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#5 – Be Affectionate 

You want to be as affectionate as you can be with your partner. Don’t just dismiss every problem of theirs as them being childish or overbearing. Try to understand where they are coming from. Also, try to solve their problems along with them, and not just impose solutions on to them. Being affectionate will show your partner that you really care about them.

#4 – Be Romantic 

Romance never dies, the person does. Romance is always alive and well, yet it’s the person that refuses to exercise his or her romantic side. As a partner, you want to constantly surprise your partner with a sudden act of romance. Send roses to their work, or take them out to their favorite restaurant for a romantic dinner. There are plenty of ways to be romantic, you should have to decide to do so. 

#3 – Always Communicate With Your Partner 

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#2 – Keep The Sex Life Exciting 

Relationships aren’t only about emotion and feelings, there are also physical desires and needs to cater to. It is your job as one half of the relationship, to make sure that the level of excitement and attraction is alive and well. Always try to spice up your relationship and opt for the sudden acts of love and affection instead of the regularly scheduled ones. Having a thriving and exciting sex life will only reflect positively on the relationship and make you both happier in the present and in the future.

#1 – Be The Best Version of Yourself 

At the end of the day, who you are as a person is not separate from who you as part of a relationship. That’s why if you truly want to be a better partner, you have to be the best version of yourself as you can be. Work on bettering yourself, before you better yourself as a partner. Be the best version of yourself, the rest of the positives will follow.

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#5 – Be Affectionate 

You want to be as affectionate as you can be with your partner. Don’t just dismiss every problem of theirs as them being childish or overbearing. Try to understand where they are coming from. Also, try to solve their problems along with them, and not just impose solutions on to them. Being affectionate will show your partner that you really care about them.

#4 – Be Romantic 

Romance never dies, the person does. Romance is always alive and well, yet it’s the person that refuses to exercise his or her romantic side. As a partner, you want to constantly surprise your partner with a sudden act of romance. Send roses to their work, or take them out to their favorite restaurant for a romantic dinner. There are plenty of ways to be romantic, you should have to decide to do so. 

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#2 – Keep The Sex Life Exciting 

Relationships aren’t only about emotion and feelings, there are also physical desires and needs to cater to. It is your job as one half of the relationship, to make sure that the level of excitement and attraction is alive and well. Always try to spice up your relationship and opt for the sudden acts of love and affection instead of the regularly scheduled ones. Having a thriving and exciting sex life will only reflect positively on the relationship and make you both happier in the present and in the future.

#1 – Be The Best Version of Yourself 

At the end of the day, who you are as a person is not separate from who you as part of a relationship. That’s why if you truly want to be a better partner, you have to be the best version of yourself as you can be. Work on bettering yourself, before you better yourself as a partner. Be the best version of yourself, the rest of the positives will follow.

The post 5 Ways You Can Be a Better Partner appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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Pheromone is a Greek word that means transmit and to excite or stimulate. Although pheromones don’t necessarily have a distinctive aroma, they play a very important role in animal behavior.  There are many creatures on this planet like mice that use chemical signals in an attempt to attract mates. One of the most common examples […]

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Pheromone is a Greek word that means transmit and to excite or stimulate. Although pheromones don’t necessarily have a distinctive aroma, they play a very important role in animal behavior. 

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A professor from the University of Columbia states that human beings don’t possess the same functioning vomeronasal organ which is what animals have to find pheromones secreted by a different animal of the same species. However, scientists do believe that smells can play a major role in attraction in people. 

Will wearing a Pheromone Cologne help you Attract Women?

In more recent times synthetic pheromones are used in colognes and perfumes to attract the opposite sex. You have probably come across advertisements online, tv, or in magazines for pheromone perfumes or sprays that promise you that you will be more attractive if you use them. The thought that this liquid will make you God’s gift to others is almost irresistible. So, you might be thinking, is this just an advertising trick to force you to purchase these products, or do they actually work? 

The majority of women claim that they are attracted to men that shower at least once a day, who are well-groomed, and wear cologne without overdoing it. Most ladies tend to have a keen sense of smell and a nice masculine scent could prove to be the key when getting them to feel attracted to a man. Purchasing a decent bottle of quality cologne might turn out to be a great investment when attempting to attract a female. If she is special, don’t just buy a cheap bottle of deodorant, purchasing a well-known brand with good reviews will help. Many shops will have a sample bottle available so that you can test the product before you buy. If you are new to buying colognes, perhaps ask one of the store’s employees for advice. Putting cologne on each morning will help you change your overall image and can also help boost your self-esteem. 

What is the Most Common use for Pheromones?

The most common use of pheromones is to prompt sexual behavior. 

Many believe that during the fertile stage of a lady, strong hormones called copulin pheromones attract males. When a male inhales this scent through his nose, they feel a sexual desire towards that female. Some people believe that these pheromones help improve women’s confidence and others feel that it makes them feel young. 

An Israeli neurologist recently published a study that proved that men’s testosterone and sexual arousal levels dropped when a glass containing a woman’s tears was placed under their noses. These tears showed that the chances of lovemaking were highly unlikely. 

Do all Scientists Agree that Pheromones Work?

Every scientist agrees that lots of creatures use pheromones to help them attract a sexual partner. However, it is an ongoing debate about whether or not humans rely on pheromones to help them attract the opposite sex as animals do. Most scientists say that pheromones are vital and that humans have a scent detector in our nasal cavity. 

Synthetic Pheromones in Sprays, Perfumes, and Colognes 

For years companies have incorporated pheromones into deodorants, sprays, colognes, and perfumes that are readily available. Some of these products use highly potent amounts of pheromones that are designed to boost sexual attraction between males and females. These products are separated into three categories. For men, women, and homosexuals. 

Before purchasing cologne or perfume, perhaps understanding the different types of compounds might help. There are four different types of pheromones, three of which are secreted to men, while women only have one. Each pheromone starts with the word ‘’andro’’  which originated from Greek that means ‘’masculine’’. 

There are lots of reviews online available that can help guide you in choosing the best perfume or cologne that suits you. 

Conclusion 

Although lots of experts are still on the fence on whether pheromones work or not, there has been growing evidence suggesting that these excreted chemicals do play a part in the way people perceive other people. There has been a long list of experiments that prove that sex pheromones trigger the brain to make people feel aroused.

Unfortunately, pheromone perfumes and colognes are not magic love potions that will help you get every person you meet wanting to sleep with you. Of course, advertising agencies exaggerate the way these products will affect your love life, but at the end of the day, that’s their job. The perfume and cologne business is a multi-trillion dollar industry and there is lots of competition out there. A lot of these products will help you attract others, however, don’t expect them to completely change your love life!

 

The post Do Pheromones Really Work? appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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The post Do Pheromones Really Work? appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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There are many creatures on this planet like mice that use chemical signals in an attempt to attract mates. One of the most common examples is when a dog is in heat, she attracts all the other male dogs in her area because of her pheromones. Hunters tend to use pheromones to trap and hunt animals. However, even after in-depth research in pheromone attraction, the science is still unclear on whether or not humans react to each other’s pheromones the same way as some animals do. 

