other
  26. Forgetting That Relationships Take Work
  27. Not Listening to Each Other
  28. Saying You Don’t Care
  29. Cheating
  30. Letting Outsiders In
  31. Not Having Sex
  32. Not Working on Yourselves
  33. Spending Too Much Time Together
  34. Forgetting to Talk About Sex and Desire
  35. Fighting for Control
  36. Not Being Friends Anymore
  37. Using Sex as a Barometer for The Relationship
  38. Not Being Totally Invested
  39. Spending More Time Planning the Wedding Than The Marriage
  40. Taking Each Other for Granted

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Getting Closer: 50 Bonding Activities For Couples

Let's be real” Things can get boring, even in the best relationships. When you've been with someone for a long time, it's normal for things to get stale. While it's totally normal for your relationship to get boring, it's not okay to let this ruin your relationship. Many marriages have actually fallen apart due to boredom. So how can you avoid this inevitable relationship plateau? The best way to keep your relationship lively is to find new ways to bond with your partner. When you've been together a long time, you may think that you've already bonded with your partner, but bonding is something that never has to end. You can always find new and exciting ways to bond with your partner and we've put together 50 of those ways for your consideration. Check out 50 great bonding activities for couples below!

  1. Art Appreciation
  2. Yoga
  3. Volunteering
  4. Music Festivals
  5. Ballroom Dancing
  6. Running
  7. Meditation
  8. Antiquing
  9. Self-Care
  10. Tennis
  11. Home Projects
  12. Hosting Dinner Parties
  13. Hiking
  14. Crossword Puzzles
  15. Learning A New Language
  16. Gardening
  17. Photography
  18. Road Trips
  19. Crafting
  20. Game Nights
  21. Starting A Side Business
  22. Classes and Workshops
  23. Bowling
  24. Mystery Date Nights
  25. Learning To Play An Instrument
  26. Scuba Diving
  27. Foraging
  28. Book Club
  29. Trying A New Food
  30. Blogging
  31. Camping
  32. Baking
  33. Cooking
  34. Coaching A Sport
  35. Kayaking or Canoeing
  36. Intramural Sports
  37. Sailing
  38. Birdwatching
  39. Raising Kids
  40. Getting/Giving A Massage
  41. Playing Video Games
  42. Wine Tasting and Collecting
  43. Skiing
  44. Scrapbooking
  45. Raising A Pet
  46. Sex
  47. Rock Climbing
  48. Going On An “Adventure”
  49. Going For A Bicycle Ride
  50. Traveling

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