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