A professor from the University of Columbia states that human beings don’t possess the same functioning vomeronasal organ which is what animals have to find pheromones secreted by a different animal of the same species. However, scientists do believe that smells can play a major role in attraction in people. 

Will wearing a Pheromone Cologne help you Attract Women?

In more recent times synthetic pheromones are used in colognes and perfumes to attract the opposite sex. You have probably come across advertisements online, tv, or in magazines for pheromone perfumes or sprays that promise you that you will be more attractive if you use them. The thought that this liquid will make you God’s gift to others is almost irresistible. So, you might be thinking, is this just an advertising trick to force you to purchase these products, or do they actually work? 

The majority of women claim that they are attracted to men that shower at least once a day, who are well-groomed, and wear cologne without overdoing it. Most ladies tend to have a keen sense of smell and a nice masculine scent could prove to be the key when getting them to feel attracted to a man. Purchasing a decent bottle of quality cologne might turn out to be a great investment when attempting to attract a female. If she is special, don’t just buy a cheap bottle of deodorant, purchasing a well-known brand with good reviews will help. Many shops will have a sample bottle available so that you can test the product before you buy. If you are new to buying colognes, perhaps ask one of the store’s employees for advice. Putting cologne on each morning will help you change your overall image and can also help boost your self-esteem. 

What is the Most Common use for Pheromones?

The most common use of pheromones is to prompt sexual behavior. 

Many believe that during the fertile stage of a lady, strong hormones called copulin pheromones attract males. When a male inhales this scent through his nose, they feel a sexual desire towards that female. Some people believe that these pheromones help improve women’s confidence and others feel that it makes them feel young. 

An Israeli neurologist recently published a study that proved that men’s testosterone and sexual arousal levels dropped when a glass containing a woman’s tears was placed under their noses. These tears showed that the chances of lovemaking were highly unlikely. 

Do all Scientists Agree that Pheromones Work?

Every scientist agrees that lots of creatures use pheromones to help them attract a sexual partner. However, it is an ongoing debate about whether or not humans rely on pheromones to help them attract the opposite sex as animals do. Most scientists say that pheromones are vital and that humans have a scent detector in our nasal cavity. 

Synthetic Pheromones in Sprays, Perfumes, and Colognes 

For years companies have incorporated pheromones into deodorants, sprays, colognes, and perfumes that are readily available. Some of these products use highly potent amounts of pheromones that are designed to boost sexual attraction between males and females. These products are separated into three categories. For men, women, and homosexuals. 

Before purchasing cologne or perfume, perhaps understanding the different types of compounds might help. There are four different types of pheromones, three of which are secreted to men, while women only have one. Each pheromone starts with the word ‘’andro’’  which originated from Greek that means ‘’masculine’’. 

There are lots of reviews online available that can help guide you in choosing the best perfume or cologne that suits you. 

Conclusion 

Although lots of experts are still on the fence on whether pheromones work or not, there has been growing evidence suggesting that these excreted chemicals do play a part in the way people perceive other people. There has been a long list of experiments that prove that sex pheromones trigger the brain to make people feel aroused.

Unfortunately, pheromone perfumes and colognes are not magic love potions that will help you get every person you meet wanting to sleep with you. Of course, advertising agencies exaggerate the way these products will affect your love life, but at the end of the day, that’s their job. The perfume and cologne business is a multi-trillion dollar industry and there is lots of competition out there. A lot of these products will help you attract others, however, don’t expect them to completely change your love life!

 

The post Do Pheromones Really Work? appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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From the French, literally translated “I know not what”. It’s an intangible quality that makes something attractive or alluring. Seduction is all about je ne sais quoi. It’s about confidence, intelligence, wit and beauty. Being clever and crafty, sexual and haunting. The way a woman carries herself with a glow of inner peace and tranquility. Je […]

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From the French, literally translated “I know not what”.

It’s an intangible quality that makes something attractive or alluring.

Seduction is all about je ne sais quoi. It’s about confidence, intelligence, wit and beauty. Being clever and crafty, sexual and haunting. The way a woman carries herself with a glow of inner peace and tranquility.

Je ne sais quoi

I was out to dinner the other night at a local 4 star restaurant.

The décor was beautiful the staff gave exceptional personal attention, the food exquisite.
It wasn’t very crowded so I noticed a couple who walked in and was seated near my table.

He was an older gentleman, very well dressed and on his arm was a lovely younger woman also very nicely dressed. By her appearance alone, she looked quite elegant. But as I watched them periodically throughout the evening, she became less attractive by the minute.                                                             

No make-up, fur, perfectly coiffed hair or Jimmy Choo shoes could hide the fact that she had not the etiquette, manners or presence to match her looks. She laughed too loud for the quiet ambiance of the room. Her elbows were on the table often and something about her mannerisms and the way she slouched took away from her beauty.

Any one of these qualities was fairly subtle (there are times it’s ok to have your elbows on the table) but together they immediately reduced her initial poise. A woman can appear on first glance to have it all, but all it takes is one missing ingredient or one blatant disregard for important ‘set apart’ qualities and her seductive flame quickly burns out.

Proper etiquette and manners are sorely missing in today’s world. So much so that when interacting with someone who possesses both impeccably, that person stands out, leaves an impression, Wows us.

Many years ago I noticed this first hand. I attended a  party where the average age of the attendees was 22 therefore portraying proper etiquette and manners was not a huge priority for any of us. We were a laid back bunch drinking beer out of the bottle and eating chips out of plastic bowls.

However, a young man caught my eye. He was sitting on the couch with the most perfect posture I had ever seen. This man stood out. He was cute, dressed better than the rest of the jersey clad boys paying attention to detail with a tucked in oxford, belt and sweater. All that was good, but there was more.

He captivated my attention. No matter where he was, or what he did; walk, stand or sit he did it with presence. Presence that came from his upright, perfectly straight posture that said, “I am here. I know who I am and I own this space.” He looked confident and sure and much more mature than the rest of us.

I was drawn to him.

When the opportunity presented itself, I told him that I’d never seen anyone with such perfect posture. How was it that he never slouched, scrunched or twisted….ever? I was actually envious.

He proceeded to tell me that his posture was no compliment of his own effort. He couldn’t slouch if he tried. He had been in a car accident that almost killed him and now lives with his spine completely fused together.

He also added that he gets compliments ALL THE TIME on his posture and joked that at least one good thing came from the accident. It was amazing because he didn’t look forced, stiff, or fused to me. He carried it naturally. It made him look handsome, classy and WAY more attractive than the other beer slugging boys at the party.

He also stated that because of his posture, People usually notice me and they don’t usually forget me.”

I’ll be introducing a series of articles on Etiquette and Manners with lots of good tips you may already know and possibly some that you don’t.

Without a working practice of both, you won’t be able to exude that certain something, that ‘I know not what’, the very seductive je ne sais quoi.

