Everyone who has dated since the advent of dating apps and dating websites in the early 2000s knows the dread of receiving a mindless starter like “Hey” or “What’s Up?” These are usually the same types of people who give one word answers or an “I don’t know” to the simplest of questions.
These types of openers and responses create a conversation dead space that is entirely palpable. There’s nowhere to go. You almost have to give random anecdotes and voluntary confessions to even keep the flow of chatter going. However, there is a much better way.
There are questions that not only open the door to great conversation, but increase the likelihood that the person you’re talking to will want to continue talking to you. Not all interesting questions need to be serious, though. Intersperse deep philosophical meanderings with random, quirky, stupid questions and enjoy the magic of a fulfilling dialogue.
While much of the disgusting stuff that humanity engages in won’t necessarily kill you, it does give me a high degree of debilitating heebie jeebies and I’m here to provide some tips for personal comfort, however asinine and unnecessary.
It’s not worth trading your wishes, dreams, or wildest ambitions for the sake of avoiding judgment. Appeasement is the death of self.
The beach is a place for unabashed relaxation, peace, solace, and sand in your nether regions. It’s for day drinking, day napping, and reading trashy tabloids and erotic novellas.
It shouldn’t be a place that brings the same kinds of stress and annoyance as your everyday life, but it can sometimes cross into that territory when rude assholes aren’t following common sense protocol.
The art of effective networking can completely change your life, your career, your opportunities, and your compensation.
Admittedly, living in the suburbs may not be as exciting or glamorous as living in a big, famous city, but it’s benefits far outweigh its shortcomings.
When you’ve decided that it might be time to vacate your present position, it can be a daunting decision.
Do you feel as if you’re always the one doing your work properly, accurately, and efficiently?
If you’re anything like me, you fall into the deepest and most convoluted of YouTube voids: instructional videos
What’s done is done and it’s time to find out what we’re going to do tomorrow.
Just because we strive for a balance between work and life doesn’t make us bad people.
Whenever I found myself in a new place, the first step was forging a cast of characters to go on adventures with, laugh with, argue with, and talk incessantly about stupid and interesting things.
If submitting to the expectations of our surroundings means growing up, I’ll try wholeheartedly to refuse.
Follow these simple rules of binge watching etiquette to keep your relationship from becoming a rocky situation.
Spending several days in a car traveling across uncharted territory can be one of the greatest or one of the scariest experiences of your life. Follow these tips to ensure your long-distance road trip is nothing but smooth sailing.
Despite what popular convention may dictate, turning 30 doesn’t mean that you have to hang up any semblance of having fun. Raving doesn’t have to stop after age 30.
Here’s to dancing, partying, drinking, and getting crunk without spending too much of your hard-earned money.
There are so many reasons to get out there and start hiking to improve your mental and physical health. Find yours.
Should the opportunity arise, you might want to move somewhere as far as possible from your current living situation. It’s an invaluable experience.
Follow my how to guide for planning the perfect first date and have a mutually great time with anyone you’re trying to impress.
There is an unlimited array of options for volunteer organizations, so the trick is to find work that you value.
Whether you’re hoping to snag some responses on Bumble, furiously swiping right on Tinder, or looking to find your life partner on eHarmony, you would be wise to follow these 5 tips for writing a compelling online dating profile.
Staying positive doesn’t have to entail lying to yourself or downplaying challenges and tragedy, but it’s the surest way to make the most of every second you’re conscious.
Here is my list of three exclusive methods to maintain spontaneity in a long-term relationship:
After all, you spend more time at work than you do with your friends, family, and loved ones combined. Make sure you’re doing something that you love.
Fall is my favorite season because it’s host to so many things I love. It’s the perfect light hoodie whether where you can feel as comfortable in short sleeves as you do in long.
My only hope is that, through some of my most brutal honesty, any suicidal or depressed people out there read this and find a way to cope long enough to find out how beautiful and valuable this little, fleeting slice of existence can truly be.
Learn why surviving on little to no sleep is not only encouraged, but sometimes a really great idea.
If you’ve always dreamed of drinking in parks, on beaches, in movie theaters, or watching parades, then invest in a disposable flask.
I spent so much of my life being unhappy and unfulfilled and it took me a really long time to see the light, so I wanted to take the time to share some strategies I’ve implemented to help myself lead a more positive existence.
The tingles are at the heart of the ASMR experience. It produces a kind of low-grade euphoria that makes your whole body feel relaxed and allows positive, affirming feelings to take the place of negative thought loops in your head.
Find what makes you happiest and make an honest effort to do it by yourself a few times, unencumbered by preconception. Let life’s ever-unpredictable convolution lead you down a path to self-discovery. Meet some new faces. Have some real discussions outside of talking about the weather or your jobs.