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Dating Advice: Be With Someone Who Drives You Nuts

Common sense will tell most of us that dating a person who is exactly the same as us, whether it be in attitude, behavior, personality and life goals, is the best way to go about finding a partner in life. This is not a problem, per se, but we need to ask ourselves if dating our exact twin will really make us happy and allow us to grow as a person. What’s the best dating advice on this?

Dating Advice on Being with Someone Who is our Doppelganger

Let’s step back and see the situation from a bird’s eye view. Most likely, from this perspective, you’re going to see your relationship with your exact duplicate as easy and care-free. That could be true, but here are reasons why you should be dating someone who challenges you or, in other words, drives you completely nuts:

Compatibility is not just about liking the same things.

Talking about compatibility, to truly define the word, you should go beyond thinking about liking the same things. When you’re truly compatible with a person, you could like the same things, and you could disagree on some subjects, but still emerge as being contented in the relationship. Read our dating advice on compatibility here.

Easy doesn’t challenge you.

Think about the times that genuinely made an impact in your life, the times that will make you say that you’ve grown from the experience. Were they easy? Did you go through them without breaking a sweat? Probably not, and it is the same thing in love. You want to be with someone who challenges you to become a better version of yourself.

Your weaknesses are not rounded up.

Dating a person who is exactly the same as you means that you’ll be with someone who also has the same weaknesses. Well, just from the statement “the same weaknesses”, you wouldn’t really expect the relationship to last because both of your flaws are enhanced and not rounded up. When you’re with a person who steps in when you come short, you have got yourself a keeper.

The bottom line of all of these dating advice is for you to rethink who you really want to date or who you really want to be with. Re-evaluate your preferences and ask yourself what type of person will truly create genuine happiness in your life. For more dating advice, check out our blog here.

Can Being Friends With Benefits Really Work?

For those wishing to reap all the benefits of getting it on with a regular partner they fancy without having to deal with any of the “obligations” a regular romantic relationship involves or feeling any *gasp* feelings, the friends with benefits set-up sounds like the ideal situation to be in. However, a new survey found that such a no-strings-attached set-up only exists on paper.

The Truth About Being Friends With Benefits

The survey, conducted on a sample of 1,000 European and American men and women by online medical source DrEd, has brought to light a wealth of information regarding a situation that is less ideal than it sounds.

Turning the idea that women become emotionally attached much more than men, the website that polled people about being in friends with benefits situations found that over half (52%) of men actually become emotionally attached in a friends with benefits type of relationship, compared to just 44% of women.

It also came to the conclusion that a friends with benefits set-up is far more common than people realize. Almost 60% percent of the participants said they’ve been involved in a friends with benefits situation before, with 17% of male Americans admitting to being in one at the moment.

What might cause some surprise is that Europeans seem to have a different approach to how convenient a friends with benefits set-up is, with 66% of them actually claiming they are not more convenient than regular relationships, and 58% of Americans saying that they are.

Is It Just About Sex?

Even more surprisingly, it seems quite clear that the arrangement isn’t just about sex. With a mere 15% of men, and an even smaller 6% of women claiming their friends with benefits set-up is strictly sexual, many men and women reported that they cuddle, talk about their friends, family and work, and text with their FWB in addition to discussing sexual preferences and experimenting in the bedroom. 40% of them also do dinner from time to time and a quarter of the men and 39% of women questioned also said they go out on dates with their FWB. Do these things remind you of a regular, romantic relationship?

As it turns out, with half (51% of women and 48% of men) of those involved in friends with benefits situations feeling ready to date their FWB, it can hardly be claimed that a relationship of this kind is as clear and conveniently un-emotional as some might think it is. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

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How To Be Cool Around People (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be cool? From our kindergarten years to when we’re old and gray, being cool is the one thing we all aspire to. Why? Well, that’s an easy question: because we all want to be liked and loved. Now, to the hard question: how do you do it?

The Ways To Be Cool And Popular

Being cool won’t happen overnight. It’s not something anyone is born with, and it’s not something you can buy/ rent/ borrow. It is something only you can make happen to you. Here’s how.

Rule number one: Confidence. There is no way this can be stressed out enough: you need to exude confidence even if you’re feeling a little insecure. This is a case of fake-it-till-you-make-it. Don’t worry, even the coolest of people have their weak moments, you’ll just never have the chance to see them. Act like you own the room when you enter a bar/ house/ restaurant/ office. Don’t be cocky, be sure of yourself. Keep thinking “I’ve got this” and keep your shoulders and your back straight.

The second rule to reaching high levels of coolness is to not try to hard. If there’s a person you believe is not into you, ignore them. Smile when people make a negative remark about you, don’t try to correct them or change their opinions. Always think that your energy is too precious to spend on people and situations that are lost causes. Life always has the answer, they may (or may not) change their minds given time.

The third thing to do to be cool is to observe someone you admire and get as much from that person as you can. If you can actually befriend that person, you get bonus coolness points. Careful, though, you don’t want to suck up to them or imitate, because these things are totally uncool. You want to check out how they act and what makes them special to you. Then see how much of that you can apply in practice.

Rule number four is to know the rules of any situation you find yourself in (a work environment, a social gathering, etc.), and to not be afraid to break them when you see fit. Think about the classic James Dean and Marlon Brando roles. Did they abide by rules? No. Were they cool? Absolutely; and still are to this day. The same goes for every 007 ever. That’s because a person who’s not afraid to break the rules appears to be confident (see rule #1) and powerful.

In a nutshell, if you want to be cool (who doesn’t, right?), you need to first and foremost believe in yourself and carry your personality with pride, not pay too much attention to what negative people say, focus on those who have your respect, break some rules if you must (within reason, of course), and not try too hard to be someone you’re not. Be the best version of yourself and proud of it; the rest will come.

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