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From the French, literally translated “I know not what”. It’s an intangible quality that makes something attractive or alluring. Seduction is all about je ne sais quoi. It’s about confidence, intelligence, wit and beauty. Being clever and crafty, sexual and haunting. The way a woman carries herself with a glow of inner peace and tranquility. Je […]

The post Je Ne Sais Quoi appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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From the French, literally translated “I know not what”.

It’s an intangible quality that makes something attractive or alluring.

Seduction is all about je ne sais quoi. It’s about confidence, intelligence, wit and beauty. Being clever and crafty, sexual and haunting. The way a woman carries herself with a glow of inner peace and tranquility.

Je ne sais quoi

I was out to dinner the other night at a local 4 star restaurant.

The décor was beautiful the staff gave exceptional personal attention, the food exquisite.
It wasn’t very crowded so I noticed a couple who walked in and was seated near my table.

He was an older gentleman, very well dressed and on his arm was a lovely younger woman also very nicely dressed. By her appearance alone, she looked quite elegant. But as I watched them periodically throughout the evening, she became less attractive by the minute.                                                             

No make-up, fur, perfectly coiffed hair or Jimmy Choo shoes could hide the fact that she had not the etiquette, manners or presence to match her looks. She laughed too loud for the quiet ambiance of the room. Her elbows were on the table often and something about her mannerisms and the way she slouched took away from her beauty.

Any one of these qualities was fairly subtle (there are times it’s ok to have your elbows on the table) but together they immediately reduced her initial poise. A woman can appear on first glance to have it all, but all it takes is one missing ingredient or one blatant disregard for important ‘set apart’ qualities and her seductive flame quickly burns out.

Proper etiquette and manners are sorely missing in today’s world. So much so that when interacting with someone who possesses both impeccably, that person stands out, leaves an impression, Wows us.

Many years ago I noticed this first hand. I attended a  party where the average age of the attendees was 22 therefore portraying proper etiquette and manners was not a huge priority for any of us. We were a laid back bunch drinking beer out of the bottle and eating chips out of plastic bowls.

However, a young man caught my eye. He was sitting on the couch with the most perfect posture I had ever seen. This man stood out. He was cute, dressed better than the rest of the jersey clad boys paying attention to detail with a tucked in oxford, belt and sweater. All that was good, but there was more.

He captivated my attention. No matter where he was, or what he did; walk, stand or sit he did it with presence. Presence that came from his upright, perfectly straight posture that said, “I am here. I know who I am and I own this space.” He looked confident and sure and much more mature than the rest of us.

I was drawn to him.

When the opportunity presented itself, I told him that I’d never seen anyone with such perfect posture. How was it that he never slouched, scrunched or twisted….ever? I was actually envious.

He proceeded to tell me that his posture was no compliment of his own effort. He couldn’t slouch if he tried. He had been in a car accident that almost killed him and now lives with his spine completely fused together.

He also added that he gets compliments ALL THE TIME on his posture and joked that at least one good thing came from the accident. It was amazing because he didn’t look forced, stiff, or fused to me. He carried it naturally. It made him look handsome, classy and WAY more attractive than the other beer slugging boys at the party.

He also stated that because of his posture, People usually notice me and they don’t usually forget me.”

I’ll be introducing a series of articles on Etiquette and Manners with lots of good tips you may already know and possibly some that you don’t.

Without a working practice of both, you won’t be able to exude that certain something, that ‘I know not what’, the very seductive je ne sais quoi.

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I like to define class as an equal mix of Manners and Etiquette. Manners – Being considerate and respectful of others. Etiquette – Set rules or guidelines for behavior in specific situations. (Use of dinner utensils, gift giving, social decorum) Here are some basic tips for both! Three Guidelines for Great Manners Treat Everyone With Respect – Don’t save your manners […]

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I like to define class as an equal mix of Manners and Etiquette.

Manners – Being considerate and respectful of others.

Etiquette Set rules or guidelines for behavior in specific situations. (Use of dinner utensils, gift giving, social decorum)

Here are some basic tips for both!

Three Guidelines for Great Manners

Treat Everyone With Respect – Don’t save your manners for those you are trying to impress or for those you are grooming to help you in the future.

Use Tact – It’s always wise to be honest but don’t use honesty as an excuse to say something hurtful.

Be Considerate – Be on time, show people you value and appreciate them, say “please” and “thank you”, be considerate of other’s comfort.

Basic Table Etiquette

Place your napkin on your lap as soon as you sit down.

If you’re at a formal dinner, wait until your host does so first.

Don’t begin eating until everyone else has been served.

Exceptions: Picnics or buffets or if your host insists that you begin.

Chew with your mouth closed and no talking with your mouth open.

(This should go without saying but I see this all the time from adults!)

No double dipping – After food has touched your mouth, never reinsert it into shared sauce or dip.

Cut one piece of food at a time, you are not 5 years old.

Salt & Pepper – Always pass both salt and pepper together, even when only one is asked for.

Elbows off the table when food is on your plate.

You may place elbows on the table between courses, before dinner is served or after the plates have been cleared away.

Place your napkin on your chair when you excuse yourself from the table.

Place it on the table when you are finished with your meal.

Taste your food before you add salt or pepper.

Don’t blow on your food.

Sit up straight.

Cutting your food – Hold your fork in your left hand, tines pointed down with the handle in the palm of your hand and your index finger extended and resting along the neck.

Switch your fork back to your right hand to eat.

Once you use your knife, it shouldn’t rest on the table. Place it on the edge of your plate at 10 and 2 o’clock.

Don’t bring a whole dinner roll or slice of bread up to your mouth.

Tear off smaller bite size pieces with your fingers one at a time, butter it and repeat the process.

Spoon soup away from you then bring it to your mouth.

Take soup from the side of the spoon, do not insert the whole spoon into your mouth.

Lay both your fork and knife across the center of your plate to signal you are finished.

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I like to define class as an equal mix of Manners and Etiquette. Manners – Being considerate and respectful of others. Etiquette – Set rules or guidelines for behavior in specific situations. (Use of dinner utensils, gift giving, social decorum) Here are some basic tips for both! Three Guidelines for Great Manners Treat Everyone With Respect – Don’t save your manners […]

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I like to define class as an equal mix of Manners and Etiquette.

Manners – Being considerate and respectful of others.

Etiquette Set rules or guidelines for behavior in specific situations. (Use of dinner utensils, gift giving, social decorum)

Here are some basic tips for both!

Three Guidelines for Great Manners

Treat Everyone With Respect – Don’t save your manners for those you are trying to impress or for those you are grooming to help you in the future.

Use Tact – It’s always wise to be honest but don’t use honesty as an excuse to say something hurtful.

Be Considerate – Be on time, show people you value and appreciate them, say “please” and “thank you”, be considerate of other’s comfort.

Basic Table Etiquette

Place your napkin on your lap as soon as you sit down.

If you’re at a formal dinner, wait until your host does so first.

Don’t begin eating until everyone else has been served.

