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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. If It Makes Her Smile
This one is self-explanatory. Gentlemen, if it makes her smile, feel free to do it more often!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.