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Being Friends With Benefits Screwed Me Up

Unsplash / Sylvie TittelBeing friends with benefits made me believe my body was the only valuable piece of myself. It made me wonder what...

I Suck At Showing Love

Unsplash / Lauren RichmondI do not give enough compliments. I do not give enough hugs. And I do not say those three little words...

I Suck At Showing Love

Unsplash / Lauren RichmondI do not give enough compliments. I do not give enough hugs. And I do not say those three little words...

I Suck At Showing Love

Unsplash / Lauren RichmondI do not give enough compliments. I do not give enough hugs. And I do not say those three little words...

Date Me Or Turn Me Down (But Do Not Keep Me...

Unsplash / Zelle DudaI don’t want you to string me along for months and make me think we are going to end up in...

Why Are You Dating Her When You Didn’t Want To Date...

Unsplash / Scott BroomeI accepted our status as just friends. I understood you were not ready for a relationship. I never held that against you....

Why Are You Dating Her When You Didn’t Want To Date...

Unsplash / Scott BroomeI accepted our status as just friends. I understood you were not ready for a relationship. I never held that against you....

How You Are Secretly Going To Feel On July 25 (Based...

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The Temptation Each Zodiac Is Going To Experience On Friday July...

Be careful on Friday July 20th. Aries: March 21st – April 19th You are going to be tempted to skip your workout routine. Taurus: April 20th –...

The Warning You Deserve On Thursday July 19 (Based On Your...

Do not go through Thursday July 19 without following this advice. Aries: March 21st – April 19th Do not allow others to silence your voice. Taurus: April...

How He Will Kiss You On Wednesday July 18 (Based On...

This is what kind of kiss you should expect on Wednesday July 18. Aries: March 21st – April 19th Hungrily Taurus: April 20th – May 20th Unexpectedly Gemini: May...

How Your Crush Is Going To Act On Tuesday July 17...

This is what your crush has in store for you on Tuesday July 17. You want your crush to be sweet and sensitive and sexual...

What Your Biggest Regret Will Be On Monday July 16 (Based...

Aries: March 21st – April 19th You are going to get angry, get lost in the moment, and end up saying something mean that you...

The America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer Is Saved For The Most...

America’s Got Talent is a televised competition meant to discover the most talented men and women scattered across the country. However, unlike most reality...

I’m Not Going To Worry About Someone Who Doesn’t Worry About...

Unsplash / James GillespieDon’t complain about how we never talk anymore if you haven’t been picking up the phone and texting me either. It’s...

What Happens When You Become Comfortable In A Relationship

Unsplash / ActionVanceBeing comfortable doesn’t have to mean that you stop putting effort into your relationship, that you stop dressing up nice and going...

What Happens When You Become Comfortable In A Relationship

Unsplash / ActionVanceBeing comfortable doesn’t have to mean that you stop putting effort into your relationship, that you stop dressing up nice and going...

What Happens When You Become Comfortable In A Relationship

Unsplash / ActionVanceBeing comfortable doesn’t have to mean that you stop putting effort into your relationship, that you stop dressing up nice and going...

What Happens When You Become Comfortable In A Relationship

Unsplash / ActionVanceBeing comfortable doesn’t have to mean that you stop putting effort into your relationship, that you stop dressing up nice and going...

The Worst Part Of Dating Is ‘The Talking Stage’

Unsplash / David FanuelYou met someone you liked and exchanged numbers. Now you have been texting back and forth. You have been sending spontaneous...

The Worst Part Of Dating Is ‘The Talking Stage’

Unsplash / David FanuelYou met someone you liked and exchanged numbers. Now you have been texting back and forth. You have been sending spontaneous...

I Don’t Want To Plan Every Single Date

Unsplash / ALP StudioI don’t want to plan every single date. I don’t want to be the one stuck doing all the work. I want...

Never Settle For Someone Inconsistent

Unsplash / ALP StudioWhen I complain about mixed signals, I am really complaining about inconsistency. I am complaining about how I never know whether...

Never Settle For Someone Inconsistent

Unsplash / ALP StudioWhen I complain about mixed signals, I am really complaining about inconsistency. I am complaining about how I never know whether...

Your Daily Reminder For June 25 (Based On Your Zodiac Sign)

Aries: March 21st – April 19th Procrastinating is only going to hurt you. Do your future self a favor and be productive today. Taurus: April 20th...

My Anxiety Makes Me Uncomfortable Around Family And Friends

Unsplash / Allef ViniciusI wish more people understood the way anxiety works. It seems like everyone can understand why public speaking makes me sick...

Dating Someone Toxic Does Not Mean You Are ‘Desperate’

Unsplash / Tyler NixI have fallen for toxic people before, people who manipulated me, people who took control of every aspect of my world —...

What Saturday June 23 Has In Store For You Based On...

Aries: March 21st – April 19th This weekend, you are going to get blackout drunk with your friends. You’ve been talking about how badly you...

I Am Slowly Learning To Give Myself More Credit

Unsplash / Luis Cortes MartinezI am slowly learning that I don’t give myself enough credit. I am my own biggest critic. No matter how...

If He Liked You, He Would Answer Your Texts

Unsplash / Kev Costello If he wanted to start a relationship with you, if he wanted to turn you into his girlfriend, if he wanted...

If I Choose To Date You, That Means I’m Serious About...