Exceptions: Picnics or buffets or if your host insists that you begin.

Chew with your mouth closed and no talking with your mouth open.

(This should go without saying but I see this all the time from adults!)

No double dipping – After food has touched your mouth, never reinsert it into shared sauce or dip.

Cut one piece of food at a time, you are not 5 years old.

Salt & Pepper – Always pass both salt and pepper together, even when only one is asked for.

Elbows off the table when food is on your plate.

You may place elbows on the table between courses, before dinner is served or after the plates have been cleared away.

Place your napkin on your chair when you excuse yourself from the table.

Place it on the table when you are finished with your meal.

Taste your food before you add salt or pepper.

Don’t blow on your food.

Sit up straight.

Cutting your food – Hold your fork in your left hand, tines pointed down with the handle in the palm of your hand and your index finger extended and resting along the neck.

Switch your fork back to your right hand to eat.

Once you use your knife, it shouldn’t rest on the table. Place it on the edge of your plate at 10 and 2 o’clock.

Don’t bring a whole dinner roll or slice of bread up to your mouth.

Tear off smaller bite size pieces with your fingers one at a time, butter it and repeat the process.

Spoon soup away from you then bring it to your mouth.

Take soup from the side of the spoon, do not insert the whole spoon into your mouth.

Lay both your fork and knife across the center of your plate to signal you are finished.

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Here is a recent question from a reader: “I’ve been dating a man for a couple of months. He’s very nice and we enjoy each other’s company. Things seemed to be going well. He always seems to have money and enjoys spending it, paying for our dates, etc. He buys clothes for himself often and […]

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Here is a recent question from a reader:

I’ve been dating a man for a couple of months. He’s very nice and we enjoy each other’s company. Things seemed to be going well. He always seems to have money and enjoys spending it, paying for our dates, etc. He buys clothes for himself often and likes to show off his purchases. In fact, he’s a bit vain with his appearance. For my birthday he gave me a silver necklace that I know probably didn’t cost $20.00. I’m not greedy, nor a gold digger but it seems odd compared to the spending he does on himself. Am I expecting too much to think that his gift should have been at least a little nicer? I had hinted months ago about a concert I wanted to see but he made an excuse that he didn’t get tickets in time and there were no good seats left. I don’t want to seem ungrateful but I admit I was disappointed.”
 
This certainly seems like a contradiction in his character so what does it mean regarding his feelings for her? Should she have received something a little nicer?
Everything a man does while you are getting to know him gives you invaluable information about who he is, what’s important to him, and what you can expect more of in the future.

Some general thoughts about gifts:

But that is her.

There is nothing wrong with wanting your birthday and holidays celebrated in romantic ways. If to you that means dinners, flowers, gifts, and cards, so be it. Just like there is nothing wrong with a man who wants a buxom, blond bombshell.

Trouble begins when a woman picks a non-romantic man, marries him then cries every year at her birthday when he lets her down or the man who marries a flat chested brunette and nags her to bleach her hair and get a boob job.

Your job is to simply pay attention and decide if THIS man as he is will make you happy.

Okay, so what’s Cheap Necklace Man’s story? Based on the above generalizations, that he gave a piece of jewelry is a good sign, but the fact that it was obviously very inexpensive compared to what he normally spends is something to consider.

This is a sensitive issue. I want to stress that while it appears that money the issue, it really is not. It’s attitudes toward money, generousness and intentions that are important things to know about a man before you marry him. The only reason money becomes a part of this equation is because of the obvious disparity in his usual spending habits.

Without knowing more about the man and relationship, I advised her to ask these questions:

You are the only one who can evaluate what is happening in the relationship and how happy all of his qualities and quirks will make you. There is nothing shallow or greedy about your concern. It really is not about the amount of money he spent but about what his obvious lack of effort has meant to you.

Good Luck

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Here is a recent question from a reader: “I’ve been dating a man for a couple of months. He’s very nice and we enjoy each other’s company. Things seemed to be going well. He always seems to have money and enjoys spending it, paying for our dates, etc. He buys clothes for himself often and […]

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Here is a recent question from a reader:

I’ve been dating a man for a couple of months. He’s very nice and we enjoy each other’s company. Things seemed to be going well. He always seems to have money and enjoys spending it, paying for our dates, etc. He buys clothes for himself often and likes to show off his purchases. In fact, he’s a bit vain with his appearance. For my birthday he gave me a silver necklace that I know probably didn’t cost $20.00. I’m not greedy, nor a gold digger but it seems odd compared to the spending he does on himself. Am I expecting too much to think that his gift should have been at least a little nicer? I had hinted months ago about a concert I wanted to see but he made an excuse that he didn’t get tickets in time and there were no good seats left. I don’t want to seem ungrateful but I admit I was disappointed.”
 
This certainly seems like a contradiction in his character so what does it mean regarding his feelings for her? Should she have received something a little nicer?
Everything a man does while you are getting to know him gives you invaluable information about who he is, what’s important to him, and what you can expect more of in the future.

Some general thoughts about gifts:

But that is her.

There is nothing wrong with wanting your birthday and holidays celebrated in romantic ways. If to you that means dinners, flowers, gifts, and cards, so be it. Just like there is nothing wrong with a man who wants a buxom, blond bombshell.

Trouble begins when a woman picks a non-romantic man, marries him then cries every year at her birthday when he lets her down or the man who marries a flat chested brunette and nags her to bleach her hair and get a boob job.

Your job is to simply pay attention and decide if THIS man as he is will make you happy.

Okay, so what’s Cheap Necklace Man’s story? Based on the above generalizations, that he gave a piece of jewelry is a good sign, but the fact that it was obviously very inexpensive compared to what he normally spends is something to consider.

This is a sensitive issue. I want to stress that while it appears that money the issue, it really is not. It’s attitudes toward money, generousness and intentions that are important things to know about a man before you marry him. The only reason money becomes a part of this equation is because of the obvious disparity in his usual spending habits.

Without knowing more about the man and relationship, I advised her to ask these questions:

You are the only one who can evaluate what is happening in the relationship and how happy all of his qualities and quirks will make you. There is nothing shallow or greedy about your concern. It really is not about the amount of money he spent but about what his obvious lack of effort has meant to you.

Good Luck

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“My boyfriend and I have been together for six months. We have no major problems other than things have gotten a little dull. We fell into a routine, which on the one hand is kind of nice because we are comfortable and know where we stand with each other but on the other hand things are […]

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My boyfriend and I have been together for six months. We have no major problems other than things have gotten a little dull. We fell into a routine, which on the one hand is kind of nice because we are comfortable and know where we stand with each other but on the other hand things are starting to get boring.

If I feel it, I know he can.

We call each other every day to touch base with usually a text in the morning and call at lunchtime. We see each other as often as we can, maybe three or four times a week. Even sex has fallen into a pattern. That might be my fault because I’m a little insecure with my body. I don’t initiate sex; I wait for him to do it. He has expressed to me that he would like me to initiate sex sometimes. I just don’t feel very sexy or confident about my body. I love sex with him but I don’t take control.

