Boyfriend

4 Ways To Stop Overthinking From Ruining Your Relationships

Because your brain never switches off, no matter how much you want it to.

Why I’ve Never Had A Real Boyfriend

And I definitely don’t want you to set me up with your friend.

How My Vagina Broke Up With My Boyfriend

My vagina knew months before I did that we weren’t going to paddle off into the sunset together.

13 Ways To Tell If He’s REALLY Your Boyfriend

If you have to ask, you probably already know the answer.

Why I Asked My Boyfriend Not To Marry Me

Ultimately, marriage seems to be a trap for both parties — especially for those who find it difficult to live within pre-established roles.

Dear Ex-Boyfriend, It Wasn’t Okay To Call Me Fat

You were supposed to build me up, not tear me down.

I Never Want To Marry My Boyfriend, Please Stop Asking Where My Ring Is

I don’t need a license to know in my heart my boyfriend is committed to sticking it out.

17 Text Messages That’ll Make Him Fall Deeper In Love With You

When’s the last time you texted him, just because?

My Doctor Won’t Treat Me Because I’m A Virgin

The shame almost made me not write this essay.

Why Getting Back With My Ex Was The Best Decision I Ever Made

I ignored all of the conventional dating advice and have no regrets. 

My Boyfriend Won’t Move In With Me – And I’m Okay With That

My boyfriend asked me to live with him… then took it back.

Why I’m Closer To My Best Guy Friend Than My Boyfriend

He’s seen me at my worst and he still loves me. 

My Modeling Career Made Me Attract Married Men

The revealing photos meant a lot more attention, and not the kind I wanted.

8 Women Reveal What They Really Think About When They’re Giving Oral

“All you’ve got to do is make sure you’re both clean and it’s a great thing to be part of.”

17 Stages Of Hating Your BFF’s New Boyfriend

Seriously, I thought she had better taste.

Why We’re Losing Our Ability To Fall In Love

Raise your hand if you’re a single lady! Being single has never been better. You can be selfish, spend unlimited time your friends, less time grooming and more time in comfy clothes. Sounds good right? We’re not going to lie; there are some definite perks, but at the end of the day (and don’t deny it) we are all looking for one thing – love. As humans we are biologically programmed to find a mate and there is no shame to say we are searching for that special someone, so why are people losing their ability to fall in love? With people continuing to steer clear of traditional relationships and preferring to remain unattached, maybe its time that we start to take a long hard look at ourselves.

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  1. Instant gratification

As our world becomes increasingly digitalised every wish is now our command. Need directions to that new café, click! How about buying those shoes you found online, click! With everything at our fingertips we have developed a society that craves instant gratification. However love isn’t something that just happens, it takes time. It is a feeling that spans a lifetime and no app or instantaneous decision can help create or facilitate love. Step away from the computer and look up from your phone and start enjoying the journey towards finding someone you love.

  1. We have become increasingly egocentric

Ever-heard Carly Simon’s infamous, “You’re So Vain?” Well unless you’ve been living under a rock, the lyrics focus on a self-absorbed lover and the damaging effect his manner has on the relationship. When we are in a relationship, we are a part of a team (even if it is a very small one!) and it is our job to ensure that everyone feels included. It is natural for your wants and needs to be a priority however the issue arises when your self-interest becomes all-consuming and consequently your partners needs are overlooked. We all like things done when and how we want, but a big factor to ensure you both feel appreciated is compromise. If you continually think about yourself and only partake in activities that interest you, your partner will end up board, feel unwanted and ultimately leave. You never know, devoting your time and efforts towards that special someone might just strengthen your relationship and take it to another level.

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  1. Chasing perfection and the unattainable dream

As wonderful as those Disney movies we watched as children were, they are not realistic. Unlike Cinderella, one fabulous night on the town will not necessary offer up your future husband. And to break your heart again, all those rom-coms aren’t doing you any good either. Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum and Ryan Gosling are all one in a million and even they aren’t perfect. No matter what your expectations are, nobody will ever meet every one of them. Again we come back to compromise. They may not be a Greek god, or rolling in doe but if you look past that, you may find that they’ll impress you in hundreds of other ways.

  1. Having too much choice and dating for the sake of dating

Since dating has become more acceptable within our society, the more pressure we are putting on ourselves to be involved. But just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you have to as well. As well as this, having too much fun in the bedroom could also hinder your future love life. It makes finding someone to love even more difficult and at the end of the day, if your not invested you are just wasting precious time. Finding your sole mate is not a challenge or a game, ever heard of ‘less is more’? Well this is when it applies. Although it may be exciting at the time, having an excessive amount of partners makes sex and dating a sport rather than an intimate experience.

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