Why You Can't Ignore the Truth in Marriage

Dating truths you can't ignore

Write down a list of things you love in this world and a list of things that bother you. When it gets boring, or too complicated, put it down. If you want to text the person after the date to say thank you for the nice night out, or after the third date give them a smooch goodbye, do it. The year-old couple in matching burgundy sweaters splitting French toast at the diner across the street, looking at each other like they just met for the first time.

If it doesn't feel right, it's not. It's one of those things we tell ourselves because we desperately want to believe it.

The worst part of doing a case study on shredded love is having your memories corrupted by all the things you wish you did. Talk about whatever you want. Take your stack of worn-out, tear-stained, dating advice books and throw them out. Start to understand who you are a bit more and then, after it's spelled out on paper, begin to love yourself in such an unconditional way. Treat love like you do books.

Own up to the quirks and habits and hobbies that make you, you. Never say you're too busy for love. Start shaking hands with strangers. There's absolutely no point in settling down just to settle.

Order your favorite dish of chicken parm and eat it on a first date. The person who latches onto your heart should make you feel extraordinary. Toss them in the recycling bin, use them as coasters on your living room table, glue them on top of each other and make them into a sturdy step stool.

When it getsWrite down aIf you want to

Just start by stopping to look down at your phone all the time while you're out in public and say hello more. That way, when someone enters your life, you'll be able to dazzle them with confidence. If you want to meet new people potential dates you need to actually try.