I’ve been reading your blog and I realize that I am very confident at my job but not confident sexually. I know he loves me but I want to shake things up and ‘rock his world’ but I don’t know how.”

~Sarah~

Sarah,

When I ask men what makes a woman sexy the most common answer has been “If she thinks she’s sexy”, or a variation “When she feels sexy on the inside, it shows on the outside”.                                         

When a woman truly feels it, it’s natural, not forced, not faked, not an act.

But sometimes you just have to fake it until you make it. Meaning, sometimes you do have to force yourself to behave outside of your comfort zone and wait for your feelings to catch up later.

If you sit around waiting until you feel sexy first to initiate sex for example, it will probably never happen. You need to do sexy things even when you don’t feel confident about it. After you experience the success and positive reactions your boyfriend gives you each time to take a risk, those little successes will add up and begin the inner transformation of ‘feeling’ sexy, confident, powerful.

How to get out of the rut:

First of all, pamper yourself. When a woman isn’t confident about her body she can tend to neglect it or ignore it. Get in tune with your body, take care of it, and spoil it. Take an afternoon and get a manicure and pedicure, and a good trim and blow-dry. Take a long bath with a glass of wine, shave your legs, give yourself a facial, and slather yourself with lotion. What do you normally sleep in? Buy a pretty, feminine slinky nightgown. When I have free time to myself, I often give myself spa-night including all the aforementioned. You can’t help but feel feminine and sexy.

Immediately break the routine. I was getting bored just reading your email.
Yes, it’s wonderful to be at that comfortable stage in a relationship where the two of you can sit back and relax, be yourselves and enjoy each other.

But seduction doesn’t end after a man asks for a commitment and you’ve got him.
Honey, seduction lasts a lifetime.

The minute he knows exactly what to expect from you, excitement is gone and monotony steps in. If he knows where you are, what you’re doing, when he can reach you….a text in the morning, a phone call at lunch, three dates a week and he initiates sex every time; there is nothing new anymore.

Don’t talk about the lull you are in; don’t tell him you are going to break the routine, just do it.

From texts to calls to the nights you see each other, start changing the pattern. You don’t have to be Sybil and change everything at once, make a few changes slowly; the idea is not to be so predictable.

Plan a date completely out of the ordinary about once a month or so. YOU need to set up a date doing something the two of you have never done before.

Again, don’t suggest in advance, “I think we should do something different, what do you think?” That just shows you aren’t very confident and need his help or suggestions.

If you want to ‘rock his world’, show him you are a dynamic woman with ideas and plans.

Say, “Hey, there is this great exhibit going on at such and such museum that I’d love us to see”. It doesn’t matter what it is, just so long as it’s different from anything you’ve done before. And of course make sure it’s something he’d like, forget the Celine Dion concert.

Express sexual desire. It’s easier than you think. My guess is that what he wants is to feel like you desire him and want him. That having sex with him occurs to you before he starts things. He’s probably not asking you to grab him, throw him down and control the whole event, he just doesn’t want to feel like sex is only happening because he asks for it and if he didn’t initiate, you’d be perfectly happy without it.

There are a lot of little ways to make a man feel desirable. All you have to do is start things by making him feel wanted and I’m sure he will happy to take over.

Here are some small and simple ideas:

And my personal favorite, a bold but HOT move….

Have fun!

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My boyfriend and I have been together for six months. We have no major problems other than things have gotten a little dull. We fell into a routine, which on the one hand is kind of nice because we are comfortable and know where we stand with each other but on the other hand things are starting to get boring.

If I feel it, I know he can.

We call each other every day to touch base with usually a text in the morning and call at lunchtime. We see each other as often as we can, maybe three or four times a week. Even sex has fallen into a pattern. That might be my fault because I’m a little insecure with my body. I don’t initiate sex; I wait for him to do it. He has expressed to me that he would like me to initiate sex sometimes. I just don’t feel very sexy or confident about my body. I love sex with him but I don’t take control.

I’ve been reading your blog and I realize that I am very confident at my job but not confident sexually. I know he loves me but I want to shake things up and ‘rock his world’ but I don’t know how.”

~Sarah~

Sarah,

When I ask men what makes a woman sexy the most common answer has been “If she thinks she’s sexy”, or a variation “When she feels sexy on the inside, it shows on the outside”.                                         

When a woman truly feels it, it’s natural, not forced, not faked, not an act.

But sometimes you just have to fake it until you make it. Meaning, sometimes you do have to force yourself to behave outside of your comfort zone and wait for your feelings to catch up later.

If you sit around waiting until you feel sexy first to initiate sex for example, it will probably never happen. You need to do sexy things even when you don’t feel confident about it. After you experience the success and positive reactions your boyfriend gives you each time to take a risk, those little successes will add up and begin the inner transformation of ‘feeling’ sexy, confident, powerful.

How to get out of the rut:

First of all, pamper yourself. When a woman isn’t confident about her body she can tend to neglect it or ignore it. Get in tune with your body, take care of it, and spoil it. Take an afternoon and get a manicure and pedicure, and a good trim and blow-dry. Take a long bath with a glass of wine, shave your legs, give yourself a facial, and slather yourself with lotion. What do you normally sleep in? Buy a pretty, feminine slinky nightgown. When I have free time to myself, I often give myself spa-night including all the aforementioned. You can’t help but feel feminine and sexy.

Immediately break the routine. I was getting bored just reading your email.
Yes, it’s wonderful to be at that comfortable stage in a relationship where the two of you can sit back and relax, be yourselves and enjoy each other.

But seduction doesn’t end after a man asks for a commitment and you’ve got him.
Honey, seduction lasts a lifetime.

The minute he knows exactly what to expect from you, excitement is gone and monotony steps in. If he knows where you are, what you’re doing, when he can reach you….a text in the morning, a phone call at lunch, three dates a week and he initiates sex every time; there is nothing new anymore.

Don’t talk about the lull you are in; don’t tell him you are going to break the routine, just do it.

From texts to calls to the nights you see each other, start changing the pattern. You don’t have to be Sybil and change everything at once, make a few changes slowly; the idea is not to be so predictable.

Plan a date completely out of the ordinary about once a month or so. YOU need to set up a date doing something the two of you have never done before.

Again, don’t suggest in advance, “I think we should do something different, what do you think?” That just shows you aren’t very confident and need his help or suggestions.

If you want to ‘rock his world’, show him you are a dynamic woman with ideas and plans.

Say, “Hey, there is this great exhibit going on at such and such museum that I’d love us to see”. It doesn’t matter what it is, just so long as it’s different from anything you’ve done before. And of course make sure it’s something he’d like, forget the Celine Dion concert.

Express sexual desire. It’s easier than you think. My guess is that what he wants is to feel like you desire him and want him. That having sex with him occurs to you before he starts things. He’s probably not asking you to grab him, throw him down and control the whole event, he just doesn’t want to feel like sex is only happening because he asks for it and if he didn’t initiate, you’d be perfectly happy without it.

