6 Lessons I Learned About Cooking For A New Boyfriend

When should I cook for him? What should I make? How often should I do it? These are the questions we ask ourselves in the beginning of every relationship.I come from a long line of very traditional women. My mom is a caterer and I’ve been cooking since I could hold a spoon. I remember stirring things in the kitchen and peeling potatoes as a toddler....more

Get A Date Now

Here is a quick guide to help you meet someone special right now.  Try one or all of these tips and up your chances of landing a date next week!  1.  If you are single and not dating anyone, how can you get a date quickly? - Revamp your Online Profile:  Doesn’t have to be long or too detailed, a new photo of your doing something fun like skiing or at the beach just to show you are fun and interesting.- Step out of your comfort zone & try new places:  Tr...more

My 5 Questions about Romance

I had separate conversations with two girlfriends about romance. Both live on different coasts. We are all about the same age, give or take. Each of us is single and has decided dating has become somewhat arduous, overrated and less and less interesting, at least for right now. That may sound morose to some, but it’s not meant to be....more

Not His Princess

"You deserve a man who treats you like a princess."How often are women given this advice? It is a call to raise your standards and settle for nothing less than the man who makes all your dreams come true. We're to give up on the unworthy men who don't romance us every step of the way, and focus on attaining the man who sees what we truly deserve and provides it. Not only is this idea fully accepted in our culture, but it has been wholeheartedly embraced by many in the church. We are told that we are "daughters of the King," and that as such we are entitled to a man who treats us like a princess. It is no less than God's will and desire for our lives that we have the Prince Charming for whom our hearts long. If we wait and pray and don't lower our standards, God will grant us the prince He has promised as our right as His daughters.But when you say you deserve a man who treats you like a princess, what does that mean?...more

"In a Relationship"" It Was Never that Simple for Me

A few days ago a Facebook friend posted that she was "In a Relationship" with another person who is an actual, real life friend of mine and I wondered to myself, what event or decision precipitated that declaration?Is it a thing that one person asks the other if it's okay to change one's status on Facebook from single to "In a Relationship?" It has to be, why wouldn't it be? There are lots of things that are things now that weren't before. Just like there are things that were, like going steady and getting pinned, that are no more. My life needs a bookmark....more

Mixed Signals in Relationships- But You Say You're Just A Friend

 Have you ever had a platonic friend  you had no romantic feelings for but you knew they had feelings for you?  Perhaps right now they have expressed to you or hinted and flirted and you know they are interested in you.  Maybe you flirt back by laughing at their suggestive jokes, or touching their hand, arm, hugging from time to time, or give that little innocent kiss on the cheek....more

The Path Out of and through Emotional Abuse

“But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep…this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually, all of the scars will have scars, and that’s all I’ll be – one big scar of a love gone wrong.”   Amanda Grace, But I Love Him...more

You Have Two Minutes To Make A Good First Date Impression

“All dating, is speed dating” – reads the Time Out infographic from their recent the world of dating survey.According to the survey, 41% of respondents said it only took them 2-3 minutes into a first date to decide if they wanted a second one. Cities like Chicago, LA and London fared even worse with over 50% deciding that quickly....more

Baby, Love Me Harder

Love is not for the faint of heart.  When you’re in a relationship and you pass that “honeymoon phase,”  it takes work.  You have to choose your person every day in order to make a relationship last.  You have to make compromises.  You have to consider the other person and place that person first. You’ve heard it said.  You’ve seen it written.  What people don’t tell you is that when you’re single, the thought of love takes work, too. The idea of love can be clouded, damaged or even forgotten....more

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Have you ever been out on a date with a guy and you thought that he was into you, when in fact he likes because he can place you in his friend zone. Misinterpreting body language and believing he is flirting with you can create awkward situations. In order to help you decode these messages we have come up with a very helpful guide below that’s going to help you realize whether the guy you are on a date with is actually into you or not. These are the signs of flirting you should be looking for:#1 His eyes sparkle...more