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Keeping To Yourself: 4 Problems That Introverts Face When Dating

Dating and relationships are difficult for everyone. For introverts, though, this is an area that is especially hard to navigate. While introverts lead perfectly normal social lives, they value alone time more than others typically do. In fact, having time to themselves is absolutely essential for the well-being of an introvert. This can make dating and relationships tricky to manage. Read on to find out more about four problems that introverts face when dating.

1. Meeting Someone To Date

One of the biggest problems introverts face when dating is meeting someone in the first place. Meeting someone you want to date doesn't happen overnight. You have to really put yourself out there. You need to go to a lot of social functions, attend parties and mingle with people. While introverts do enjoy these things occasionally, they don't want to do them frequently. This can make it difficult to meet new people and find someone they're interested in dating.

2. Making A Deep Connection

Many introverts find it difficult to open up to people and this can make it hard to form a deep connection with someone they are dating. While a deep connection doesn't happen for any couple right away, it can take even longer for couples where one partner is an introvert. While the extrovert in the relationship may find it easy to open up and reveal personal information about themselves, introverts may put up a wall and wait for some time before they open up to their partner.

3. Going Out On Dates

Dating and being in a relationship involves going out on dates with your partner or a potential partner. Introverts may have a hard time with this because many of them enjoy spending time at home. Most introverts feel the most comfortable when they are in their own home, rather than out in public places with lots of people. This can limit date ideas for their partner and it can put strain on the relationship.

4. Meeting A Partner's Friends and Family

One of the final problems that introverts face is meeting a partner's friends or family. While introverts are perfectly fine to meet new people, it's just not something many of them enjoy. It takes a while for an introvert to warm up to someone new, so meeting a host of strangers can be a daunting feat. For this reason, many introverts decide to avoid meeting their partner's friends or family. This can lead to their relationship being very isolated.

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Forever Alone: 8 Possible Reasons You’re Still Single

Have you found yourself “forever alone”? Do you wonder why you haven't been in a relationship for a long time? We may have your answer! Check out eight possible reasons you're still single:

1. You're Too Picky

Having a type is acceptable. Having certain standards is reasonable. However, if your type resembles a Hollywood movie star, it's not likely you're going to meet someone who fits in that category. If your standards are unachievable, you'll never meet someone. If you are too picky and set your expectations too high, you're going to be single a long time.

2. You're Not Putting In The Effort

Finding the right person requires some effort. You need to work on yourself before you can expect anyone to want to be with you. if you're walking around like a slob, people will see that you just don't care to put in the effort. Take pride in yourself and clean yourself up. Otherwise, don't be surprised when you're still single a long time from now.

3. You're Holding On To Anger

If you want to be in a healthy relationship, you need to let go of any anger you hold against old flames. If you're still upset over previous relationships, it will be impossible to find love with someone new. If you're bitter over someone who wronged you, it could be the reason you're still single.

4. You Don't Treat Other People Well

Let's face it: Maybe you're just a jerk. The reason you're still single might be the way you treat people. If you don't treat the people in your life well, you can't expect anyone to want to be around you. Try to take a step back and see if you are treating your friends and family with respect and compassion.

5. You Aren't Putting Yourself Out There

If you never leave the house, it could be the reason you're still single. You need to put yourself out there if you want to find someone. Find some hobbies or things to do that might help you meet someone. If you only hang out at home, you're going to remain single.

6. You Give Too Much

Dating and relationships require balance. If you are over-zealous in a relationship, it might be why you're still single. If you call someone constantly or want to spend every second with them, you're going to drive them crazy. No one wants to be with someone who is super clingy.

7. You Give Too Little

Like we said, dating and relationships require balance. You don't want to do too much, but you also don't want to do too little. If you act like you don't care, people will believe that you don't care. You need to show someone you are interested, but not so much that you scare them away.

8. You're Not Confident

This might be the biggest reason you're still single. If you have low self-esteem, that will be obvious to the people around you. Confidence is attractive, The more confident you are, the more people will want to be around you. Be sure of who you are and have confidence.