There are a lot of little ways to make a man feel desirable. All you have to do is start things by making him feel wanted and I’m sure he will happy to take over.

Here are some small and simple ideas:

And my personal favorite, a bold but HOT move….

Have fun!

The post How Do I Spice Up My Relationship? appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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What’s absolutely necessary in becoming a seductive person is weeding out any negative attitudes you carry that are roadblocks to possessing, harnessing and exuding your sexual energy. Seductive sexual energy is free flowing. It’s electric and magnetic and you are the conduit. If the conduit is blocked, the energy’s not flowing and neither is the […]

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What’s absolutely necessary in becoming a seductive person is weeding out any negative attitudes you carry that are roadblocks to possessing, harnessing and exuding your sexual energy. Seductive sexual energy is free flowing. It’s electric and magnetic and you are the conduit.

If the conduit is blocked, the energy’s not flowing and neither is the seduction.

Do you carry anger, fear or resentment toward the opposite sex? Do you blame men for past hurts that YOU won’t let go of? Are you controlling, needy, and insecure or untrusting?

All of these qualities are cancerous to the inner peace and balance required for seduction. No matter how well you imagine that you are hiding them, you’ll give off negative vibes that men will sense causing them to loose interest in you.

I cringe when I hear statements like:

Men may have done hurtful things to you but at some point you have to Let Go and Get On.

You’ll never hope to seduce men if you don’t even like them, think of them as the opponent and are always on guard for them to screw up so you can validate your own self defeating prophecy.

I’m tired of the way the media perpetuates this attitude by portraying men as either bumbling incompetent idiots or a crass, obnoxious perpetrators.

Honorable, respectful men of integrity are out there. Many, many of them and they are looking for you.

Perhaps you point that negative finger toward yourself:

Listen up – What one woman does so can another.

Sexy is as Sexy BELIEVES.

Perception = Reality
What we choose to think about any thing becomes our reality. And likewise, what we think and believe about ourselves, others will believe about us.

Stop wallowing in negativity and form a plan to change the things about yourself or your circumstances that you can change and accept the things that you cannot.

Seduction is playful, free and mysterious. It is disarming and enchanting.

It’s sexual intensity that is always visible just under the surface but of course always unbeknownst to the seductress. Poor dear, she couldn’t help it if she tried.

But with emotional or psychological roadblocks in the way, you will never allow yourself the vulnerability that makes you truly seductive, soft and serene.

Ultimately WHO YOU ARE determines the seductive, sexual energy that passes through you.

It’s time to let go of the negative and take down the roadblocks!

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What’s absolutely necessary in becoming a seductive person is weeding out any negative attitudes you carry that are roadblocks to possessing, harnessing and exuding your sexual energy. Seductive sexual energy is free flowing. It’s electric and magnetic and you are the conduit. If the conduit is blocked, the energy’s not flowing and neither is the […]

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What’s absolutely necessary in becoming a seductive person is weeding out any negative attitudes you carry that are roadblocks to possessing, harnessing and exuding your sexual energy. Seductive sexual energy is free flowing. It’s electric and magnetic and you are the conduit.

If the conduit is blocked, the energy’s not flowing and neither is the seduction.

Do you carry anger, fear or resentment toward the opposite sex? Do you blame men for past hurts that YOU won’t let go of? Are you controlling, needy, and insecure or untrusting?

All of these qualities are cancerous to the inner peace and balance required for seduction. No matter how well you imagine that you are hiding them, you’ll give off negative vibes that men will sense causing them to loose interest in you.

I cringe when I hear statements like:

Men may have done hurtful things to you but at some point you have to Let Go and Get On.

You’ll never hope to seduce men if you don’t even like them, think of them as the opponent and are always on guard for them to screw up so you can validate your own self defeating prophecy.

I’m tired of the way the media perpetuates this attitude by portraying men as either bumbling incompetent idiots or a crass, obnoxious perpetrators.

Honorable, respectful men of integrity are out there. Many, many of them and they are looking for you.

Perhaps you point that negative finger toward yourself:

Listen up – What one woman does so can another.

Sexy is as Sexy BELIEVES.

Perception = Reality
What we choose to think about any thing becomes our reality. And likewise, what we think and believe about ourselves, others will believe about us.

Stop wallowing in negativity and form a plan to change the things about yourself or your circumstances that you can change and accept the things that you cannot.

Seduction is playful, free and mysterious. It is disarming and enchanting.

It’s sexual intensity that is always visible just under the surface but of course always unbeknownst to the seductress. Poor dear, she couldn’t help it if she tried.

But with emotional or psychological roadblocks in the way, you will never allow yourself the vulnerability that makes you truly seductive, soft and serene.

Ultimately WHO YOU ARE determines the seductive, sexual energy that passes through you.

It’s time to let go of the negative and take down the roadblocks!

The post Are Negative Attitudes Blocking Your Seductiveness? appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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The arena of dating, love, and sex, as most of us know, has been dramatically modified by the coronavirus epidemic, thus the need to observe physical distance among ourselves. Physical Isolation is Not Social Isolation. Different people may be affected by lockdown than others, like those whose conditions are already separated due to physical or […]

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The arena of dating, love, and sex, as most of us know, has been dramatically modified by the coronavirus epidemic, thus the need to observe physical distance among ourselves.

Physical Isolation is Not Social Isolation.

Different people may be affected by lockdown than others, like those whose conditions are already separated due to physical or health matters. Again, if you cannot access the internet or don’t have an idea of digital communication mediums. Using this dating services or other social networks, you could find more comfortable like-minded people and start a conversation online. Modern communication platforms offer opportunities for people to be social during the COVID – 19 crisis. However, you still need to interact using readily available methods like making telephone calls or just smiling or waving to people you see moving around to improve connection with individuals who may be experiencing loneliness and seclusion without these modern systems.

Here are some things you can do to stay connected that prevents social isolation:

A Dating Site is a Place to Meet Your Soulmate

You can find love anywhere, including online dating sites. What happens when you find your soulmate, and how can you predict this magic moment through an online medium? Nevertheless, regardless of how beautiful online dating may appear, do not hold on to communication in actual life. After two to three weeks of online communication, you can start talking on the phone, then communicate over a camera and meet physically.  Dating sites enable two people to conquer the fear that stops them from connecting in ordinary life and retains the reality that may arise from online dating.

New Technology to Date

VR dating is not only about finding someone new, but it’s where you can connect with your long-term girlfriend of five years. Like any other couple, you people can send text messages and meet on video chat. But after putting on your VR headsets, the long-distance disappears. You can get 360-degrees video and audio and take control of the entire environment. You can adopt the vTime feature, share photos of your travels, capture your hotel room’s image, and be part of the photograph.

From Conversation to the First Date

Here are some ideas for first dates during this pandemic;

If you’re at home and have plenty of time and are thinking It’s time to find love. Identify whether you’re seeking love because you have plenty of time, or you desire it because you want to.

