1. “How do you spice it up?” As if it weren’t already spicy. When you’re in a really, really good relationship, you don’t have to search for spices — they’re just there in infinite supply.
2. “You’re young! You need to get out there and experience what the world has to offer you.” And by that do you mean “have one-night stands with guys who don’t know what they’re doing and first dates that are awkward as hell”? I don’t judge if that’s what you enjoy. But if I found My Person, there’s no point in going on dates that I don’t really want to be on.
3. “How’s the ball and chain doing?” Or “How’s the boyyyyyyfriend?” you might say while rolling your eyes as if to suggest it’s such a chore to be in a happy, steady relationship. He’s great and we love the shit out of each other, actually! Thanks for asking.
4. “People in long-term relationships are just people who are way too comfortable with each other.” Allow me to clarify: A comfortable relationship is not an unhappy relationship. I’m comfortable with my significant other in the sense that I will walk around with no makeup and send him ugly selfies. Comfort does not make us dislike each other.
5. “It’s so weird that you have no one else to compare him or your relationship to. How can you even tell if he’s The One?” This is hard to understand for someone who hasn’t found their person yet, but if you have found your person, you know. To put it in simple terms — your favorite personal belonging probably isn’t your favorite because some external force made you realize that it is. Your favorite green bracelet is your favorite green bracelet because you love it and it means something to you. It’s that simple. So, yeah, I just know.
6. “I don’t believe in monogamy.” And I do. Which is why I am me, and you are you. Oh, look, a poem!
When I write about issues that affect singles, I often discuss the importance of being around happy couples. By spending time with couples who actually like each other and treat each other well, you are watching other men and women model how to make a relationship work. What’s more, these couples provide living proof that good relationships exist. Hanging out with happy couples helps give your faith a boost, especially when you start to question when –and if – a happy relationship will materialize for you. When spending time with couples, take a few minutes at some point to ask a few questions about their relationship experience.
“Looking back, was your partner the type you imagined yourself ending up with?”
Couples have a lot of interesting stories about what they imagined when each of them was single. Often, members of successful long-term relationships report that the person they ended up with wasn’t the type they originally envisioned. Perhaps he was a bit older or she dressed differently;perhaps he was nerdier or she was more social.
Happy couples often find that they end up settling down with someone who has a passion or hobby they never would have imagined in their partner: a motorcyclist, a musician, or someone who plays a particular sport. Ask happy couples you know about whether the type of person they ended up with fit the type they had envisioned for themselves, and you will get some interesting answers.
“Were there arguments or significant conflicts in the first few months of dating?”
If you ask only one or two of my suggested questions, make this question one of them. Ask a happy couple you know whether there were days or nights with feelings of confusion, sadness or anger; ask whether there were any tears shed in the first month or two, or whether each member of the couple had significant insecurity about whether the dating relationship would last. Listening carefully to their answers – and the answers will skew heavily toward one end of the yes/no spectrum – and think about how much patience you have in relationships for emotional drama and conflict.
Being part of a couple can be difficult, but the best relationship tips are really all about maintenance—keeping things fresh, finding time for each other, and coming up with ways to navigate the tricky ups and downs every partnership faces. Of course, it’s all easier said than done, so we’ve come up with 101 ways to make your relationship even better.
Plus, we asked a few of our favorite relationship experts for their tips, including life and dating coach Kira Sabin, relationships author Samara O’Shea (whose book Loves Me … Not is worth a read), and former sex and relationships editor at The Frisky,Ami Angelowicz.
From how to deal with jealousy to how to get over a potentially deadly lull, we’ve got 101 relationship tips you can start implementing right now.
It might sound obvious, but when you really allow yourself to listen—and ask questions about—what your partner says, it not only leads to better conversations, but also better communication.
2. Take a Few Days Apart
Missing each other is a great way to reconnect. Have a weekend getaway with your friends every few months.
3. Find a Support Team
Have a handful of great friends or family members you can call so your significant other doesn’t have to hear every small grievance going on your life.
4. Put Away Your Phones
One of the biggest relationship tips is to give your undivided attention when your partner is speaking. It’s is one of the most important things you can do.
5. Volunteer Together
Giving back is a great way to keep perspective of how great your relationship is—and how lucky you both are.
