Although 48 percent of women now move in with their mate as a first step before getting married only 40 percent of cohabitating couples actually tie the knot. So, if you want to get the keys before the ring, here are the six crucial questions to ask before moving in to avoid becoming a shacking up statistic.
In focusing on the positive aspects of what has worked in the past, you might be able to focus your attention there. Looking for the positive as opposed to looking out to avoid the negative. Here are the three essential elements of love, in my experience thus far:
Those who are sincerely happy with their romantic choices spend more energy working on their own self-development than on appearing a certain way to attract love. Instead of concentrating on playing the game to entice a partner, put your focus on these five principles.
To break the cycle of not getting what we need from a person, who stays or comes back repetitively has little to do with them in remedy. It's up to us, to understand why we allow it and to take action for ourselves.
I am single again but something feels different this time around -- I'm content being alone for the first time in my adult life. I've decided to use this period, unattached to a male counterpart, to break the cycles I've been repeating for years.
You're in a relationship and you've got the sex part down, but you question whether he REALLY loves you. Love and sex expert Dr. Jane Greer says there are five signs to tell if he's FAKING IT in the love department.
Growing up as a product of the '60s and women's lib, which by the way did awesome things when it came to opening doors to previously unattainable careers for women, I learned to follow a philosophy of never needing a man except to make a baby. So like many women of our generation, I became a powerhouse who stepped on men regardless of their feelings.
My man's reaction to this left me speechless: "We cannot involve your children in this too early; I do not want your girls hurt again." I was stunned. Could he really care that much?
We all have recovery rituals that we go through after an emotional argument with our partner. Some people turn up the tunes and drive to their favorite spot for some alone time, some call a best friend to vent, while others cool their jets with some heated make-up sex.
Even the best relationships sometimes have disagreements, but these four steps can help you talk out any problem.
We always hear that older men are better in bed. Personally, I can't comment on this one. I think it's a rumor... started by old men.
What is it that makes us want to date certain people and friend-zone others? If we're cool with the benefits portion, why not go all the way and make it official? Where (and why) does the line between friendship and romance get drawn?
Online dating provides great opportunities for those looking for a relationship, but there are some things to avoid including on your dating profile.
Guys will increase their chances of a response by 10 percent if they send emails between 9 am and 10 am, while the best time for women to send email messages is between 10 pm and 11 pm.
I'm a big believer in finding a good match, and that certain things, like mutual attraction and a shared sense of humor, can't be forced. But in that search for a partner, new research suggests we shouldn't get too mesmerized by this idea of "the one."
In my relationships, I tend to approach things like a sprinter (or runner). And I'm tired of the long recovery periods.