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What Women Want: 5 Foolproof Ways To Impress A Woman

What do women want? How can you impress a woman? These are questions that have plagued men for years. Try as they might, they can't seem to figure it out. It turns out that what women want is very simple. There are a few easy things you can do to impress a woman and have her falling at your feet. Check out five ways to impress a woman:

1. Have A Sense of Humor

Women love a man with a sense of humor. If you can make her laugh, you're going to win her heart. So if you really want to impress a woman, you need to work on being funny! Now, there's a disclaimer with this one: don't tell any offensive jokes. You have to know the difference between being funny and being rude. If you offend her, she'll want nothing to do with you.

2. Be Kind to Strangers

If you want to impress a woman, show her that you are kind and compassionate. No one likes a rude person. So make sure that you are kind to everyone around you, especially to strangers. This means being nice to servers at restaurants and being kind to your Uber driver. It'll definitely make you look better when you take a woman out.

3. Don't Brag

If you want to impress a woman, do not brag. Do not be a narcissist. Do not talk excessively about your accomplishments. Do not talk about how much money you make. Being humble will go a long way. Women do not want to be with a man who is full of himself. Rather, show her how great you are through your actions, not bragging up things you've done.

4. Clean Up Your Act

No woman wants to be with a slob! If you want a woman to like you, you'll have to clean up your act. This doesn't mean you have to be physically handsome. We're not expecting you to be Brad Pitt. All you need to do is be well put-together and have good hygiene. Don't take her out wearing stained clothes. Do wear some nice cologne. Make yourself presentable and she'll be impressed.

5. Have Confidence

The absolute best way to impress a woman is to be confident. Don't be insecure. Don't act desperate. Have confidence in yourself and be sure of who you are. Your high self-esteem will show and she will really be impressed with you.

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Moving Forward: 4 Signs You’re Ready For A New Relationship

We all know that breakups can be rough. Some breakups are so bad that they make you want to ward off relationships forever. We think it's important for you to take time after a breakup and make sure you're ready for a new relationship. During this time, you might feel down and out, wondering when you'll ever love again. It turns out there are certain signs that show you're finally done mourning your failed romance. Check out these four signs that show you're ready for a new relationship:

1. You Have No Bad Blood With Your Exes

A huge sign that you're ready for a new relationship is if you are at peace with your old relationships. You cannot move forward if you still harbor hate or resentment for an ex. These feelings will only permeate into any new relationships and destroy them. So, you know that you're ready for a new relationship if you have forgiven your exes for any wrongdoing and you have no bad blood between you.

2. You Can Picture Yourself With Other People

You'll know that you're ready for a new relationship when you can imagine yourself in a new relationship. If you can picture yourself with a new person, it's a sign that you have moved on from your previous relationship. It also shows that you're excited by the prospect of starting something new with someone else.

3. You're Fully Confident

If your previous relationship ended badly, it might have left your confidence shattered. You need to rebuild your self-esteem before you can even think about starting a new relationship. If you are fully confident with yourself and your self-esteem is peak, it's a sign that you're ready for a new relationship.

4. You Have Mastered Independence

One of the biggest signs that you're ready for a new relationship is if you have mastered independence. There are many people who jump from relationship to relationship without taking time to see how they function on their own. Being independent for some time will show you who you want to be and how you want to live. Once you have spent time on your own and figured these things out, you will know you're ready for a new relationship.

