Unless you have been living under a rock for the majority of your life, you have heard about some of the gender-on-gender crime that’s been going on within society. The sociological study of gender conflict has been a topic of interest throughout the past couple of decades, and scientists have come to the conclusion that gender is a socially constructed phenomenon that specifies gender roles that are expected from members of each of the sexes. Basically, society decided that women are the nurturers and men are the warriors/hunters of the human population. Many theories currently exist that attempt to explain the origin of the modern gender roles expected of men and women, and how they continue to be upheld in society. So without further ado, the following is a list of some of the most illogical gendered stereotypes that are customarily romanticized in our culture that you should no longer daydream about.
You’ve taken the next step and you and your significant other have moved in together. This move can be an exciting and stressful time, and it can bring changes to your relationship. How do you keep romance alive when you live together, and see each other all the time?
Monogamy is not for everyone. The hardest thing for some people is settling down with one person. Although most of us were brought up being taught that you should be monogamous, this can be difficult for some people, who just aren't hard wired that way. For this and many other reasons, an open relationship has become the new trend in town.
Selfish relationship habits are a lot more common than we realize. Romantic relationships can be messy and, most of us would agree, that is an understatement. Between forfeiting your bachelor lifestyle to accommodate your lover, establishing common grounds (and negotiating the not-so-common grounds), learning the different dynamics of your relationship, and working out what doesn’t seem to work, it’s ridiculously easy to get caught up in all of the different aspects of your relationship. Once the newness of a relationship passes and the chaos of adjusting to life as a couple has settled, you get comfortable with the way things are. Most of us don’t like change, and we often find ourselves stuck in our own ways. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be if you get a little bit too comfortable with the way things are and you start to take them for granted. In this sort of mindset, it is likely that we will develop selfish behaviors. Too often, selfish behavior turns into a habit, which can turn your relationship from sweet to sour in no time at all. Selfish habits will ultimately destroy your relationship in one way or another, and unless you are able to identify them, there is no stopping their wrath of destruction. Don’t let your relationship fall victim to your selfish habits. Save yourself the heartbreak and use the following list of common selfish relationship habits as a guide to keep your behavior in check, and your relationship intact.
Have you been in a relationship for a while now? Are you starting to realize that there are a couple of passion killers you're struggling to address? At the beginning of a relationship you can barely contain the passion! You're both really enthusiastic about this new journey that you're embarking on together and the potential routes it could take. It's all an intriguing mystery that you think will never end! However, every relationship has its struggles… and there are a few key passion killers which everyone should keep an eye out for and avoid.
If you are in a long lasting relationship, you might have noticed some of the creepy things that you accept or even do with your significant other and still consider to be completely normal. There are many things that couples do when they are alone, but they would never do in front of other people simply because it would make them look extremely weird and creepy. Do not worry, if you are one of those people—it is not something you should really worry about, even though these things might seem creepy at certain moments, we assure you that all couples have these moments.
For those of you younger generations out there, you might want to cover those eyes because this isn't censored. This is just a causal conversation about sex and those hormones that arose us. So grab a glass of that chardonnay or the bottle, and continue on...
Intimacy and lust in a relationship are topics that should always garner some attention. Some believe that lust is not the most important aspect of a relationship, but few can actually be indifferent towards it. After all, lust is an essential part to a relationship. Without it, you're going to have a hard time making things work.
I have a theory about attraction. The theory is best illustrated by a scene at the beginning of the original "The Fast and the Furious." Paul Walker (may he rest in peace) plays Brian O'Connor, a man who apparently really enjoys the tuna salad sandwich at the place of employment of his crush, Mia. In the movie, he goes to the diner day after day for the shitty tuna sandwich (on white bread without crust) and because she thinks he's hot stuff, she finds it endearing that he visits her every day and orders the same thing.
Have you ever thought about the benefits of being in a relationship? Being in a long term relationship might not be everybody’s cup of tea. Some people might prefer to keep their options open, others might love their single life, and others might just be scared of commitment. However, there are a series of benefits to being in a relationship that these people often forget about or don't take into account.
I'm writing this article so dating app users can beware of this scam from now on. A very close friend of mine, we will call him Mike, is on a few dating apps to get his name out there and meet women. So far none of them have been very successful for him. But a few weeks ago, he met a beautiful girl that was located about an hour and a half away from him. She was sweet and kind and sent tons of pictures and text messages to him throughout the day. He was so anxious to tell me about her and all the interests that they had in common. We met for lunch and he told me all about her that hour. He said that he thought he finally met someone that was worth hanging out with and not the type of girl that wants to play with his emotions.
Whether it’s your anniversary, sweetheart’s birthday, or just a plain old Tuesday – these 50 cheap date ideas will keep your romance alive (but on a budget).