Holiday Hot Hand

So this is a really quick post that I forgot to add-on Easter….

So if your on any of those dating apps and you don’t always go on, it is important to log in on a holiday. I have found and you can do some research that people get lonely on holidays when they don’t have that someone special to share with family and friends. So what ends up happening is there is an influx of traffic on all the dating sites. New users pop up and you need to be one of the first to get their attention.

ok I won’t drag this on just know you have a better chance of matching with people when more are swiping right. And you don’t know today you could catch the tail end of Dyngus day rush.

So have a good one and have fun swiping. Please share with your friends!

Bonus: Here are some fancy things for your phone hopefully to keep you swiping right!!!

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Cheap things to do

So we have all had those times where we are broke as a joke without a nickel for a coke, but still would like to hang out with that special. So I came up with  small list of things that I have done that got me to hang with a special person but at the same time save some bucks.

Drive and Jam

Who doesn’t love to drive around and jam to some good tunes. I always loved cruising on some country back roads just talking and getting to know somebody while also sharing music we love. If it was somebody really special I would set up music I wanted to hear that made me think about them to let them know how I felt. And lastly you can always find a place to “park” to make out or whatever you choose ;).

 

Buy a Puzzle

Puzzles are relatively cheap and if you get one that is big it can take a while to complete. I recently completed a month-long journey putting a puzzle together with my girlfriend. By doing this there was always something to do after dinner and at the end of putting it together you can glue it and have a cool picture to keep.

 

Stream and Chill

This one was bound to come up right? If your kinda a movie buff like me you probably like to watch movies a lot. By picking one of these services (Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, etc) that you probably already have you can just hang out and share your favorite shows with your partner. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like an excuse to cuddle on the couch with that someone special.

Local Site See

So many places have a lot of cool touristy attractions that locals don’t always go see cause it’s not new and exciting. I encourage you to find someplace that is a nice local attraction to take some cheesy pictures and maybe learn something. It’s always cool to make a unique memory and seeing something like Niagara Falls will blow your mind. (Yea if you have never seen the falls I encourage you to do so its pretty sweet. Even if it’s a vacation stop you won’t be disappointed.

 

Alright all that is my quick list of cheap stuff to do for a date night. I hope you got a new idea of something fun to do. As always share with your friends and have a safe one….I have a puzzle to finish..

 

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Who Picks up the check?

There is something that is commonly talked about when it goes into the roles of men and women about who pays for a meal? I as a male may view it differently than a female but will just give you something to think about.

For a long time it has always been the males role in a relationship to look after his female counterpart. This can mean many different things but in our case we are talking about paying for a meal. Men used to be the one that always picked up a check to take a gal out. This was due to men being the only one working in a family, providing for their wives that stayed home and took care of their children. In today’s society this is very far from the case as women have flourishing careers in many fields. So the argument that we see in this point is after dinner should the guy just pay?

Well in my opinion from different relationships I have been in and the state of things it should be a split. Now I don’t mean 50/50 split I mean it would be nice for a girl to take her guy out every once in a while. Going out has grown in price in the last couple of years. Higher fuel cost and labor has made it less pleasing about going out. With the growing costs just seems fair for a guy not to have to spend ever time he is at dinner, while his female counter part uses her money to buy lets say personal stuff.

Now this is just some food for thought. In my current relationship I do pay for every meal we go too. So keep an open mind and try to survive the times.

 

Please share with your friends and have a safe one.

 

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The Holiday Split

Well since it is a holiday weekend I thought it was a good time to discuss how you split the time between you and your other half’s families. This is something that is usually hard at the start of a relationship because each person wants to pull their way a bit and it may start an argument. The best option is to talk about it first and not assume anything.

So probably around a week or so before a holiday you should be discussing with your new partner what they usually do for the day. Taking initiative shows you care and helps you from running into that last-minute I thought we were going here thing. This lets you know everything in advance makes for smooth sailing and you can let people know about when you are showing up. But how do you actually split the holiday?

Well for me I always think compromise. I think both people in a relationship should get to do a little bit of what they would like on this holiday and everyone could be happy. But maybe you don’t really like a certain holiday or you’re not used to doing anything with family on Easter you can negotiate for more time on a different holiday that holds more meaning to you.

