Carnival of Dating Advice, 19th Edition
Please let me welcome you to the 19th Edition of the Carnival of
Dating Advice - bringing you a sampling of the best pieces on dating,
relationships, psychology, and more.
This edition we have a number of psychological perspectives,
including one on resilience, and another one on the blinding effects of
love, plus several more; and we have a pair of posts on breaking up
(including one with a bit of humor), one on testing your relationship
for strength (or weakness) prior to a major commitment, and one on how
the issue of attraction changes for women as they pass from their
teenage years into young adulthood.
On with the carnival...
Jon Rhodes of Free Hypnosis Treatment shares a few tips and techniques for aiding your memory in "Remembering People's Names." If you've studied memory much, you'll be familiar with all of these, but if the topic is new to you and you struggle with committing things to memory, this one's worth a read.
Fearless Men's John submits "Become More Resilient: Improve Your Adversity Quotient," a post about making yourself, put simply, tougher.
Weighing in with another solid post, Mister Infinite of the self-named site (MisterInfinite.com) gives us "The Reality of Love," all about the fleeting, irrational nature of love and the emotion's propensity to blind those in the heat of it to the reality of their romantic situations.
Tamika of Tamika Lanelle -
Thinking Out Loud expounds on an all-too-familiar topic to anyone
trying to correct their own bad habits or bad behavior in "Temptation."
In this article, Tamika boils temptation down to a simple formula:
attraction plus availability.
From the Art of the Charm, Johnny Dzubak shares some sage advice in "The Break-Up," on breaking up. The gist of it: don't dump your friends when you're freshly in love with a new girl, cut her out of her life if she's the one who does the dumping, and make absolutely certain you won't be crawling back to her humbled and humiliated if you're the one doing the breaking up.
Also on breaking up, Graham of GrahamStoney.com submits "How to Break Up with Your Girlfriend," a 3-minute video that's part humor and part how-to advice. The gist of Graham's advice (and something I've said a hundred times myself): if you're on the fence, don't know what to do, and annoying all your friends with whiney, complainy emotionalism over what you ought to do with your girlfriend, clearly it isn't a good relationship to be in - so end it!
Lena Ameri of Live It! Magazine
Ways You Should Test Your Relationship Before Getting Married,"
listing seven different tests, ranging from the road trip test to the
"do something boring" test, that every couple ought to see how they
handle together before making things more involved. Lena says, "It’s easy to be in love during candlelit
romantic dinners or passionate make out sessions. But what about when
things get a little bit rocky? Try these 7 tests to see if your
relationship has what it takes to make it for the long haul."
For the Ladies
Jonathan Grant of Ask a Wise Man
sends us "Am I Too
Ugly to Attract Guys?" discussing women's tendencies to be
unconfident about their bodies and the physical, mental, and attractive
changes a girl goes through between her teenage years and her twenties.
... and that wraps us up for the nineteenth 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.