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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 March 13, 2019

                              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                              Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                              You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                              Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                              1. Work on the small tasks.

                              When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                              Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                              2. Take a break from your work desk.

                              Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                              Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                              3. Upgrade yourself

                              Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                              The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                              4. Talk to a friend.

                              Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                              Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                              5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                              If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                              Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                              Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                              6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                              If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                              Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                              Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                              7. Read a book (or blog).

                              The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                              Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                              Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                              8. Have a quick nap.

                              If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                              9. Remember why you are doing this.

                              Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                              What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                              10. Find some competition.

                              Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                              Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                              11. Go exercise.

                              Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                              Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                              As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                              Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                              12. Take a good break.

                              Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                              Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                              Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                              Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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