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14 Aphorisms about Dating and Romance

14 Aphorisms about Dating and Romance

Love is a universal language and a universal fixation. We are constantly seeking after it, listening to songs about it, watching friends and family engage in it, and trying to obtain it for ourselves, if we aren’t currently blessed with it. Dating and romance within love, specifically, are no small topics. There are countless books, courses, seminars and coaches dedicated to helping people improve their love lives.

While this post won’t guarantee you success in the dating and romance side of your life, it will provide a handful of distinct insights into how to approach and maintain a romantic relationship with greater depth and authenticity. Read on to discover 14 aphorisms about dating and romance.

1. Comfortable With Your Silence

Even in the best relationships, there will be moments with your significant other when you’re both silent. This is okay. In fact, this is simply human. Life is not filled with constant noise (even positive noise), nor should it be. Seek out someone who is comfortable with (and possibly even enjoys moments of) your silence.

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    2. Learn To Love Yourself

    Yes, every dating relationship is about two people coming together and enjoying the celebration of sharing in one another. Yet, if you don’t learn to healthfully love the person you already are, you’ll always be seeking the approval of others. Learn to appreciate who you are as an individual before you enter the realm of romance.

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      3. Every Woman Deserves A Man Who Will Praise Her

      Men, this one’s for you. The woman you’re with – or the woman you’re seeking – deserves a man who will praise her in front of other women. If you find yourself paying inordinate amounts of attention to other women, it’s time to reevaluate the priorities of your relationship.

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        4. It Is Better To Have Nobody

        It’s tempting to be in a romantic relationship just because of the benefits and feelings it provides. Yet, romantic relationships are a total drain if both people don’t want to be there. Don’t succumb to this tempting pressure.

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          5. Don’t Give Up

          In romance, great relationships take time and effort – just like anything else in life. It can seem like a no-brainer, but countless couples break up because they overlook the simple reality that hard work is required. Find someone who you’re willing and able to commit to, and give them your absolute best.

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            6. If It Makes Her Smile

            This one is self-explanatory. Gentlemen, if it makes her smile, feel free to do it more often!

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              7. Fall In Love With This Type Of Person

              Communication in romance can be deceptive and unfulfilling. Instead of settling for someone who merely “plays the act” well, look for someone whose actions consistently match their words.

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                8. If Life Can Remove Someone

                Oftentimes, life brings about the unexpected. Devastating blows to the romance-filled side of life can be traumatic. Yet, if you lose a dearly loved one, this also opens up room for being blessed with an even greater romantic partner further down the road.

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                  9. The Most Important Thing

                  The vast majority of all communication is non-verbal. That’s why it is so critical to listen to what isn’t being said in your dating relationship. In other words, learn to read between the lines.

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                    10. Never Apologize For This

                    Having emotions is a natural, normal, healthy thing as a human. You should never feel the need to apologize for being emotional or working to adequately and healthfully express your emotions.

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                      11. Be A Fountain

                      Another self-explanatory aphorism. In a romantic relationship (or any relationship, for that matter), it’s about giving out more than you take. Learn to love the act of generosity, and you’ll never be short on fulfilling relationships in your life.

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                        12. The Greatest Things You Can Do

                        Hey there men, this is another word of wisdom for you. The grandest gifts you can give your girl are small, honest gestures that let her know she’s on your mind and in your heart.

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                          13. How To Love A Person

                          Loving your romantic partner can often be easy, or come very naturally. Unfortunately, life isn’t perfect, and there will be numerous bumpy moments along the road. Loving a person involves seeing everything positive that makes them who they are, and reminding them of their goodness when they’ve fallen down.

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                            14. You Can Have This In Romance

                            In order to avoid spoiling the greatness of this image, I won’t write a ton on it. Simply put, when you commit yourself to the patient search of a partner you can give your all to, you will be met with unprecedented romantic success.

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                              7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                              7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                              Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                              Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                              1. Exercise Daily

                              It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                              If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                              Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                              If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                              2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                              Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                              One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                              This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                              3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                              Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                              Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                              Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                              4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                              Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                              The basic nutritional advice includes:

                              • Eat unprocessed foods
                              • Eat more veggies
                              • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                              • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                              Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                5. Watch Out for Travel

                                Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                6. Start Slow

                                Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                Final Thoughts

                                Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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