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Let It All Out: 3 Ways to Open Up More In Your Relationship

Communication is vital for a healthy, happy relationship. If you cannot open up and speak candidly with your partner, your relationship will never last. For a relationship to work, both people need to feel comfortable to share their feelings, expectations, and their past shortcomings. Communicating fully and openly is usually easier said than done. Many people struggle to practice good communication. To help you improve the communication in your relationship, we've got three great ways to open up more in your relationship. Check them out below:

1. Address Issues Right Away

A major way to open up more to your partner is to always be upfront with them. Many people have a tendency to keep their emotions bottled up, letting issues build until they eventually burst. This only leads to huge fights and makes problems way worse than they need to be. If you want to be completely open with your partner, you need to address issues as they arise. Don't procrastinate and wait for the “right time” to bring something up. If something is upsetting you or concerning you address it with your partner right away. This will improve your relationship because it will allow both of you to feel comfortable talking about things that trouble you.

2. Don't Be Ashamed of Past Mistakes

If you want to open up more in your relationship, you need to let go of any hang ups you have about your past. We all have a past and we have all made mistakes. Keeping your history a secret from your partner will only lead you to feel repressed and stressed out. If your partner loves you, they will understand your history. Allowing yourself to feel ashamed or embarrassed of things you have done or decisions you have made will only prevent you from being fully open in your relationship. If you want to have a happy, healthy relationship, you need to disclose the things in your past that you are not comfortable with.

3. Ask More Questions

Communication is a two-way street, so if you want to open up more to your partner, you need to encourage them to be open as well. If you're an open book but your partner keeps everything to themselves, this is not a healthy relationship. You want to establish a relationship that feels safe and comfortable for the both of you. Ask your partner questions about themselves, their history, their family, etc. If your partner feels comfortable to open up to you, it will help you to feel comfortable as well. This will lead to healthy communication and make the both of you less likely to be secretive.

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Calling It Quits: 4 Behaviors That Lead To Divorce

It's an unfortunate statistic, but half of all marriages end in divorce. This is a number that is likely to grow as the years go on. Why is that? What is leading so many marriages to fall apart? Many marriages end due to infidelity, but what leads to rest of divorces? It turns out there are many reasons a marriage can end in divorce. Some of the reasons are patterns of behavior that break down the relationship. The following are four behaviors that lead to divorce:

1. Resenting Your Partner

Having resentment for your partner is a surefire way to end your marriage. If you feel like your partner is ruining your life, this will come through in your behavior. Maybe you feel like your marriage has robbed you of things you wanted to pursue when you were younger. Feeling this way is going to make you resent your partner, and your resentment will cause arguments and animosity. This will ultimately lead to divorce.

2. Criticizing Your Partner Constantly

It's one thing to tell your partner when they've done something to upset you. It's another thing to constantly criticize your partner for things they cannot change. Consistently nagging your partner over things they do or say is one of the main behaviors that lead to divorce. The constant criticism will eventually break your partner down and make them want to leave the relationship.

3. Always Being On The Defense

If you're always on the defensive in your marriage, something is wrong. This behavior indicates that either you're doing something you shouldn't be, or your partner is just accusing you of doing something you shouldn't be. Either way, this is not good for your marriage. Constantly having to defend yourself is never a sign of a healthy relationship.

4. Ignoring Your Partner

Ignoring your partner is one of the surefire behaviors that lead to divorce. If your partner needs your attention or affection and you're not giving it, they might seek it elsewhere. Leading studies have shown that many cases of infidelity were caused by emotional neglect. If you ignore your partner long enough, they will eventually choose to be with someone else.

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?: 5 Ways To Tell Your New Relationship Is A Good One

Figuring out a new relationship can be tricky. You want to give someone a chance, but you also don't want to waste your time. If there any way to tell if a relationship has staying power? Obviously there's no foolproof way to know if a relationship will last forever, unless you have some kind of magical crystal ball. (Which, in that case, can we borrow it?) With that said, there are some signs that your new relationship may be the one you'll be in permanently. Check out five of those signs below:

1. Your friends and family like them.

You don't have to listen to your friends or family when it comes to a relationship, but their opinion is definitely useful. If your friends and family love your new partner, this is a good sign. After all, who knows you better than they do? If they think you've found your match, you may have in fact found your match.

