Dating Advice

Cupid’s arrow flies in strange directions – just because a person loves someone doesn’t mean that his/her affections will be returned in the same way. But what makes things worse is that the return affections land on someone just a few steps away – like on a friend. So if you find that your crush likes your best friend, here are a few ways you can deal with the situation.

Stay cool

So you have been dating a guy for some time now and wish to know what he really thinks about you. However you might have to wait some more if you depend on explicit words or big, showy gestures like fancy dinners as expression of his intentions. Instead look out for small clues ranging from body language to everyday behavior and you will have a fair idea of his feelings. Here are ten signs to tell if a guy is into you or simply biding his time.
 

Some people seem born to be the life of all parties – they are vivacious, popular and constantly sought after. A far cry from those who are left in the shadows and almost invisible in groups. If you feel you are one of the latter, despair not. A well-kept secret about the former group is that most of their social skills can be acquired and with the following tips and much practice you can actually learn how to be more outgoing.

Start with the basics

While most people around us are striving for money or good looks, the ones who achieve real social success are often the genuinely interesting personalities. This could be because people are jaded by the mainstream norms of beauty and financial success and instead are attracted to those who possess something different and unique. Here are a few tips on how to be more interesting and thus be more of a social magnet that the merely rich and beautiful.

What makes you unique?

Self-confidence is one quality which shines through in practically every sphere of life, whether at the workplace, at a party with friends or out on a date with a special person. In almost any kind of relationship - personal, social or professional relationships – confidence gives you a winning edge which is why lack of it can lead to many missed opportunities and far less that what you really deserve. Here are a few ways to gain greater confidence so that you can go out there and wow the world.

Begin with the basics

With the holiday season coming closer, there will be many among the ranks of the boyfriends and husbands who would be dreading an inescapable part of the preparations - shopping. Few things rouse as much fear in a man as the prospect of going shopping with a female partner. It is curious that men should feel so when they need to buy things for themselves and to gift others, much like women do. Here are a few thoughts on why men hate shopping so much and how they would much rather leave it to their girlfriends and wives.

Difference between shopping and buying

Over the process of evolution, the female sex has developed several mechanisms to select a mate who would be right for her. These may not have been very obvious in times and societies where women were or still are not allowed to choose partners, but where you live it is highly likely that your pretty, butter-won’t-melt-in-my-mouth date is actually subjecting you to a secret test. So read on the following tactics that most women use while dating in order to evaluate where or not you are boyfriend material.
 

One of the biggest dating challenges is decoding the behavior of a potential partner on whether or not he/she is suggesting a date. While smiles and laughter may be signs of mere friendliness, sometimes a shy and guarded stance can actually mask an interest in you. Here are then ten signs to indicate that someone wants you ask you out even before they have actually put forth the question.

In today’s world of soaring divorce rates, most couples are hesitant to commit themselves to marriage for fear of finding out that they are not really suited to be long-term partners. And yet, it is only natural that two people in a serious relationship would want to share a life together. In such a situation cohabitation or living together without being formally married seems to offer a reasonable alternative. But before you move in with your partner, consider how the step may change your relationship.

Rose-tinted glasses are off

For good or bad, alcohol has come to be an inescapable part of socializing. While you may be labeled a spoilsport for refusing a drink – and not buying for others in turn – at the same time there is nothing worse than being bandied about as a drunk who got sick and made a scene. Here too like in most other situations, the golden mean works best – by all means have a drink but hold on to it as long as possible. Here are few tips on how to do this.

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