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With a task as important as proposing to your partner, knowing what not to do is just as helpful as other advice and suggestions. You already know what will make your partner happy, but it’s important to be informed about common proposal faux pas to help you avoid awkward situations and unexpected problems. If you […]

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With a task as important as proposing to your partner, knowing what not to do is just as helpful as other advice and suggestions. You already know what will make your partner happy, but it’s important to be informed about common proposal faux pas to help you avoid awkward situations and unexpected problems.

If you need a crash course on common mistakes that people make when they propose to their partners, keep reading.

Proposing on Their Birthday or a Major Holiday

While it may seem like a good idea to propose on your partner’s birthday, their favorite holiday, or at a family celebration, it may not have the effect you are going for. Most people prefer to celebrate holidays separately, including anniversaries. If your special day lands on another major day, you may not get to give the anniversary of your engagement as much time as you and your partner would like.

Further, if there are a lot of family members present, you may face comments and opinions that will make your special moment feel a little less private. Your partner would likely prefer to celebrate their birthday and holidays in turn and announce your engagement to their loved ones in their own time.

Choosing a Busy Location

If you plan to propose at a public location, be mindful of busy times and days. If your partner doesn’t like to be the center of attention, they may be uncomfortable with having a lot of people around during a moment that they feel should be special and private. Popular proposal spots like theme parks and restaurants can have particularly busy days and times, so check ahead for planned events and make appropriate reservations before you settle on a date.

Alternatively, you could choose a more secluded spot to pop the question–like a quiet park or a private room at a popular venue–and ensure that you and your partner get a moment alone to celebrate together.

Losing or Hiding the Ring

If you spent a lot of time and money finding the perfect ring, the last thing you want to do is lose it before the big moment. Make sure to carry it to your location safely and avoid taking it out of its box. It may be more conspicuous to bring a bag with you to conceal the box, but you’re much less likely to lose the whole thing than just the ring itself. You should also avoid giving it to a friend or family member to hold onto just in case it gets misplaced as you all prepare for the event.

Some people even try to hide the ring somewhere at the venue or present the ring in unique ways, like in a champagne glass or inside food items. While it may seem like a fun idea to have your partner find their ring organically rather than present it to them, you run the risk of losing the ring or having your partner swallow it by accident. To avoid losing the ring or taking a trip to the emergency room, think of other more secure ways to reveal the ring to your partner.

Forgetting to Talk to Their Family

Finally, it’s wise to think about your partner’s family and chat with them before you propose. You don’t necessarily have to ask their parents for permission, but some families view this gesture as a way to show your respect for their family and their opinions. If your partner is particularly close with their relatives, it may make them happy to know that they were included in the process.

That said, be careful and make sure to share your plans with friends and relatives who can keep the secret. You don’t want anyone to ruin your partner’s surprise!

While each relationship is different and some couples won’t view these things as problems, it’s smart to be mindful of common proposal mistakes and avoid them when you can. Consider these tips as you plan and your partner will be able to tell how much thought and love went into your proposal!

The post 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning to Propose to Your Partner appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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The post 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning to Propose to Your Partner appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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With a task as important as proposing to your partner, knowing what not to do is just as helpful as other advice and suggestions. You already know what will make your partner happy, but it’s important to be informed about common proposal faux pas to help you avoid awkward situations and unexpected problems.

If you need a crash course on common mistakes that people make when they propose to their partners, keep reading.

Proposing on Their Birthday or a Major Holiday

While it may seem like a good idea to propose on your partner’s birthday, their favorite holiday, or at a family celebration, it may not have the effect you are going for. Most people prefer to celebrate holidays separately, including anniversaries. If your special day lands on another major day, you may not get to give the anniversary of your engagement as much time as you and your partner would like.

Further, if there are a lot of family members present, you may face comments and opinions that will make your special moment feel a little less private. Your partner would likely prefer to celebrate their birthday and holidays in turn and announce your engagement to their loved ones in their own time.

Choosing a Busy Location

If you plan to propose at a public location, be mindful of busy times and days. If your partner doesn’t like to be the center of attention, they may be uncomfortable with having a lot of people around during a moment that they feel should be special and private. Popular proposal spots like theme parks and restaurants can have particularly busy days and times, so check ahead for planned events and make appropriate reservations before you settle on a date.

Alternatively, you could choose a more secluded spot to pop the question–like a quiet park or a private room at a popular venue–and ensure that you and your partner get a moment alone to celebrate together.

Losing or Hiding the Ring

If you spent a lot of time and money finding the perfect ring, the last thing you want to do is lose it before the big moment. Make sure to carry it to your location safely and avoid taking it out of its box. It may be more conspicuous to bring a bag with you to conceal the box, but you’re much less likely to lose the whole thing than just the ring itself. You should also avoid giving it to a friend or family member to hold onto just in case it gets misplaced as you all prepare for the event.

Some people even try to hide the ring somewhere at the venue or present the ring in unique ways, like in a champagne glass or inside food items. While it may seem like a fun idea to have your partner find their ring organically rather than present it to them, you run the risk of losing the ring or having your partner swallow it by accident. To avoid losing the ring or taking a trip to the emergency room, think of other more secure ways to reveal the ring to your partner.

Forgetting to Talk to Their Family

Finally, it’s wise to think about your partner’s family and chat with them before you propose. You don’t necessarily have to ask their parents for permission, but some families view this gesture as a way to show your respect for their family and their opinions. If your partner is particularly close with their relatives, it may make them happy to know that they were included in the process.

That said, be careful and make sure to share your plans with friends and relatives who can keep the secret. You don’t want anyone to ruin your partner’s surprise!

While each relationship is different and some couples won’t view these things as problems, it’s smart to be mindful of common proposal mistakes and avoid them when you can. Consider these tips as you plan and your partner will be able to tell how much thought and love went into your proposal!

The post 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning to Propose to Your Partner appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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Decades. That’s how long I’ve spent agonizing over boys (and, later, men). Mostly in my high school and college days, that is. When they didn’t call me, call me back, or answer the phone (this was in the pre-texting, pre-email, pre-caller ID era), I took offense and figured I wasn’t good enough. When they acted aloof, […]

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Decades. That’s how long I’ve spent agonizing over boys (and, later, men). Mostly in my high school and college days, that is. When they didn’t call me, call me back, or answer the phone (this was in the pre-texting, pre-email, pre-caller ID era), I took offense and figured I wasn’t good enough. When they acted aloof, I thought, “It must be me.” When they didn’t “get” me or my feelings, I assumed it was because I must have done something wrong.

I know I’m not the only one. Sappy-sweet rom-coms, supposed-to-empower-women books, and all of the how-to-be-in-a-better-relationship bullsh*t out there say to me that women learning how to understand what a man is thinking (and using that knowledge to then land and keep him) is big business. I bought it. I bought it all. I even saw a therapist, droning on and on and on about my absentee boyfriend who rarely answered my calls and often came up with excuses when I wanted to see him. My therapist advised me to take control of my own life, stop being so needy, and do things by myself — she even required me to see a movie solo. I did. It did nothing.

I still called the guy every morning, from a pay phone (yes, a pay phone), after my first class of the day in college. Sometimes he answered. Most of the time he didn’t. I was crushed. I’d hold back the tears, hang up the phone, and walk to my next class. In my 18-year-old mind, he was clearly ignoring my call. Why? I didn’t know. But, I suspected it was because he had suddenly decided I wasn’t good enough for him. Um, did I mention that he was 21, lived at home with his mother, had zero ambition to do anything and didn’t have a job, car, or any money of his own? And I still thought I wasn’t good enough for him.

Eventually, I ditched the loser. OK, it was more like he cheated on me and we ended it there.

Fast-forward from my college days to my early 40s. I’ve learned a thing or two — and not from any “relationship expert,” book, blog post, article, or how-to-make-myself-a-better/more-empowered/more-confident-person workshop. I can so clearly see the flaws in my thinking. Now, at 41, I realize that I have lived a lie. I’ve been “relationship-ing” under the pretense that boys or men are entirely intentional in how they act toward women. Yes, some of them are. But, plenty of times they are not.

So, how do I know this? Not from a therapist. Not from a professional in the women vs. men field. I’ve come to learn this lesson from my 14-year-old son. What better way to get a glimpse into the male psyche than from a boy himself? After watching how my son acts toward girls, I’ve completely changed the way I look at relationships.

Here’s a completely common situation: My son is playing Xbox. He’s online with his friends. I can hear them through his headset (yes, they are that loud). His phone is beeping or buzzing or doing whatever it does when he’s getting a text. A few minutes later, it’s making noise again. Then again. And yet again. I’m trying to work and getting frustrated at the constant interruption. I pick up his phone, bring it to him, and say something along the lines of, “Who is texting you every minute?” I kind of already know the answer. It’s a girl.

He looks at the texts, turns all of the sounds off, and tosses his phone onto the couch. He’s about to go back to his game when I ask again, “Who is texting you so much?” he says a girl’s name from his class. I ask, “Well, aren’t you going to text her back?” He shakes his head (which might mean no or yes or that he’s not really listening to me). Doesn’t she want something? Shouldn’t you answer her? That’s my girl voice kicking in. I know what’s happening here, and the teenage girl that still lives somewhere deep down inside of me is trying to help the texter out.

