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The possibilities of making the kinds of connections you want are very realistic, and many long lasting relationships and marriages have begun via online dating services, not to mention casual relationships as well if that is what you prefer. The possibilities are all right there and waiting for you, but there are a few key rules you need to know and follow in order to find your perfect date online. Download to learn The Golden Rules of Online Dating – 6 essential rules to finding the perfect online date!

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How to Improve Your Love Life in 5 Effective Steps

They say that when you’re single, the world is your oyster, and in many ways that’s true. There are plenty of advantages to being single, but at the end of the day, we’re all longing for that one person who will be everything. We want a friend, a confidant, a lover and someone around whom we can be our most authentic self. In today’s strange dating world you could be taking all the steps that seem right to you, but still fall short. Times have definitely changed, and in order to get to ‘the one’ there seem to be a lot more obstacles than before. Still, that’s not a reason to give up.

No, this is the time when you pick yourself up, even after the worst of experiences and try something new. You know the saying – you can’t do the same thing and expect different results. These five steps are probably something you haven’t tried before, and they are bound to get your love mojo back, whether you’re single and looking for love or already dating and searching for ways to improve a relationship.

Compromise with a twist

The general rule of thumb is that relationships are about compromise, and there is great truth to that. One of the biggest mistakes people make comes as a result of misinterpretation of the concept. While you should do things for the other person that aren’t exactly your cup of tea, such as for instance going hiking even though you’re not exactly outdoorsy, there is a fine line between compromise and accepting things that truly bother you. Certain types of behavior are unacceptable, they’re what we call deal-breakers, and when these arise, you need to have an open conversation with the person you’re dating and express your feelings.

If they are worthy and willing to make an effort for the sake of the relationship, they will change these habits. If not, your frustration will continue to increase. Sometimes being smart is knowing when to call it quits. For those who are single – try to see the potential in someone, and don’t discard a possible relationship as soon as you notice one flaw.

Know your worth

When you look back at your dating record, do you sometimes get the feeling that you’ve been dating the same guy over and over again? We all have a pattern, and when picking a certain type of person is one of yours, you need to put an end to it. This is where doing the same thing and expecting the same results resonates most true. If things aren’t working out and you keep dating, it’s because you’re constantly choosing virtually the same guy, and that guy is not the one for you. Step out of your comfort zone and realize that you deserve better.

As an experiment, just once go out with someone completely different from your usual type, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how refreshing this change could be. This next person might not be the one, even though you might be insanely attracted to them. Always be aware of that there is a battle of lust vs. love going on, and try to keep your head above the clouds and not get swept up by the first. Dip your feet in the water, date several different types, and ultimately you’ll find the one that truly fits. There are many things one should compromise on, but the choice of partner is not one of them. Always know your worth  and never settle for a treatment that leaves plenty to be desired.

No such thing as perfect

People are quick to notice the shortcomings of others, but quite reluctant to accept and acknowledge their own. If you’re the kind of person who always claims to be right, and whatever goes sour is someone else’s fault, you need to take a long hard look in the mirror and reexamine your own actions. Taking your share of the blame, whether for a bad date or a small fight that escalated, there are always two sides of the story. When in a fight, instead of instinctively placing the blame on the other person, step out of your body and listen to the words coming out of your own mouth and pay attention to your body language. Believe us, it takes two to tango.

In coupling and in singleness

You should never, ever stop improving yourself and lose sight of who you are. This isn’t only relevant for your love life, although it can be a great bonus. Never stop doing the things you love, chasing your passions, taking up hobbies – in short, never stop elevating yourself, culturally, spiritually, intellectually. Being the best possible version of yourself inevitably increases your sense of self-worth, and your positive and confident attitude as well as all the wonderful quirks and interests make you incredibly attractive. People pick up on that – the right people that is, so the more complete you are as a person, the more high-quality people you will attract. It applies to co-workers, friends and potential partners.

Out of want, not out of need

Never enter a relationship when you’re at your loneliest. That is when we are prone to accepting whatever little attention is given to us. Loneliness often leads to desperation, and that in turn can make you fall in the arms of a completely wrong person, simply because you needed a pair of hands to hold you. These kinds of relationships inevitably make you feel stuck and you end up resenting the person, thinking they’ve tricked you into being with them. Accept the loneliness, work on yourself, and when you realize that you want someone instead of desperately needing someone, you will be able to make much better choices.

