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Appreciate Your PartnerThe Worst Advice: If your boyfriend buys you a dress, wear that dress every single time you see him for the rest of your relationship. It will show him that you care. If he buys you jewelry, he now owns you.
The Real Advice: Let your partner know how much you appreciate all of the things they do for you. Whether your main squeeze woke you up with breakfast in bed, or simply helped you take out the trash, let him know that you are grateful for his presence in your life. No matter how big, or how small the gesture might be, just say thank you.
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Trust Your IntuitionThe Worst Advice: Do not continue to date a man if you know he’s not right for you. Don’t keep him around until you find someone better. That’s not fair to him or you. Don’t waste your time. Do what’s right. Have the courage to move on!
The Real Advice: This one is pretty normal, actually. Don't date someone you don't like.
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Let Men Chase You, but Don't Be Too Unavailable
The Worst Advice: Men are like lions. They don’t get too excited or aroused unless they have to chase after a lioness a bit. If the lioness is too tricky or runs too fast, however, the lion will just give up.
The Real Advice: Have a fun and active social life of your own. The time you spend with your partner is awesome, but it's equally important to have great friendships outside of your relationship. Find a healthy balance between spending time together, and spending time doing your own thing.
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Keep His Head Turning to Look at YouThe Worst Advice: Find out what he likes you to wear. To learn about everything he likes, you’ll need to ask him for specific details. Men have strong visual needs. There is no getting around this fact. Not all men, however, are looking for a girl in a mini skirt and caked-on mascara. Some men love to see a woman in nice-fitting jeans and a minimal amount of makeup. But definitely wear make up. There's no guy on the planet that wants to see what you actually look like.
The Real Advice: Be yourself. Wear comfortable clothes that make you feel good, and do your makeup however you want. If you feel your best in a killer pair of heels and red lipstick, wear that. If you'd rather jump out of the shower and just throw on a pair of sweats, that's fine too.
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Haste Makes WasteThe Worst Advice: Do not rush any aspect of the relationship building process. Resist the temptation to create instant closeness. No one likes to be pressured to feel a certain way. Allow the relationship to build naturally. If you rush it, you’ll get unnatural results. If you’re patient, it can become what you want.
The Real Advice: Make sure that you and your partner are both on the same page. Discuss whether you want to date exclusively, or see other people. Find out if he's interested in being your boyfriend, or just a casual fling. If you're both honest about what you want, it will be easier to make clear decisions.
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Don't Play GamesThe Worst Advice: We all know not to play mind games with boys, but did you know that you should also never play ANY kind of game with them either? Games that you shouldn't play with boys include, but are not limited to: board, sporting, tabletop, and trivia. If you do find yourself trapped in a situation where you absolutely cannot escape an inevitable round of tetherball or Monopoly with your man, always let him win. Men don't like it when women win games, period.
The Real Advice: Don't be manipulative or controlling towards your partner. Your significant other deserves honesty and open communication from you.
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Save Your Life Story for Your AutobiographyThe Worst Advice: Don’t tell him your whole life story right away. Prolong the mystery. In fact, always try to maintain some degree of anonymity in some area of your personality or life, as it naturally provokes more excitement. Mystery is a mental aphrodisiac!
The Real Advice: We're pretty sure your boyfriend is taking YOU out on a fancy mini golf date, not Carmen San Diego. Being mysterious and aloof will keep his attention for about five minutes. Honesty is always the best course of action. Just be yourself!
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Don't Have Sex on the First DateThe Worst Advice: Do not have sex with him on the first date. In fact, don’t have sex with him until he's made a dedicated commitment to you. During the heat of the moment, men will say things to get sex that they believe are true then, but later, when their head clears, they often feel completely different.
The Real Advice: Have sex with your partner whenever the two of you decide that you are ready to take that step. Maybe that "decision" happens at 2 a.m. when the bars close, or maybe that decision happens after you've been out on a few dates. It's totally up to you. As long as you're both consenting adult humans, feel free to sleep with your man whenever you want.