When he finally picks up his phone (after his game is over), it’s exactly what I thought. She texted him something fairly innocent, such as “Hi” and “What r u doing?” He didn’t answer. She texted him again a few minutes later asking if he got her text. He still didn’t answer. She texted again with a kind-of-sad and obviously untrue, “Think my phones not working. Let me know if u get this txt. K?” Again, he didn’t answer. After that she kept going, clearly thinking he was purposefully ignoring her. After all, he has ears. That means he is capable of hearing a text. He has eyes. That means he’s capable of reading a text. But he still wasn’t answering.

When I asked him why he didn’t answer her, what was his response? “It’s not a big deal. I was having fun playing my game. It’s not like she wanted anything important.” Skeptically, I pressed with, “But, do you want to answer her? I mean, do you like her?” He looked confused, “Yeah, Mom. But one thing has nothing to do with the other.”

And, there you have it. To the girl, an unanswered text (which in my day equaled an unanswered pay phone call) was a sure sign of disinterest. To the boy, answering the text had nothing to do with interest at all. Attention and response time weren’t connected — at all.

I thought back to my loser college boyfriend and the every-morning phone calls that I made. Was he not answering my calls because he was doing whatever the early-’90s equivalent of playing Xbox was? In all likelihood, he was.

I’m not saying every guy who doesn’t call, doesn’t text back, or seems like he’s snubbing every Facebook PM is genuinely busy but really, really, really likes you. But now I know it’s entirely possible.

The post My Son Taught Me More About Dating Than Any of My Boyfriends Ever Did appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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Decades. That’s how long I’ve spent agonizing over boys (and, later, men). Mostly in my high school and college days, that is. When they didn’t call me, call me back, or answer the phone (this was in the pre-texting, pre-email, pre-caller ID era), I took offense and figured I wasn’t good enough. When they acted aloof, […]

The post My Son Taught Me More About Dating Than Any of My Boyfriends Ever Did appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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Decades. That’s how long I’ve spent agonizing over boys (and, later, men). Mostly in my high school and college days, that is. When they didn’t call me, call me back, or answer the phone (this was in the pre-texting, pre-email, pre-caller ID era), I took offense and figured I wasn’t good enough. When they acted aloof, I thought, “It must be me.” When they didn’t “get” me or my feelings, I assumed it was because I must have done something wrong.

I know I’m not the only one. Sappy-sweet rom-coms, supposed-to-empower-women books, and all of the how-to-be-in-a-better-relationship bullsh*t out there say to me that women learning how to understand what a man is thinking (and using that knowledge to then land and keep him) is big business. I bought it. I bought it all. I even saw a therapist, droning on and on and on about my absentee boyfriend who rarely answered my calls and often came up with excuses when I wanted to see him. My therapist advised me to take control of my own life, stop being so needy, and do things by myself — she even required me to see a movie solo. I did. It did nothing.

I still called the guy every morning, from a pay phone (yes, a pay phone), after my first class of the day in college. Sometimes he answered. Most of the time he didn’t. I was crushed. I’d hold back the tears, hang up the phone, and walk to my next class. In my 18-year-old mind, he was clearly ignoring my call. Why? I didn’t know. But, I suspected it was because he had suddenly decided I wasn’t good enough for him. Um, did I mention that he was 21, lived at home with his mother, had zero ambition to do anything and didn’t have a job, car, or any money of his own? And I still thought I wasn’t good enough for him.

Eventually, I ditched the loser. OK, it was more like he cheated on me and we ended it there.

Fast-forward from my college days to my early 40s. I’ve learned a thing or two — and not from any “relationship expert,” book, blog post, article, or how-to-make-myself-a-better/more-empowered/more-confident-person workshop. I can so clearly see the flaws in my thinking. Now, at 41, I realize that I have lived a lie. I’ve been “relationship-ing” under the pretense that boys or men are entirely intentional in how they act toward women. Yes, some of them are. But, plenty of times they are not.

So, how do I know this? Not from a therapist. Not from a professional in the women vs. men field. I’ve come to learn this lesson from my 14-year-old son. What better way to get a glimpse into the male psyche than from a boy himself? After watching how my son acts toward girls, I’ve completely changed the way I look at relationships.

Here’s a completely common situation: My son is playing Xbox. He’s online with his friends. I can hear them through his headset (yes, they are that loud). His phone is beeping or buzzing or doing whatever it does when he’s getting a text. A few minutes later, it’s making noise again. Then again. And yet again. I’m trying to work and getting frustrated at the constant interruption. I pick up his phone, bring it to him, and say something along the lines of, “Who is texting you every minute?” I kind of already know the answer. It’s a girl.

He looks at the texts, turns all of the sounds off, and tosses his phone onto the couch. He’s about to go back to his game when I ask again, “Who is texting you so much?” he says a girl’s name from his class. I ask, “Well, aren’t you going to text her back?” He shakes his head (which might mean no or yes or that he’s not really listening to me). Doesn’t she want something? Shouldn’t you answer her? That’s my girl voice kicking in. I know what’s happening here, and the teenage girl that still lives somewhere deep down inside of me is trying to help the texter out.

When he finally picks up his phone (after his game is over), it’s exactly what I thought. She texted him something fairly innocent, such as “Hi” and “What r u doing?” He didn’t answer. She texted him again a few minutes later asking if he got her text. He still didn’t answer. She texted again with a kind-of-sad and obviously untrue, “Think my phones not working. Let me know if u get this txt. K?” Again, he didn’t answer. After that she kept going, clearly thinking he was purposefully ignoring her. After all, he has ears. That means he is capable of hearing a text. He has eyes. That means he’s capable of reading a text. But he still wasn’t answering.

When I asked him why he didn’t answer her, what was his response? “It’s not a big deal. I was having fun playing my game. It’s not like she wanted anything important.” Skeptically, I pressed with, “But, do you want to answer her? I mean, do you like her?” He looked confused, “Yeah, Mom. But one thing has nothing to do with the other.”

And, there you have it. To the girl, an unanswered text (which in my day equaled an unanswered pay phone call) was a sure sign of disinterest. To the boy, answering the text had nothing to do with interest at all. Attention and response time weren’t connected — at all.

I thought back to my loser college boyfriend and the every-morning phone calls that I made. Was he not answering my calls because he was doing whatever the early-’90s equivalent of playing Xbox was? In all likelihood, he was.

I’m not saying every guy who doesn’t call, doesn’t text back, or seems like he’s snubbing every Facebook PM is genuinely busy but really, really, really likes you. But now I know it’s entirely possible.

The post My Son Taught Me More About Dating Than Any of My Boyfriends Ever Did appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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Firstly lets get this straight. There are no rules to when you should call. Some people call the next day after getting the number and have great success, others leave it 2-3 days and get the same results. It really comes down to personal preference. I just want to share my thoughts on the subject […]

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Firstly lets get this straight. There are no rules to when you should call. Some people call the next day after getting the number and have great success, others leave it 2-3 days and get the same results.

It really comes down to personal preference. I just want to share my thoughts on the subject and how I have got my best results.

Firstly I like to text a girl first and do it the very next day. Why? Because the interaction is still fresh in her mind and a text is a very easy non threatening form of communication. Girls are more likely to respond to text than answer the phone. Plus if they respond to your text they are much more likely to answer the call later on.

Few things to remember when you text a girl.

* Make it fun – Women love to have fun
* Make statements to show dominant attitude – They like dominant men
* Include something that happened during the night – Brings back the awesome memories of you 2 together.

Here is an example of a text a fiend of mine sent a girl recently with huge success.

So he met this girl in a pub and they seemed to get on really well. He found out that she was currently working in a coffee shop.

Here is the text he sent her the next day (I really did like this one):

‘Hey there Queen Of The Bean. I seen two tramps fighting over a Starbucks double decaf and thought of you. Hope you had a good evening last night’

This text covers all 3 of the points made above. Trust me she will never have had anyone send such a cool text before. Even if she has it would not matter, she would still enjoy it big time.

If she replies then great. Just carry on and have a ‘normal’ text conversation. Does not have to be fancy. Maybe mention that you should meet up sometime soon. This puts the thought of you and her meeting up without actually organising anything. Remember you are trying to make her feel comfortable. Organising the date is for the phone call itself.

If she does not reply then the next day just go for it and ring her. You have nothing to lose.

The phone call itself. Normally the day after the text. When you ring the girl, if she answers then great. Just follow the same principles as the text. Remember you are this cool guy. Let her see this. Within this call you should organise a time for when you should meet up.

If she does not answer let the phone ring until it goes onto answer machine. This shows you are not afraid that she will answer. Then ring again straight away. Maybe she was trying to answer but was not quick enough. Trust me if she just missed the call, she is very unlikely to call you back. So again wait for it to hit the answer phone (unless of course she answers) but do not leave any voice messages. They are not required. She knows its you so why bother.

Now wait to see if she gets in contact. She will probably send a text to explain why she could not answer, if she is interested. If not you could try to ring the next day but I generally just leave it alone. Remember there is a whole world of hot women out there. Abundance is the key.

Next time you may just need to spend more time with the girl when you meet. Chat for longer. Then she is more likely to want to speak again in the future.

The post When Should You Call Your Girlfriend? appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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Firstly lets get this straight. There are no rules to when you should call. Some people call the next day after getting the number and have great success, others leave it 2-3 days and get the same results. It really comes down to personal preference. I just want to share my thoughts on the subject […]

The post When Should You Call Your Girlfriend? appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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Firstly lets get this straight. There are no rules to when you should call. Some people call the next day after getting the number and have great success, others leave it 2-3 days and get the same results.