Have you ever gotten butterflies at the start of a new romantic relationship because you like this person so much you just don’t want to mess it up? The truth is that if this is the right person for you, there are few ways you could actually mess things up, but it doesn’t hurt to have the best new relationship advice on hand anyway. “A new relationship is full of potential, possibilities, and discovery—not only of our partners but of ourselves and our needs, wants, and desire,” says Andrea Syrtash, a dating and relationship expert and author of He’s Just Not Your Type (And That’s a Good Thing).
Meet The Expert
Andrea Syrtash is a relationship expert and author of He’s Just Not Your Type (And That’s a Good Thing). She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of pregnantish.com.
And Carmelia Ray, celebrity matchmaker, online dating expert, and chief dating advisor of WooYou App, agrees that this “honeymoon stage” is an important period in your life. “It’s a special time to create unforgettable memories together and a time where many couples feel as if they are falling in love,” she explains. With that being said, we asked both experts to divulge the biggest pieces of new relationship advice they give to their clients so they can actually enjoy this period of getting to know each other (and spend less time stressing).
As Syrtash says: “Long-term relationships are work, but dating shouldn’t feel like it.” With that in mind, here are the nine things to keep in mind when you’re starting out with a new S.O.
According to research conducted by the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience at the University College London, when both men and women are caught up in the initial passionate phase of falling in love, overlapping activity throughout various parts of the human brain causes them to ignore negative emotions as it simultaneously impairs their ability to make solid social judgments about their new love interest.
In other words, no matter how much relationship advice you’ve memorized by heart, your brain’s chemistry is wired to make you throw it out the window and go gaga for that new guy or girl.
To improve your self-confidence and help you build healthy, sustainable long-term relationships, it’s crucial to remember that your typical good judgment is impaired during the early and exciting stages of dating and getting to know someone new.
In order to do that, it’s helpful to keep some helpful hints on hand and glance back at them from time to time. Here are five seriously important pieces of relationship advice both men and women ignore way too often when they’re caught up in the chemical rush that comes along with falling in love.
1. Take it slow and avoid making major decisions too early.
Beginning with our earliest experiences as infants, bonding with others occurs over time and not overnight. Parents learn about their children by attuning to their inner world and responding appropriately. If a parent tries forcing their own agenda or attempts to rush the bond, an insecure attachment forms, setting a stage for instability and relationship problems throughout the child’s life. Likewise, in order to create secure self-love, we need to be slow and gentle with ourselves. By learning to be slow and patient with ourselves, we learn to be slow and patient as we form a romantic relationship.
Making any type of major commitment, including marriage, cohabitation, and a having a baby, when you’re still in the early stages of a relationship is unwise. You simply cannot rely on your own judgment about such serious decisions when that intoxicating mix of hormones is running through your body. Instead, you must play the role of a sober parent setting boundaries for their immature child (i.e., you).
“You have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince!”
How many times has that phrase been cheerfully offered after a bad date (or three)? Dating can be so stressful that it sometimes feels like you’re taking a year off of your life every time you put yourself out there. There may be many times when you’re tempted to quit. Times when you want to just call the whole thing off, where you resign yourself to the fact that maybe you’ll just end up alone.
You may commiserate with your single friends by swapping dating horror stories. While these can be comical when told to an audience afterward, living through them is boring, at best. At worst – it’s frightening and sometimes downright torturous.
We come up with positive clichés to pass around in the hopes of making the exhausting struggle seem commonplace. Sometimes this works, and other times it just feels more depressing.
But the truth is, there is a way to make dating more enjoyable and to gain from the experience, rather than feeling like you’re losing your dignity and your mind. With the right tips and the right things to keep in mind, you can actually learn a lot about yourself, and maybe even find that special someone.
Here are some tips for navigating modern dating.
The Best Dating Tips To Change Your Life
1. Choose wisely
You might think it sounds unromantic to weigh the pros and cons of falling for someone. It’s definitely not what the fifteen-year-old girl falling for her motorcycle-wielding, leather-jacket-wearing neighbor does. But how often does that scenario pan out well? With some age comes some wisdom. You learn not to roll the dice on someone who isn’t worth your time.
Are you single and looking for love? Are you finding it hard to meet the right person? When you’re having trouble finding a love connection, it’s all too easy to become discouraged or buy into the destructive myths out there about dating and relationships.
Life as a single person offers many rewards, such as being free to pursue your own hobbies and interests, learning how to enjoy your own company, and appreciating the quiet moments of solitude. However, if you’re ready to share your life with someone and want to build a lasting, worthwhile relationship, life as a single person can also seem frustrating.