Smartphones Don’t Ruin Relationships – Sick Phone Habits Do

A smartphone is a powerful invention designed to keep us connected, and it’s ironic how it also becomes the culprit for keeping most people apart. But the question is, should smartphones take all the blame?

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6 Smart Makeup Tips for your Wedding

6 Smart Makeup Tips for your WeddingMakeup has become an essential part of every woman’s life. One feels not only beautiful with it but also complete and confident. It is done by almost everyone daily no matter if you are a working-woman, a student, or a housewife. Being dressed up correctly and in the complete makeover is what you check before going anywhere. In current times when it has so much value therefore when we talk about the wedding day which is the biggest day of every girl’s life, you have to be very conscious about your makeup. You should have all the necessary products and all of the best quality. Continue reading

Three Steps To Resolving Conflicts Without Starting A Fight

Why do most relationship issues go unresolved? Because you hesitate to talk about them.
Why do you hesitate to talk about them? Because you don’t want to start a fight.
Why don’t you want to start a fight? Because you’re so worried that expressing anger will damage your relationship.
Why are you so worried that expressing anger will damage your relationship? Because the foundation you built was thin.
Why was the foundation thin? Because you leave most relationship issues unresolved.

It’s a cycle, a tiresome cycle many relationships fall into. It goes on and on, leaving two strangers walking on eggshells, constantly trying to avoid sparking negative emotions. We consider relationships where two people regularly swear at yell at each other unhealthy, but relationships, where two people are keeping issues under the rug to refrain from heated arguments, are just as terrible.

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How to go off-beat with your honeymoon in Oregon

Personally, I find Oregon a thing of beauty. It’s anything but normal, so after I got hitched I looked for the most unusual destinations to set up my honeymoon. I really wanted to feel like a tourist, so I tried to search for the most off-beat place. Here are some of my favorites:

Climbing Mount Jefferson

My husband and I are avid mountaineers, and Oregon has a variety of mountain regions that one can explore. Dog mountain trail is perfect for beginners; although we’re daredevils and prefer Mount Jefferson. It’s very steep and challenging, but we truly enjoyed the experience. We cannot wait for winter to come to try out the routes on rough weather conditions!

Silver Falls State Park

It’s no wonder the locals call this place Oregon’s “crown jewel” of park systems – personally, I find it sublime. Silver Falls State Park is great offbeat location that made our honeymoon a dream come true. We loved the wealth of recreational opportunities available, natural beauty, and historic presence. Located at the foothills of Cascade Mountains, and only 1 hour away from Salem, the park is home to one of the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve seen in my life. Make sure to hop on the Trail of Ten Falls; a hiking area that descends into a beautiful winding creek! There are great camping spots nearby; as well as a playground and barbecue stands if you want your little honeymoon to really feel personal and alluring.

Cannon Beach

Moving from the top of the mountain to the beach, I do think Cannon Beach is the perfect travel destination for romantic honeymooners in Oregon. Famous for its sandy shores and peaceful vibes, this place exudes romance inside out. There’s Ecola State Park nearby; with sweeping views of the endless ocean, and the most surreal sunset. We stopped by Arcadia Beach as well; where we had a picnic and explored Hug Point with its secluded sea caves.

PortlandCrystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

We’re already familiar with Portland’s famous Peninsula Park and International Rose test Garden, meaning I was convinced that Crystal Springs will blow my mind. We visited the garden in late spring; the 2,500+ rhododendrons and beautiful azaleas made our honeymoon memorable. At the entrance, we decided to go for the self-guided tour because we really wanted to spend some time alone and admire the wildlife at our own pace. Crystal Lake never looked better!

Northeast Portland Cliff – The Grotto

Spanning on 62 acres of lush gardens, The Grotto is a sheer sanctuary with a very unique aesthetic. The tranquil paths and carved Catholic shrines really made us honeymoon feel even more romantic. At Lower Level, the imposing cave has a very nice trekking trail we decided to explore. The art gallery displayed spectacular nativity scenes; and from the gift shop nearby we got ourselves some souvenirs that we will probably cherish for a lifetime. I was impressed by the soft choral music in the background; definitely a must-see for couples.

