He Likes You, He Likes You Not…

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There he is, the man of your dreams. He’s sitting across from you at the coffee shop or standing at the opposite side of the bar. His eyes meet yours, a quick glance, and then it’s back to his drink. Was he giving you a signal?

It’s not easy to decipher the mind of the modern male, but learning to decode what his nonverbal communication truly means is an invaluable asset in the game of love. So in order to be sure you’re reading him right, look out for the following 10 signs.

Leaning into Love: If a guy is interested in you, you’ll find that his body will lean forward toward yours. This move can be either very subtle or extremely “in your face” (literally!). It’s his way of letting you know he’d like to get even closer. Once his interest is piqued, you’ll both find it hard to pull away!

Keeping It Even Closer: A vital aspect of the physical nature of romance is reciprocity. Translation: meeting his advances with your own. This not only signals your own interest, but also serves to keep his.

The Eyes Have It: We’ve all heard the proverb, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” If he’s interested in you, he’ll focus on you with those piercing peepers and hold it. Return his romantic gaze with a quiet smile and let him know that you are interested. He’ll be at your side in no time.

Touching Is a Good Thing: If a guy is interested in you, then he’ll want to be near you. He’ll also want to take every opportunity to touch you. Maybe it’s your arm, your leg, your knee — it doesn’t matter, as long as his presence is physical and affectionate. It’s his way of letting you know he likes you.

Funny Meeting You Here: Coincidence is out. Serendipity is in. Those so-called “happy accidents” may not be so accidental after all. Perhaps his “surprise” appearance at your favorite Starbucks or hangout is a signal that he’s trying to connect with you (but doesn’t want you to think he’s a stalker!). Take this as a positive sign and make the most of your next encounter. You may find that you share more in common than just an addiction to double lattes.

Listen Closely: How do you know that you have a guy’s attention? When he’s not talking about himself. It’s that simple. The next time you’re in a bar, listen closely to any table full of men and you will hear them speaking rapturously about their favorite subject: themselves. For a man to shut up and really listen to what you have to say, you know it must be love (or at least a strong attraction). He’ll put that male genetic ADD to rest once and for all after he’s found his Miss Right.

The Guy Who Liked Chick Flicks: Okay, we all know he’d much rather be watching the big game, but it’s an important sign if he shows an interest in the things you like as well. If he’s happy to watch a movie you picked out or doesn’t complain when it’s time to hit the mall for a little shopping trip, you’ve made a serious leap forward in the dating game! Give him extra points if he makes the popcorn.

Funny Lady: Can’t tell a joke to save your life? Does he laugh at it anyway? Men are very in touch with their sense of humor (women often complain that men never take anything seriously, right?), so if he’s sending some hearty laughter your way, it’s a good bet he’s looking at you as relationship material.

Confidence, Man: If a guy’s into you, you make him nervous. He’ll get goose bumps or a rapidly beating heart just from being around you. Look for signs like unexplained laughter, sweaty palms and fidgeting. Guys always want to be in control of their emotions — we like to be in charge. If he has trouble doing that around you, it’s most likely because you make him nervous and excited. Don’t take it for granted; help him to relax, and he’ll thank you by being a great guy you can depend on.

The Feeling Is Mutual: Men and women have very different brain chemistries: She is verbal; he is not. He is driven by visual desires, while she is guided by her deep emotions. Women are taught to rationally express their feelings and feel no shame in crying, and men punch things. Therefore, if you get a guy to actually open up and express his emotions, consider it a major achievement in your relationship. Discussing your feelings for each other is a powerful bonding experience for the two of you and serves to strengthen a relationship for whatever challenges the future may bring.

Courtesy MC

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Valentine’s Day on a Budget

V-Day is tomorrow, yes tomorrow. There’s usually a lot of expectations for men to step up and do something romantic, but let’s be real men don’t sit around thinking about that kind of stuff. So if you’re looking for something fun and romantic to do that won’t break the bank take a look at this list.

Roller skating – There’s nothing cuter than holding your bf hand while you skate or making fun of him when he falls

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Rock climbing – This is great for the athletic couple who enjoys being active instead of sitting on the couch watching a movie

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Darts – Not everyone is into fancy restaurants so while not head to a pub order a couple of beers and a few starters and make a night of it ( You can also play pool if darts aren’t your thing)

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Sledding – With all this snow on the ground why not make the most of this winter season and go sledding

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Rifle Range – Ladies don’t forget it’s V-Day for your man too why not take him out to do something he might like

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Wine tour – Wine always sets the mood. You could also stay homecook dinner and enjoy a glass or 3 together

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Drive in movie – Drive in. Park. Make out.