It really comes down to personal preference. I just want to share my thoughts on the subject and how I have got my best results.

Firstly I like to text a girl first and do it the very next day. Why? Because the interaction is still fresh in her mind and a text is a very easy non threatening form of communication. Girls are more likely to respond to text than answer the phone. Plus if they respond to your text they are much more likely to answer the call later on.

Few things to remember when you text a girl.

* Make it fun – Women love to have fun
* Make statements to show dominant attitude – They like dominant men
* Include something that happened during the night – Brings back the awesome memories of you 2 together.

Here is an example of a text a fiend of mine sent a girl recently with huge success.

So he met this girl in a pub and they seemed to get on really well. He found out that she was currently working in a coffee shop.

Here is the text he sent her the next day (I really did like this one):

‘Hey there Queen Of The Bean. I seen two tramps fighting over a Starbucks double decaf and thought of you. Hope you had a good evening last night’

This text covers all 3 of the points made above. Trust me she will never have had anyone send such a cool text before. Even if she has it would not matter, she would still enjoy it big time.

If she replies then great. Just carry on and have a ‘normal’ text conversation. Does not have to be fancy. Maybe mention that you should meet up sometime soon. This puts the thought of you and her meeting up without actually organising anything. Remember you are trying to make her feel comfortable. Organising the date is for the phone call itself.

If she does not reply then the next day just go for it and ring her. You have nothing to lose.

The phone call itself. Normally the day after the text. When you ring the girl, if she answers then great. Just follow the same principles as the text. Remember you are this cool guy. Let her see this. Within this call you should organise a time for when you should meet up.

If she does not answer let the phone ring until it goes onto answer machine. This shows you are not afraid that she will answer. Then ring again straight away. Maybe she was trying to answer but was not quick enough. Trust me if she just missed the call, she is very unlikely to call you back. So again wait for it to hit the answer phone (unless of course she answers) but do not leave any voice messages. They are not required. She knows its you so why bother.

Now wait to see if she gets in contact. She will probably send a text to explain why she could not answer, if she is interested. If not you could try to ring the next day but I generally just leave it alone. Remember there is a whole world of hot women out there. Abundance is the key.

Next time you may just need to spend more time with the girl when you meet. Chat for longer. Then she is more likely to want to speak again in the future.

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This is one of the biggest dating secrets out there. You won’t read this in magazines, or in books. It hits too close to home for that. But that’s what we’re here for, right? To give you the down-and-dirty stuff that other people are too afraid to say. Stuff that will lift the wool from […]

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This is one of the biggest dating secrets out there. You won’t read this in magazines, or in books. It hits too close to home for that. But that’s what we’re here for, right? To give you the down-and-dirty stuff that other people are too afraid to say. Stuff that will lift the wool from your eyes, and help you see the world as it really is.

So here’s the distinction: Most quality women will have a man in their life that they refer to as their ‘boyfriend’. However, they aren’t in love with this guy, and they may only find him mildly attractive, if at all. Bottom line, if a more attractive prospect comes their way, they will drop this ‘boyfriend’ in a heartbeat to be with the man who is more attractive, because this will give them) higher social status.

Woman are always looking to upgrade their social status. This is partly why they dream about being with a celebrity or other powerful public figure. These are the people society sees as at the height of modern social status.

Most things women do in a social environment are either to increase their social value, or to prevent it from dropping. Many girls are terrified of being seen to have lower social value, and so will avoid any behaviour that could be interpreted as being ‘slutty’ in the eyes of her social group, because this is a low social value behaviour to them.

Similarly, a girl who is ‘single’ has lower social value. This affects not only her own social status, but also the status of her peer group. Have you ever noticed how a girl’s friends will try really hard to set her up with a guy if she is single? This is because if any member of their social group is single, the value of the whole group suffers.

Ok, so that explains a bit of the social theory behind women’s behaviour. You don’t have to worry about why exactly things are like this, but if you are interested then look into evolutionary biology. In a nutshell, they are all evolved behaviours that increase the chances of survival and replication.

Very well, so how can knowing this help us?

Well, often when interacting with women, you will hear some variation of the following:

“I have a boyfriend.”

To a normal guy, this would kill them dead in their tracks. But next time this happens to you, just stop for a moment and consider that it may not be the red light you first think.

Instead, follow the following steps:

1. Don’t let it phase you. As far as you are concerned you don’t know how serious this so-called boyfriend is. At the moment it is mentioned, treat it as irrelevant.
2. During the course of conversation, check if they are a real bf, or just a ‘waiting to upgrade’. Ask the girl some subtle questions about how satisfied she is sexually, and with life in general. Watch her answers, but pay special attention to her bodylanguage to gague how serious her and her boyfriend are. You will be able to pick up the subtle non-verbal clues that he is just the ‘stand-in’ guy until a quality man comes along.
3. If you can tell her boyfriend is real, and they are genuinely in love, leave it alone. Trust me, it may sound like a cool idea to try and win her over, but it really isn’t worth the resulting potential drama and violence. There are loads more girls out there, just move on.
4. If however, you think that she is eligible for the boyfriend upgrade program, then just proceed as normal. Let the girl realise you are much better than her current stand-in. Allow your attractive traits to be conveyed naturally, as you would in any other interaction.

On many occasions, if they are really into you, they won’t even mention the ‘boyfriend’. Especially if they are on their own with you, and their peer group won’t find out.

But if she does mention it, just follow the steps above. Let her realise naturally that you are a much better prospect, and let things flow from there.

I don’t advocate trying to steal girls from their boyfriends, but I do advocate being the best man you can, and if she decides that it is better than what she has currently, then so be it.

So next time a girl says, “I have a boyfriend.” Stop and think twice. It may not be the brick-wall you used to think it was.

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This is one of the biggest dating secrets out there. You won’t read this in magazines, or in books. It hits too close to home for that. But that’s what we’re here for, right? To give you the down-and-dirty stuff that other people are too afraid to say. Stuff that will lift the wool from […]

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This is one of the biggest dating secrets out there. You won’t read this in magazines, or in books. It hits too close to home for that. But that’s what we’re here for, right? To give you the down-and-dirty stuff that other people are too afraid to say. Stuff that will lift the wool from your eyes, and help you see the world as it really is.

So here’s the distinction: Most quality women will have a man in their life that they refer to as their ‘boyfriend’. However, they aren’t in love with this guy, and they may only find him mildly attractive, if at all. Bottom line, if a more attractive prospect comes their way, they will drop this ‘boyfriend’ in a heartbeat to be with the man who is more attractive, because this will give them) higher social status.

Woman are always looking to upgrade their social status. This is partly why they dream about being with a celebrity or other powerful public figure. These are the people society sees as at the height of modern social status.

Most things women do in a social environment are either to increase their social value, or to prevent it from dropping. Many girls are terrified of being seen to have lower social value, and so will avoid any behaviour that could be interpreted as being ‘slutty’ in the eyes of her social group, because this is a low social value behaviour to them.

Similarly, a girl who is ‘single’ has lower social value. This affects not only her own social status, but also the status of her peer group. Have you ever noticed how a girl’s friends will try really hard to set her up with a guy if she is single? This is because if any member of their social group is single, the value of the whole group suffers.

Ok, so that explains a bit of the social theory behind women’s behaviour. You don’t have to worry about why exactly things are like this, but if you are interested then look into evolutionary biology. In a nutshell, they are all evolved behaviours that increase the chances of survival and replication.

Very well, so how can knowing this help us?

Well, often when interacting with women, you will hear some variation of the following:

“I have a boyfriend.”

To a normal guy, this would kill them dead in their tracks. But next time this happens to you, just stop for a moment and consider that it may not be the red light you first think.

Instead, follow the following steps:

1. Don’t let it phase you. As far as you are concerned you don’t know how serious this so-called boyfriend is. At the moment it is mentioned, treat it as irrelevant.
2. During the course of conversation, check if they are a real bf, or just a ‘waiting to upgrade’. Ask the girl some subtle questions about how satisfied she is sexually, and with life in general. Watch her answers, but pay special attention to her bodylanguage to gague how serious her and her boyfriend are. You will be able to pick up the subtle non-verbal clues that he is just the ‘stand-in’ guy until a quality man comes along.
3. If you can tell her boyfriend is real, and they are genuinely in love, leave it alone. Trust me, it may sound like a cool idea to try and win her over, but it really isn’t worth the resulting potential drama and violence. There are loads more girls out there, just move on.
4. If however, you think that she is eligible for the boyfriend upgrade program, then just proceed as normal. Let the girl realise you are much better than her current stand-in. Allow your attractive traits to be conveyed naturally, as you would in any other interaction.

On many occasions, if they are really into you, they won’t even mention the ‘boyfriend’. Especially if they are on their own with you, and their peer group won’t find out.

But if she does mention it, just follow the steps above. Let her realise naturally that you are a much better prospect, and let things flow from there.

I don’t advocate trying to steal girls from their boyfriends, but I do advocate being the best man you can, and if she decides that it is better than what she has currently, then so be it.

So next time a girl says, “I have a boyfriend.” Stop and think twice. It may not be the brick-wall you used to think it was.

The post Dating Secrets: How To Be a Girl’s ‘Boyfriend’ Upgrade appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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Ever notice how all the ‘how to get girls’ stuff out there is essentially the same rehashed stuff? If you’re like me, you’re totally jaded about this and want something fresh, something new. And something that is thermo-nuclear-powerful in getting women attracted to you, that ain’t just more boring flirting tips. Am I close? Well, […]

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Ever notice how all the ‘how to get girls’ stuff out there is essentially the same rehashed stuff? If you’re like me, you’re totally jaded about this and want something fresh, something new. And something that is thermo-nuclear-powerful in getting women attracted to you, that ain’t just more boring flirting tips. Am I close?

