One of the leading causes of problems in a relationship is a lack of communication. Especially when it comes to feelings. So why do we find it so hard to share our emotions? And that with someone that we already share a bed, a house and even a life with? I hear so many men lament after the departure of a girlfriend, “I wish I could tell her how I feel” or “I wish I had been honest with her”. Likewise, I hear women complain that their partners shut down when the try to initiate a talk about intimate feelings. Even worse, they refuse to talk about it at all. It seems like being open with our deepest emotions is one of the last taboos when it comes to relationships, so what are the effects of this?
So you have been chatting online for several months, a spark is present, and you arrange to go on your first date. The date goes well; there is chemistry, mutual attraction and conversation that flows with ease. You may become complacent and automatically assume that a second date is inevitable, but you would be wrong. Just because the first date went well doesn’t mean you can stop all the hard work you have been doing and sit back and relax, if anything your job has just begun.
Russian women are notoriously strong, icy and confident in both their demeanor and the way in which the live their lives. But this doesn’t mean that they do not want to be treated like princesses and that you should not be chivalrous, romantic and gentlemanly at every given opportunity. Showing that you are completely enamored with her, as well as protective and gallant, will go a long way in securing your place in her heart. At Anastasia Date, we asked a selection of Russian beauties, which chivalrous acts make their hearts beat faster and will earn you some serious brownie points on a date.
The media, society and everything we have come to understand about relationships have conditioned us to believe that we are meant to be monogamous. That two people are supposed to be together, and forsaking anyone else, and remain as thus until death do you part. But is this the case? Or is the concept of monogamy nothing more than a social construct designed to force us to conform to the ideal of the nuclear family?
Thanks to the ever-increasing advance of science, we are seeing a global trend in women freezing their eggs. For example, 2014 saw a 25% increase on the previous year for single women undergoing the procedure. While still an expensive process, a growing number of twenty and thirty-something women are taking steps to preserve their eggs at a fertile age and allow them to ignore the tick of their body clocks while they look for the right moment or the perfect partner.