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Bowling –  Remember the couple that plays together stays together

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Happy Valentine xoxo

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The Reason You’re Still Single According to Tyrese

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“For all you women out there that are single and don’t understand why you’re still single; hood-rats,hoes, traps, skeezers, bottom of the barrel chicks; they’re NEVER without a man; they go on dates all week; they smash and having sex all week; they’re never without a man clamming ad clinging on their every move; WHY? Because they’re EASY. When a man can sniff or smell that they just can’t stay anything to you or come at you any kind of slick ass way; they run away from you smart; intellectual; spiritually based god fearing women. You’re too smart, you’re too special, you’re too significant, so you run the bullshit people away; while the hood rats and the hoes they stay with dudes all around them; all day; everyday; so wear your SINGLE with PRIDE” – Tyrese

Do you agree with what Tyrese is saying? are all “good girls” doomed to singlehood forever because men prefer hoes?

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Worst Dating Advice Ever

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Being single is like being pregnant. Everyone has advice for you, whether you ask for it or not and half of them don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. Here a few jems

1.   Stay a Mystery. Exposing who you are slowly to a person you’re dating maybe be what you’re comfortable with when getting to know someone, but keeping yourself at a distance by remaining a complete mystery can feel like a game to the other person. So while you may not want to tell your entire life story on the first date be sure not to become a confusing puzzle that he may not want to solve

2.   Don’t pay for anything on early dates. It’s not unreasonable to expect a man to pay for a first date, but it can be a major turnoff to always have alligator arms every time the cheque comes. A lot of men are turned off by women with the princess complex. Even paying the tip can be a great gesture

3.   Always Play Hard to Get. Making a man work for it can be fun, but make sure not to make this your approach on every date. Go with the flow and do things when they seem natural.

4.   Don’t wait on Sex. When it comes to sex and dating there are a lot of different rules. Whether you decide to give up the goods on the first date or  give him a 90 day waiting period, both methods can set you up for failure

5.   Mr Right Now will do. All women go out in hopes of finding Mr Right, but this can become frustrating especially when he doesn’t show up when you want him to, but settling for Mr Okay will lead to disaster so never settle.

6.   Don’t go on last minute dates. A lot of people will tell you accepting a last minute date will make you look desperate and overly available, but if you’re really interested in a man and he contacts you  to make plans, don’t turn him down if you don’t have to

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All Work and No Play Makes Jane a Horny Girl

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Nowadays woman are making leaps and bounds in the business world, but unfortunately  it’ s also caused a huge in balance in our personal lives. Here are a few tips to tip the scale back in favor or your love life.

1.   Make time in your schedule – it’s a new year and before you restart your dating journey have a serious heart to heart with yourself. Are you willing to dedicate time outside of the office on other things than work? If you honestly cannot commit to the idea of a relationship then DON’T. You wouldn’t someone to treat you like an option instead of a priority

2.   Get rid of your “Perfect Guy” list. Having a long list of expectations practically sets you up for failure. It’s understandable that as a successful woman wanting to join forces with someone who is just as ambitious and decorated in achievements, but you should be careful not to limit yourself. Your perfect guy may not wear a suit to work and that’s ok

3.   Get out of the office and participate in events. How can you expect to meet that special someone if all you do is work. If you’re constantly buried under a mountain of work you can’t expect to meet the love of your life. Sure there’s always the option of the office romance but that doesn’t work for everyone and it comes with it’s own drawbacks. Step away from your desk and start participating in hobbies and social outings. Start going to the gym and concentrate on a healthier lifestyle. Say yes to invitations from friends for fun nights out on the town where you can meet new people. Stop using work as an excuse not to go out.

4.   Don’t limit yourself to online dating. Nowadays most social interactions take place online than face to face and if you’re busy it’s much easier way to date but there are both bonuses and hindrances to dating online. So if the online thing isn’t working for you don’t be afraid to get back to the organic way of meeting someone knew

5.   Let’s do lunch. If you are short on time and perhaps you have other responsibilities after work why not try a lunch date. It might not be the most ideal time but it is another option. It won’t give you a lot of time but if things go well crave out some time after work to meet for dinner but if things are a bust you can at least use your job as an excuse to bail out

6.   Don’t play down your achievements. Being a successful man is always celebrated but being a successful financially independent woman makes a lot of men insecure. Never water down your accomplishments to get or keep a man. At the end of the day you don’t want to be with a man who is intimidated by your success. But be careful not to lead a date with your resume. Talking about your job can be a major turn off. Keep in mind your job is not who you are it’s what you do.

7.   No power suits outside the office. Wearing the same suit on a date as you would to the office is a major no no. Loosen up, unless it’s a lunch date or you’re meeting right after work try to change it up and look less corporate. Remember this is a date not a job interview. Easy ways to change it up is loose the blazer and change your shoes or change your dress pants in for a pair of jeans.

8.   Avoid turning your date into a job interview. The best part about dating is getting to know someone but be careful that your date doesn’t feel like he’s being interviewed for the position of boyfriend. Small talk about current events or asking them what their hobbies/interests and being a good listener are all great ways to  ensure a more balanced conversation