For an extra $6 we also went to visit the Upper Level of the grotto. The famous botanical garden at the peak overlooks Columbia River Valley, Mount Saint Helens, and Cascade Mountains; a scenery that will always have a special place in my heart. I’m not a fan of meditation, but we got to the Marilyn Moyer chapel, I somehow felt the need to gather my thoughts and just embrace the serenity.

Crazy jet charter experience from Portland to Eugene

Because I’ve always wanted to see Eugene in Oregon, we chosen an air charter service in the last minute, and went on a crazy trip to Eugene. I was pleasantly impressed by the wonders of the city. The mix of impressive museums, variety of parks, and historic allure really made our honeymoon special. My favorite spot was Mount Pisgah Arboretum; a vast area of hills and valleys with stunning farmlands and a very traditional yet welcoming vibe.

What’s not to like Oregon? We had the best honeymoon ever and we would come back to the places I mentioned above anytime. I’m sure there’s plenty more to explore, and we’ve already started making plans for next year.

Before The Wedding – 4 Ways to Make Your Long Distance Relationship Work for You

long distance relationships

It can be difficult for a relationship to work ordinarily, but it’s even tougher to make a long
distance relationship work sometimes. If you have a real connection though, there’s no need
to give up! I’ve got some great ways to make your long distance relationship work for you
even if you live far away from your significant other.

How to do Long Distance?

I’ll tell you right away that long distance doesn’t work for everyone, and these tips won’t
necessarily help every relationship. Long distance is difficult, but these tips can certainly give
you a fighting chance!

Make Commitments

It’s difficult to really commit yourself to a person who’s so far away, but in order to give your
relationship a chance, you’ve got to really go for it. First, you’ve got to accept that the
situation will be tough, and from there, you’ll be better able to really mentally prepare
yourself and work on how you respond to one another. As soon as you know that both of you
are really committed, you’ll be able to take it more seriously.
Once you make commitments, be sure to communicate to reaffirm them! You can make a
plan to talk or just go randomly using skype, chats, or texts. Just be sure to stay in contact.

Understanding

Make sure you understand each other. Agree to what you’re both getting into and the
situation in general, says wedding planner Martina from factory51.com.au. She’s met with
couples that have come from long distance relationships, and knows that the best way to
avoid jealousy, concern, and frustration is to understand one another.
That means that you’ve got to ask even those awkward questions, like if the relationship is
open, are you both dating, are you trying to make this work, or if you’re just testing the
waters. No matter what, be sure to stay on the same page.

Save Your Money

This might seem a little odd, but yes, you should save your money. A lot goes into long
distance, including gas charges, phone bills, bus tickets, rental cars, or even plane tickets,
so you’ve got to make sure you have some money to spend! Don’t let money prevent you
from this wonderful connection when you want to meet up and have some fun.

Keep the Fire Going

Long distance relationships, like any other relationships, need love and attraction. If you
want this to go anywhere, you have to keep things spicy! Keep your partner in your mind,
tell them what you love about them, have a little fun talking or showing some skin over
skype, and do whatever you can to stay familiar with one another.

It does sound like a lot of work, but it actually isn’t! People do this stuff normally in
relationships anyway, and if you want this relationship to work, you’ve got to put some effort
in it. With a little effort, you can definitely make your relationship last.

Conclusion

I know how difficult it can be to make a relationship work, especially a long distance one, but
it’s possible if you take a deep breath and follow some of these tips. Once you talk with one
another and reaffirm your commitments, you can find ways to move forward with trips, chats,
and new experiences. Don’t give up that connection if you’ve found it!

And before you start panning your wedding, and booking wedding venues etc etc, make sure you are in a healthy relationship.

5 Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas For Brides Who Don’t Want To Wear White

“Mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, listen. On my wedding, I’m going to wear… wait for it… pink.”

It wouldn’t be surprising to see your whole family, including your dog, glaring at you for saying this. Tradition suggests (enforces, rather) that every bride must wear white on her wedding day. When asked why, people will instinctively say, “white symbolizes purity of the soul.” But history explains that it is Queen Victoria who should be blamed for starting the whole white wedding dress bandwagon. In 1840, the queen wore a momentous white wedding gown. The wedding pictures were widely published and being a trendsetter during her reign, many other brides opted for white too. The norm has stuck ever since.

Most brides choose to follow, while some brides refuse to let tradition dictate their wedding fashion. If you have a solid style statement, here are some ways you can use a non-traditional wedding dress without taking away the “bridal” feel.

