Signs A Man Is Ready To Commit

I bet there are sooo many women who have found themselves dating ” the unavailable man, Mr. Peter Pan, and the ultimate commitment phobe, who just can’t seem to pull the trigger. We all have been there! However, there are signs to pay attention to in order to know if you are dealing with the right type of men that you are wanting to attract into your life. Below are some tips to stay aware of when trying to find that diamond in the ruff.

  • Know his intention

Men who just want to “hang out” or ” are just looking to meet new friends” These terms all indicate a man that may not be on the relationship seeking path. When men use terms such as “date” it shows commitment and planning. No man who is ready for love will be afraid to use the word “date.”

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  • Reliable

Pay attention if a man gives you notice. If a man texts you an hour before asking you out, it may show signs of not being serious. If he gives plenty of notice and puts thought into the day and time, then that is something to really pay attention to because he is committed and showing follow through. It shows he values your time and whether or not you are a priority in his life

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  • Communication

You had an amazing date! It was so much fun and the night seemed just perfect. Then….crickets… not a word! This can mean more than you think. He is either not serious about finding a serious relationship or just simply, he is just not that into you.

 

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  • Exclusive Time

When a man makes time for you and only you, that is a great sign of a man seeking a commitment. He wants to get to know you on an emotional and deeper level. He is not in a rush for physicality, but establishing a foundation that will lead to love.

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What Men Really Need From Women

What do men really need in a relationship and from their partner? It may not be exactly what you think! It is much more complicated than one would imagine. Every man is different and therefore has different wants and needs. Our culture is continuing to change and so are relationships. Relationships can be so complicated and are never the same day to day. The following tips will help guide you and create awareness to understanding your partner on a deeper level.

  • Having a warm and open heart

Men at times, have difficulty sharing their feelings, emotions, wants, needs, and fears. More than anything, they want a woman who they can be vulnerable with. They want a partner that they can share their deepest layer with. Someone whose heart is open to listen and be receptive.

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  • Time

Men love women who are good listeners and give them their time. Men will shut down if you do not make the time to listen to them or time for them in general. They need undivided and uninterrupted time spent. Men need this in order to really express who they are. Being positive and creating an upbeat space, really draws your man closer.

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  • Respect

All people want respect. For men, this is huge! Men are always wanting to be appreciated and feel valued. They want to be encouraged and feel you are always rooting for them.

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  • Freedom

Men want space and time for themselves. They don’t want to feel they are on a leash 24/7. They want to enjoy their hobbies, interests, and friends. Respecting their time and space, will definitely make your relationship last.

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  • Being Yourself

Men love when you are just being you! Not pretending or trying so hard to be the ideal woman. They just want you to be your true self and no one else.

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  • Attraction

Men and women need to be attracted to their partner. This is so important and crucial. Without this, there is no foundation for a romantic connection.

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Approaching Someone in Real Life

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The thought of meeting someone in real life has become such a rarity due to technology taking over! Everyone is so consumed by their smart phone that we all forget what it is like to actually approach someone. Gasp! Saying hello has become so hard! It doesn’t have to be. We live in a big world with single people everywhere! Follow these tips and the cute guy or girl you see at Starbucks, may just be your next love.

 

  • Smile and Make Eye Contact

Man or woman- give a sweet smile and hold eye contact for 5 seconds. Seems like forever but it gives the signal that you are approachable and interested!

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  • Walk up and introduce yourself.

Seems simple enough! You can start by saying, “ Excuse me..” No one really remembers how you started the conversation anyway

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  • Be confident

Show confidence and avoid hesitation. Everyone responds to confidence and security. There is nothing more attractive then a person who knows who they are and is proud of it

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  • Be Bold

Ask them out! Get the digits. Go for it! The time is now to take a chance. Big risk, Big reward

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Follow these tips when you are out and about. Real life encounters open an entire dating pool that is untouched. You would be surprised how many awesome people you can meet

Love Liars

Ever feel like someone you are dating may not be who they say they are? Do you ever get that feeling that maybe someone is too good to be true? Not to sound like a pessimist, as I am the biggest romantic at heart there is, but love liars do exist. Some men and women will put on a pretty face and tell you what you want to hear! They are not forth coming  with who they are, their past, their dating history, and some information that should be shared out of respect and transparency. Follow the tips below to really screen the men and women you begin to date! Safety, honesty, and having both eyes open is the smart way to date. Quite frankly, it is the only way to successfully date, leading you to everlasting love.

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  • Only Fools Rush In

Be patient and take your time! No need to rush so fast and have an instant relationship. Get to know one another. Learn about each other on a non surface level

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  • Ask Important Questions

People love to talk about themselves! Make sure to ask questions that really depict the person’s character, interests, and morals. It does not take too long, to really get an idea of someone’s true self

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  • Pay Attention to How They Treat Others

How someone treats someone, will eventually be how you are treated. Pay attention to how your date treats the waiter, the barista, a nearby patron, etc. If they show disrespect, you can be sure they will disrespect you one day

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I hope these tips help! Get to know your date, their likes and dislikes, and who they really are! Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs first! True love does exist and there are so many awesome people in the world. You just have to be cautious of those who lie in love.

