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Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:33

Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Valentine's Day is tomorrow and you are looking for new ideas to celebrate the day of love and impress your date. Dinner and movie is unimaginative, and with movie prices being $10 a pop $12-$13 for 3D films, it's expensive. So we have compiled a list of fun ideas to do around Detroit. 1. Ice skating at Campus Martius. Campus Martius has a great atmosphere. There's hot chocolate, warming stations with real fire, and s'mores. Ice skating is great excuse to hold hands. And when the fun is over you can hurry home to warm up. 2. Take a Salsa dance class. Or any couples dance class that will get the two of you extra close. You'll learn some new moves, check out your partners moves and create a really fun memory. Check out Groupon or Living Social for coupons and deals.  3. Stay indoors. Stay home or get a hotel room. Light some candles, throw down some rose petals, or blow up some balloons (for a more festive look).  Cook dinner (score major points), and bunker down. Why spend a ton of money going out when your just going to end up back inside anyway, 4. Check out a…
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 14:43

Are You Dating A Valentine's Day Grinch?

How to get him to amp up the romance this year! Are you faced with a man that doesn't really see the importance of Valentines Day? Maybe he sees it as an over-commercialized Hallmark holiday that's just placed into the calendar to squeeze money out of men and create high expectations for women. This makes it difficult for you to really ask for what you want on V-day out of fear of being judged. So, what do you do if you are a woman that wants the flowers, chocolates, romantic dinner and the amazing V-day story to tell all your friends the next day? Well, I've got an answer for you! The biggest mistake that I see women make with men is that they will not say what it is they really want. This leaves the man not knowing what to do, so he reverts back to what he thinks is right. The problem with this is that what he ends up doing may not be what you really want. So ladies, it's time for you to begin proclaiming what you want! For example, a friend of mine wanted to go to a particular restaurant on her anniversary with her…
Monday, 11 February 2013 16:06

One Secret to Successful Dating

Do you ever become impatient with the whole dating process? Everyone does! But to be successful in dating you need to remain patient with the process, and understand that sometimes it really is a process. Sometimes, once you've made the commitment to finding a mate, everything falls into place quickly and you meet Mr. Right. More often there is still some learning and growing you need to do that will help you along the way. The successful dater doesn't throw his or her hands in the air after they've met two or three people and say "this will just never work for me." The highly successful dater takes each experience as an opportunity for learning and remains open to ways in which He or She might continue to develop. They are willing to listen and take feedback in the spirit of constructive input. They are willing to think about what part they're playing in the level of success they're having as a dater, and make changes where appropriate. Eleanor Roosevelt said "When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." Unfortunately, I see so many people who get discouraged and just give…
Friday, 08 February 2013 15:49

Get Over Your Ex Once and For All

One of the most treacherous things you can do to your love life is stay in a do-si-do relationship with an ex way after it should have been over. Mentally it starts to break you down, behaviors we would not normally accept start to become rationalized as love. We tell the world that we are single, but on the rare and lonely occasion this person somehow makes it back into our lives, our heart just refuses to let go. Depending on how long the relationship lasted, you may have started to see your ex lover’s family as yours, checking in, or even better, they check in on you. We know intuitively when a relationship is over–the fights become pointless and there is no eye contact when speaking to each other. What was fueled by passion is now cold and listless. The hardest part about breaking up with someone is not the actual moment when the ties are severed, it’s the aftermath. It’s when you are left in solitary confinement picking up the pieces of broken heart shattered all over your bedroom floor. Conversely, you may have been the heart breaker and are now left to deal with heart wrenching attempts…
Thursday, 07 February 2013 15:48

