When Should You Introduce Him to Your Friends?

It's hard to not show your friends how excited you are about your new partner. Whether it's the first or the tenth serious relationship, it never gets easier to not fear scrutiny of the new man in your life.
Regardless how nervous you may feel, the people who know you best will want to meet your new guy. Here are some tips on when you should introduce him to your friends:
The honeymoon phase is starting to level off into a normal relationship.
The honeymoon phase is during the beginning of the relationship when you're very excited about your partner. Talking and being with him every day feels like a dream come true. However, even if you're sure he is the one, you should also be looking out for things you don't like. The truth is, the initial impressions during the first couple of weeks of dating doesn't give you that much insight on the future. You want to get to a space where you naturally know things about him; such as, his lifestyle or what annoys him, instea…

3 Things to Expect When Dating an Older Guy

Out of all the relationships I’ve been in, the most interesting ones were with men a few years older than me. In fact, most of my friends are older than me. Coincidence? Maybe… I often felt more attracted to older guys than the guys my age, or younger. Dating a partner who is older has its benefits and drawbacks, just like any relationship. Here are some of the things you can expect when dating an older man. It’s A Learning Opportunity For You Dating someone a few years older than you, gives you a different perspective on how someone else handled their younger self. Was he as responsible as you are? How did he grow into the person he is today? In addition, having an older partner gives you a chance to look into the future. You’re tasked with asking yourself, ‘do I want to be like him at that age or do I want a completely different path in life?’ There’s a six-year age difference between me and my boyfriend. Dating a guy in his early thirties has taught me a lot about how I envision m…

Got a lot on your mind? Here are some tips to declutter your thoughts:

The month of May is always a good time to begin spring cleaning your home, but what impact does it have on you mentally? Decluttering your mind is a form of spring cleaning. With so much going on in the world, there are so many unnecessary things that keep us distracted from using our positive energy and being productive. So how can we change the narrative? Here are a few ways you can get some thoughts off your mind: Take time away from the phone Yes, I know it may feel impossible, but here me out first. Taking some time away from your phone will not only help you be more productive, it will be a strong aid in redirecting your thoughts. Start with one hour a day, and see if you can challenge yourself to a little more time each day. What is sis bringing to the table? Saying “no” to people or things that aren’t aligned with your short-term goals will help you in your process of decluttering your thoughts. Re-evaluate your support system, and see how much a difference that will make. It’s …

Dating an Extrovert When You’re an Introvert

Dating someone who is more outgoing than you has its challenges, but it shouldn’t be a deal-breaker. There are many friendships, family relationships, and couples who have an introvert-extrovert pairing and make it look easy. The key is to be open about how you’re feeling and make sure you have your own life and interests that aren’t dominated by your extroverted partner. Here are 4 tips on how to handle dating an extrovert when you’re an introvert: 1. Only engage in activities you’re interested in. Finding things you have in common with someone can be some of the best times in your relationship. Part of getting to know someone is learning about they things they enjoy and, in the process, you also learn more about what you do and don’t like. When you’re dating an extroverted partner, it’s OK to not want to go to baseball games or a loud concert if it’s not what you’re interested in. Likewise, they may not want to go to a book reading or watch your favorite show. It’s important that y…

To Be Single or Not to Be: Finding Out if You’re Ready to be in a Relationship

We've all been there before. The first date went well, the conversations are interesting, and your comfortability and trust are starting to grow. The stars are finally aligned. Except, you're not sure if you can see yourself in a relationship any time soon. Taking on a new spouse can be overwhelming for some who feel rushed into making this type of life decision.
Society puts such an emphasis on finding the one that we sometimes forget to ask ourselves, "Is this what I really want in my life right now?" The real key to finding out what you’re ready for is evaluating your current situation in life.
So if you find yourself deciding whether a relationship is for you, don’t focus too much on making a fast decision. Here are a few ways to help you in deciding to be #TeamSolo or #TeamTaken.
Personal goals are a major priority I'm convinced that having a relationship with your career is a real thing. Some people take the saying "marry your dreams" to the next l…

5 Dating Tips to Consider When Asking Him Out

For a woman, it can be empowering to ask a guy out. Most of us have been taught that men are supposed to be the ones who ask us out, so we become trained to think this way and forget that many men have insecurities and feelings of shyness when it comes to dating. Making the first move shows that you’re not afraid to go after what you want and that you approach relationships and courtship expecting to put just as much work into as a man does. “Does he have a girlfriend?” “Will he think I’m weird?” “When will the time be right?” “How can I make this sound less awkward?” You may think that you’re the only one to question yourself this way, but almost everyone (men and woman) feels some nervousness and anxiety before asking someone out. Here are some simple dating tips to consider when asking a man out:
1. Start with small, but meaningful, talk. It would be hard to make the jump from, "How's the weather?" straight to asking him out on a date, so remember to ease into it a bi…

5 Tips to Consider Before Starting a New Relationship

Jumping into a new relationship can be both scary and exciting. It can also be easy to forget to keep some great rules in mind so that you won’t find yourself falling too fast or repeating past mistakes. Here’s a list of tips to consider before saying “yes” to your new bae:
1.If it feels like everything is moving too fast, that’s because it probably is. You must trust your intuition at all times and put your feelings first. If you’re not ready to take that step in the relationship then don’t be afraid to put it on ice until you figure out things.
2.Are you over your ex? I mean seriously, are you past the point where you feel the urge to reach out to him in case your new situation doesn’t go as planned? These are serious questions to ask yourself so that you lose the risk of making your ex or next a rebound.
3.Do you feel like you know your new partner well? Get past the, “What’s your favorite color?” stage and get to the real questions that would make or break your decision of taking th…