There are various reasons why women would like to tie the knot. But how come men are so anxious to get married? The reasons why many choose to say “I do” is revealed. Most people believe that a majority of men are scared of commitment and only fully commit or get married due to the fact that their partners pushed them into the situation. Truth is – it really isn’t like what most people believe.
According to the latest Lovegeist report by Match.com – which is the biggest independent study of the United Kingdom’s outlook when it comes to relationships – 88% of men are wanting to tie the knot in the near future. That is a high percentage which actually beat the women. Only 85% of women said they wanted to tie the knot. So, what motivations are the biggest for men when they pop the question?
Their bloodline becomes stronger
While it is no longer necessary to be married to start a family, a good amount of men would rather start their own family in an environment that is stable as possible. In spite of the skyrocketing divorce rates, the traditional family setting with the married parents raising their children in a stable environment is more fitting. Just like women, men also acknowledge and value this.
It is an investment
A good portion of men will agree that it is worth sacrificing some of their years being single in exchange for a longstanding investment in a single person who they can form and share a potential long lasting relationship.
Having someone to be there with them when they grow old
Actually, single men have a higher mortality rate (250% higher) than men that are married. It is not certain whether or not the lower mortality rate of married men is due to the good care that they receive from their families or simply their level of happiness generally, but the thought of not having to be alone when growing old is one factor that is persuasive enough to have men really considering marriage.
Being in the presence of someone who is supporting, caring, and dependable is a good feeling and a strong draw for marriage. A home that is stable gives a man a chance to use more of his energy on different areas of his life that he holds very dear to him like work. This plays a major role in him feeling validated as a human being.
The Lovegeist report states that less than 2% of men lean on marriage as a route to financial security which shows that women and men alike value emotional security more than financial security. A shared checking account does not compare in value to a sharable experience.
Having someone along your side through the ups and downs that life dishes out is a major factor for men choosing to get married. A study conducted by an Australian university which included Britain, Germany, and Australia revealed that men are much happier being married as opposed to being single. Those findings must have something to do with the fact that married men have someone to share their emotions and troublesome times with.
It’s time to put Grandma’s advice aside because the current dating scene isn’t what it used to be and a good portion of the classic dating advice is out of date now. Kate Taylor, which is a relationship expert at Match.com, brings you the latest dating advice.
Wait a few days before you call
Back in the day, boy and girl meet, boy obtains the girl’s seven digits, boy waits a few days before he calls the girl, boy ends up looking perplexing and enticing. However, those days are long gone. In this modernized time when everyone carries a smart phone with them that can email, call, text, instant message, social network, not to mention challenge a person to an online game at any time, waiting around a few days to contact a girl just makes a boy seem like he doesn’t have any calling credits or he is putting in too much effort to be “cool”.
Really, just call the very next day. Calling before 24 hours has passed is a good idea. If you do not want to appear as if you are really putting in too much effort then do not put it too much effort – just call and say something that isn’t complicated like, “I had a really great time meeting you and I would love to hang out with you again sometime soon. Sound good?”
Don’t beat yourself up over being humorous or smart – the more run-of-the-mill you are earlier on in the communication phase, the more assured and well-versed you will seem, because it will appear as if asking people out is something you do all the time. And that is sexy whether you believe it or not.
Wait until a few dates before you get intimate
Time has moved on and today, quite a few women feel as if they are being commonly unchaste if they hold off right until they exit the pub. Thus, the invention of the three-date rule with the purpose of bridging the gap – couples were told to sleep with each other on the third date, but not too soon. Great advice? Actually, no.
While there exists major benefits to holding off with sleeping with a partner that are indisputable – both of you get a real look at each other’s real personality and character prior to taking that next step; you do not risk the chance of becoming attached to each other chemically, since you are not producing the “bonding hormone”, also known as Oxytocin, that is released when intercourse is taking place; seeing each other without the sex makes things a bit more light and enjoyable – a few dates just doesn’t allow enough time to really get to know someone beyond what they like to drink with dinner.
If you feel you should hold off, it is better to hold off for a few months. If you don’t feel like waiting, you should still disregard the three-date rule as it takes all of the mystery and excitement out of things. It would be better to catch them off guard at a time they would least expect it.
Whether you choose to wait or not, it is the way in which you act afterwards that will indicate how the relationship continues. If your actions are the same afterwards, there is a good possibility that you both will remain together. However, if you end up being needy, moody, or too attached, things will likely come to a halt or end. It is natural for people to become emotionally invested afterwards, however, if you feel that this will be the ending result for you, then maybe you should wait.