Make Memories, Don't Waste Money This V-Day

In 2012, Valentine's Day was estimated to contribute around $17.6 billion to the economy, according to the National Retail Federation. Now, that's great and all, but don't let what folks are doing in the nation's economy put a dent in your personal economy at home. Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate lovers, but do you really want you or your honey breaking the bank for one day? Here are few date ideas that will hopefully help you make memories – not waste money! Date Idea #1 Leave "remember when" notes and pictures for your honey scattered throughout the house. Try to recreate the first time you met or your first date. Make the day all about what made you two fall in love in the first place. While you're at it, make it a Valentine's Scavenger Hunt. Strategically place his favorite book, CD, bottle of wine, etc. throughout the house. Let's face it, relationships are not a bed of roses 24/7, but you have an opportunity to create that one defining and special moment that made him worth it all over again! Date Idea #2 If you bank with a credit union, check out the "Discounts" page on their…
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:22

Date This Guy, Not That One

Whether you fall for the bad boy or the mama's boy, here's how to break out of your dating type! Do you have a 'type'? Chances are, even if you do date different kinds of guys, you probably have at least some threads that coincide between your choices. If that type hasn't been working out for you lately, it's time to break up and try a new kind of fella. Who knows? Maybe you'll find out you were looking in the wrong places for love all along! Read more: http://www.yourtango.com/2013173114/date-guy-not-one
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 15:48

Are You in a One-sided Relationship?

You can be in a one-sided relationship and not even know it because A) You want to see what you want to see and B) The guy you're seeing puts in just enough effort to give you the hope he'll commit, eventually. But here's a truth about men: they're either all in immediately, or they never really are. Here's how to know if you're the only one taking your relationship seriously. Read more at http://madamenoire.com/260358/it-really-does-take-two-signs-youre-in-a-one-sided-relationship/#EcJDOWEuMdB92MuQ.99
Monday, 04 February 2013 16:26

10 Valentines Day Ideas That Aren't Cheesy

Instead of going through the motions, go rogue this Valentines Day! One might say that Valentines Day is the epitome of cheesiness, but naysayers need love too. So go ahead and skip the candlelight dinner, roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and try one of these cynic-proof Valentines Day ideas. 1. Burlesque Show Spend this Valentines Day getting sultry by taking your date to a burlesque show. These old-timey acts are more sexy than skanky (think feather boas, long gloves, fans and tasseled pasties). Talented performers often accompany the campy humor and killer costumes. 2. Indoor Picnic Skip the restaurant scene, where you'll inevitably be stuck with an overpriced pre-fixe menu and a seat that leaves you knee-to-knee with other star-crossed lovebirds. Spend your Valentines Day dinner enjoying an indoor picnic instead. Spread out the blanket, break out the fancy accouterments — and don't forget the bubbly. 3. "Glamping" Let's face it: camping isn't always sexy (bug spray and outdoor toilets can be a romance buzzkill, to say the least). But "glamping" (glamorous camping) can make for the ultimate Valentines Day staycation. Pitch a tent (not that kiind) in the backyard or even the bedroom, whip up a batch of…
Creative ideas to celebrate the holiday with your faraway someone special. Long-distance relationships, no matter the time (and miles) spent apart, can be challenging ... especially on Valentines Day. While couples are holding hands and snuggling up with their sweethearts, your valentine is hundreds — even thousands — of miles away. So what if you can't cuddle in each other's arms by a roaring fire, or go tango dancing for a night out on the town together? You just have to get a little more creative in your celebration. That's why we've come up with five easy ways to send your love over long distance this Valentines Day. Read more: http://www.yourtango.com/2013172704/5-ways-celebrate-valentines-day-long-distance-couples
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 16:32

Date Nights Ideas to Beat the 'Winter Blues'

Say adios to cabin fever with these vacation-inspired dates. It happens every year: we love winter at first. The twinkly lights, the roaring fireplace and sparkly white snow all pull at our heartstrings. Not to mention, it's that time of year again where you can snuggle extra close to your date because you're "chilly." But once the holidays have passed and the snow starts piling higher and the temperature drops lower, being trapped inside isn't so cute anymore and you feel like you've caught a serious case of cabin fever. Ugh. Wouldn't you give practically anything to be lounging on a tropical beach somewhere, feeling the sand between your perfectly pedicured toes and sipping on a frozen daiquiri? Us too. That's why we've come up with a list of themed date nights for any tropical vacation destination from Florida's beaches to the French Riviera to cure your winter blues. These staycation dates are hot, hot, hot! Read more: http://www.yourtango.com/2013172486/5-date-night-ideas-beat-winter-blues
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:52

