Monday, January 12, 2015

36 Questions That Could Make You Fall in Love with Anyone

Couple kissing

Imagine this: It's your first date and instead of the usual questions "Where are you from?" and "What do you do for a living?," you ask each other 36 very intimate questions over the course of 90 minutes, then stare into each other's eyes for four minutes without saying a word to hopefully, possibly, most likely fall in love.

Well, Mandy Len Catron did this on her first date with a guy. It's a study psychologist Dr. Arthur Aron conducted that has proven to make strangers fall in love, and I'm so intrigued.

Catron says the questions start simple with things like "Would you like to be famous? And in what way?" And then quickly become probing by asking you to name three things you like about your partner.

It's incredible to think about all these questions that are never asked on a first date. Instead, we focus on surface questions that are easy to ask but don't let you in on who someone really is and what they're about.

And the best part? The four-minute staring. A real, soul melting staring contest. No talking, just gazing into each other's eyes while trying to mask your likely uncomfortable state of having to hold eye contact with someone you just met for four freaking minutes.
Sound intimidating? Catron said this about it: 

"I know the eyes are the windows to the soul or whatever, but the real crux of the moment was not just that I was really seeing someone, but that I was seeing someone really seeing me."

So would you do it? I would, it totally beats a normal date. 

You can read about Catron's date here and find out if they ended up falling l-o-v-e.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Out of This World Love Quotes

I’m going to be honest, The last few months have been busy. Not trying to brag or anything, but it’s super hard trying to juggle work, yoga, and binge watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix. #TeamChristopher

Anyway, I'm back feeling creative and in the mood to dump some intergalactic love bombs on you after seeing Interstellar, which I recommend if you're into space, Matthew McConaughey, and anything Christopher Nolan has done.

P.S. If you end up seeing Interstellar, be warned it's the kind of tear-jerker that will make you think: I didn't expect to cry three times in when I went to see Click.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Advice for Just About Anything

I realized I have a lot of advice on my blog. Like, a lot. So I thought it might be a good time to pull it all together so you can easily access whatever it is you need, all in one place.

Not sure who should pay for a check on a date? I've got a chart for that. Want to be more romantic but not sure how? Don't worry, scroll down.

How to pay for a check on a date
How to meet the parents for the first time
How to be more romantic
How to tell you're dating a jerk
How to avoid having sex too soon
How to be more than Facebook friends
How to tell you're in love

Break Ups:
How to get over someone in the age of social media
How to tell someone you're never getting back together
How to break up with bad boyfriends
How to cope after a break up
How to lose a girl in 10 days
How to deal with rejection

Monday, July 14, 2014

Throwback: Iconic Celebrity Weddings

Gwen Stefani Wedding

It's time for a serious throwback because it's Monday, and you're useless anyway today. Here's a look back on some unforgettable, and maybe forgotten weddings from the past.

Mick Jagger Wedding

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A 70-Year-Old Man Asked Me For Dating Advice

The other night I was on the treadmill at the gym when a much older man approached me asking if he could bother me for some advice since I was the only one without headphones on.

A little surprised and nervous about what he might ask, or where he was going to go with the question (heard of stranger danger?), I said "sure!"

"I need some dating advice, can you tell me if this is a good idea?" he asked.

"You see, I have a second date with a woman and I'm not sure if this is a good idea. If you were going on a date, and had to drive separately, what would you think if the gentleman you met had the valet put a rose on your windshield when you left?"

I told him I thought it was a great idea and that he should definitely do it, of course (but really wanted to shout YOLO).

He then expressed relief and said "Really? Damn, I'm 70 and getting back in the dating game. This is like some teenage shit."

What a guy.

I was so struck that a 70-year-old man was being so candid with a total stranger, and of all things he was doing to impress a woman, was simply putting a rose on her windshield. It seemed so antiquated in this day and age, yet so refreshing.

I think we often overthink things when it comes to dating, and we certainly hold back in fear of what the other person might think, in the beginning, at least. I mean, God forbid you act too interested too soon by doing something as sweet as putting a rose on her windshield.

However, if there was ever a better lesson in dating, this man reminded me that it doesn't matter what you do, any gesture from the heart is a good one. And if, for any reason, the person you're trying to impress thinks otherwise, screw em.

There will be someone, somewhere else, who will appreciate all that you do (YOLO).

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