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Extra Cheese: 30 Of the Cheesiest Pickup Lines You’ve Ever Heard

Pickup lines can be a useful tool when you want to strike up a conversation with an attractive stranger. However, you have to remember that most pickup lines are absolutely awful! There are certain pickup lines that will send someone running away, rather than running into your arms. To help you know which ones to avoid, we've got the 30 cheesiest pickup lines you've ever heard. Check them out below!

  1. “If you were a burger at McDonald’s, you’d be named the McGorgeous.”
  2. “Your eyes are bluer than the Atlantic ocean and I don’t mind being lost at sea”
  3. “Let me guess, your middle name is Gillette, right? Because you’re the best a man can get.”
  4. “If you were words on a page, you’d be the fine print.”
  5. “I think you’re suffering from a lack of vitamin me.”
  6. “Was your dad a boxer? Because you’re a knockout!”
  7. “You must be a high test score. Because I want to take you home and show you to my mother.”
  8. “You must be a magician. Because any time I look at you, everyone else disappears.”
  9. “I may not be a photographer, but I can totally picture us together.”
  10. “If I had four quarters to give to the four prettiest women in the world, you would have a dollar.”
  11. “Remember me? Oh, that’s right, I’ve only met you in my dreams.”
  12. “You must be exhausted. You’ve been running through my mind all day.”
  13. “Kiss me if I’m wrong. But dinosaurs still exist, right?”
  14. “Aside from being drop-dead gorgeous, what do you do for a living?”
  15. “If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put ‘I’ and ‘U’ together.”
  16. “I wasn’t always religious, but I am now, because you’re the answer to all my prayers.”
  17. “If you were a vegetable, you would be a cute-cumber.”
  18. “I’m glad I remembered to bring my library card, cause I am totally checking you out.”
  19. “I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours?”
  20. “Well, here I am. What are your other two wishes for the genie?”
  21. “My buddies bet me that I wouldn’t be able to start a conversation with the most beautiful person in the club…What should we do with their money?”
  22. “You must be a campfire…Because you’re super hot and I want s’more.”
  23. “Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only Ten I See.”
  24. “There must be something wrong with my eyes. I can’t take them off you.”
  25. “Is your name Google? Because you have everything I’ve been searching for.”
  26. “Do you have a name or can I call you mine?”
  27. “I hope you know CPR, because you are taking my breath away!”
  28. “Can I follow you where you’re going right now? Cause my parents always told me to follow my dreams.”
  29. “I was wondering if you had an extra heart. Because mine was just stolen.”
  30. “I’m learning about important dates in history. Wanna be one of them?”

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What Is “Micro-Cheating” and How Will It Ruin Your Relationship?

It seems like there are always new terms being created that refer to dating and relationships. Just recently we added “ghosting” and “cuffing” to the dating lexicon, but the latest love-life term is “micro-cheating.” What exactly is considered micro-cheating and how does it differ from just plain old cheating?

Micro-cheating refers to small actions that don't constitute the definition of what most people consider to be actual cheating. For instance, the vast majority of people consider sleeping with someone else to be straight-up cheating. Micro-cheating can be considering sleeping with someone else. One way to think of micro-cheating is to consider it all of those little actions that eventually lead up to full-on cheating. Other actions that would be considered micro-cheating are flirting with someone, commenting something flirty on someone's social media, or even exchanging text messages with someone you're attracted to.

Micro-cheating is often overlooked by people because it doesn't involve actual physical infidelity. While most people in a relationship could see past their partner committing these acts of micro-cheating, it's important to acknowledge that micro-cheating is actually the result of an underlying problem in the relationship. It is a sign that your partner is seeking validation and romantic fulfillment from someone other than yourself. Even if they have not engaged in any physical interaction with this person, they are still looking to this person for something that they should be looking to you for. It's also important to note that many cases of micro-cheating eventually lead to actual cheating. You may think it is trivial that your partner has flirted with someone else or left a flirty comment on someone's social media, but you should consider what these little actions may lead up to if they continue.

Anytime you use “micro” as a prefix, it implies that something is to such a small degree that it is inconsequential. When it comes to micro-cheating, the idea of it being inconsequential should be thrown to the wayside. Micro-cheating is actually an incredibly dangerous and disrespectful behavior that should be addressed right away to save your relationship in the long run.