Unsplash / Dani VivancoI am not going to dive into a relationship with someone unless I am 100% sure they are a good match...

You Shouldn’t Hide Your Anxiety From Your Forever Person

God & ManYour forever person might not know the right thing to say when your anxiety gets the best of you — but they...

Never Let Your Walls Down

Unsplash / FreestocksI was brave enough to let my guard down — I gave someone full access to my heart and soul — and...

15 Signs He Does Not Want To Date You (But Is...

Unsplash / Mean Shadows 1. Whenever you ask him if he’s free to hang out, he has an excuse about how he already has plans or...

Toxic Guys Seem Like The Nicest Guys At First

Unsplash / Leslie JonesToxic guys (and girls) are not going to show their true selves in the courting stage or during the puppy-love period...

The Surprise Waiting For You On June 22 (That Could Potentially...

Aries: March 21st – April 19th You are going to get a text message from someone you thought you would never hear from again. Taurus: April...

I Am Slowly Learning You Can Have Doubts About Yourself And...

Unsplash / Kyle LoftusIn the past, there have been days where I wanted to give up because I felt like trying was pointless. Days...

I Needed A Friend, Not Just A Boyfriend

God & ManI liked the relationship-y parts of our relationship. Holding hands. Posting pictures across social media. Showing you off to my family. Having...

My Insecurities Are Ruining My Love Life

Unsplash / Alex IbyWhen someone gives signals they are interested in me, I am oblivious. I assume they are only being nice when they...

Why Did You Cut Me Out Of Your World?

Unsplash / Analise BenevidesI don’t understand why you walked away after everything I have done for you. After all of the arguments I let...

When You Love Someone, You Let Your Walls Down

God & ManYou cannot keep your heart guarded forever. Once you find someone — someone you can trust, someone you can rely on, someone...

Don’t Make Hypothetical Plans With Me

Unsplash / Vladislav NikonovDon’t tell me you want to get drinks with me soon and that you hope to see me over the weekend...

When You’re Dating A Good Guy But Are Still Scared About...

Unsplash / João SilasWhen you date someone faithful, someone who would never dream of breaking his promises to you, you have a hard time...

When You Love Someone, You Share Your Secrets With Them

Unsplash / Tyler NixWhen you love someone, you let them inside the corners of your soul you keep hidden from the rest of the...

Overthinking Will Chase Away Your Forever Person

God & ManOverthinking will ruin your relationship, because it means you are not talking to each other. It means you are assuming what your...

You Are Confusing

Unsplash / Andrei LazarevYou will leave likes across my selfies and watch my snap stories, but when I try to continue a conversation with...

The Strongest Girls Care Too Much

The strongest girls are the ones who are unafraid of caring. The ones who will express their feelings without hesitation. The ones who realize...

Why Did You Come Back?

I made it clear that I wanted a relationship with you. You made it clear that you were not ready for a relationship with me. It...

The Way Your Love Life Is Going To Change On June...

Aries: March 21st – April 19th You are going to meet someone who makes you want a relationship again. Taurus: April 20th – May 20th You are...

Why We Never Kissed

I never kissed you, because as strong and independent as I always claim to be, I considered it your responsibility. I thought that, if...

I Miss Your Mixed Signals

Back when we were trapped inside our almost relationship that should have became something but never did, I hated your mixed signals. I wished you...

What You Are Going To Lose On June 19 (Unless You...

Aries: March 21st – April 19th Your patience. Taurus: April 20th – May 20th The trust of someone you adore. Gemini: May 21st – June 20th Your sense of...

The Most Romantic Love Letters For Him (Because Texts Are Not...

Do not keep your feelings inside. When you care about someone, you should let them know. Express your love instead of keeping it bottled...

The Way Your Crush Is Going To Make You Feel This...

What’s one thing that’s happened to you in your life that made you feel weak? Do you have a hunch about how you’re going to...

I Want A Love That Lasts

Unsplash / Sarandy WestfallI do not want a temporary love. A fleeting romance. The kind of relationship that feels like paradise at first but...

You Forced Her To Place A Wall Around Her Soft Heart

Unsplash / Daiga EllabyYou are the reason why she is deathly afraid of being abandoned. You are the reason why she doubts her self-worth. You...

Apologize To Yourself For Settling

God & ManApologize to yourself for all of the times when you were silently suffering. When you claimed you were fine because you didn’t want...

Why You Are (Potentially) Going To Have A Horrible Day On...

Aries: March 21st – April 19th You are putting too much on your plate at once. Taurus: April 20th – May 20th You are chasing after someone...

10 Ways A Toxic Relationship Made Me Love Myself Less

Unsplash / Frank Busch 1. You made me feel annoying. You would allow your thoughts to drift away whenever I tried to talk to you. You never...

If Your ‘Forever Person’ Does These 12 Things, They Do Not...

Unsplash / Parker Whitson 1. They never say thank you. Whenever you do something kind for them, they do not give you a hug or a kiss...

Anxiety Makes Me Stronger, Not Weaker

God & ManThere are days when I feel weak because my anxiety keeps me chained to my bedroom. On those days, I cannot summon...

Boys Flirt With Me — But Never Date Me

Unsplash / Jenny MarvinThere have been times when I felt like I was on the verge of dating someone but then the relationship fell...

What Happens When You Lead Her On

Unsplash / Hai PhungFind my eyes in a crowded room and smile at me. Choose the seat closest to me. Ask for my phone...
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