For many of us, our emotional baggage can make finding the right romantic partner a difficult journey. Perhaps you grew up in a household where there was no role model of a solid, healthy relationship and you doubt that such a thing even exists. Or maybe your dating history consists only of brief flings and you don’t know how to make a relationship last. You could be attracted to the wrong type of person or keep making the same bad choices over and over, due to an unresolved issue from your past. Or maybe you’re not putting yourself in the best environments to meet the right person, or that when you do, you don’t feel confident enough.
Whatever the case may be, you can overcome your obstacles. Even if you’ve been burned repeatedly or have a poor track record when it comes to dating, these tips can help put you on the path to finding a healthy, loving relationship that lasts.
Among the ups, the downs, the way, way ups, and the oh-no-do-we-need-to-break-up downs, it’s no secret that relationships are tough. But the sweet reward of being loved and getting to love someone in return is what inspires all of us to navigate these choppy waters. Sometimes, though, we need help figuring it out. We asked the Cut’s readers to anonymously share the best relationship advice they’ve ever received. Below, their pearls of wisdom.
1. My mom, who has been with my father for 47 years, once said to me: “I’m not always in love with your father, but I always love him. And I’m always surprised when I fall back in love with him.” I’ve been with my husband for 12 years. Because of my mom’s advice, I don’t panic when we’re going through a tough time; I look forward to falling in love with my husband again. And that moment is usually not sexy, like when one of our kids vomits in the middle of the night and he gets up to help me clean it up and then touches my foot with his foot when we finally climb back into bed. That’s love.
2. That I cannot choose to prioritize the desires, whims, or life choices of a significant other at the expense of losing my sense of self. If I become the best version of who my partner wants me to be (or who I think he wants me to be), I’m camouflaging all those wonderful parts of me that exist with or without that person.
3. When you get married, make sure the person you choose is someone you’d not only want to marry but also to divorce. For me, it highlights the importance of choosing someone who is gentle, caring, and good-hearted not only in the good times but also in the bad times.
Bunny Bliss is a clitoral vibrator of moderate size, rechargeable intended for ultimate convenience and control. It’s a very simple toy to maneuver and fits in one’s hand’s palm beautifully. It’s shaped like the head of a bunny, and I believe it’s pretty cute… unless it has eyes, but anything. The tip’s bunny ears invite females to experience accurate clitoral stimulation.
Total length – 6 inches
Length of ears – 1 inch
Circumference around the bunny nose – 4 1/4 inches
Circumference around the base – 5 1/2 inches
Controls / Vibrations:
the control buttons are situated at the bottom of the vibrator area. This vibrator is controlled by two buttons. Pressing the buttons is very simple and their place is perfectly positioned where you can readily adjust the vibrations without distractions. The bottom button is the energy button which turns on and off the item. The top button is the mode button, and each time you press it, that button will alter the vibration velocity or pattern. The Bunny Bliss has 10 different patterns of vibration, which is something I don’t really use, but the function I like.
The vibrations were the greatest disappointment. I discovered the vibrations highly buzzy, and they’re not that powerful either. In my side, I could feel more of a buzz than I could in the bunny ear tips. I also realized that at the bunny’s nose the vibrations were strongest. I was supposed to attempt using the bunny ears, but I kept running back to the bunny’s nose. I was able to put a lot of pressure on the nose as well, and I’m someone who likes to put a lot of stress on it, so it was a plus.
The Bunny Bliss is 100% silicone-pure. With a soft, smooth, durable and silky smooth satin finish to the outside, it is phthalate-free. While the part that comes into contact with you is made of silicone, a shiny silver plastic is the base region that surrounds the controls.
There was one problem I had about this product’s content. It feels like the seams begin to divide when you bend the bunny ears. I’m worried that the silicone will finally break.
Keeping it safe:
The Bunny Bliss comes with its own pouch to store it inside, making it simple and convenient to store this toy. The Storage back is extremely adorable enough to store both the vibrator and the charging adapter inside it. At the end of the ties, I enjoy the bows, they are really adorable. Because the Bunny Bliss is made of silicone, make sure that this vibrator uses only water-based lubricants. Sometimes you can discover silicone lubricants of high quality that can be used with silicone toys, but make sure you do a spot test before hand.
