How I Learned What Relationships Are Really Supposed To Be Like

My introduction to relationships didn't exactly start off on the right foot. I know we learn a lot from our households growing up, and mine just wasn't really ideal. I don't remember much lovey-dovey stuff happening after I was a kid so for many of my formative years I didn't really know a lot of…

You Could Have Met Your Future Spouse Before You Even Turned 16

I once read that 82% of people meet their future spouse before they even turn 16. I tried doing my research on this one to find out where it came from and everything was unconfirmed.  This is basically a made up statistic. Yet, it resonated with me and sticks with me to this day -…

Women Express Emotions, Men Find Solutions

I was listening to a podcast recently (pretty sure it was Terrible, Thanks for Asking) that started talking about how men and women confront problems differently. It struck a chord with me because my boyfriend and I approach stress in 100% different ways - it often causes our little tiffs into bigger fights because of…

The Pressure Of Being In A Relationship In Your 20’s

Every other week someone I know is getting engaged, buying a house, or getting married. When you're in your twenties, there are three kinds of people in your friend group. The single ones, the ones who met their significant other in high school or college, and the ones who met their significant other after college…

The Pressure Of Long Term Relationships

My first serious relationship was 4 years long and when I say serious, I took it very seriously. I pictured marriage and kids. Planned where we'd live, where I'd go to college, and how our lives would be. At that point in my life, I would frequently say "why bother being in a relationship with…

Does Online Dating Lack Spontaneity?

Meet cute: a scene in film, television, etc. in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time in a way that is considered adorable, entertaining, or amusing. Because I base so many of my falling-in-love fantasies off of love novelsĀ and star crossed movies, I've always pictured my moment with "the one" as a…