The post Love in the Time of Lockdown appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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The arena of dating, love, and sex, as most of us know, has been dramatically modified by the coronavirus epidemic, thus the need to observe physical distance among ourselves. Physical Isolation is Not Social Isolation. Different people may be affected by lockdown than others, like those whose conditions are already separated due to physical or […]

The post Love in the Time of Lockdown appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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The arena of dating, love, and sex, as most of us know, has been dramatically modified by the coronavirus epidemic, thus the need to observe physical distance among ourselves.

Physical Isolation is Not Social Isolation.

Different people may be affected by lockdown than others, like those whose conditions are already separated due to physical or health matters. Again, if you cannot access the internet or don’t have an idea of digital communication mediums. Using this dating services or other social networks, you could find more comfortable like-minded people and start a conversation online. Modern communication platforms offer opportunities for people to be social during the COVID – 19 crisis. However, you still need to interact using readily available methods like making telephone calls or just smiling or waving to people you see moving around to improve connection with individuals who may be experiencing loneliness and seclusion without these modern systems.

Here are some things you can do to stay connected that prevents social isolation:

A Dating Site is a Place to Meet Your Soulmate

You can find love anywhere, including online dating sites. What happens when you find your soulmate, and how can you predict this magic moment through an online medium? Nevertheless, regardless of how beautiful online dating may appear, do not hold on to communication in actual life. After two to three weeks of online communication, you can start talking on the phone, then communicate over a camera and meet physically.  Dating sites enable two people to conquer the fear that stops them from connecting in ordinary life and retains the reality that may arise from online dating.

New Technology to Date

VR dating is not only about finding someone new, but it’s where you can connect with your long-term girlfriend of five years. Like any other couple, you people can send text messages and meet on video chat. But after putting on your VR headsets, the long-distance disappears. You can get 360-degrees video and audio and take control of the entire environment. You can adopt the vTime feature, share photos of your travels, capture your hotel room’s image, and be part of the photograph.

From Conversation to the First Date

Here are some ideas for first dates during this pandemic;

If you’re at home and have plenty of time and are thinking It’s time to find love. Identify whether you’re seeking love because you have plenty of time, or you desire it because you want to.

The post Love in the Time of Lockdown appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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Online dating is becoming more common and normalized in the present day. With over half of all people thinking that dating sites are useful, there are more people flocking to dating websites than ever before. However, people that follow a religious faith have another matter on the mind: what does religion think of online dating? […]

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Online dating is becoming more common and normalized in the present day. With over half of all people thinking that dating sites are useful, there are more people flocking to dating websites than ever before. However, people that follow a religious faith have another matter on the mind: what does religion think of online dating? We’re here to provide some answers on what to expect from religious leaders when it comes to their approval or disapproval of online dating.

Is it Normal to Use Dating Sites?

First things first, it’s important to think about the normalcy of using dating sites. Are you out of the ordinary for wanting to find a partner by using the internet? According to data from various studies: no. With the massive changes to the world of online dating, it’s easier than ever to meet people that share your common interests and more by going online. Millions of people have met online and even used dating sites to find the people that they have eventually married.

Dating sites are just the next step of relationships. They help people find partners that are closer to them and more accessible through the internet. There is nothing inherently wrong with online dating, something that religious leaders discuss at length in the form of the question: Is online dating a gateway to sin?

Do They Push People Towards Sin?

Dating sites are innocent on their own. They are powerless without someone logging into them, making a profile, and meeting people. That being said, there are dating sites that are geared towards relationships that aren’t designed to end in marriage, and religious leaders might take exception to those.

Yet, the majority of dating websites are just around to facilitate safe, inexpensive, and local dating between people that would not otherwise be able to have such experiences. Thus, the sites don’t push people towards sin. While it might make people more capable of acting in a certain manner, it’s important to remember that their motivations matter. A person who wants to be promiscuous has that feeling within their heart; the dating site isn’t making them do anything they wouldn’t do given the chance in person. Even the most explicit sites aren’t going to do anything if there are not people that have the desire to use them on their own.

Influence of Religion on Dating Sites

Religious people used to balk at the idea of dating sites. They thought that they were a pathway to sin and that it wasn’t a proper way for people to meet. However, now there are dating sites that are completely dedicated to religious people and helping them find partners. These dating websites are very unique and serve an important function in the modern day.

First off, the websites are designed to serve people from specific religions. That means you can find someone as a Christian, Jew, or Muslim. These sites filtered on https://maturedatingsites.co.uk/best-free-christian-dating-sites/ with a special approach that make it easy to ensure that you can find someone that has the features you need in a partner with the religion as an afterthought.

That’s not to say that you can only find people for religious dating and relationships on the specialty websites. There are plenty of websites that give you the tools to find people that are from your particular religious background while supporting your relationship of choice. That way, you can decide which elements of your life are the most important.

To reiterate the answer: religions do have some influence on dating sites. Religious people decided to make an individual place for them to date, and other sites followed suit to capture their interest.

More than half of us believe that heading online is a good way to find a partner`. Not only has online dating been normalized for most people, but it’s also something that can be in line with religious beliefs. After all, it’s not the sites that are finding a partner for you; you’re meeting your own date based on your criteria. So long as you are holding to your religion, most religions don’t have an issue with online dating. Date with confidence when it comes to finding singles that are religious like you!

The post The View of Religion on Online Dating appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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Online dating is becoming more common and normalized in the present day. With over half of all people thinking that dating sites are useful, there are more people flocking to dating websites than ever before. However, people that follow a religious faith have another matter on the mind: what does religion think of online dating? […]

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Online dating is becoming more common and normalized in the present day. With over half of all people thinking that dating sites are useful, there are more people flocking to dating websites than ever before. However, people that follow a religious faith have another matter on the mind: what does religion think of online dating? We’re here to provide some answers on what to expect from religious leaders when it comes to their approval or disapproval of online dating.

Is it Normal to Use Dating Sites?

First things first, it’s important to think about the normalcy of using dating sites. Are you out of the ordinary for wanting to find a partner by using the internet? According to data from various studies: no. With the massive changes to the world of online dating, it’s easier than ever to meet people that share your common interests and more by going online. Millions of people have met online and even used dating sites to find the people that they have eventually married.

Dating sites are just the next step of relationships. They help people find partners that are closer to them and more accessible through the internet. There is nothing inherently wrong with online dating, something that religious leaders discuss at length in the form of the question: Is online dating a gateway to sin?

Do They Push People Towards Sin?

Dating sites are innocent on their own. They are powerless without someone logging into them, making a profile, and meeting people. That being said, there are dating sites that are geared towards relationships that aren’t designed to end in marriage, and religious leaders might take exception to those.

Yet, the majority of dating websites are just around to facilitate safe, inexpensive, and local dating between people that would not otherwise be able to have such experiences. Thus, the sites don’t push people towards sin. While it might make people more capable of acting in a certain manner, it’s important to remember that their motivations matter. A person who wants to be promiscuous has that feeling within their heart; the dating site isn’t making them do anything they wouldn’t do given the chance in person. Even the most explicit sites aren’t going to do anything if there are not people that have the desire to use them on their own.

