relationships

Don't Look For Perfect On A First Date

A lot of us go around trying to find that perfect somebody. Yet the person who completes you probably isn’t nearly as perfect as you might hope. Use your pessimism to set realistic expectations about the people you date.


Have More Meaningful Conversations To Avoid Burning Your Bridges

You’ve probably heard the saying “don’t burn your bridges before you cross them”. Usually, it’s a caution against doing things like suddenly quitting while telling your boss what you really think of him. Sales professional Tom Powers writes on LinkedIn that “burning bridges” is more often a slow burn that happens in small ways over time.


How Old You'll Be When You Marry In Australia (And How Long Your Divorce Will Take)

In 2013, 118,962 couples married in Australia and 47,638 couples were divorced. We’re older when both those things happen — but just how much older depends on where you live and whether you have been married before. Plus: how long divorce takes and how many of us don’t get married in church.


Build Stronger Groups Of Friends By Linking Them Together

Introducing separate friend groups to each other can be weird. The chemistry might not be there. Past histories might collide. However, by connecting these groups, you could also be creating a stronger social circle.


Second Cousins, Once Removed And Other Family Relationships Explained In Chart Form

With the holidays coming up, many of us are meeting relatives from our extended family. When they explain how they’re related, some of the terms are confusing. This chart gives you an easy guide.


How To Know When To Call It Quits In Your Relationship

Nobody likes to think about ending a relationship, but sometimes you have to face the hard truth: things just aren’t going to work out. Here are four of the biggest things to look for in a toxic relationship.


Six Questions To Ask Yourself Before Telling A Lie

Not every lie is bad. Some lies keep people happy and keep our relationships strong. Whether you’re keeping a close friend’s secret or telling our mother we love the sweater she knitted us, some lies are necessary — even helpful. Before you lie, though, ask yourself a few questions to see if a lie is really worth telling.


Don't Be Shy: Others Are Too Busy Worrying About Themselves To Notice

Next time you’re at the gym working out, meeting someone new, or out for the first time in a new outfit, remember that most other people are preoccupied thinking about themselves, so they’re not paying attention to you and your worries.


Everything You Need To Know To Have A Classy One-Night Stand

When it comes to one-night stands, it may be easy to just say “don’t do it”, but that’s no fun. If you do decide to follow someone home and end the evening on a high note (hopefully, anyway), this video is packed with tips to make sure you do it right and keep it classy. Well, as classy as possible.


Just How Risky Is Sexting?

Stories of teens taking and sending a naked picture of themselves with their phones have been all over the news media in recent years. The outcome? Shocking, according to reports which have suggested that humiliation and sometimes even suicide can follow.