Well, first a word of warning. The tactics in this article is really powerful stuff. It’s not to be used lightly. If you use these techniques recklessly then you could wind up in a drama-filled-world of scorned jealous women. We’re playing with people’s belief systems here, so just be aware that this stuff is deep and extremely powerful.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: With great power comes great responsibility.

Warning over, on to the juicy-goodness…

The idea here is you want to emulate the kinda stuff that cult leaders do, only in a positive way that enhances women’s lives, rather than the normal stereotypical negative nasty manipulative way that cult leaders usually carry on (giving all us benevolent leaders a bad name in the process). This runs deep to the core of asking yourself the age-old question: What do women want?

First, read this list.

How to be a cult leader (in five simple steps):
*Support her dreams
*Allay her fears
*Confirm her suspicions
*Justify her failures
*Cast stones at her enemies

Now, we’ll look at each point in turn, and how to apply it specifically to interactions with women.

Support Her Dreams

Every girl has dreams. Very few have the self-belief, and the tenacity to see those dreams through to completion by themselves. Your role here is the ‘mentor’, the ‘coach’. Take a personal interest in making her dreams come true. Encourage her, make her believe she can do it.

Allay Her Fears

If you think us guys are plagued with limiting beliefs, then I got a surprise for you: It is about 10x as bad for women. Most women are going through life literally crippled by their own self-beliefs. Just look at the hordes of women who have unhealthy obsessions with looking good, buying various non-essential fashion items, eating disorders, etc. Much of this is caused by women having the belief that deep down they are afraid of not being attractive enough, young enough, thin enough, etc., etc.

This is where you come in. Put these fears a woman has to bed. Let her know she is attractive enough. Let her know she has the potential in her to achieve greatness. Let her know that you like her character, that she is something more than just skin-deep.

Reframe the fears she has about herself, and it will create a strong bond between the two of you.

Confirm Her Suspicions

Most girls suspect that guys are only out for one thing: sex. Be the one to confirm this to her. Confirming it sets you up as the authority, and cements in this bond we have been building.

Another thing women suspect is that guys are shallow. And look around, the majority of guys out there *are* shallow. But not you and me, that’s why we’re here learning how to improve our interactions.

Confirm this to her, and then demonstrate that you are separate and distinct to these guys. I like to say, “I’m not shallow at all. You have to be gorgeous AND have a great personality.” This makes them laugh and subtly lets them know you *get it*.

Justify Her Failures

No girl is perfect. She will have messed up in the past. Maybe she didn’t get a job she went for, or she thinks she was a bad daughter when she was younger.

Let her know that it wasn’t necessarily her fault. Give justifications for the way she acted, and make her see it another way. Maybe she didn’t get the job because the person interviewing her felt intimidated and threatened by her talent, and feared for their own future career, or similar.

Justify her failures to further strengthen the connection to you.

Cast Stones at Her Enemies

All girls have enemies. Adopt an ‘us vs them’ frame with these enemies.

Maybe you work together, and the common enemy is the boss. Talk about the injustices at your office. Or maybe she has some former friends who cast her out and are mean to her. Talk to her about this and talk about how out of line these people are for treating her so badly.

Do a bit of exploring, find the enemies, and cast a few stones at them.

Ok, that covers the basics. The idea is we’re emulating the kinda stuff that cult leaders do, only in a positive way that enhances women’s lives, rather than the normal stereotypical negative nasty manipulative way that cult leaders carry on (giving all us benevolent leaders a bad name in the process).

Now, if you’ve done the above, then you will have done two things:
1. Improved the girl’s life dramatically.
2. Built a very powerful, deep-rooted connection to her (possibly stronger than she’s ever felt to any other man).

So, bottom line, it’s pretty good shit 🙂 In fact it’s one of the best tactics I know that covers everything from how to attract girls, getting a girlfriend, ultimately leading you to success with women. If someone asks me how to get a girlfriend, this is the exact advice I give them. It’s that powerful entire relationships have been built on these foundations.

One final warning:

Make sure you are doing this to enhance women’s lives, or I will hunt you down and make a shameful example of you for all the internet to see. You have been warned. Now, go out there, overcome your shyness, meet women, get approaching women, and start improving their lives.

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Ever notice how all the ‘how to get girls’ stuff out there is essentially the same rehashed stuff? If you’re like me, you’re totally jaded about this and want something fresh, something new. And something that is thermo-nuclear-powerful in getting women attracted to you, that ain’t just more boring flirting tips. Am I close? Well, […]

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Ever notice how all the ‘how to get girls’ stuff out there is essentially the same rehashed stuff? If you’re like me, you’re totally jaded about this and want something fresh, something new. And something that is thermo-nuclear-powerful in getting women attracted to you, that ain’t just more boring flirting tips. Am I close?

Well, first a word of warning. The tactics in this article is really powerful stuff. It’s not to be used lightly. If you use these techniques recklessly then you could wind up in a drama-filled-world of scorned jealous women. We’re playing with people’s belief systems here, so just be aware that this stuff is deep and extremely powerful.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: With great power comes great responsibility.

Warning over, on to the juicy-goodness…

The idea here is you want to emulate the kinda stuff that cult leaders do, only in a positive way that enhances women’s lives, rather than the normal stereotypical negative nasty manipulative way that cult leaders usually carry on (giving all us benevolent leaders a bad name in the process). This runs deep to the core of asking yourself the age-old question: What do women want?

First, read this list.

How to be a cult leader (in five simple steps):
*Support her dreams
*Allay her fears
*Confirm her suspicions
*Justify her failures
*Cast stones at her enemies

Now, we’ll look at each point in turn, and how to apply it specifically to interactions with women.

Support Her Dreams

Every girl has dreams. Very few have the self-belief, and the tenacity to see those dreams through to completion by themselves. Your role here is the ‘mentor’, the ‘coach’. Take a personal interest in making her dreams come true. Encourage her, make her believe she can do it.

Allay Her Fears

If you think us guys are plagued with limiting beliefs, then I got a surprise for you: It is about 10x as bad for women. Most women are going through life literally crippled by their own self-beliefs. Just look at the hordes of women who have unhealthy obsessions with looking good, buying various non-essential fashion items, eating disorders, etc. Much of this is caused by women having the belief that deep down they are afraid of not being attractive enough, young enough, thin enough, etc., etc.

This is where you come in. Put these fears a woman has to bed. Let her know she is attractive enough. Let her know she has the potential in her to achieve greatness. Let her know that you like her character, that she is something more than just skin-deep.

Reframe the fears she has about herself, and it will create a strong bond between the two of you.

Confirm Her Suspicions

Most girls suspect that guys are only out for one thing: sex. Be the one to confirm this to her. Confirming it sets you up as the authority, and cements in this bond we have been building.

Another thing women suspect is that guys are shallow. And look around, the majority of guys out there *are* shallow. But not you and me, that’s why we’re here learning how to improve our interactions.

Confirm this to her, and then demonstrate that you are separate and distinct to these guys. I like to say, “I’m not shallow at all. You have to be gorgeous AND have a great personality.” This makes them laugh and subtly lets them know you *get it*.

Justify Her Failures

No girl is perfect. She will have messed up in the past. Maybe she didn’t get a job she went for, or she thinks she was a bad daughter when she was younger.

Let her know that it wasn’t necessarily her fault. Give justifications for the way she acted, and make her see it another way. Maybe she didn’t get the job because the person interviewing her felt intimidated and threatened by her talent, and feared for their own future career, or similar.

Justify her failures to further strengthen the connection to you.

Cast Stones at Her Enemies

All girls have enemies. Adopt an ‘us vs them’ frame with these enemies.

Maybe you work together, and the common enemy is the boss. Talk about the injustices at your office. Or maybe she has some former friends who cast her out and are mean to her. Talk to her about this and talk about how out of line these people are for treating her so badly.

Do a bit of exploring, find the enemies, and cast a few stones at them.

Ok, that covers the basics. The idea is we’re emulating the kinda stuff that cult leaders do, only in a positive way that enhances women’s lives, rather than the normal stereotypical negative nasty manipulative way that cult leaders carry on (giving all us benevolent leaders a bad name in the process).

Now, if you’ve done the above, then you will have done two things:
1. Improved the girl’s life dramatically.
2. Built a very powerful, deep-rooted connection to her (possibly stronger than she’s ever felt to any other man).

So, bottom line, it’s pretty good shit 🙂 In fact it’s one of the best tactics I know that covers everything from how to attract girls, getting a girlfriend, ultimately leading you to success with women. If someone asks me how to get a girlfriend, this is the exact advice I give them. It’s that powerful entire relationships have been built on these foundations.

One final warning:

Make sure you are doing this to enhance women’s lives, or I will hunt you down and make a shameful example of you for all the internet to see. You have been warned. Now, go out there, overcome your shyness, meet women, get approaching women, and start improving their lives.

The post How To Get Girls By Being a ‘Cult Leader’ appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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The first thing I want you to do is answer the following question, “Have you ever thought what it must be like for the shy girl?” For those of you who are shy this probably won’t be too much of a problem. For those of you who are pretty confident in most situations will maybe […]

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The first thing I want you to do is answer the following question, “Have you ever thought what it must be like for the shy girl?”