Influence of Religion on Dating Sites

Religious people used to balk at the idea of dating sites. They thought that they were a pathway to sin and that it wasn’t a proper way for people to meet. However, now there are dating sites that are completely dedicated to religious people and helping them find partners. These dating websites are very unique and serve an important function in the modern day.

First off, the websites are designed to serve people from specific religions. That means you can find someone as a Christian, Jew, or Muslim. These sites filtered on https://maturedatingsites.co.uk/best-free-christian-dating-sites/ with a special approach that make it easy to ensure that you can find someone that has the features you need in a partner with the religion as an afterthought.

That’s not to say that you can only find people for religious dating and relationships on the specialty websites. There are plenty of websites that give you the tools to find people that are from your particular religious background while supporting your relationship of choice. That way, you can decide which elements of your life are the most important.

To reiterate the answer: religions do have some influence on dating sites. Religious people decided to make an individual place for them to date, and other sites followed suit to capture their interest.

More than half of us believe that heading online is a good way to find a partner`. Not only has online dating been normalized for most people, but it’s also something that can be in line with religious beliefs. After all, it’s not the sites that are finding a partner for you; you’re meeting your own date based on your criteria. So long as you are holding to your religion, most religions don’t have an issue with online dating. Date with confidence when it comes to finding singles that are religious like you!

The post The View of Religion on Online Dating appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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The key to a happy and – free life is a work-life balance – but what is work-life balance, and how do you achieve it? Finding and Maintaining a Work-Life Balance for a Stress-Free Life Unfortunately, most of us have to work – and our jobs and careers are often the biggest cause of stress […]

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The key to a happy and – free life is a work-life balance – but what is work-life balance, and how do you achieve it?

Finding and Maintaining a Work-Life Balance for a Stress-Free Life

Unfortunately, most of us have to work – and our jobs and careers are often the biggest cause of stress in our adult lives. Quitting when things get rough isn’t an option for most of us – but maintaining a work-life balance can be the best way to keep stress levels at bay, both at home and in the office.

Work-life Balance: What is it?

As humans, we struggle to balance our lives and careers. Our home life often affects our behavior and attitudes and work, and vice versa. Not having a balance between work and your home life can quickly strain both areas and make you feel like you never have a break.

Leaving your problems at the door both when you arrive at the office and when you arrive at home can make a huge difference in helping you not to feel overwhelmed and helping you maintain a balance.

Impacts on your Career

Not only do we all make bad decisions when we’re stressed, we also react out of character, can become snappy and irritable, and not be very pleasant to be around. It affects not only your relationships at home but can quickly impact your relationships with colleagues, senior staff, and even other business connections.

Appearing angry or stressed at work not only reduces your productivity and damages your relationships with colleagues, and makes you less likely to get that promotion or bonus from your boss. Having a balance will help you enjoy both your home and work life again and overall improve your relationships and increase your options.

Build Personal Life Online to Save Time

Many people – especially men and women with demanding careers – struggle to make time for a personal life out of work. Meaning all your socializing happens with people you work with, or not at all. Online dating and chat rooms are a great way to meet new people and maintain a healthy social life without putting more pressure on yourself to find the time to go out and do it in person.

Online dating is one way of building a personal life without spending too much time, and that naughty online dating opens an opportunity to meet people with similar interests from your home and office. You need to understand your goals and control your time. Online dating can take place from the comfort of your own home, on your daily commute, or even on your lunch break at your desk.

Tips for Creating the Work-Life Balance

There are plenty of ways to help maintain a healthy work-life balance, but these tips are a great place.

Don’t try to take too much on at work – you’ll increase your stress levels, and it’ll be even harder to complete. Most bosses would prefer you delegate your work then you produce something under par or late. Don’t be afraid to ask your team – that is why you work in one.

Set yourself a list of goals for both your home and work life. Things like:

As they say, you’ll never work a day in your life if you love what you do. If you hate your job, you will never enjoy it and it will only increase your stress and overall unhappiness as you spend the majority of your waking hours in the office – instead of slugging away at something you hate, look for a job that you love and want to get out of bed for every morning.

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The key to a happy and – free life is a work-life balance – but what is work-life balance, and how do you achieve it? Finding and Maintaining a Work-Life Balance for a Stress-Free Life Unfortunately, most of us have to work – and our jobs and careers are often the biggest cause of stress […]

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The key to a happy and – free life is a work-life balance – but what is work-life balance, and how do you achieve it?

Finding and Maintaining a Work-Life Balance for a Stress-Free Life

Unfortunately, most of us have to work – and our jobs and careers are often the biggest cause of stress in our adult lives. Quitting when things get rough isn’t an option for most of us – but maintaining a work-life balance can be the best way to keep stress levels at bay, both at home and in the office.

Work-life Balance: What is it?

As humans, we struggle to balance our lives and careers. Our home life often affects our behavior and attitudes and work, and vice versa. Not having a balance between work and your home life can quickly strain both areas and make you feel like you never have a break.

Leaving your problems at the door both when you arrive at the office and when you arrive at home can make a huge difference in helping you not to feel overwhelmed and helping you maintain a balance.

Impacts on your Career

Not only do we all make bad decisions when we’re stressed, we also react out of character, can become snappy and irritable, and not be very pleasant to be around. It affects not only your relationships at home but can quickly impact your relationships with colleagues, senior staff, and even other business connections.

Appearing angry or stressed at work not only reduces your productivity and damages your relationships with colleagues, and makes you less likely to get that promotion or bonus from your boss. Having a balance will help you enjoy both your home and work life again and overall improve your relationships and increase your options.

Build Personal Life Online to Save Time

Many people – especially men and women with demanding careers – struggle to make time for a personal life out of work. Meaning all your socializing happens with people you work with, or not at all. Online dating and chat rooms are a great way to meet new people and maintain a healthy social life without putting more pressure on yourself to find the time to go out and do it in person.

Online dating is one way of building a personal life without spending too much time, and that naughty online dating opens an opportunity to meet people with similar interests from your home and office. You need to understand your goals and control your time. Online dating can take place from the comfort of your own home, on your daily commute, or even on your lunch break at your desk.

Tips for Creating the Work-Life Balance

There are plenty of ways to help maintain a healthy work-life balance, but these tips are a great place.

Don’t try to take too much on at work – you’ll increase your stress levels, and it’ll be even harder to complete. Most bosses would prefer you delegate your work then you produce something under par or late. Don’t be afraid to ask your team – that is why you work in one.

Set yourself a list of goals for both your home and work life. Things like:

As they say, you’ll never work a day in your life if you love what you do. If you hate your job, you will never enjoy it and it will only increase your stress and overall unhappiness as you spend the majority of your waking hours in the office – instead of slugging away at something you hate, look for a job that you love and want to get out of bed for every morning.

The post Work-Life Balance: Online Dating For the Harmony of Personal Life and its Impact on Your Career Plan appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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