Don’t believe you’re an amateur photographer that needs to capture every moment of your time together.
I don’t care if you want to make a Pic Stitch collage later.
The day you learn that accepting those things and supporting the other person’s needs and wants is the definition of love, your relationship improves. And if that means she has to sit through 5 football games in a row on a Saturday, then it means a lot to me when she does it with a smile and gets ice for me when I strain my back celebrating a touchdown. They are all secretly high-maintenance when it comes to farting. Women always want to feel like you still want to impress them.
Don’t step into a relationship with self-centered expectations and find yourself disappointed when they are not met to a T.
My boyfriend, Jeremiah, and I celebrated our one year (dating) anniversary on November 10th. Different schedules, and long spans of time apart due to travel, and different ideas about the best way to spend time together can be deal-breakers. Go as long as you can without breaking the barrier. If she says it’s fine, because she’s not one of those “high-maintenance girls”, but you can see her eye twitching as she talks, don’t take the bait. Even if she takes it a step further and farts in front of you, it’s a trap. Like you find them valuable enough to go out of your way for them. When you can freely lift your hands and sing loudly and praise God side-by-side with your partner, you can take on the world together.
To my friends and family who know my dating history, it was a miraculous occasion. You’ll think you guys are comfortable enough with each other and your relationship is “there”, but it’s not. It doesn’t matter if you have dated 1 month or 1 year or have been married 50 years. Worshipping brings you closer, it empowers you as a couple, it creates a heart-environment for you to work through your issues.
I, myself, still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I’ve actually been in a relationship for over a year. And it doesn’t mean you have to smother them in expensive gifts or elaborate dates. Women just want to feel like they still make you nervous and that you are thinking about them in unique ways and wanting to make a good impression on them. It levels the playing field and brings you both back to neutral.
No cheating, no “breaks”, not even too many silent treatments. From the first date, when I walked up in a navy shirt and black shorts, the look on her face said enough. Sure, some guys are able to blend the colors and pull it off in the magazines. It can be as simple as opening the car door, or spending time with her family when she’s gone, or not farting in her car. Making yourself vulnerable makes you so much stronger in her eyes.