Are You Ready to Start Dating Again? 5 Tips for Dating Reentry Success
How to Get Yourself out into the Dating World Again
Dating during a global pandemic does not seem like the safest thing in the world, so a lot of people have put their love life on hold for a while.
And that makes a lot of sense: when experts tell us the safest thing we can do to protect ourselves is to keep our distance from others, that puts even your love life into a different perspective. To a certain extent, all of our lives have been…
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The great love stories we grew up listening to has made us romanticize toxic beliefs about dating and relationships. We end up believing that love is something that happens naturally, but the older we get, we realize that modern dating is not working for many of us. We often feel lost without a compass to guide us. Even the guides in the dating world can give you conflicting advice, which just makes the process more confusing and heartbreaking.
But, here’s the thing: If you are struggling to find love, the problem is not your fault.
With so many cultural changes…
Youth and Beauty Don’t Guarantee a Happy Life
Let’s Rethink the Way We Glorify Youth and Beauty
Years ago, feminist pioneer Betty Friedan said, “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Unfortunately, rather than embrace her words, many people today dread the aging process.
Our culture is obsessed with youth and beauty. Instead of being happy to just look their best, women get injections at the first sign of wrinkles and they do it at increasingly younger ages. Americans spent greater than $16.5 billion in cosmetic plastic surgery and fillers in 2018. The results…
Using Dating Apps Can Be Dangerous: How to Protect Yourself
7 Ways to Protect Yourself When Dating Online
With the increasing popularity of online dating, it’s worth discussing a rather gruesome topic: the presence of sex offenders on these sites and apps. Some of these platforms have stated they plan to make it possible for people to run a background check on their online dates if you have their last names and phone numbers. …
How Having Fun Can Improve Your Love Life
Make Dating and Relationships More Fun By Being Your Playful Self
The way your potential partner perceives you is influenced by a lot more than the way you look. While looks can have a say in the immediacy of chemistry, there are plenty of other factors that have a strong say as well.
5 Soothing Ways to Lower Your Stress Level in Life
5 Ways to Be Your Best Friend Instead of Your Worst Enemy
It takes a lot of work to realize that the pursuit of perfection is futile. That’s mainly because no one is (and will ever be) perfect. However, some people don’t accept that fact. And even if they do, they still may want to be perfect.
What’s wrong with striving for perfection, you may ask? Isn’t it healthy and desirable to strive to be successful and overcome obstacles?
Yes, as long as you do not demand that you achieve…
No one gets married thinking that divorcing might be a serious possibility. But, when you look at the numbers, you realize that divorce is quite common in America. About 40–50% of couples are divorced.
If you are one of them, then you may see your divorce as a failure. But, another perspective is to see divorce as a learning experience. After all, many of us learn things the hard way.
Just think about all the times that you were too stubborn to take any advice from your friends or family. …
How to Know When It Is the Best Time to Start Dating Again
Why Now Is the Best Time for Video Chat Dating
Dating is hard. Dating in the times of Covid is grueling. Perhaps this is why many people decided to put their love lives on hold until things get a bit better. And, understandably so: the thought of coming down with COVID-19 is frightening, and all of us should make health a top priority right now.
Although being masked and socially distant may make romance feel almost impossible, it doesn’t mean that you should stop dating.
What Does Confidence in Dating Look Like?
The Myth of Loving Yourself as a Prerequisite to Finding Love
Confidence and self-esteem are not required for you to find and sustain love.
I know, this is the opposite of what you’ve constantly heard and been told in the last years.
If you believe the soul-crushing myth that you must fully love yourself before you can find a partner, it’s not your fault. In the western world, we are constantly bombarded with messages about how desirable it is to be beautiful, materialistic, and egocentric. …