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Short-Term Romance: 8 Signs Your Partner Is Afraid Of Commitment

A common issue that comes up in many relationships is when one partner is afraid of commitment. Whether it's because they want to remain independent or they've seen bad examples of relationships in their life, some people are seriously scared to stay in a long-term relationship. So, what do you do if you find yourself with one of these individuals? How do you even know if you're with one of these people? Look for the following eight signs that your partner is afraid of commitment…

1. They Never Call You Their Boyfriend/Girlfriend

If your partner says they're “not into labels,” or they just refuse to call you their girlfriend or boyfriend, consider this a major red flag. This means that they want to keep the relationship casual and feel that if they acknowledge you as their boyfriend/girlfriend, they are officially in a relationship.

2. Their Previous Relationships Have All Been Short

If your partner has never ben in a long-term relationship, it should raise some concerns. Of course, not everyone has been in a long-term relationship that has spanned years, but if they haven't at least been in one that lasted a few months, it could be because they are afraid of making a long-term commitment to someone.

3. They Are More Interested In Spending Time With Their Friends

If you find that your partner would rather hang out with friends than spend time with you, consider it a warning sign. When a relationship is relatively new, the couple usually can't get enough of one another. So if your partner would rather spend time with other people at this stage in your relationship, they could be purposely keeping a wall up to avoid getting further involved.

4. They Never Talk About the Future

This warning sign is a major red flag and should not be ignored. If your partner never talks about the future, it's because they're not thinking of a future with you. They've already pegged this as a short-term relationship and they don't foresee you being in their life in the future.

5. They Don't Want To Meet Your Friends Or Family

If your partner doesn't want to meet your friends and family, it's because they don't want to take things to the next level. Meeting someone's family marks you as a serious couple, and for the person who is afraid of commitment, it's a step they never want to take.

6. They Don't Want You To Meet Their Friends Or Family

Like we just said, meeting someone's family means that you're now a serious couple. For this reason, a partner who is afraid of commitment will likely keep you away from their friends and family. They do not want you to get more involved in their life and they do not want the relationship to go that far.

7. They Make You Feel Like A Second Priority

If you feel like your partner is concerned with everything but you, it could be something they are doing on purpose. People who are afraid of commitment will keep romantic partners at arm's length. They will try to focus on other things so that they don't fall too hard for this person and find themselves in a serious relationship.

8. They Won't Acknowledge You On Social Media

It may seem trivial, but in today's world it holds a lot of weight. If your partner doesn't have pictures of you or doesn't mention you on their social media, there's a reason for this. They are afraid of making the relationship public, because that will only make it more real. They would rather keep your relationship hidden, so that it will be easier for them to walk away early on.

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On the Rocks: 5 Signs Your Relationship Is Ending

How do you know when a relationship is nearing the end? How can you tell that a breakup is in your near future? It's not always easy to spot the signs that your relationship is over, but we're always here to help. Check out five signs your relationship is ending below:

1. Your Partner Is Spending Time More Time With Friends and Family

If you find that your partner is spending more time with their friends and family while they're barely spending time with you, it could mean that your relationship is nearing its end. They are likely bored with you or knowing that they want out of the relationship, so they are transitioning to spending less and less time with you until it's nothing at all.

2. They Don't Tell You About Their Life Anymore

When you're happy and in love, your partner is always the first person you want to tell big news, So when your partner isn't telling you that something big has happened in their life, it's because they don't care to tell you. For instance, if they got a promotion at work and you're the last one to know, your relationship is officially on the rocks.

3. You Don't Do Anything Fun Anymore

Every relationship has inevitable ruts where you stop going out and doing “special” things. However, even during these ruts, most couples are still able to have fun together, whether it's just cooking dinner or watching TV. If you find that you can't seem to have fun with your partner no matter what you're doing, it's probably over.

4. You're Fantasizing About Other People…A Lot

Everyone fantasizes about someone other than their partner at some point. With that said, if you find that you're constantly fantasizing about other people or that there is one particular person you can't stop fantasizing about, it's because you're just not that into your partner anymore and maybe it's time to end the relationship.

5. You Don't Talk About the Future Anymore

In a healthy relationship, couples often make plans for their future together. If you find that you and your partner are no longer discussing your future, or that you are imaging a future without them, it's time to just end the relationship. You no longer see them as staying in your life, so you might as well end it now.