First-Date Dos & Don'ts

Wondering how to get to the second date with someone you met online? Keep reading. As most online daters know, it's not the first date that's hard to get — it's the second. But if you're dating online because you want a relationship and not just a date, making a connection and getting that second date (and third and fourth) is the whole point. To find out the secrets to getting a second date, we asked our friends at Perfect Match — a dating site that uses a psychologist-developed compatibility system to match singles — to sound in. The first secret? Making sure that the dating service you use connects you with highly compatible matches. You should look for a service that matches the "whole" you, not just one part of you, like your appearance or your love for pizza. Perfect Match's Duet Total Compatibility System, which scores of PhDs have endorsed, delves into the "whole" you — your personality, lifestyle, values and preferences — the key elements that create the most successful, lasting relationships. The second secret, of course, is making sure the first date goes well! Here's what you should and should not do in order to get…
The beliefs and rules you live by in life play a huge factor in how you engage in relationships. Your relationship is succeeding or failing based on those beliefs and rules. Many of the beliefs you have are limiting and are steering you in the wrong direction. It's time to break free from those beliefs, break free from the wrong rules and bad relationship advice. In case you're wondering what some of those limiting beliefs look like...check out these HAZARDOUS love tips below. Relationship Advice #1: "Your romantic affair would be better if you straighten your partner out." Never entrap your mind believing that if you change your partner; your togetherness will be great. Once and for all, you have to let go of the childish notion that other people are responsible for your own happiness. Relationship Advice #2: "There is a right way and a wrong way to make your love life successful." Each person is unique and when two unique individuals come together, it creates a very special and distinct bonding. There is no definite way or "rule" to have a successful love-affair. Relationship Advice #3: "A deep and loving affair has nothing to do with sex." Believing…
Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:25

Are Rebound Relationships Destined To Fail?

Rebound relationships can be quite intense. It's often the case that the longer the previous relationship, the more intense the rebound. Why does this happen? Rebounds have a lot to do with our attachment makeup (based on early life development). To create a visual, imagine for a second that you have a bunch of strings coming out of you — each string representing a type of need based on our attachment type. When in a relationship, most or all of these strings are attached to our significant others (like a plug into an outlet). When we make this connection, our partner essentially soothes our attachment needs by being the recipient of these strings. When going through a breakup, it's a form of emotional crisis. Even if we weren't happy in our relationship, there's an overarching feeling of being grounded in the sense that our attachment needs are being soothed. The longer the relationship, the stronger the "strings" become, and the more unconsciously dependent they become on this other "object" (our partner) to maintain this connection. So, when the strings are suddenly pulled away from our mate, we suddenly end up with these emotional strings aimlessly flying around in the wind…
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:25

Playing Hard-To-Get Like An Adult

New study confirms playing hard-to-get really works. Remember those childhood days on the playground when boys were meanest to the girls they liked most? Or in high school when you would ignore Mr. Popular to get his attention? Well, it turns out we were onto something. A recent study published in the European Journal of Personality reveals that playing hard-to-get is the best method of attraction among college students ... but what about adults? As a 30 year old woman, I must admit feeling slightly silly playing games to garner someone's attention. There are, however, certain strategies that even us grown-ups can use to attract the opposite sex. Here are three no-fail tactics that will work at any age: 1. Be busy. When Mr. Crush finally asks you out, don't say, "anytime that works for you." Now, I am not saying you should fabricate a packed schedule, but the busier you are with hobbies, interests and personal relationships, the more appealing you become. 2. Be open. Even when you meet Mr. Wonderful, stay available to other possibilities. I once made the mistake of limiting my options to Mr. Too-Good-To-Be-True after only two dates. Smitten, I turned down other first date…