For those of you who are shy this probably won’t be too much of a problem. For those of you who are pretty confident in most situations will maybe not know so much. Let’s have a closer look…

Low self esteem / confidence

Shy girls will most likely have lower self esteem or suffer from confidence issues. They will not be very comfortable in themselves and thus that’s where the problem lies. By not being very confident in themselves they will project this onto you.

Whether it’s a shy girls body language or the way they talk to you, it may come across to you as they don’t want to talk to you or they are not interested in you. However this may not be the case. They actually might really like you, but they to scared to want to talk to you.

Understand

Due to this lack of confidence / self esteem they may find it hard to talk to others. However you must make sure that you understand one critical thing. Even though she may come across like she is not interested, really deep down she might want to talk to you.

It’s a fine line between knowing whether she is interested or not. With a shy girl, this is something that you just have to judge because there is no set rule. There is no big sign that will tell you one way or the other.

But always bear in mind that because she is shy, it may come across like she is not interested when she really is. You need to look for signs shy girl likes you. Use your common sense to decide which one it is and act accordingly.

With that said, let’s move on…

What can you do?

You need to make the girl feel comfortable around you. There maybe a few things running through her head such as:

* Why is he talking to me?
* How can he find me attractive?
* Surely there is someone else that he can talk to who is better than me?

Knowing how to get a shy girl to talk to you is all about making her feel comfortable and letting her know that you are talking to her because she is a cool, interesting person to hang with.

What to do

When you start talking to her be calm and cool. It may be difficult to get her to open up but don’t let that affect you. If you are finding it hard to strike up a decent conversation them remember that it’s because she probably has low self-esteem or confidence issues and doesn’t feel that what she has to say is important enough.

Therefore you have to keep positive and keep trying to find something that will get her talking. If you hit something that she is a little more confident about because she is really into it, then you will probably find she will open up to you. You should listen to what she has to say and don’t try to dominate the conversation. Just keep the conversation relaxed and flowing.

Make sure your body language is pretty calm around her as well. Being really boisterous and very animated may make her feel uncomfortable around you. You need to make sure that you match her energy level when it comes to your body language. Otherwise you could easily scare her off.

Also make sure that you don’t talk about anything that comes across bitchy or hateful. Like slagging off someone or being mean about them. If you are able to do this about others then she will assume that you will probably say something similar about her in the future. If she is not very confident then she will most likely think this.

Final thoughts

In order to learn how to get a shy girl to talk to you, you need to realise that it’s less bout how to impress a girl and more about taking your time and a steady approach which will hopefully lead to a conversation. Don’t run in guns-blazing cos’ that will most likely make her run a mile.

You need to talk to her and dig deep to find something that she is confident enough to want to talk to you about. Once you have found one thing, as with any conversation, you will probably find a shedload more. The conversation will just flow and continue to snowball from there.

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The first thing I want you to do is answer the following question, “Have you ever thought what it must be like for the shy girl?”

For those of you who are shy this probably won’t be too much of a problem. For those of you who are pretty confident in most situations will maybe not know so much. Let’s have a closer look…

Low self esteem / confidence

Shy girls will most likely have lower self esteem or suffer from confidence issues. They will not be very comfortable in themselves and thus that’s where the problem lies. By not being very confident in themselves they will project this onto you.

Whether it’s a shy girls body language or the way they talk to you, it may come across to you as they don’t want to talk to you or they are not interested in you. However this may not be the case. They actually might really like you, but they to scared to want to talk to you.

Understand

Due to this lack of confidence / self esteem they may find it hard to talk to others. However you must make sure that you understand one critical thing. Even though she may come across like she is not interested, really deep down she might want to talk to you.

It’s a fine line between knowing whether she is interested or not. With a shy girl, this is something that you just have to judge because there is no set rule. There is no big sign that will tell you one way or the other.

But always bear in mind that because she is shy, it may come across like she is not interested when she really is. You need to look for signs shy girl likes you. Use your common sense to decide which one it is and act accordingly.

With that said, let’s move on…

What can you do?

You need to make the girl feel comfortable around you. There maybe a few things running through her head such as:

* Why is he talking to me?
* How can he find me attractive?
* Surely there is someone else that he can talk to who is better than me?

Knowing how to get a shy girl to talk to you is all about making her feel comfortable and letting her know that you are talking to her because she is a cool, interesting person to hang with.

What to do

When you start talking to her be calm and cool. It may be difficult to get her to open up but don’t let that affect you. If you are finding it hard to strike up a decent conversation them remember that it’s because she probably has low self-esteem or confidence issues and doesn’t feel that what she has to say is important enough.

Therefore you have to keep positive and keep trying to find something that will get her talking. If you hit something that she is a little more confident about because she is really into it, then you will probably find she will open up to you. You should listen to what she has to say and don’t try to dominate the conversation. Just keep the conversation relaxed and flowing.

Make sure your body language is pretty calm around her as well. Being really boisterous and very animated may make her feel uncomfortable around you. You need to make sure that you match her energy level when it comes to your body language. Otherwise you could easily scare her off.

Also make sure that you don’t talk about anything that comes across bitchy or hateful. Like slagging off someone or being mean about them. If you are able to do this about others then she will assume that you will probably say something similar about her in the future. If she is not very confident then she will most likely think this.

Final thoughts

In order to learn how to get a shy girl to talk to you, you need to realise that it’s less bout how to impress a girl and more about taking your time and a steady approach which will hopefully lead to a conversation. Don’t run in guns-blazing cos’ that will most likely make her run a mile.

You need to talk to her and dig deep to find something that she is confident enough to want to talk to you about. Once you have found one thing, as with any conversation, you will probably find a shedload more. The conversation will just flow and continue to snowball from there.

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Excerpted from Fate of Your Date: Divination for Dating, Mating, and Relating (Chronicle Books)

If life and dating were as simple as a mathematical equation, maybe we’d all have it figured out by now. You know, 1 + 1 = 2. Well, kiddies, we have some stellar news for you. When you unlock the simple secrets of numerology, your dating life will really add up to something.

One of the basic precepts of dating divination is that energy is everything. Unfortunately, from Day One we’re taught that physical reality can’t be transcended. To some degree this is true, but just because you can’t walk through walls doesn’t mean that you can’t harness and manipulate energy. And numbers are merely energy. It’s true. Numerology is simply the study of numbers and their symbolic significance – their energy. Each number has its own unique vibration and meaning.

Numerology’s roots lie in several ancient traditions. You’ll find references to numerology in the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah, and in African, Egyptian, Babylonian, Chinese and Tibetan divination. It was famously used by an ancient Greek mathematician. Remember that pesky Pythagorean theory? Well, we have wise old Pythagoras to thank for that. Contemporary Western numerology is based on the system he developed, although it’s evolved quite a bit since our old friend Pyth roamed the earth. Numerology fell out of favor in the West for quite some time, but interest picked up again in the good old days of the 20th century, and modern metaphysicians rely on it heavily.

Common Denominator

If you think of numbers as symbolic representations of energy or vibrations, you’ll understand much better how to use them in daily life. In numerology, numbers are as consequential as matter. Our relationship to the numbers in our life is not at all arbitrary. Their energy is subtle, but extremely powerful. Because human beings have practiced numerology for thousands of years and in myriad cultures, the meanings of numbers have been ingrained in our collective unconscious and, quite possibly, our DNA. We may not understand what numbers mean intellectually, but deep in our core we know exactly what they mean.

Every modern numerologist has a slightly different approach, but we’ve developed a special dating divination methodology for you, so you can dip your sticky little fingers into the cosmic cookie jar. All you need is your birth date, and your date’s birth date, of course

Hey, Baby, What’s Your Number?

You don’t need to be a master of calculus to figure out your personal number. It’s quite simple. Just add up the numbers in your birth date and then reduce them to a single digit. (See below.) Start with the actual day, (single digits stay the same, double digits get added together. Then add this figure to the number for the month of your birth. Then reduce the year of your birth to a single digit by adding the four numbers together. Finally, add these two figures together. You’ll get a single digit. This digit is considered your personal number. For example, if your birth date were April 14th, 1971, the calculation would look like this: (4/14/1971)

Add the digits of the birth date: 1+4 = 5

Add the month to the above figure: + 4 = 9

Then add the four digits of the year of birth: 1+9+7+1 = 18

Reduce this to one digit: 1+8=9

Then add together the two numbers, for the date/month and the year: 9 + 9 = 18

Reduce this down as much as possible: 1+ 8 = 9

The personal number for this birth date is nine. (If you don’t have the actual birth date, you can also calculate a personal number just from the year of birth. This number reflects a generational tendency, but it still works well.)

The personal birth-date number represents one’s potential, and the soul’s goal this lifetime. But every day of the year also has a number. Figure out the number for the day you first encountered your intended, and calculate the number for your scheduled date. The results can be very telling.

One Is the Loveliest Number

Don’t be fooled into thinking that your personal number (or your date’s number, for that matter) is the be-all, and end-all, of your personality. We’re talking potential here, nothing written in stone. Because numerology is endlessly complex and so many other factors are at play, these numbers should be looked at merely as a jumping-off point. Remember that your specimen is also having a particular “numerological year” right now. That means their personal number (and yours too) is affected by current conditions. You can determine the number for the current year (called the personal year) by adding it to the birth numbers, discussed above. Use the same method of reduction to get a final number that suggests the nature of the current year.