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Reasons For No Second Date

Dating today definitely has its challenges. With so many options, many men and women experience the one and done date time and time again. It can be difficult to land that second date and make an incredible impression! Many of you have experienced an incredible date where you felt it was amazing, filled with chemistry….and then crickets. No call. No text. Not a word. There are very possible reasons why this happens. You spend hours analyzing why they didn’t contact you. Below, are the top reasons why a second date may not happen.

  • Not being real and coming across fake

Everyone wants to be on their best behavior on a first date, but there is huge difference from being real and authentic to having to be perfect and amazing at everything. People appreciate flaws, being down to earth, and most importantly, just being yourself

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  • Being Too Real

Everyone appreciates realness and honesty, however, some people can over do it. Airing your dirty laundry, skeletons in your closet, and sharing way too much all at once, is not well received. It is too much for one to take in. Keeping it light and fun is key.

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  • Only Talking About Yourself

When you can’t stop talking about yourself and make yourself the center of all conversation, your date loses interest. You may find them with a blank stare not even paying attention to what you are saying. Keep the conversation going back and forth. Ask questions. Be engaged with each other.

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  • Poor Hygiene

You don’t have to be perfect and dressed to the nines. However, not representing yourself in the best light, has its consequences. We all notice if a man or woman comes to a date looking sloppy, wearing a dirty shirt, messy hair, and not smelling up to par. When you ate a garlic tuna sandwich for lunch as one can guess, not a good look. Point made.

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  • Awful Conversation Topics

When you go on and on about your ex. Your date doesn’t want to hear it. Not only is it uncomfortable, we don’t care. Sorry. We want to know you, not your past relationship. Talking about politics is a recipe for disaster. Stay away from topics that will possibly cause an argument. You want fun, light, and happy conversation. The date should be fun, after all.

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Follow these tips and you will be well on your way to finding love and experiencing more and more quality dates.

Reasons Men Play Games

You just had an amazing 4th date with your dream man! The date was filled with chemistry, laughter, joy, and romance.  You felt it was going in such a promising direction. He seemed 100% all in and was on the relationship train. All of a sudden… he disappears. Nothing. No call. No text. Just radio silence.  Finally, you decide to cave and send a follow up text. Hours go by and then finally….a half hearted response. Searching for answers, you are left analyzing. Why the game playing? Why the mix of emotions? All women have experienced this. Below are some possible reasons to help make sense of why this happens.

  • Some women love it

Some women actually love the unpredictability and chase. They love the thrill of the unknown and excitement it can create.

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  • Fear of Committing

Some men who are so hot and cold, are actually not ready for a relationship. They are not 100% ready to commit and are not fully available to go all in. Past heartache, job struggles, self worth issues, all keep men at times from taking the risk for love.

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  • Ladies Man

Some men just can’t get enough of the ladies! They have a wondering eye and just have zero desire for something real and serious. They might say that they do, but they just love having so many options. Nothing personal, but they can’t seem to really be devoted to one special woman.

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When this happens, walk away. Put your energy into men that are on the same page as you. There are thousands of single men. With a population of 50% being single, there is no need to tolerate behavior such as this.  Stay aware of these signs and you will find quality men looking to create an epic love, while eliminating those who don’t.

Flirting Tips

How to be a good flirt. Flirting is actually a very important part of dating. It is not rocket science, but there are some flirting strategies that you can implement to make your dating life more successful. It is essential in dating because it lets the other person know you are interested without directly saying so. Flirting can make you come off like a stage 5 clinger when done wrong. There is a definite fine line. The tips below will have you be a flirting pro whether in person or online!

  • Maintain eye contact

Eye contact is so important! Don’t stare like a creep, but casually glance over and give a smile

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  • Smile

Smiling is not only sexy, but a few glances and a big smile, gives a clear sign that you are interested in talking and being approached. Don’t be afraid to show your pearly whites!

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  • Soft touch

Touching someone’s arm when speaking is a clear sign of interest. It is sure tell way that you like the person and that attraction is there.

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  • Compliment

Who doesn’t like a sincere and sweet compliment? Try complimenting someone’s eyes, smile, outfit, etc. This is always an excellent way to flirt, but in a non sexual way

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Next time you are out and about and spot that cutie you would love to talk to, try one or two of these tips! It will be well received and could lead to something incredible. You can take it a step further by exchanging numbers. Who knows, you could be on your way to a new and amazing romance that started with just a simple smile.

Online Dating Profile Tips

Online dating can be a challenge in itself. Constantly swiping and scrolling through thousands of profiles. You want to stand out and be noticed. You want to be different than all the rest. Lets get real. No one is swiping right for a blurry pic, a shirtless mirror selfie, or a frat boy slamming a beer. Attractive? I think not. The tips below will have you shine like a diamond, attracting high quality matches, that could just be your catch.