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Getting It Wrong: 40 Mistakes You’re Making In Your Marriage

When over half of all marriages end in divorce, you want to try extra hard to make yours last. It can be incredibly difficult to make a marriage work, especially if you're not even aware of the mistakes you may be making that could ultimately lead to the end. To help you recognize the mistakes that lead to divorce, check out the following forty mistakes you're making in your marriage:

  1. Not Saving Money Together
  2. Undermining Each Other
  3. Relying on Each Other Too Much
  4. Thinking You Don’t Have to Court Each Other
  5. Never Fighting
  6. Waiting Too Long to Try Therapy
  7. Having Unrealistic Expectations
  8. Ignoring Disconnection
  9. Never Going to Bed Angry
  10. Not Keeping Things Exciting
  11. Never Spending Time Alone Together
  12. Needing to Always Be Right
  13. Neglecting to Solve Problems
  14. Trying to Change Each Other
  15. Thinking Marriage Will Solve Your Problems
  16. Not Defining Boundaries
  17. Forgetting The Difference Between Love and Like
  18. Underestimating The Power of Date Night
  19. Not Appreciating Each Other
  20. Taking Your Phone to Bed
  21. Putting Your Children First
  22. Not Being Honest
  23. Waiting to Be “In The Mood” to Have Sex
  24. Not Having Each Other’s Backs
  25. Making Big Decisions Without Each Other
  26. Forgetting That Relationships Take Work
  27. Not Listening to Each Other
  28. Saying You Don’t Care
  29. Cheating
  30. Letting Outsiders In
  31. Not Having Sex
  32. Not Working on Yourselves
  33. Spending Too Much Time Together
  34. Forgetting to Talk About Sex and Desire
  35. Fighting for Control
  36. Not Being Friends Anymore
  37. Using Sex as a Barometer for The Relationship
  38. Not Being Totally Invested
  39. Spending More Time Planning the Wedding Than The Marriage
  40. Taking Each Other for Granted

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Getting Closer: 50 Bonding Activities For Couples

Let's be real” Things can get boring, even in the best relationships. When you've been with someone for a long time, it's normal for things to get stale. While it's totally normal for your relationship to get boring, it's not okay to let this ruin your relationship. Many marriages have actually fallen apart due to boredom. So how can you avoid this inevitable relationship plateau? The best way to keep your relationship lively is to find new ways to bond with your partner. When you've been together a long time, you may think that you've already bonded with your partner, but bonding is something that never has to end. You can always find new and exciting ways to bond with your partner and we've put together 50 of those ways for your consideration. Check out 50 great bonding activities for couples below!

  1. Art Appreciation
  2. Yoga
  3. Volunteering
  4. Music Festivals
  5. Ballroom Dancing
  6. Running
  7. Meditation
  8. Antiquing
  9. Self-Care
  10. Tennis
  11. Home Projects
  12. Hosting Dinner Parties
  13. Hiking
  14. Crossword Puzzles
  15. Learning A New Language
  16. Gardening
  17. Photography
  18. Road Trips
  19. Crafting
  20. Game Nights
  21. Starting A Side Business
  22. Classes and Workshops
  23. Bowling
  24. Mystery Date Nights
  25. Learning To Play An Instrument
  26. Scuba Diving
  27. Foraging
  28. Book Club
  29. Trying A New Food
  30. Blogging
  31. Camping
  32. Baking
  33. Cooking
  34. Coaching A Sport
  35. Kayaking or Canoeing
  36. Intramural Sports
  37. Sailing
  38. Birdwatching
  39. Raising Kids
  40. Getting/Giving A Massage
  41. Playing Video Games
  42. Wine Tasting and Collecting
  43. Skiing
  44. Scrapbooking
  45. Raising A Pet
  46. Sex
  47. Rock Climbing
  48. Going On An “Adventure”
  49. Going For A Bicycle Ride
  50. Traveling

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Don’t Listen To This!: 30 Terrible Relationship Tips

When it comes to dating and relationships, we all need some help. Many of us turn to family or friends for advice, but sometimes their advice isn't the best thing. There are some “words of wisdom” that can actually lead you astray and ruin your relationship in the long run! Check out thirty terrible relationship tips you should never follow:

  1. Let Them Make the First Move
  2. Living Together Is A Great Way to Test The Waters for The Future
  3. Play Hard to Get
  4. Never Go To Bed Angry
  5. Forgive and Forget
  6. Age Is Just a Number
  7. Don’t Put All of Your Eggs in One Basket
  8. Look For A Partner Who Loves All Your Hobbies
  9. If You Fall Out of Love, You Should Get Divorced
  10. Your Appearance Doesn’t Matter as Much Once You’re Married
  11. Opposites Attract
  12. Get Hitched in Your 20s for A Long, Happy Marriage
  13. Time Heals All Wounds
  14. Your Perfect Match Is Out There
  15. He/She Can Change
  16. If You’re Not the Breadwinner, Be Cautious About Spending Money
  17. Each Partner Should Do Their Fair Share
  18. The Guy Should Always Pay
  19. Give It Time, He’ll Propose Eventually
  20. The Secret to a Happy Marriage Is Compromise
  21. A Comfortable Life Is Worth a Lackluster Relationship
  22. Children Will Save Your Relationship
  23. A Woman Who Earns More Can Be Threatening to a Male Partner
  24. Leave The Past Behind You
  25. Cheating Means Your Relationship Is Over
  26. If You Don’t Like Them on the First Date, Give Them Another Chance
  27. The Person Who Earns the Most Should Always Pick Up the Tab
  28. If They Can’t Handle You at Your Worst, They Don’t Deserve Your Best
  29. Soulmates Exist
  30. Love Hurts

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Cultural Differences: Are Cultural Differences A Problem In Relationships?

We live in a diverse world that is home to many, many different cultures. While this is a beautiful thing and it's what makes society great, cultural differences can be problematic in romantic relationships. At the same time, differences in culture can also be beneficial in romantic relationships. How can this be? Let us explain below!

When It's Good

Cultural differences are good for relationships because they expose both people to different ideas and different customs. Dating someone with a significantly different culture from yourself can expose you to a whole new worldview that you had never been enlightened to. They can also expose you to new things that can enrich your everyday life, such as different foods and music. You may find that dating someone from a different culture widens your horizons and introduces you to many things you would have never otherwise experienced.

When It's Bad

Cultural differences can be bad for relationships when the differences in culture are too significant to work through. If you and your partner have different religious beliefs, or different cultural ideas about how women or homosexuals should be treated, you're going to run into some major problems. There are certain cultural ideas that can fundamentally challenge your beliefs, and it will be very hard to maintain a healthy relationship with someone in this scenario. This can also lead to many familial problems, considering that your family and their family will not likely see eye-to-eye on critical aspects of life.

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Left Unsaid: Is It Ever Okay To Keep Secrets From Your Partner?

There are a lot of questions that come up when you're in a relationship. One of those questions is, “Is it okay to keep a secret from my partner?” Some people feel that to be in a healthy relationship, you need to tell your partner everything. Others feel that it's okay to keep some things from your partner, for their own good or yours. So who is right? Below we're discussing if it's ever okay to keep secrets from your partner…

When It's Okay…

We think it's okay to keep secrets from your partner when it's a very, very, very little secret. What exactly is a “little secret?” Examples of a little secret may be withholding what you spent on a new outfit or not telling them that you watched their favorite TV show while they were at work. Little secrets are things that may upset your partner slightly, but not have a significant impact on your partner's life or the well-being of your relationship. So if it's something little, it's okay to keep it a secret.

When It Isn't Okay…

It's not okay to keep secrets from your partner when the secret is something big and important. This means anything that could significantly affect your partner or impact your relationship. This can include things like getting your hours cut at work, hanging out with your ex, or considering moving to a new place. You should put yourself in your partner's shoes to determine if it's something they need to know. Ask yourself, “Would I be comfortable if they kept something like this from me?” If the answer is no, you cannot keep it a secret.

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Questionable Fidelity: 3 Things That Should Be Considered Cheating

A common question when it comes to relationships is, “What counts as cheating?” While there are some things that are clearly considered cheating, there are other things that can be a little complicated. To help you sort things out, the following are three things that should be considered cheating:

1. Having An Online-Only “Relationship”

Many people seem to think having a secret, online-only relationship with a strange is not cheating. Some people meet a stranger on Facebook or other social media and proceed to exchange messages with them for months or years. If these messages are strictly friendly and your partner knows about them, it's okay. If these messages are romantic or sexual and you keep them a secret from your partner, this is considered cheating.

2. Sharing Or Receiving Provocative Photos

Sharing nude or suggestive photos with someone other than your partner should definitely be considered cheating. Also, receiving nude or suggestive photos from someone other than your partner should be considered cheating. There is no reason to exchange photos like this with someone you are not dating and if your partner catches you doing it, expect them to leave ASAP.

3. Secretly Texting With An Ex

It's one thing if your partner knows that you're friends with your ex and sometimes talk. It's another if your partner has no clue you're still friendly with your ex and you secretly talk to them. Now, you may argue that texting isn't really talking, but texting is actually the most common form of communication in our modern society. If you're texting your ex all the time and your partner has no idea and would not feel comfortable with it, this should be considered cheating.

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