The Numbers Game – What Our Digits Mean

1 – Pioneering, creative, energetic; shows leadership qualities; can be selfish and dictatorial

2 – Diplomatic, trustworthy, loyal; can be sensitive and gullible

3 – Communicative, pleasure seeking, generous; can be scatterbrained and impractical

4 – Responsible, reliable, disciplined; can be impatient and overly dominant

5 – Magnetic, friendly, passionate; can be indecisive and hyperactive

6 – Philosophical, intuitive, generous; can be jealous and argumentative

7 – Sensitive, perceptive, spiritual; can be cold and secretive

8 – Intelligent, confident, determined; can be intolerant and unforgiving

9 – Broad-minded, intuitive, happy-go-lucky; can be selfish and resentful

Planning an event or reflecting on a past date? If you’re calculating the number for a particular event, think of the above numbers as reflecting the personality of the day, or your or your date’s temperament on that day.

Mastery

To add to your math homework, we have has some additional numbers for you to crunch. Numbers 11 and 22 are considered extra, extra special. If a birth date adds up to an 11 or a 22, do not reduce it to a single digit. These two numbers possess a certain intensity – they pack a mighty numerological wallop. Both 11 and 22 indicate a passionate personality – for better and for worse. Eleven is the most intuitive of all the numbers. It is extremely sensitive, a number for dreamers, representing insight without rational thought. There’s an artistic bent to this number that can indicate either greatness or a great fall from grace. Twenty-two is considered the most practical and ambitious of all the numbers. It’s down to earth, allowing the person to turn fantasies into realities. Achievement is the prime mover for the 22 – and they’ll go the extra mile to get what they want, although they can also be ambitious to the point of exhaustion and depression.

Summing It Up

Numerology has myriad applications. We all seem to be attracted or repelled by certain numbers. Often a special number will pop up over and over in our lives. Some report waking at the same time each morning sans alarm clock, getting the same amount of change on a regular basis, or moving into houses with the same numerical address over and over. These recurring relationships with numbers should add some depth to your numerological understanding. Look up the meaning of any numbers that recur often – the universe may be trying to give you a message. Notice the time of day that your date calls to ask you out, your intended’s phone number, and the number (address and phone) of the venue to which your date takes you. All of these numbers have significance.

Author bio

Mary Aragon is the tarot reader behind AbcTarot.com. Her mission is to make tarot understandable for everyone as a tool for reflecting and understanding our life.

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Excerpted from Fate of Your Date: Divination for Dating, Mating, and Relating (Chronicle Books)

If life and dating were as simple as a mathematical equation, maybe we’d all have it figured out by now. You know, 1 + 1 = 2. Well, kiddies, we have some stellar news for you. When you unlock the simple secrets of numerology, your dating life will really add up to something.

One of the basic precepts of dating divination is that energy is everything. Unfortunately, from Day One we’re taught that physical reality can’t be transcended. To some degree this is true, but just because you can’t walk through walls doesn’t mean that you can’t harness and manipulate energy. And numbers are merely energy. It’s true. Numerology is simply the study of numbers and their symbolic significance – their energy. Each number has its own unique vibration and meaning.

Numerology’s roots lie in several ancient traditions. You’ll find references to numerology in the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah, and in African, Egyptian, Babylonian, Chinese and Tibetan divination. It was famously used by an ancient Greek mathematician. Remember that pesky Pythagorean theory? Well, we have wise old Pythagoras to thank for that. Contemporary Western numerology is based on the system he developed, although it’s evolved quite a bit since our old friend Pyth roamed the earth. Numerology fell out of favor in the West for quite some time, but interest picked up again in the good old days of the 20th century, and modern metaphysicians rely on it heavily.

Common Denominator

If you think of numbers as symbolic representations of energy or vibrations, you’ll understand much better how to use them in daily life. In numerology, numbers are as consequential as matter. Our relationship to the numbers in our life is not at all arbitrary. Their energy is subtle, but extremely powerful. Because human beings have practiced numerology for thousands of years and in myriad cultures, the meanings of numbers have been ingrained in our collective unconscious and, quite possibly, our DNA. We may not understand what numbers mean intellectually, but deep in our core we know exactly what they mean.

Every modern numerologist has a slightly different approach, but we’ve developed a special dating divination methodology for you, so you can dip your sticky little fingers into the cosmic cookie jar. All you need is your birth date, and your date’s birth date, of course

Hey, Baby, What’s Your Number?

You don’t need to be a master of calculus to figure out your personal number. It’s quite simple. Just add up the numbers in your birth date and then reduce them to a single digit. (See below.) Start with the actual day, (single digits stay the same, double digits get added together. Then add this figure to the number for the month of your birth. Then reduce the year of your birth to a single digit by adding the four numbers together. Finally, add these two figures together. You’ll get a single digit. This digit is considered your personal number. For example, if your birth date were April 14th, 1971, the calculation would look like this: (4/14/1971)

Add the digits of the birth date: 1+4 = 5

Add the month to the above figure: + 4 = 9

Then add the four digits of the year of birth: 1+9+7+1 = 18

Reduce this to one digit: 1+8=9

Then add together the two numbers, for the date/month and the year: 9 + 9 = 18

Reduce this down as much as possible: 1+ 8 = 9

The personal number for this birth date is nine. (If you don’t have the actual birth date, you can also calculate a personal number just from the year of birth. This number reflects a generational tendency, but it still works well.)

The personal birth-date number represents one’s potential, and the soul’s goal this lifetime. But every day of the year also has a number. Figure out the number for the day you first encountered your intended, and calculate the number for your scheduled date. The results can be very telling.

One Is the Loveliest Number

Don’t be fooled into thinking that your personal number (or your date’s number, for that matter) is the be-all, and end-all, of your personality. We’re talking potential here, nothing written in stone. Because numerology is endlessly complex and so many other factors are at play, these numbers should be looked at merely as a jumping-off point. Remember that your specimen is also having a particular “numerological year” right now. That means their personal number (and yours too) is affected by current conditions. You can determine the number for the current year (called the personal year) by adding it to the birth numbers, discussed above. Use the same method of reduction to get a final number that suggests the nature of the current year.

The Numbers Game – What Our Digits Mean

1 – Pioneering, creative, energetic; shows leadership qualities; can be selfish and dictatorial

2 – Diplomatic, trustworthy, loyal; can be sensitive and gullible

3 – Communicative, pleasure seeking, generous; can be scatterbrained and impractical

4 – Responsible, reliable, disciplined; can be impatient and overly dominant

5 – Magnetic, friendly, passionate; can be indecisive and hyperactive

6 – Philosophical, intuitive, generous; can be jealous and argumentative

7 – Sensitive, perceptive, spiritual; can be cold and secretive

8 – Intelligent, confident, determined; can be intolerant and unforgiving

9 – Broad-minded, intuitive, happy-go-lucky; can be selfish and resentful

Planning an event or reflecting on a past date? If you’re calculating the number for a particular event, think of the above numbers as reflecting the personality of the day, or your or your date’s temperament on that day.

Mastery

To add to your math homework, we have has some additional numbers for you to crunch. Numbers 11 and 22 are considered extra, extra special. If a birth date adds up to an 11 or a 22, do not reduce it to a single digit. These two numbers possess a certain intensity – they pack a mighty numerological wallop. Both 11 and 22 indicate a passionate personality – for better and for worse. Eleven is the most intuitive of all the numbers. It is extremely sensitive, a number for dreamers, representing insight without rational thought. There’s an artistic bent to this number that can indicate either greatness or a great fall from grace. Twenty-two is considered the most practical and ambitious of all the numbers. It’s down to earth, allowing the person to turn fantasies into realities. Achievement is the prime mover for the 22 – and they’ll go the extra mile to get what they want, although they can also be ambitious to the point of exhaustion and depression.

Summing It Up

Numerology has myriad applications. We all seem to be attracted or repelled by certain numbers. Often a special number will pop up over and over in our lives. Some report waking at the same time each morning sans alarm clock, getting the same amount of change on a regular basis, or moving into houses with the same numerical address over and over. These recurring relationships with numbers should add some depth to your numerological understanding. Look up the meaning of any numbers that recur often – the universe may be trying to give you a message. Notice the time of day that your date calls to ask you out, your intended’s phone number, and the number (address and phone) of the venue to which your date takes you. All of these numbers have significance.

Author bio

Mary Aragon is the tarot reader behind AbcTarot.com. Her mission is to make tarot understandable for everyone as a tool for reflecting and understanding our life.

The post Dating by Numerology: Does Your Love Life Add Up? appeared first on Loveawake.com blog.

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If you are a Christian and you respect your own tradition and customs, then you might wrongly assume that online dating is not something worth trying and that you won’t be able to meet the right type of people there. That, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. Christian people have also recognized the benefits of online dating and they have started using it to their advantage. You should undeniably try to do the same thing. If you’re not sure about it, you can find out more about why giving it a try is a good idea.

Apart from telling you that you can definitely meet other single Christians online, I have some more good news for you. What you should know is that there are now certain websites out there that are created with one specific goal in mind, i.e. the goal of connecting Christian people together and helping them meet each other. If you have heard about Christian Mingle, than it means that you have heard about one of those sites already.

So, this means that things have become even easier for you, but here is one thing that might not be as easy as you might have thought. Simply put, you still have to make sure that you are choosing the right website to join, because not all of those will be very successful at connecting you to other Christians and helping you achieve your goal of meeting a person that holds the same beliefs and respects the same traditions. That is why you should never rush into making this choice and you should, instead, take your time to do some research and find the perfect option.