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8 Things You Need on Your Wedding Registry

One of most fun things about planning a wedding is registering for your gifts. The wedding registry process is exciting and fun, because it brings up conversations about your future home and life together. However, with all of the excitement can come a lot of confusion.

Walk into any store to register, and it quickly becomes overwhelming. There are no shortage of things to add to your registry, and it often times brings up larger questions between you and your future spouse.

While it’s impossible to predict everything you will want and need once you start your married life together, here are eight often forgotten things to add to your registry. You might not think you need these, but our experience says they are essentials to add!

 

  1. Crock Pot

The crock pot is the single most used appliance in our household. Prior to getting married, this amazing tool is not often used, and thus not necessarily added to the list. Crock pots do well when cooking a lot of food, and when single this isn’t something you do often.

A crock pot works like this. In essence, you can put pretty much anything in at the start of the day, turn it on low and forget about it for 8 hours, and come back to an amazing meal. Frozen chicken? Throw it in. A cheap pork shoulder? It’ll be amazing after 8 hours of slow cooking.

Not only will a slow cooker work amazing for a busy lifestyle, but you’ll have a lot of leftovers. Crock pot recipes are simple, easy to make, and don’t cost much. A true win/win.

 

  1. Serving Platter

Getting dishware is typically a priority for newlyweds, but often times a serving platter is the first thing to get eliminated. It seems very unimportant in the grand scheme of things. Its easy to add it to the list of things “we’ll get later.”

Well, one of the first things most married couples love to do is host other couples. It might not be something you did as much when you were dating, but it is the thing to do when you’re married. And, having a nice serving platter is a go-to for every dinner party. Don’t leave this off the list – you’ll be wanting one within months of getting married if you do.

 

  1. Multiple sets of nice sheets

Getting one nice set of sheets is a no brainer, but multiple sets? Yes. It will make your life so much easier. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck pulling the sheets off the bed, getting the laundry done, and remaking the bed all in one day. While not impossible, it won’t be long before you miss the mark on that.

Two sets of sheets means you can change the bed and not have to stress about getting everything done same day. Chances are, your schedule is going to get busier with marriage, not slower. You’ll appreciate having the time to get that laundry done.

 

  1. Spice Rack

Inevitably, you’ll probably start cooking some recipes that are more advanced than ramen and macaroni and cheese. If you haven’t already started cooking together, it’s a wonderful way to connect with your spouse and enjoy each other’s company. And, there are a set of staple spices you’ll need for the majority of meals you make.

No need to go out and buy all of the exotic spices, like saffron and turmeric. A simple spice rack with the essentials will allow you to cook the majority of the recipes you find, without having to make an emergency store run.

 

  1. Salad Spinner

When single, a salad spinner seemed like a bit of a luxury. Why doe one need dry lettuce leaves to have a decent salad?

Salads make the perfect compliment to so many meals, and a good salad spinner is worth its weight in gold. Doing the same actions by hand takes some time. And you’ll get a lot of mileage out of a salad spinner.

 

  1. Stick Vacuum

Big, upright vacuums with all of the bells and whistles are expensive, bulky, and heavy. Chances are, when you are first getting married, you’ll be living in an apartment, condo, or small home. You don’t need a huge vacuum, and instead could benefit from a stick vacuum.

A stick vacuum is lightweight and portable. Many are cordless, with batteries that last 20-40 minutes, more than enough time to cover your new living quarters. Today’s stick vacuum’s have plenty of suction power, and will do a great job on your carpet, hardwood floors, and upholstery. And, you’ll save a bunch of money by not going after the expensive upright vacuums.

 

  1. Pyrex dishes

Pyrex dishes range from glass cookware to food storage containers. Having a good assortment of these pyrex dishes will serve you really well.

You’ll be amazed at how valuable it will be to have several pyrex dish pans of several sizes. Some of the common and popular sizes are 9×13 and 10×15, for example. You can cook casserole’s and vegetables in the oven, or bake brownies or cake. Having several of these will serve you well.

You can also store food in pyrex storage containers. Yes, you can always buy some of the plastic versions instead, but having a set of glass storage containers is much better.

 

  1. Food Processor

A food processor is a luxury, but it is a very functional luxury. A food process helps you blend, grind, chop, dice, or puree pretty much anything you want. Unlike having to chop all of it by hand, you can stick everything whole into the food processor, press a button, and stand back.