Make your partner experience the green-eyed monster
If your partner is not giving you as much attention as you want, seems uninterested a lot, and doesn’t show you the appreciation you deserve, the best solution is to make them jealous, correct? Incorrect! Just take a breather and focus on your own life for a short while. Anything besides this will appear reckless and needy.
For instance, if you bring your partner to some casual outing and use most of that time having a conversation with someone else, your partner would be left feeling unattractive, offended, and put off by your actions. It will likely seem quite obvious and phony. Instead, invite your partner to a casual outing and chat with everybody else – be the center of attention, whisk around, and enjoy yourself. Take the focus off of your moody mate and dive right into the fun of the evening. You could also go to a party with your buddies without inviting them – waiting until they invite you to go out someplace and fit that in with all of the different enjoyable, intriguing activities you have made plans for.
People who are confident in themselves, well-rounded, and willing to go after their goals, ambitions, and interests are the types of people that attract others. If you feel as if your partner is losing the interest they had in you, lose the interest that you have for them for a while and use the time you have to do the stuff you really enjoy doing. Your partner will notice your lost interest in them and come around again or they will just go with the flow and fade away which might make you a little upset but you will still have a life full of success, excitement, and enjoyment to give you support.
Girls, keep your accomplishments to a minimum
Fortunately, this isn’t the truth these days. Forbes conducted a recent study in the US which implies that men these days are more likely to pursue a wife that has drive and ambition. A continuous study which examines the traits that single Americans desire in a spouse revealed near the beginning of this year that “Ambition and industriousness” has climbed into the top 10 which has never been done before. Although it is only at the #10 spot, we can be certain that it will climb higher as many other males realize the benefits of having a smart, successful wife by their side that can share financial responsibility that comes along with supporting a home and family.
So girls, you should want to shine on your date as opposed to being scared to do so. If you just got promoted at work, let him know about this promotion. If you have a long-term goal that you really want to achieve, reveal this to him. The partner that is just right for you will be one that will want to assist you with reaching for your own stars.
Men, impress a girl with money
Fellas, if flashing around cash is the only solution you could think of to impress the ladies, read on – both your partner and bank manager will give you plenty of thanks. For years it has been common knowledge that women are more attracted to men that have a lot of money to spend on them. However, according to the Lovegeist report which is the UK’s largest annual survey into singletons’ attitudes in regards to love, “thoughtful gestures” has been consistently found to have more importance than “extravagant gestures”.
Babes who are on a budget would rather their partner perform nice, meaningful actions (like getting rid of pesky insects, remembering to take care of the household chores she dislikes, making presents that have a special meaning, even simply listening to her when she says something) on a regular basis than buy those high priced presents that are only given on an occasion. This is just one means in which Beta males can come out on top over the Alphas in the world of romance. Women are on the lookout for partners who will be good providers and make them feel secure but also those who can be counted on when they really need them. Never forgetting her favorite flowers is just fine – it will deepen the love a lot more than a whole bunch of something that she dislikes.
Couples that are committed to each other shouldn’t keep things from each other, right? There isn’t any more of that hesitation that first dates bring about when it’s time to share information which could ruin the chances of a future date. When it comes to partners that have been together for a while, sharing too much information really doesn’t matter. Well, this isn’t entirely true. Being honest is very important in relationships however being thoughtful is just as important. Those in a relationship should be careful when it comes to communicating with their partner. Words can do damage and talk that is careless can send couples in different directions. Advocating dishonesty between couples is something we don’t do – and neither do we suggest being truthful about every little thing that crosses your mind. Below you will discover five truths that would be better off kept to yourself if you want the best for your relationship.
1. You think her friend is very attractive
That point is not what you think. What you need to consider is the fact that the feelings of your partner can be hurt dramatically if you compare her in a way that is unfavorable with the person she considers her close friend.
Although admitting something like that could cause tension amongst her and the friend in question, it would likely only be temporary while that little confession may cause permanent damage to the relationship you both share.
If you end up being attracted to one of your partner’s friends, keep that attraction to yourself if you want your relationship with your partner to last. Having a little crush on someone other than your partner is quite normal.
Just make sure your fantasies are only known to you. You may find yourself in a troublesome predicament if you end up uttering the wrong name during those highly passionate moments between you and your partner.
2. She should start wearing more cosmetics
Cosmetics or make-up can be considered as a mask which takes quite a bit of effort to yield the desired effects for a woman, so being told to wear even more would be the last thing she wants to hear.
It is great to be able to show interest in the appearance of your partner. For instance, you can help her out in selecting an outfit if she asks.
Women dislike when men complain about the situation with “getting ready”. After all, they are trying to look their best for you. However, it is best not to get too involved if it results in trying to make her into somebody that she isn’t.