Keep it Clean:
Because this vibrator is waterproof, it’s simple to clean. First, make sure you close the charging port, then wash it with soap and water, or a toy cleaner of your choice. There are many seams and crevices, so make sure these places are very well cleaned.
The Bunny Bliss can be charged for 1.5 hours before first use. Compared to many other rechargeable toys I own, that’s hardly a wait. I certainly suggest charging your rechargeable toys whenever suggested by the manufacturer. They also suggest that your item be fully charged and drained to extend the battery life, with which I also highly agree! The charge time is still anywhere from 1–1.5 hours after the original charge. Then, with your toy, you get 90 minutes of playtime. The method of charging is very easy. Just insert the adapter at the bottom of the vibrator by opening the port, and voilà. Because the Bunny Bliss is waterproof, you want to make sure the charging port is closed safely before it gets wet.
I haven’t really shouted anything about this toy ‘ luxurious,’ except perhaps the packaging. It comes packaged in a high-quality, storage-perfect box. It opens & closes magnetically, and inside there is a piece of foam that completely houses the Bunny Bliss. You can remove the piece of foam and store the loader below. I’m having a difficult time throwing away boxes like this, but since it arrived with a storage bag, I’m sure I’m going to toss the box at last. A tiny pamphlet with loading and cleaning data is included with the toy.
I would like to thank Blush Novelties for free supplying me with this item for an honest and unbiased evaluation. By clicking on the banner below, you can visit Blush Novelties and find out where you can find their products. You can buy it here on Amazon as well.
The G-Vibe is a distinctive, rechargeable, high-quality vibrator friendly to both males and females. It is a dual vibrator of stimuli and can be used in various respects. If you’re watching this toy and wondering how do I use this thing to the hell? Don’t be afraid. The G-Vibe comes with comprehensive pictures showing you all the various methods you can use the toy.
One way of using the G-vibe is to combine the two prongs and insert them simultaneously into the vagina. This way, using the G-vibe provides you a very complete impression (at least for me), but the first time you use it, it can feel a bit awkward. I had to get used to the distinctive sensation of pushing at the same moment against both my G-spot and my G-spot’s reverse side. I wonder why they marked it in the diagram as a P-spot, too? Hmm.
Another way you can use the G-vibe is to vaginally insert one prong and anally insert the other. I’m not playing anal, but it feels like it’s going to work well. The handle is very comfortable to understand, but the two prongs that touch each other are the one thing I’d be cautious about. They aren’t extremely flimsy, but when you mess around with it, it’s not all that difficult to push them together.
Probably my favourite way of using the G-vibe was to insert one prong into the vagina and use the other prong to rub over the clitoris. Although some things can still be enhanced. It was really hard to put pressure on the clitoris, and I really wanted to massage my G-spot with the prong that was inside me. That’s when I want the material to be firmer and the vibrations to be much stronger.
It’s perfect to use the G-vibe to stimulate both sides of the clitoris when you’re fucking your favorite dildo or being fucked by your significant other. I don’t worry all that much about patterns, but I liked using them this way when using the G-vibe. When using it this way, you can also apply a little more pressure to the clitoris.
It was totally out of the question for me to use the G-vibe in this precise situation. It will likely differ for everyone, but my nipples are not close to each other, and the prongs are certainly not long enough to achieve both of my nipples.
It demonstrates you the various ways a person can appreciate the G-vibe in these next few images. I can’t tell you precisely how it would feel, of course, but I can tell you how it works and offer you advice on how to use it as well.
It demonstrates in this image both G-vibe prongs stimulating the two sides of the shaft from below. You might even run it along the shaft’s top. You can slide the G-vibe up and down along the penis shaft if you add some lubrication. If you use it with a partner, you can placed the G-vibe in the precise place shown in the picture while sucking / clicking / teasing the penis head.
This is basically the same precise position as in picture 4, except in this picture it indicates that a partner is using it.
This picture demonstrates the G-vibe stimulating the balls from below on both sides. This feels like having some stimulation on the balls while jerking off or having a blow job would be a ideal position.
A USB charging cord charges the G-vibe. Use a laptop or a USB charger adapter to charge it. The charging port is at the base of the toy and you need to raise the plug-like piece of silicone to plug in the charger. When charging the toy, the buttons on the toy light up (and during use). When charging, they flash and remain solid once charging is completed. Make sure that you safely plug that piece back into the charging port when you’re finished charging the toy. That’s not going to ruin it with water.
