All posts tagged: dating

Can Men & Women Just Be Friends?

It’s normal for people to build a bond with each other over time. But what if they’re of the opposite sex? Can guys and girls have friendships without drama or romantic feelings? This, of course, has been a question for the ages. We’ve seen all the classics like When Harry Met Sally, No Strings Attached, Friends With Benefits, and 13 Going on 30. Those romantic comedies tackled this great debate on the widescreen. We asked a few young women on their experiences with guys and if they had any awkward encounters because let’s face it we all have some really hot guy friend right? Tori, 19 | Of course, guys and girls can be friends! I have many guy friends. I go to parties, sporting events, and dinners with them all the time. They are really cool. I have brothers and I spent time with guys all the time so I’m really comfortable around them. Of course, some of us might develop romantic feelings but it goes away quickly over time. My guy friends already know that I have a boyfriend so they respect …

Is Valentine’s Day Overrated?

Is Valentine’s Day overrated? Is it just another holiday that big corporations can profit off of consumers? Or is it still a special day to express genuine emotions to love ones? This holiday might still be relevant holiday in order to share nice sentiments with others. We feel that the right person can make this day worthwhile.  YHM asks two young women how they view the day of love. Morgan Bibrey, 22 | I don’t think Valentine’s Day is overrated, but I don’t think it’s a big deal either. People shouldn’t be pushed into celebrating this holiday if they aren’t interested in it. I feel both parties, male and female, should make a mutual contribution on the holiday. But what I do find annoying about this day is how single people tend to complain how they don’t have a special someone to share time with. I think what everyone should remember is that you don’t need Valentine’s Day to show love. Vanessa Estiman, 20 | It’s a nice holiday and it reminds people how important love is. People …

A Mixtape of Love: The Perfect Way to Your Valentine’s Heart

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to get that special someone that you might want to spend the day with.  While many people choose to splurge and adore their Valentine with expensive gifts and flowers, there is always a way to avoid breaking the bank while also showing him or her how much you truly care. Mixtapes are the perfect way to show a great deal of sentiment and can also send a personal and intimate message to your significant other! Music has always had a strange and magical way of uniting and allowing people to express their love to one another, without actually conveying them with their own words. In Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Logan Lerman’s character, Charlie gives his love interest, Sam (played by Emma Watson), a series of mixtapes to show his love in a subtle but adorable way. A playlist of all the songs that make you think of your Valentine would certainly put a smile on their face. It shows that you …

Relationship Don’ts: How Being Impulsive Can Ruin Your Chances at Romance

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do. I also believe in love at first hello, wave, and conversation. I’m what you call an impulsive and a hopeless romantic person. A dangerous and tragic combination because it leaves room for foolish mistakes. In high school I was a quiet girl who was known to keep things to myself. I didn’t always share information about myself unless I had a crush (and that was many). The guy I would usually go after was tall, smart, and with a nice body. If he didn’t please my eye, he wasn’t worth my time. Now let’s get into the playbook. Mistake #1: Falling for a guy just because he is attractive is foolish because you are not preoccupied with getting to know him as a person. He could have a beautiful face and a great shape on the outside but have the soul of Perez Hilton on the inside. I was an impulsive girl who liked a challenge in guys. I wanted a guy that was hard to get. But …

The It Guy; Notes For Picking Prince Charming

Romance can be filled with spontaneous moments of “Aww! You shouldn’t have!” Then there are moments that are more like “I don’t know what to say.” Trust me that is not always a blissful reaction.  Instead it’s a search for words that can truthfully explain how your significant other doesn’t really understand you. You can re-make your list of all the qualities your prince charming should have a million times, but in the end it’s all about compatibility and connection. Why sit around and dream of or chase after someone who is only  “your type” when your special someone could be right before you. Here are some modest yet inspiring ways young women are making smart choices picking their “It Guy.” Ashley, 20 – When trying to find the right guy, a good place to start is just looking in the places that make you happy, like your favorite class or your favorite store. This is helpful because you’ll have something to talk about right away – your mutual interest – and it won’t seem …

Relationship Values 101: The Ladies Tell All

The spotlight is now on the ladies for the second edition of Notebook Confessions. Again we are talking up relationships, but these confessions are gonna get deeper as Team YHM flips through the pages of our dusty diaries from the past. We grabbed our pens and inked down all the deets from young women who are dishing up relationships values we should live by. These quotes are not like the cheeky lines delivered from your favorite chick flick about the perfect love. Take a look at some of the fab ways these beauties are making sense of…love. What are some helpful tips & values you think girls should keep when in a relationship? Georgette, 27 – Love you. Come filled with more than enough love and happiness within yourself. Oftentimes, we go in EXPECTING someone to make us happy. To some extent, yes that should happen, but if we get it right the first time, we would be overflowing with so much love and happiness for ourselves, that we have more than enough to give …