I know, I know. I gave summer flings the big thumbs down a few weeks ago right here on PattiKnows, but I’m not 100 percent anti-summer flings. There’s probably about 10 percent of the time where a summer fling makes sense and isn’t the absolute worst thing you can do in the romance department. Here’s when you’re in the clear to fling away.
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We are living in a digital world, and it can make dating and flirting pretty treacherous at times. While this has opened up endless opportunities to meet, connect and stay in touch with others, it has also opened up entirely new possibilities of overstepping boundaries and embarrassing moments. How do you date and flirt while making sure you aren’t jeopardizing your budding relationship? Let’s break it down.
We’ve all had our hearts broken. It’s part of the risk we take when we get into a relationship. The problem is that many of us make decisions based on those heartbreaks that get in the way of us creating the type of relationship we desire. We decide that because a past partner cheated, “all men/women are cheaters and can’t be trusted.” Or we decide that we are unlovable because we spent so much time chasing unavailable partners.
Many of you have become cynical in the search for love and are shielding your heart from hurt… and joy too. Or you are afraid to take risks, holding on to the fear of being hurt again.
We want you to know it doesn’t have to be that way.
How many times has your best friend, the person you know the best in the whole wide world, fallen for someone you never expected? For me, I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count. And if we’re being honest here, there have been times that I’ve fallen for guys I never would have picked for myself. Attraction is a funny thing like that. There are some key factors that you can count on, but there’s also a lot of mystery involved. If you’re looking to lessen your future shock factor, you might want to know some of the key elements behind attraction. So here they are.
We’ve all been there, ladies. You’re dating a dude, and you’re on the verge of tipping the scales from casual dating to serious monogamy, but you’re not sure if this guy is marriage material. You don’t want to ask him because, well, talking about marriage only a few weeks into a relationship could make you sound crazy. But you kind of want to know because what’s the point of getting serious with someone you’re not going to marry? I mean, raise your hand if you haven’t been there. This is really, really common. While I’m always a proponent of open communication, I understand why you wouldn’t want to point blank ask him about marriage so early on in a relationship. So I created a little checklist for you to go over and see if he has any of these red flags.
Texting is an integral part of any relationship’s communication these days. Anyone who says differently is probably your grandma. Or actually, your great grandma. Avoiding texting is like avoiding kissing to some. But texting can also have a nasty side. That’s right. Texting can become toxic. Here’s how to tell when your texting relationship has been contaminated.