The G-vibe’s initial charge time is 8 hours. With all my experience with rechargeable toys, when I follow the original charging times, I discovered that I get the greatest outcomes in life. You are supposed to have a single charge for 4 hours of playtime, but it can vary depending on the level of vibrations you use. I used the greatest environment of my G-vibe and I got out of it about 3 hours of playtime. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour for all charges after your initial charge, I didn’t precisely time it.
On the FunToys page, I was able to discover data about the material. It says on their website that the G-vibe is made of hypoallergenic and ecologically secure, high-quality, premium medical silicone.
My G-vibe material experience was nothing but enjoyable. When I opened the box, the first thing I did was run my fingers along the toy’s silky-smooth body. The silicone is extremely soft, and my fingers glide through it without effort. I even rubbed it against my face because it feels smooth. Honestly, there is hardly any drag to it at all. The second thing I did was run my nose along the toy to see if there was any unpleasant smell, and it wasn’t there. I haven’t done a flame test or anything, but there’s nothing to make me believe the G-vibe isn’t 100% silicone.
The complete length of the G-vibe is 9 inches long, including the handle. The length of insertion is just over 6 inches and the G-vibe’s circumference is just over 4 inches. The length of the prongs is 3 1/2 inches long, from tip to split. The space between the two prongs is between 3 1/2 and 4 inches from tip to tip. It can divided between 6 and 6 1/2 inches if you put pressure on the prongs and split them yourself. This will inform you if you can boost both nipples with the G-vibe at the same moment.
There are two engines in the G-vibe, one at each prong’s tip. I thought the vibrations were strong when I held the vibrator in my hand, but that wasn’t the case when I went to the bedroom to actually use it. The vibrations on the ground are scarcely average, buzzy, and mostly felt. I’m someone who likes to apply pressure, and because the vibrations aren’t so deep, when I tried to apply pressure, it didn’t work well for me. All it really did was let me crave for something a little more powerful.
The G-vibe has 6 distinct patterns of vibration, and I included a image directly from their website showing you how the 6 distinct vibrations function. The picture is very true to the patterns of vibration.
When you first switch it on, the noise level is very quiet, but you can hear a very noticeable buzzing noise once you get to the greatest environment. Once inserted or muffled by other components of the body, the noise level drops a bit.
G-vibe controls are simple to use and are widely used on many other toys. There are 3 buttons at the base of the toy that regulate the intensity and bring you through the various patterns. The”+” button powers the toy and improves the vibration intensity, the-” “button reduces the vibrations and pushes off the toy, and the button in the center with the squiggly line on it scrolls through the various vibration patterns.
Keeping It Clean:
The G-vibe is waterproof and not waterproof at 100 percent. I don’t even want to take that opportunity to use it in the water, but when cleaning without any worries, you should be able to get it wet. Make sure that the plug over the charging port is safely closed and create sure that when cleaning that portion of the toy you are cautious and conscious. The G-vibe can be readily cleaned with a mild soap in hot water or with your toy cleaner selection. Do not cook it or place it in the dishwasher.
Keeping it safe / Packaging:
The G-vibe comes with a storage pouch, so finding something inside to store your G-vibe isn’t a problem. The storage pouch is a slim, white cloth to keep it closed with a red drawstring at the top. It is not covered or anything, but it is ideal for the inside storage of the G-vibe. I was pleased to have included a pouch for storage. The G-vibe is very beautifully packaged as far as packaging is concerned. It’s a sturdy box and the G-vibe has a ideal place to sit down, so it would work perfectly for storage.
While I haven’t loved this toy, I’ve had a lot of fun reviewing it and experimenting with all the distinct ways you can use it. There have been some methods that have worked for me, and others that have not. It was a little awkward for me the first couple of occasions when I attempted to clamp the prongs together and insert them both at the same moment. It felt just…. awkward. Upon lastly getting used to the sensation, I noticed more full sensation than I expected. It worked best for me to insert the one prong inside of me and let the other prong rest on my clitoris. It was still missing, but it’s just how I liked to make the best use of it. I haven’t used this toy with a partner, but it seems like when you use it with a partner it would be most pleasant. Sure, it can take something like a blow job and kick it up a knot.
I would like to thank FunToys personally for the opportunity to review the G-vibe. If you are interested in buying the G-vibe, you can do so by visiting and contacting their website directly.
In return for an unbiased evaluation, this item was given free of charge. This evaluation follows the rules of the FTC.