Welcome to the 20th Edition of the Carnival of Dating Advice,
bringing you the web's best on dating, relationships, psychology... the
This time around, we have an eclectic mix of articles, ranging from
how-to advice to a piece on delving into the subculture of Suicide
Girls to the role of sex (and lack thereof) in the fraying of
relationships. There's even a rather farcical post that I think you'll
find fitting for the holiday (April Fools' Day, that is).
On with the carnival...
Jonathan Grant of Ask a Wise Man
submits How to Get Out
of the “Friend Zone”!, a comprehensive post that goes into the
nitty gritty of how men end up as just friends with women in the first
place, what's going on in those men's heads, and what they need to do
to break free. Worth a read if you've ever found yourself stuck in the
friends' no man's land.
While we had an article up here not long ago on mixed signals, Todd
of Fearless Men takes the topic
in a different direction with "Reading
Mixed Signals: What To Do If You’re Confused By A Woman," aimed at
overcoming the confusion (and not doing anything silly).
Lara Whitmore of Live
Creatively writes about The Suicide Girls,
a fascinating subculture and Internet phenomenon which, if you aren't
familiar with it, isn't actually about suicide, but rather girls in the
goth / punk / pinup culture of the early 2000s.
Graham Stoney presents a piece on relationships to help you get over your demons entitled "How to Handle Rejection: By Getting Even." Tips here include taking things personally, firebombing letterboxes, and stalking.
Sulagna Dasgupta of Love in
India is back, this time with “Should I Break
Up?” The ONE Question You Need to Ask. To answer that one question
though - "Is this relationship giving me what I need from it?" -
Sulagna has four more questions you should ask yourself to really get
down to the details, saying, "If
you're honest with yourself, you'll have to admit that at least once
during your relationship you've wondered if it's worth it. While it's
important to recognize and end a toxic relationship before it's too
late, it's equally important to preserve a healthy and fulfilling one
against bouts of anger, misunderstanding or ennui. This article reveals
the ONE basic question you need to ask yourself before you make a
decision, and the ways to figure out its answers."
Nathalie Haywood of The Relationship
Destroyers presents "Boredom
to Whoredom," on the topic of how sexually unsatisfied partners
often lead to straying and relationship destruction. This way this
one's written makes it a little difficult to read, but the point is
good - mates with incompatible sex drives and sexual dissatisfaction of
one or both partners are quite possibly the #1 killers of relationships.
... and that wraps us up for the twentieth 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.