While you shouldn’t completely dismiss the idea of meeting your perfect match through a dating app, if you hinge all of your hopes and efforts on an app, you could ruin your chances of finding “the one”.
Dating apps are useful, but only if they are used wisely. The key is to know an app’s limitations and capacity for giving you what you really want. Because they are easy, convenient, and really good at helping you hook up, it’s easy to get stuck in an endless loop that’s really going nowhere.
How things can go wrong with dating apps
Even great inventions have their limitations. Here are some of the ways things can go wrong:
Relationships are challenging - and starting them is even more so! So it’s no surprise that looking for the one can be overwhelming at times. However, there are some common mistakes you can avoid in order to move closer to meeting your ideal guy.
Not being the best version of yourself
How many times have you been told ‘Just be yourself and everything will work out on its own’?
It’s a lovely sentiment, and of course, you want to be loved for who you really are - but that doesn’t mean that relationships and dating don’t require effort.
The first step is self-awareness. None of us are perfect - but sometimes our imperfections can have a big impact on the people around us, especially those we are most intimate with. Typically, guys fall into two camps when it comes to understanding themselves. The first group is more aware of their strengths and weaknesses, and continuously work to improve themselves so that they can...
Flirting is an art - and mastering it can bring you a lot closer to that soulmate you’ve been dreaming of. What’s more, it’s an essential part of romance - creating an atmosphere for attraction (and even love) to blossom.
So how can you master the art of flirting?
Of course, it’s not as easy as all that - flirting means putting yourself out there, and it’s very normal to feel shy, or panic that your crush will reject your attempt and turn you down. However, if you pick your time and place, and follow a few simple guidelines, flirting can be a very effective way of bringing you and the object of your affection closer together.
It doesn’t stop there, either - all healthy relationships, including long-term commitments, benefit from flirting to better sustain romance and passion. So here are a few pointers that’ll help you to find (and keep!) your dream man.
Flirting is a behavior that almost everyone indulges in from time to...
We’ve all been there. You’ve been on a few dates with a guy and generally assume that you are “together” - only to find out that his understanding of the relationship was less… exclusive than yours. If this resonates with you, you are in the right place.
In this article, we will try to bring some clarity to the topic of “defining your dates”, shedding light on how different people view relationships - and the different things they may want from them. We’ll also show you how to identify and communicate what you want - giving you the tools you’ll need to ensure that you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to defining your dates.
“Dating” means different things to different people, but at its most basic, it describes the early stages of an intimate relationship; a time when two people are getting to know each other, usually in an effort to determine whether there is the...
Picture the scene - a couple is fighting in a movie. One yells ‘‘What do you want from me?!’ and the other replies “I just want you to love me!”
Chances are you’ll have seen this conversation in a dozen different movies - but what exactly do the characters mean?
It might not seem it at first, but this is actually a very difficult question to answer. That’s because love is such a powerful, personal experience that language often struggles to truly capture what we mean when we talk about it.
Love languages help here because they transcend just spoken language. Instead, they cover five key ways in which people communicate their love – and in doing so, offer an insight into the different expectations that people have of their partners. By understanding and mastering these languages, you can move closer to building a connection that stands the test of time.
Why Is Talking About Love So Difficult?