Carnival of Dating Advice, 8th Edition
I'm excited to be bringing you this week's carnival, the 8th edition of the Carnival of Dating Advice! More great content across the web on display here, including a lot of insight this time into the female mind and female subcommunication.
In today's articles, we run the gamut from what to do and not to in
couples' fights, how you can tell from women's reactions whether you're
perceived as "high value" in a given environment (or whether you aren't
yet there), and how to know if you're ready for marriage - and how some
women feel as they grow older and begin to realize they might not ever
meet a man who both meets their requirements and whose requirements
they also meet.
There's a lot of stuff here that's a somewhat different perspective
than what you're reading on the site most of the time here, but I'd
urge you to withhold judgment and try to see things here as
empathetically as possible. Really try to get into women's shoes as you
read these things, and understand why the things that are a struggle
here are. It will make you both better with women, and a better person
On with the carnival...
Chris of Ladies Should Know shares with us an on-point post about "How to Know if You're Ready for Marriage." Having tried to talk a number of friends out of getting married for all the wrong reasons and none of the right ones, I can attest that he has some sound thinking on here, that's every bit as applicable for men as it is for the women it's targeted at.
Lena Ameri of Liveit! Magazine
Dos and Don'ts of Arguments," including some pretty solid points
like Don't cross boundaries
(saying hurtful things you don't mean) and Show you're listening. One note on
humor, should you use this advice in a fight: it's important that any
humor injected is natural
humor, not "trying to be funny" humor, which will achieve the opposite
of what you want to achieve (I'm sure the author realizes this too).
Overall, eminently practical and useable advice here.
A Woman's Perspective
Elle of Just Ask Elle
gives us another great inside look at the challenges women face when it
comes to picking a partner to settle down with in "Cougar-for-Life Bound."
In this article, a reader named Amy shares her tale of realizing as she
ages that the men she's most interested in aren't interested in a
serious relationship with her, and that the men who'd want a serious
relationship with her aren't all that interesting to her. The post
illustrates one of the fundamental romantic struggles women face, and
also why the top echelon of men have it so easy, and why the rest of
men have it so hard by comparison.
... and that wraps us up for the eighth 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 week for more great posts from around the Internet.