Thursday, 23 June 2011

My First Love

Yup, I am joining another blogging challenge in tne interests of keeping this thing moving!! Over at Word Nerd Speaks, a weekly challenge is going on in which everyone writes a post about a chosen topic!

This week, the topic is First Love, and as this is a dating blog, it seemed like a good time to join in!

When I think about who my real first love was, my brain gets in a tangle. You see, for me, there are different levels of first love. A first crush can feel like first love, then a first boyfriend, and finally the more....grown up version of love, the first time you feel it.

When anyone asks me who my first love was, I often tell them it was Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing! When I was around 6 or 7, I watched the movie for the first time and I swear that man is the reason my expectations of men are so high!

It wasn't until I reached high school that I got to experience those feelings towards a real person. I won't mention him by name, but he was my first boyfriend. He wasn't even remotely like Patrick Swayze, but that was okay with me. He was fun, sexy, sweet. Although our relationship was pretty short lived and full of ups and downs, I sometimes think that it was one of the best relationships I have ever been in - present relationship aside.

Who was your first love? Did that person feel the same way? Are you still together?

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Just friends?

It has long been debated whether or not men and women can be "just friends". Some think it is a stupid question because, obviously men and women can get along without wanting to boink each other's brains out. Others think that one will always develop romantic feelings and it will become awkward.

In the interests of discovering what the majority think - I have made a very short survey on the topic. Any responses may be used in an article for Yahoo Shine or Associated Content. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Click here to take survey

Monday, 13 June 2011

Commitment Issues

I have an excellent relationship with my boyfriend. But, alas, he is a typical man. If he hears the word "wedding" or "pregnant" I see him visibly flinch and try his best not to make a run for the door. I don't take his reactions personally because I understand that there are some things he just isn't ready for.

This isn't the case for all women. There are those who become so desperate for a commitment that they begin dropping small - or enormous - hints. It's okay to want a commitment, that's pretty normal. But when you are having to force your man into talking, and pushing him into an engagement, marriage or starting a family, you could be headed for trouble. Having made some mistakes in the past, and witnessing some disasters caused by my friends, I have written an article which might help.

What Not to do When You Want Your Man to Commit

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Bad boys vs. Good Guys - the results!

I know I usually post on Mondays, but I was away for the weekend, chilling at a spa hotel. It was a shame we couldn't stay longer, but work was calling me!

A little while ago I asked for quotes about whether women prefer bad boys to good guys. Huge thanks to everyone who participated, I had lots of fun sifting through all of the responses!

The article actually turned out to be pretty popular when it was published, so now I am going to share it with you. Check it out to see if your quote was featured!

What Woman Want: Good Guys or Bad Boys?

Monday, 23 May 2011

Beware the cellphone.....

Happy Monday, everyone!

First of all, thanks to everyone who helped me out with quotes for my article about Bad Boys vs Nice Guys. Hopefully it will be published during the week so I will let you know!

Now onto today's post! How many of you have been caught out when using cellphones or social media? Maybe you have sent a text to the wrong person and it caused trouble, or perhaps you were tagged in a dodgy looking Facebook photo.

The impact of these things on relationships can be huge, and in severe cases, cause break-ups. Sure, it's not the phones or the social networking sites that really create the problems but they definitely increase the speed that damage can be done. Have you ever made any of these mistakes?

5 Ways Technology Can Ruin Your Relationship

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Looking for quotes! Bad boys vs. Nice guys

Hey peeps!

I am looking to write an article about whether women prefer bad boys or nice guys and the reasons why, and I need some quotes from anyone who has an opinion!

Your comments may appear in an article on Yahoo Shine or Associated Content. Please leave your name (or a real sounding name) and your State/County with your response in the comments section or email me at:


Monday, 16 May 2011

Anxiety and dating

Anxiety is one thing I feel I can talk about with some authority. I have had panic attacks since I was 14, and had varying degrees of stress at numerous points in my life since then. For a while, I thought that I would never get over it and that I was obviously a basket case because nobody else I knew had any such problem. Turned out, it was/is far more common than I knew and there were a whole world of people out there who had the same feelings and the same concerns.

Dating with anxiety is hard work. Not every guy will be patient and understanding, and there is always that fear that if you tell him about your anxiety, he will think you're crazy. The good news is, it doesn't have to be so hard. There are some ways to make it less stressful to find a boyfriend without having to hide the things you are going through.

How to Date With Anxiety