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Three vital tips for preparing for a first date

Planning to go on a first date?
So, you’re meeting your date in two hours. There’s a good chance you’re a nervous wreck. Nerves are a natural part of playing the dating game, but they can also do more harm than good. Excess nerves can cause you to be someone you’re normally not while making a first impression. It probably isn’t a good idea to make your first impression be one drenched in sweat. Here are a few tips on avoiding first date nerves:

Don’t Be a Last Minute Planner

While it’s tempting to spend as little time preparing for a date as possible in order to keep your mind on other things, it’s better to take your time when getting ready to make sure you’re not rushed. Plan for where you’re going and how you’ll get there. Preparation calms the nerves.

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Topics: dating tips, first date

It’s Time to Give Up On Mr. Perfect

Still looking for Mister Perfect?While browsing a list of handsome guys on a dating site, it’s easy to get whisked away by the idea of finding that perfect man who looks good, makes a ton of money and gives you everything you could ever ask for in life. The reality, unfortunately, is that everyone has faults. Yes, everyone. Even your best friend’s seemingly-perfect husband has faults.

It’s natural to hope for that perfect, fault-less man while you’re first getting your feet wet in the dating world, but there comes a time and place to realize that Mr. Perfect doesn’t exist. There’s no such thing as perfect. There’s close to perfect. There’s striving for perfection. In the long run, those two qualities actually mean more than perfection. Why? Because the man who thinks he’s perfect usually acts like an asshole anyways.

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Topics: boyfriend, dating tips, happiness, relationships

Watch What You Say: Three Things to Avoid Saying On a Date

There are certain things you'd better not say on a dateIt’s no secret that men and women are often very different when it comes to how they interpret verbal and physical cues. In many ways, we’re simply wired differently. This is one reason why the first few dates are always a little nerve-wracking. It’s easy for both the man and woman to say the wrong things or send the wrong signals.

There are a few ways to make that first date a little less nerve-wracking, however. Here are three things a woman should avoid saying on the first couple of dates:

1. “It’s up to you.”/”I don’t care.”

Even if you’re naturally easygoing and don’t feel the need to make every decision, be careful about saying lines like “I don’t care what we do” or “You decide” too often. Men sometimes take such lines as signals meaning that their date is distracted or bored. Be decisive about helping him call the shots on a date and he’ll likely appreciate the help.

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Topics: communication, dating tips, first date, money

Dating An Older Man – What You Need To Know

Would you date an older man?Are you curious how it’s like dating an older man? It can be quite a world of difference, especially if you’re used to going out with men having practically the same age as you. “Older” does not only mean that the guy is a couple of years ahead of you. Usually, it connotes at least five years, even more.

Most women start out with dating guys their age. It is easier to find things in common, and to do things together, because of the shared interests. Later on, however, women start looking for more maturity and stability, especially as they near the age when they begin thinking of having their own families. No longer is it just all about the fun and the romance anymore. The desire for a more rational and practical relationship takes shape as well, and this, they believe can be found with somebody older.

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Topics: dating tips, friendship, mature, relationships, seniors

Is My Boyfriend Cheating On Me? 5 Signs To Look For

If you’re reading this article, then you’re probably at least somewhat suspicious of your boyfriend.  You may not have any surefire reason to think he might be cheating on you, or you may already be fairly certain…. either way, this article will help you identify any potential infidelity.

Before we dive into the signs you should look for in your boyfriend, keep this in mind:  it’s natural for both men and women to feel jealous in a relationship, especially if you haven’t had time to build trust with one another.  And even if you do trust your boyfriend, you can still sometimes feel that jealousy anyway – it’s just human nature.

Given the explosive potential of a confrontation with your partner regarding infidelity, you’ll want to be very certain of your boyfriend’s cheating ways before you even consider accusing him to his face.

Now, what are some signs that indicate your man might be cheating on you with some other chick?

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Topics: boyfriend, cheating, jealousy, relationships, trust

5 Tips for Buying a Christmas Present for your Boyfriend

How to buy a Christmas presentKnowing exactly what to people for Christmas is a gift in itself, particular when it comes to choosing for your partner. Do you opt for something expensive and extravagant? Or keep to something sentimental and priceless? If you need a little inspiration this winter, read on for 5 tips for buying a Christmas present your boyfriend will love.

1. Do some detective work
The best Christmas gifts are those that take the recipient by surprise, in a good way. If you’ve only been dating for few weeks, there’s probably plenty of scope to uncover more about him. Talk to his friends and family if possible, and find out more about his interests and passions. Perhaps you can find out what his favorite film was when he was a child and buy him limited edition artwork or signed merchandise. Is there something your partner has dreamt of doing since he was a little kid, such as taking a tour around his football team’s stadium? Gift experiences make brilliant surprise gifts and something to look forward to in the future of your relationship.

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Topics: gifts, relationships

A Wise Woman Builds her Home

A couple resolving their disputeWhen it comes to relationships it’s really important to understand that it isn’t always easy to live with someone else even though you have many things in common. But love is essentially about compromising, in fact you need to entirely accept your partner, that is to say his qualities but also all the things that he doesn’t do right. Here are some valuable tips on how you can make your home a better place for you and your man.

Learn to Understand your Man

The common mistake of human beings is that we all like to be understood before trying to understand others. But if you try to do the opposite, that is to say listening and understanding others before wanting to be understood, then you’ll see that you’ll communicate better with others. You can try to apply this principle with your partner and you’ll see that the communication between you and your lover will be improved.

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Topics: marriage, relationships, talking

How to Understand Men?

Have you ever wondered why there is a kind of the women that men fall hopelessly in love with, with whom they want to spend all their time and to whom men want to give everything? These women are not necessarily the most beautiful, the tallest, the smartest, the one with the most gorgeous hair, sexy legs or the most ample breasts, as one might think!

Have you ever looked at your relationships and wondered what was missing? Being a woman You should be pretty aware how insecure women feel when they are single or engaged in unhappy relationship. Even if they have an active social life and date often, they can’t seem to find that special someone. On the other hand, some married women can realize they are in a marriage where love seems to be lost.

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Topics: dating tips, relationships