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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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                              Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                              How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                              How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                              Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                              The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                              The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                              Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                              Review Your Past Flow

                              Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                              Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                              Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                              Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                              Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                              Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                              Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                              We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                              Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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