May I present to you the Carnival of Dating Advice, 22nd Edition,
here to bring you some of the best reads on dating, relationships,
psychology, and more from across the web.
The article selection this time makes for an interesting mix of
breezy reading, including a top 25 list on date ideas and a quick
article on the psychology of attachment (in this case, to food), with
some articles designed to make you stop and think, including those on
mother issues, emotional unavailability, and treating relationship
building as a problem-solving exercise.
Let's dive in...
Not sure where to take her for Date Numero Uno? John from Fearless Men has collected a large
assortment of ideas for you in "25 First Date Ideas
| Some new... Some cliche... No doubt you'll find one for you."
Among the suggestions: picnics, bowling, live jazz, and a boat ride.
Building on his thoughts last Carnival about fear of talking to beautiful women, Graham Stoney of The Confident Man Project asks "Do You Have Mother Issues?" Here, he discusses the psychological restrictions that come hand-in-hand with having had an overbearing or overprotective mother - and what you can do to take control of your decision making and life living.
Jon Rhodes shares a post from Hypnosis Haven on "Removing
Food Attachment." While it doesn't go too in-depth into an actual
process you can use, this article does touch on the concept of hedonic
adaptation and how the mind acclimates to pleasures - including, in
this case, different foods - to the point where you aren't doing things
because you enjoy them, so
much as you are because you're just used
A Female Perspective
Talking about something you'll see fairly frequently in the
seduction world, a writer calling herself "Kisses" from I Want My Kisses Back scribes
to the Emotionally Unavailable Men of the World." In it, she
discusses the pain of loving a man who isn't available emotionally, and
her read on that man - that he has closed himself off to emotion not
out of strength, but out of fear.
For the Ladies
Tamika of Tamika Lanelle -
Thinking Out Loud shares "Relationship
Exponential Equations (Solving for "x")," a post about figuring out
the solution to the differences between you and your mate. The message
of the post is an interesting one: if you want a relationship to work,
you must solve for x, and if you can't figure out what "x" is, it's
probably time to move on.
... and that wraps us up for the twenty-second 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.