 

  • Get Professional Pictures

Investing in some creative and professional shots will do wonders for you! They look amazing, are eye catching, and will get you noticed. Just think, a stellar photo or some circa 1999 photo that you randomly found buried in your facebook. Yea, point made.

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  • Clear, flattering photos where you are wearing a smile!

Smile!! Big, big smile!! Everyone is attracted to happiness, carefreeness, and a beautiful light energy. Nothing conveys this more than a beautiful smile. Don’t post pictures of an angry face or duck lips. So not a good look.

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  • Show your personality

Display yourself doing something you love! Whether it is hiking, the beach, a picnic, a sport, etc; this is eye catching and gives an idea of what you are like!

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  • Full body and face shots

Always include 2 full body pictures and two solo pictures of yourself. Show yourself off! Choose flattering angles and lighting to really let yourself shine.

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Follow these simple tips and you will be well on your way to online dating success and having more matches than you know what to do with!

Best Dating Tips

Best dating tips!

Now is the best time for love! With 50% of the population being single, your chances for love are in your favor. Dating in general can be scary for some. Putting yourself out there, fearing rejection, and some having to go on countless dates. Dating doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience! It can be fun, liberating, and successful. With the right attitude and some minor adjustments, Love is much closer than you think. Below are some tips to have you have the best first date and improve your luck!

 

 

  • Be confident and get your mind right. You are worthy

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  • Be Yourself. Getting out of your head and being authentic is key

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  • Smile and be happy! No one likes a negative Nelly
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  • Laugh and have fun. Don’t take things so seriously. There is no fun in that.

 

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  • Choose a great date location. A fun lively vibe is a great choice.

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  • Dress to impress. Show up in something flattering, comfortable, and that really shows who you are

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  • Stay away from unpleasant topics. Enough said.

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  • Ask questions and lean in. Be curious and open

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  • Stay tuned for future posts on more tips and advice 💗

 

 

The 5 Worst First Date Mistakes

The 5 Worst First Date Mistakes

The first date can be a wonderful thing if you put your mind to it. If you go in with the right attitude it may very well lead to a second date and much more from there. It does take effort on both parts, but if you are determined and know what to do then the first date can be a wonderful opportunity to meet somebody great. There are however some big mistakes that you want to be sure to avoid. If you make one of these mistakes they can destroy your first date, ruin your confidence, and ultimately be an obstacle in future ­–relationships.

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There’s a good chance that you can go into the first date with nervous energy or even anxiety, and sometimes that can keep you from enjoying what may come to e. There are a variety of reasons why people blow it on the first date, but having awareness and then working through these issues is what matters. Try to learn from past mistakes and ensure that they don’t come up again, and you will be lucky in love. Far too many of us try to be somebody that we’re not or we let our nerves get the best of us, and this can lead to ongoing problems.

If you want to ensure that you don’t blow it on the first date and that you turn your luck around in love, here are the biggest mistakes to avoid on that all important first meeting.

  1.    Talking constantly about your previous relationships or your ex: Though you may have been hurt or had a horrible breakup, the first date is definitely not the time to talk about it. Even if you feel comfortable with this person, they don’t want to hear about your previous relationships or how horrible your ex was. Save that talk for your friends and focus on the present in this first date, otherwise, if you talk too much about the past it may indicate that you’re not ready to move on just yet.
  2.    Coming off as cocky or self-absorbed: Confidence can be a really great thing and can show them that there are wonderful things to get to know about you. Coming off as cocky, however, is something very different! If you are self absorbed or if you only talk about yourself, then this will serve as a huge turn off. Never be overbearing or talk too much about yourself, for they will want to end the date and never see you again.dating-uncomfortable-zones-of-men
  3.    Talking without actually taking the time to listen and get to know the other person: Along the same lines, they don’t only want to hear about you without telling you something about themselves. Yes you want to talk and share things about yourself, but allow them the same opportunity. If you hijack the conversation they will see you as overly aggressive and overbearing, neither of which are good personality traits. You can kiss that second date goodbye if you do nothing but talk on the first date!
  4. Getting drunk or taking things too far physically speaking: In the end, you have to remain in control, for if you don’t then bad things may come about. Be sure that you limit your alcohol consumption because getting drunk looks bad and means that your inhibition is down. Though a first kiss can be a great thing on the first date, if you take things too far they won’t respect you—this will end up as a one night stand rather than the first date with future possibilities and it will ultimately hurt your self-esteem in the process!
  5.    Asking invasive questions or talking about topics that are off limits on the first date: Do not ask personal questions that make the other person uncomfortable. Also be sure that you keep potentially controversial topics off the table on the first date such as religion, politics, or personal views. There will be plenty of time to get to know each other but save these topics for later on. Never make them feel uncomfortable or be invasive, for you will never get the chance to enjoy a second date. If you avoid mistakes such as these then you will be much more likely to get to that all important second date and get a chance to see where things go from there.