2. You have the same ideas for the future.

A relationship isn't going to last long if you have totally different goals and ideas for the future. So if your new relationship has you discussing the same future plans, you're probably in a good one. This means both of you will be working towards the same outcome, and you're less likely to encounter any forks in the road.

3. They show genuine interest in your life.

In any new relationship, you want the other person to show interest in your life. If your new partner could care less about where you work or how you're feeling, then they don't care about you. You want a partner who asks how your day went and genuinely cares about what the answer is. With that said, you also need to show interest in their life. If you're bored with everything about them, they're probably not the right match for you.

4. They enjoy the same things.

They do say opposites attract, but this is only to an extent. If you and your new partner have not one single thing in common, odds are you're not going to last. You want to enjoy doing the same things and have some similar interests. If you have nothing in common, you're going to constantly butt heads.

5. You feel better than ever.

The best way to tell if your new relationship is a good one is if you feel better than ever. If you feel happy and hopeful about your relationship, things are probably going well. A good relationship will make you feel good! There is a lot to be said about intuition, and if you just feel like the relationship is right, then it's probably right. And, on the contrary, if you just feel like it's wrong, then it's probably wrong. Trust your gut!

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Social Media Sabotage: 4 Ways Facebook Ruins Relationships

Are you hooked on social media? Unfortunately, most of us are addicted to our social media. We're especially glued to that pesky Facebook devil. We feel the incessant need to check our Facebook throughout the day. Did someone leave me a comment? How many people “liked” my post? What's everyone posting on the newsfeed? While using Facebook can be an innocent pastime, it can also lead to unnecessary issues. Facebook is especially troublesome when it comes to maintaining a healthy relationship. You probably don't realize it, but social media can lead to the downfall of an otherwise good couple. We've got four ways Facebook ruins relationships:

1. It makes you compare your relationship to others.

The most insidious thing about social media is that it encourages us to compare our lives to other people's. Even if you don't realize you're doing it, you likely are. Facebook ruins relationships in this way because it gives you insight into what other couples are like. You see their pictures or their posts about one another, and before you know it, you're comparing your relationship to theirs. This is never ever healthy, and it's also not realistic. Before you compare your relationship to what you see online, remember that not everything is as it seems. Many couples portray themselves in a better light online than they actually are in reality.

2. You expect your partner to “like” everything you post.

As social media has become more and more popular, we've put more value on it in our lives. We've started to use social media to evaluate our self-worth, and this is highly problematic. It's extra problematic in relationships. You may find yourself hurt when your partner doesn't acknowledge you on Facebook. Maybe they don't post a lot of pictures of you. Maybe they don't “like” everything you post. Suddenly you're questioning your entire relationship because your partner isn't paying attention to you online. When this happens, you have to remember that Facebook is not reality. You need to focus on how your partner actually treats you in person, not how they treat you on Facebook.

3. You share too much of your relationship with the public.

A huge issue with Facebook is that people use it to air their dirty laundry. They have full-blown arguments on it. They post cryptic comments directed at their partner. They change their relationship status back and forth, letting the world know that their on the rocks. This does nothing but harm to the relationship. It gives your friends, family and co-workers a front-row seat to your drama. Couples need to realize that social media is not the place to hash out your relationship issues.

4. It encourages jealousy and paranoia.

Perhaps the most prevalent way that Facebook ruins relationships is by creating jealousy and paranoia. You see your partner “like” someone else's photo and the next thing you know, you're searching through their phone and scouring their emails. You used to trust them, but now you think they're cheating on you. Maybe you see them comment on a co-worker's post and you're suddenly filled with paranoia. Your mind starts creating scenarios that most likely don't exist. Thinking too much into your partner's activity on Facebook is certainly a way to destroy your relationship.