The most important part of this is that both people stay happy in the relationship. Holidays can be stressful and people get turned around on one another so you need to make sure you do something to make everyone happy. And either way as long as you are with the person you love it will be a good memory to look back on.

 

Alright that was my two cents on that everyone have a good Passover and Easter weekend. As always share with your friends and have  good one.

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Sharing

The most important thing in a relationship is sharing. Sharing the feelings you have for each other and feeling like you have each others back. I recently had a situation that happened in my relationship that brought things to light where sharing would have alleviated a lot of the tension that was going on.

My girlfriend recently has been going through a hard time where she doesn’t seem to want to hang out and have me come over to here parents house. I would ask what she is doing and she avoids my texts till its real late or just avoids me asking to come over. So me being human I start thinking she is cheating on me or that she isn’t very interested.

Well yesterday when I was over at her house there was a vicious argument between her parents with an abundance of yelling. She quickly gets ready and practically pushes me out the door to go to dinner. On the ride she explains about how her parents are stressed about things that are going on in their life right now and are really fighting a ton. She goes on to tell me that this has been going on a bunch and it is embarrassing for her to talk about  and she just hides away till it’s over. Which I then inquire about this happening more and she said it has been happening as long as she can remember and didn’t want me to have to be there for it.

So what can be learned from this? If she would have just shared this with me and let me in I wouldn’t have like our relationship was over. I did reassured her that I am not judging her and that being her boyfriend I support her. Relationships are all about trust and knowing the other person has your back. You need to let the other person in your life know things so you can deal with them together and not as a lone solider. Sure it may be scary and you may thing they won’t like what you tell them and if they don’t they probably aren’t right for you.

So share away with your love and let them know whats going on in your life. Its been a long week of work and I am going to go chill. Please share with your friends and have a good one.

Bonus: A great way to share is to just chill and watch some  Movies

Mental Health

This is not going to be a long post but more of a short  food for thought thing.

With all the recent things happening in the news with gun violence and mental health issues you should be aware of things your other half is doing. The purpose of this post isn’t about the whole guns are bad argument and we need to do this and that but about mental health. I will say as a legal gun owner I am open to longer wait times and what not but that is another topic.

My buddies girlfriend recently decided to take herself off of depression medication and now is looking to buy an AR-15………….. Seriously this is what problems are made of. I have tried telling my friend that this isn’t a good idea because she has family history with this stuff, but I am not sure how in-depth he will go. Seeing she is in the reserves it wouldn’t be hard to get her hands on something like this. So this poses a real big problem.

What I want you to take away from this is that you should gauge the mental health of your other half and discuss it. Many cases of mental health issues go undetected and people never know whats going on. No many of us aren’t health care professionals but doesn’t mean you can’t try to see if your partner needs to seek help. And in the case of buying a weapon that could harm themselves or others you should bring out  the tough love and tell them no. It’s hard to think these things about the people we care about but if we are going to change the world we need to start with ourselves.

 

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Please share and try to get educated on things such as mental health and depression. Hope everyone stays safe and the story above is just part of one side of someones life. I am hoping to help guide this person to do the right things.

 

Whose dreams?

The problem that a lot of couples face at some point in time is, what really matters in the relationship? What compromises can we make where both people are on a level ground and there is going to be no love lost? I think that just about everything can be worked through suck as politics, watching the kids, and what to eat. Many things that you end up deciding will not make you look back and have resentment other than your dreams.

Everybody has dreams some people act on them and others just let them fall to the wayside. Some its a dream career or to make the best duct tape prom dress. Whatever your dream is if you are going to try to achieve it you should go forward full steam ahead and give it your all. But what I would like to tell you about is when your significant other doesn’t share your dream.

I have dealt with this and I am sure some of you have too, where your other half doesn’t want you to take that job or do those late night workouts. The thing is this is your life and you need to make the most out of it for you. If in your relationship you can’t be supported for doing something that is a passion of yours maybe your relationship isn’t worth it. I am not saying just go dump somebody cause you want to be a cheese dog eating champion. But sometimes we get caught up with being in a relationship that we forget about the individual we are in it. And if you get the offer of a lifetime for work and have to move to take it and are not supported then the other person doesn’t share your goals and probably doesn’t deserve you.

Well that’s my two cents on that hope everybody can work everything out. Please share and have a safe one.

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