In the event that you don’t really know how to do the mentioned research, chances are that you will get a tiny bit frustrated. Well, let me assure you that there is no reason for any frustrations whatsoever, because I am about to share some tips that will certainly help you find the perfect Christian website and join the perfect platform that will help you meet the people you want to meet. So, let us start checking out those tips right away.

Find Some Objective Reviews

The most important thing you should do is find some great review websites that are created to help you understand how each and every one of these dating sites works. So, if you come across Christian Mingle, for example, your task should be to find a Christian Mingle review or two before deciding if you want to join that platform. These reviews will help you basically get all the information you need regarding certain platforms, which will bring you one huge step closer to finding the perfect place where you will be able to connect to like-minded individuals.

Of course, there is something you should keep in mind when searching for these reviews. Simply said, you need to make sure that you are reading those that are provided by reputable and trustworthy websites, meaning that you’ll have to spend some time focusing on choosing the correct review sites for you. Finding some great ones, though, won’t be that difficult and you’ll manage to recognize them by the comprehensiveness of their reviews and the fact that they’ll provide you with objective information, including both the pros and the cons of certain Christian dating platforms.

Check The Pros And Cons

Pros And Cons

Speaking about pros and cons, those are next on your list of things you should check. The point is that no dating website is absolutely perfect, meaning that you cannot expect to find a miracle. This further means that you will need to learn both about the pros and cons of certain platforms, so that you can later properly weight those out and then decide if the pros beat the cons, or if it is the other way around. I suppose you do understand why reading both about the pros and the cons is important.

The good thing is that you will most likely manage to read about those while checking out those reviews that I have mentioned above. If, however, you cannot seem to find the comprehensive information you need with the help of the reviews, you might want to try checking what the other users of these sites have to say, either by finding their comments online, or by talking to them directly if that is an option. In any case, weighing the pros and cons is certainly important, so I advise you not to skip that step.

If you’re worried that you won’t be successful at online dating, you could use these tips: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/love-digitally/201811/7-steps-being-successful-in-online-dating

Check The Registration Process

Once you are done gathering some general information about these Christian dating sites such as Christian Mingle and similar, you should take some time to check out the registration process and some other more specific things. It should go without saying that you don’t want the registration process to be too complicated and that you don’t want to spend hours trying to complete it, only to realize afterwards that you’ve done something wrong and that you perhaps need to do the whole thing all over again. I am getting frustrated just by imagining this and I bet that you are too.

This is why having a look at the actual registration process before making your final choice is significant. You want everything to be straightforward and simple, because the real work will begin only after you’ve registered and you certainly don’t want to waste your whole energy on that process of registering. Once again, the reviews that I have mentioned above might be able to offer some insight into this particular process, which will certainly be of huge help. So, make sure to check those reviews out thoroughly, because they can be filled with information you need, including info about the process of creating your account on Christian Mingle and similar platforms.

Check The User Database

Before you start creating your account, though, it would be a wise idea to check the actual user database, because you want to know what kinds of people you’ll be able to meet on those platforms. Sure, you already know that they will be Christians, but I am certain that there are a few more things you will want to know, such as the average age, locations and things like those. So, try to find information regarding the user database before jumping towards creating your profile, because you don’t want to end up connecting to people you have nothing else in common with other than your Christianity. That certainly wouldn’t lead to any dating success.

Compare The Prices

As you probably know already, some of these platforms need to be paid for, while others can offer their services for free. Generally, the paid ones are a much better option, as they are safer and they give you higher chances of succeeding in your dating endeavors. Still, this doesn’t mean that you should be ready to pay just any price and that you shouldn’t worry about getting ripped off. That’s why you should check and compare the prices before making a final choice.

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If you are a Christian and you respect your own tradition and customs, then you might wrongly assume that online dating is not something worth trying and that you won’t be able to meet the right type of people there. That, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. Christian people have also recognized the benefits of online dating and they have started using it to their advantage. You should undeniably try to do the same thing. If you’re not sure about it, you can find out more about why giving it a try is a good idea.

Apart from telling you that you can definitely meet other single Christians online, I have some more good news for you. What you should know is that there are now certain websites out there that are created with one specific goal in mind, i.e. the goal of connecting Christian people together and helping them meet each other. If you have heard about Christian Mingle, than it means that you have heard about one of those sites already.

So, this means that things have become even easier for you, but here is one thing that might not be as easy as you might have thought. Simply put, you still have to make sure that you are choosing the right website to join, because not all of those will be very successful at connecting you to other Christians and helping you achieve your goal of meeting a person that holds the same beliefs and respects the same traditions. That is why you should never rush into making this choice and you should, instead, take your time to do some research and find the perfect option.

In the event that you don’t really know how to do the mentioned research, chances are that you will get a tiny bit frustrated. Well, let me assure you that there is no reason for any frustrations whatsoever, because I am about to share some tips that will certainly help you find the perfect Christian website and join the perfect platform that will help you meet the people you want to meet. So, let us start checking out those tips right away.

Find Some Objective Reviews

The most important thing you should do is find some great review websites that are created to help you understand how each and every one of these dating sites works. So, if you come across Christian Mingle, for example, your task should be to find a Christian Mingle review or two before deciding if you want to join that platform. These reviews will help you basically get all the information you need regarding certain platforms, which will bring you one huge step closer to finding the perfect place where you will be able to connect to like-minded individuals.

Of course, there is something you should keep in mind when searching for these reviews. Simply said, you need to make sure that you are reading those that are provided by reputable and trustworthy websites, meaning that you’ll have to spend some time focusing on choosing the correct review sites for you. Finding some great ones, though, won’t be that difficult and you’ll manage to recognize them by the comprehensiveness of their reviews and the fact that they’ll provide you with objective information, including both the pros and the cons of certain Christian dating platforms.

Check The Pros And Cons

Pros And Cons

Speaking about pros and cons, those are next on your list of things you should check. The point is that no dating website is absolutely perfect, meaning that you cannot expect to find a miracle. This further means that you will need to learn both about the pros and cons of certain platforms, so that you can later properly weight those out and then decide if the pros beat the cons, or if it is the other way around. I suppose you do understand why reading both about the pros and the cons is important.

The good thing is that you will most likely manage to read about those while checking out those reviews that I have mentioned above. If, however, you cannot seem to find the comprehensive information you need with the help of the reviews, you might want to try checking what the other users of these sites have to say, either by finding their comments online, or by talking to them directly if that is an option. In any case, weighing the pros and cons is certainly important, so I advise you not to skip that step.

If you’re worried that you won’t be successful at online dating, you could use these tips: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/love-digitally/201811/7-steps-being-successful-in-online-dating

Check The Registration Process

Once you are done gathering some general information about these Christian dating sites such as Christian Mingle and similar, you should take some time to check out the registration process and some other more specific things. It should go without saying that you don’t want the registration process to be too complicated and that you don’t want to spend hours trying to complete it, only to realize afterwards that you’ve done something wrong and that you perhaps need to do the whole thing all over again. I am getting frustrated just by imagining this and I bet that you are too.

This is why having a look at the actual registration process before making your final choice is significant. You want everything to be straightforward and simple, because the real work will begin only after you’ve registered and you certainly don’t want to waste your whole energy on that process of registering. Once again, the reviews that I have mentioned above might be able to offer some insight into this particular process, which will certainly be of huge help. So, make sure to check those reviews out thoroughly, because they can be filled with information you need, including info about the process of creating your account on Christian Mingle and similar platforms.

Check The User Database

Before you start creating your account, though, it would be a wise idea to check the actual user database, because you want to know what kinds of people you’ll be able to meet on those platforms. Sure, you already know that they will be Christians, but I am certain that there are a few more things you will want to know, such as the average age, locations and things like those. So, try to find information regarding the user database before jumping towards creating your profile, because you don’t want to end up connecting to people you have nothing else in common with other than your Christianity. That certainly wouldn’t lead to any dating success.

Compare The Prices

As you probably know already, some of these platforms need to be paid for, while others can offer their services for free. Generally, the paid ones are a much better option, as they are safer and they give you higher chances of succeeding in your dating endeavors. Still, this doesn’t mean that you should be ready to pay just any price and that you shouldn’t worry about getting ripped off. That’s why you should check and compare the prices before making a final choice.

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Ideal people don’t exist, but girls do not stop looking for the perfect chosen one who combines the qualities of a romantic prince and a brutal macho man. So, a man of a Russian woman’s dreams, what does he look like? The ideal, like any exclusively personal object, depending on individual tastes, can be opposite, […]

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Ideal people don’t exist, but girls do not stop looking for the perfect chosen one who combines the qualities of a romantic prince and a brutal macho man. So, a man of a Russian woman’s dreams, what does he look like?

The ideal, like any exclusively personal object, depending on individual tastes, can be opposite, according to different people. But there are still some general touches that everyone uses in his way, finishing the overall picture. These fuzzy lines, which serve as a dotted line, should most likely carry a positive charge. Simply put, an ideal is something positive and bright.

When people get into the perspective of any concept, it is necessary to remember that a person is not a robot, and nothing extreme should be allowed.

Today, several options are suitable for the image of the ideal man at once. You can’t just look at a person and say that they are perfect. And what can it be if some single Russian ladies like blondes, others like brunettes, others like family men, and the fourth is completely attracted to the contents of men’s wallets? Nevertheless, the psychological portrait of the ideal man can be more or less generalized. Let’s try to identify some universal criteria to determine which guys belong to single Russian ladies’ preferences.

