Marriage Proposal Fails and How to Avoid Them

Man proposing to a girlfriendAs a marriage proposal planner at The Heart Bandits, I have helped tons of guys with proposal advice, ideas, and planning. There’s nothing like being at an actual proposal and seeing a couple take the next step in their relationship. There are tears flowing (not from me of course), smiles everywhere, and just a lot of emotion involved that you can’t help but be happy for the couple. It’s nice to know that they have a special story to tell because their proposal was pretty awesome.

One troubling trend that I’ve noticed recently though has been some pretty bad marriage proposal fails that have appeared on social media in the last few years. These fails have either been displayed publicly when the girl has actually declined the proposal, or the proposal itself has been pretty bad. For this reason, I want to give guys out there some advice on what to avoid when planning your marriage proposal.

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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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10 Reasons Why Women Have Affairs

Is the “happy ever after effect” on the decline? More and more women are becoming disillusioned with previously acceptably boring but happy lives. There are some very common reasons that could send a women right out the front door and into the arms of somebody new and exciting.

1. Not Again!
Being with one person for a long period of time can lead to the bedroom bore. A monotonous sex life is at the root of most affairs. The prospect of the same position, same time, same bed, same room week in and week out can be just too much to bear. It was ok in the beginning but now it is nothing more than a chore. There has got to be more excitement to be had elsewhere.
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Smile to Bag Your Mr or Mrs Right

Learn to smile to attract the right partnerA smile has the potential to be like an open door that warmly engages another person or it can be quite the opposite. The intention with which a smile is given and how it is received may match in sentiment or be miles apart.

We may either attract the right partner with our smile or be attracting someone not that well suited to our values, character and needs. Being aware of the way we smile and the impact of it on others can make all the difference to first impressions, particularly if Mr or Mrs Right is just waiting around the next corner.

Non-verbal Communication

Much emphasis is placed on the importance of effective communication. However, non-verbal cues like facial expression and smiling are just as important. There is sometimes a widening gap between a person’s verbal and non-verbal communication, which may cause confusion in interactions with other people.

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BBPeopleMeet – Serious Dating for the Big and Single

There is an element of surprise to meeting someone online that may be a cause of anxiety for those of us who are not stick skinny or perfectly proportioned. If you’re like that and are looking for the best dating website, BBPeopleMeet.com is the answer to your prayers. It is a place for men who like their ladies healthy and ladies who like their gentlemen with some love handles. Despite being a niche dating site catering specifically to one group of people BBPeopleMeet.com, with the “BB” standing for “Big and Beautiful,” is on a mission to match site members based on mutual compatibility and long term possibility for strong healthy relationships.

Big Beautiful People Meet - main page

The dating website is certainly well thought out, it is easy to sign up, create your profile and navigate the directory. It is simple to mark users who may be potential matches as well as skip over the ones who would not. The site provides ample opportunities for daters to choose matches based on criteria ranging from eye color to astrological sign as well as everything in between.

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9 Ways to Avoid Fake Profiles On Dating Sites

Guys who want to meet the right girl online, and have a future with the girl do have challenges. Some girls want to promote themselves as something they are not, or put up fake profiles to impress the guys.

How to tell a fake profile on a dating site

Sometimes, the age of the girl comes into play. Ages can make or break the potential online connection. Some girls are bashful to show their real pictures because guys seem to be looking for the iconic male – the sexy model who preferably has a lot of money and drives a father’s Ferrari. This is especially true on free dating sites that are open for everybody and this attract all sorts of players and drama queens. Finding a girl on Facebook can be even more difficult. If the guy goes too far and messages a girl too soon he can even be reported for harassment.

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The Moving in Checklist: What You Must Ask Yourself Before Moving in With Your Partner

So you’ve been dating for a while and now things are moving into more serious territory. A generation ago you’d probably be talking about marriage but for 21st century couples, even those who consider marriage to be the long-term goal, an intermediate rung on the relationship ladder is often moving in with one another. Yet, to all intents and purposes, renting or buying a place together with your significant other is akin to marriage and if you want to avoid potential heartbreak then you need clarity to help you make the right decisions.

If it hasn’t already occurred to you then you should be aware that moving in and living with someone, even someone you love is difficult. The fact that so many couples end up divorcing should tell you that and just as no couple enters a marriage with the intention of getting divorced, so no-one moves in with their partner eagerly anticipating the subsequent break-up.

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Top Secrets to Becoming a Better Person Towards Relationships

Couple in a parkThe people we encounter in life make the most bearing in our existence. Maintaining a genuine, honest, and fruitful relationship with family members, friends, relatives, and coworkers are critical towards achieving a satisfying and joyous life. But how can one become a better person to their connection or relationship with others? Given the persistence and willingness to learn, one can become a better person towards a relationship.

Your Impact on Others

Most do not realize how important they are to their family member, friend, or relative. Keep in mind that everything you speak and act has an impact on others, be it positive or otherwise. Even total strangers and bystanders are affected when you argue with the cashier or honk the horn because the car in front of you stopped at a green light. Knowing how you impact others will enable you to spread your time and effort on the people that really matter. Furthermore, it will serve as a reminder to think twice before doing anything that could impact the person.

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Long-Distance Relationships: 4 Ways to Deal with Anxiety

Long-distance relationships are hard to deal with even if couples may have successfully managed any difficulties. There would surely be challenges along the way that caused either or both the parties a great deal of stress or depression. Even so, with just an unwavering patience and trust mixed with their undying love for each other then they would certainly last. To help out these couples, here are some advices to keep their bond strong even if the distance between them seems so far away.

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Top 5 Gifts Men Should NOT Buy Their Girlfriend for Christmas

Believe me guys… This little guide might help you get your relationship past Christmas avoiding any discussions on ‘Is that how much you love me? You bought me the cheapest perfume from the drug store at the corner? SERIOUSLY?’

A bad Xmas present

Don’t lie, this has surely happened to you at least once. Therefore, I have listed down couple of NO-GO Christmas presents for your girlfriend, as there are already tons of resources on ‘what to buy your girlfriend for Christmas… bla bla bla…

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