All she needs to do to maintain my interest is…be awesome. It's hard to get the sense that I'm getting to know someone when I'm tasked with doing all the talking.

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In fact, I'd been going about being single all wrong.

When I started seeing my husband, aka the first guy I wasn't embarrassed to tell my therapist about, I was gobsmacked to realize how much I hadn't known about dating before then.

I didn't have very much fun at it, which is depressing since I didn't pair up until my 30s.

Besides, so much luck was involved in my finding my match that there are probably more alternate universes where I'm still living solo than where I'm married.

First few dates, make the food good, simple and completely forgettable so you can focus on each other." —Max S.

really awkward (which is understandable, especially if it's a blind date), so having a girl go the opposite route not only makes her more intriguing—it’s also a total turn-on." —Alex S." title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/cos.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/14/25/539fc091c55c1_-_cos-07-couple-staring-at-each-other-de-mscn.jpg? Girls have this tendency of expecting guys to read between the lines, then ending up disappointed.

Finding a romantic partner is only one of many goals you can have at once.

“Unless she scares the hell out of you, blows the cobwebs from your mind, scorches your heart with passion, melts your chains with goodness and lights a fire in your pants..she is not the one.” ― Shannon L.

Alder tags: break-ups, clarity, courtship, dating, dating-101, dating-tips, discernment, fiance, finding-a-spouse, knowing-vs-guessing, longevity, prayers, relatinships-101, relationship, seeking, selective, stayingpositiveu-com, the-one “The world always said to just be yourself, but it turned out when Evelyn was herself, no guys were at all interested, so she was left with games of make-believe, expressing enthusiasm for whatever the men wanted to do, be it rock climbing or going to a cheese-beer pairing or a Knicks game.” ― Stephanie Clifford, tags: attention, being-appreciated, being-desired, character, content, dating-tips, desired, excited, feel-beautiful, feel-sexy, happiness, heard, inspired, integrity, joyful, laugh, listened-to, marriage-tips, proud, relationships-101, respected, sexy, simple-needs, special, trustful, wanted “Love is a two-way game, you cannot truly love one who does not love you, and neither can you force them to love you, better look past the hurtful deeds and search for the one who truly loves you and that will be right with you.” ― Auliq Ice “The Couple's Manifesto: We will trust each other.