A man must be strong. Despite the latest fashion trends for frailty and femininity, the ability to protect and help a woman is still appreciated. It is very nice if a man is fond of sports, goes to the gym, or, at least, does exercises in the morning. It’s nice to see a muscular body, against which a woman is just Thumbelina. Many young ladies are not prepared to resist a particular color of a man’s eyes. Some melt from blue eyes; others tend to brown or green. But, you must agree: looking into the eyes, you can really “drown” in them and completely forget what you just asked. The portrait of the perfect man is supplemented by the fact, in Russia – brunettes are loved much more than blondes. Maybe because this hair color looks more brutal and courageous than light ones.

These qualities are combined into one category for a reason. Also, they can be continued by an endless list because this is the standard of behavior in society from the moral side. Agree that no one will like an evil cunning liar with whom it is impossible to communicate. If these traits are not brought up in a man, then it is unlikely that he will pull himself together. Although everything can happen.

Generosity – this characteristic of men is liked by Russian women. However, the stinginess should not be confused with the thrifty. But it’s no secret that girls love surprises. It might sound very mercantile, still: give flowers or soft toys to your girlfriend. Taking your woman to an unusual place time over time will definitely make her happy.

Gallantry, a gentleman’s behavior – call it in the way that seems best to you. But a rude man who doesn’t give his lady a hand when she needs it won’t be tolerated by a Russian female. But, do not be fooled by the first impression: even if your girl turns out to be very independent – she still wants you to be a gentleman. Attention, caress, kind words – something that a woman will surely appreciate! After all, demonstrations in support in a difficult moment can melt any heart.

It is easy to conquer a Russian lady’s heart through some unusual hobby. It helps to represent yourself from the best side. If you are interested in poetry – read your favorite poem, like fast motorcycle riding – offer to ride, swim well – hold a master class in the pool. Impress her with your skills!

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Ideal people don’t exist, but girls do not stop looking for the perfect chosen one who combines the qualities of a romantic prince and a brutal macho man. So, a man of a Russian woman’s dreams, what does he look like? The ideal, like any exclusively personal object, depending on individual tastes, can be opposite, […]

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Ideal people don’t exist, but girls do not stop looking for the perfect chosen one who combines the qualities of a romantic prince and a brutal macho man. So, a man of a Russian woman’s dreams, what does he look like?

The ideal, like any exclusively personal object, depending on individual tastes, can be opposite, according to different people. But there are still some general touches that everyone uses in his way, finishing the overall picture. These fuzzy lines, which serve as a dotted line, should most likely carry a positive charge. Simply put, an ideal is something positive and bright.

When people get into the perspective of any concept, it is necessary to remember that a person is not a robot, and nothing extreme should be allowed.

Today, several options are suitable for the image of the ideal man at once. You can’t just look at a person and say that they are perfect. And what can it be if some single Russian ladies like blondes, others like brunettes, others like family men, and the fourth is completely attracted to the contents of men’s wallets? Nevertheless, the psychological portrait of the ideal man can be more or less generalized. Let’s try to identify some universal criteria to determine which guys belong to single Russian ladies’ preferences.

A man must be strong. Despite the latest fashion trends for frailty and femininity, the ability to protect and help a woman is still appreciated. It is very nice if a man is fond of sports, goes to the gym, or, at least, does exercises in the morning. It’s nice to see a muscular body, against which a woman is just Thumbelina. Many young ladies are not prepared to resist a particular color of a man’s eyes. Some melt from blue eyes; others tend to brown or green. But, you must agree: looking into the eyes, you can really “drown” in them and completely forget what you just asked. The portrait of the perfect man is supplemented by the fact, in Russia – brunettes are loved much more than blondes. Maybe because this hair color looks more brutal and courageous than light ones.

These qualities are combined into one category for a reason. Also, they can be continued by an endless list because this is the standard of behavior in society from the moral side. Agree that no one will like an evil cunning liar with whom it is impossible to communicate. If these traits are not brought up in a man, then it is unlikely that he will pull himself together. Although everything can happen.

Generosity – this characteristic of men is liked by Russian women. However, the stinginess should not be confused with the thrifty. But it’s no secret that girls love surprises. It might sound very mercantile, still: give flowers or soft toys to your girlfriend. Taking your woman to an unusual place time over time will definitely make her happy.

Gallantry, a gentleman’s behavior – call it in the way that seems best to you. But a rude man who doesn’t give his lady a hand when she needs it won’t be tolerated by a Russian female. But, do not be fooled by the first impression: even if your girl turns out to be very independent – she still wants you to be a gentleman. Attention, caress, kind words – something that a woman will surely appreciate! After all, demonstrations in support in a difficult moment can melt any heart.

It is easy to conquer a Russian lady’s heart through some unusual hobby. It helps to represent yourself from the best side. If you are interested in poetry – read your favorite poem, like fast motorcycle riding – offer to ride, swim well – hold a master class in the pool. Impress her with your skills!

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Some women just absolutely melt when they see a man walking his dog downtown or playing catch with his dog in the park. However, most women do not realize that the type of dog that a man owns really does say a lot about his character and the type of person that he is. Many […]

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Some women just absolutely melt when they see a man walking his dog downtown or playing catch with his dog in the park. However, most women do not realize that the type of dog that a man owns really does say a lot about his character and the type of person that he is. Many dog experts will tell you that there is a link between the type of dog that a man has and his overall personality.

Jack Russell Terrier

men who have a Jack Russell Terrier as their best companion are most likely very active men. Many with this type of dogs may appear to have a serious side but they in fact are just high on life. They have a tough time sitting still for long periods and they tend to be a bit on the wild side.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are a common breed of dog for some men. Most owners of these dog types are classified as the guy-next-door type. They are the all-American boy that you would be proud to take home to meet the family. Men that have Labs as pets are often very predictable and dependable in nature.

Beagle

many people often associate Beagles with the cartoon character, Snoopy. However, what the cartoons rarely depicted is that fact that these dogs go through separation anxiety and they often howl, upsetting their neighbors. Men who own these types of dogs are their happiest when they are spending time with friends and family. They, like their dog, also have a sweet personality and love to cuddle.

Collie

Collies are one of the most disciplined dog breeds and extremely focused. Men that own Collies do not like women who play mind games at all.

Pug

Men that own Pugs are solid and secure but they are also romantic at heart. These men often are open-minded and look past the flaws that a woman may have.

Mutt

Mutt owners are humble and laid-back. They are also good at determining right from wrong and usually follow the right path. They also appreciate the flaws in a woman since it is what makes the woman.

Husky

While Husky dogs are beautiful dogs to look at with piercing eyes and stunning fur, you may have a tough time deciding if you like the dog or the owner best. Men who own these types of dogs are often sexy and they are true nature lovers.

Saint Bernard

Men that own Saint Bernard’s are oftentimes ones who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. In addition, these men also love to please other people.

Bulldog

Bulldogs are a man’s dog. These type of men are mostly a meat and potatoes kind of person and love their sports as well.

While the type of dog you own may have some influence on who you are, it’s still important to take the time to learn about a person. When you really what to know what your potential partner is all about, then get the lines of communication rolling and ask.

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Some women just absolutely melt when they see a man walking his dog downtown or playing catch with his dog in the park. However, most women do not realize that the type of dog that a man owns really does say a lot about his character and the type of person that he is. Many […]

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Some women just absolutely melt when they see a man walking his dog downtown or playing catch with his dog in the park. However, most women do not realize that the type of dog that a man owns really does say a lot about his character and the type of person that he is. Many dog experts will tell you that there is a link between the type of dog that a man has and his overall personality.

Jack Russell Terrier

men who have a Jack Russell Terrier as their best companion are most likely very active men. Many with this type of dogs may appear to have a serious side but they in fact are just high on life. They have a tough time sitting still for long periods and they tend to be a bit on the wild side.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are a common breed of dog for some men. Most owners of these dog types are classified as the guy-next-door type. They are the all-American boy that you would be proud to take home to meet the family. Men that have Labs as pets are often very predictable and dependable in nature.

Beagle

many people often associate Beagles with the cartoon character, Snoopy. However, what the cartoons rarely depicted is that fact that these dogs go through separation anxiety and they often howl, upsetting their neighbors. Men who own these types of dogs are their happiest when they are spending time with friends and family. They, like their dog, also have a sweet personality and love to cuddle.

Collie

Collies are one of the most disciplined dog breeds and extremely focused. Men that own Collies do not like women who play mind games at all.

Pug

Men that own Pugs are solid and secure but they are also romantic at heart. These men often are open-minded and look past the flaws that a woman may have.

Mutt

Mutt owners are humble and laid-back. They are also good at determining right from wrong and usually follow the right path. They also appreciate the flaws in a woman since it is what makes the woman.

Husky

While Husky dogs are beautiful dogs to look at with piercing eyes and stunning fur, you may have a tough time deciding if you like the dog or the owner best. Men who own these types of dogs are often sexy and they are true nature lovers.

Saint Bernard

Men that own Saint Bernard’s are oftentimes ones who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. In addition, these men also love to please other people.

Bulldog

Bulldogs are a man’s dog. These type of men are mostly a meat and potatoes kind of person and love their sports as well.

While the type of dog you own may have some influence on who you are, it’s still important to take the time to learn about a person. When you really what to know what your potential partner is all about, then get the lines of communication rolling and ask.

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