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Top Singles Bars in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Top Singles Bars in Phoenix and Scottsdale

If you have ever seen the show Cheers, you know that bars are the classic place to meet new people. Bars are a place to drink, relax, and most importantly, to socialize. Here are 19 great bars in the wonderful city of Phoenix…

How to Flirt with a Text

How to Flirt with a Text

Often times people ask me both how to decode text messages from someone you’re dating and what to say or text someone they like. There’s no one text that works for every message, but here’s one tip you can implement.

When you’re texting you lose the tone and feeling that you would hear from someone if you were talking instead. One way to make up for that is by using emojis. This goes for women as well as you guys out there. Women will see you as being cute if you’re using emojis and men will see women as being sweet or feminine. Sometimes less is better.

Using emojis as a visual will be entertaining and they’ll think of you as fun, lighthearted, and even can leave a bit of mystery. Texting and using emojis is a way to flirt or say something without saying it directly. Don’t be afraid to use the emojis, but also don’t go overboard. 😉

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Summer Dating Secrets: Part 2

Summer Dating Secrets: Part 2

Freckling: when your summer love lasts as long as your summer freckles! It’s a summer fling that doesn’t last through fall. So how do you turn a freckle into a long-term relationship?

  1. Have Deep Conversations

    Go past the surface level and really get to know them. Ask more in-depth questions! Have you heard of the 36 questions to make someone fall in love with you? It’s an interesting conversation piece because it leads to much deeper conversations. If you go through the questions thoroughly, they say by the end you’re supposed to fall in love. ;)

    This can also bring you closer to your significant other if you’re already in a relationship.

  2. Find Balance

    A lot of times when people get in a relationship, they will disregard everything else in their life and just focus on the other person. What people need to do is still keep their priorities in check and have that balance. Don’t make them your entire life. The reason they like you is because of everything that you have going on in your world. :)

  3. Make Plans for the Future

    If you want the relationship to last, start talking about the future (trip plans together, things you want to do in the future, long-term goals). This shows you’re interested in pursing the relationship and that you want them to be a part of your future, lasting past summer.

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Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Today Americans are lonelier than ever and it’s on the rise. According to a recent survey, more than 50% of Americans say they’re lonely. This loneliness also causes people to wonder if they’ll ever find “the One”. I’ve seen this firsthand as I grew up in a small town where you greet people when you cross paths and you wave to almost everyone when you drive by them. Having moved out of a small town, that’s definitely not the case nowadays.

You may have heard me in past talk about how you should practice talking to strangers to help improve your conversation skills. Here’s another reason why you should make it a habit to talk to strangers.

Have you ever been on a plane and really connected with the person sitting next to you? Maybe you had a great conversation and couldn’t believe when the Pilot came on to tell you to prepare for landing.  The flight just flew by.

Researchers did a study of commuters on a Chicago train. They asked 1/3 of them to engage in conversation with a stranger on the train, 1/3 to avoid people, and the remaining to just do what happened naturally. Afterwards they filled out a questionnaire assessing their commute.

The people who had the conversations reported that they had the happiest experience while the people who imagined having conversations, overwhelmingly imagined the experience as negative and rated it the worst out of the 3 groups. The study demonstrated that people have a negative outlook of engaging socially. They have concluded that the underlying reason for this is because of people’s fear of rejection is so strong. These participants believed they had a 50/50 chance of having a successful conversation. When in fact, the data actually showed that their odds of successfully engaging in conversation is almost 100%.

This is really unfortunate considering so many Americans are yearning for relationships and connecting. We are social creatures after all. So get out there and start talking to strangers!

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