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What A Girl Wants: 7 Ways to Impress A Woman

Women can be difficult to figure out. What do they like? What do they hate? Even when they make it explicitly clear what they're looking for, somehow the message still gets mixed up. Men often struggle to figure out what women want. For this reason, many guys just resolve to stay single instead of trying to impress women. It turns out, things don't need to be this hard. There are certain things nearly all women find attractive, and we're about to share those things with you! Here are seven foolproof ways to impress a woman:

1. Be Kind to Strangers

Yes, we specifically said to be kind to strangers. Be nice to people who have nothing to do with you, so there is no motive for your kindness. When you're kind to those who can do nothing for you, it shows that you are just a caring and compassionate person. This will certainly impress a woman.

2. Have Goals and Ambitions

Women hate men who are lazy and have no ambition. Show her that you're passionate about things and that you have goals you want to achieve. If she thinks you just sit around playing video games all day, she definitely won't be interested. She needs to see you have drive!

3. Have A Sense of Humor

One of the best ways to impress a woman is by having a sense of humor. Women love funny guys. If you can make fun of yourself and have a sense of humor, it will make you ten times more attractive. No one wants to date a guy who is serious and boring all the time.

4. Show Confidence

Insecurity is a huge turn-off to women. If she thinks you're insecure, she'll probably want nothing to do with you. You need to show her that you're confident in yourself. This includes being confident in your looks, intelligence, personality, and other life aspects. If you're not fully secure about certain things, try working those issues out before you begin dating someone.

5. Open Up About Yourself

Men tend to keep their feelings bottled up and this drives women crazy! If you can be in touch with your emotions, it will seriously impress a woman. Show her that you're not afraid to be vulnerable, scared or upset. Be open with her about your feelings or concerns, and she'll definitely be impressed.

6. Show Interest In Her Life

Few things will impress a woman more than showing a solid interest in her life. Actually listen to what she says. Remember what she likes and doesn't like. Ask her about her job or her family. She'll be seriously impressed that you're a guy who is showing interest in her life, because very few guys actually do.

7. Be Adventurous

Women like men who are bold and adventurous. This doesn't mean you need to take her bungee jumping on the first date. It just means that you can't be afraid to try new things. Being adventurous can be as simple as trying a food you never thought you'd eat, or going for a spontaneous road-trip to a place you've never been.

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4 Pieces of Marriage Advice From Married Men to Their Single Friends

Getting married is a huge life decision. For this reason, many men are scared to get married. They're afraid of the commitment, or of their marriage possibly failing. The best way for single men, or soon-to-be married men, to get some insight into marriage is to speak to married people. We've got four pieces of marriage advice from married men to their single or engaged friends:

1. It's okay to be vulnerable.

You've probably heard that your partner should be like your best friend, and this is basically true. You should be able to completely open up to your partner. Men are often taught to hide their emotions and never show vulnerability. This isn't going to work in a marriage. You need to be able to let your guard down and show your partner how you really feel. Keeping your emotions bottled up will never lead to a healthy marriage.

2. It's not all passion and excitement.

Before getting married, understand that your relationship won't be exciting all the time. There won't always be the passion that was there in the beginning of your relationship. This isn't a bad thing! It's a normal part of any relationship. The longer you've been together, the more things will settle into a low-key, comfortable routine. Your Friday nights won't be going out to parties anymore. Instead, they'll be watching movies and ordering takeout. If you're with the right person, you won't really mind this. You should feel okay just having downtime with your partner.

3. Always be honest.

A marriage built on lies is never going to succeed. So one of the biggest pieces of marriage advice is to always be honest with your partner. If you can't be honest with your partner, what are you even doing with them? Lying to your partner, even if it's about small things, will never work out. If you want to build a healthy, happy marriage, you need to be able to talk to your partner about anything and always be truthful with them.

4. You have to put in the work.

This is a piece of marriage advice that cannot be glossed over: you need to put the work in. Marriage is hard work. Even the best marriages are not easy. There will be days where you're angry at your partner. There will be moments where you may want to call it quits. You need to be able to work through these times if you want your marriage to last. The happiest couples will tell you that they had to work really hard to get over hurdles in their marriage. As you've probably heard many times, the best things in life don't come easy.

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