Food processor’s are a life saver when you’re throwing a dinner party, or making food in bulk. Dicing several onions is now only a matter of peeling the onions and throwing them in the processor, whereas prior that process could take 10-15 minutes.

There are some many things you can add to your wedding registry. You’ll learn more and more about eachother, and what you need, as the years go by. In the meantime, hopefully you’ll see the value in a few of these wedding registry essentials.

Considering a Job in the Adult Industry? These Are the 4 Best Options

Not everyone is open to the prospect of working in the adult industry, but there are a lot of people who find it suiting. For some, working in the adult industry is a great way to earn some extra money, while others find it enticing and make careers in this world. There’s always a lot of false information surrounding the adult industry business, so perhaps you wondered about finding a job, but you’ve come across something that threw you off. Well, we’re here to try and break some of those myths.

 

We’ve searched the web and we’ve found a lot of information about working in the adult industry. This list should help you understand what to look for. The adult industry is expanding both online and offline, so if you’re not shy – this might be an amazing opportunity for you. So without further ado, let’s dive in and check out what are some of the best positions in adult industry.

 

Pole Dancing

One of the most well-known jobs in the adult industry is definitely pole dancing. Although, working as a dancer in a cabaret or a strip club can be physically challenging. It requires a lot of training and quite a lot of time. Whether you’re planning on simply pole dancing, or if you’re thinking about becoming a lap dancer, you must understand that the job can be quite exhausting. If you’re already a fitness freak, and you go to the gym regularly, you may consider pole dancing as a source for some extra money. If you love dancing for others and you’re really comfortable with showing off your physical skills, pole dancing may be a great career call for you.

 

Selling and Testing Sex Toys

We all know how big the adult industry is. From live and video entertainment all the way to the sex toys, there are quite a lot of different occupations to choose from. Production and selling of sex toys represent a major part of the adult industry. There are a lot of adult companies that need testers for their products. In order to make sure their product is exactly what they aimed for, adult companies employ people to test that product before it gets out. If this is a bit too much for you, but you still want to work with sex toys, perhaps it’s time to put your selling skills to the test. There are a lot of positions for sex toy sellers and resellers all around the internet, as well as in the offline world, so don’t be shy,

 

Webcam Modeling

Another great way to make money in the adult industry is webcam modeling. If you’re attractive and you’re not camera shy, this might be an amazing opportunity for you. First of all, not all webcam shows require full nudity, but you need to make sure what type of webcam modeling or video streaming you want to do. With so many adult websites that feature webcam models and live webcam shows, you can really make a name for yourself. Some of the adult movie stars have reached their stardom through live webcam shows, and there are a lot of perks to this type of work, but you must plan ahead and know exactly what are you prepared to do and how far you can go without feeling uncomfortable.

 

Brothel or Escort Jobs

Some countries have quite liberal laws about the adult industry, for example, prostitution is completely legal and regulated in Netherlands, while in Australia brothels and escort agencies are also completely legal. Providing girlfriend experience or working as an escort lady can be quite lucrative, and with all the regulations covering this type of business, it is quite safe. Of course, if that’s something that you find appealing, you should do a thorough research and check out all the potential employers and their reputation. Always look for the highest rated places like AdultAdvisor to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting into.

 

Wrapping It Up

Hopefully, this list helped you understand that adult industry has a lot of opportunities for basically anyone. If you are considering looking for a job in this professional area, make sure you fully understand what you’re getting into. With so many chances adult industry provides, with some planning and dedication, you may become really successful. So, don’t be shy, and start your research today!

8 Mistakes Engaged Couples Make When Picking Their Wedding Colors

Have you ever gone to a wedding reception and felt like something was off? The couple’s poor choice of wedding colors is probably to blame.

The color scheme is one integral aspect in wedding planning. Colors have the power to create the mood and complement the particular theme or unique aesthetic you envisioned. Like the choice of fabrics, decorations, and venue, the colors that have to be mixed and matched have to be planned and situated well. They have to be cohesive. They have to suit your personality. They have to be able to evoke the right emotions. And most importantly, they have to please the eye.

Unfortunately, it’s easy for couples to mess up their wedding décor with the wrong choice of wedding colors. Here are eight ways you’re making wedding color mistakes and some ways to avoid them.

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