Carnival of Dating Advice, 15th Edition
Here we are, with Carnival 15 of the Carnival of Dating Advice. This
is (I think) the biggest carnival we've had yet, with a total of 11
articles making the cut. Looks like submitting to the carnival made it
onto some folks' new year's resolutions this January.
Today we've got a panoply of articles, including some great reads.
The ones in the pickup section were two of my favorites, and I was a big fan of Tamika Lanelle's contribution this
time, presenting a perspective on relationships I hear few people
discuss. But there are a ton of solid pieces here, and enough good
material to keep you reading, thinking, and learning for a while.
Let's dive in...
Pickup Podcast presents an article by David Wygant entitled "Become a Leader." Despite the title, what it's actually about is learning by mirroring others... and it's a great read. Highly recommended. I really enjoyed reading this one, and as someone who's learned much of what he's learned by watching others and mirroring them too, I can tell you right away that this article is dead on. Check it out.
A rather interesting and different sort of article that what we
normally see here, Ely North of Wayward
Advice (a site with a tagline reading "The Internet's only advice
column guaranteed to
lead you astray!") submits "Dating
Advice: Lusting for a Moron," discussing both the ethics and the
unexpected surprises of a hot fling with a dumb partner, saying only "What to do when you're physically
attracted to a stupid person."
An interesting piece. I wasn't sure whether to put it under "Sex" or
"Psychology." I'll stick with psychology for now. Darius Belejevas of 2Have2Be2Do has shared with us
an article called "Sexuality.
Let's Get Dirty!" In it are discussed a number of the psychological
issues men and women have around sex and sexuality, with Darius saying,
"Article discusses the importance of
accepting our own sexuality and explores common unhealthy mindsets that
people have regarding their sexuality."
From Fearless Men, John
Confidence. Yours and Others." My recent article on confidence not
withstanding, this article is primarily about finding ways to avoid
negative influences, and build up positive ones - and that's certainly
a worthy endeavor.
Socratez of Socratez Online
is Tantra for Dummies," a solid introduction to tantra, some
thoughts on pornography, and an interesting quote from Teresa of Avila,
saying, "Tantra is a gift to
yourself and your lover. This post is meant to introduce people to the
basic principles of tantra and how this ancient wisdom is easily
applicable in modern life."
Sulagna Dasgupta of Love in India submits "11 Proven Ways to Keep Your Relationship as Fresh, New and Exciting as Your First Date," with a number of ways of keeping and reintroducing freshness into existing relationships. While I'm not 100% on the whole e-cards idea, that could just be the male in me speaking; the points on getaways and time apart are very well-noted. She says, "Feeling bored and same old in a long-term relationship/marriage? Here are 11 proven ways to magically bring back the currents of excitement and novelty you felt on your first date. Needless to add - each method described here is personally tested by me and my husband over years of living together and marriage."
Hailing from Ask a Wiseman, Jonathan Grant sends us "The Most Important Thing to Do in an Argument (which no one ever does)." If you're wondering what it is, I'll give you a hint: it isn't throwing heavy, breakable objects at the other person. About this article Jonathan says, "One of the most important parts of maintaining a relationship! Without it, you are playing with fire!"
Mr. CBB of Canadian Budget Binder gives us a quick read titled "Money Fights and Money Problems," which is all about getting to the root cause of money and budgeting differences and resolving them, before they eat your relationship up from the inside out.
Tamika Lanelle from her self-titled site Tamika Lanelle - Thinking Out Loud shares "Relationship Killers," a very solid article on some of the things that can do big damage to young relationships - including giving people incomplete pictures of your relationship, setting them up to have unfavorable views of that relationship, and bringing the wrong people in to weigh in on that relationship and affect it.
Shaun Rosenberg, from his
self-titled site Shaun
Rosenberg, submits "Overcoming
Jealousy in a Relationship," dealing with multiple approaches for
confronting and resolving feelings of jealousy, fear, and doubt,
describing it straightforwardly as, "An
article on how you can overcome jealousy in your relationship."
Yvonne of Yvonne Chase (so
far as I know, we're not related) sends in a piece called "Friends
& Marriage – What’s Your Priority?," which presents the case of
two people in a marriage with very different priorities and feelings
about that marriage. It's an interesting case study of a wife who
clearly wants more quality time, and a husband who clearly wants more
freedom, and some of the straining between these conflicting two
... and that wraps us up for the fifteenth edition of the Carnival of Dating Advice. If you're reading this and want to submit for next time, check out the guidelines here.
Hope you found these articles fun and useful. Tune in next time for more great posts from around the Internet.