A man is considered lucky when his wife or girlfriend is confident with her appearance, so don’t let yourself ruin things by planting those seeds of insecurity. You and Gok Wan are not the same person.
3. You thought about breaking up with her at one point in time
The trust that you two share creates this secure bubble which allows the relationship to thrive. If you want to pop that bubble, just admit that you thought about ending the relationship. She will always second guess whether or not you are really happy.
4. Any details pertaining to your sex life with partners before her
This isn’t the case. Doubts and insecurities can stem from the subject of sex, and if your partner hears anything about your sex life with partners before her, this can cause her to become insecure. Additionally, it isn’t very sexy. Sex is all about being intimate and private – it is a major communication that only you two share. You will find that once that contract is broken as result of mentioning an irrelevant person into the conversation, the intimacy is also broken.
In fact, you should try your best to keep conversations about exes to a minimum. This may not be something that can be done so simply if you are still involved in some non-romantic way with an ex but you have to remember to keep emotions out of the equation. Saying too many good or bad things in relation to your ex is not good news when it comes to the relationship you are currently in.
5. She never lets you finish your statements
A common complaint that men have about women is their excessive talking which leads to frequent interruptions, but the reality is that women converse a lot due to the fact that they are interested and engaged. She gets pleasure from being in your company.
There are some experts out there that claim that women are often more likely to interrupt each other when in a conversation than men but this isn’t due to them being bad listeners – it is a sign of being in an engaging conversation.
If you give her negative feedback for this, you are essentially criticizing her for trying to communicate with you. Gladly accept the fact that your wife or girlfriend likes to talk a lot and that you have yet to become one of those couples who can’t think of nothing to say to each other while enjoying a good meal.
When you spend time with a person, you get to know their likes and dislikes pretty well. If you share these likes and dislikes, a friendship begins. As your friendship grows, you share more things with each other. If this person is of the opposite sex, you may enjoy each other’s company on a plutonic level, or you may share desires and feeling with each other, and a sexual relationship may develop. This relationship is the beginning of falling in love.
If the relationship stays plutonic, you may cultivate a strong bond of friendship. One may share intimate conversations about personal feelings, such as boy or girl friends, family or business problems, good news or bad news. This personal closeness may be perceived by others as a relationship. Friendship is a relationship that must be worked at if one wants to keep it strong. The same is also true of keeping a relationship of a more loving and sexual nature. If you want to keep a relationship good, you must invest time and energy to keep it strong. Any close relationship also means an honest relationship. Not being honest with the other person is one way to lessen or lose a relationship.
There are several pros to falling in love with a friend. The awkward stages of getting to know each other have already been attained. Each person already knows if they are compatible other than in a sexual way. The beginning of a relationship is a strong emotional time, and being friends can help make this a very enjoyable time. After the sexual attraction, each person must decide whether they want to continue the relationship. For couples that begin without first being friends, this is the next stage of the relationship, determining whether or not each person is friendship compatible.
If there is compatibility between the two people, then the relationship may continue for a long time, as long as each person contributes to the growth of the friendship. This is the true relationship, the magic of two people sharing their lives together. From the opposite point of view, there are some cons to falling in love with a friend. The person you fall in love with is a very close friend, someone you developed a strong friendship with, and that you confide in. One may find the sexual relationship awkward, and this may lead to a broken friendship. Once two people enter into a sexual partnership, and the relationship does not last, the friendship tends to suffer.
Each person sees the other in a different way, and the closeness of friends may then feel awkward because of the intimacy. I have had the privilege of being involved in both situations. I fell in love with someone before we became friends, and I had an enjoyable relationship. Unfortunately, it did not last because we did not have a compatibility with each other. On the other hand, I developed a strong friendship with another person, and eventually fell in love. This is a lasting relationship to this day. Point of interest is that either situation could work for you. It just happened that a friendship turned into a loving relationship for me.
A girl can get whosoever she wants …goes an old line. What have you been thinking of lately? Are you a blonde or a classic brunette? Anyway, it’s great to know you might have been a guy’s fantasy or the best catch any man could desire right away. Do you have some self-confidence? Is your smile really charming? Can you deal with rejection?
These are all questions you must confront before you think of flirting with the guy next door. How best can a girl get her target in man? It is no longer the middle ages when it was a near taboo for a woman to ask a man out. It is a 21st century world today and things have changed rapidly. There are a lot of guys who are simply put–off by feminine advances but a greater number really enjoy been baited and flirted with a little bit. Flirting has to be learnt to be good at it. A girl can sashay to a man and use a pointed pick-up word that will flatten out the gulf between them. However, realize that you need the right body language to make contact with your target.