Romantic Relationships

Why knowing your deal breakers in advance is key

One of the most useful things eHarmony did for me was get me to think about what my deal breakers in relationships would be in advance. When you start to chat with a match you first ask three fun questions, then you send your makes or breaks and then three open ended ‘dig deeper’ questions before you email. Of course you can skip these steps but I loved them as it really showed me my compatibility with someone before chatting with them. In the makes or breaks section you select ten makes (or must haves) and ten breaks (or can’t stands).

 

These must haves and can’t stands are important to realize before you get involved with someone and can save much heartache down the line. For example, if you want to have children it’s important to know whether your new date shares that desire. Equally, if you can’t stand someone who never says sorry and has to be right all the time it might be worth asking ‘can you name a time when you were wrong and had to apologize’ to see if they have this quality.

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Fun First Date Questions

When I had my first phone date with my now boyfriend I was quite nervous. Not knowing whether there would be any awkward silences I went online and wrote down my favorite twelve questions out of the hundreds I had found. The amount of fun first date questions you can find online is incredible, if not a little overwhelming, so I’ve listed the best for you below for when you do meet that special someone.

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Top Tips for Meeting a Partner

Here are just some of my top tips for meeting a partner, all the way from the wonderful to the weird. Please note these tips are for building a genuine connection with someone in a meaningful way and do not point towards ways to simply ‘pick someone up’.

 

My therapist also said that she advised someone to join a club and shortly after she met someone and now they are happily married – so if that isn’t a good indication that special interest groups can be great places to meet people for those who are reluctant to do online dating I don’t know what is. Here are my top tips for meeting a partner, listed below…

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August’s Hot Topic – Romance Central

Next month’s series is all about how to cultivate healthy intimate relationships and get the most out of your love life! I’ve designed the series so it’s just as applicable for singletons seeking relationships as for those already in relationships and I’m really excited to share some tips and tricks to keep the spark, deep connection and appreciation between you and your partner alive.

 

In this series we will explore:

 

 

  1. Warning signs to look out for that you are in a toxic or abusive relationship
  2. Unhealthy relationship models – the dynamics that foster unhealthy intimate relationships and why
  3. Unhealthy relationship behaviors and how to avoid them
  4. Healthy relationship model – the dynamic that fosters healthy fulfilling intimate relationships
  5. Healthy relationship behaviors; how and why they nurture your relationship (including the brownie points game)

 

I’m so excited to hear your thoughts on this series as they weeks pass by, please do comment! I have to say this was by far one of the most enjoyable series to write and I hope it will guide you towards a fun, loving and fulfilling intimate relationship or serve to strengthen your existing one.

 

Wishing you all a truly wonderful week!

 

x X x Jenny x X x

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