Relationship Myths: What to Keep and What to Ignore

It’s spring, even though it does not feel like it yet. This is the perfect time to fall in love. You avoid those desperate fools looking for a valentine or a New Year’s kiss at midnight. However, being recently single or deciding that it is time can be complicated. Friends and family put so much advice in your way that you may not know which to follow or which to ignore. Here is my list of common myths and whether you should keep them or ignore them:

DO NOT KISS ON A FIRST DATEKeep!

On a first date, you are still getting to know one another and nerves at an ultimate high. Leave them with wanting a little more.

WAIT THREE DAYS AFTER THE FIRST DATE TO MESSAGE THEM-Ignore!

If you are interested, message them that night. People like hearing that you enjoyed the date and want to get to know them better. You will give them a smile going from ear to ear.

THE GUY SHOULD ALWAYS PAYIgnore!

The person who asked someone on a first date should pay for the first date. Otherwise, take turns! Get on that #genderequality

COFFEE DATES ARE IDEAL FIRST DATES-Keep!

They allow you to talk and get to know one another while drinking something warm. If the date is going well, you will find that this person is as warm, if not warmer, than your coffee.

MOVIE DATES MAKE THE BEST FIRST DATES-Ignore

Staring at a screen while awkwardly sitting in seats separated by a bag of popcorn? No, thank you.

DISTANCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER-Keep!

Missing someone brings both of you together. It means that you do not take their presence for granted.

IF THE FIRST KISS DOESN’T GO EXACTLY AS IMAGINED, IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE-Ignore!

Calm your hormones! You are getting used to each other’s different kissing styles. As long as the attraction is there, don’t sweat the head-butts or the in-coordination of your tongues.

YOU SHOULD GET MARRIED BY 25-Ignore!

For most people, life is just getting started at 25 years old. Marry whenever you want.

AVOID ARGUMENTS-Ignore!

If it needs to be said, talk about it! It’s all about communication

NEVER STOP MAKING THAT PERSON FEEL LOVED EVERYDAY-Keep!

Show that person love everyday and you will see happiness for the rest of your life.

Make dating fun. Break the rules and create your own.

Sincerely,

The Modern Day Fairy Godmother

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